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Figure 1. Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 4-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module

Figure 2. Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 8-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series has an 8-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet module and a 4-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet module. These modules support pluggable optics to support distances up to 80km over single-mode fiber, 300m over multimode fiber, and 15m over copper. The 8-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet module provides up to 64 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a single Catalyst 6500 chassis, ideal for deployment in the aggregation layer of LAN campus and data centers. Both modules are interoperable with the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 and provide 40 Gbps connection to the switch fabric. Building upon the award-winning Catalyst 6500 Series, these 10 Gigabit Ethernet modules are backward compatible with all existing Catalyst 6500 line cards and services modules, enabling service providers and enterprises to offer new Layer 2 through 7 services and network capabilities to increase revenue and user productivity without complete equipment upgrades.
The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 10 Gigabit Ethernet modules are designed for deployment in the distribution and core of campus and data center for traffic aggregation or for interbuilding, points of presence (POPs), WAN edge, and MAN connections. These modules support IEEE 802.3ad link aggregation and Cisco EtherChannel ® technology for fault-tolerant connectivity and bandwidth scalability of up to 80 Gbps per EtherChannel connection. In addition, they support hardware based quality of service (QoS), access control lists (ACLs), and jumbo frames to enable secure and predictable performance for bandwidth-intensive applications.

APPLICATIONS

8-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet module: server aggregation, LAN access uplinks aggregation, and links to and between core, where high-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet is required.
4-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet module: core, interbuilding connections, points of presence (POPs), WAN edge, and MAN connections, where medium to low 10 Gigabit Ethernet density is required.
See 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switching for Enterprises white paper for more details:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_white_paper0900aecd802a648b.shtml

KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Table 1. Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 10 Gigabit Ethernet Modules Key Features Comparison

Feature

WS-X6704-10GE

WS-X6708-10G-3C

WS-X6708-10G-3CXL

Ports

4

8

Optics

XENPAK

X2

Switch fabric connection

40 Gbps

(80 Gbps full duplex)

40 Gbps

(80 Gbps full duplex)

Forwarding engine

Default: centralized forwarding (CFC)

Optional: distributed forwarding with DFC3A, DFC3B, or DFC3BXL

WS-X6708-10G-3C: equipped with DFC3C for distributed forwarding, supporting 256K routes

WS-X6708-10G-3CXL: equipped with DFC3CXL for distributed forwarding, supporting 1M routes

Queues

RX: 8q8t

TX: 1p7q8t

RX: 8q4t

TX: 1p7q4t

Queuing mechanisms

Class of service (CoS)-based queue mapping

CoS-based queue mapping

Differentiated services code point (DSCP)-based queue mapping

Scheduler

Deficit Weighted Round Robin (DWRR)

DWRR and Shaped Round Robin (SRR)

Port buffers

16 MB per port

200 MB per port

Jumbo frame support for bridged and routed packets

Up to 9216 bytes

Up to 9216 bytes

Maximum port density

32 ports (9-slot chassis)

64 ports (9-slot chassis)

Supervisor engines supported

Supervisor Engine 720

Supervisor Engine 720

Chassis supported

Any Catalyst 6500 E-Series chassis, C6509-NEB-A chassis, non-E-Series chassis with Fan Tray 2, or Cisco 7600 chassis (NEBS compliant: operating temperature up to 55°C)

Not supported in Catalyst 6503 non-E Series chassis

Any Catalyst 6500 E-Series chassis, including 6503-E, 6504-E, 6506-E, 6509-E, and C6509-NEB-A chassis, or the Cisco 7604 and 7609 chassis (NEBS compliant: operating temperature up to 55°C)

Or

Non-E-Series chassis with Fan Tray 2, including 6506, 6509, 6513, or the Cisco 7606 and 7613 chassis (non-NEBS compliant: operating temperature up to 40°C)

Not supported in Catalyst 6503 non-E Series chassis

Slot requirements

Can occupy any slot in any Cisco Catalyst 6503-E, 6504-E, 6506, 6506-E, 6509, 6509-E, 6509-NEB-A, Cisco 7604, 7607, 7609 chassis; can only occupy slots 9 through 13 in a Cisco Catalyst 6513 or Cisco 7613 chassis

Can occupy any slot in any Cisco Catalyst 6503-E, 6504-E, 6506, 6506-E, 6509, 6509-E, 6509-NEB-A, Cisco 7604, 7606, 7609 chassis; can only occupy slots 9 through 13 in a Cisco Catalyst 6513 or Cisco 7613 chassis

