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Virtual Switching

Hi,

  I have Cisco Cat 6509 with Supervisor Engine (WS-SUP720-3BXL) and IOS (12.2(33)SXH2a), I would like to know is it support Virtual Switching if yes is it stable.

Thanks.

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Re: Virtual Switching

ashrafi73 wrote:

Hi,

  I have Cisco Cat 6509 with Supervisor Engine (WS-SUP720-3BXL) and IOS (12.2(33)SXH2a), I would like to know is it support Virtual Switching if yes is it stable.

Thanks.


No you can't. You have the right IOS version ie. 12.2(33)SXH but your supervisors do not support it. You need either of the following supervisors -

VS-S720-10GE-3C

VS-S720-10GE-3CXL

see the VSS Q&A for full details -

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps9336/prod_qas0900aecd806ed74b_ps2797_Products_Q_and_A_Item.html

Jon

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Virtual Switching

Another thing to consider is your 10Gb module.  VSS and 6704-10GE don't like each other especially when you want to link them both up to form a VSS Link (VSL).

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: Virtual Switching

ashrafi73 wrote:

Thanks Jon,

  One more question please, if I changed the supervisors to VS-S720-10GE-3CXL can I use it for cloude computing.

Regards,

Ashraf

Cloud computing is a very large subject and VSS is only a very small part of that if used at all as Nexus switches are often deployed into this scenario. So simply having a VSS enabled pair of 6500 switches in no way means you are ready for cloud computing.  You may want to look at a couple of the design guides for cloud computing in the data centre and you'll see just how complex it can be and all the different technologies deployed -

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/netsol/ns1050/networking_solutions_sub_program_home.html

Jon

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Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: Virtual Switching

ashrafi73 wrote:

Hi,

  I have Cisco Cat 6509 with Supervisor Engine (WS-SUP720-3BXL) and IOS (12.2(33)SXH2a), I would like to know is it support Virtual Switching if yes is it stable.

Thanks.


No you can't. You have the right IOS version ie. 12.2(33)SXH but your supervisors do not support it. You need either of the following supervisors -

VS-S720-10GE-3C

VS-S720-10GE-3CXL

see the VSS Q&A for full details -

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps9336/prod_qas0900aecd806ed74b_ps2797_Products_Q_and_A_Item.html

Jon

New Member

Re: Virtual Switching

Thanks Jon,

  One more question please, if I changed the supervisors to VS-S720-10GE-3CXL can I use it for cloude computing.

Regards,

Ashraf

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: Virtual Switching

ashrafi73 wrote:

Thanks Jon,

  One more question please, if I changed the supervisors to VS-S720-10GE-3CXL can I use it for cloude computing.

Regards,

Ashraf

Cloud computing is a very large subject and VSS is only a very small part of that if used at all as Nexus switches are often deployed into this scenario. So simply having a VSS enabled pair of 6500 switches in no way means you are ready for cloud computing.  You may want to look at a couple of the design guides for cloud computing in the data centre and you'll see just how complex it can be and all the different technologies deployed -

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/netsol/ns1050/networking_solutions_sub_program_home.html

Jon

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Virtual Switching

Another thing to consider is your 10Gb module.  VSS and 6704-10GE don't like each other especially when you want to link them both up to form a VSS Link (VSL).

New Member

Re: Virtual Switching

Thanks Jon,

  I'll read more about the topics appreciate your support.

regards,

Ashraf

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