Cisco Catalyst 6500 8-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module

Mfg. Part: WS-X6708-10G-3C= | CDW Part: 1054887 | UNSPSC: 43201404
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  • 8-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module for Catalyst 6500 Series chassis as well as Cisco 7600 Series Routers
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • 8-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module for Catalyst 6500 Series chassis as well as Cisco 7600 Series Routers
The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 10 Gigabit Ethernet modules are designed for deployment in the distribution and core of campus and data center for traffic aggregation or for interbuilding, points of presence (POPs), WAN edge, and MAN connections. These modules support IEEE 802.3ad link aggregation and Cisco EtherChannel technology for fault-tolerant connectivity and bandwidth scalability of up to 80 Gbps per EtherChannel connection. In addition, they support hardware based quality of service (QoS), access control lists (ACLs), and jumbo frames to enable secure and predictable performance for bandwidth-intensive applications.

The WS-X6708-10G-3C is equipped with DFC3C for distributed forwarding, supporting 256K routes.
Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Cabling Type: Ethernet 10GBase-X
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.1D , IEEE 802.1p , IEEE 802.1Q , IEEE 802.1s , IEEE 802.1w , IEEE 802.3ad (LACP) , IEEE 802.3ae , IEEE 802.3ak , IEEE 802.3x
Connectivity Technology: Wired
Data Link Protocol: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate: 10 Gbps
Form Factor: Plug-in module
Ports Qty: 8
Remote Management Protocol: RMON
Status Indicators: Port status , Status
Type: Expansion module

Compliant Standards: CISPR 22 Class A , CSA 22.2 No. 60950 , EN 60950 , EN55022 Class A , EN55024 , FCC CFR47 Part 15 , FCC Class A certified , IEC 60950 , UL 60950 , VCCI Class A ITE

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90%
Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F

Brand: Cisco
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Cisco Systems
Model: 8-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module with DFC3C
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Cisco

Slot Provided
Free Qty: 8
Total Qty: 8

Slot Required
Total Qty: 1
Type: Expansion slot

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 16 in
Height: 1.2 in
Width: 14 in

