Catalyst 6500 Ethernet Module Installation Guide
Ethernet Module Daughter Cards
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Ethernet Module Daughter Cards

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Ethernet Module Daughter Cards

PoE Daughter Cards

Centralized and Distributed Forwarding Daughter Cards


Ethernet Module Daughter Cards


Revised: August 2012

This appendix describes the daughter cards that are available for installation on certain Catalyst 6500 series Ethernet modules. The daughter cards are divided into two groups: Power over Ethernet (PoE) daughter cards and Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) daughter cards.

PoE Daughter Cards

The PoE daughter cards can be installed either at the factory or in the field on select 10/100 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet switching modules to upgrade the Ethernet switching modules to provide inline power support, which allows the system to power inline devices, such as IP phones, video phones, and wireless access points, over standard copper cabling. There are six PoE daughter cards available for installation on Catalyst 6500 series modules. Table A-1 lists the PoE daughter cards and provides a brief description of their usage.

Table A-1 PoE Daughter Card Support 

PoE Daughter Card
Description
Supported on Ethernet Module
Maximum Power per Port (Watts)

WS-F6K-VPWR=

Cisco prestandard PoE daughter card for 10/100 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet modules. Provides 48 VDC over Category 5, Category 5e, or Category 6 UTP cable up to 328 feet (100 meters).

Note The WS-F6K-VPWR and WS-F6K-VPWR-GE PoE daughter cards are not interchangeable between Ethernet modules.

WS-X6148-RJ-21

WS-X6148-RJ-21V1

WS-X6148-RJ-45

WS-X6148-RJ-45V1

WS-X6348-RJ-21V1

WS-X6348-RJ-45

WS-X6348-RJ-45V1

6.3

WS-F6K-VPWR-GE=

Prestandard PoE daughter card for 10/100 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet modules. Provides 48 VDC over Category 5, Category 5e, or Category 6 UTP cable up to 328 feet (100 meters).

Note The WS-F6K-VPWR and WS-F6K-VPWR-GE PoE daughter cards are not interchangeable between Ethernet modules.

WS-X6148-GE-TX

WS-X6148V-GE-TX1

WS-X6548-GE-TX

WS-X6548V-GE-TX1

6.3

WS-F6K-GE48-AF=

IEEE 802.3af-compliant PoE daughter card for 10/100 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet modules. Provides 48 VDC over Category 5, Category 5e, or Category 6 UTP cable up to 328 feet (100 meters).

WS-X6148-GE-TX

WS-X6148-GE-45AF1

WS-X6148A-GE-TX

WS-X6148A-GE-45AF1

WS-X6548-GE-TX

WS-X6548-GE-45AF1

15.4

WS-F6K-FE48X2-AF=

IEEE 802.3af-compliant PoE daughter card for 96-port 10/100 modules. Provides 48 VDC over Category 5, Category 5e, or Category 6 UTP cable up to 328 feet (100 meters).

WS-X6148X2-RJ-45

WS-X6148X2-45AF1

WS-X6196-RJ-21

WS-X6196-21AF1

15.4

WS-F6K-48-AF=

IEEE 802.3af-compliant PoE daughter card for 10/100 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet modules. Provides 48 VDC over Category 5, Category 5e, or Category 6 UTP cable up to 328 feet (100 meters).

WS-X6148A-RJ-45

WS-X6148-GE-TX

WS-X6148-GE-45AF1

WS-X6148A-GE-TX

WS-X6148A-GE-45AF1

WS-X6548-GE-TX

WS-X6548-GE-45AF1

15.4

WS-F6K-48-AT

IEEE 802.af-compliant for the WS-X6148E-GE-45AT Ethernet module only. Provides 48 VDC over Category 5, Category 5e, or Category 6 UTP cable up to 328 feet (100 meters).

WS-X4148E-GE-45AT1

15.4

1 The base Ethernet module is shipped with the PoE daughter card factory installed.


Centralized and Distributed Forwarding Daughter Cards

The centralized forwarding card (CFC) and the distributed forwarding cards (DFC) can be installed on select Ethernet switching modules in the field to upgrade the modules to support local switching. There is one CFC and six DFC daughter cards available for installation on Catalyst 6500 series modules. Table A-2 lists the available CFC and DFC daughter cards, provides a brief description of the daughter card, and lists the modules that the daughter card is supported on.

