The DES-6500 L3 chassis switch brings configuration flexibility and price/performance ratio necessary for deployment of a cost-effective enterprise, backbone and campus network. This chassis provides a high density of Gigabit ports, 10-Gigabit support, high switch fabric capacity, fault tolerance, Quality of Service (QoS), and network security critical for enterprise applications.
Wire-speed IP Packet Routing. Using standards-based routing, the DES-6500 provides instant support for Windows, Unix and Internet environments. Built-in wire-speed non-blocking switch fabric provides hardware-based packet filtering/forwarding. High Gigabit/10-Gigabit Port Density. Users can configure this chassis with up to 96 Gigabit ports, 16 10-Gigabit ports, 192 10/100Mbps Ethernet ports, 96 fiber Ethernet ports, or a combination of these. With 8 line card slots and a wide range of selectable port types, users can easily add and change modules to suit their requirements.
Security, Performance & Availability. The DES-6500 series provides extensive VLAN support including GARP/GVRP, 802.1Q and asymmetric VLAN to enhance security and performance. To support converged applications including VoIP, ERP, Intranet and video conference, a robust set of L2/L3/L4 QoS/CoS features ensures that critical network services are served with proper priority. With Multi-layer L2/L3/L4 bandwidth control and D-Link Safeguard Engine, DES-6500 series can set limits to traffic flows from the edge of the network while automatically prevents broadcast packets and bulk traffic generated by Internet DoS-related activities from utilizing the switch's CPU resources. This prevention of unnecessary and harmful traffic can increase the overall network serviceability, reliability and availability of the stack.
Advanced Enterprise Features. The DES-6500 supports IP (RIP , OSPF) and IGMP, DVMRP, and PIM multicasting for logical network segmentation and traffic control. It also supports a complete set of Spanning Tree Protocols (STP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), and Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol for Layer 2 redundancy.
Comprehensive Management. The DES-6500 supports a variety of network management options including console CLI, Telnet configuration, web-based and SNMP management, RMON monitoring and Single IP Management. The DES-6500 also supports a variety of advanced traffic management options including bandwidth control and broadcast/multicast storm control.