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Inside Cisco IOS Software Architecture by Russ White, Curtis Murphy, Vijay Bollapragada

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Chapter 6. Cisco 7500 Routers

This chapter covers the following key topics:

Hardware Architecture of the Cisco 7500 Router

Packet Switching on Cisco 7500 Router

VIP Architecture

Troubleshooting Tips for the Cisco 7500 Router

The Cisco 7500 router platform was introduced in 1995 to address the ever-increasing demands of high performance routing driven by the explosion of the Internet and mission-critical enterprise applications. The 7500’s architecture was derived from the earlier Cisco Advanced Gateway Server+ (AGS+) and Cisco 7000 architectures, but offers significant performance improvements over them. This chapter covers the hardware architecture of the 7500 series routers, the implementation-specific details of IOS switching on the ...

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