Cisco WS-X4448-GB-SFP Catalyst Expansion Module
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WS-X4448-GB-SFP Cisco Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Module 48x 1G New

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WS-X4448-GB-SFP Catalyst 4500 48-Ports 1000Base-X Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Gigabit Expansion Module | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed | Lead Time Required
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Overview of the Expansion Module

The networking landscape is ever-evolving, and businesses constantly seek robust solutions to enhance their connectivity. Cisco, a prominent player in the networking industry, offers a diverse range of products to meet these demands. One such product is the Cisco WS-X4448-GB-SFP Catalyst 4500, a 48-Ports 1000Base-X Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Gigabit Expansion Module. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the features, benefits, installation, and applications of this expansion module, shedding light on its significance in modern networking setups.

Understanding the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series

Before diving into the specifics of the WS-X4448-GB-SFP module, it's essential to have a foundational understanding of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series. This series is renowned for its scalability, high performance, and versatility, making it a preferred choice for enterprise networks. With its modular design, the Catalyst 4500 Series allows users to adapt their network infrastructure to changing requirements seamlessly.

Exploring the WS-X4448-GB-SFP ModuleKey Features48-Port Configuration
  • The WS-X4448-GB-SFP module boasts a 48-port configuration, providing users with an extensive array of connectivity options. Each port supports Gigabit Ethernet, facilitating high-speed data transfer within the network.
1000Base-X SFP Compatibility
  • The module supports the 1000Base-X standard, which leverages Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers. This compatibility enhances flexibility, allowing users to choose the most suitable SFP modules for their specific needs.
Gigabit Expansion
  • Gigabit expansion capabilities empower organizations to meet growing bandwidth demands. Whether in data centers or enterprise environments, the WS-X4448-GB-SFP module ensures a reliable and scalable solution for network expansion.
Use CasesData Centers
  • In data center environments where high-performance networking is paramount, the WS-X4448-GB-SFP module excels. Its 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports support seamless connectivity for servers, storage devices, and other critical components.
Enterprise Networks
  • For large-scale enterprise networks, this expansion module provides the necessary scalability to accommodate a growing number of devices. Its modular design aligns with the dynamic nature of business operations, enabling efficient network management.
Advantages of the WS-X4448-GB-SFP ModuleScalability
  • The modular design of the Catalyst 4500 Series, coupled with the 48-port configuration of the WS-X4448-GB-SFP module, ensures scalability to accommodate evolving network needs.
  • Compatibility with 1000Base-X SFP transceivers provides users with the flexibility to choose the most suitable optics for their applications, whether it's for short-range, long-range, or specialized connectivity.
High Performance
  • The Gigabit Ethernet support and high-speed data transfer capabilities make this module ideal for environments where performance is critical, such as in data-intensive applications or multimedia streaming.
  • Cisco's reputation for reliability is upheld in the WS-X4448-GB-SFP module. Its robust design and adherence to industry standards contribute to a stable and dependable networking solution.
Considerations and Best PracticesCompatibility and Requirements
  • Before integrating the WS-X4448-GB-SFP module into an existing network, it's crucial to ensure compatibility with the Catalyst 4500 Series chassis and other network components. Additionally, verifying software compatibility and meeting power requirements is essential.
Firmware Updates
  • Keeping the module's firmware up to date is essential for security and performance reasons. Regularly checking for and applying firmware updates from Cisco ensures that the module operates with the latest features and patches.
High Performance
  • The WS-X4448-GB-SFP is a gigabit Ethernet expansion module for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 series switch. It is designed to provide 48 gigabit Ethernet ports using Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers.
  • The module supports a wide range of SFP transceivers, including both standard and enhanced SFPs. The standard SFPs support speeds of up to 1 Gbps, while the enhanced SFPs can support speeds of up to 4 Gbps.
  • The part has several features that help to improve performance, including support for Quality of Service (QoS), jumbo frames, and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP). It also supports Cisco's proprietary StackWise and FlexStack technologies, which allow multiple switches to be connected and managed as a single entity, increasing the overall performance and reliability of the network.
  • One of the biggest benefits of this module is the ability to provide a high density of gigabit Ethernet ports, which makes it well-suited for large enterprise and data center environments where a lot of devices need to be connected to the network. Additionally, SFP transceivers offer flexibility in fiber connectivity, it can go up to 40km distance using SFP transceivers.
Compatibility of SFP Module
  • The Cisco WS-X4448-GB-SFP Catalyst 4500 series switch module is a 48-port Gigabit Ethernet module that is designed to be used with the Cisco Catalyst 4500 series switches. It is compatible with a variety of different Cisco Catalyst 4500 series switches, including the E-series, the 9-slot, and the 10-slot chassis. It has 48 SFP ports for fiber or copper connectivity and supports both standard Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet. It provides high performance, scalability, and reliability, making it well-suited for deployment in a variety of different enterprise and service provider environments, including campus LANs, data centers, and service provider networks.
  • The Cisco WS-X4448-GB-SFP Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Module SFP Slots Expansion Module is a reliable expansion module for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 series switches. It provides 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports with Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) slots for fiber or copper connectivity.
  • The module is designed to be fully compatible with the Cisco Catalyst 4500 series switches and can be easily installed in the switch's chassis. It is also designed to provide reliable and consistent performance, with no single point of failure.
  • The module is built with high-quality components and uses advanced technologies to ensure maximum uptime and minimal downtime. It also has built-in diagnostics and troubleshooting tools to help administrators quickly identify and resolve any issues that may arise.
Main Information about this Cisco WS-X4448-GB-SFP
  • Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc
  • Part Number or SKU# WS-X4448-GB-SFP
  • Brand Name: Cisco
  • Type: Networking
  • Product Type: Expansion Module
Technical Feature of Expansion Module
  • Application/Usage: Data Networking
  • Application/Usage: Optical Network
I/O Expansions
  • Expansion Slots: 48 x SFP (mini-GBIC)
  • Compatibility: Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switches

In short, the Cisco WS-X4448-GB-SFP Catalyst 4500 48-Ports 1000Base-X SFP Gigabit Expansion Module stands as a testament to Cisco's commitment to providing cutting-edge networking solutions. Its versatility, scalability, and high-performance capabilities make it a valuable asset for organizations seeking to build robust and adaptable networks. By understanding its features, applications, and installation processes, network administrators can harness the full potential of this module to meet the demands of modern networking environments. As technology continues to advance, Cisco's dedication to innovation ensures that products like the WS-X4448-GB-SFP module remain at the forefront of the networking landscape.

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