The 6-slot Cisco Catalyst 6506-E Switch provides intermediate port densities, ideal for many wiring closet and core network deployments. Catalyst 6506-E supports Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series end-to-end operational consistency benefits.
Supports all Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series modules, including:
- Supervisor engines
- Fast Ethernet modules (with IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE))
- Gigabit Ethernet modules (with IEEE 802.3af PoE)
- 10 Gigabit Ethernet modules
- Flex WAN modules
- Shared Port Adaptors/SPA Interface Processors
- Multi-Gigabit services modules (content services ,firewall, intrusion detection, IP (Internet Protocol) Security (IPSec), VPN, network analysis, and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) acceleration)
The Cisco Catalyst 6506-E supports both Cisco Catalyst OS and Cisco IOS Software. Cisco Catalyst 6506-E supports up to an 8700W power supply, thus providing the ability to support a large number of IEEE 802.3af PoE devices.
The Cisco Catalyst 6506-E provides maximum uptime with redundancy and rapid (1 to 3 seconds) stateful failover across supervisor engines. It supports modular Cisco IOS Software to minimize unplanned downtime through self-healing processes and simplifies software changes through subsystem in-service software upgrades.
The Cisco Catalyst 6506-E Firewall Security System is a 6-slot model providing an easily deployed solution that integrates a Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 (with integrated policy and multilayer switch feature cards PFC3/MSFC3 for system control, routing services, and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports); a Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Firewall Services Module providing 5 Gbps of firewall services; and 4 additional open slots for further customization.
Cisco Catalyst IPSec VPN systems take advantage of the Cisco 7600/Catalyst 6500 IPSec VPN Services Module and provide up to 2 Gbps of Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) encryption. The systems provide a broad suite of services and a multitude of I/O interfaces.