i want to ask about cisco 7600 model
is it a switch or router or layer3 switch or Multilayer switch ??????
which one is it ??
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cisco CISCO7604 (R7000) processor (revision 2.0) with 458752K/65536K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FOX1509G2DK
R7000 CPU at 300MHz, Implementation 39, Rev 3.3, 256KB L2, 1024KB L3 Cache
Last reset from power-on
1 Virtual Ethernet interface
9 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
1915K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).
Configuration register is 0x2102
The 7600 is in effect a router but it does it's routing in hardware so it could be referred to as a L3 switch in that regard.
Best to think of it as a hardware router as it is concentrated more on L3 routing than L2 switching. It is similiar to a 6500 switch but supports additional interfaces which may be used to terminate non ethernet connectivity and has a different IOS which would support more WAN based technologies.
But it is still a chassis based device and will support ethernet modules as with the 6500.