Cisco WS-X4306-GB 6 Port Expansion Module
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Cisco WS-X4306-GB Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Ethernet Module Refurbished

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WS-X4306-GB Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Ethernet Service Network Module 6-Ports (GBIC) | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Overview for the Cisco WS-X4306-GB Catalyst 4500 Expansion Module

The Cisco WS-X4306-GB Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Ethernet Service Network Module is a critical component in the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series switches. Specifically designed to enhance network performance, this module offers six ports for Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, each supporting Gigabit Interface Converters (GBIC). In this comprehensive overview, we will delve into the key features, technical specifications, use cases, and benefits of the Cisco WS-X4306-GB module.

Key Features
  • Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity: The primary function of the Cisco WS-X4306-GB module is to provide Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, allowing for high-speed data transmission within a network. With six ports available, it offers flexibility in connecting various devices and expanding network capacity.
  • GBIC Compatibility: This module supports Gigabit Interface Converters (GBIC), a versatile and interchangeable transceiver that enables the connection to different types of networking media. This flexibility allows for customization based on the specific requirements of the network.
  • Catalyst 4500 Series Compatibility: The WS-X4306-GB module is designed to seamlessly integrate with the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series switches. This compatibility ensures optimal performance and ease of deployment for users leveraging the Catalyst 4500 platform.
Technical Specifications
  • Port Configuration: The module features six ports for Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, providing ample capacity for high-speed data transfer.
  • GBIC Slots: Equipped with GBIC slots, the module allows for the installation of GBIC transceivers, supporting various optical and copper interfaces.
  • Forwarding Performance: The WS-X4306-GB module is engineered for high forwarding performance, ensuring efficient data transfer within the network.
  • Compatibility: Designed specifically for use with Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series switches, ensuring seamless integration into Cisco network infrastructures.
  • Scalability: With six ports, the module enhances network scalability, accommodating the growing demands of modern network environments.
Use Cases
  • Enterprise Networks: Ideal for large enterprise networks requiring high-speed and reliable connectivity between devices, the Cisco WS-X4306-GB module ensures efficient data transfer and seamless communication.
  • Data Centers: In data center environments where fast and stable network connections are crucial, this module serves as a valuable component in creating a robust and high-performance network infrastructure.
  • Campus Networks: For educational institutions, corporate campuses, or any large-scale network deployment, the WS-X4306-GB module provides the necessary Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for diverse networking needs.
  • High Performance: The Gigabit Ethernet support and GBIC compatibility contribute to the high performance of the Cisco WS-X4306-GB module, ensuring reliable and fast data transfer.
  • Flexibility and Customization: The module's support for GBICs provides users with the flexibility to customize their network connections based on specific media and distance requirements, enhancing overall adaptability.
  • Seamless Integration: Specifically designed for use with Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series switches, the WS-X4306-GB module seamlessly integrates into existing Cisco network infrastructures, simplifying deployment and management.
  • Scalability and Expansion: With six ports, the module supports network scalability, allowing organizations to expand their network capacity as needed without compromising performance.
Power Requirements and Usage

The WS-X4306-GB is a Gigabit Ethernet module for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 series of switches. It provides six Gigabit Ethernet ports, each capable of operating at 10/100/1000 Mbps speeds, and is designed for use in enterprise and campus LANs.

In terms of power requirements, the WS-X4306-GB module consumes a maximum of 110 watts of power. This power is supplied through the switch chassis, which provides a maximum of 2400 watts of power to all modules in the switch. The power consumption of the module may vary depending on the specific configuration and usage patterns of the switch.

When used in a switch, the WS-X4306-GB module can be configured to operate in several different modes, depending on the needs of the network. Some common modes of operation include:

  • Access mode: In this mode, each port on the module is assigned to a separate VLAN, and is used to connect end-user devices such as desktops or printers.
  • Trunk mode: In this mode, one or more ports on the module are configured to carry traffic for multiple VLANs, allowing for more efficient use of network resources.
  • EtherChannel mode: In this mode, multiple ports on the module are combined into a single logical link, providing higher bandwidth and redundancy for critical network connections.
General Information about this Cisco WS-X4306-GB
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# WS-X4306-GB
  • Product Type: Expansion Module
  • Product Name: Catalyst 4500 6-Port 1000Base-X Line Card
  • Line Extension: Catalyst
  • Series Extension: 4500
Technical Specifications
  • Device Type: Switch
  • Form Factor: Plug-in Module
  • Ports Quantity: 6 Ethernet ports (1000base-x)
  • Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps)
  • Data Link Protocol: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Empty Slots: 6 Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC) slots
  • Communication Mode: Full-duplex
  • Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3
  • System Requirements: Cisco IOS 12.1(8a)EW

Compatibility- This section lists other devices that this switch is compatible with.

  • Cisco Catalyst 4503 Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 4506 Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 4507R Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 4510R-E Switch

In general, the Cisco WS-X4306-GB Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Ethernet Service Network Module stands out as a crucial component for organizations seeking high-performance, scalable, and flexible network solutions. With its Gigabit Ethernet support, GBIC compatibility, and seamless integration with Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series switches, this module provides a reliable foundation for building efficient and robust network infrastructures across various use cases. Whether deployed in enterprise networks, data centers, or campus environments, the WS-X4306-GB module offers the performance and features necessary to meet the demands of modern networking.

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