Walter - Ensure you know that BiDi optics are not Cisco propetary HW - however Cisco does have a lease agreement with the manufacturer over the next couple years to be the sole provider of these optics.
Re: 40GBASE-SR-BD, Cisco propr. future IEEE standard
I'd expect it sooner on the 6800 series as they are designed for that port speed much more so than the 6500.
On the 6500, even the high end 6904 line card only gives you 4 ports (2:1 oversubscription) of 40 Gbps interfaces on a slot. For most implementations those line cards don't make a lot of economic sense.
This document gives several answers on frequently asked questions for PFRv3 channel state behavior.
Q1: What are all the channel operational states from a BR (border role) perspective and what are the rules/conditions to be in each st...
The need was to reach an host inside a LAN through a VPN connection managed by the LAN gateway (Cisco 1921).
The LAN gateway performs NAT and there was a dedicate nat rule for the host i wanted to reach through VPN.
I couldn't connect to the hos...
We have 3 identical switches configured by someone else and would like to claim some of the Gigabit ports(G1/G2/G3/G4) for use on servers. When we try to change the wiring and configuration, we run in to connectivity issues. Attached is a des...