Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches Available at Curvature
Curvature maintains a large inventory of pre-owned Cisco Catalyst 6800 series switches including the C6880-X-LE, C6880-X, C6807-XL, chassis. We also carry a variety of current and previous generation and end-of-life modules and accessories.
Cisco Catalyst 6800 Product Overview
The Catalyst 6800 switches are Cisco’s leading campus backbone switches that are designed to scale. They offer converged wireless, wired, and VPN security all the while extending the life of their Catalyst 6500. The Cat 6800 is a scale able solution with ease of management and optimizes for 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet and supported by 880 Gigabits of slot capacity and 11.4Tb of switching capacity. It’s a Highly-scalable chassis that is backwards compatible to allow new features in older line cards such as the WS-X6704-10GE & WS-X6748-GE-TX.
There are currently 3 models available:
Cisco Catalyst 6800ia
The first model, the Cisco Catalyst 6800ia, is sized at 1RU and supports forty-eight 10/100/1000 ports, POE+ and can stack up to three 6800ia switches. It’s known as a fabric extender and does require a parent switch, the Catalyst 6800 or Catalyst 6500. It would appear to the core switch as a virtual line card and send all traffic up to the parent system for forwarding.
Cisco Catalyst 6880-X
The second model, the 6880-X is sized at 5 RU and is optimal for midsize campus deployments that need high density MPLS 10Gigabit Ethernet. With 5 slots available at 5RU (one fixed and four extensible half wide slots) gives you great port density. It can also support MPLS, VPLS, easy network management and up to eighty 10 GigE ports or twenty 40 GigE ports as well future ready for 100Gig Ethernet. Keep in mind the 6880-X uses custom modules and supervisors.
Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL
The third model of Catalyst 6800 series is the Catalyst 6807-XL switch. This seven-slot, fully modular switch is the most direct line between the Catalyst 6500 and the new generation. It uses the Sup2T supervisor (VS-S2T-10G and VS-S2T-10GXL) and the same current gernation line cards as the Catalyst 6500, along with the exact same software image.
The Catalyst 6807 can scale up to 880Gbps per slot, can support switching capacity of up to 11.4Tbps (full duplex) for future use making the system ready for medium-density 100GbE deployments. Additionally, the Catalyst 6807 only takes up to 10RU—2RU less than the Catalyst 6506 and support service modules such as the ASA, NAM3, and WiSM2.