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Catalyst 5000 and 5505: Same backplane?

Fellow switch folk,

I'm curious about the nature of the backplane in the Catalyst 5000 and 5505. Specifically: Is it the same backplane, with the difference between the two being mainly in the supervisor engine?

To put this another way: I know using a Supervisor III in a 5505 enables 3.6Gb worth of crosspoint backbone fabric. Would the same thing happen if I replaced a Supervisor II in a Cat-5000 (five-slot)chassis with a Supervisor III?

Inquiring techies want to know... ;-)

Thanks much.


Re: Catalyst 5000 and 5505: Same backplane?

refer the document attached to this.

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Re: Catalyst 5000 and 5505: Same backplane?

Well, that kind of helped... It showed me the differences between the 5500 series when using the two different supervisor engines.

However, it made no reference at all to the basic 5000 chassis, and it didn't answer my question about the backplane itself at all.

Thanks for trying, though. Anyone else...?