02-13-2014 05:13 AM
What linecard is in the 6500? Many 10G forwarding cards use the X2 style optics and won't accept an SFP+ DAC cable.
Also, generally Cisco devices don't like other vendor's optics/modules, but you can disable the error-checking.
02-13-2014 05:24 AM
Good question! We are in a closed tender so we can't really find out and the quantity of port we will be using will mean they need a new card anyway.
I have just looked at they don't have much SFP+ support o nthe 6500 so I guess optical is what it will be!
02-25-2014 02:42 AM
these DAC cables are annoying when you want to connect anything else then the same vendor, neither vendor is usually willing to support a DAC cable from another vendor, even though this is all based on standards, bit of a shame.