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Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Series Extensible Fixed Aggregation Switch Data Sheet

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Product Overview

Network traffic has grown exponentially over the last several years, and this trend is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. By 2016, there will be 19 billion networked devices, up from 10 billion in 2011. Business IP traffic is expected to reach 13.1 exabytes per month in 2016 1. Networks must be capable of scaling well beyond the needs of today to deal with the traffic of tomorrow while at the same time providing investment protection.
The Cisco ® Catalyst ® 6880-X Series Switch (Figure 1) is an extensible fixed aggregation switch that delivers a best-in-class Cisco Catalyst 6500 feature set in a small form factor. This premier aggregation platform offers best-in-class scalability and flexibility with the premier Cisco Catalyst 6500 feature sets. This 40G/100G-ready platform is ideal for those who want to introduce premium 10G services in small or midsize campus backbones. This unique platform offers 10G port density, full MPLS/VPLS functionality with large table sizes (up to 2M FIB entries), and more than 15 years of best-in-class features. With a full suite of L2/L3, virtualization, security, multicast, IPV6, application visibility, smart operations, and rich media services Cisco Catalyst 6800-X delivers unprecedented capabilities on day one. This platform also runs on the same architecture as the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T and therefore offers stability with a proven operating system software.
The Cisco Catalyst 6800-X Series chassis offers integrated resiliency by providing N+1 redundant fans, 1+1 power supply redundancy, and support for virtual switching system (VSS), thereby limiting network downtime, and ensures workforce productivity, customer satisfaction, and profitability.

Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Product Details

The Cisco Catalyst 6880-X provides flexibility to build desired port density through two versions (C6880-X-LE with standard FIB/ACL/Netflow tables and C6880-X with larger FIB/ACL/Netflow tables) of base chassis along with optional port cards (Figure 2). The base chassis comes with 16 10G/1G ports, and each port card supports 16 additional 10G/1G ports. Each system can be built up to 80 ports in 16-port increments. The port interface on the base module and the port cards supports both 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 1 Gigabit Ethernet speeds allowing customers to use their investment in 1 Gigabit Ethernet SFP and upgrade to 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ when business demands change, without having to do a comprehensive upgrade of the existing deployment. The port cards are hot swappable.

Figure 1. Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Series Chassis with 4 Port Cards

Figure 2. 16-Port Extensible Port Card

The Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Series offers primary features and benefits, including:

Platform Scalability: The platform supports up to 220Gbps slot capacity per port-card. It supports up to 2Tbps of switching capacity which doubles up to 4Tbps with VSS technology.

Security: Support for Cisco TrustSec (CTS), to provide IEEE 802.1AE MACsec encryption and role-based ACL, CoPP to prevent DoS attacks and Cisco ISE to safeguard and manage end-to-end security for the enterprise.

Virtualization: Comprehensive suite of Virtualization features including L2/L3 VPN, full MPLS, EVN, VRF aware applications for NAT Netflow, GRE for v4/v6, L2 extensions with VPLS etc. to segment different user groups and serve unique security/QoS policy requirements of each of these diverse user groups.

Application Visibility and Control (AVC): Supports enhanced application monitoring such as Flexible and Sampled NetFlow for intelligent and scalable application monitoring.

Smart Operations: The Cisco Catalyst 6880-X supports Catalyst Instant Access*, which allows an Instant Access Client to act as a remote line card of the Cisco Catalyst 6880-X, as well as Smart Install Director, which provides zero-touch deployment of access switches.

High Availability: Two Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Series Switches can be combined into a VSS. In addition to high-availability VSS, provides ease of operation by providing a single point of management, eliminating the need for First Hop Routing Protocol (FHRP) and removing the reliance on Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) for link failure restoration.

* Support of Catalyst Instant Access is available on 15.1(2)SY2 and later releases.

Product Specifications

System Specifications
Table 1 lists the system specifications for the Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Series Switch.

Table 1. Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Series System Specifications

Item

Specification

Number of port card slots

4

Switching Capacity

Up to 2Tbps

Performance

The chassis is capable of supporting up to 220 Gbps per port card slot.

The 16 port 10G port cards and the base module will support 80 Gbps.

Maximum Port Density Per Chassis

Up to 80 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports

Up to 80x 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports

Up to 20x 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports

Maximum Port Density (VSS)

Up to 158x 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports

Up to 158x 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports

Up to 38x 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports

Power Supply Compatibility

AC: 3000W, DC: 3000W

Module Compatibility

All modules based on the software release in the system

Reliability and Availability

Online Insertion and Removal (OIR)

OIR supported for redundant power supplies and port cards.

