The Cisco WS-C4506-E Catalyst 4506-E Series is a robust and advanced network switch designed to meet the demands of modern networking environments. This 6-slot chassis switch is equipped with fan modules, supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), and is capable of handling Layer 2 functionalities. This specific model features a 6-slot chassis, making it suitable for medium to large-scale network deployments. With a focus on flexibility and manageability, the switch is equipped with advanced features to support the evolving needs of businesses.Key Features of PoE Ports 6 Expansion Slots Switch6-Slot Chassis Design
The 6-slot chassis design of the Cisco WS-C4506-E provides the flexibility to expand and customize the network infrastructure based on the specific requirements of an organization. This modularity allows for easy scalability, ensuring that the network can grow along with the business.Fan No Ps for Efficient Cooling
Efficient cooling is essential for the optimal performance and longevity of networking equipment. The inclusion of a fan in the Cisco WS-C4506-E ensures that the switch operates within the recommended temperature range, preventing overheating and potential damage. The absence of a power supply (Ps) in the fan further enhances energy efficiency. This deliberate design choice allows organizations to select and install a power supply that aligns with their specific power requirements. This flexibility ensures that users have the freedom to customize their power infrastructure according to their unique needs.Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Capability
One standout feature of the Cisco WS-C4506-E is its Power Over Ethernet (PoE) capability. PoE technology enables the switch to deliver both data and electrical power over the Ethernet cables, eliminating the need for separate power sources for connected devices such as IP cameras, VoIP phones, and wireless access points. This simplifies installation, reduces cable clutter, and enhances the overall efficiency of the network.Enhancing Connectivity
With PoE support, the Catalyst 4506-E Series includes manageable PoE ports. These ports enable the connection of devices such as IP cameras, VoIP phones, and other PoE-enabled devices without the need for additional power sources. This simplifies cable management and reduces the overall infrastructure complexity.Layer 2 Support
The switch provides support for Layer 2 protocols, which are crucial for efficient data transmission within local networks. Layer 2, also known as the Data Link Layer, is responsible for creating a reliable link between adjacent network nodes. With Layer 2 support, the Cisco WS-C4506-E can efficiently switch data packets at the data link layer, facilitating seamless communication between devices.Benefits of Layer 2 Support
Layer 2 support brings several benefits, including improved network segmentation, enhanced broadcast control, and efficient utilization of bandwidth. These advantages contribute to a more stable and responsive network infrastructure, which is especially critical in today's data-intensive and interconnected environments.Manageable PoE Ports
Manageability is a key aspect of network administration, and the Cisco WS-C4506-E excels in this regard. The switch features manageable PoE ports, allowing administrators to have granular control over the power delivery to connected devices. This not only enhances security by preventing unauthorized access but also enables efficient resource allocation.Remote Management Capabilities
The Cisco WS-C4506-E is designed with manageability in mind, offering a range of features that simplify the configuration, monitoring, and maintenance of the network. Remote management capabilities enable administrators to access and control the device from a centralized location. This is particularly valuable for organizations with distributed networks or multiple locations.Security Features
Manageability extends to security, with the Cisco WS-C4506-E incorporating robust security features to protect the network from unauthorized access and potential threats. This includes features such as access control lists (ACLs), which filter traffic based on defined criteria, and port security, which restricts access to specific MAC addresses.Benefits of Cisco WS-C4506-E Catalyst 4506-E SeriesEnhanced Network Flexibility
The modular design of the Cisco WS-C4506-E provides organizations with the flexibility to adapt their network infrastructure to changing requirements. Whether it's adding new modules or upgrading existing ones, the switch allows for easy customization, ensuring that the network can evolve alongside business needs.Improved Energy Efficiency
The integration of a fan for cooling without a separate power supply contributes to the overall energy efficiency of the Cisco WS-C4506-E. By optimizing cooling processes, the switch minimizes energy consumption, leading to cost savings and a reduced environmental footprint.Simplified Deployment with PoE
The PoE capability of the Cisco WS-C4506-E streamlines the deployment of network-connected devices. Devices like IP cameras and VoIP phones can be conveniently powered through the Ethernet cables, eliminating the need for additional power sources. This simplifies installation and reduces the complexity of managing multiple power outlets.Reliable Layer 2 Support
Layer 2 support ensures reliable and efficient communication within the local network. The Cisco WS-C4506-E, with its Layer 2 capabilities, facilitates seamless data transmission, reducing latency and enhancing the overall performance of connected devices.Centralized Management for Efficient Administration
The presence of manageable PoE ports allows administrators to centrally manage and control power distribution to connected devices. This centralized management not only improves security by preventing unauthorized access but also streamlines network administration tasks, leading to a more efficient and responsive IT environment.Exceptional Reliability
The WS-C4506-E Cisco Cat4500 E-Series Switch Chassis is considered to be a reliable and robust solution for network infrastructure. This chassis is designed for use in enterprise and campus networks and supports up to 6 line cards, providing a high-density, scalable solution for a variety of network applications.
In terms of reliability, the part has been proven to be a robust and reliable solution in many deployments. The chassis is designed to operate in demanding network environments and is built with high-quality components to ensure a long lifespan. It also supports Cisco IOS XE Software, which provides a flexible and secure operating system for the switch.
The part also supports high availability features such as redundant power supplies, redundant fans, and hot-swappable line cards, which help to ensure the continuity of network operations in case of any failures.General Information for the Cisco WS-C4506-E Chassis Switch
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Part Number or SKU# WS-C4506-E
- Product Line: Catalyst
- Product Type: Chassis Switch
- Token Ring Port: No
- LRE Port: No
- Bypass: No
- Modular: No
- Management Port: No
- USB: No
- Stack Port: No
- Number of Total Expansion Slots: 6
- Expansion Slot Type: Line Card
- Expansion Slot Type: Supervisor Engine
Network & Communication
- Layer Supported: 2
- PoE (RJ-45) Port: No
- Power Source: Power Supply
- Redundant Power Supply: No
In general, the Cisco WS-C4506-E Catalyst 4506-E Series 6-Slot Fan No Ps with Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Layer 2 Supported Manageable PoE Ports Chassis Switch stands out as a versatile and reliable solution for businesses seeking a scalable and feature-rich network infrastructure. Its modular design, support for PoE, Layer 2 functionalities, and advanced management capabilities make it well-suited for a wide range of applications. Whether deploying a new network or upgrading an existing one, the WS-C4506-E offers the flexibility, performance, and security required in today's dynamic and demanding networking environments.
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