Cisco C6800-8P40G 8 Ports Expansion Module
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Cisco C6800-8P40G 8 Ports Expansion Module 40 Gigabit Refurbished

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C6800-8P40G Catalyst 6800 8 Ports 40 Gigabit Ethernet with Dual Integrated Dual DFC4-E Spare 40GBase-X Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP) Plug-in Expansion Module | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Overview of the 8 Ports Expansion Module

The Cisco C6800-8P40G expansion module is a formidable addition to the Catalyst 6800 Series, designed to enhance networking capabilities with its 8 ports and impressive 40 Gigabit Ethernet speed. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the features, benefits, installation process, and practical applications of the Cisco C6800-8P40G, shedding light on how it contributes to elevating network performance.

Understanding the Catalyst 6800 Series

Before delving into the specifics of the Cisco C6800-8P40G, it's crucial to establish a foundational understanding of the Catalyst 6800 Series. Developed by Cisco, this series is renowned for delivering high-performance, modular switching solutions suitable for a variety of enterprise and service provider environments.

Catalyst 6800 Series

The Catalyst 6800 Series is Cisco's flagship 8 Ports Module, offering a versatile platform with a focus on scalability, security, and innovation. This series is designed to address the evolving needs of modern networks, providing a robust foundation for applications, services, and data traffic.

Cisco C6800-8P40G Expansion Module Features

Now, let's explore the key features that make the Cisco C6800-8P40G expansion module stand out in the Catalyst 6800 Series.

High-Speed Connectivity

The standout feature of the Cisco C6800-8P40G is its capability to deliver an impressive 40 Gigabit Ethernet speed across all eight ports. This high-speed connectivity is crucial for handling bandwidth-intensive applications, supporting data-intensive tasks, and ensuring a seamless user experience.

Eight Ports

Equipped with eight ports, the C6800-8P40G provides enhanced flexibility in network design and deployment. Each port can be utilized independently, allowing for the creation of diverse network topologies and accommodating various connectivity requirements.

Hot-Swappable Design

The hot-swappable design of the expansion module facilitates ease of maintenance and upgrades without disrupting the overall network operation. This feature ensures minimal downtime during installation or replacement, contributing to increased network reliability.

Compatibility with Catalyst 6800 Series

The C6800-8P40G expansion module is specifically designed for seamless integration with the Catalyst 6800 Series switches. This ensures optimal performance and compatibility, allowing users to leverage the full potential of both the expansion module and the Catalyst 6800 platform.

Benefits of Cisco C6800-8P40G

The Cisco C6800-8P40G expansion module brings several tangible benefits to network administrators and organizations looking to enhance their network infrastructure.

Increased Bandwidth

With its 40 Gigabit Ethernet speed, the C6800-8P40G significantly increases the overall bandwidth of the Catalyst 6800 Series switch. This is particularly beneficial for networks experiencing high data traffic, ensuring smooth operation even during peak usage periods.


The modular design of the Catalyst 6800 Series, coupled with the C6800-8P40G expansion module, offers scalability to accommodate evolving network needs. Organizations can easily expand their network capacity by adding more modules as demand grows.

Flexibility in Network Design

The eight ports on the C6800-8P40G provide network architects with the flexibility to design and implement diverse network topologies. Whether it's creating high-speed links between core switches or connecting to multiple downstream devices, the module offers versatility in network design.

Reliability and Redundancy

The hot-swappable design and compatibility with the Catalyst 6800 Series contribute to the overall reliability of the network. Administrators can perform maintenance or replace modules without affecting the entire network, ensuring maximum uptime and minimizing disruptions.

Practical Applications

To truly appreciate the value of the Cisco C6800-8P40G expansion module, it's essential to explore its practical applications across different industries and use cases.

Data Centers

In data center environments where high-speed connectivity is paramount, the C6800-8P40G finds its place by providing the necessary bandwidth to support data-intensive applications, virtualization, and storage area networks (SANs).

Enterprise Networks

Large enterprises with diverse networking requirements can leverage the flexibility of the C6800-8P40G to design scalable and high-performance networks. The module's eight ports cater to the connectivity needs of various departments and devices within the organization.

Service Providers

Telecommunication service providers can benefit from the C6800-8P40G's high-speed capabilities to deliver reliable and fast internet services to end-users. The module's scalability allows providers to adapt to growing subscriber bases and increasing data demands.

General Information about the Cisco C6800-8P40G
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# C6800-8P40G
  • Product Type: Expansion Module
Technical Information of the 40 Gigabit Ethernet Module
  • Application/Usage: Data Networking
  • Application/Usage: Optical Network
Media & Performance of the 8 Ports Expansion Module
  • Media Type Supported: Optical Fiber
  • Ethernet Technology: 40 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Technology: 40GBase-X
I/O Expansions of Catalyst 6800 - Switch
  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 8
  • Expansion Slot Type: QSFP
Compliant Standards
  • Ensure seamless integration with industry standards:
  • IEEE 802.1ae
  • IEEE 802.1d
  • IEEE 802.1p
  • IEEE 802.1q
  • IEEE 802.1s
  • IEEE 802.1w
  • IEEE 802.3ad (LACP)
  • IEEE 802.3ba
  • IEEE 802.3x

Finally, the Cisco C6800-8P40G expansion module stands as a formidable addition to the Catalyst 6800 Series, empowering organizations with high-speed connectivity, scalability, and flexibility. Its eight ports, 40 Gigabit Ethernet speed, and hot-swappable design make it a valuable asset in various networking scenarios. By understanding its features, installation process, benefits, and practical applications, network administrators can make informed decisions when incorporating the C6800-8P40G into their infrastructure. As networking needs continue to evolve, Cisco's commitment to innovation is exemplified through modules like the C6800-8P40G, ensuring that organizations are well-equipped to meet the demands of modern connectivity.

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