cisco WS-C6504-E VPN


I would like to know if WS-C6504-E can do a IPSEC VPN. Below is the show module for the the device

show module
Mod Ports Card Type                              Model              Serial No.
--- ----- -------------------------------------- ------------------ -----------
  1    2  Supervisor Engine 720 (Active)         WS-SUP720-3B       *****
  3    4  CEF720 4 port 10-Gigabit Ethernet      WS-X6704-10GE      ****

Mod MAC addresses                       Hw    Fw           Sw           Status
--- ---------------------------------- ------ ------------ ------------ -------
  1  0016.c847.d208 to 0016.c847.d20b   5.3   8.4(2)       12.2(18)SXF1 Ok
  3  0019.5606.65b0 to 0019.5606.65b3   2.5   12.2(14r)S5  12.2(18)SXF1 Ok

Mod  Sub-Module                  Model              Serial       Hw     Status
---- --------------------------- ------------------ ----------- ------- -------
  1  Policy Feature Card 3       WS-F6K-PFC3BXL     ****  1.8    Ok
  1  MSFC3 Daughterboard         WS-SUP720          ****  2.6    Ok
  3  Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC       **** 3.0    Ok

Mod  Online Diag Status
---- -------------------
  1  Pass
  3  Pass
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Jody LemoineNetwork ArchitectCommented:
As long as this switch is running the ADVANCED IP SERVICES, ENTERPRISE SERVICES or ADVANCED ENTERPRISE SERVICES feature sets, yes.  If it's only running the IP SERVICES feature set, then no.  You can tell what feature set you're running by running the "show version" command.

If you want to get a full outline of what the particular software you're running on that switch can do, you can get this from the Cisco Feature Navigator at the following URL:

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ShadowColossusAuthor Commented:
Someone told me that I needed a VPN module for the 6500....I am running the ADVANCED IP SERVICES
Jody LemoineNetwork ArchitectCommented:
You need a VPN module to provide hardware-accelerated VPN.  This is desirable if you're doing many IPSec tunnels and/or are pushing a lot of volume through them.  For a small number of IPSec connections without a huge amount of data going through them, software-based IPSec will work.  Just keep an eye on your processor utilization to make sure there isn't too much impact.
ShadowColossusAuthor Commented:
thanks for the information :)
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