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Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Supervisor Engine 6T Data Sheet

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The next-generation Cisco Catalyst 6800 Supervisor Engine 6T unlocks high performance on the Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL modular switching platform.

Product Overview

The Cisco® Catalyst® 6800 Supervisor Engine 6T (Figure 1) is the newest addition to the family of supervisor engines. The Supervisor Engine 6T is designed to deliver higher performance, better scalability, and enhanced hardware-enabled features. Supervisor Engine 6T integrates a 6-Terabit crossbar switch fabric that enables high performance on the Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL Chassis in active-standby mode. The forwarding engine on Supervisor Engine 6T is capable of delivering high-performance forwarding for Layer 2 and Layer 3 services. The rich feature set of Supervisor Engine 6T supports existing applications such as traditional IP forwarding, Layer 2 and Layer 3 Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPNs, VPLS, MACSEC while supporting new features such as Instant Access, SGT, Hardware-Enabled BFD Offload and In-band Span. The Cisco Catalyst 6800 Supervisor Engine 6T and all the features and the technical advancements establish product leadership in next-generation enterprise campus deployments.

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Figure 1.         

Supervisor Engine 6T

Features and Benefits

This section provides scalability and performance capabilities of the Supervisor Engine 6T and the functions it supports. Tables 1 through 4 show the scalability, virtualization, and security features for Supervisor Engine 6T. Tables 5 and 6 highlight the NetFlow and Multicast features.

Table 1.           Base System Scalability

Attribute

C6800-SUP6T

C6800-SUP6T-XL

MAC entries

128K

128K

Routes

256K (IPv4)

128K (IPv6)

Up to 1024K (IPv4)

Up to 512K (IPv6)

ACL entries

64K shared for QoS and security

256K shared for QoS and security

NetFlow entries

512K per PFC4/4XL

1024K per PFC4/4XL

Multicast routes

Up to 128K (IPv4)

Up to 128K (IPv6)

Up to 128K (IPv4)

Up to 128K (IPv6)

IPv4 routing

In hardware

Up to 780 Mpps*

In hardware

Up to 780 Mpps*

IPv6 routing

In hardware

Up to 390 Mpps*

In hardware

Up to 390 Mpps*

Layer 2 bridging

In hardware

Up to 780 Mpps

In hardware

Up to 780 Mpps

Jumbo frame support

Up to 9216 bytes

(for bridged and routed packets)

Up to 9216 bytes

(for bridged and routed packets)

VLAN

4K

4K

Bridge domains

16K

16K

MPLS

MPLS in hardware to support use of Layer 3 VPNs and Ethernet over (EoMPLS) tunneling

Up to 8192 VRFs, with a total of up to 256K forwarding entries per system

MPLS in hardware to support use of Layer 3 VPNs and EoMPLS tunneling

Up to 8192 VRFs, with a total of up to 1024K forwarding entries per system

Logical interfaces

128K

128K

EtherChannel hash

8 bits

8 bits

VPLS

In hardware (up to 390 Mpps)

In hardware (up to 390 Mpps)

Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)

In hardware (up to 390 Mpps)

In hardware (up to 390 Mpps)

Network Address Translation (NAT)

Hardware assisted

Hardware assisted

Onboard memory

4 GB

4 GB

Ingress buffers

1.25 MB per 10-Gb port in 2:1 mode

2.5 MB per 10-Gb port in 1:1 mode

(10 MB per port ASIC)

1.25 MB per 10-Gb port in 2:1 mode

2.5 MB per 10-Gb port in 1:1 mode

(10 MB per port ASIC)

Egress buffers

250 MB per 10-Gb port in 2:1 mode

1 GB per 40-Gb port in 2:1 mode

500 MB per 10-Gb port in 1:1 mode

2 GB per 40-Gb port in 1:1 mode

(2 GB per fabric interface and replication engine (FIRE) ASIC)

250 MB per 10-Gb port in 2:1 mode

1 GB per 40-Gb port in 2:1 mode

500 MB per 10-Gb port in 1:1 mode

2 GB per 40-Gb port in 1:1 mode

(2 GB per fabric interface and replication engine (FIRE) ASIC)

* Requires a fully populated 6513-E chassis with Distributed Forwarding Card4 (DFC4) and DFC4XL

Table 2.           QoS Features and Scalability

Feature

C6800-SUP6T

C6800-SUP6T-XL

Layer 3 classification and marking Access Control Entries (ACEs)

64K shared for QoS and security

256K shared for QoS and 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 Access Control Lists (ACLs) featuring per-port and 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

Class of Service (CoS) and Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP)-based queue mapping