Table A-2 CFC and DFC Daughter Card Descriptions 

CFC and DFC Daughter Card
Description
Modules supported on
Memory
Power Required

WS-F6K-DFC

Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) for use on CEF256-based modules (WS-X65xx and WS-X6816-GBIC Ethernet modules). This daughter card is supported only by the Supervisor Engine 2.

WS-X6516-GBIC

WS-X6816-GBIC

WS-X6516-GE-TX

128 MB

2.10 A at 42 VDC

WS-F6K-DFC3A

Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) for use on CEF256-based modules (WS-X65xx and WS-X6816-GBIC Ethernet modules). This daughter card is supported only by the Supervisor Engine 720.

WS-X6516-GBIC

WS-X6816-GBIC

512 MB

(Memory is located on base module)

2.57 A at 42 VDC

WS-F6K-DFC3B

Distributed Forwarding Card 3B (DFC3B) for use on dCEF256 and CEF256 modules. This daughter card is supported only by the Supervisor Engine 720.

WS-X6516-GBIC

WS-X6816-GBIC

256 MB

(Memory is located on base module)

1.67 A at 42 VDC

WS-F6K-DFC3BXL

Distributed Forwarding Card 3BXL (DFC3BXL) for use on dCEF256 and CEF256 modules. This daughter card is supported only by the Supervisor Engine 720.

WS-X6516-GBIC

WS-X6816-GBIC

1 GB

(Memory is located on base module)

2.38 A at 42 VDC

WS-F6700-CFC

Centralized Forwarding Card (CFC) for use on WS-X67xx Ethernet modules. This daughter card is supported only by the Supervisor Engine 720. There are no memory options for this daughter card.

WS-X6704-10GE

WS-X6724-SFP

WS-X6748-SFP

WS-X6748-GE-TX

256 MB

(Memory is located on base module)

0.75 A at 42 VDC

WS-F6700-DFC3A

The Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) is for use on CEF720 modules. This daughter card is supported only by the Supervisor Engine 720.

WS-X6704-10GE

WS-X6724-SFP

WS-X6748-SFP

WS-X6748-GE-TX

256 MB

(Memory is located on base module)

3.0 A at 42 VDC

WS-F6700-DFC3B

The Distributed Forwarding Card 3B (DFC3B) is for use on CEF720 modules. This daughter card is supported only by the Supervisor Engine 720.

WS-X6704-10GE

WS-X6724-SFP

WS-X6748-SFP

WS-X6748-GE-TX

256 MB

(Memory is located on base module)

2.70 A at 42 VDC

WS-F6700-DFC3BXL

The Distributed Forwarding Card 3BXL (DFC3BXL) is for use on CEF720 modules. This daughter card is supported only by the Supervisor Engine 720.

WS-X6704-10GE

WS-X6724-SFP

WS-X6748-SFP

WS-X6748-GE-TX

1 GB1

3.30 A at 42 VDC

WS-F6700-DFC3C

The Distributed Forwarding Card 3C (DFC3C) is shipped as standard on the WS-X6708-10G-3C and the WS-X6716-10G-3C Ethernet modules. It is an option for all other CEF720 line cards beginning with Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SXH. This daughter card is supported only by the Supervisor Engine 720.

WS-X6704-10GE

WS-X6708-10G-3C

WS-X6716-10G-3C

WS-X6716-10T-3C

WS-X6724-SFP

WS-X6748-SFP

WS-X6748-GE-TX

512 MB2

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

512 MB2

512 MB2

512 MB2

1.65 A at 42 VDC

WS-F6700-DFC3CXL

The Distributed Forwarding Card 3CXL (DFC3CXL) is shipped standard on the WS-X6708-10G-3CXL and the WS-X6716-10G-3CXL Ethernet modules. It is an option for all other CEF720 line cards beginning with Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SXH. This daughter card is supported only by the Supervisor Engine 720.

WS-X6704-10GE

WS-X6708-10G-3CXL

WS-X6716-10G-3CXL

WS-X6716-10T-3CXL

WS-X6724-SFP

WS-X6748-SFP

WS-X6748-GE-TX

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

2.35 A at 42 VDC

WS-F6K-DFC4-A

The DFC4-A daughter card is shipped as standard on the WS-X6824-SFP-2T, WS-X6848- SFP-2T, and the WS-X6848-TX-2T Ethernet modules.

