Cisco Catalyst 4500 E - Supervisor Engine
Posted on 2011-10-28
Ok Quick question/clarification,
I'm planing to replace my current core switch stack with a Cisco 4500 or 6500 series 6-slot chasis based system (model depends on overall pricing). My plan is to (start) with 4 48-port 10/100/1000 modules.
My main question is regards to the supervisor engine - I'm used to dealing with standalone systems or stack systems and not chassis. My assumption is that a supervisor module is required. Correct? I am also assuming that the supervisor is the brains behind the system, and does all the work, and that teh modulles are essentially just an array of dummy ports. As far as I can tell the main diffrence between supervisor modules is the overall throughput achieved by the system. I also assume that all the engines are capable of L3 routing (needed).
Do I have this about right?