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DATA SHEETCISCO CATALYST 6500 AND 6500-E SERIES SWITCHPRODUCT OVERVIEW The Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 6500-E Series sets the new standard for IP Communications and application delivery in enterprise campus andservice provider networks by maximizing user productivity and enhancing operational control. As the premier intelligent, multilayer modular Ciscoswitch, the Catalyst 6500 Series delivers secure, converged, end-to-end services, from the wiring closet to the core network, the data center, and theWAN edge. The 6500-E series switches offer enhancements to scale beyond the 4000W power supply. Today’s 6500 series switch cannot scalebeyond 4000W of total system capacity except for 6513. The 6513 can support up to 6000W of power.Ideal for enterprises and service providers seeking to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO), the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series provides unprecedentedinvestment protection and delivers scalable performance and port density across several chassis configurations and LAN, WAN, and metropolitanarea network (MAN) interfaces. Available in 3-, 6-, 9-, and 13-slot chassis, Catalyst 6500 Series switches feature an unparalleled range of integratedservices modules, including multigigabit network security, content switching, telephony, and network analysis modules.Through a forward-thinking architecture that uses a common set of modules and OS software across all Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series chassis (Figure1), the Catalyst 6500 Series delivers a high level of operational consistency that optimizes IT infrastructure usage and enhances return on investment(ROI). From 48-port to 576-port 10/100/1000 or from 1152-port 10/100 Ethernet wiring closets to 400 million packets per second (mpps) networkcores supporting up to 192 1-Gbps or 32 10-Gbps trunks, the Catalyst 6500 Series provides an optimal platform that maximizes network uptime withstateful failover capability between redundant routing and forwarding engines.With numerous industry-leading features, the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series supports three generations of modules that continue to demonstrate the value of the Catalyst 6500 Series and the commitment of Cisco Systems to innovation. The new generation of Catalyst 6500 Series modules andCatalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 devices incorporate 11 new application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs)—extending Cisco’sleadership in networking while providing unparalleled investment protection.Figure 1. Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series ChassisAll contents are Copyright 1992–2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Important Notices and Privacy Statement.Page 1 of 24

FEATURES AND BENEFITSThe Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series provides market-leading services, performance, port densities, and availability with investment protection forenterprise and service provider markets, including: Maximum Network Uptime—With Cisco IOS Software Modularity and platform, power supply, supervisor engine, switch fabric, and integratednetwork services redundancy provides one- to three-second stateful failover and delivers application and services continuity in a convergednetwork, minimizing disruption of mission-critical data and services Comprehensive Network Security—Integrates proven, multi-gigabit Cisco security solutions, including intrusion detection, firewall, VPN, andSecure Sockets Layer (SSL) into existing networks Scalable Performance—Provides up to 400-mpps performance with distributed forwarding architecture Forward-Thinking Architecture with Investment Protection—Supports three generations of interchangeable, hot-swappable modules in thesame chassis, optimizing IT infrastructure usage, maximizing ROI, and reducing TCO Operational Consistency—Features 3-, 6-, 9-, and 13-slot chassis configurations sharing a common set of modules, Cisco IOS Software, CiscoCatalyst Operating System Software, and network management tools that can be deployed anywhere in the network Unparalleled Services Integration and Flexibility—Integrates advanced services such as security, wireless LAN services, and content withconverged networks; provides the widest range of interfaces and densities, from 10/100 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet to 10 Gigabit, and from DS-0to OC-48; and performs in any deployment from end to endOperational Consistency in End-to-End Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Deployments Features 3-, 6-, 9-, and 13-slot chassis configurations that share a common set of modules, software, and network management tools Deploys anywhere in the network—from the wiring closet to the core network, to the data