We purchased a Sup6 for a classic chassis last year to operate as our core along with another 4506 running a sup5. After we deployed it, several months later we realized it wasn't Netflow capable so we ended up stuck with it. We're looking at buying two Sup5 10GE soon for the core since they can support 10g and also support Netflow. I was wondering if anyone had some input on running those two Sup5s as a core and 10g. I've read that the 10g isn't good on the 4506 classic or even E series for that matter. Ideally i'd like to have the link between the two cores 10g and eventually purchase a 10g 6 port line card Any advice would be great!
Jon, i know the classic chassis can only support 6Gbps per line slot, but can the Sup5 10GE support its on board X2 ports at a true 10G connection?
Leo, we currently have a Sup6 and are considering replacing it due to lack of features.
Ahh, i misread your last question. The 10Gbps ports on the supervisor 5 10GE are indeed wire speed ports so yes between the supervisors you can run a true 10Gbps connection.
I was thinking of running between line cards for some reason where the restriction is the 6Gbps per slot capacity.
Once again apologies for any confusion, i made a real mess of this thread