Physical dimensions (H x W x D)

Inches

8.5x 17.36 x 23

Centimeters

21.6 X 44.1 X 58.4

Rack units (RU)

4.85

Weight

Chassis with 2 power supplies and fan tray

64 lbs/29.03 kgs

Chassis with 2 power supplies, fan tray with four port cards

88 lbs/39.92 kgs

Input Voltage

100 to 240 VAC

-48 to -60 VDC

Safety

UL 60950 Second Edition

CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950 Second Edition

EN 60950 Second Edition

IEC 60950 Second Edition

AS/NZS 60950

EMC

FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A

VCCI Class A

EN55022 Class A

CISPR 22 Class A

CE marking

AS/NZS 3548 Class A

ETS300 386

EN55024

EN61000-6-1

EN50082-1

NEBS/ETSI

GR-1089-Core NEBS Level 3

ETS 300 019 Storage Class 1.1

ETS 300 019 Transportation Class 2.3

ETS 300 019 Stationary Use Class 3.1

ATIS Pb free and Energy efficiency

ATIS-0600020.2010 Pb Free circuit packs

ATIS-0600015-2009 General Energy Efficiency Requirements (TEER)

ATIS-0600015.03-2009 Switch and Router Energy Efficiency

ATIS-0600015.01-2009 Server Energy Efficiency

VZ.TPR.9205 Verizon Energy Efficiency Requirements for Telecommunication Equipment (TEEER)

Network Management

ETHERLIKE-MIB (RFC 1643)

IP-MIB and IP-FORWARD-MIB for IPv6

IF-MIB (RFC 1573)

Bridge MIB (RFC 1493)

CISCO-STACK-MIB

CISCO-VTP-MIB

CISCO-CDP-MIB

RMON MIB (RFC 1757)

CISCO-PAGP-MIB

CISCO-STP-EXTENSIONS-MIB

CISCO-VLAN-BRIDGE-MIB

CISCO-VLAN-MEMBERSHIP-MIB

ENTITY-MIB (RFC 2037)

HC-RMON

RFC1213-MIB (MIB-II)

SMON-MIB

Operating Environment

Operating Temperature

32°F to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Storage Temperature

-4 to 149°F (-20 to 65°C)

Thermal Transition

0.5°C per minute (hot to cold)

0.33°C per minute (cold to hot)

Relative Humidity

Ambient (noncondensing) operating: 5% to 90%

Ambient (noncondensing) nonoperating and storage: 5% to 95%

Operating Altitude

Certified for operation: 0 to 6500 ft (0 to 2000 m)

Designed and tested for operation: -200 to 10,000 ft (-60 to 3000 m)

Table 2 provides base system scalability information.

Table 2. Base System Scalability

Attribute

C6880-X-LE

C6880-X

MAC entries

128K

128K

Routes

256K (IPv4)

128K (IPv6)

2048K (IPv4)

1024K (IPv6)

ACL entries

64K shared for QoS/Security

256K shared for QoS/Security

NetFlow entries

512K (per module slot)

Up to 2.5M per system

1024K (per module slot)

Up to 5M per system

Multicast routes

128K (IPv4)

128K (IPv6)

128K (IPv4)

128K (IPv6)

IPv4 routing

In hardware

Up to 300 Mpps**

In hardware

Up to 300 Mpps**

IPv6 routing

In hardware

Up to 150 Mpps**

In hardware

Up to 150 Mpps**

L2 bridging

In hardware

Up to 300 Mpps**

In hardware

Up to 300 Mpps**

Jumbo frame support

Up to 9216 bytes

(For bridged and routed pkts.)

Up to 9216 bytes

(For bridged and routed pkts.)

VLAN

4K

4K

Bridge domains

16K

16K

MPLS

In hardware (up to 8192 VRFs at 300 Mpps**)

In hardware (up to 8192 VRFs at 300 Mpps**)

Logical interfaces

128k

128k

EtherChannel hash

8 bits

8 bits

VPLS

In hardware (up to 150 Mpps**)

In hardware (up to 150 Mpps**)

GRE

In hardware (up to 150 Mpps**)

In hardware (up to 150 Mpps**)

NAT

Hardware assisted

Hardware assisted

Onboard memory

2GB

4GB

Ingress buffers

1.25MB per port (10MB per Port ASIC)

1.25MB per port (10MB per Port ASIC)

Egress buffers

24MB per port (192MB per MUX FPGA)

24MB per port (192MB per MUX FPGA)

Oversubsription

2:1 in oversubscription mode(default) for base module and port cards

1:1 in performance mode for base module and port cards

* 1K=1024.
** Requires fully populated system.
Table 3 provides port card scalability information.

Table 3. Port Card Scalability

Attribute

C6880-X-LE-16P10G

C6880-X-16P10G

Routes

256K (IPv4)

128K (IPv6)

2048K (IPv4)

1024K (IPv6)

ACL entries

64K shared for QoS/Security

256K shared for QoS/Security

NetFlow entries

512K (per module slot)

Up to 2.5M per system

1024K (per module slot)

Up to 5M per system

Multicast routes

128K (IPv4)

128K (IPv6)

128K (IPv4)

128K (IPv6)

* 1K=1024.
Table 4 provides information about QoS features and scalability.

