Cisco WS-C6509 9 Slot Switch Chassis
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Cisco WS-C6509 Catalyst 9 Slot Switch Chassis Refurbished

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WS-C6509 Catalyst 6500 9 Expansion Slots Ethernet Switch Chassis No Power supply and No Fan Tray | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Unveiling the WS-C6509 Catalyst 6500 Ethernet Switch Chassis

The WS-C6509 Catalyst 6500 is a high-performance Ethernet switch chassis designed for large-scale network deployments. With nine expansion slots, it provides ample room for various modules and interfaces to meet the diverse needs of modern networking environments. In this detailed description, we will explore the features, specifications, and benefits of the WS-C6509 Catalyst 6500 chassis, focusing on its design, expansion capabilities, and compatibility.

Overview of the WS-C6509 Catalyst 6500 Chassis

The WS-C6509 Catalyst 6500 chassis is a key component in Cisco's Catalyst family of networking equipment. It serves as the foundation for building robust and scalable network infrastructures in enterprise, data center, and service provider environments. The chassis is designed to accommodate a wide range of line cards, supervisor engines, and other modules, allowing organizations to customize their networks according to their specific requirements.

Key Features of the WS-C6509 Catalyst 6500 ChassisNine Expansion Slots

The WS-C6509 chassis features nine expansion slots, providing flexibility for adding various modules such as interface cards, service modules, and supervisor engines. This scalability allows organizations to expand their networks as needed without requiring a complete overhaul of their infrastructure.

High Availability

The Catalyst 6500 series is known for its high availability features, including redundant power supplies and hot-swappable components. This ensures minimal downtime and maximum uptime for critical network services.

Modular Design

The chassis's modular design enables easy installation and removal of components, making it simple to upgrade or replace modules without disrupting network operations. This modularity also allows for future-proofing, as new modules can be added to support emerging technologies and requirements.

Advanced Management Capabilities

The WS-C6509 chassis supports Cisco's comprehensive suite of management tools, including Cisco IOS Software, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, and Cisco Network Assistant. These tools provide network administrators with intuitive interfaces for configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting tasks.

Scalable Performance

With support for high-density line cards and supervisor engines, the WS-C6509 chassis delivers scalable performance to meet the demands of modern networks. Whether deploying high-speed Ethernet, fiber channel, or wireless technologies, the Catalyst 6500 series offers the performance needed to support bandwidth-intensive applications and services.

Expansion Slots and Compatibility

The WS-C6509 Catalyst 6500 chassis features nine expansion slots, which can accommodate various modules and interfaces to meet the needs of different network environments. These expansion slots support a wide range of line cards, supervisor engines, and other modules, offering flexibility and scalability for network expansion and customization.

Line Cards

The expansion slots on the WS-C6509 chassis are primarily designed to accommodate line cards, which provide interfaces for connecting devices to the network. These line cards come in different configurations, supporting various Ethernet, fiber channel, and other connectivity standards. Additionally, the Catalyst 6500 series offers a range of line cards with different port densities and speeds, allowing organizations to tailor their networks to their specific requirements.

Supervisor Engines

In addition to line cards, the WS-C6509 chassis also supports supervisor engines, which serve as the brains of the switch. Supervisor engines provide advanced features such as routing, switching, and management capabilities, making them essential components of the Catalyst 6500 series. Organizations can choose from a variety of supervisor engine models with different performance levels and feature sets to suit their needs.

Service Modules

The expansion slots on the WS-C6509 chassis can also accommodate service modules, which provide additional functionality and services to the network. These service modules may include features such as firewalling, intrusion prevention, content filtering, and VPN services, enhancing the security and performance of the network. By installing service modules in the Catalyst 6500 chassis, organizations can consolidate network services and simplify management.

Compatibility and Interoperability

The WS-C6509 Catalyst 6500 chassis is designed to work seamlessly with other components in the Catalyst 6500 series, including line cards, supervisor engines, and service modules. Cisco maintains strict compatibility and interoperability standards across its product lines, ensuring that components from different generations can work together smoothly.

Backward Compatibility

The WS-C6509 chassis is backward compatible with older line cards, supervisor engines, and modules, allowing organizations to upgrade their networks gradually without having to replace all of their existing hardware. This backward compatibility helps protect organizations' investments in network infrastructure and ensures a smooth transition to newer technologies and capabilities.

Interoperability with Third-Party Equipment

While the Catalyst 6500 series is designed to work optimally with Cisco's components, it also offers interoperability with third-party equipment through industry-standard protocols and interfaces. This interoperability allows organizations to integrate Cisco switches with devices from other vendors, providing flexibility and choice in building their networks.

Software Compatibility

The WS-C6509 chassis is compatible with Cisco IOS Software, the industry-leading operating system for Cisco networking devices. Cisco IOS Software provides a rich set of features and capabilities for configuring, managing, and securing network infrastructure. Additionally, the Catalyst 6500 series supports software upgrades and updates, ensuring that organizations can take advantage of the latest enhancements and security patches.

Deployment Scenarios and Use Cases

The WS-C6509 Catalyst 6500 chassis is suitable for a wide range of deployment scenarios and use cases, thanks to its scalability, flexibility, and high performance. Some common deployment scenarios include:

Enterprise Networks

Large enterprises can deploy the WS-C6509 chassis as a core switch in their network infrastructure, providing high-speed connectivity to various departments, offices, and data centers. The chassis's scalability allows it to accommodate growing traffic volumes and support bandwidth-intensive applications such as video conferencing, cloud computing, and big data analytics.

Data Centers

The WS-C6509 chassis is well-suited for deployment in data center environments, where high availability and scalability are essential requirements. By leveraging features such as redundant power supplies and hot-swappable components, data center operators can ensure continuous operation and minimize the risk of downtime. Additionally, the chassis's support for high-density line cards and supervisor engines enables data centers to handle large volumes of traffic and support virtualized workloads.

Service Provider Networks

Service providers can use the WS-C6509 chassis to build resilient and scalable network infrastructures that deliver high-performance services to their customers. Whether providing Internet access, voice services, or cloud connectivity, service providers can rely on the Catalyst 6500 series to deliver the performance and reliability required to meet their customers' needs.

Campus Networks

Educational institutions, government agencies, and large enterprises with campus-style environments can benefit from deploying the WS-C6509 chassis as a distribution switch. By connecting access switches to the chassis, organizations can centralize network management and policy enforcement while providing high-speed connectivity to users and devices across the campus.

General Information about the 9 Slots Ethernet Switch Chassis
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# WS-C6509
  • Product Line: Catalyst
  • Product Series: 6500
  • Product Model: 6509
  • Product Name: Catalyst 6509 Ethernet Switch
  • Product Type: Ethernet Switch Chassis
I/O Expansions of Catalyst 6509 Ethernet Switch
  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 9
  • Reliability-
  • MTBF: 61361 Hour
Power Description
  • Power Source: Power Supply
  • Redundant Power Supply: Yes
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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