Cisco Catalyst 6506-E 6-Slot Ethernet Switch
Industry-leading Performance and Advanced Feature Integration
The 6506-E Ethernet Switch is part of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series that deliver up to 2 terabits per second of system bandwidth capacity and 80 Gbps of per-slot bandwidth. In a system configured for VSS, this translates to a system capacity of 4 Tbps. The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Enhanced Series Chassis will be capable of delivering up to 180 Gbps of per-slot bandwidth with a system capacity of up to 4 terabits per second. A system configured for VSS will be capable of delivering up to 8 Tbps of system bandwidth.
Advanced Switching for Converged Networks
The 9-slot Cisco Catalyst 6506-E Switch provides intermediate port densities, ideal for many wiring closet and core network deployments. Catalyst 6506-E supports Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series end-to-end operational consistency benefits:
- 6 slots, 11 RU
- 10/100/1000, 1G, 10G, 40G ports
- Forwarding capacity up to 330 Mpps
Supports all Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series modules, including:
- Supervisor engines
- Fast Ethernet modules (with IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet [PoE])
- Gigabit Ethernet modules (with IEEE 802.3af PoE)
- 10 Gigabit Ethernet modules
- Flex WAN modules
- Shared Port Adapters/SPA Interface Processors
- Multi-Gigabit services modules (wireless, network analysis, and security)
The Cisco Catalyst 6509-E supports both Cisco Catalyst OS and Cisco IOS Software. It also supports up to a 6000W power supply, thus providing the ability to support large numbers of IEEE 802.3af PoE devices.
The Cisco Catalyst 6509-E provides maximum uptime with redundancy and rapid (1 to 3 seconds) stateful failover across supervisor engines. It supports modular Cisco IOS Software to minimize unplanned downtime through self-healing processes and simplifies software changes through subsystem in-service software upgrades.
Cisco Catalyst 6500-E Switches
The Catalyst 6500-E is a modular chassis network switch capable of delivering speeds of up to 2 terabits per second of system bandwidth capacity and 80 Gbps of per-slot bandwidth. The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Enhanced Series Chassis will be capable of delivering up to 180 Gbps of per-slot bandwidth with a system capacity of up to 4 terabits per second. A system configured for VSS will be capable of delivering up to 8 Tbps of system bandwidth. A 6500-E comprises a chassis, power supplies, one or two supervisors, line cards and service modules.
|Max 10/100/1000 ports1||241||385||529|
|Max 1 GE ports2||243||387||534|
|Max 40 GE ports||20||32||44|
|330 Mpps||510 Mpps||720 Mpps|
|Weight (chassis)||50 lbs||60 lbs||79.1 lbs|
1 Assumes use of supervisor uplinks in single supervisor configuration.
2 Assumes use of supervisor uplinks in single supervisor configuration.Please refer to Data Sheet for complete specifications.