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Manufacturer: Cisco
Product ID: WS-F6K-DFC3A
Product Description: Dist Fwd Card-3A for 65xx, 6816 Modules used with SUP720
Shipping: Typically ships within 2-3 days
Warranty: Lifetime Warranty
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Pre-owned, used and refurbished Cisco WS-F6K-DFC3A

As one of six DFC daughter cards available for installation on Catalyst 6500 series modules, the Cisco WS-F6K-DFC3A was designed for use on CEF256-based modules (WS-X65xx and WS-X6816-GBIC Ethernet modules) and is supported only by the Supervisor Engine 720. The WS-F6K-DFC3A offers 512 MB of memory and requires 2.57 A at 42 VDC of power. It is field upgradeable.

The Cisco WS-F6K-DFC3A available from MULTI-LINK (MLCP) is just one of the many options availabile in our extensive switch equipment inventory. If you would like to request a quote for a new, refurbished or used WS-F6K-DFC3A, simply add it to your quote cart or call us directly at 1-800-TO MULTI (866-8584) and speak with a representative today!

By maintaining a large WS-F6K-DFC3A inventory, MULTI-LINK can often ship on the same day or within 1-2 days of your order. We believe that "diversity" within our stock is critical to our customers, and so we provide an extensive selection of current and previous generation equipment, from fixed-config & modular switches, to interface cards and other insert components. Whatever your Cisco switch requirement, MULTI-LINK strives to be your one-stop source.

We approach every transaction as if it's the first in a hopefully long customer relationship. That hope guides our commitment to quality, and so we guarantee all used and refurbished WS-F6K-DFC3A will be tested to factory specifications by our onsite technicians, and we'll back it with our standard lifetime warranty.

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General Information
Manufacturer: Cisco
Product ID: WS-F6K-DFC3A
Product Description: Dist Fwd Card-3A for 65xx, 6816 Modules used with SUP720
Product Type: Distributed Forwarding Card
Marketing Information

This Cisco Catalyst 6500 Distributed Forwarding Card-3A is installed in DFC-enabled line-card modules that perform distributed forwarding supported by the Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 720 as a field upgrade. When this Distributed Forwarding Card-3A is installed, modules that are DFC-enabled make forwarding decisions locally, leaving the supervisor engine free to perform routing and management functions. This Distributed Forwarding Card-3A replicates Layer 2 and 3 forwarding logic of the Supervisor 720's PFC-3 on each DFC-3A equipped line card. This enables hardware acceleration of IPv6, MPLS, GRE, QoS, ACL policy enforcement and more.

Technical Information
Application/Usage: Wide Area Network
Additional Information:

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Supported Platforms:

  • Cisco Catalyst 6503 Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 6506 Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 6509 Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 6509-NEB Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 6513 Switch
  • Cisco 7603 Router
  • Cisco 77606 Router
  • Cisco 77609 Router
  • Cisco 77613 Router

Supported Supervisor Engine:

  • Supervisor Engine 720 with MSFC3

Supported Line Cards:

  • WS-X6516-GBIC
  • WS-X6816-GBIC

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