Yes

Yes

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

Yes

Yes

Traffic shaping

Yes

Yes

Hierarchical QoS

2-level

2-level

Receive and transmit queues

Default: 1p7q4t

Configurable: 2p6q4t

Default: 1p7q4t

Configurable: 2p6q4t

Table 3.           Security Features and Scalability

Feature

C6800-SUP6T

C6800-SUP6T-XL

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 and security

256K shared for QoS and security

CPU rate limiters (DoS protection)

57

57

Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF) check (IPv4/IPv6)

Up to 16

Up to 16

Number of interfaces with a 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 and Security Group Access Control List)

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.1ae (MACsec) Layer 2 encryption in hardware

Yes

Yes

CPU hardware rate limiters by PPS or BPS

Yes

Yes

Control Plane Policing (CoPP) for multicast

Layer 2 and 3 support

Layer 2 and 3 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 4.           MPLS and Virtualization Features

Feature

C6800-SUP6T

C6800-SUP6T-XL

Virtual Switching System (VSS)

Yes

Yes

Instant access

Yes

Yes

Label imposition and disposition (MPLS‑PE), swapping (MPLS‑P)

Yes

Yes

Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)

Yes

Yes

MPLS VPN

Yes

Yes

Virtual Route Forwarding (VRF) Lite

Yes

Yes

Easy Virtual Network (EVN)

Yes

Yes

QoS mechanisms using experimental (EXP) bits

Yes

Yes

MPLS-RSVP-TE

Yes

Yes

MPLS TE tunnels

1K

1K

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 tunneling (Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol [ISATAP], 6to4, GRE)

Yes

Yes

QoS support for uniform, short pipe, and pipe mode tunnel

Yes

Yes

Native virtual private LAN services (VPLS) in hardware

Yes

Yes

Hierarchical VPLS

Yes

Yes

VPLS pseudo-wire

4K

4K

Native Layer 2-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 5.           NetFlow Features

Feature

C6800-SUP6T

C6800-SUP6T-XL

NetFlow support in hardware

Yes

Yes

Flexible NetFlow

Yes

Yes

Sampled NetFlow

Yes

Yes

Ingress and egress NetFlow

Yes

Yes

L2 NetFlow

Yes

Yes

MPLS ingress and egress NetFlow

Yes

Yes

Copy-based sampling

Yes

Yes

Yielding NDE

Yes

Yes

Per-VRF NetFlow

Yes

Yes

Multiple exporters

Yes

Yes

IPFIX

Yes

Yes

Table 6.           Multicast Features

Feature

C6800-SUP6T

C6800-SUP6T-XL

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

Ingress and egress replication in hardware

Yes

Yes

Platform Support and Compatibility

Table 7 shows the product compatibility and specifications. Table 8 outlines optics support.

Table 7.           Product Compatibility and Specifications

Product

Specifications

Chassis compatibility

  6500 E-Series *: Cisco Catalyst 6503-E, 6504-E, 6506-E, 6509-E, 6509-V-E, 6513-E
  6800 Series: Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL

Switch fabric

  6-Tbps crossbar switch fabric with 28 fabric channels

Line card compatibility

  C6800-8P40G, C6800-8P40G-XL
  C6800-8P10G, C6800-8P10G-XL
  C6800-16P10G, C6800-16P10G-XL
  C6800-32P10G, C6800-32P10G-XL
  C6800-48P-SFP, C6800-48P-SFP-XL
  C6800-48P-TX, C6800-48P-TX-XL
  WS-X6904-40G-2T, WS-X6904-40G-2TXL
  WS-X6908-10G-2T, WS-X6908-10G-2TXL
  WS-X6824-SFP-2T, WS-X6824-SFP-2TXL
  WS-X6848-SFP-2T, WS-X6848-SFP-2TXL
  WS-X6848-TX-2T, WS-X6848-TX-2TXL
  WS-X6816-10T-2T, WS-X6816-10T-2TXL
  WS-X6816-10G-2T, WS-X6816-10G-2TXL
  With a DFC4 or DFC4XL upgrade (WS-F6k-DFC4-A, WS-F6k-DFC4-AXL)
  WS-X6704-10GE
  WS-X6724-SFP
  WS-X6748-SFP
  WS-X6748-GE-TX
  With a DFC4 or DFC4XL upgrade (WS-F6k-DFC4-E, WS-F6k-DFC4-EXL)
  WS-X6716-10GE
  WS-X6716-10T

Service Modules

No Service Modules are supported

Supported IA clients

  C6800IA-48TD – 48-port data-only IA
  C6800IA-48FPD – 48-port PoE/PoE+
  C6800IA-48FPDR – 48-port PoE/PoE+
  WS-C3560CX-12PD-S – 12-port PoE, 8-port PoE+
  WS-C3560CX-8XPD-S – 8-port PoE

