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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $181.00
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$0.00 - $181.00
Current price $181.00
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Product Description

The VS-S720-10G-3C is equipped with advanced networking capabilities, supporting IPv4 routing up to 450 Mpps and IPv6 routing up to 225 Mpps, alongside L2 bridging up to 450 Mpps. It features GRE in hardware, NAT hardware assisted, and supports up to 256,000 IPv4 and 128,000 IPv6 routes, with a capacity for 96,000 MAC entries and 128,000 NetFlow entries. The module also offers comprehensive security features, including port security, security ACL entries of 32 K, reflexive ACLs of 128 K, and hardware-assisted uRPF check up to 6 paths, ensuring secure and efficient network operations.

Key Feature for the VS-S720-10G-3C

  • What is the maximum number of IPv4 routes supported?
    The device supports up to 256,000 IPv4 routes.
  • How does the hardware assist with Network Address Translation (NAT)?
    NAT is hardware assisted, ensuring efficient processing and translation of IP addresses.
  • Can the device perform Layer 2 (L2) bridging, and if so, at what rate?
    Yes, the device can perform L2 bridging up to 450 million packets per second (Mpps).
  • Is the device capable of supporting MPLS VPN?
    Yes, MPLS VPN is supported, allowing for the creation of virtual private networks.
  • How many Netflow entries can the device handle?
    The device can handle up to 128,000 Netflow entries.
  • What is the range of operating temperature for the device?
    The operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 40°C.
  • What is the IPv6 routing capacity of the device?
    The device has an IPv6 routing capacity up to 225 Mpps.
  • Does the device support port security?
    Yes, port security is supported, enhancing network security by limiting access to the physical network.
  • How many MAC entries does the device support?
    The device supports up to 96,000 MAC entries.
  • Can the device perform rate limiting, and if so, how?
    Yes, the device supports aggregate rate limiting, which can be applied on the ingress port or VLAN and the egress VLAN or Layer-3 port.

Product Review

The Cisco VS-S720-10G-3C offers high-capacity routing capabilities, supporting up to 256,000 IPv4 and 128,000 IPv6 routes, and delivering impressive forwarding rates of up to 450 Mpps for IPv4 and 225 Mpps for IPv6, ensuring efficient traffic management across both LAN and WAN interfaces. However, its operating temperature range from 0°C to 40°C may limit deployment in environments with extreme temperatures. Additionally, with support for advanced features such as GRE in hardware, hardware-assisted NAT, and comprehensive security measures including port security and a vast array of ACLs, this module is well-suited for networks requiring high throughput and secure connectivity, albeit with a consideration for the environmental constraints.


The Cisco VS-S720-10G-3C is a high-capacity networking module designed to offer efficient, high-speed networking solutions for both large enterprises and data centers. Its hardware specifications are tailored to meet the demands of complex, high-traffic networks, ensuring reliable performance under various conditions. The device stands out for its ability to route up to 256,000 IPv4 and 128,000 IPv6 addresses, indicating its capability to handle extensive network infrastructures and a wide range of routing protocols. One of the core strengths of the VS-S720-10G-3C is its impressive routing performance, with capabilities of up to 450 million packets per second (Mpps) for IPv4 routing and up to 225 Mpps for IPv6 routing. This high-throughput performance is matched by its L2 bridging capabilities, also up to 450 Mpps, ensuring swift data processing and transfer across the network. This module supports GRE in hardware and offers hardware-assisted NAT, optimizing the speed and efficiency of these operations. The device is equipped to handle a significant volume of network traffic, with support for 128,000 Netflow entries and 96,000 MAC entries. This capacity is essential for managing large-scale networks and supports effective network monitoring and security. Furthermore, it offers dedicated Layer 3 classification for QoS, involving 32 K entries, enhancing the network's ability to prioritize traffic and ensure quality service. Security features are robust, with support for 32 K security ACL entries, reflexive ACLs up to 128 K, and port security, ensuring that network integrity and data protection are maintained. The VS-S720-10G-3C also supports up to 512 interfaces with unique ACLs, providing granular control over network access and permissions. Moreover, the device is designed for uRPF checks in hardware for up to 6 paths, enhancing its capability to mitigate spoofing and ensure source address validity. Traffic management is sophisticated, with the module supporting aggregate rate limiting at either the ingress port or VLAN and egress VLAN or Layer-3 port. It accommodates up to 1023 aggregate traffic rate limiting policers, allowing for precise control over network bandwidth and traffic flow. This is further complemented by the ACE counters feature, which aids in monitoring and managing access control entries effectively. From an integration standpoint, the Cisco VS-S720-10G-3C is versatile, offering support for both LAN and WAN interface modules. It is MPLS VPN and VRF Lite compatible, facilitating the creation of secure, virtualized network environments. This compatibility ensures that the module can be seamlessly integrated into various network architectures, supporting a broad range of networking requirements.
  • Operating temperatures range from 0 °C to 40°C, ensuring reliability under standard operational conditions.
  • Storage temperatures span from -40 °C to 75°C, indicating its durability over a wide range of environmental conditions.
  • Relative humidity tolerance is from 10% to 90%, demonstrating the module's ability to perform in diverse humidity levels.
In conclusion, the Cisco VS-S720-10G-3C is engineered to meet the needs of demanding network environments, offering high-speed routing, advanced security features, and efficient traffic management capabilities. Its broad interface support and environmental tolerance further ensure its applicability across various operational scenarios, making it a powerful solution for modern networking challenges.


Part NumberCisco VS-S720-10G-3C
IPv4 Route Capacity256,000
IPv6 Route Capacity128,000
NetFlow Entries Supported128,000
IPv4 Routing SpeedUp to 450 Million Packets per Second (Mpps)
IPv6 Routing SpeedUp to 225 Million Packets per Second (Mpps)
Layer 2 Switching SpeedUp to 450 Mpps
Hardware GRE SupportYes
NAT SupportHardware Accelerated
MAC Address Table Size96,000 Entries
QoS Layer 3 Classifiers32,000 Dedicated
Rate Limiting ScopeIngress/Egress Port or VLAN, Layer-3 Port
Rate Limiting Policymakers1023
ACE StatisticsEnabled
Port-Based SecurityEnabled
Security ACL Capacity32,000 Entries
Reflexive ACL Support128,000 Entries
Hardware uRPF PathsUp to 6
Support for Private VLANsEnabled
Interfaces with Unique ACLs512
MAC-over-IP ACLsNot Supported
Module Interface SupportLAN/WAN Modules
MPLS VPN CompatibilitySupported
VRF Lite FeatureSupported
Operating Temperature Range0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature Range-40°C to 75°C
Humidity Tolerance10% to 90% Non-Condensing

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