Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series is always popular in various organizations. The Catalyst 6500 switches have been quite popular with Cisco’s customers. They have been deployed by more than 47,000 organizations since they were introduced in 1999. Till now Cisco announced their several End-of-Life (EOL) plans for the 6500-series switches. More Cisco 6500 chassis, modules, supervisor engines and cards have been announced end of sale and end of life. Which one is counted in your list? So, take a look at the main Cisco 6500 models that have been announced end of sale.
Cisco Catalyst 6509 Switch
The 9-slot Cisco Catalyst 6509 offers scalable port densities, ideal for many wiring-closet, core and data-center deployments. When equipped with a single Catalyst 6500 Series supervisor engine, eight payload slots are available to support a wide range of interface or services modules. Redundant supervisor engine configurations using fast 13 second failover are also supported for maximum network uptime.
The Catalyst 6509 offers a range of power supply options, including redundant power supplies ranging from 1000W AC or DC to 4000W AC. The Catalyst 6509 also features field upgradable fan trays for easy service.
Cisco Catalyst 6509-NEB Switch
The 9-slot vertical chassis of the Cisco Catalyst 6509-NEBS has back-to-front airflow and is ideally suited for service provider environments or for those enterprise customer environments in which front-to-back airflow is preferred. Additionally, the Catalyst 6509-NEB is designed for Network Equipment Building Systems (NEBS) Level 3 compliance, as are all other Catalyst 6500 Series chassis. The Catalyst 6509-NEB also features field upgradable fan trays for easy service.
Cisco Catalyst 6506 Switch
Ideal for many wiring-closet and core-network deployments, the 6-slot Cisco Catalyst 6506 provides intermediate port densities and supports a range of power supply options, including redundant power supplies ranging from 1000W AC or DC to 2500W AC or DC. When equipped with a single Catalyst 6500 Series supervisor engine, five payload slots are available to support a wide range of interface or services modules. Redundant supervisor engine configurations using fast 13 second failover are also supported for maximum network uptime. The Catalyst 6506 also features field upgradable fan trays for easy service.
Cisco Catalyst 6503 Switch
The 3-slot Cisco Catalyst 6503 chassis offers a compact 4-rack-unit height that is ideally suited for multi-Gbps secure data centers, remote access, e-commerce, and converged network solutions. The Catalyst 6503 chassis is also well-suited for small wiring closets supporting up to ninety-six 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, is compatible with all Catalyst 6500 supervisor engines, and can be configured with redundant power supplies.
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Borderless Services Node
The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Borderless Services Node integrates the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series/7600 Series Wireless Services Module (WiSM) and the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Firewall Services Module with the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Virtual Switching Supervisor Engine 720. It is highly secure and mobile, enables system virtualization, and provides increased throughput with scalable performance.
Key features of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Borderless Services Node are:
- Dual Firewall Services Module for increased security and application performance
- Wireless Services Module to enable mobility through up to 300 access points and 10,000 clients
- Supervisor 720 with 10 Gb Ethernet uplinks and IPv6, which combines high-density uplinks, system virtualization, and increased throughput with scalable performance and a broad IP feature set
- Cisco Catalyst 6509-E Chassis with high port density and side-to-side airflow
- The node has a 16-port 10G module option or 24-port Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) module
- Workflow automation through CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution 3.2 and earlier templates
- Cisco EnergyWise to reduce energy consumption and operating costs throughout the corporate infrastructure
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