In this sponsored show, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineers Patrick Warichet and Scott Hodgdon join Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks to chat about the recently announced Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor 2T in a deep dive discussion. We mine the depths of the new sup’s architecture and get the feeling that, “there’s life in the old dog yet!”
- Sup2T engine architecture & fabric forwarding capability.
- Compatibility: what legacy line cards & DFCs, service modules, and chassis’ are supported by the 2T?
- 80Gbps per slot using new (and future) 6900 series line cards.
- TrustSec: hop-by-hop layer 2 encryption in hardware (MACsec) & security group tagging compatible with the Nexus scheme.
- Data center virtualization features: MPLS, VPLS, fat pseudowires, and more.
- Is FabricPath/TRILL coming to the 6500? Sounds like it.
- Sup2T initial code release has feature parity with IOS SX 12.2(33)SXI3 on the Sup720.
- Sup2T VSS capability is single sup per chassis today, but quad sup SSO is coming.
- What’s the development path of the Sup720 in conjunction with the Sup2T going forward? Will the Sup720 be abandoned?
- When will we see IOS 15.0 on the 6500?
- What’s the licensing structure going to be for the 6500/Sup2T?
- Will service modules continue to be a big driver in a Sup2T-powered 6500?
- How do you squeeze as much performance as possible from a 6500?
- What’s the IPv6 performance & feature set like on the Sup2T?
- Scott talks about his favorite Sup2T feature: flexible netflow.