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Sup2, PFC2 and MSFC2 Access/Distribution aggregation

This thread is related to access/distribution layer VLAN aggregation on

a single switch. I'm looking into purchasing 6500s switch. I'm

implementing this for a company with about some corporate clients. I'm

planning on using the inter-vlan routing, access-lists, 100s of static

routes, 1000s of sessions, bridged IP traffic, IP based syn sessions

limit , mirror/span port and ids/ips (if possible), separate VLANs for

different clients and all clients are allowed to communicate with each

other- so, routing between them and more to prevent layer 2 floods.

I hope to hear from anyone out there who have had experience with the

equipment listed below as I'm gonna purchase this one.

Supervisor Engine 2,Policy Feature Card 2 (PFC2),Multilayer Switch

Feature Card 2 (MSFC2) and SFM2 (optional)

What do you guys suggest?


Masood Ahmad Shah

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: Sup2, PFC2 and MSFC2 Access/Distribution aggregation


This would suit your purposes although the latest supervisors for the 6500 chassis are the supervisor 720 and the Supervisor 32.

Bear in miind that if you are looking to buy the SFM2 then you need to add that to the cost of the sup2. A sup720 comes with an inbuilt SFM so you do not need a separate module so it might be worth looking at the costs again. You also save a slot in your chassis by implementing the Sup720.



Cisco Employee

Re: Sup2, PFC2 and MSFC2 Access/Distribution aggregation


I agree with Jon on this. You should look for 6500's with Sup 720 only as it has a built in SFM and an itegrated 720GBPS switching fabric.

Moreover, Sup2 has been announced as End-of life and it will not be a wise solution to go for an EOL products. Please see the EOL notice below:

HTH,Please rate if it does.

-amit singh