Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cisco Catalyst 6500 vs. 6500-E

Enhanced Chassis for Catalyst 6500 Series


The new 3-slot chassis (part number 6503-E) offers enhancements to support the Cisco Catalyst 67xx series line cards. The new 6- and 9-slot chassis (part numbers 6506-E and 6509-E) offer enhancements that increase the overall system power capacity for industry-leading power over Ethernet (PoE) port-density scalability.
Continuing with the Cisco Catalyst 6500 tradition of unmatched investment protection, all existing supervisors, line cards, switch fabrics, and even software releases are supported in the new E-series chassis.

SPECIFICATIONS OF NEW CHASSIS
• The new chassis are similar to existing 3-, 6-, and 9- chassis, with full support for all existing supervisors, line cards, switch fabrics, and even software releases.
• The new chassis are backward-compatible with all existing software versions (details in the software requirements table). Future software releases will be available to enable new features, such as new power supplies.
• The 3-slot chassis supports CEF720 line cards such as the WS-6704-10GE, WS-6724-SFP, and WS-6748-SFP.
• The 6- and 9-slot chassis are designed to scale beyond 4000W power supply configurations. In the future they will support 6000W power supplies. (* Currently they support 6000W and 8700W power supplies).
• The minimum power supply required is 2500W or higher (AC or DC) for the 6- and 9-slot chassis.


Table 1. Chassis Specifications

Name

Cisco Catalyst 6503 Chassis

Cisco Catalyst 6503-E Chassis

Cisco Catalyst 6506 Chassis

Cisco Catalyst 6506-E Chassis

Cisco Catalyst 6509 Chassis

Cisco Catalyst 6509-E Chassis

Dimensions (H x W x D)

7.0 x 17.5 x 21.7 in.

(17.9 x 44.5 x 55.1 cm)

7.0 x 17.5 x 21.7 in.

(17.9 x 44.5 x 55.1 cm)

20.1 x 17.2 x 18.2 in.

(51 x 43.7 x 46.2 cm)

19.2 x 17.5 x 18.2 in.

(48.8 x 44.5 x 46.2 cm)

25.3 x 17.2 x 18.2 in.

(64.3 x 43.7 x 46.2 cm)

24.5 x 17.5 x 18.2 in.

(62.2 x 44.5 x 46.2 cm)

Weight (fully loaded)

75 lb (34 kg)

80 lb (36.4 kg)

153 lb (69.6 kg)

159 lb (72.3 kg)

184 lb (83.7 kg)

190 lb (86.4 kg)

Fan Trays

FAN-MOD-3

FAN-MOD-3HS

WS-C6503-E-FAN

WS-C6K-6SLOT-FAN

WS-C6K-6SLOT-FAN2

WS-C6506-E-FAN

WS-C6K-9SLOT-FAN

WS-C6K-9SLOT-FAN2

WS-C6509-E-FAN
The enhancement to the chassis helps enable increased power capacity and thereby scales the powered device density.
Table 2 compares the maximum number of PoE devices scaled between existing chassis and enhanced chassis (assumes one Cisco Supervisor Engine with PFC2, best-case module, and redundant power supply).
Table 2. Comparison of PoE Devices on Existing Chassis and Enhanced Chassis

Power Supply

Cisco Catalyst 6506

Cisco Catalyst 6506-E

Cisco Catalyst 6509

Cisco Catalyst 6509-E

4000W power supply

184

184

184

184

6000W power supply*

184

282**

184

279

9000W power supply*

184

310**

184

434**
* Product roadmap

For more information about the enhanced chassis for Catalyst 6500 Series Switch, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps708/prod_bulletin0900aecd8017a5e7.html

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