Cisco 4506 with Series Supervisor Engine II-Plus-10GE

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Jan 25th, 2010
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My client needs  2 X 10Gb connections and is considering to replace existing WS-X4013+ (SUP II+) with a new Supervisor Engine II-Plus-10GE

But according to datasheets the 4506 chassis has a limit of 6Gbps per slot. see link below

so my question is - that although the Supervisor Engine II-Plus-10GE is supported on the 4506 chassis, wouldn't it be limited to only 6Gbps ?

unless a 4506-E chassis is used (24Gbps per slot)



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Giuseppe Larosa Mon, 01/25/2010 - 12:22
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Hello Marvin,

your understanding is correct. We are exacty in that situation in some older campuses and server farms.

Also even if you have a C4506-E chassis until you don't use linecards of type "E" the limit of 6 Gbps is still there.


That is you can build a system good to be used at access layer in a campus but too limited in a modern server farms.

Hope to help



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