Re: Is there a longer lifespan for High end equipment?
Yes and no. Chassis architecture are often designed with room for growth, but even they hit limits. For example, the 4500 series was limited to 6 Gbps per slot until the newer E series. The 6500 series is limited to 20 or 40 Gbps per slot. If you know the architecture has capacity for growth, and if it's popular enough for the vendor to provider newer cards, yes its lifespan can be longer. However, even when this is true, you might end up replacing everything but the chassis itself. E.g. given a 6500 with a sup1 and 6148s, we can replace the sup1 with a sup720, replace the 6148s with 6748s, replace the fan tray (more heat from the newer components?), and replace the power supplies (more power needed).
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towards Catalyst 9500/9400/9300/3850/3650 switching platforms. We are
looking for early feedback from customers befor...
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