The Cisco Catalyst 4500E Supervisor8L-E has been introduced to customers since 2016. It is the latest generation of low-scale supervisors for the industry-leading Cisco Catalyst 4500E modular access platform.
Based on the best-in-class, high-performance Cisco Catalyst 4500E Supervisor8-E, the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Supervisor8L-E gives customers the same high availability, IT simplicity, security and other cutting edge features for low-scale deployments. Supervisor8-E and Supervisor8L-E will also work with the same IOS XE software for maximum operational simplicity and flexibility.
The Cisco Catalyst 4500E Supervisor8L-E supports Cisco Multigigabit Ethernet, a key Cisco innovation that enables customers to migrate to 802.11ac Wave 2 without having to rewire their access points to their Cisco Catalyst 4500E switches. The WS-X4748-12X48U line card on Cisco Catalyst 4500E, supported with Supervisor8L-E, is a 48 port line card with 12 Multigigabit Ethernet ports. The Multigigabit Ethernet ports are 10GBASE-T ports that can auto negotiate down to 5Gbps, 2.5Gbps or 1Gbps based on the connected host/access point capability, the type of cable used and the length of the cable. By connecting Cisco 802.11ac Wave 2 supported access points to Multigigabit Ethernet ports on the Cisco Catalyst 4500E, customers can get up to 5Gbps on existing Cat5e cables or up to 10Gbps on Cat6a cables.
Multigigabit Ethernet saves customers significant expenses by avoiding re-cabling access points to Catalyst 4500E switches with Cat6a cables or running two Cat5e cables between them to get higher speeds. By standardizing on the Cisco Multigigabit line cards on Cisco Catalyst 4500E, customers get maximum investment protection for whenever their wireless networks transition to 802.11ac Wave 2.
The Cisco Catalyst 4500E Supervisor8L-E is also fully integrated with Cisco APIC-EM and Cisco Prime Infrastructure for IT Simplicity. The Plug and Play (PnP) app on APIC-EM can be used to simplify deployment across multiple remote sites, saving enterprise IT teams time and money. With PnP, the Cisco Catalyst 4500E switches with Supervisor8L-E can be pre-provisioned and shipped to branches or other remote locations. Once the Cisco Catalyst 4500E switch with Supervisor8L-E is plugged in, the image and configuration are automatically downloaded and installed on it via the APIC-EM PnP server. The IT admin can monitor the status of the installs over multiple sites remotely.
The path trace app on APIC-EM also enables detailed flow-based visibility and troubleshooting by tracing a path between two hosts. It further provides in depth information about the nature of each hop, including information such as whether the path segment is Layer 2 or Layer 3 and which protocols are running on it.
In addition to these cutting edge features, the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Supervisor8L-E also supports all other Catalyst 4500E high availability, security and IT simplicity features. With Stateful Switchover (SSO) and In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU), customers can get supervisor redundancy on the C4507R+E chassis. The Supervisor8L-E also supports Virtual Switching System (VSS) for dual homing and inter-chassis redundancy in aggregation deployments. It also supports Network as a Sensor and Network as an Enforcer capabilities with Cisco TrustSec, Flexible Netflow, embedded Wireshark and MACSec encryption.
A number of customers across different verticals such as finance, health care, and education are already beginning to standardize on Catalyst 4500E with Supervisor8-E or Supervisor8L-E. For high scale deployments, the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Supervisor8-E continues to provide industry leading modular access performance for customers.
Video Show: Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 8L-E
Compare the Main Supervisors
|Model||Supervisor 8E||Supervisor 8LE||Supervisor 7E||Supervisor 7LE|
|Performance||Supervisor 8E||Supervisor 8LE||Supervisor 7E||Supervisor 7LE|
|Switching capacity||928 Gbps||560 Gbps||848 Gbps||520 Gbps|
|IPv4 throughput||250 Mpps||225 Mpps||250 Mpps||225 Mpps|
|IPv6 throughput||125 Mpps||110 Mpps||125 Mpps||110 Mpps|
|Bandwidth per slot||48 Gbps||48 Gbps||48 Gbps||48 Gbps|
|Scalability||Supervisor 8E||Supervisor 8LE||Supervisor 7E||Supervisor 7LE|
|Number of routes||256K for IPv4, 128K for IPv6||64K for IPv4, 32K for IPv6||256K for IPv4, 128K for IPv6||64K for IPv4, 32K for IPv6|
|Number of packet buffers||128K||128K||128K||128K|
|MAC learning rate per second||20K||14K||20K||14K|
|Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) snoop entries||12K||12K||12K||12K|
|Number of 10/100/1000 ports||Up to 384 access||Up to 240 access||Up to 384 access||Up to 240 access|
|10 GE and 1 GE uplinks||8 10 GE / 1 GE||4 10 GE / 4 1 GE||4 10 GE / 1 GE||2 10 GE / 4 1 GE|
|1 GE non-blocking fiber ports||384 + 8 uplinks||240 + 4 uplinks||384 + 4 uplinks||240 + 4 uplinks|
|10 GE fiber ports||96 + 8 uplinks||60 + 4 uplinks||96 + 4 uplinks||60 + 2 uplinks|
|Supported Chassis||Supervisor 8E||Supervisor 8LE||Supervisor 7E||Supervisor 7LE|
|System||Supervisor 8E||Supervisor 8LE||Supervisor 7E||Supervisor 7LE|
|CPU||Quad core 2.2 GHz||Quad core 1.8 GHz||Dual core 1.5 GHz||Dual core 1.5 GHz|
|DRAM||4 GB||4 GB||2 GB (upgradable to 4 GB)||2 GB (upgradable to 4 GB)|
|Bootflash||2 GB||2 GB||1 GB||1 GB|
|Layer 2 and 3 Services Scalability||Supervisor 8E||Supervisor 8LE||Supervisor 7E||Supervisor 7LE|
|Security and QoS entries (combined)||128K||64K||128K||64K|
|Spanning Tree instances||10K||10K||10K||10K|
|Switch Virtual Interface (SVI)||4K||4K||4K||4K|
|LISP readiness||Yes (hardware-ready)||No||No||No|
|SDN readiness||Yes (hardware-ready)||Yes (hardware-ready)||Yes (hardware-ready)||Yes (hardware-ready)|
|Native wireless controller support||Yes (hardware-ready)||No||No|
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