Onboard memory

256 MB default, upgradable to 512 MB or 1 GB

1 GB default

Table 2. Pluggable Optics for Catalyst 6500 10 Gigabit Ethernet Modules

X2 Product ID

XENPAK Product ID

Transceiver Type2

Wavelength 

IEEE
Standard

Maximum Distance/Cable Type3

X2-10GB-SR1

XENPAK-10GB-SR

10GBASE-SR

850 nm serial

802.3ae

26 m over 62.5-micron FDDI grade multimode fiber

33 m over 62.5-micron 200 MHz * km multimode fiber

66 m over 50-micron 400 MHz * km multimode fiber

82 m over 50-micron 500 MHz * km multimode fiber

300 m over 50-micron 2000 MHz * km multimode fiber

X2-10GB-LR1

XENPAK-10GB-LR

10GBASE-LR

1310 nm serial

802.3ae

10 km over single-mode fiber

X2-10GB-ER1

XENPAK-10GB-ER

10GBASE-ER

1550 nm serial

802.3ae

40 km over single-mode fiber4

X2-10GB-LX41

XENPAK-10GB-LX4

10GBASE-LX4

WWDM 1310 nm

802.3ae

300 m over 62.5-micron FDDI grade multimode fiber

240 m over 50-micron 400 MHz * km multimode fiber

300 m over 50-micron 500 MHz * km multimode fiber

X2-10GB-CX41

XENPAK-10GB-CX4

10GBASE-CX4

Copper

802.3ak

15 m over 8 pair 100-Ohm
Infiniband cable

Not available today

XENPAK-10GB-ZR

10GBASE-ZR

1550 nm serial

-

80km over single-mode fiber

Not available today

DWDM-XENPAK-xx.yy

DWDM

32 different wavelengths; C band

100GHz ITU grid

32 wavelengths over single strand of single-mode fiber; 80km5

Not available today

WDM-XENPAK-REC

RX only WDM

1530-1565nm

-

RX only; no TX; 80km over
single-mode fiber

Not available today

XENPAK-10GB-LW

10GBASE-LW

1310 nm serial

802.3ae

10 km over single-mode fiber

1 Only version -02 of these X2 optics is supported on WS-X6708-10G-3C and WS-X6708-10G-3CXL. See release notes or external Q&A for more details.
2 Besides CX4, all XENPAKs and X2s have dual SC (female) connectors. CX4 has an Infiniband 4x connector.
3 To calculate the exact distances that your module will support before installation, see optical specifications in the XENPAK and X2 data sheets.
The exact distance supported varies according to the number of splices and connectors in a single-mode fiber strand.
4 According to the IEEE 802.3ae standard, requires 5 dB 1550 nm fixed loss attenuator for <20 km; a 5 dB fixed loss attenuator is available as a spare,
part number WS-X6K-5DB-ATT=.
5 Any passive mux demux can be used with the DWDM XENPAKs. The ONS 15216 Flexlayer filters is one of the options.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Table 3. Product Specifications

Standard protocols

IEEE 802.1d, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.1q, IEEE 802.1s, IEEE 802.1w, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3ad, IEEE 802.3ae, and IEEE 802.3ak

Physical specifications

Occupies one slot in the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series chassis or Cisco 7600 chassis

Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.2 x 14.4 x 16 in. (3.0 x 35.6 x 40.6 cm)

Weight:

• WS-X6708-10G-3C: 13 pounds
• WS-X6708-10G-3CXL: 13 pounds
• WS-X6704-10GE with DFC3BXL: 10 pounds
• WS-X6704-10GE with DFC3B: 9.8 pounds
• WS-X6704-10GE with CFC: 9 pounds

Environmental conditions

Operating temperature:

Certified for operation: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

Design and tested for operation 32° to 130°F (0 to 55°C)

Storage temperature: -40° to 167°F (-40° to 75°C)

Relative humidity: 10 to 90 percent, noncondensing

Operating altitude:

• Certified for operation: 0 to 2000 m (0 to 6500 ft)
• Designed and tested for operation -60 to 3000 m (-200 to 10000 ft)

Regulatory compliance

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 10 Gigabit Ethernet modules, when installed in a system, comply with the following EMI and safety standards:

