- Bronze, 100 points or more
Hi there. I'm trying to figure what some numbers mean and I'm hoping someone can help. We have a 4507R w/ Supervisor V. The specs on that engine say it will do 96Gbps / 72Mpps. How do you relate the Supervisor throughput with the line cards you want to add. For example, I read that each standard 4500 series line-card supports 6Gbps per slot. (http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps2710/ps5494/product_data_sheet0900aecd802109ea.html). So I'm interpreting that to mean that if you put 6 WS-X4306-GB's in a chassis, you would only be using 36Gbps of the available throughput. Is that correct?
Also, how does the 6500 compare? I'm interested in setting up a high-throughput datacenter LAN and I don't want any oversubscription (or very little). As far as I can tell, the 6500 is the way to go, especially with all the flexibility in service modules and line cards, but I need some pretty convincing evidence to sell the idea to management.
Thanks for your help.