Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Line Cards Overview

As the foundation for Enterprise Networks, Cisco 4500 Switch provides high-performance, mobile and secure user experiences through Layer 2-4 switching to meet current and future network demands.

Its centralized, innovative, and flexible system design helps ensure smooth migration to wire-speed IPv6 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE). The forward and backward compatibility between generations of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series extends deployment life, providing exceptional investment protection, while reducing the (TCO).

The Cisco 4500E Series is a next-generation extension to the Cisco 4500 Series. The new Cisco E-Series is composed of the Catalyst 4500E Series supervisor engines, E-Series line cards, and E-Series chassis, which are designed for a high-performance, mobile, and secure user experience with superior backward and forward compatibility, delivering exceptional investment protection for organizations of all sizes.

The Cisco 4500 Series offers two classes of line cards: E-Series and classic.

  1. E-Series line cards provide 24 or 48 Gb of switching capacity per slot. 24 or 48 Gb per-slot switching capacity requires the Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series chassis and the Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor.
  2. Classic line cards provide 6 Gb of switching capacity per slot.

Two types of E-Series line cards are available based on the per-slot switching capacity. E-Series line cards numbered 47xx operate at 48 gigabits per slot, while E-Series line cards numbered 46xx operate at 24 gigabits per slot.

Classic line cards may be deployed in both classic and E-Series chassis with either classic Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series supervisor engines or with the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Supervisor Engine.

With the E-Series supervisor engine, the per-slot switching capacity for classic line cards remains at 6 gigabits per slot. However, because of the centralized switching architecture of the Cisco Catalyst 4500, the classic line cards will adopt all of the new E-Series supervisor engine features such as eight queues per port, dynamic QoS, and hardware-based IPv6 routing.

The following table summarizes the chassis and supervisor support for both classic and E-Series line cards.

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Line-Card Support Options

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Line-Card Support Options

  • 1Slots 8-10 on 4510R-E and 4510R+E chassis do not support E-Series line cards with Supervisor Engine 6-E.
  • 2Supervisor Engine 8-E does not support non-E-Series chassis: 4503, 4506, 4507R, and 4510R.
  • 3Supervisor Engine 7-E does not support non-E-Series chassis: 4503, 4506, 4507R, and 4510R.
  • 4Supervisor Engine 7L-E does not support non-E-Series chassis: 4503, 4506, 4507R, and 4510R.

A Quick Look: Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Line Cards

Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Line Card

  • WS-X4712-SFP+E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 12-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (SFP+)
  • WS-X4606-X2-E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 6-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (X2)

Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Line Card

  1. WS-X4748-SFP-E
  2. WS-X4724-SFP-E
  3. WS-X4712-SFP-E
  4. WS-X4624-SFP-E
  5. WS-X4612-SFP-E
  6. WS-X4640-CSFP-E

Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 10/100/1000 Line Cards

  • WS-X4748-UPOE+E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port 802.3af PoE, 802.3at PoEP, and UPOE 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)

WS-X4748-UPOE+E

  • WS-UPOE-12VPSPL Cisco Power Splitter
  • WS-X4748-RJ45V+E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port 802.3af PoE and 802.3at PoEP 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)

WS-X4748-RJ45V+E

  • WS-X4748-RJ45-E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)

WS-X4748-RJ45-E

  • WS-X4648-RJ45V+E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port 802.3af PoE and 802.3at PoEP 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)

WS-X4648-RJ45V+E

  • WS-X4648-RJ45V-E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port 802.3af PoE 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)
  • WS-X4648-RJ45V+E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port 802.3af PoE and 802.3at PoEP 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)
  • WS-X4648-RJ45V-E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port 802.3af PoE 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)
  • WS-X4648-RJ45-E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port Data-only 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Classic Line Cards

Classic 10/100/1000 Ethernet Line Cards

  • WS-X4548-RJ45V+ Cisco Catalyst 4500 48-Port 802.3af PoE and 802.3at PoEP 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)

WS-X4548-RJ45V+

  • WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V Cisco Catalyst 4500 PoE IEEE 802.3af 10/100/1000, 48 Ports (RJ-45)
  • WS-X4548-GB-RJ45 Cisco Catalyst 4500 Enhanced 48-Port 10/100/1000 Module (RJ-45)