Note WS-X67xx versions of these three modules can be upgraded with the DFC4-A daughter card so that they can operate with the Supervisor Engine 2T

WS-X6824-SFP-2T

WS-X6848-SFP-2T

WS-X6848-TX-2T

WS-X6724-SFP

WS-X6748-SFP

WS-X6748-GE-TX

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

2.38 A at 42 VDC

WS-F6K-DFC4-AXL

The DFC4-AXL daughter card replaces the DFC-4-A on the heavy versions of the WS-X6824-SFP-2T, WS-X6848- SFP-2T, and the WS-X6848-TX-2T Ethernet modules.

Note WS-X67xx versions of these three modules can be upgraded with the DFC4-AXL daughter card so that they can operate with the Supervisor Engine 2T

WS-X6824-SFP-2TXL

WS-X6848-SFP-2TXL

WS-X6848-TX-2TXL

WS-X6724-SFP

WS-X6748-SFP

WS-X6748-GE-TX

1GB

2.74 A at 42 VDC

WS-F6K-DFC4-E

The DFC4-E daughter card is shipped standard on the WS-X6816-10G-2T, the WS-X6816-10T-2T, and the WS-X6904-40G-2T Ethernet modules.

Note WS-X67xx versions of these two modules can be upgraded with the DFC4-E daughter card so that they can operate with the Supervisor Engine 2T

WS-X6816-10G-2T

WS-X6816-10T-2T

WS-X6904-40G-2T

1G

1G

2.38 at 42 VDC

WS-F6K-DFC-EXL

The DFC4-EXL daughter card replaces the DFC4-E on the WS-X6816-10G-2T, the WS-X6816-10T-2T, and the WS-X6904-40G-2T Ethernet modules.

Note WS-X67xx versions of these two modules can be upgraded with the DFC4-EXL daughter card so that they can operate with the Supervisor Engine 2T

WS-X6816-10G-2TXL

WS-X6816-10T-2TXL

WS-X6904-40G-2TXL

2.74 A at 42 VDC

1 Requires a memory upgrade on the base module. Refer to the Catalyst 6500 Series DFC3A, DFC3B, DFC3BXL, DFC3C, and DFC3CXL Installation Note for additional information.

2 512 MB is standard. The memory can be upgraded to 1 GB.


Table A-3 lists the supported combinations of WS-F6K-DFC3 daughter cards with the Supervisor Engine 720 models and the corresponding functionality levels.

Table A-3 WS-F6K-DFC Daughter Card Functionality Levels

Supervisor Engine 720 Model
WS-F6K-DFC3A
WS-F6K-DFC3B
WS-F6K-DFC3BXL

WS-SUP720

PFC3A functionality

PFC3A functionality

PFC3A functionality

WS-SUP720-3B

PFC3A functionality

PFC3B functionality

PFC3B functionality

WS-SUP720-3BXL

PFC3A functionality

PFC3B functionality

PFC3BXL functionality

VS-S720-10G-3C

PFC3A functionality

PFC3B functionality

PFC3B functionality

VS-S720-10G-3CXL

PFC3A functionality

PFC3B functionality

PFC3BXL functionality


Table A-4 lists the supported combinations of WS-F6700-DFC3 daughter cards with the Supervisor Engine 720 and Supervisor Engine 720-10G models and the corresponding functionality levels.

Table A-4 WS-F6700-DFC Daughter Card Functionality Levels

Supervisor Engine 720 Model
WS-F6700-DFC3A
WS-F6700-DFC3B
WS-F6700-DFC3BXL
WS-F6700-DFC3C
WS-F6700-DFC3CXL

WS-SUP720

PFC3A functionality

PFC3A functionality

PFC3A functionality

PFC3A functionality

PFC3A functionality

WS-SUP720-3B

PFC3A functionality

PFC3B functionality

PFC3B functionality

PFC3B functionality

PFC3B
functionality

WS-SUP720-3BXL

PFC3A functionality

PFC3B functionality

PFC3BXL functionality

PFC3B functionality

PFC3BXL functionality

VS-S720-10G-3C

PFC3A functionality

PFC3B functionality

PFC3B functionality

PFC3C functionality

PFC3C
functionality

VS-S720-10G-3CXL

PFC3A functionality

PFC3B functionality

PFC3BXL functionality

PFC3C functionality

PFC3CXL functionality


When DFC4 and DFC4XL daughter cards are mixed in a chassis, the system will operate in the lowest common denominator mode (DFC4). Supervisor Engine 2T does not support DFC3 daughter cards installed on modules..