Slot requirements

Occupies the Supervisor slots as follows:

  3-slot E-chassis – slots 1 and 2
  4-slot E-chassis – slots 1 and 2
  6-slot E-chassis – slots 5 and 6
  7-slot 6807-XL chassis – slots 3 and 4
  9-slot V-E chassis – slots 5 and 6
  9-slot E-chassis – slots 5 and 6
  13-slot E-chassis – slots 7 and 8

Software compatibility

  Cisco IOS ® Software Release 15.3(1)SY and future releases

Software packages

  IP Services
  Advanced Enterprise

Mgmt0

  RJ45/SFP replaces the Connectivity Management Processor (CMP)

DRAM

  4-GB DDR3 for Standard and XL

NVRAM

  4 MB

Bootdisk

  4 GB (eUSB)

Disk 0

  USB type A host drive

USB console port

  USB type B mini

Management LED

  Blue Beacon LED

Uplink ports

  8 x 1-Gb/10-Gb Small Form Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) ports
  2 x 40-Gb QSFP ports

Console ports

  RJ-45 serial
  USB mini B USB console
  RJ-45 management Ethernet port
  SFP fiber management port

Reliability and availability

  Stateful Switchover + Nonstop Forwarding (SSO+NSF)
  Fast Software Upgrade (FSU)
  Enhanced Fast Software Upgrade (EFSU) – (Single Box, 2 Supervisors)
  In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) – (VSS, VS4O)
  Online Insertion and Removal (OIR) hot swap of power supplies, modules, fan trays, supervisors

MIBs

  Check the Cisco MIB finder for more information: https://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml

Network management

  Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller – Enterprise Module (APIC-EM)
  Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Remote Monitoring (RMON)

Physical specifications

  (H x W x D): 1.73 x 14.4 x 16 in (4.4 x 36.6 x 40.6 cm)
  Weight: 11.64 lbs, 11.73 lbs (XL)

Power consumption

  Standard: 341 W maximum
  XL: 354 W maximum

ECC

  ECC protection support

Environmental conditions

  Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
  Storage temperature: -40 to 167°F (-40 to 75°C)
  Relative humidity: 10 to 90 percent, noncondensing
* SW Support for the Sup6T on the 6500-E chassis will be available in 2H 2016 and will not be available at FCS

