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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2T Data Sheet

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Product Overview

The Cisco ® Catalyst ® 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T (Figure 1) is the newest addition to the family of supervisor engines. The Supervisor Engine 2T is designed to deliver higher performance, better scalability, and enhanced hardware-enabled features. Supervisor Engine 2T integrates a high-performance 2-Terabit crossbar switch fabric that enables 80 Gbps switching capacity per slot on all Cisco Catalyst 6500 E-Series Chassis. The forwarding engine on Supervisor Engine 2T is capable of delivering high-performance forwarding for Layer 2 and Layer 3 services. Supervisor Engine 2T delivers many new hardware-enabled innovations in the areas of security, quality of service (QoS), virtualization, and manageability. The rich feature set of Supervisor Engine 2T enhances applications such as traditional IP forwarding, Layer 2 and Layer 3 Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPNs, and VPLS. The Cisco Catalyst 6500 with Supervisor Engine 2T and all the features and the technical advancements establish product leadership in borderless networks as well as data center deployments.

Figure 1. Supervisor Engine 2T

Features and Benefits

Supervisor Engine 2T delivers scalable performance, intelligence, and a broad set of features to address the needs of Borderless Networks, data centers, and service provider networks. Some of the primary features for Supervisor Engine 2T include:

Platform scalability: Delivering up to 80 Gbps per slot of switching capacity on E-Series chassis; 2-Terabit aggregate bandwidth capacity using the 6513-E chassis, scaling to 4-Terabit capacity with VSS. Support for up to 1056 ports of 1Gbps and 352 ports of 10Gbps systems deployed with VSS. Providing 1Gbps/10Gbps and 40Gbps interface support to address future customer bandwidth growth requirements.

Security: Support for Cisco TrustSec, CTS, providing MacSec encryption and Role-Based ACL. Providing control plane policing to address denial of service attacks.

Virtualization: Native support for VPLS, as well as enhancements such as VPN-aware NAT, VPN statistics, and VPN netflow as important features needed for deployment of network virtualization.

Netflow application monitoring: Supervisor Engine 2T supports enhanced application monitoring such as Flexible and Sampled Netflow for intelligent and scalable application monitoring.

Primary Supervisor Engine 2T Components

Policy Feature Card 4

Supervisor Engine 2T features the integrated Policy Feature Card 4 (PFC4), which improves performance and scalability and provides new and enhanced hardware features. The PFC4 is equipped with a high-performance ASIC complex that enables hardware acceleration for existing and new software features. The PFC4 supports Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding, QoS, Netflow and Access Control List (ACLs) and multicast packet replication and processes security policies such as access control lists (ACLs) operations all simultaneously enabled with no performance impact. The PFC4 supports all of these operations for both IPv4 and IPv6.
PFC4 also provides enhanced performance and scalability and supports many new innovations such as native VPLS, flexible NetFlow, egress NetFlow, Cisco TrustSec, distributed policers, control plane policing, and comprehensive IPv6 features.

Multilayer Switch Feature Card 5

Supervisor Engine 2T features the Multilayer Switch Feature Card 5 (MSFC5), providing high-performance, multilayer switching and routing intelligence. Equipped with a high-performance processor, the MSFC5 runs both Layer 2 protocols and Layer 3 protocols on the dual-core CPU complex. These include routing protocol support, Layer 2 protocols (for example, Spanning Tree Protocol and VLAN Trunking Protocol), and security services.
The MSFC5 builds the Cisco Express Forwarding information base (FIB) table in software and then downloads this table to the hardware application-specific-integrated circuits (ASICs) on the PFC4 and Distributed Forwarding Card 4 (DFC4), if present on a module, which make the forwarding decisions for IP unicast and multicast traffic.

Features and Benefits details

This section provides details of scalability and performance capabilities of Supervisor Engine 2T and functions supported.
Tables 1 through 4 show the scalability, virtualization and security features for Supervisor Engine 2T.

Table 1. Scalability

Name

VS-S2T-10G

VS-S2T-10G-XL

IPv4 routing

In hardware

Up to 720 Mpps**

In hardware

Up to 720 Mpps**

IPv6 routing

In hardware

Up to 390 Mpps**

In hardware

Up to 390 Mpps**

L2 bridging

In hardware

Up to 720 Mpps**

In hardware

Up to 720 Mpps**

MPLS

MPLS in hardware to enable use of Layer 3 VPNs and EoMPLS tunneling. Up to 8192 VRFs with a total of up to 256K* forwarding entries per system.

MPLS in hardware to enable use of Layer 3 VPNs and EoMPLS tunneling. Up to 8192 VRFs with a total of up to 1024K forwarding entries per system.

