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Catalyst 6000 Family Product Update
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Agenda
• Catalyst Key Initiatives • Catalyst 6000 Family Introduction • Catalyst 6000 Architecture Scalability • Catalyst 6000 System Features
High Availability/Network Resilience Quality of Service—CiscoAssure Multicast Security

• Catalyst 6000 Family Roadmap • Catalyst Family Summary
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Cisco’s Key Enterprise Initiatives

• Multiservice networking through data, voice, and video integration
Gigabit networking in the campus PN in the WAN

• Application-aware networking • End-to-end services for the enterprise
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The Enterprise Network Challenge
Business Objectives
1 2 3

Network Resources
A

Network Policies

B C D

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Today’s Network Needs
• Reliability • Multiservice Deployment • Application Prioritization • Management • Security, Etc.

Need:

• The introduction of greater and greater bandwidth alone will not meet the critical needs of today’s enterprise networks
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Application Aware—Protecting Aware—Protecting Mission-Critical Applications Why Use QoS?
Other None Video Voice Mission-Critical Apps

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Examples of Mission-Critical Applications
• Order entry • Finance • Manufacturing • Human resources • Supply chain management • Sales force automation
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Next Generation Performance and Scalability

10Gbps OC-48 1Gbps OC-3 100Mbps
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10 Gbps Ethernet

Gigabit EtherChannel

Gigabit Ethernet Fast EtherChannel Fast Ethernet
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Long-Reach Gigabit Ethernet
Campus A

100 Km Reach
MAN

Campus B

1–16 Gbps
• Cost-effective bandwidth for the MAN

Central Server Farm

• 1000BaseZX GBIC support on all Catalyst switches
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Scalable Catalyst Family of Switches
Network Core Backbone Server Farm Catalyst 8500 Series Catalyst 6000 Family Catalyst 5000 Family Catalyst 2900/4000
Layer 2 Layer 2/3/4 Multiservice

Wiring Closet

Cisco Network Services
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Cisco Campus Enterprise Solutions
Wiring Closet
Catalyst 5xxx Catalyst 5xxx Catalyst 5xxx Catalyst 5xxx

Data Center
Catalyst 6000
Mainframe

Distribution
Catalyst Catalyst 6500 6500

ATM

WAN
Cisco 7xxx

Core
Catalyst 8500

Catalyst 6XXX—Backbone Catalyst 8500—Multiservice Core
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Campus Backbone

• Cisco 7500 • LS1010/IGX 8400
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Catalyst Evolution—’99+
Wiring Closet
Si Si

Si

55xx

55xx

4000 GE, FEC

• Catalyst 5xxx with NFFC • Multilayer Switching “Plug and Play” L3/4 Switching Multicast, IGMP, Protocol Filtering Multilayer Mgmt. Stats Traffic Classification • Catalyst 6000/6500 Series • High-Performance Multilayer Switching Inter-VLAN Routing (Multiprotocol) Security Multilayer Mgmt. Stats QoS, Policy, Etc. • Multilayer Core Backbone • High-Performance Multilayer Server Aggregation QoS Multicast
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Si Si

Si Si

6500 Distribution
7xxx 6000

6500
GE, FEC

8500

WAN
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Introducing the New Catalyst 6000 Family
• Catalyst 6000 series:
6 and 9-slot chassis Cost-effective solution scalable to 32 Gbps for campus backbones

• Catalyst 6500 series:
6 and 9- slot chassis for high-bandwidth backbones scalable to 256 Gbps capacity
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Catalyst 6000 Family
• Key features include:
Wire-speed, multilayer switching scalable to 256 Gbps Scalable IP, IPX, IPmc routing performance to 150 Mpps Multiprotocol routing support for AppleTalk, DECnet, VINES Support for CiscoAssure, all key network services like QoS, security, multicast and management Support for Cisco IOS software
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Catalyst 6000 Family Architecture
Supervisor • Scalable Multi-Layer Switching
Si Si

• Intelligent Services w/Cisco IOS • High Availability Backplane Architecture • Scalable Switching to 256 Gbps • Redundant Options Line-Card Modules • 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet • 48-Port 10/100 (RJ and Telco Options) • 24-Port 100FX

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Catalyst 6000 Family: Scalable Architecture—Phase 1 (Shipping)
Supervisor 1 • 15 Mpps L2 Forwarding
Si Si

Scalable Backplane • 32 Gbps Data Bus • Traces and Connectors to Crossbar Fabric (C6500)

