Get Started with the Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Switch

The new Catalyst 6840-X (released in early 2015) is the smallest device in the 6000 family, yes, it’s the smallest campus switch in the Catalyst 6000 family.

The Cisco Catalyst 6840-X comes in four configurations: 16x10G, 32x10G, 24x10G with two 40G uplinks, and 40x10G with two 40G uplinks.

All switches are Layer 2/3 IPv4/v6 devices with MPLS, VPLS, 256K IPv4 routes, 512K NetFlow flows, large buffers, TrustSec Security Group Tags, MACSec, LISP and support for Catalyst 6800 Instant Access switch clients.

The 40 ports of 10G SFP and SFP+ can be grouped into 10 ports of 40G QSFP for a total of 12 ports of 40G QSFP, Cisco says. Conversely, the two 40G QSFP uplinks can each be broken out into 4x10G SFP/SFP+.

The 6840-X ports can also support GLC-T transceivers for 10/100/1000Mbps over copper.

What does the Cisco 6840-X look like? Let’s get started with the Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Switch, the smallest one in the 6000 family.

Introducing Catalyst 6840-X

Introducing Catalyst 6840-X

All Catalyst 6K Features with no Compromise in a Smaller Form Factor

 

Catalyst 6840-X-Environmental Overview

Catalyst 6840-X-Environmental Overview

 

Catalyst 6840-X SKUs & Suggested NTE

6840-X SKUs & Suggested NTE

 

Catalyst 6840-X-Fan Redundancy

Catalyst 6840-X-Fan Redundancy

Fan-Tray Highlights:

  • Has 4 variable-speed High-Efficiency Fans (200 CFM)
  • Supports 4 speeds between 3000 & 4500 RPM per Fan
  • Capable of cooling of ALL 4 C6804-X chassis models
  • Can still operate with up to 2 individual Fan failures
  • Supports Fan-Tray “OIR” for minimum of 120 seconds

 

Catalyst 6840-X–Air Flow

Catalyst 6840-X-Air Flow

 

Catalyst 6840-X–PSU Redundancy & Inputs

Catalyst 6840-X-PSU Redundancy & Inputs-01

 

Catalyst 6840-X-PSU Redundancy & Inputs-02

Power Supply Highlights:

  • Two AC or DC models @ 110V: 750W or 1100W
  • Up to 92% Power Efficiency @ 100% of load
  • Power Hold-Up Time is ~20 msec @ 100% load
  • “Front to Back” Variable-Speed Cooling Fans
  • Supports Combined or Redundant (1:1) mode

 

Power Supply Redundancy–Catalyst 6840-X

Catalyst 6840-X-Power Supply Redundancy

The Catalyst 6840-X Utilizes Two Power Supplies in Either Redundant or Combined Mode

* 750W power supply is not supported on the C6840-X-LE-40G. The 1100W power supply is only supported on the C6840-X-LE-40G.
** AC Power Supply is 1Kg/2.2lbs and DC Power Supply is 1.05Kg/2.31lbs

 

Catalyst 6840-X: Fixed Chassis Design

Catalyst 6840-X-Fixed Chassis Design

Fixed Chassis Design of Catalyst 6840-X

3 Main Components:

•RP Complex

•Baseboard

•Switch Fabric

 

Pluggable Optics for Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Base System

Pluggable Optics for Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Base System

 

Catalyst 6840-X—Software Packaging

Item C6840-X
PID: C6816-X-LE
C6840-X
PID: C6832-X-LE
C6840-X
PID: C6824-X-LE-40G
C6840-X
PID: C6840-X-LE-40G
Software License
(Feature Set)
●  IP Services

●  Advanced Enterprise Services

●  IP Services

●  Advanced Enterprise Services

●  IP Services

●  Advanced Enterprise Services

●  IP Services

●  Advanced Enterprise Services

Software Compatibility 15.2(2)SY and later releases* 15.2(2)SY and later releases* 15.2(2)SY and later releases* 15.2(2)SY and later releases*

 

More about the Ordering Information of Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Series Chassis

The following Table lists the ordering information for the Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Series chassis.

Product Description Part Number
Cisco Catalyst 6816-X-Chassis (Standard Tables) C6816-X-LE
Cisco Catalyst 6832-X-Chassis (Standard Tables) C6832-X-LE
Cisco Catalyst 6824-X-Chassis and 2 x 40G (Standard Tables) C6824-X-LE-40G
Cisco Catalyst 6840-X-Chassis and 2 x 40G (Standard Tables) C6840-X-LE-40G
Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Power Supply AC-750W C6840-X-750W-AC=
Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Power Supply DC-750W C6840-X-750W-DC=
Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Power Supply AC-1100W C6840-X-1100W-AC=
Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Power Supply DC-1100W C6840-X-1100W-DC=

 

More data sheet of Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Series Fixed Backbone Switch you can visit:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-6840-x-switch/datasheet-c78-734470.html

 

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