Difference between WS-X6704-10GE or VS-S720-10G-3C 10G port

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Jun 16th, 2008

Hi All,

Can anyone help me in finding the difference between VS-S720-10G-3C and the WS-X6704-10GE linecard . He is asking from the perspective of the performance and features comparison.

I would appreciate any information that anyone would be able to provide. Thanks for the help in advance.

Awaiting your reply,


Sinu Alias

I have this problem too.
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n.nandrekar Tue, 06/17/2008 - 00:39

hi Sinu!

VS-S720-10G-3C is a supervisor engine for 7600 with 10GE uplinks whereas WS-X6704-10GE is a 10GE linecard.

The sup-720 is the intelegence and has the route processor and switch processor which takes the decisions and builds the control plane. Also it has the switching fabric integrated on it.

The linecard on the other hand is just a card with 10GE ports. It has no intelegence and depends on sup to make the forwarding decisions.

A supervisor engine is mandatory on the switch.





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