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Catalyst 6509

My company is in the process of upgrading our core switches to the 6509s. I'd like to get familiar with the switch. Is there any primer or online tutorial of the features and the maintenance of the switch? I checked all the Cisco certifications and there is nothing on the 6500 series. Thanks
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rauenpc

8/22/2022 - Mon
rauenpc

It's not much different than any other switch when it comes to switching and routing concepts. There are some options when it comes to power and supervisor redundancy, but not a whole lot else. The hardest thing to get used to is the conceptual parts of using large chassis switches. Things like dual connecting devices to two different line cards, NSF, ASIC grouping and backplane limits per module, and design concepts with vss are the parts that you might need to read up on.

What switch are you upgrading from?
leblanc

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Upgrading from the 3com 7700 series.
giltjr

Do you know what options it has?  The 6500 series is a L2 switch unless you get the MSFC card, which adds L3 functions.
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leblanc

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Yes. We will get the 6509 L2/L3 funtionality and yes we will also get the MSFC card.
Is there ant presentation or tutorial on how to get familiar with the 6500 series features configuration. Thx
rauenpc

Going from 3com to cisco... Do you have any cisco experience? If not, you'd be looking into CCNA for the basics on routing and switching, CCNP route and CCNP switch for more advanced things you are likely to deal with when using multiple 6500's, and CCDA/CCDP for design concepts.
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