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Cisco WS-SUP32-GE-3B Catalyst 6500 Engine 32 Port Gigabit Refurbished

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WS-SUP32-GE-3B Catalyst 6500 1X (RJ-45) 10/100/1000Base-T Uplink 2X USB, Console Management, Gigabit Ethernet Supervisor Engine 32 with 8 GE uplinks | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Details of the Cisco WS-SUP32-GE-3B Gigabit Ethernet

In the realm of networking, the Cisco WS-SUP32-GE-3B Catalyst 6500 Engine stands as a formidable force, specifically designed to meet the demands of modern enterprises. This high-performance Supervisor module, part of the Catalyst 6500 Series, brings a wealth of capabilities to the table, particularly in the domain of Gigabit Ethernet. In this comprehensive exploration, we delve into the intricate details of the WS-SUP32-GE-3B, understanding its features, benefits, and the impact it can have on network infrastructure.

Introduction to Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series

Before we dive into the specifics of the WS-SUP32-GE-3B, let's establish a foundational understanding of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series. Renowned for its versatility and scalability, the Catalyst 6500 Series has long been a staple in the networking landscape. These modular chassis-based switches have been pivotal in providing enterprises with a robust and adaptable platform to build their networks.

The Heart of the Catalyst 6500: Supervisor Engines

At the core of the Catalyst 6500 Series lie Supervisor Engines, acting as the brain of the 32-Port switch. These engines play a crucial role in managing and controlling various aspects of the network, from packet forwarding to monitoring and configuring network devices. The WS-SUP32-GE-3B is one such Supervisor Engine, distinguished by its emphasis on Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

Gigabit Ethernet Prowess

The standout feature of the WS-SUP32-GE-3B is its robust support for Gigabit Ethernet. With 32 ports dedicated to Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, this Supervisor Engine empowers networks with high-speed data transfer capabilities, ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications and services.

Scalability and Flexibility

In the dynamic landscape of networking, scalability is paramount. The WS-SUP32-GE-3B excels in this regard, providing a scalable platform that can adapt to the evolving needs of an enterprise. Its modular design allows for the addition of various line cards and modules, ensuring that the network can grow seamlessly.

Advanced Security Features

Security is a top concern for modern networks, and the WS-SUP32-GE-3B doesn't disappoint. Equipped with advanced security features, including access control lists (ACLs) and hardware-based security mechanisms, this Supervisor Engine fortifies the network against potential threats, safeguarding sensitive data and ensuring compliance with industry regulations.

High Availability and Redundancy

Network downtime is a significant concern for enterprises, and the WS-SUP32-GE-3B addresses this by incorporating high availability and redundancy features. Dual, hot-swappable Supervisor Engines ensure that in the event of a failure, the network can seamlessly transition to a backup, minimizing disruptions and downtime.

Comprehensive Management Capabilities

Efficient management is the key to a well-functioning network. The WS-SUP32-GE-3B provides comprehensive management capabilities through Cisco IOS (Internetwork Operating System), offering a familiar interface for network administrators. Additionally, it supports CiscoWorks, facilitating centralized network management and monitoring.

Deployment Scenarios: Where the WS-SUP32-GE-3B Shines

Understanding the contexts in which the WS-SUP32-GE-3B excels is crucial for network architects and administrators. Let's explore some common deployment scenarios where this Supervisor Engine proves to be a valuable asset.

Enterprise Data Centers

In the heart of enterprise data centers, where high-performance networking is non-negotiable, the WS-SUP32-GE-3B finds its natural habitat. Its Gigabit Ethernet capabilities, coupled with advanced security features, make it an ideal choice for data centers handling large volumes of traffic and sensitive information.

Campus Networks

For sprawling campus networks with diverse connectivity requirements, the WS-SUP32-GE-3B offers the scalability needed to accommodate a multitude of devices. Whether it's connecting classrooms, offices, or research facilities, this Supervisor Engine ensures a reliable and high-speed network backbone.

Service Provider Networks

Service providers dealing with diverse customer needs demand a robust and versatile networking solution. The WS-SUP32-GE-3B, with its Gigabit Ethernet ports and modular design, proves to be a valuable asset for service providers looking to deliver high-performance and reliable services.

