The Catalyst 5000 and 6000 series switches offer support for WAN interfaces to be added to the switch chassis.
WAN interfaces are only known to the Layer 3 switching processor and must be configured from an IOS interface.
The 5000 series switch allows for the addition of a RSM/VIP2 card, which can provide support for a variety of port adapter modules (PAMs) for WAN connectivity.
The 6000 series switch supports a FlexWAN card, which provides support for a variety of WAN PAMs for WAN connectivity.
In addition to the FlexWAN card, the 6000 series switch offers a variety of optical services modules, which can be connected to high-speed optical networks.
WAN interfaces enable users to connect to remote services from the ...