Catalyst 6506-e Enhanced 6-slot Chassis Spare

 Without VATWith VAT
Base Price:€3.442,28€4.165,16
Part Number: WS-C6506-E=
Language: UK
Minimum Order Quantity: 1


The new 3-slot chassis (part number 6503-E) offers enhancements to support the Cisco Catalyst 67xx series line cards. The new 6- and 9-slot chassis (part numbers 6506-E and 6509-E) offer enhancements that increase the overall system power capacity for industry-leading power over Ethernet (PoE) port-density scalability. Continuing with the Cisco Catalyst 6500 tradition of unmatched investment protection, all existing supervisors, line cards, switch fabrics, and even software releases are supported in the new E-series chassis. The Cisco Supervisor Engine 720-3B is a new member of the Cisco Supervisor Engine 720 Family with a modular policy feature card 3B (PFC3B) forwarding-engine daughter card as a default option. Highlights of this new supervisor engine include support for hardware-based Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and access-control-list (ACL) hit counters with 256,000 and 128,000 IPv4 and IPv6 route-table scalability.


  • The new chassis are similar to existing 3-, 6-, and 9- chassis, with full support for all existing supervisors, line cards, switch fabrics, and even software releases.
  • The new chassis are backward-compatible with all existing software versions (details in the software requirements table). Future software releases will be available to enable new features, such as new power supplies.
  • The 3-slot chassis supports CEF720 line cards such as the WS-6704-10GE, WS-6724-SFP, and WS-6748-SFP.
  • The 6- and 9-slot chassis are designed to scale beyond 4000W power supply configurations. In the future they will support 6000W power supplies.
  • The minimum power supply required is 2500W or higher (AC or DC) for the 6- and 9-slot chassis.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 19.2 x 17.5 x 18.2 in.(48.8 x 44.5 x 46.2 cm)
  • Weight (fully loaded): 159 lb (72.3 kg)
  • Fan Trays: WS-C6506-E-FAN
  • Comparison of PoE Devices on Existing Chassis and Enhanced Chassis
    • 4000W power supply: 184
    • 6000W power supply1: 2822
    • 9000W power supply1: 3102
  • Minimum Software Requirements for New Chassis
    • Cisco IOS Software Release 6.3.6 and later
    • Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(08)E and later
    • Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(14)SX and later