Supervisor 6-E vs 6L-E

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May 28th, 2009
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Can anyone tell me the major differences between the Supervisor 6-E and 6L-E?

Our company will have a new building by the end of the year and we're considering using Cisco all over the building (seven floors). Our Cisco networking partner at first designed a solution with 4506-E switches for distribution with Supervisor II Plus and a 4507R-E switch with two Supervisors 6-E for the core. Now they redesigned the solution with Supervisor 6L-E for all switches, including the core.

I would like to understand what impact will this change have on the performance of the solution.

Also, can anyone tell me if the 4507R-E is comparable to the ProCurve 8212?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Pedro Meireles

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Edison Ortiz Thu, 05/28/2009 - 06:28
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6L-E new features:

Centralized 280-Gbps switching capacity with 225 mpps of throughput

• IPv6 support in hardware, providing wire-rate forwarding for IPv6 networks

• Dynamic hardware forwarding-table allocations for easy IPv4-to-IPv6 migration

• Advanced quality of service (QoS) support with eight queues per port, dynamic queue sizing, and hierarchical policing

• Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks (X2 optics)

The LAN Base image option can be useful for budgeting purposes if the switch is intented for the access layer.





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