The Cisco ME 6500 Series Ethernet Switch is a next-generation, fixed-configuration switch built for space-optimized and power-constrained networks. Based on ground-breaking and industry-leading Cisco Catalyst 6500 technology, the Cisco ME 6500 Series cost-effectively delivers on the stringent performance, reliability, and QoS requirements of next-generation enterprise WAN edge deployments in a space- and power-optimized 1.5-rack unit (1.5RU) package. The Cisco ME 6500 Series extends the most advanced Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), quality of service (QoS), multicast, and IPv6 features into Ethernet access and aggregation networks, enabling scalable and service-rich Gigabit Ethernet access for both fiber and copper deployments.
The Cisco ME 6500 Series Ethernet Switch is a high-performance, fully featured, and resilient Ethernet switch, equipped standard with the Policy Feature Card 3C (PFC3C) and Multilayer Switch Feature Card 2A (MSFC2A).
The Cisco ME 6524 Ethernet Switch is the first available product of the Cisco ME 6500 Series.
The Cisco ME 6524 is available in two configurations:
• 24 Gigabit Ethernet Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) downlinks and 8 Gigabit Ethernet SFP uplinks, with redundant power supplies (product ID ME-C6524GS-8S,)