VLAN

4K

4K

Bridge domains

16k

16k

VPLS

In hardware (Up to 390 Mpps**)

In hardware (Up to 390 Mpps**)

GRE

In hardware (Up to 390 Mpps**)

In hardware (Up to 390 Mpps**)

NAT

Hardware assisted

Hardware assisted

MAC entries

128k

128k

Routes

256K(IPv4)

128K (IPv6)

1024K (IPv4)

512K (IPv6)

Netflow entries

512K

1024K

Multicast routes

128K (IPv4)

128K (IPv6)

128K (IPv4)

128K (IPv6)

* 1K=1024.
** Requires fully populated 6513-E chassis with DFC4/DFC4XL

Table 2. QoS Features and Scalability

Feature

VS-S2T-10G

VS-S2T-10G-XL

Layer-3 classification and marking access control entries (ACEs)

64K shared for QOS / Security

256K shared for QOS/Security

Aggregate traffic rate-limiting policers

16348

16348

Flow-based rate-limiting method; number of rates

Per source address, destination address, or full flow; 64 rates

Per source address, destination address, or full flow; 64 rates

Layer 2 rate limiters

20 ingress/6 egress

20 ingress/6 egress

MAC ACLs featuring per-port/per VLAN granularity

Yes

Yes

Distributed policers

Yes

Yes

Shared uFlow policers

Yes

Yes

Egress uFlow policers

Yes

Yes

Packet or byte policers

Yes

Yes

Per port per VLAN

Yes

Yes

Table 3. Security Features and Scalability

Feature

VS-S2T-10G

VS-S2T-10G-XL

Port security

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.1x and 802.1x extensions

Yes

Yes

VLAN and router ACLs and port ACLs

Yes

Yes

1:1 mask ratio to ACE values

Yes

Yes

Security ACL entries

64K shared for QOS / Security

256K shared for QOS/Security

CPU rate limiters (DoS protection)

57

57

uRPF check (IPv4/IPv6)

Up to 16

Up to 16

Number of interfaces with unique ACL

16k

16k

RPF interfaces

16

16

Private VLANs

Yes

Yes

MAC ACLs on IP

Yes

Yes

Logical interfaces

128k

128k

EtherChannel hash

8 bits

8 bits

Cisco TrustSec support (including L2 encryption)

Yes

Yes

CPU HW rate limiters by PPS or BPS

Yes

Yes

CoPP for multicast

L2 and L3 support

L2 and L3 support

CoPP for exceptions (MTU, TTL)

Yes

Yes

CoPP exceptions Netflow support

Yes

Yes

ACL labels

16K

16K

Port ACL

8K

8K

ACL dry run

Yes

Yes

Hitless ACL changes

Yes

Yes

Table 4. MPLS and Virtualization Features

Feature

VS-S2T-10G

VS-S2T-10G-XL

VSS

Yes

Yes

Label imposition/disposition (MPLS-PE), swapping (MPLS-P)

Yes

Yes

Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)

Yes

Yes

MPLS VPN

Yes

Yes

VRF Lite

Yes

Yes

QoS mechanisms using experimental (EXP) bits

Yes

Yes

MPLS-RSVP-TE

Yes

Yes

MPLS differentiated services (diffserv)-aware traffic engineering (MPLS-DS-TE)

Yes

Yes

MPLS traceroute

Yes

Yes

EoMPLS

Yes

Yes

EoMPLS tunnels

16k

16k

Native VPLS in HW

Yes

Yes

Native L2 over multipoint GRE

Yes

Yes

VRF-aware operational contexts

Yes

Yes

VPN Netflow support

Yes

Yes

VPN aware NAT

Yes

Yes

VRF-lite scalability

VLAN reuse per sub-interface

VLAN reuse per sub-interface

Per VPN interface statistics

Yes

Yes

Platform Support and Compatibility

Table 5 lists product specifications.

Table 5. Product Specifications

Product

Specifications

Chassis compatibility

• E-Series only: Cisco Catalyst 6503-E, 6504-E, 6506-E, 6509-E, 6509-V-E, 6513E

Switch fabric

• 2.08 Tbps Crossbar Switch Fabric with 26 Fabric Channels

Line-card compatibility

• WS-X6908-10G-2T, WS-X6908-10G-2TXL
• WS-X6824-SFP-2T, WS-X6824-SFP-2TXL
• WS-X6848-SFP-2T, WS-X6848-SFP-2TXL
• WS-X6848-TX-2T, WS-X6848-TX-2TXL
• WS-X6816-10T-2T, WS-X6816-10T-2TXL
• WS-X6816-10G-2T, WS-X6816-10G-2TXL
• WS-X6904-40G-2T, WS-X6904-40G-2TXL
• WS-X6704-10GE with CFC
• WS-X6724-SFP with CFC
• WS-X6748-SFP with CFC
• WS-X6748-GE-TX with CFC
• WS-X6148A-RJ-45, WS-X6148A-45AF, WS-X6148-FE-SFP, WS-X6148A-GE-TX, WS-X6148A-GE-45AF, WS-X6148E-GE-45AT