Expansion Slots
Type: X2

Installed Size: 1 GB

Product Reviews
Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 12reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pros: streamlined and versatile solutions. Cons: expensive maintenance fees and they are slow with patches Valuable Features:Versatility and streamlined IOSAvailability of expertise on the market (resources)Improvements to My Organization:Streamlined IOS helped to develop templates for Ethernet Switches without worrying of compatibility of commands in regards to hardware platforms.Modularity of Industrial switches (IE3000) provides flexibility in solutions yet based on one platform.Vast array of Industrial models (IE2000, IE3000, IE4000, IE5000).Room for Improvement:Acceptance of open source trends (there is slight move already - just keep going)Use of Solution:10 years overall for all switching/routing products. Industrial switches for last 5 years.Deployment Issues:NoStability Issues:NoScalability Issues:Well, need more pro-active option to add PoE modules to Industrial switches.Customer Service:We deal with a Cisco partner - 4.5 out of 5.Technical Support:We deal with a Cisco partner - 4.0 out of 5. Sometimes we find the solution before we get an answer from the Cisco partner.Previous Solutions:Everything is driven by business requirements, which in turn different from one project to another. Major points are: availability of support/expertise beyond internal resources, territorial coverage, performance and support of multiple options from enterprise to industrial environmentInitial Setup:Straightforward.Implementation Team:90 % in house. Vendor team has sufficient skills.Other Solutions Considered:There are multiple vendors but they are very specialized and do not support versatile solutions. For example, we had to move from Schneider switches as they were just a marketing move by vendor and did not provided better performance or compatibility with SCADA products.Other Advice:Start from your business requirements (what would you like to have) and budget (what can you afford).Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. August 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Technically it supports most deployment scenarios. Valuable Features:This is the Enterprise Class Switch platform. Technically it supports most deployment scenarios and things that you never know that it supports.The hardware is the most reliable, I saw some Catalyst in hot and dusty racks, working hard and with no issues from a lot of years.Great switching solution from Cisco!Improvements to My Organization:It's resolved most of our customer communication needs.Room for Improvement:It can be a little more cheaper.Deployment Issues:We've had no issues with deployment.Stability Issues:We've had no issues with stability.Scalability Issues:We've had no issues with scalability.Cost and Licensing Advice:It's quite pricey.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. March 21, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by ?This switch and its functionality allowed me to deploy a secure network connection in three months.? Valuable Features:* Security* ConfigurationRoom for Improvement:At first glance this switch looks exactly like the an Ethernet switch, I would recommend that there be verbage in the documentation on exactly what gbit connectors are required.Use of Solution:We've been using it for eight years.Deployment Issues:There have been no issues with the deployment.Stability Issues:The stability has never been an issue.Scalability Issues:We've had no issues scaling it for our needs.Customer Service:It's great.Technical Support:It's great.Previous Solutions:We didn't have anything in place and needed a fiber solution.Initial Setup:It was very straightforward.Implementation Team:We did it in-house with help from the vendor.Other Solutions Considered:There were no other options looked at.Other Advice:Make sure you get the right connectors.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. March 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by We now have the ability migrate to multiple sites, but the TAC speed needs improvement. Valuable Features:* Stackable module* Hot-swappable inventoryImprovements to My Organization:* Easier to design and manage a network by enabling reuse* Ability migrate to multiple sitesRoom for Improvement:Deliverability speed of the Terminal Access Controller.Use of Solution:I've used it for over four years.Deployment Issues:No issues encountered.Stability Issues:No issues encountered.Scalability Issues:There were issues with the maximum stackable switches per site & monitoring setup.Customer Service:7/10.Technical Support:7/10.Previous Solutions:We switched because we had weak tech support, especially for the PoE product.Initial Setup:It was a medium difficulty setup.Cost and Licensing Advice:Licensing is one of the major areas of confusion for a person with a technical if they gain the verification from Cisco website.Other Solutions Considered:We also looked at Dell options.Other Advice:Ensure you select the right license, power supply and other components to install the switch into the rack.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. August 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Modules are hot swappable, as you have dual power supplies. If you need improvements, you'll need to upgrade the hardware. Valuable Features:Support for various dynamic IP routing protocols and the ability to slot in additional modules while the switch is running.Improvements to My Organization:Modules are hot swappable, as you have dual power supplies, as well as support for various dynamic IP routing protocols.Room for Improvement:Nothing that I can think of. If you want to improve, you have the choice to upgrade the hardware.Use of Solution:I've used it for four years.Deployment Issues:No issues encountered.Stability Issues:It's been very stable since deployment.Scalability Issues:It's very scalable, as you just need to buy new modules, and slot them in as and when required.Customer Service:Excellent customer service.Technical Support:I never had an issue yet with this product which required TAC intervention but from my previous experience Cisco TAC support is the best.Previous Solutions:We previously used 3com switches, and we switched to Cisco in order to standardize our network hardware.Initial Setup:It's easy to deploy if you know what you are doing, and do proper planning. For me, it was pretty straightforward. I have years of experience on Cisco products.Implementation Team:It was an in-house deployment.ROI:It's high.Cost and Licensing Advice:It's worth the price you pay.Other Solutions Considered:We considered using Cisco 3700 series switches and stacking them.Other Advice:It's best for access layer deployment.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. July 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by It's a good bit of software for setting up and tweaking your graphics card...IF it works expectedly.Sometimes CCC has been the cause of BSOD's and other errors in my experience and there's always a part of me that gets anxious when it needs to be installed.If you can get away with just using Windows to setup your monitors, that is what I would recommend you to do. November 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by I hate having ATI cards specifically because of this software. It provides next to nothing and can even sometimes be the cause of some major problems. October 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cisco 6509 Ether Switches can be a one stop and do-it-all product for a huge enterprise. Valuable Features:The blade module feature which provide the scalability for site expansion.Improvements to My Organization:A Cisco Network Structure consisted of 3 Layers (Core, Distribution & Access). We used the FWSM (Firewall Services Module) to route the traffic and as a gateway to get to the WAN. As a result, we were able to collapse the Core Layer into the Distribution Layer with a few blade modules (FWSM, SUP & Ethernet).Room for Improvement:A FoE module would be imminent in the future. This module can communicate with storage devices' and ESXi Servers' HBA (fiber) connection via fibre channel switches (Brocade or Cisco MDS). This can provide a cost effective method in a data center environment without upgrading to a more advanced Cisco Nexus core switch.Use of Solution:5 yearsDeployment Issues:The power supply requires certain sockets and UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply). Each device should require a designated UPS for it. The UPS should not be shared with other devices. An improper termination of the switch's power supply cased a power surge and took out a SUP module during an annual power test.Stability Issues:No extraordinary issues. Just minor day-to-day issues.Scalability Issues:The Chassis can run out of slots as the environment expand further along.Customer Service:Great but Cisco outsources its customer support services to India since most of our issues and outages occurred after hours. Some support technicians have a heavy Indian accent which led to difficult comprehension and time consumption.Technical Support:4.5 out of a 5 since Tech Support personnels are very knowledgeable of the product.Previous Solutions:No, I have not due to our contract agreement with Cisco.Initial Setup:The initial setup consist of the right personnel to set up and administer the product.Implementation Team:All implementation were completed by in-house team members.ROI:Centralized administration and reduced time consumption.Cost and Licensing Advice:The SUP (Supervisor) module can provide up to 720 GBPS of data transmission compared to a stackable Cisco 3750 switches.Other Solutions Considered:Yes, the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series core switches.Other Advice:No further comments.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. September 3, 2014
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