1. Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches Product Overview

Enterprise backbone of the digital organization

Get the scale, security, and simplicity you need to meet your business challenges. Catalyst 6800 Series switches are powerful campus backbone switches optimized for Multigigabit Ethernet services to help you protect your network investment.

2. Catalyst 6800 Series models

Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Switch

  • 4 module slots, 5 RU
  • 80 x 10/1 G SFP
  • Slot capacity 80 – 240 Gb/s
  • Switching capacity up to 4 Tb/s (VSS)
  • Cisco Catalyst Instant Access

Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Switch Features and Capabilities

  • Five slots (one fixed and four extensible half-wide slots) on less than a 5-rack-unit (RU) form factor chassis
  • Support for up to eighty 10/1 Gigabit Ethernet or twenty 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and readiness for 100 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Full feature consistency with Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches
  • Highest-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), and multicast functionality
  • Easy network management with the Cisco Catalyst Instant Access Solution
  • Simplified roaming and device mobility with the innovative Cisco Campus (Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP))

Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Switch

  • 4 slots, 2 RU
  • 16, 32 x 10 SFP/SFP+
  • 24, 40 x 10 G SFP/SFP+ and 2x40G QSFP
  • Slot capacity 80 – 240 Gb/s
  • Switching capacity up to 1.92 Tb/s (VSS)

Rich Services with Fixed 2-Rack-Unit Backbone Switch

Get up to 40 ports of multi-rate speeds with additional flexibility to support a wide range of optics and interfaces. 6840-X switches are the newest addition to the Catalyst 6800 family, with the same rich feature set. These switches address high-bandwidth requirements in campus networks with high-density 10-Gigabit ports along with 40-Gigabit native uplinks.

Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Switch Features and Capabilities

Our fixed backbone switches, which are two rack units high, are ideal for customers with tight space constraints in their networks. With the option of 16, 24, 32 and 40 ports, these switches provide maximum flexibility for deployment options.

6840-X switches offer:

  • Network segmentation with MPLS, Advanced Virtual Private LAN Service, Locator/ID Separation Protocol, and Easy Virtual Network
  • Flexible NetFlow for easy network resource monitoring and analytics
  • Uncompromised network security with Cisco TrustSec, Security Group Tag, and Security Group Access Control List
  • IT simplicity with Cisco Catalyst Instant Access to manage access switch ports in a centralized configuration

Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Switch Specifications at a Glance

The 6840-X can be ordered in the following four SKUs:

  • 16 and 32 ports of 10-Gigabit small form factor pluggable and pluggable plus (SFP and SFP+)
  • 24 and 40 ports of 10-Gigabit SFP and SFP+ with two 40-Gigabit native uplink ports

Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL Switch

  • 5 module slots, 2 SUP slots 10 RU
  • Slot capacity of up to 880 Gb per slot
  • Switching capacity up to 11.4 Tb/s
  • Supports ASANAM-3, and WiSM2

Optimize for 10 Gigabit Campus Services

Enhance campus backbone services with Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL Switches. This modular switch offers higher slot and switching capacity for the services of today and tomorrow, and includes features and operations that are consistent with Catalyst 6500 switches. It supports existing Supervisor Engine 2T, line cards, and service modules.

Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL Switch Features and Capabilities

Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL Switches:

  • Offer a 7-slot, 10-rack-unit (RU) form factor chassis
  • Offer slot capacity of up to 880 Gb per slot
  • Support switching capacity of up to 11.4 Tbps (full duplex)
  • Support Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2T and 6900, 6800, and 6700 line cards
  • Support Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series services modules: ASANAM-3, and WiSM2


  1. Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches
  2. Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Switch
  3. Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Switch
  4. Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL Switch
  5. Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches Support
  6. Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches Data Sheets