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Catalyst 6000
Family Product Update
Session 1104

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Agenda

• Catalyst Key Initiatives


• Catalyst 6000 Family Introduction
• Catalyst 6000 Architecture Scalability
• Catalyst 6000 System Features
High Availability/Network Resilience
Quality of Service—CiscoAssure
Multicast
Security
• Catalyst 6000 Family Roadmap
• Catalyst Family Summary
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Cisco’s Key Enterprise Initiatives

• Multiservice networking through


data, voice, and video integration
Gigabit networking in the campus
PN in the WAN
• Application-aware networking
• End-to-end services for the enterprise
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The Enterprise Network Challenge

Business Network
Objectives Resources

1 A

Network
2 Policies B

3 C
D


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Today’s Network Needs

• Reliability
• Multiservice Deployment
Need: • Application Prioritization
• Management
• Security, Etc.

• The introduction of greater and greater


bandwidth alone will not meet the critical
needs of today’s enterprise networks
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Application Aware—Protecting
Aware—Protecting
Mission-Critical Applications

Why Use QoS?


Other
None
Video
Voice
Mission-Critical Apps

0 20 40 60 80 100
Source: Forrester, August 98, Fortune 1000
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Examples of
Mission-Critical Applications

• Order entry
• Finance
• Manufacturing
• Human resources
• Supply chain
management
• Sales force
automation
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Next Generation Performance
and Scalability

10Gbps OC-192 10 Gbps Ethernet


OC-48
Gigabit EtherChannel
1Gbps Gigabit Ethernet

OC-3 Fast EtherChannel


100Mbps Fast Ethernet

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

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Long-Reach Gigabit Ethernet

Campus A 100 Km Reach Campus B

MAN

Central
1–16 Gbps Server Farm

• Cost-effective bandwidth for the MAN


• 1000BaseZX GBIC support on all Catalyst switches
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Scalable Catalyst
Family of Switches
Network
Core Catalyst 8500 Series

Backbone Catalyst 6000


Server Farm Family

Catalyst 5000
Wiring Family
Closet Catalyst
2900/4000

Layer 2 Layer 2/3/4 Multiservice

Cisco Network Services


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Cisco Campus
Enterprise Solutions

Catalyst Catalyst
Wiring Closet 5xxx 5xxx

Catalyst Catalyst
5xxx 5xxx

Data Distribution
Center
Catalyst Catalyst Catalyst ATM
6000 6500 6500 WAN
Core
Cisco
Mainframe
Catalyst 8500 7xxx
Catalyst 6XXX—Backbone
Campus • Cisco 7500
Catalyst 8500—Multiservice
Core Backbone • LS1010/IGX 8400
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Catalyst Evolution—’99+
Wiring • Catalyst 5xxx with NFFC
Closet • Multilayer Switching
Si Si … Si “Plug and Play” L3/4 Switching
Multicast, IGMP, Protocol
55xx 55xx 4000 Filtering Multilayer Mgmt.
GE, FEC Stats Traffic Classification
• Catalyst 6000/6500 Series
• High-Performance Multilayer
Si
Si Si
Si Switching
Inter-VLAN Routing
6500 6500 (Multiprotocol)
GE, FEC Security
Multilayer Mgmt. Stats
Distribution 8500 QoS, Policy, Etc.
• Multilayer Core Backbone
7xxx
• High-Performance Multilayer Server
Aggregation
6000 6500 QoS
WAN
Multicast
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Introducing the New


Catalyst 6000 Family
• Catalyst 6000 series:
6 and 9-slot chassis
Cost-effective solution
scalable to 32 Gbps for
campus backbones

• Catalyst 6500 series:


6 and 9- slot chassis for
high-bandwidth
backbones scalable to
256 Gbps capacity
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Catalyst 6000 Family

• Key features include:


Wire-speed, multilayer
switching scalable to 256 Gbps
Scalable IP, IPX, IPmc routing
performance to 150 Mpps
Multiprotocol routing support
for AppleTalk, DECnet, VINES
Support for CiscoAssure,
all key network services like
QoS, security, multicast
and management
Support for Cisco IOS software
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Catalyst 6000 Family Architecture

Supervisor
• Scalable Multi-Layer Switching
• Intelligent Services w/Cisco IOS
Si
Si

• High Availability

Backplane Architecture
• Scalable Switching to 256 Gbps
• Redundant Options

Line-Card Modules

... • 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet


• 48-Port 10/100 (RJ and
Telco Options)
• 24-Port 100FX
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Catalyst 6000 Family: Scalable
Architecture—Phase 1 (Shipping)

Supervisor 1

• 15 Mpps L2 Forwarding
Si
Si

Scalable Backplane
• 32 Gbps Data Bus
• Traces and Connectors to
Crossbar Fabric (C6500)