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MSM

Multilayer Switch Module • 6 Mpps (IP, IPX) L3 Forwarding by Multilayer Switch Module (MSM)

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Catalyst 6000 Family: Scalable Architecture—Phase 2
Supervisor 1 • 15 Mpps L2/L3 Forwarding for IP/IPX with Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC) • Policy Services Provided by Policy Feature Card (PFC) • Multiprotocol Support • Upgrade to Existing Supervisor

Si Si

Scalable Backplane

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L3

• 32 Gbps Data Bus • Traces and Connectors to Crossbar Fabric (C6500)

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Catalyst 6000 Supervisor 1 Scalability—Phase 2
Supervisor 1 • Cost-effective Wiring Closet
L2 Switching (Stnd) L2 switching @ 15Mpps Phase 1 deliverable Multicast, IGMP, protocol filtering

Supervisor 1

Supervisor 1
L2 Switching w/ Services PFC

• Wiring Closet with Services
“Plug and play” services w/Policy Feature Card (PFC) Multicast, IGMP, protocol filtering Enhanced QoS, ACLs, admission control

Supervisor 1 • Distribution/Backbone
L3 Switching w/ Services PFC MSFC
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L3 switching w/ Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC) Multiprotocol support Multicast, IGMP, protocol filtering Multilayer services
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Catalyst 6000 Scalable Architecture
Higher-Performance Supervisor Options
• Wire-Rate Multilayer Switching • Multiprotocol Support • Intelligent Service via Cisco IOS and CiscoAssure

Scalable Backplane
• High-Capacity Crossbar Scaling Switch to 256 Gbps • High Avail. via Redundant Options

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High-Performance Line Cards
• Increased Intelligence and Forwarding Performance • Increased Density

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Catalyst 6000 Family Multilayer Switching Roadmap
Feature Support Scalable Network Services Without Performance Sacrifice

Firewall

Multiprotocol NAT Support AppleTalk Server Load DECnet VINES Balancing IP/IPX ACLs Policing Directory Multicast Services (IGMP, PIM) Policy Security Routing QoS

Performance
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Catalyst 6000 Family Supervisor Engine
• Support for Cisco IOS • Scalable multilayer switching (including multiprotocol) • Two modular Gigabit Ethernet uplinks (support for SX, LX/LH, ZX GBICs) • Console and aux ports for local or remote connectivity • Supports fast switchover for mission-critical apps
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Catalyst 6000 Family Multilayer Switch Module
• 6 Mpps for IP/IPX/IP-multicast forwarding • Support for IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, RIP and RIP II • Multicast support for PIM (sparse and dense mode), CGMP, IGMP, and DVMRP interoperability • High-availability through HSRP and hot-swap
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Catalyst 6000 Family Line Card Modules
• 8-port Gigabit Ethernet (GBIC) • 48-port 10/100 (RJ-45 or RJ-21) • 24-port 100FX (MM Fiber) • 2H CY ’99
16-port Gigabit Ethernet (MT-RJ) 24-port 10BaseFL ATM-OC-12 uplink
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Catalyst 6000 Family Port Densities

• Gigabit Ethernet scaling to 130 ports • 10/100 Fast Ethernet scaling to 384 ports • 100BaseFX scaling to 192 ports

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Catalyst Common System Software Architecture
Catalyst 5xxx Catalyst 40xx
Wiring Closet
• Catalyst 4000 and 5000 System SW • High-Performance L2 Services and Multiprotocol L3 (Catalyst 5xxx) • Application Enablers: QoS, Multicast, Security

Catalyst 6xxx
Campus Backbone

• Catalyst 6xxx System SW • Scalable Layer 2/3/4 Switching • Application-Aware Services: Policy, QoS, IP Multicast, Security

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Catalyst 6000 Family Network Resilience—Platform Level
Supervisor

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Redundant Supervisors Redundant GE Uplinks Redundant Switch Fabrics Fast Switchover without Loss of Conn.

