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Supervisor 2 hybrid or IOS-only

Hi all;

I have two 6509 running with sup1A using IOS and CatOS. I'm replacing them for SUP2 and I'd like to move to unified IOS.

Is there any reason to continue with CatOS ?? Which solution is the best ??

The two Cat's are running in redundancy. If I isolate one, make the upgrade and the new configuration and bring it back, Is there any problem with one running IOS and the other running CatOS ??


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Re: Supervisor 2 hybrid or IOS-only

You should get higher performance overall with Native IOS. We found the pricing of the newer Sup720's to be about the same as the Sup2's, but much nicer though, so we went with those instead.

If you're running single sup's in each Cat, you should be fine having one on IOS the other on CatOS. However, you can't do this if you have redundant supervisors in a single 6500.

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