The Future-Ready Network: WS-SUP32-GE-3B in the Era of Digital Transformation

As enterprises embark on the journey of digital transformation, the role of networking infrastructure becomes even more critical. The WS-SUP32-GE-3B positions itself as a future-ready solution, aligning with the evolving demands of the digital age.

Support for Emerging Technologies

As new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G become integral to business operations, the WS-SUP32-GE-3B stands ready to support these emerging trends. Its high-speed Gigabit Ethernet ports provide the necessary bandwidth for the increased data traffic associated with IoT devices, while its scalability ensures compatibility with evolving network architectures.

Adaptability to Evolving Security Challenges

The cybersecurity landscape is in a constant state of flux, with new threats emerging regularly. The WS-SUP32-GE-3B's advanced security features, including threat detection and mitigation capabilities, position it as a stalwart guardian against evolving security challenges. Its ability to integrate seamlessly with updated security protocols ensures that the network remains resilient in the face of cyber threats.

Integration with Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

As Software-Defined Networking (SDN) gains prominence, the WS-SUP32-GE-3B demonstrates its adaptability by integrating with SDN frameworks. This enables dynamic and programmable network management, providing administrators with greater control and flexibility in configuring and optimizing network resources.

Advanced Traffic Management

The WS-SUP32-GE-3B Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 provides advanced traffic management capabilities for efficient and effective network performance.

  • Quality of Service (QoS): The WS-SUP32-GE-3B supports Quality of Service (QoS), which allows network administrators to prioritize network traffic based on applications, users, or other factors. This helps to ensure that critical applications receive the bandwidth they need, while less important traffic is allocated less bandwidth.
  • Traffic Shaping: The WS-SUP32-GE-3B supports traffic shaping, which allows network administrators to control the rate at which traffic is sent over the network. This helps to reduce congestion and improve network performance.
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs): The WS-SUP32-GE-3B supports Access Control Lists (ACLs), which allow network administrators to control network access based on specific criteria, such as IP address, port number, or protocol type.
  • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): The WS-SUP32-GE-3B supports the Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), which allows multiple physical links to be combined into a single logical link. This provides increased bandwidth and fault tolerance, improving network performance and reliability.
  • Network Address Translation (NAT): The WS-SUP32-GE-3B supports Network Address Translation (NAT), which allows network administrators to translate between private and public IP addresses, allowing internal devices to communicate with the Internet.
Switching Capacity and Performance

The WS-SUP32-GE-3B Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 provides high switching capacity and performance for efficient and effective network operation.

  • Switching Capacity: The WS-SUP32-GE-3B provides a switching capacity of up to 144 Gbps, which allows for high-speed data transfer and network performance.
  • High-Performance ASICs: The WS-SUP32-GE-3B utilizes high-performance ASICs (Application-Specific Integrated Circuits) to provide fast and efficient data processing and forwarding.
  • Support for Advanced Features: The WS-SUP32-GE-3B supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS), Access Control Lists (ACLs), and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), which can improve network performance and efficiency.
  • Flexible Port Configurations: The WS-SUP32-GE-3B provides flexible port configurations, allowing network administrators to choose from various port types and speeds to meet their network requirements.
  • Resilient Architecture: The WS-SUP32-GE-3B utilizes a resilient architecture, which provides increased reliability and fault tolerance, ensuring that network services remain available even in the event of a hardware failure.
Detail Information about this Cisco WS-SUP32-GE-3B
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# WS-SUP32-GE-3B
  • Product Type: Supervisor Engine
Technical Information for Supervisor Engine
  • Application/Usage: Data Networking
GE Supervisor Engine 32 Ports
  • 1 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T Uplink
  • 2 x USB
  • 1 x RJ-45 Console Management
Media & Performance
  • Media Type: Twisted Pair
  • Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Maximum Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gbit/s

I/O Expansions

  • Total Expansion Slots: 9
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP
  • Number of Supported Daughter Cards: 2


  • Compatibility: Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches, Cisco 7600 Series

Outline, the Cisco WS-SUP32-GE-3B Catalyst 6500 Engine with its 32-Port Gigabit Ethernet Supervisor is a versatile and powerful solution for enhancing network performance. From its key features and technical specifications to deployment scenarios and configuration options, this comprehensive guide aims to provide network administrators, IT professionals, and decision-makers with the necessary insights to make informed choices regarding their network infrastructure. As technology advances, the WS-SUP32-GE-3B remains a reliable and scalable option for organizations seeking high-performance networking solutions.

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