Cisco 6506 and Cisco 6506-E

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Both, The Cisco Catalyst 6506 switch and the Cisco Catalyst 6506-E switch have 6-slot horizontal slots and being nummbered from 1 (botton) to 6 (top).

Video Datasheet

Cisco Catalyst 6506-E Datasheet

Supervisor engines

Supported supervisor engines in the Cisco WS-C6506 switch

Note: Supervisor Engine 2 is installed in slot 1 or slot 2. Supervisor Engine 32 and Supervisor Engine 720 are installed in slot 5 or slot 6.


Note: Redundant supervisor engines must be configured identically.

Supported supervisor engines in the Cisco WS-C6506-E switch


Note: Redundant supervisor engines must be configured identically.

Fan trays

Supported Fan trays in the WS-C6506 series

  • Standard fan tray
    • WS-C6K-6SLOT-FAN
  • High- Speed fan tray
    • WS-C6K-6SLOT-FAN2


Note The standard fan tray will only support WS-X6K-S2-PFC2, WS-X6K-S2-MSFC2 and WS-X6K-S2U-MSFC2. Supervisor Engin 32 and 720 will need a high-speed fan tray

Supported Fan trys in the WS-C6506-E series

  • one hot-swappable fan tray
    • WS-C6506-E-FAN


Note: The WS-C6506-E-Fan ist a high-speed fan tray.

Power supplies

Both, the Cisco WS-C6506 and the Cisco 6506-E switch have two power supply slots on the back of the chassis, with the power supply 1 being installed on the bottom and the optional redundant power supply 2 being installed in the upper of the two slots.

Supported spower supplies in the Cisco WS-C6506 switch

  • 1000 W AC-input power supply
    • WS-CAC-1000W
  • 1300 W AC-input power supply
    • WS-CAC-1300W
  • 1300 W DC-input power supply
    • WS-CDC-1300W
  • 2500 W AC-input power supply
    • WS-CAC-2500W
  • 2500 W DC-input power supply
    • WS-CDC-2500W
  • 3000 W AC-input power supply
    • WS-CAC-3000W
  • 4000 W AC-input power supply
    • WS-CAC-4000W-US
  • 4000 W AC-input power supply
    • WS-CAC-4000W-INT
  • 4000 W DC-input power supply
    • PWR-4000-DC
  • 6000 W AC-input power supply
    • WS-CAC-6000W
  • 8700 W AC-input power supply
    • WS-CAC-8700W


Supported spower supplies in the Cisco WS-C6506-E switch

  • 2500 W AC-input power supply
    • WS-CAC-2500W
  • 2500 W DC-input power supply
    • WS-CDC-2500W
  • 3000 W AC-input power supply
    • WS-CAC-3000W
  • 4000 W AC-input power supply
    • WS-CAC-4000W-US
  • 4000 W AC-input power supply
    • WS-CAC-4000W-INT
  • 4000 W DC-input power supply
    • PWR-4000-DC
  • 6000 W AC-input power supply
    • WS-CAC-6000W
  • 8700 W AC-input power supply
    • WS-CAC-8700W-E