We have a few 6509's w/ WS-SUP720-3B sup engines, that will need to be replaced because of their EoX status.
We'd like to replace them w/ Sup 2T's, since they're the latest, supports 80G per slot, and pricepoint isn't that much higher than 720-10G's.
Also, by not buying the 720-10G's, we'll be able to prolong our investment, since Cisco keeps announcing EoX on products that are still viable.
Anyways, we also have 6708 linecards, that are apparently not supported by Sup 2T's.
So this means if we want Sup 2T's, we'll also need to replace all the 6708's that are still in great shape.(we know they only do 40G into switching fabric, but we'd like to keep our investment)
What I don't understand is, why is the lower end mode of 6704 supported by Sup 2T, but not 6708??
Is anyone in the same boat as us?
What's your plan if you have Sup 720-3B, AND 6708 linecards?
Could you share your strategy?
If anyone from Cisco is reading this post, could you please share the insight on the decision to not support 6708 on the Sup 2T?
Are you going to give customers 6908's for free, when they're stuck in this situation?