Table 8.           Optics Support

Transceiver

Type and details

GLC-GE-100FX

100 Mbps SFP

GLC-T

1-Gb SFP

GLC-SX-MM

1-Gb SFP

GLC-LH-SM

1-Gb SFP

GLC-SX-MMD

1-Gb SFP

GLC-LH-SMD

1-Gb SFP

GLC-EX-SMD

1-Gb SFP

GLC-ZX-SMD

1-Gb SFP

GLC-BX-U

1-Gb SFP

GLC-BX-D

1-Gb SFP

SFP-10G-SR

10-Gb SFP+

SFP-10G-LR

10-Gb SFP+

SFP-10G-LRM

10-Gb SFP+

SFP-10G-ER

10-Gb SFP+

SFP-10G-ZR

10-Gb SFP+

SFP-10G-SR-S

10-Gb S-Class SFP+

SFP-10G-LR-S

10-Gb S-Class SFP+

SFP-10G-ER-S

10-Gb S-Class SFP+

SFP-10G-ZR-S

10-Gb S-Class SFP+

SFP-10G-BX40D-I

10-Gb BiDi SFP+

SFP-10G-BX40U-I

10-Gb BiDi SFP+

CWDM-SFP10G-1590

10-Gb CWDM SFP+

DWDM-SFP10G

10-Gb DWDM SFP+

SFP-H10GB-CU1M

10-Gb passive copper cable

SFP-H10GB-CU1-5M

10-Gb passive copper cable

SFP-H10GB-CU2M

10-Gb passive copper cable

SFP-H10GB-CU2-5M

10-Gb passive copper cable

SFP-H10GB-CU3M

10-Gb passive copper cable

SFP-H10GB-CU5M

10-Gb passive copper cable

SFP-H10GB-ACU7M

10-Gb active copper cable

SFP-H10GB-ACU10M

10-Gb active copper cable

SFP-10G-AOC1M

10-Gb active optical cable

SFP-10G-AOC2M

10-Gb active optical cable

SFP-10G-AOC3M

10-Gb active optical cable

SFP-10G-AOC5M

10-Gb active optical cable

SFP-10G-AOC7M

10-Gb active optical cable

SFP-10G-AOC10M

10-Gb active optical cable

QSFP-40G-SR4

40-Gb QSFP

QSFP-40G-CSR4

40-Gb QSFP

QSFP-40G-LR4

40-Gb QSFP

QSFP-40G-SR-BD

40-Gb QSFP

QSFP-H40G-CU1M

40-Gb passive copper cable

QSFP-H40G-CU3M

40-Gb passive copper cable

QSFP-H40G-CU5M

40-Gb passive copper cable

QSFP-H40G-ACU7M

40-Gb active copper cable

QSFP-H40G-ACU10M

40-Gb active copper cable

QSFP-H40G-AOC1M

40-Gb active copper cable

QSFP-H40G-AOC2M

40-Gb active copper cable

QSFP-H40G-AOC3M

40-Gb active copper cable

QSFP-H40G-AOC5M

40-Gb active copper cable

QSFP-H40G-AOC7M

40-Gb active copper cable

QSFP-H40G-AOC10M

40-Gb active copper cable

QSFP-H40G-AOC15M

40-Gb active copper cable

QSFP-4SFP10G-CU1M

40-Gb to 4x10-Gb passive copper breakout cable

QSFP-4SFP10G-CU3M

40-Gb to 4x10-Gb passive copper breakout cable

QSFP-4SFP10G-CU5M

40-Gb to 4x10-Gb passive copper breakout cable

QSFP-4X10G-AC7M

40-Gb to 4x10-Gb active copper breakout cable

QSFP-4X10G-AC10M

40-Gb to 4x10-Gb active copper breakout cable

QSFP-4X10G-AOC1M

40-Gb to 4x10-Gb active optical breakout cable

QSFP-4X10G-AOC2M

40-Gb to 4x10-Gb active optical breakout cable

QSFP-4X10G-AOC3M

40-Gb to 4x10-Gb active optical breakout cable

QSFP-4X10G-AOC5M

40-Gb to 4x10-Gb active optical breakout cable

QSFP-4X10G-AOC7M

40-Gb to 4x10-Gb active optical breakout cable

QSFP-4X10G-AOC10M

40-Gb to 4x10-Gb active optical breakout cable

Product Compliance

Table 9 shows compliance standards.

Table 9.           Product Compliance

Regulatory Compliance

Safety

  UL 60950-1
  CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
  EN 60950-1
  IEC 60950-1
  AS/NZS 60950-1
  GB4943

EMC: Emissions

  47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  CISPR22 Class A
  EN55022 Class A
  ICES003 Class A
  VCCI Class A
  EN61000-3-2
  EN61000-3-3
  KN22 Class A
  CNS13438 Class A

EMC: Immunity

  EN50082-1
  EN61000-6-1
  EN55024
  CISPR24
  EN300386
  KN 61000-4 Series

Ordering Information

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page. Tables 10 and 11 provide part numbers for the Supervisor Engine models and software.

Table 10.       Supervisor Engine and Memory Part Number

Part Number

Description

C6800-SUP6T

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Supervisor Engine 6T

C6800-SUP6T-XL

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Supervisor Engine 6T XL

C6800-SUP6T =

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Supervisor Engine 6T Spare

C6800-SUP6T-XL=

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Supervisor Engine 6T XL Spare

Table 11.       Software Part Numbers

Software Part Number

Description

SP6TAEK9-15301SY

Cisco CAT6800-S6T IOS ADV ENT SERV FULL ENCRYPT

SP6TAEK9N-15301SY

Cisco CAT6800-S6T IOS ADVANCED ENTERPRISE SERVICES NPE

SP6TISK9-15301SY

CAT6800-S6T IOS IP SERV LAN ONLY FULL ENCRYPT

SP6TISK9N-15301SY

CAT6800-S6T IOS IP SERV LAN ONLY NPE

Warranty Information and Technical Service Options

The Cisco Catalyst 6500 C4 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, visit https://www.cisco.com/go/warranty.

For information about Cisco Technical Services, visit https://www.cisco.com/go/ts.

Table 12 shows the Cisco technical services available for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 C4 System.

Table 12.       Cisco Technical Services for Cisco Catalyst 6500 C4 System

Technical Services

Cisco SMARTnet® Service

  24-hour global access to the Cisco TAC
  Unrestricted access to the extensive Cisco.com resources, communities, and tools
  Next-business-day, 8x5x4, 24x7x4, and 24x7x2 advance hardware replacement 2 and onsite parts replacement and installation available
  Ongoing operating system software updates within the licensed feature set 1
  Proactive diagnostics and real-time alerts on Cisco 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.

Footnotes:

1 Cisco operating system updates include maintenance releases, minor updates, and major updates within the licensed feature set.
2 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 shipping is provided. Restrictions apply; review the appropriate service descriptions for details.

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