center, to the WAN edge Shares WAN port adapters with Cisco 7xxx Series routers for reduced sparing and training costs Offers choice of Cisco IOS Software and Cisco Catalyst Operating System Software supported on all supervisor engines, providing smoothmigration from Cisco Catalyst 5000 Series and Cisco 7500 Series deploymentsMaximum Network Uptime and Network Resiliency Provides packet-loss protection and the fastest recovery from network disruption Features fast, one- to three-second stateful failover between redundant supervisor engines Offers optional, redundant, high-performance Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720, passive backplane, multimodule Cisco EtherChannel technology, IEEE 802.3ad link aggregation, IEEE 802.1s only, and Hot Standby Router Protocol/Virtual Router RedundancyProtocol (HSRP/VRRP) high-availability features The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series with Cisco IOS Software Modularity boosts operational efficiency and minimizes downtime through evolutionarysoftware infrastructure advancements. By enabling modular Cisco IOS subsystems to run in independent processes, this innovation:oMinimizes unplanned downtime through self-healing processesoSimplifies software changes through subsystem In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU)oEnables process-level, automated policy control by integrating Embedded Event Manager (EEM).Integrated High-Performance Network Security and ManagementIntegrated gigabit-per-second services modules, deployed where external devices would not be feasible, simplify network management and reduceTCO. These include: Gigabit Firewall—Provides access protection High-Performance Intrusion Detection System (IDS)—Provides intrusion detection protection Gigabit Network Analysis Module—Provides a more manageable infrastructure and full Remote Monitoring (RMON) support High-Performance SSL—Provides high-performance, secure e-commerce traffic termination 2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Important notices, privacy statements, and trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. can be found on cisco.com.Page 2 of 24

Gigabit VPN and Standards-Based IP Security (IPSec)—Support lower-cost Internet and intra-campus connectionsContent- and Application-Aware Layers 2 Through 7 Switching Services An integrated content switching module (CSM) brings high-performance, feature-rich server and firewall load balancing to the Cisco Catalyst6500 Series, helping to ensure a safer and more manageable infrastructure with unprecedented control Integrated multi-gigabit SSL acceleration, combined with a CSM, provides a high-performance e-commerce solution Integrated multi-gigabit firewall and CSMs provide a secure, high-performance, data center solution Software features such as Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR) enhance network management and control of bandwidth utilizationScalable Performance Delivers the industry’s highest LAN switch performance, 400 mpps, using the distributed Cisco Express Forwarding platform Supports a mix of Cisco Express Forwarding implementations and switch-fabric speeds for optimal wiring closet, core network, data center,and WAN edge deployments, as well as service provider networksRich Layer 3 Services Multiprotocol Layer 3 routing supports traditional network requirements and provides a smooth transition mechanism in the enterprise Provides hardware support for enterprise-class and service-provider-scale routing tables Provides IPv6 support in hardware (using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720) with an unparalleled high-performance suiteof services Provides hardware support for large enterprise-class and service-provider-scale routing tables Provides Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) support in hardware to enable VPN services within the enterprise and facilitate smoothintegration with new high-speed service provider core infrastructures and Metro Ethernet deploymentsEnhanced Data, Voice, and Video Services Provides integrated IP Communications throughout all Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series platforms Provides 10/100 and 10/100/1000 line cards, which are field-upgradable with inline power using a daughter card Supports prestandard Cisco Inline Power as well as standards-based IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) Provides dense T1/E1 and foreign exchange station (FXS) voice over IP (VoIP) gateway interfaces for public switched telephone network (PSTN)access and traditional phone, fax, and private branch exchange (PBX) connections Supports high-performance IP Multicast video and audio applications Provides the integrated management necessary to effectively deploy a scalable, enterprise-converged networkHighest Level of Interface Flexibility, Scalability, and Density Provides the port densities