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Boost speed, performance, and security with our latest high-density, modular-core enterprise network switches. 

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The 9-slot Cisco Catalyst 6509-E Switch provides high port densities that are ideal for many wiring closet, distribution, and core network as well as data center deployments. The Cisco Catalyst 6509-E supports Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series end-to-end operational consistency benefits.

Important Features


Supports all Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series modules, including:

  • Supervisor engines
  • Fast Ethernet modules (with IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet [PoE])
  • Gigabit Ethernet modules (with IEEE 802.3af PoE)
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet modules
  • Flex WAN modules
  • Shared Port Adaptors/SPA Interface Processors
  • Multi-Gigabit services modules (wireless, network analysis, and security)

The Cisco Catalyst 6509-E supports both Cisco Catalyst OS and Cisco IOS Software. It also supports up to a 6000W power supply, thus providing the ability to support large numbers of IEEE 802.3af PoE devices.

The Cisco Catalyst 6509-E provides maximum uptime with redundancy and rapid (1 to 3 seconds) stateful failover across supervisor engines. It supports modular Cisco IOS Software to minimize unplanned downtime through self-healing processes and simplifies software changes through subsystem in-service software upgrades.


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