The following routing-device types are supported by the IP Manager:

  • Physical routers

  • Virtual routers

  • Route switch modules (RSMs)

  • Route switch feature cards (RSFCs)

  • Multilayer switch feature cards (MSFCs)

    Virtual routers are implemented within physical routers or switches.

    RSMs, RSFCs, and MSFCs are routing-device type cards in Layer 3 (network) switches. The cards perform routing between virtual LANs (VLANs).

    Layer 3 switch devices that house routing-device type cards are called hybrids.