and interface choices that large, mission-critical wiring closets, core enterprise networks, and distribution networksrequire Supports up to 576 10/100/1000 gigabit-over-copper ports or 1152 10/100 Ethernet ports Features the industry’s first 96-port 10/100 RJ-45 module, with optional, field-upgradable support for 802.3af PoE Provides up to 192 Gigabit Ethernet ports Features the industry’s first 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Channelized OC-48 dense OC-3 packet over SONET (POS) Provides investment protection by using Cisco 7xxx Series port adapters on the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series FlexWAN Line Card, supportingT1/E1 through OC-48 WAN interfaces Chassis sizes range from 3-slot (Cisco Catalyst 6503 Switch) to 13-slot (Cisco Catalyst 6513 Switch) 2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Important notices, privacy statements, and trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. can be found on cisco.com.Page 3 of 24

High-Speed WAN Interfaces Provides high-speed WAN, ATM, and SONET interfaces that are compatible with other core-network routers Provides single-device management for WAN aggregation and for campus and metro connectivity Delivers maximum investment protection Highly flexible modular architecture supports multiple generations of modules that are fully interoperable with each other in the same chassis Upgradable supervisor engines can add Layer 3 routing or forwarding capabilities over time Cisco IOS Software and Cisco Catalyst Operating System Software are supported across all supervisor engines Field-upgradable inline power for 10/100 Mbps and 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet modules offers scalable IP telephony and wireless computing A steady stream of new services modules adds to the deployment options Includes Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series network security, content switching, and voice capabilities Future modules will increase performance, increase port density, and include additional servicesIdeal for Metro Ethernet WAN Services 802.1Q and 802.1Q tunneling (QinQ), providing point-to-point and multipoint Ethernet services Ethernet over MPLS in MPLS backbone networks for superior network scaling, providing VLAN translation capability Layer 2 and Layer 3 quality of service (QoS), facilitating tiered Ethernet service offerings through rate limiting and traffic shaping Superior high-availability features, including enhanced Spanning Tree Protocol, IEEE 802.1s, IEEE 802.1w, and Cisco EtherChannel IEEE802.3ad link aggregationTable 1 lists the primary features of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series.Table 1.Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series at a GlanceFeatureCisco Catalyst 6500 SeriesChassis Configurations 3-slot 6-slot 9-slot 9 vertical slots 13-slotBackplane Bandwidth 32-Gbps shared bus 256-Gbps switch fabric 720-Gbps switch fabricLayer 3 Forwarding Performance Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 1A Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC2): 15 mpps Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2 MSFC2: up to 210 mpps Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 MSFC2a: 15 mpps Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 720: up to 400 mpps Cisco Catalyst OSOperating System Cisco IOS Software Hybrid configurationRedundant Supervisor EnginesRedundant ComponentsYes, with stateful failover Power supplies (1 1) Switch fabric (1 1) Replaceable clock Replaceable fan tray 2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Important notices, privacy statements, and trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. can be found on cisco.com.Page 4 of 24

FeatureCisco Catalyst 6500 SeriesHigh-Availability Features Gateway Load Balancing Protocol Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) Multimodule EtherChannel technology Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) Per-VLAN Rapid Spanning Tree Rapid convergence Layer 3 protocols Content services gatewayAdvanced Services Modules CSM Firewall module IDS module IP Security (IPSec) VPN module Network analysis module Persistent storage device SSL module Wireless LAN services moduleTable 2.Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Port Density Information, WAN Modules and InterfacesMaximum System Port Densities(Including Supervisor Engine Ports)Catalyst6503Catalyst6503-ECatalyst6506 and6506-ECatalyst6509 and6509-ECatalyst 6509NEB and6509-NEB-ACatalyst651310 Gigabit Ethernet (XENPAK)2820323220Gigabit Ethernet (Small Form-FactorPluggable [SFP] optics)898242386384410Gigabit Ethernet (gigabit interfaceconverter [GBIC])34348213013019410/100/1000 Ethernet979724138538557710/100 Fast 576FlexWAN (DS-0 to OC-3)2 moduleswith 4 portadapters2 moduleswith 4 portadapters5 moduleswith 10 portadapters8 moduleswith 16 portadapter