4500 line card max throughput?

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Aug 29th, 2007
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We are looking into upgrading our 4006/Sup3 core switches with 4506/Sup4 but are concerned with its switching fabric limitations as opposed to HP's comparable offerings (5406zl or the new 8200).

A Cisco CCIE told me that there is a 6GB limit per line card.

We are running a collapsed dual core with six 3550s and five 3524s on the edge.

We are concerned with this because this could be a potential bottleneck for us for the next 5 or 6 years.

Can someone shed more light or provide some good documents on this?


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DANIEL WANG Fri, 08/31/2007 - 05:56
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Thanks. But the doc doesn't say anything about the 6GB bottleneck to the switching fabric.

You confirmed what the Cisco employee said.

Never mind the "non-blocking" and "wire speed" beautification in the presentations abd ads. The only non-blocking ports are those in the Sup engines and certain ports in certain line cards.

I don't think I want to have our next 5-7 years depend on a platform like that.


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