Cisco WS-C6500-SFM Networking Switch Fabric Module
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WS-C6500-SFM Cisco Switch Fabric Module Refurbished

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WS-C6500-SFM Catalyst 6500 Switch Fabric Module | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Enhances Switching Capabilities of 6500 Series Switch

The WS-C6500-SFM (Supervisor Fabric Module) is a switch fabric module for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches. It enhances the switching capabilities of the switch by providing additional bandwidth and increased scalability. The module is designed to work in conjunction with a supervisor engine and provides a high-speed connection between the supervisor engine and the switch backplane. It increases the number of ports supported on the switch, as well as the maximum throughput. The SFM also provides improved redundancy and failover capabilities, allowing for faster recovery in the event of a failure. Additionally, the SFM can be used to offload certain data-plane processing tasks from the supervisor engine, which can help to improve the overall performance of the switch. It can support upto 48Gbps of switching capacity and also provides advanced QoS and security features.

Maximizing Performance of Catalyst Switch

The WS-C6500-SFM (Supervisor Fabric Module) is a network module for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switch that provides high-performance switching and routing capabilities. To maximize its performance, it is important to ensure that the module is properly configured and that the network is designed to take advantage of its features.

  • Properly configuring the module: The module should be configured with the correct network settings, such as IP addresses and VLANs, to ensure that it can communicate with other devices on the network.
  • Utilizing Quality of Service (QoS): The module's QoS features should be configured and used to prioritize important traffic, such as voice and video, to ensure that it is not impacted by less critical traffic.
  • Utilizing Traffic Engineering: The module's traffic engineering features, such as traffic shaping and policing, should be configured and used to manage network traffic and prevent congestion.
  • Utilizing High Availability Features: The module's high availability features, such as redundancy and failover, should be configured and used to ensure that the network remains up and running in the event of a failure.
  • Properly sizing the switch fabric module: The switch fabric module should be properly sized to handle the expected traffic load.
  • Keeping the module's firmware and software up-to-date: The module's firmware and software should be kept up-to-date to ensure that it has the latest security patches and features.

Troubleshooting and Diagnostics

The Troubleshooting and Diagnostics of the WS-C6500-SFM Cisco Switch Fabric Module involve several steps:

  • Verify the module's status using the "show module" command. This will show the current status of the module, including whether it is online or offline.
  • Check for any error messages related to the module using the "show logging" command. This will show any system messages that have been generated related to the module.
  • Check for any hardware failures using the "show environment" command. This will show the status of various components such as temperature, voltage, and fan status.
  • Check for any configuration issues using the "show running-config" command. This will show the current configuration of the module and can help identify any misconfigurations.
  • If the module is still not functioning properly, try reseating the module and power cycling the switch. If the problem persists, it may be necessary to replace the module.
  • If the problem is still not resolved, you may have to open a TAC (Technical Assistance Center) case with Cisco to get further help.

General Information

  • Manufacturer Cisco Systems, Inc
  • Manufacturer Part Number WS-C6500-SFM
  • Brand Name Cisco
  • Product Name Switch Fabric Module
  • Product Type Switch Fabric Module

Technical Information

  • Application/Usage Data Networking


  • The Switch Fabric Module enables 30 Mpps Cisco Express Forwarding (CEF)-based central forwarding on Supervisor Engine 2
  • The Switch Fabric Module enables up to 210 Mpps distributed forwarding on DCF-enabled switch fabric modules
  • The Switch Fabric Module supports advanced services such as quality of service (QoS) and security in hardware via access control lists (ACLs)

Compatibility Information:

  • Catalyst 6506
  • Catalyst 6509
  • Catalyst 6509-NEB switch
  • Cisco 7606 Internet Router
  • Cisco 7609 Internet Router chassis
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

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