Table 4. QoS Features and Scalability

Feature

C6880-X-LE

C6880-X

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

64K shared for QoS/Security

256K shared for QoS/Security

Aggregate traffic rate-limiting policers

16,348

16,348

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

COS and DSCP based Queue mapping

Yes

Yes

Deficit Weighted Round Robin Scheduler (DWRR) and Weighted Random Early Detection Scheduler (WRED)

Yes

Yes

Receive and Transmit Queues

1p7q4t

1p7q4t

Table 5 provides information about security features and scalability.

Table 5. Security Features and Scalability

Feature

C6880-X-LE

C6880-X

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

Layer 2 and Layer 3 Cisco TrustSec
(Security Group Tagging & Security Group Access Control List)

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.1ae (MACsec) Layer 2 encryption in hardware

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 6 provides information about MPLS and virtualization features.

Table 6. MPLS and Virtualization Features

Feature

C6880-X-LE

C6880-X

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

EVN

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

IPv4 and IPv6 in IPv6 tunneling

Yes

Yes

IPv6 in IPv4 tunnelling (Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol [ISATAP], 6to4, GRE

Yes

Yes

QoS support for uniform, short pipe and pipe mode tunnel

Yes

Yes

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 subinterface

VLAN reuse per subinterface

Per VPN interface statistics

Yes

Yes

Table 7 provides information about Netflow and Multicast Features.

Table 7. Netflow and Multicast Features

Feature

C6880-X-LE

C6880-X

Netflow support in hardware

Yes

Yes

Flexible Netflow

Yes

Yes

Sampled Netflow

Yes

Yes

Ingress/Egress Netflow

Yes

Yes

Ingress and Egress replication in hardware

Yes

Yes

IGMPv3 snooping in hardware

Yes

Yes

IPv6 MLDv2 snooping in hardware

Yes

Yes

PIM registers in hardware

Yes

Yes

Label Switched Multicast (LSM)

Yes

Yes

Table 8 provides information about supported optics for Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Base System and Port Cards.

Table 8. Pluggable Optics for Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Base System and Port Cards

Category

Optics

10G SFP+ Modules

SFP-10G-SR

SFP-10G-LRM

SFP-10G-LR

SFP-10G-ER

SFP-10G-ZR*

DWDM-SFP10G (all 40 wavelengths)

10G SFP+ Twinax Copper Cables

SFP-H10GB-CU1M

SFP-H10GB-CU3M

SFP-H10GB-CU5M

SFP-H10GB-CU7M

SFP-H10GB-CU10M

1G SFP Modules

GLC-SX-MM

GLC-SX-MMD

GLC-LH-SM

GLC-LH-SMD

GLC-EX-SMD

GLC-ZX-SM

GLC-ZX-SMD

GLC-BX-D

GLC-BX-U

1000BASE-T SFP Module

GLC-T

100BASE-FX SFP Module

GLC-GE-100FX**

* The base system or individual port card supports up to 8 SFP-10G-ZR modules in a 2x8 SFP cage. To meet the thermal requirement the SFP-10G-ZR modules should be deployed on port 1 to 4, or port 13 to 16 (the outer two columns) on the base system or individual port card. A fully populated Catalyst 6880-X system can support 40 SFP-10G-ZR modules.
** Support of GLC-GE-100FX is available on 15.1(2)SY2 and later releases.
Table 9 provides information about software packaging.

Table 9. Software Packaging

Item

C6880-X-LE

C6880-X

Software License

· IP Services

· Advanced Enterprise Services

· IP Services

· Advanced Enterprise Services

Software compatibility

15.1(2)SY1 and later releases*

15.1(2)SY1 and later releases*

* Support of port card is available on 15.1(2)SY2 and later releases.

Ordering Information

Table 8 lists the ordering information for the Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Series chassis. To place an order, visit the Cisco ordering homepage.

Table 10. Ordering Information

Product Description

Part Number

Cisco Catalyst 6880-X-Chassis (Standard Tables)

C6880-X-LE

Cisco Catalyst 6880-X-Chassis (XL Tables)

C6880-X

Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Multi Rate Port Card (Standard Tables)

C6880-X-LE-16P10G

Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Multi Rate Port Card (XL Tables)

C6880-X-16P10G

Cisco Catalyst 6880-X 3KW AC Power Supply

C6880-X-3KW-AC

Cisco Catalyst 6880-X 3KW DC Power Supply

C6880-X-3KW-DC

Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Fan Tray

C6880-X-FAN

Mandatory Air Dam set for 6880-X to meet thermal requirement

C6880-X-NEBS-PAK

Warranty Coverage and Technical Service Options

The Cisco Catalyst 6880-X 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 (Table 9), go to http://www.cisco.com/go/ts.

Table 11. Cisco Technical Services for Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Series Switch

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 3 and onsite parts replacement and installation available
• Ongoing operating system software updates within the licensed feature set 4
• 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.

3. 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; review the appropriate service descriptions for details.
4. Cisco operating system updates include the following: maintenance releases, minor updates, and major updates within the licensed feature set.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Series Switch, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/index.html.