Line Card Modules

• FEC and GEC • Hot-Swap Line Card
Common Equipment

• Redundant Power Supplies • Redundant Load-Sharing Fans

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Catalyst 6000 Family Network Resilience—Network Level
• Physical layer
EtherChannel (Fast Ethernet, Gigigabit Ethernet) Port/uplink/backbone fast Multi-module channeling
Catalyst 4000 and 5000

• Link layer
ISL, 802.1Q Spanning tree per VLAN

Catalyst 6xxx

• Network layer
HSRP L3 load balancing
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Layer 3 Services in the Wiring Closet
• Congestion avoidance
WRED, multiple queue thresholds
Set SAP = High TOS = 7 Set DOOM = Low TOS = 2

Catalyst 5xxx
Si

• Scheduling
IP precedence, 802.1p and ISL priority Dual transmit queues on a per port basis, WRR TOS<->COS mapping Will support COPS client support and traffic policing
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For TOS = 7 Threshold = 4 High-Priority Queue (70% Transmit Ratio) For TOS=2 Threshold=1 Low-Priority Queue (30% Transmit Ratio)

Catalyst 6xxx
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Catalyst 6000 Multicast
• Wire-rate multicast forwarding • IGMP snooping
Learns about various multicast routers and multicast sources
Multicast Group

• Scalable multicast protocols
PIM (sparse and dense modes) IGMP, CGMP GMRP (multicast registration protocol)
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Catalyst 6000 Network Security Services
• Customer drivers:
Secure networks and networked applications Comprehensive and uniform end-to-end security policies

• Cisco solution
Port security User registration Dynamic VLAN membership TACACS+ IP permit lists MD5 route authentication

• Access control lists • COPS server
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Catalyst 6000 Campus Management Applications
• CiscoWorks 2000
Catalyst and LightStream Switch Focused Supports Windows NT and UNIX Operating Systems Compliments CiscoWorks and Cisco Resource Manager (CRM) Stand-alone Solution that Can Integrate with NMSs Currently includes CRM bundled in product package

• Cisco Resource Essentials
Supports Cisco Routers and Switches Offered on Windows NT and UNIX Operating Systems Complete Web-Based Architecture Standalone Solution that Also Integrates with CiscoWorks, CWSI and Network Management Systems (NMSs)

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Catalyst 6000 Management Tools
• SNMP traps
Time-critical notification of network events

• Syslog messages
Provides specific information on what’s happening in the network device

• NTP for event time-synch • Four RMON groups • SPAN and VSPAN for troubleshooting or network analysis • VTP for automatic VLAN configuration • Cisco Discovery Protocol (neighbor discovery) • NetFlow for usage statistics collection
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Catalyst 6000 Family Roadmap
Q1 CY ’99
Catalyst 6506 Catalyst 6509 Catalyst 6006 Catalyst 6009 Supervisor I (15 Mpps L2) 24-Port 100FX 8-Port GE (GBIC) 48-Port 10/100 RJ45 Multilayer Switch Module (6 Mpps L3) CiscoWorks2000 Cisco Resource Manager IP IPX IP-Multicast 48-Port 10/100 RJ-21 (Telco)

Q2 CY ’99

2H CY ’99
Multilayer Switch Feature Card (15 Mpps L2 and L3) Policy Feature Card 16-Port GE (MT-RJ) 24-Port 10BaseFL 1-port ATM OC-12

System

Line Cards

Cisco IOS and System Software
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AppleTalk DECnet VINES ACLs Policing COPS
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Catalyst 6000 Family Roadmap
Future

Higher-Performance Supervisors
System

Switching Fabric Modules Higher-Performance Line Card Modules

Line Cards

Increased Densities Increased Intelligent Services via CiscoAssure (e.g., Voice Services) High-Availability Features (Hitless SW Upgrades)
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Cisco IOS and System Software
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Catalyst 6000 Voice Directions
Cisco Access Analog Gateway CallManager Application

PSTN

Catalyst 6000 Family
• • • •
10BaseT

Embedded QoS Intelligent Services Scalable Solutions High-Availability Options

User PC Cisco IP Telephone
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Voice-Enabled Router Cisco IP Telephone

IP

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Cisco Campus Enterprise Solutions
Wiring Closet
Catalyst 5xxx Catalyst 5xxx Catalyst 5xxx Catalyst 5xxx

Data Center
Catalyst 6000
Mainframe

Distribution
Catalyst Catalyst 6500 6500

ATM

WAN
Cisco 7xxx

Core
Catalyst 8500

Catalyst 6XXX—Backbone Catalyst 8500—Multiservice Core
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Campus Backbone

• Cisco 7500 • LS1010/IGX 8400
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Other Sessions of Interest

• #502—Introduction to Campus-Based Services • #504—Deploying Campus-Based Protocols • #1103—Catalyst 4000/5000 Product Update • #1105—Catalyst 8500 Product Update • #1110—Enterprise Voice Update

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