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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series: Mid Size Business
At-A-Glance
Why Is the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series the Right Platform
for the Mid Size Business?
The Cisco® Catalyst® 6500 Series switching platform offers a secure,
scalable, and manageable platform for Mid Size businesses to raise
their business resiliency and reduce operational costs for greater
profitability.
• The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series offers the right size solution
at the right price. With a range of port densities, performance,
and deployment options, the platform can be tailored for a head
office or a branch site.
• The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series is optimized to support converged
services—security, voice, and wireless. The platform offers integrated
hardware capability for delivering predictable performance.
• The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series provides operational ease of use
through common sparing, configuration consistency, management
applications, and tools that simplify network deployment,
management, and troubleshooting.
• The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series platform integrates highperformance services modules like firewall, content switching,
wireless LAN, network analysis module, intrusion detection,
anomaly detection, and VPN.
• With its modular architecture, the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series
is able to support new and innovative technologies, providing
a longer deployment lifecycle than other products. The platform
offers significant value by reducing capital expenditures (CapEx)
and lowering operating expense through common sparing and
OS familiarity.
$$ Cost for Each Upgrade
Figure 1. Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Lowers CapEx as New Features Are
Introduced
Platform
Upgrade
Costs
CAPEX
Savings
with 6500
Cat 6500
Typical LAN Switch
L2
L3
GE
802.3AF
10GE
Features Deployed Over Time
Converged Services
The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series platform provides enhanced services
for deploying converged data, voice, and video applications.
• For IP telephony, an elegant, fully integrated VoIP platform
provides maximum PoE ports per chassis to support devices
like IP phones, access points, and security cameras.
• Wireless LAN service module provides Layer 3 wireless roaming
capability for networks like medical grade networks.
Security And System Protection
The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series helps protect, mitigate, and recover
from network intrusions or attacks, providing business continuity
and resiliency.
Figure 2. Mid Size Business Customer Requirements
Converged
Services
Security
Ease
of Operation
High
Availability
Mid Size Business
Customer
Requirements
High Availability
Availability and resiliency are crucial requirements for IP telephony
deployments and other business applications that are mission critical.
• Redundant power supplies use independent circuits to lower the
risk of outages due to circuit failure, helping ensure that PoE devices
like IP phones always remain up.
• Cisco IOS® Software Modularity enables subsystem In Service
Software Upgrades (ISSUs) that allow users to upgrade software
without shutting down the system even with a single supervisor
engine.
• All chassis can run redundant supervisor engines with subsecond
failover to help ensure application continuity.
• Integrated online diagnostics monitor the system’s vital signs when
the system is running in addition to power-up diagnostics.
Ease Of Operation
The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series provides applications and tools
to deploy, manage, and maintain complex networks. They make
it easy to deploy important features like QoS, high availability,
and security features to support converging applications.
• Smart ports, AutoQoS, and AutoSecure are tools that automate
the process of configuring multiple ports with Cisco recommended
configurations for deploying advanced services, to ease
configuration processes and help eliminate inconsistencies.
• Cisco Network Assistant is a Web-based tool that helps in
configuration, management, and troubleshooting of Cisco
network devices including the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series.
• Cisco View Device Manager is a Web-based management tool
for configuring and visualizing Layer 4 through 7 services.
• Time Domain Reflectometer support on 10/100 and 10/100/1000
Ethernet interfaces helps with cable fault detection and isolation.
• ERSPAN enables traffic capture at an access layer switch to be
transported across Layer 3 boundaries for centralized network
analysis and troubleshooting.
• Automated system configuration check verifies configurations
against a template of best practices to help minimize configuration
errors.
Control Network Access
The Catalyst 6500 offers Identity based networking services that
allow network managers to identify users, based on 802.1x, and
allow them network access, disable their access, or put them in a
guest virtual LAN (VLAN). In addition to the standard 802.1x
feature set, like port authentication, vlan assignment, voice vlanid
support, etc, the Catalyst 6500 switch supports unique enhancements
like:
• 802.1x with ACL/QoS—As users move from port to port, ACL,
QoS, and other port-based settings move with them.
• 802.1x with High Availability—Should a Supervisor fail, the
redundant supervisor takes over & the connected 802.1x clients
remained connected without having to re-authenticate.
• Network Admission Control—The Catalyst 6500 Series enforces
access privileges of a device based on its level of antivirus software
and OS patch level.
User Security
Mitigate man-in-the-middle attacks with Cisco Integrated Security
Toolkit features like:
• DHCP Snooping—Protects against rogue DHCP servers.
• Dynamic ARP Inspection—Prevents malicious flooding of
the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) table.
• IP Source Guard—Prevents hackers from using spoofed IP
addresses.
Network Security
In many security attacks, the switch itself is a target. Cisco Catalyst
6500 Series features help prevent attacks and maintain availability:
• Hardware-based control-plane rate limiters and policers intercept
malicious traffic directed to the CPU to counter denial-of-service
attacks.
• Integrated NetFlow support in hardware on the Catalyst 6500
Series provides enhanced packet-capturing capability to detect
anomalous traffic behavior. NetFlow is useful in traffic monitoring,
network capacity planning, and applications like granular
accounting for user-based billing.
• Extensive ACL capabilities in hardware help in maintaining
security capabilities of the switch at all times without affecting
system performance.
