Cisco's Venerable Catalyst 6500 Line Gets Virtual Refresh

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-11-09
 
 
 

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.

Cisco's Venerable Catalyst 6500 Line Gets Virtual Refresh

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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