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About 6500 and 7600

Who can tell me what are the real different between Catalyst 6500 and 7600 router ?

thanks!

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New Member

Re: About 6500 and 7600

a pity,I have not a cco account,then I could not look at that link.

but I look over 6500 overview and 7600 overview,

i could not find which is different.

is it possible that 76 support osm module,but 6500 not support ???

thanks!

Gold

Re: About 6500 and 7600

that used to be true. i noticed oc-48 blades in the config section of the 6500. the 6 slot 7600 has a smaller footprint...

New Member

Re: About 6500 and 7600

It is purely a marketing difference. Chassis is identical.

If you're using OSMs or the Sup 720-3BXL supervisor you've effectively got a 7600.

New Member

Re: About 6500 and 7600

AFIK, the real difference between a 6500 and a 7600 is 0.

Take a 6500, load 'native' (IOS for the Sup & MSFC) on it, take a labeler and write '7600' and put it on your 6500 and you are done.

You need to think of it more as a 'use' package. Meaning, if you want to buy a high density, high speed 'internet router', you buy a 7600 and you get a box that is loaded with modules and software that is going to work all together. This will also include options for service and support.

If you want to buy a 6500 and make it look/work like a 7600 you will have to do all the configuration management yourself which includes integration and compatability testing.

If you need a box that acts and looks like a 7600 you are, ultimately, going to have a less complicated/stressful life if you just get a 7600.

If you are going to need a switch that will do some WAN routing, you could get a 6500 with a FlexWAN module and make sure you test the configuration.

New Member

Re: About 6500 and 7600

thank you very much!

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