Hi Cisco Peeps.
I really thought SPA card is a WAN card and NOT a LAN-based card.
I came across the document below.
And wondering if SPA-5GE-V2 can do also Etherchannel trunks (L2 and L3)?
And any other layer 2 features or act as a layer2 access port/trunk?
yes its a lan based card.
anyway, may i know whats the chassis, supervision engine type, and ios version that youre gonna use?
We'll use it in 7606 RSP720, SRD6 IOS.
It's a LAN Based card but different from 6148 or 65xx series cards, right?
SPA-5xGE supports full L3 QOS compared to other lan-based cards....
Did I missed anything?
Does this mean, I can configure SPA GE port as a 802.1q trunk, configure interface vlan, and allow that vlan on the trunk. Then configure QOS policy on the interface vlan as if it's the SPA sub-inteface?
Typically on a 6148 card, when you configure interface vlan service-policy, only policing is accepted. No queuing supported. This is the reason I am using a SPA card interface.
for me the price talks, i mean if you compare the price of spa interface, with the other wan interface then it make sense that spa doesnt have some fully feature layer 3 interface.
about that, perhaps you may want to research further on
The docs says:
"EtherChannel is only supported on the 10-Port Gigabit Ethernet SPA and the 1-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet SPA on the Cisco 7600 SIP-600. EtherChannel is not supported on the Cisco 7600 SIP-400 or on a Fast Ethernet SPA on the Cisco 7600 SIP-200."
It didnt mention about SPA 5xGE on a SIP600 (7600).
I am basically planning to implement L3 etherchannel with this SPA with multiple POrtchannel sub-interface (VRF-lite).
Then the other end is a 3750X L2 switch.
im agree with you, after spending some time researching on the document, i think its about time you contacting one of cisco engineer to confirm this. if you cant open a TAC case, perhaps you can email to email@example.com, they can engage you to the right team for answering this.