Chapter 5. Understanding Packet Switching on the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor 720

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The Cisco Catalyst 6500 series of switches are some of the best-selling Cisco products because of their flexibility and capability for hardware switching. The Supervisor 720 (SUP720) is one of the latest supervisors available for the Catalyst 6500 series of switches. The SUP720 offers higher performance than its predecessors, with its integrated fabric and other hardware feature support. This chapter briefly explains how the SUP720 uses hardware Cisco Express Forwarding (CEF) switching and how to troubleshoot ...

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