Configuring IPX Unicast Layer 3 Switching on
Supervisor Engine 1
The features described in this chapter are supported only on Supervisor Engine 1, PFC, and MSFC or
MSFC2. For information about Supervisor Engine 2, PFC2, and MSFC2 see
IP Unicast Layer 3 Switching on Supervisor Engine 2."
Supervisor Engine 1 with PFC and MSFC or MSFC2 provide Layer 3 switching with Multilayer
Switching (MLS). This chapter describes how to configure Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) Layer 3
switching on the Catalyst 6500 series switch.
For complete syntax and usage information for the commands used in this chapter, refer to the
Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Cisco IOS Command Reference publication.
This chapter consists of these sections:
Understanding How IPX MLS Works, page 20-2
Default IPX MLS Configuration, page 20-5
Configuration Guidelines and Restrictions, page 20-5
Configuring IPX MLS, page 20-6
Displaying IPX MLS Information, page 20-8
Clearing IPX MLS Cache Entries, page 20-13
Troubleshooting IPX MLS, page 20-14
The MSFC can be specified as the MLS route processor (MLS-RP) for Catalyst 5000 family switches
using MLS. Refer to the Layer 3 Switching Configuration Guide—Catalyst 5000 Family, 4000 Family,
2926G Series, 2926 Series, and 2948G for MLS configuration procedures.
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Chapter 17, "Configuring