Cisco's Venerable Catalyst 6500 Line Gets Virtual Refresh

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Cisco's Venerable Catalyst 6500 Line Gets Virtual Refresh

The Virtual Switching Supervisor 720-10G is a key component of the Catalyst 6500 Virtual Switching System 1440. The Virtual Switching Supervisor is compatible with Catalyst 6500 chassis already deployed in the network.

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Cisco's Venerable Catalyst 6500 Line Gets Virtual Refresh - Two Cat 6500s Are Now One

The VSL (Virtual Switch Link) creates a bond between two physical chassis. The VSL carries control information and handles frame encapsulation across the link.

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Cisco's Venerable Catalyst 6500 Line Gets Virtual Refresh - Active/Standby

As part of the Virtual Switching System 1440 architecture, one physical Catalyst 6500 is designated as the active virtual switch and another is the standby virtual switch. All control-plane functions are centrally managed by the active chassis.

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Cisco's Venerable Catalyst 6500 Line Gets Virtual Refresh - 10 Gigabit Ethernet Required

The Virtual Switching System 1440 architecture requires a VSL-capable interface, which is found on the Supervisor 720-10G uplink ports and the Cisco 8 Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switching Module. The current release of Virtual Switching System 1440 support

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