Cisco WS-F6700-DFC3A Networking Switch Module
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Why WS-F6700-DFC3A Cisco DFC3A Distributed Refurbished is the best?

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WS-F6700-DFC3A Catalyst 6500 Distributed Forwarding Card for WS-X67xx modules | Made by Cisco | Refurbished

Interface Types of This Product: Switch Module

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Remote Management and Monitoring

The WS-F6700-DFC3A Cisco DFC3A Distributed Forwarding Card supports remote management and monitoring to help simplify network administration and troubleshooting.

Some of the key remote management and monitoring features of the WS-F6700-DFC3A include:

  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) - Enables the WS-F6700-DFC3A to be remotely monitored and managed using SNMP-based network management software.
  • Remote Monitoring (RMON) - Provides the ability to monitor network performance, statistics, and events remotely.
  • Syslog - Allows the WS-F6700-DFC3A to send log messages to a remote syslog server for centralized logging and analysis.
  • Telnet - Enables remote access to the WS-F6700-DFC3A for configuration and management.
  • Secure Shell (SSH) - Provides secure, encrypted Telnet-like access to the WS-F6700-DFC3A for remote management.

Power Options and Redundancy

The WS-F6700-DFC3A Cisco DFC3A Distributed Forwarding Card supports several power options and redundancy features to ensure high availability and reliability for the network. These include:

  • Dual Power Supplies: The WS-F6700-DFC3A supports dual power supplies to provide redundant power to the card, ensuring that if one power supply fails, the other power supply can take over.
  • Power Supply Options: The WS-F6700-DFC3A supports both internal and external power supplies, providing flexibility and redundancy options for the network.
  • Power Supply Redundancy: The WS-F6700-DFC3A supports power supply redundancy, allowing the switch to continue operating even if one of the power supplies fails.
  • Hot-Swappable Power Supplies: The power supplies in the WS-F6700-DFC3A are hot-swappable, allowing them to be replaced without affecting network operations.
  • Load Sharing: The power supplies in the WS-F6700-DFC3A are designed to share the load, reducing the risk of overloading the power supply.
  • Power Management: The WS-F6700-DFC3A supports power management features, such as Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), to help reduce power consumption and improve energy efficiency.

Security and Access Control

The WS-F6700-DFC3A Cisco DFC3A Distributed Forwarding Card provides a range of security and access control features to help secure networks and prevent unauthorized access.

Some of the key security and access control features of the WS-F6700-DFC3A include:

  • Access Control Lists (ACLs) - Allow administrators to define specific policies for controlling access to network resources.
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) - Provides the ability to authenticate users and control their access to network resources based on predefined policies.
  • Port Security - Enables administrators to limit the number of MAC addresses that can be learned on a switch port, helping to prevent unauthorized access.
  • 802.1X Authentication - A standard for providing port-based network access control. It requires users to authenticate with a network device, such as a switch, before being granted access to the network.
  • SSH - Provides secure, encrypted Telnet-like access to the WS-F6700-DFC3A for remote management.

By providing these security and access control features, the WS-F6700-DFC3A helps ensure that network resources are protected and only accessible to authorized users.

General Information

  • Manufacturer Cisco
  • Manufacturer Part Number WS-F6700-DFC3A
  • Product Model WS-F6700-DFC3A
  • Product Name DFC3A Distributed Forwarding Card
  • Product Type Distributed Forwarding Card
  • Application/Usage Wide Area Network


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About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

Different Types of Switches

Networking switches vary widely depending on the number of devices they can support, network bandwidth/speed, and form factor. Switches for small offices will have anything between 4 and 8 ports and can fit on a desk. For larger office network implementation, switches may have 24 ports, 48 ports, 96 ports, and 128 ports and are rack-mountable between 1U and 4U. Switches come in different types depending on the network speed and tasks they support. These include 40/100 Gbps, 10 Gigabit (up to 10000 Mbps), Gigabit Ethernet (up to 1000 Mbps), Power over Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps).

Unmanaged Switches

The unmanaged switches offer fixed configuration on a plug-and-play basis. It is the most basic switch and there are a few choices in the market. These switches are affordable, but the basic features make them inappropriate for enterprise applications.

Managed Switches

The number of features and level of functionality improves with managed switches, making them ideal for enterprise and business applications. These switches are built with the command-line interface for ease of configuration. Equally, they support SNMP agents that come in handy when troubleshooting network issues.

The security on managed switches is better and will protect different types of traffic. Other features include support for virtual LANs, IP routing, and quality of service settings. Managed switches are more expensive compared to all other types of switches.

Smart Switches

Smart switches refer to switches that possess more features than those of unmanaged switches but do not have the full features of managed switches. Smart switches are more cost-effective than managed switches.

Some of the limitations of the smart switches are a lack of telnet access support, Web GUIs, and a lack of many features for VLANs. They are affordable compared to a fully managed switch and are suitable for a smaller computer network.

Modular Switches

Modular switches allow the addition of expansion modules as the network expands. The expansion modules allow for more networked devices but are application-specific. They may include wireless access points, firewalls, or network analysis tools. The flexibility of a modular networking switch comes at a higher cost.


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