Installation and Configuration
The WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE is a Cisco Catalyst 2 Ports Fabric Module that is used in conjunction with the Catalyst 6500 series switches. This module provides additional connectivity options and bandwidth for the switch, as well as supporting various networking protocols.
Here are the steps for installing and configuring the WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE module:
- Power off the Catalyst 6500 switch.
- Locate an available slot on the chassis and insert the module into the slot until it clicks into place.
- Secure the module in place using the appropriate screws or brackets.
- Power on the switch and wait for it to boot up.
- Access the switch using the console port or remote management software.
- Enter configuration mode by typing "configure terminal" in the command prompt.
- Verify that the module is recognized by the switch using the command "show module". The module should be listed as installed and active.
- Configure the module using the appropriate commands for the desired protocol or function. For example, to configure the module for Ethernet networking, use the "interface gigabitethernet" command to create a new interface and assign it an IP address.
- Save the configuration changes using the "copy running-config startup-config" command.
Features and Benefits
The WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE is a Cisco Catalyst 2 Ports Fabric Module that provides high-speed connectivity between the Supervisor Engine and the Switch Fabric. This module is designed to be used with the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches, and it offers several features and benefits.
- High-speed connectivity: The WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE provides high-speed connectivity between the Supervisor Engine and the Switch Fabric. It uses a high-speed 32 Gbps bus to transfer data, which helps to ensure that there is no bottleneck in the network.
- Two Gigabit Ethernet ports: The module comes with two Gigabit Ethernet ports, which can be used for network connectivity. The ports support both copper and fiber connections, which makes it easy to integrate with existing network infrastructure.
- Hot-swappable: The WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE module is hot-swappable, which means that it can be replaced without shutting down the entire system. This helps to minimize downtime and ensures that the network stays up and running.
- Compatible with Supervisor Engine 1A: This module is designed to be used with the Supervisor Engine 1A, which is a powerful engine that provides advanced features and functionality.
- Improved network performance: The WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE provides high-speed connectivity between the Supervisor Engine and the Switch Fabric, which helps to improve network performance. This module ensures that data can be transferred quickly and efficiently, which reduces latency and improves overall network performance.
- Easy integration: The two Gigabit Ethernet ports on the module make it easy to integrate with existing network infrastructure. The ports support both copper and fiber connections, which means that it can be used with a wide range of devices.
- High availability: The hot-swappable feature of the WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE ensures that the network stays up and running even if the module needs to be replaced. This helps to ensure high availability and minimizes downtime.
- Advanced functionality: The WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE is designed to be used with the Supervisor Engine 1A, which provides advanced features and functionality. This allows network administrators to optimize network performance and implement advanced security features.
Compatibility and Interoperability
The WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE is a Cisco Catalyst 2-ports fabric module designed to provide high-speed connectivity between different modules and components within a Cisco Catalyst switch. This module is compatible with several different Cisco Catalyst switch models, including the Catalyst 6500, 6506, 6509, and 6513.
In terms of interoperability, the WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE module is designed to work seamlessly with other modules and components within a Cisco Catalyst switch. This includes other fabric modules, supervisor modules, line cards, and power supplies.
When selecting and installing components within a Cisco Catalyst switch, it is important to ensure that all components are compatible with each other and that they are installed in the correct slots and configurations. The Cisco website provides detailed documentation and compatibility matrices to assist with this process.
- Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc
- Manufacturer Part Number: WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE
- Product Name: Supervisor Engine 1A and Switch Fabric Module
- Product Type: Supervisor Engine
- Application/Usage: Data Networking
Interfaces / Ports
- Interfaces/Ports Details: 1 x RJ-45 Female Console/Auxiliary Management
- Maximum Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gbit/s
- Number of Total Expansion Slots: 3
- Expansion Slot Type: GBIC
Processor & Chipset
- Processor Speed: 150 MHz
Dimension & Weight
- Height: 1.6 Inch
- Width: 15.3 Inch
- Depth: 16.3 Inch
- Weight: 12 Lbs
- Additional Information
- Intelligent multi layer switching and network management
- Support for the FlexWAN module for WAN-edge connectivity
- 2 GBIC-based Gigabit uplink ports
- Wire-speed IP/IPX Multicast
- Full Internet routing table support
- Wire-rate inter-VLAN IOS access control lists (ACL) and intra--- VLAN access control lists (VACL)
- HSRP for high availability and load balancing
- QoS port architecture (Rx/Tx) is 1p1q4t/1p2q2t
- Switch Load approximates switch load from one to 100 percent
- Cisco Express Forwarding (CEF): No
- PFC daughter card available: Yes (PFC); Not field upgradable
- MSFC2 daughter card available: Yes, not field upgradable
- SFM supported: No
- Layer 2 forwarding: Performs Layer 2 forwarding with Layer 4 features
- MAC addresses: 128K
- Forwarding rate: Up to 15 Mpps per system
- Bandwidth: 32 Gbps per system
- Layer 2, 3 traffic classification and marking: Layer 2 only, not upgradable to support Layer 3
- Multilayer (Layer 3) switching: Unsupported
- Distributed forwarding: Unsupported
- Operating system: Cisco Catalyst OS only
- Upgrade support: None
- Not supported:
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