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GigE Handoff from the carrier with a 6500

NPC New Comer

I am in the process of extending my existing SAN to a new location. I have 6500 running native IOS at my two SAN locations. Is it nessary to have a SFM when connecting the Carrier GIGe handoff to my 6500?

Also another connection from this same switches will go to my 9216.

Thank You!

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Re: GigE Handoff from the carrier with a 6500

A SFM is not required with a supervisor II engine in the Catalyst 6500. The SFM (switch fabric module) with a supervisor II gives you the ability to use the switch fabric instead of the bus. The SFM can increase performance, but it is not required. The Sup720 has a SFM-capability built into the supervisor.

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Re: GigE Handoff from the carrier with a 6500

Richard is corect that u don't need SFM module if you have enough capacity. Here is more info abut SM modules

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/183.html

Hope this helps

Erum

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