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The 9- slot, vertical-chassis Catalyst 6509-NEBS has back-to-front airflow and is ideally suited for service-provider environments or for those enterprise customer environments in which front-to-back airflow is preferred.

Key Features:

Supports all Catalyst 6500 modules, including all:

  • Supervisor engines
  • Switch fabric modules
  • Fast Ethernet modules
  • Gigabit Ethernet modules
  • 10 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

Provides front-to-back airflow

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