C3560 vs C3560-E regarding multicast

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Jul 1st, 2009
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Are there any significant differences between E and non-E switch products regarding multicast handling ? More specifically, i am interested in hardware-based dropping of non-RPF traffic for example ? Or does only the C6500 provide this ?

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Joseph W. Doherty Wed, 07/01/2009 - 03:25
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The 3750-E is documented as "Unlike the 3750, the 3750-E's TCAM/SRAM is incorporated into the Port ASIC". Further, "SRAM forwarding supports L2, Multicast . . .". I assume this would also be true for 3560 vs. 3560-E.

Leo Laohoo Wed, 07/01/2009 - 14:41
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Software feature comparison for Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E Series Switches.



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