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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 1A



The Supervisor 1A offers layers 3-7 services via two daughter cards, the Policy Feature Card (PFC) and Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC). The PFC offers enhanced services like server switching and QoS, while the Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC) provides multiprotocol routing.

Supervisor 1A provides enhanced performance and support for a broad range of services, including:

  • Intelligent multi layer switching and network management
  • Support for the FlexWAN module for WAN-edge connectivity
  • 2 GBIC-based Gigabit uplink ports
  • Wire-speed IP/IPX Multicast
  • Full Internet routing table support
  • Wire-rate inter-VLAN IOS access control lists (ACL) and intra-VLAN access control lists (VACL)
  • HSRP for high availability and load balancing
  • QoS features

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