What is a WS-X45-SUP6L-E?

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Apr 23rd, 2009
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I am trying to configure a 4507 and was using a SupV. I tried putting a 24 port fiber card and it complained and said you could replace with a WS-X45-SUP6L-E which is about 5k cheaper. I cannot find any info on this supervisor at all. Does is have the same features and backplane as the WS-X45-SUP6-E whats the difference?


Catalyst 4500 E-Series Sup 6-E Lite, 2x10GE(X2) w/ Twin Gig

(4500R-E SLOT 3 OPT:4507R-E SLOT 3 OPT:WS-X45-SUP6L-E)


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Sushil Kumar Katre Thu, 04/23/2009 - 19:49
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Hi Michael,

Cisco has released this new sup on 4500s & its called SUP6-e Lite as evident fromt the description you have given.

It comes with dual 10GE uplinks with support for Twingig converter to get 4 1GE ports.

Switching Capacity - 280Gbps on 4507R-E chassis

260Gbps on 4506-E chassis

116Gbps on 4503-E chassis

Throughput - 225Mpps for IPv4 & 110Mpps for IPv6

512 MB DRAM upgradable to 1GB

Support ONLY Static Routing, RIP, RIPv2 and EIGRP Stub with no option to upgrade the IOS and get advanced routing protocol supported (OSPF, BGP, EIGRP).


-> Sushil


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