... MSM
Multilayer Switch Module
• 6 Mpps (IP, IPX) L3
Forwarding by Multilayer
Switch Module (MSM)

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Catalyst 6000 Family: Scalable


Architecture—Phase 2
Supervisor 1
• 15 Mpps L2/L3 Forwarding for
IP/IPX with Multilayer Switch
Si
Si Feature Card (MSFC)
• Policy Services Provided by
Policy Feature Card (PFC)
• Multiprotocol Support
• Upgrade to Existing Supervisor

Scalable Backplane
• 32 Gbps Data Bus
• Traces and Connectors to
... L3 Crossbar Fabric (C6500)

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Catalyst 6000 Supervisor 1
Scalability—Phase 2
Supervisor 1 • Cost-effective Wiring Closet
L2 Switching L2 switching @ 15Mpps
(Stnd) Phase 1 deliverable
Multicast, IGMP, protocol filtering

• Wiring Closet with Services


Supervisor 1 Supervisor 1
“Plug and play” services w/Policy
L2 Switching
Feature Card (PFC)
w/ Services
Multicast, IGMP, protocol filtering
PFC
Enhanced QoS, ACLs,
admission control

Supervisor 1 • Distribution/Backbone
L3 Switching L3 switching w/ Multilayer Switch
w/ Services Feature Card (MSFC)
Multiprotocol support
PFC
Multicast, IGMP, protocol filtering
MSFC Multilayer services
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Catalyst 6000
Scalable Architecture
Higher-Performance Supervisor Options
• Wire-Rate Multilayer Switching
• Multiprotocol Support
• Intelligent Service via Cisco IOS
and CiscoAssure

Scalable Backplane
• High-Capacity Crossbar Scaling
Switch to 256 Gbps
• High Avail. via Redundant Options

High-Performance Line Cards


... • Increased Intelligence and
Forwarding Performance
• Increased Density

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Catalyst 6000 Family Multilayer
Switching Roadmap
Scalable Network
Services Without
Feature Performance
Support Firewall Sacrifice
Multiprotocol NAT
Support
AppleTalk Server Load
DECnet VINES Balancing
IP/IPX ACLs
Directory Policing
Multicast
Services
(IGMP, PIM)
Policy
QoS Security Routing

Performance
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Catalyst 6000 Family


Supervisor Engine

• Support for Cisco IOS


• Scalable multilayer
switching (including
multiprotocol)
• Two modular Gigabit
Ethernet uplinks (support
for SX, LX/LH, ZX GBICs)
• Console and aux ports for
local or remote
connectivity
• Supports fast switchover
for mission-critical apps

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Catalyst 6000 Family Multilayer
Switch Module
• 6 Mpps for
IP/IPX/IP-multicast
forwarding
• Support for IGRP,
EIGRP, OSPF, RIP
and RIP II
• Multicast support for
PIM (sparse and
dense mode), CGMP,
IGMP, and DVMRP
interoperability
• High-availability through
HSRP and hot-swap
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Catalyst 6000 Family Line


Card Modules
• 8-port Gigabit
Ethernet (GBIC)
• 48-port 10/100
(RJ-45 or RJ-21)
• 24-port 100FX
(MM Fiber)
• 2H CY ’99
16-port Gigabit
Ethernet (MT-RJ)
24-port 10BaseFL
ATM-OC-12 uplink
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Catalyst 6000 Family
Port Densities

• Gigabit Ethernet scaling to 130 ports


• 10/100 Fast Ethernet scaling to 384 ports
• 100BaseFX scaling to 192 ports

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Catalyst Common System


Software Architecture

• Catalyst 4000 and 5000 System SW


Catalyst 5xxx
• High-Performance L2 Services and
Catalyst 40xx Multiprotocol L3 (Catalyst 5xxx)
• Application Enablers: QoS,
Wiring Multicast, Security
Closet

• Catalyst 6xxx System SW


Catalyst 6xxx • Scalable Layer 2/3/4 Switching
• Application-Aware Services:
Campus Policy, QoS, IP Multicast, Security
Backbone

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Catalyst 6000 Family Network
Resilience—Platform Level
Supervisor
• Redundant Supervisors
• Redundant GE Uplinks
• Redundant Switch Fabrics
• Fast Switchover without
Loss of Conn.
Line Card Modules
• FEC and GEC
• Hot-Swap Line Card

Common Equipment
• Redundant Power Supplies
• Redundant Load-Sharing Fans

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Catalyst 6000 Family Network