WS-X4548-GB-RJ45

Classic Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Line Card (GBIC or SFP)

  • WS-X4306-GB Cisco Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Ethernet Module, 6 Ports (GBIC)

WS-X4306-GB

  • WS-X4418-GB Cisco Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Ethernet Module, Server Switching 18 Ports (GBIC)
  • WS-X4448-GB-SFP Cisco Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Ethernet Module, 48 Ports 1000X (SFP)
  • WS-X4506-GB-T Cisco Catalyst 4500 6-Port 10/100/1000 RJ-45 PoE IEEE 802.3af and 1000BASE-X (SFP)

WS-X4506-GB-T

Classic 10/100 Ethernet Line Card: WS-X4248-RJ45V and WS-X4148-RJ

  • WS-X4248-RJ45V Cisco Catalyst 4500 PoE IEEE 802.3af 10/100, 48 Ports (RJ-45)

WS-X4248-RJ45V

  • WS-X4148-RJ Cisco Catalyst 4500 10/100 Module, 48 Ports (RJ-45)

Classic Fast Ethernet Fiber Line Card

  1. WS-X4248-FE-SFP Cisco Catalyst 4500 Fast Ethernet Switching Module, 48-Port 100BASE-X (SFP)
  2. WS-X4148-FX-MT Cisco Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Ethernet Module, 48-Port 100BASE-FX

More about Port Information for Line Cards, Product Specifications, Power and MTBF Information, etc. . You can visit the Cisco’s page:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/interfaces-modules/catalyst-4500-series-line-cards/product_data_sheet0900aecd802109ea.html

List of Cisco 4500 Series Line Cards you can order from Cisco

Part Number (“=” Indicates “Spare”) Product Name
WS-X4748-UPOE+E (=) Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port UPOE 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)
WS-UPOE-12VPSPL(=) Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series UPOE Power Splitter
WS-X4748-RJ45V+E (=) Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port 802.3at PoEP 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)
WS-X4748-RJ45-E (=) Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)
WS-X4712-SFP+E (=) Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 12-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (SFP+)
WS-X4748-SFP-E (=) Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4724-SFP-E (=) Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 24-Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4712-SFP-E (=) Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 12-Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4624-SFP-E (=) Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 24-Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4612-SFP-E (=) Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 12-Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4640-CSFP-E (=) Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 40 SFP/80 C-SFP Port 1000BaseX (SFPs Optional)
WS-X4648-RJ45-E (=) Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)
WS-X4648-RJ45V-E (=) Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port 802.3af PoE 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)
WS-X4648-RJ45V+E (=) Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port 802.3af PoE and PoEP – 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)
WS-X4606-X2-E (=) Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 6-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (X2)
WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V(=) Cisco Catalyst 4500 PoE IEEE 802.3af 10/100/1000, 48 Ports (RJ-45)
WS-X4548-RJ45V+(=) Cisco Catalyst 4500 PoE IEEE 802.3af and PoEP-Ready 10/100/1000, 48 Ports (RJ-45)
WS-X4548-GB-RJ45(=) Cisco Catalyst 4500 Enhanced 48-Port 10/100/1000 Module (RJ-45)
WS-X4506-GB-T(=) Cisco Catalyst 4500 6-Port 10/100/1000 RJ-45 PoE IEEE 802.3af and 1000BASE-X (SFP)
WS-X4306-GB(=) Cisco Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Ethernet Module, 6 Ports (GBIC)
WS-X4418-GB(=) Cisco Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Ethernet Module, Server Switching 18 Ports (GBIC)
WS-X4448-GB-SFP(=) Cisco Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Ethernet Module, 48-Port 1000X (SFP)
WS-X4248-FE-SFP (=) Cisco Catalyst 4500 Fast Ethernet Switching Module, 48-Port 100BASE-X (SFP)
WS-X4148-RJ(=) Cisco Catalyst 4500 10/100 Module, 48 Ports (RJ-45)
WS-X4148-FX-MT(=) Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series 48-Port 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet Line Card (MT-RJ) for multimode fiber
WS-X4248-RJ45V(=) Cisco Catalyst 4500 PoE IEEE 802.3af 10/100, 48 Ports (RJ-45)

The Full PDF File of Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Line Cards you can read page: http://catalyst-4500-series-line-cards.pdf

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