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MSFC vs ROUTER

Hi,

Is their a limitation on what an MSFC can do compared to a router? I'm implementing a network with 2 x 6509's with Wan link's. Does anybody think of a valid reason for using router's instead of MSFC's

Thank's

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Re: MSFC vs ROUTER

Are you looking for a router to route between VLANs? Is so, MSFCs are the better for routing between VLANs than having an external router. Also if you have a flex WAN module in your 6500, you'll need an MSFC as all configurations are done on the MSFC

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Re: MSFC vs ROUTER

An MSFC is a daughtercard on a supervisor card, it is integral to the 6509 chassis, it is perfectly designed to work in harmony with the switching elements of the 6509. It makes use of the hardware within the 6509, by design it should be your only choice, in this disusion, pricing concerns aside.

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