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Cisco Catalyst 4500 Switches, Key Features and Hot Models

December 28 2011 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 switch is a mid-range modular chassis network switch manufactured by Cisco Systems. A Cisco Catalyst 4500 comprises a chassis, power supplies, one or two supervisors, line cards and service modules.

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The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series includes two series of Catalyst chassis: The Classic and newly launched E-Series chassis. The Classic and E-Series Catalyst 4500 chassis come in four sizes: 3-slot (4503-E), 6-slot (4506-E), 7-slot (4507R+E/4507R-E), and 10-slot (4510R+E/4510R-E).

 

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switches enable borderless networks, providing high performance, mobile, and secure user experience through Layer 2-4 switching investments. It enables security, mobility, application performance, video, and energy savings over an infrastructure that supports resiliency, virtualization, and automation.

 

Cisco 4500 Series Switches provide borderless performance, scalability, and services with reduced total cost of ownership and superior investment protection.

 

Key features you need to be clear:

Performance and Density:

848 Gbps fabric with 48 Gbps per slot delivers a 2.6x increase in performance over previous generation

Industry’s highest PoEP port density with up to 240 ports of full 30 Watt PoEP

 

Application Performance:

Unprecedented layer 2 - 4 application visibility and control with Flexible NetFlow

Only modular access platform that can guarantee Service Level Agreements with IP SLA

 

Security:

Cisco TrustSec with 802.1ae (MACSec) hop-by-hop encryption and Security Group Tags (hardware-ready)

Anomaly and malware prevention through predefined, policy-based responses with Flexible NetFlow

 

Simplicity:

End-to-end campus deployment with single software release and common sparing

Complete Life Cycle Management: Design, Install, Operations and Upgrades

Simplified software licensing with a single image for LAN Base, IP base and Enterprise Services software

 

Operational efficiency:

In Service Software Upgrades for industry leading availability

Zero-touch, intelligent provisioning through Auto SmartPorts, AutoInstall and AutoQoS

Comprehensive automation with Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager

Proactive diagnostics and remediation with Cisco Smart Call Home

Industry-leading power management with Cisco EnergyWise

 

Investment protection:

Backward and forward compatibility

Industry-leading investment protection with more than 10 years of backward compatibility

The benefits of Supervisor 7-E without line card upgrades

 

More details related to Cisco 4500 switches

Catalyst 4500 Line Cards

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series offers two classes of line cards: classic and E-Series. Classic line cards provide 6 gigabits of switching capacity per slot. E-Series line cards increase the per slot switching capacity to 24 gigabits.

 

Cisco 4500 switch power supplies

The Cisco 4500 is able to deliver high densities of Power over Ethernet across the chassis. Due to this, power supplies are a key element of configuration. The Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series offers AC power with several internal supplies: 1000W (data only), 1400W (data only), 1300W (data and PoE), 2800W (data and PoE), 4200W (data and PoE), and 6000W (data and PoE).

 

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-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).

 

Operating systems

The Catalyst 4500 currently supports Cisco IOS Operating System.

 

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