Resilience—Network Level
Catalyst 4000 and 5000
• Physical layer
EtherChannel (Fast Ethernet,
Gigigabit Ethernet)
Port/uplink/backbone fast
Multi-module channeling
• Link layer Catalyst
6xxx
ISL, 802.1Q
Spanning tree per VLAN
• Network layer
HSRP Enterprise
Servers
L3 load balancing
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Layer 3 Services in
the Wiring Closet
• Congestion Catalyst 5xxx
Set SAP = High
avoidance TOS = 7
Si

WRED, multiple Set DOOM = Low


queue thresholds TOS = 2

• Scheduling
IP precedence,
802.1p and ISL priority
Dual transmit For TOS = 7
Catalyst 6xxx
queues on a per Threshold = 4
port basis, WRR High-Priority Queue 0

TOS<->COS mapping (70% Transmit Ratio)


For TOS=2
Will support COPS Threshold=1
client support and Low-Priority Queue
traffic policing (30% Transmit Ratio)
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Catalyst 6000 Multicast

• Wire-rate multicast
forwarding
• IGMP snooping
Learns about
various multicast
routers and Multicast
multicast sources Group

• Scalable multicast
protocols
PIM (sparse and
dense modes)
IGMP, CGMP
GMRP (multicast
registration protocol)
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Catalyst 6000 Network
Security Services
• Customer drivers:
Secure networks and networked applications
Comprehensive and uniform end-to-end security policies
• Cisco solution
Port security
User registration
Dynamic VLAN membership
TACACS+
IP permit lists
MD5 route authentication
• Access control lists
• COPS server
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Catalyst 6000 Campus


Management Applications
• CiscoWorks 2000 • Cisco Resource
Catalyst and LightStream Essentials
Switch Focused Supports Cisco Routers
Supports Windows NT and and Switches
UNIX Operating Systems Offered on Windows NT and
Compliments CiscoWorks UNIX Operating Systems
and Cisco Resource Complete Web-Based
Manager (CRM) Architecture
Stand-alone Solution that Standalone Solution that
Can Integrate with NMSs Also Integrates with
Currently includes CRM CiscoWorks, CWSI and
bundled in product package Network Management
Systems (NMSs)

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Catalyst 6000 Management Tools

• SNMP traps
Time-critical notification of network events
• Syslog messages
Provides specific information on what’s happening
in the network device
• NTP for event time-synch
• Four RMON groups
• SPAN and VSPAN for troubleshooting or
network analysis
• VTP for automatic VLAN configuration
• Cisco Discovery Protocol (neighbor discovery)
• NetFlow for usage statistics collection
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Catalyst 6000 Family Roadmap

Q1 CY ’99 Q2 CY ’99 2H CY ’99


Catalyst 6506 Multilayer Switch
Catalyst 6509 Feature Card
Catalyst 6006 (15 Mpps L2 and L3)
Catalyst 6009 Policy Feature Card
System
Supervisor I (15 Mpps L2)
24-Port 100FX 48-Port 16-Port GE (MT-RJ)
8-Port GE (GBIC) 10/100 RJ-21 24-Port 10BaseFL
48-Port 10/100 RJ45 (Telco)
1-port ATM OC-12
Line Cards Multilayer Switch
Module (6 Mpps L3)
CiscoWorks2000 AppleTalk
Cisco Resource DECnet
Manager VINES
Cisco IOS IP ACLs
and System
IPX Policing
Software
IP-Multicast COPS
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Catalyst 6000 Family Roadmap

Future

Higher-Performance Supervisors

System Switching Fabric Modules

Higher-Performance Line Card Modules

Line Cards Increased Densities

Increased Intelligent Services via CiscoAssure


(e.g., Voice Services)
Cisco IOS
and System
Software High-Availability Features (Hitless SW Upgrades)

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Catalyst 6000 Voice Directions


Cisco Access
Analog Gateway
CallManager PSTN
Application

Catalyst 6000 Family


• Embedded QoS
• Intelligent Services
• Scalable Solutions
• High-Availability Options

10BaseT

Voice-Enabled IP
Router
User PC
Cisco IP Cisco IP
Telephone Telephone
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Cisco Campus
Enterprise Solutions

Catalyst Catalyst
Wiring Closet 5xxx 5xxx

Catalyst Catalyst
5xxx 5xxx

Data Distribution
Center
Catalyst Catalyst Catalyst ATM
6000 6500 6500 WAN
Core
Cisco
Mainframe
Catalyst 8500 7xxx
Catalyst 6XXX—Backbone
Campus • Cisco 7500
Catalyst 8500—Multiservice
Core Backbone • LS1010/IGX 8400
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Other Sessions of Interest

• #502—Introduction to Campus-Based Services


• #504—Deploying Campus-Based Protocols
• #1103—Catalyst 4000/5000 Product Update
• #1105—Catalyst 8500 Product Update
• #1110—Enterprise Voice Update

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