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Direct replacement for the 6807-XL

Wanted to check if there is a replacement for the 6807-XL? Is this particular bundle going end of life - C6807-XL-S6T-BUN?

The switch selector tool has removed the 6807-xl and now shows the catalyst 9400. However the 9400 doesn't have any 10G linecards available at the moment.

Can someone confirm that for large campus core and distribution layers for a module and 10G linecard requirement the only option available now and for the next 3-6 months is only the 6807-XL with sup6t?

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Wanted to check if there is a replacement for the 6807-XL

It is not yet formally announced, but the direct replacement for the entire Catalyst 6K range will be the Catalyst 9500 (as a core switch).

The switch selector tool has removed the 6807-xl and now shows the catalyst 9400. However the 9400 doesn't have any 10G linecards available at the moment.

The 9400 is meant to replace the entire range of the Catalyst 4K as a distribution switch.  The 9400 is not meant to be as a core switch.  (Go ahead, ask why not.)

When the 9400 starts shipping, a line card that support SFP+ will be ready for order.

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Hi Leo, thanks for the reply.

Isn't the 9500 already announced? - http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/switches/catalyst-9500-series-switches/index.html

It's fixed and not modular. Unless a modular chassis is being announced?

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It's fixed and not modular. Unless a modular chassis is being announced?

No, the 9500 is designed and positioned for core switching infrastructure.  The logic behind this is the amount of 10- and 40 Gbps port at wire rate.  

With the current supervisor card, Sup 1, the 9400 can only push 80 Gbps per slot of traffic.  So with a 24-port SFP+ line card, one can only use eight (out of 24) ports.  80 Gbps/slot might be "fine" for some network, the 9400 is not suitable for being a core switch.  And what a waste in precious "real estate", if I may add.  

For the 9400 to even support 480 Gbps/slot, it won't be available until Sup 3 or Sup 4 comes out.  And that will take, at least 6 to 8 years out.  

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the Cisco 9500 aren't modular?, 

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Hi

Theres no eol announced for the 6807 so its going to be around for  a bit yet , we just purchased some for one of regional offices recently , other option we looked at were more 7710s or 7010 but we ended up going 6807

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/switches/catalyst-6807-xl-switch/model.html#End-of-LifeandEnd-of-SaleNotices

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