Product Code: VS-S720-10G-3C
The Cisco® Catalyst® 6500 Series Virtual Switching Supervisor Engine 720 with 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks and IPv6 in hardware is an industry first. The new supervisor engine combines high-density uplinks, system virtualization, and increased throughput with scalable performance and a rich IP feature set. This supervisor is a key component of the Cisco VSS 1440 Virtual Switching System and enables high availability, operational efficiency, and increased bandwidth with great ease of deployment.
The Cisco Virtual Switching Supervisor Engine 720 with 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks has a new forwarding engine that combines all the capabilities of its predecessor, the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720, with system virtualization and increased throughput. While introducing new features, the Cisco Virtual Switching Supervisor Engine 720 with 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks also continues to provide investment protection to Cisco customers by supporting all three generations of Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series interfaces and services modules.
The Cisco Virtual Switching Supervisor Engine 720 includes:
- Two X2-based 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, ideal for high-density access and aggregation areas such as data center, LAN campus, and backbone areas;
- Two Gigabit Ethernet Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports and one 10/100/1000 gigabit port for additional flexibility. All the links in the Cisco Virtual Switching Supervisor Engine 720 can be active simultaneously even in the redundant configurations, thereby increasing the supervisor throughput from 48 to 82 Mpps. This improves total system performance to 450 Mpps for IPv4 traffic and 225 Mpps for IPv6 traffic;
- Additional fabric capabilities offering subsecond failover rates, allowing faster switchover to a standby supervisor. The Cisco Virtual Switching Supervisor Engine 720 with 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks is supported on Cisco IOS® Software.