Decode the Cisco Catalyst 4500E–Enterprise-Class Campus Platform

Are you familiar with this cool enterprise-class Catalyst 4500-E series? The Cisco 4500E Series is a next-generation extension to the Cisco 4500 Series.

“Catalyst 4500” LifeCycle

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Cisco Catalyst 4500E 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.

Cisco Catalyst 4500EDesigned from the ground up for High Availability

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  • Unprecedented Investment Protection–Backward and Forward Compatible

Catalyst 4500E Architecture

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New Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Chassis

E-Series Chassis come in four different form factors: 3-slot (4503-E), 6-slot (4506-E), 7-slot (4507R+E), and 10-slot (4510R+E).

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  • 3 and 6 slot chassis have supervisors in slot 1 and are non redundant chassis (1 supervisor only)

Catalyst 4500E Series Supervisors

There are three main supervisor engines WS-X45-SUP7-E, WS-X45-SUP7L-E and WS-X45-SUP8-E available now for Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series.

Cisco 4500-E Power Supply

New Supervisor Engine 8-E is hardware ready to provide up-to 20G of wireless termination. It is the next generation of enterprise-class switching engine and provides full convergence between wired and wireless networks on a single platform.

And the three supervisor engines–8-E, 7-E, and 7L-E work only with E-Series chassis.

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Catalyst 4500E Supervisor Comparison

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Catalyst 4500E Investment Protection

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Migrating to Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Switches with Supervisors 7-LE and 8-E? Yes

Why do we need to Migrating to Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Switches with Supervisors 7-LE and 8-E? What are the benefits we can get from this Migrating?

Previous Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series

Previous Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series

Benefits of Migrating to Catalyst 4500-E Series with Supervisors 7-LE and 8-E

Benefits of Migrating to Cisco 4500-E with Supervisors 7-LE and 8-E..

Migrating to Catalyst 4500-E Series with Supervisors 7-LE and 8-E

More Tips:  A VSS combines a pair of switches into a single network element. It requires 2 chassis with 2 supervisors; the benefit is not only for the chassis redundancy, but also to double the system bandwidth in order to increase overall system performance.

 

Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series Line Cards

Cisco Catalyst 4500 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.

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Catalyst 4500E New Fiber Line Card (Hardware)

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More Numbers-Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Line Cards

Product Number Description
WS-X4748-UPOE+E 

Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port UPOE 10/100/1000 (RJ-45)
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-X4624-SFP-E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 24-port GE (SFP)
WS-X4612-SFP-E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 12-port GE (SFP)
WS-X4648-RJ45V-E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port PoE 10/100/1000(RJ45)
WS-X4648-RJ45V+E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port Premium PoE 10/100/1000(RJ45)
WS-X4606-X2-E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 6-Port 10GE (X2)
WS-X4648-RJ45-E Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series 48-Port Data 10/100/1000(RJ45)

 

Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series-Line Cards Architecture

46xx and 47xx Line Card Speeds

Bandwidth per Slot with 46XX series line card

  • 8 dedicated lanes to Supervisor
  • Each lane operates at 3Gbps

E-Series 46xx Line Card

Bandwidth per Slot with 47xx series line cards

  • 8 dedicated lanes to Supervisor
  • Each lane runs at 6Gbps

E-Series 47xx Line Card

Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Power-Supply Options: AC and DC

The Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series offers several AC power supplies: 1000W (data only), 1400W (data only), 1300W (data and PoE), 2800W (data and PoE), 4200W (data and PoE), 6000W (data and PoE), and 9000W (data and PoE). All Cisco Catalyst 4500 AC power supplies are single-phase and operate between 100 and 240 VAC.

The Cisco 4500E Series has two DC power options: one is optimized for data-only deployments in service provider central offices (part number PWR-C45-1400DC), and the other is used for high-power PoE deployments (PWR-C45-1400DC-P). All DC power supplies are designed to operate between -44 and -72 VDC.

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Power Supplies

Maximize UPOE/POE+/POE delivery

Fully Loaded 10-Slot with POE

Cisco 4500-E Power Supply

There are more popular models of Cisco 4500E series at Router-switch.com. If you wanna read more info about Cisco 4500E models, you can visit the page Cisco Switch Catalyst 4500” at Router-switch.com. Or you can consult the professional sales of Router-switch.com by Live Chat.

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