Comparison of 4510 and 6506

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Apr 12th, 2007


Can anybody tell me what are the basic differences b/w 4510 and 6506 except from the financial aspect.

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Amit Singh Thu, 04/12/2007 - 05:32


Let me try explaining some of the Key differences:

1. Slot Capacity: 4510R is a 10 Slot chassis while 6506 is a 6 slot chassis.

2. Power Supply: 4510R and 6506 both supports power supply redundancy while 6500 has a wide variety of PS like 4000W,6000W,9000W.4510R has max4200W PS.

3. Backplane:4510R supports at max 136 GBPS backplane capacity with Sup-5-10GE while 6507 supports 720Gbps switch fabric.

4. 10GE Scalability: 4510 has limited 10GE only 4 ports at MAX with only 2 active at one time. 6506 offers a wide 10GE ethernet scalability.

5. Service Module: 4510 doesnot support services module while 6506 supports a wide variety for service modules like Firewall, IDS/IPS, ACE,CSM, WAN module etc...

6.Architecture: 4510 supports centralized architecture while 6506 supports distributed architecture.

There are a lots of more differnces. Please find the datasheets below for more undersatnding.

HTH,Please rate if it does.

-amit singh

Newport_s Tue, 04/17/2007 - 13:41

The 4510's IOS won't support some IP routing functions the 6506 running IOS will. For example, you can't NAT on a 4500 series based router.

kofflerg Wed, 04/18/2007 - 11:11

And the 45xx only has 6Gbps connection between backplane and line card, where 65xx varies from 8Gbps-40Gbps, depending on card and fabric.


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