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Recommended Migration: The Cisco Catalyst 6503-E Switch replaces this end-of sale product.
The 3- slot Catalyst 6503 chassis offers a compact 4 rack-unit height that is ideally suited for multi-Gbps secure data centers, remote access, e-commerce, and converged network solutions. Supports Catalyst 6500 series end-to-end operational consistency benefits.
Supports all Catalyst 6500 modules, including all,
- Supervisor engines
- Switch fabric modules
- Fast Ethernet modules
- Gigabit Ethernet modules
- Voice modules
- Flex Wan Modules
- ATM modules
- Multi Gigabit services modules (content services ,firewall, intrusion detection, IPSec/VPN, network analysis, and SSL acceleration)
Supports both CatOS and IOS software
Provides maximum uptime with redundancy and rapid 2-3 second failover across supervisor engine.
The Cisco Catalyst 6503 Firewall Security System is a three-slot model providing a turnkey solution that integrates a Cisco Catalyst 6000 Supervisor 2 (with integrated Policy and Multilayer Switch Feature cards [PFC2/MFC2] for system control, routing services, and dual-Gigabit-Ethernet ports); a Cisco Catalyst Firewall Service Module providing 5 Gbps of firewall services; and a single open slot for site customization.
(All Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches Bulletins)
Cisco Catalyst CSM and SSL System Product Bulletin
(All Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches Data Sheets)