Now Available for Download
Cisco IOS Software Modularity is now available as a software upgrade for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 Release 12.2(18)SXF4 and higher. Download Now
An upgrade for Supervisor Engine 32 is scheduled to be available September 30, 2006.
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series with Cisco IOS Software Modularity boosts operational efficiency and minimizes downtime through evolutionary software infrastructure advancements. By enabling modular Cisco IOS subsystems to run in independent, self-healing processes, this innovation:
- Minimizes unplanned downtime through fault containment and stateful process restarts, raising the availability of converged applications
- Simplifies software changes through subsystem In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU), significantly reducing code certification and deployment times and decreasing business risks
- Enables process-level, automated policy control by integrating Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM), offloading time-consuming tasks to the network and accelerating the resolution of network issues
Hear what customers have to say:
"We estimate that Cisco IOS Software Modularity will reduce the time required to upgrade software on our company's more than 60 Catalyst 6500s from six weeks to less than six hours, all without having to wait for planned network outage."
- Dave Rogers, Senior IT Network Manager, American Century Investments
"By taking advantage of Cisco IOS Software Modularity and high-availability features on our Catalyst 6500 switches, we can now deploy targeted software patches to help us increase network availability while lowering operational expenditures. We can reduce the need for scheduling maintenance outside office hours by avoiding having to reboot switches after a patch has been applied. And Embedded Event Manager gives us the control to automate routine operations and simplify the detection of irregularities, helping us work more efficiently."
- Hugo Hirzel, Head of Corporate Network Engineering, Swisscom IT Services
The addition of Cisco IOS Software Modularity on the Catalyst 6500 series is the latest software innovation being delivered on Cisco's flagship switching platform. A deep pipeline of new software innovations are in development for the Catalyst 6500 series, which will continue to extend this platform's technology leadership in the LAN switching market.
Cisco Catalyst 6500 with IOS Modularity Flash Demo
Cisco Catalyst 6500 with IOS Modularity At-A-Glance
One page summary of Catalyst 6500 with Cisco IOS Software Modularity.
Cisco Catalyst 6500 with IOS Modularity Product Bulletin
This product bulletin highlights specific product information for Cisco IOS Software Modularity on the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches.
Cisco Catalyst 6500 with IOS Modularity FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions on Catalyst 6500 with Cisco IOS Software Modularity.