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series: Mid Size Business
The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series is an ideal platform to be deployed
in the head office and branch site as a core, distribution, data center,
Internet edge, or wiring closet switch. The flexibility and scalability
of the platform can support converged applications that are mission
critical to Mid Size businesses.
Chassis
Part Number
Description
WS-C6504-E
4-slot E-Series chassis (2700W power supply)
WS-C6506-E
WS-C6509-E
Catalyst Supervisor
Engines
Minimum Software
Catalyst OS
Hybrid
Cisco IOS Software
8.4(2)
12.2(17d) SXB7
12.2(18) SXE1
12.2(14) SX2
12.2(14) SX
12.2(14) SX2
12.2(14) SX
8.4(1)
12.2(17d) SXB7
12.2(18) SXF
8.4(4)
12.2(17d) SXB7
12.2(18) SXF
High-performance core, distribution, or data center
8.3(7)
12.2(17d) SXB1
12.2(17d) SXB1
Wiring closet, branch, Internet edge, small collapsed core/
distribution, and server connectivity
Wiring closet, branch, Internet edge, small collapsed core/
distribution, and server connectivity
• 5.4(2)
9-slot E-Series chassis (3000W power supply for data only
High-performance core, distribution, data center, collapsed
• 5.4(2)
and 6000W for PoE)
core/distribution, and server connectivity
• 8.4(1) for 6000 W power supply
Supervisor Engine 32 with eight GE SFP uplinks
WS-SUP32-10GE-3B
Supervisor Engine 32 with two 10 GE Xenpak
Supervisor Engine 720: two GE SFP uplinks, integrated
720-Gbps switch fabric
Wiring closet, branch or collapsed core/distribution,
and server connectivity
Wiring closet or collapsed core/distribution,
and server connectivity
• 8.4(1) for 6000 W power supply
WS-X6408A-GBIC
8-port GE GBIC line card
Low-density GE fiber connectivity
5.3(1a) CSX
12.2(14) SX2
12.2(14) SX
WS-X6724-SFP
24-port GE SFP line card (requires Supervisor Engine 720)
High-performance and medium-density GE fiber connectivity
8.1(2)
12.2(14) SX2
12.2(17a) SX
WS-X6748-SFP
48-port GE SFP line card (requires Supervisor Engine 720)
High-performance and high-density GE fiber connectivity
8.3(2)
12.2(14) SX2
12.2(17d) SXB
Wiring closet requiring PoE
8.4(1)
12.2(17d) SXB7
12.2(18) SXF*
Wiring closet, low-density server aggregation
8.4(1)
12.2(17d) SXB7
12.2(18) SXF*
High-performance data center access and server connectivity
8.1(2)
12.2(14) SX2
12.2(17a) SX
WS-X6148A-GE-45AF
10/100/1000
Ethernet
Deployment
and 6000W for PoE)
6-slot E-Series chassis (3000W power supply for data only
WS-SUP32-GE-3B
WS-SUP720-3B
Gigabit Ethernet (GE)
This table lists recommended hardware and minimum software for
different deployment options. For a comprehensive list of all Cisco
Catalyst 6500 Series products, visit
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/index.html.
WS-X6148A-GE-TX
WS-X6748-GE-TX
48-port 10/100/1000 RJ-45 with PoE 802.3af, TDR, and
Jumbo Frame support
48-port 10/100/1000 RJ-45 with TDR and Jumbo Frame
support (upgradable to PoE)
48-port 10/100/1000 RJ-45 high performance GE-TX
(requires Cisco Supervisor Engine 720)
WS-X6148A-45AF
48-port 10/100 RJ-45 with PoE 802.3af and TDR support
Wiring closet requiring PoE
8.4(1)
12.2(17d) SXB7
12.2(18) SXF*
WS-X6196-21AF
96-port 10/100 RJ-21 with PoE 802.3af
High-density wiring closet requiring PoE
8.4(1)
12.2(17d) SXB7
12.2(18) SXF*
WS-X6704-10GE
4-port high-performance 10 GE line card
High-performance and high-density 10 GE connectivity
8.1(2)
12.2(17a) SX1
12.2(17a) SX
Data center
—
—
Branch, Internet edge, data center, distribution
7.5(1)
12.2(17d) SXB7
12.2(18) SXE1
Wiring closet, branch, Internet edge, small collapsed core/
distribution, and server connectivity
8.4(4)
12.2(17d) SXB7
12.2(18) SXF
10/100 Ethernet
10 Gigabit Ethernet
WS-X6066-SLB-S-K9
Service Modules
WS-SVC-FWM-1-K9
Bundles
WS-C6504E-S32-GE
High-performance server load balancing module with
integrated SSL functionality
High-performance firewall module with integrated
virtualization functionality
Includes Supervisor Engine 32 with eight GE SFP uplinks
and 4-slot chassis at a US$5000 discount
12.2(18) SXE
with CSMS 1.1.3
Note:
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The recommended software is the version that has gone general deployment (GD) status.
Please choose the highest version of the software train when you configurate a system that includes a mix of chassis, supervisor engines, line cards, and service modules.
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(18) SXF* is planned to be available in a rebuild image after its First Customer Shipment.
This table is intended to be an educational resource and a starting point in planning your network solution; it is not a final recommendation from Cisco.
To determine the deployment most appropriate for your company, work with a Cisco representative, Cisco channel partner, or a solutions provider.
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