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Why catalyst 6509, not catalyst 4006?

Ask a stupid question - now Catalyst 4006 with S3 can support 64G switch backbone, 48 Mpps L3 forwarding. While Catalyst 6509 default with MSFC2, PFC2 support only 32G switch backbone, 15 Mpps forwarding rate.

Why shall we select Catalyst 6509?

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Re: Why catalyst 6509, not catalyst 4006?

Some Feature unique to CAT6k family features you might not find in CAT4006 today.

*Redundant Supervisor Support

*Upgradeable to 256Gbs

*Much Higher Interface Density(9 slot/13 slot)

*IPX/AT support

*10Gbs line card support

*High capacity WAN interface support (FlexWAN, OC-3, T3)

*High capacity MAN SONET interface support (POS, OC-12 ATM)

*Application module support (NAM, IDS)

*IS-IS Support

*Option of Hybrid/Native IOS

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Re: Why catalyst 6509, not catalyst 4006?

and i add:

* NAT support

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