With a DFC4 or DFC4XL upgrade (WS-F6k-DFC4-A, WS-F6k-DFC4-AXL)

• WS-X6704-10GE
• WS-X6724-SFP
• WS-X6748-SFP
• WS-X6748-GE-TX

With a DFC4 or DFC4XL upgrade (WS-F6k-DFC4-E, WS-F6k-DFC4-EXL)

• WS-X6716-10G-3C, WS-X6716-10G-3CXL
• WS-X6716-10T-3C, WS-X6716-10T-3CXL

Fan tray and power supply supported

• 1400W for 6503-E
• 2700W for 6504-E
• 3000W AC or DC all other chassis
• 4000W AC or DC all other chassis
• 6000W AC or DC all other chassis
• 8700W AC all other chassis

Slot requirements

Occupies the Supervisor slots as follows:

• 3-slot E-chassis: slots 1 and 2
• 4-slot E-chassis: slots 1 and 2
• 6-slot E-chassis: slots 5 and 6
• 9-slot V-E chassis: slots 5 and 6
• 9-slot E-chassis: slots 5 and 6
• 13-slot E-chassis: slots 7 and 8

Software compatibility

• 12.2(50)SY and future releases

Optics and SFP options

• X2-10GB-LR,
• X2-10GB-SR
• X2-10GB-CX4,
• X2-10GB-ER,
• X2-10GB-LX4,
• X2-10GB-LRM
• X2-10GB-ZR
• X2-10GB-DWDM
• CVR-X2-SFP10G - OneX Adapter
• SFP-H10GB-CU1M1 - 1 Meter Passive Cable
• SFP-H10GB-CU3M1 -3 Meter Passive Cable
• SFP-H10GB-CU5M1 - 5 Meter Passive Cable
• SFP-10G-SR

Service Modules

• ACE 20, ACE 30, NAM-1, NAM-2, NAM-3, FWSM, ASA-SM, WiSM-1, WiSM-2

SW packages

• IP BASE
• IP Services
• Advanced IP Services
• Advanced Enterprise Services

Connectivity management processor (CMP)

• Integrated Connectivity Management Processor for improved Out-of-Band Management

DRAM

• 2GB for Lite and XL (4GB upgrade with 2GB memory upgrade (2+2)

NVRAM

• 4 MB

Compact Flash

• 1GB

USB

• USB base console and file system - Support for Host and Device

Management LED

• Blue Beacon LED

Uplink ports

• 3 x GE SFP Ports
• 2 x 10G X2 Ports
• 1 x 10/100/1000 Management Port

Console ports

• One console port (RJ-45)

Reliability and availability

• FSU (Fast software upgrade)
• SSO+NSF (Stateful Switchover + Nonstop Forwarding)
• OIR (Online insertion and removal) Hot Swap of power supplies, modules, fan trays and Supervisors

MIBs

• MPLS LDP MIB, MPLS Label Switch Router (LSR) MIB, MPLS-TE MIB, MPLS VPN MIB; see software release notes for additional information
• Check the following MIB finder for more info: http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml

Network management

• Cisco Works

Physical specifications

• (H x W x D): 1.73 x 14.4 x 16 in (4.4 x 36.6 x 40.6 cm)
• Weight: 12.0 lbs

Power consumption

• Lite: 435W MAX
• XL: 450W MAX

ECC

• ECC Protection Support

Environmental conditions

• Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
• Storage temperature: -40 to 167°F (-40 to 75°C)
• Relative humidity: 10 to 90 percent, noncondensing

**Check software release for availability.

Product Specifications

Table 6 lists specifications and compliance information.

Table 6. Product Specifications and Compliance

Product

Specifications

Regulatory Compliance

Safety

• UL 60950-1
• CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
• EN 60950-1
• IEC 60950-1
• AS/NZS 60950-1
• GB4943

EMC: emissions

• 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
• AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
• CISPR2 2 Class A
• EN55022 Class A
• ICES003 Class A
• VCCI Class A
• EN61000-3-2
• EN61000-3-3
• KN22 Class A
• CNS13438 Class A

EMC: immunity

• EN50082-1
• EN61000-6-1
• EN55024
• CISPR24
• EN300386
• KN 61000-4 Series

NEBS criteria levels

• SR-3580 NEBS level 3 GR-63-CORE, issue 3; GR-1089 CORE, issue 4

Verizon NEBS compliance

• Telecommunications Carrier Group (TCG) Checklist

Qwest NEBS requirements

• Telecommunications Carrier Group (TCG) Checklist

ATT NEBS requirements

• ATT TP76200 level 3 and TCG Checklist

ETSI

• ETS 300 019-2-1, Class 1.2 Storage
• ETS 300 019-2-2, Class 2.3 Transportation
• ETS 300 019-2-3, Class 3.2 Stationary Use

Ordering Information

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page. Tables 7 and 8 give ordering and part number information.