• UL 60950
• CSA C22.2 No. 60950
• EN 60950
• IEC 60950
• CE marking
• AS/NZS 60950
• FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
• VCCI Class A
• EN55022 Class A
• EN55024
• CISPR 22 Class A
• AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A
• ETS 300 386

Network management

EHERLIKE-MIB (RFC 1643)

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

Power requirements

WS-X6708-10G-3C: 444.36W (10.58A @ 42v)

WS-X6708-10G-3CXL: 473.76w (11.28A @ 42V)

WS-X6704-10GE with DFC3BXL: 402.36W (9.58A @ 42V)

WS-X6704-10GE with DFC3B: 377.16W (8.98A @ 42V)

WS-X6704-10GE with DFC3A: 389.76W (9.28A @ 42V)

WS-X6704-10GE with CFC: 295.26W (7.03A @ 42V)

Go to http://www.cisco.com/go/powercalculator for easy power consumption calculation

Indicators

Status: green (operational); red (faulty); orange (module booting)

Link: green (port enabled and connected); orange (port disabled); off (port enabled and not connected)

Table 4. Cables for 10GBASE-CX4 Optics

Product ID

Product Description

CAB-INF-28G-1=

Cisco 1 m CX4 patch cable

CAB-INF-28G-5=

Cisco 5 m CX4 patch cable

CAB-INF-28G-10=

Cisco 10 m CX4 patch cable

CAB-INF-26G-15=

Cisco 15 m CX4 patch cable

ORDERING INFORMATION

Table 5. Product Numbers for Ordering

Product ID 

Product Description 

WS-X6708-10G-3C

Cisco Catalyst 6500 8-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module with DFC3C, requires X2

WS-X6708-10G-3CXL

Cisco Catalyst 6500 8-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module with DFC3CXL, requires X2

X2-10GB-SR

10GBASE-SR X2 (multimode fiber)

X2-10GB-LR

10GBASE-LR X2 (single-mode fiber)

X2-10GB-ER

10GBASE-ER X2 (single-mode fiber)

X2-10GB-LX4

10GBASE-LX4 X2 (multimode fiber)

X2-10GB-CX4

10GBASE-CX4 X2 (copper Infiniband cable)

WS-X6704-10GE

Cisco Catalyst 6500 4-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module, requires XENPAK

WS-F6700-DFC3BXL

Distributed Forwarding Card-3BXL Upgrade for WS-X6704-10GE

WS-F6700-DFC3B

Distributed Forwarding Card-3B Upgrade for WS-X6704-10GE

WS-F6700-DFC3A

Distributed Forwarding Card-3A Upgrade for WS-X6704-10GE

XENPAK-10GB-SR

10GBASE-SR XENPAK (multimode fiber)

XENPAK-10GB-LR

10GBASE-LR XENPAK (single-mode fiber)

XENPAK-10GB-ER

10GBASE-ER XENPAK (single-mode fiber)

XENPAK-10GB-LX4

10GBASE-LX4 XENPAK (multimode fiber)

XENPAK-10GB-CX4

10GBASE-CX4 XENPAK (copper Infiniband cable)

CAB-INF-28G-1=

Cisco 1 m CX4 patch cable for XENPAK-10GB-CX4

CAB-INF-28G-5=

Cisco 5 m CX4 patch cable for XENPAK-10GB-CX4

CAB-INF-28G-10=

Cisco 10 m CX4 patch cable for XENPAK-10GB-CX4

CAB-INF-26G-15=

Cisco 15 m CX4 patch cable for XENPAK-10GB-CX4

XENPAK-10GB-ZR

10GBASE-ZR XENPAK (single-mode fiber)

DWDM-XENPAK-xx.yy

DWDM XENPAK, where xx.yy ranges from 30.33 to 60.61 (single-mode fiber)

WDM-XENPAK-REC

RX only XENPAK (single-mode fiber)

XENPAK-10GB-LW

10GBASE-LW XENPAK (single-mode fiber) (WAN PHY)

Note:

WS-X6708-10G-3C ships with WS-X6708-10GE and WS-F6700-DFC3C.
WS-X6708-10G-3CXL ships with WS-X6708-10GE and WS-F6700-DFC3CXL.
The front panel of these modules is labeled as WS-X6708-10GE.
Cisco IOS ® Software commands display WS-X6708-10GE with either WS-F6700-DFC3C or WS-F6700-DFC3CXL.

SERVICE AND SUPPORT

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/index.html or contact your local account representative.