Table 7. Supervisor Engine and Memory Part Number

Part Number

Description

VS-S2T-10G

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2T

VS-S2T-10G-XL

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2T XL

VS-S2T-10G=

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2T Spare

VS-S2T-10G-XL=

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2T XL Spare

VS-F6K-PFC4XL=

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor PFC 4 XL Spare

MEM-SUP2T-2GB

Cisco Catalyst 6500 2GB Memory for Supervisor Engine 2T

MEM-SUP2T-2GB=

Cisco Catalyst 6500 2GB Memory for Supervisor Engine 2T Spare

MEM-C6K-CPTFL1GB

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Compact Flash Memory 1GB

MEM-C6k-CPTFL1GB=

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Compact Flash Memory 1GB Spare

MEM-C6K-CPTFL2GB

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Compact Flash Memory 2GB

MEM-C6k-CPTFL2GB=

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Compact Flash Memory 2GB Spare

Table 8. Software Part Numbers

Software Part Number

Description

S2TAEK9-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADV ENT SERV FULL ENCRYPT

S2TAEK9N-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADVANCED ENTERPRISE SERVICES NPE

S2TAIK9-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADVANCED IP SERVICES FULL ENCRYPT

S2TAIK9N-12250S

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADVANCED IP SERVICES LAN ONLY NPE

S2TIBK9-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP BASE LAN ONLY FULL ENCRYPT

S2TIBK9N-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP BASE LAN ONLY NPE

S2TISK9-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP SERV LAN ONLY FULL ENCRYPT

S2TISK9N-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP SERV LAN ONLY NPE

S2TIB-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP BASE

S2TIS-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP SERV

Cisco and Partner Services

Enable the innovative, secure, intelligent edge in the Borderless Network Architecture using personalized services from Cisco and our partners. Through a discovery process that begins with understanding your business objectives, we help you integrate the new Cisco Catalyst 6500-C4 System into your architecture and incorporate network services onto that platform. Sharing knowledge and leading practices, we support your success every step of the way as you deploy, absorb, manage, and scale new technology. Choose from a flexible suite of support services designed to meet your business needs and help you maintain high-quality network performance while controlling operational costs. For additional information about Cisco services, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/services.

Warranty Coverage and Technical Service Options

The Cisco Catalyst 6500 C4 System comes with a Cisco 90-day hardware warranty. Adding a contract for a technical service offering such as Cisco SMARTnet ® Service to your device coverage provides access to the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) and can provide a variety of hardware replacement options to meet critical business needs, updates for licensed OS software, and registered access to the extensive Cisco.com knowledge base and support tools.
For more information about Cisco warranties, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/warranty.
For information about Cisco Technical Services, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/ts.
Table 9 shows the Cisco technical services available for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 C4 System.

Table 9. Cisco Technical Services for Cisco Catalyst 6500 C4 System

Technical Services

Cisco SMARTnet Service

• Around-the-clock, global access to the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC)
• Unrestricted access to the extensive Cisco.com resources, communities, and tools
• Next-business-day, 8x5x4, 24x7x4, and 24x7x2 advance hardware replacement 2 and onsite parts replacement and installation available
• Ongoing operating system software updates within the licensed feature set 1
• Proactive diagnostics and real-time alerts on Smart Call Home enabled devices

Cisco Focused Technical Support Services

Three levels of premium, high-touch services are available:

• Cisco High-Touch Operations Management Service
• Cisco High-Touch Technical Support Service
• Cisco High-Touch Engineering Service

Valid Cisco SMARTnet or SP Base contracts on all network equipment are required.

Footnotes:
1. Cisco operating system updates include the following: maintenance releases, minor updates, and major updates within the licensed feature set.
2. Advance hardware replacement is available in various service-level combinations. For example, 8x5xNBD indicates that shipment will be initiated during the standard 8-hour business day, 5 days a week (the generally accepted business days within the relevant region), with next business day (NBD) delivery. Where NBD is not available, same day ship is provided. Restrictions apply; please review the appropriate service descriptions for details.

For More Information

For more information about Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switch, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/index.html.