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Cisco WS-X4516 Catalyst 4500 Control processor Supervisor Refurbished

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WS-X4516 Catalyst 4500 Switching capacity Gigabit Ethernet Console RJ45 Supervisor Version 2 Plug-in module Control processor | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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More Information for the Cisco WS-X4516 Catalyst 4500 Supervisor

The Cisco WS-X4516 Supervisor Engine is a key component in the Catalyst 4500 Series switches, which are widely used in enterprise networks for their reliability, scalability, and advanced features. This Supervisor Engine, specifically the WS-X4516, plays a crucial role in managing network traffic, providing high-speed connectivity, and ensuring the overall performance of the network infrastructure.

Overview of Catalyst 4500 Switching Capacity

The switching capacity of a network device refers to its ability to process and forward data packets between different network segments or devices. In the case of the Cisco WS-X4516 Supervisor Engine, it offers a robust switching capacity to handle the demanding requirements of modern enterprise networks.

  • Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity: One of the standout features of the Cisco WS-X4516 Supervisor Engine is its support for Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Gigabit Ethernet is a high-speed networking technology that enables data transfer rates of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps). This allows for fast and efficient communication between devices connected to the network, leading to improved productivity and performance.
  • Console RJ45 Interface: The Console RJ45 interface provided by the WS-X4516 Supervisor Engine serves as a primary means of accessing and configuring the Catalyst 4500 switch. Through this interface, network administrators can establish a direct connection to the switch using a console cable and terminal emulation software. This allows for tasks such as initial configuration, troubleshooting, and software upgrades to be performed efficiently.
  • Supervisor Version 2 Plug-in Module: The Supervisor Version 2 plug-in module is a key component of the Cisco WS-X4516 Supervisor Engine. It houses the processing power, memory, and other essential components necessary for the Supervisor Engine to perform its functions effectively. The Version 2 designation signifies an updated and enhanced iteration of the Supervisor Engine, offering improved performance and capabilities compared to earlier versions.
  • Control Processor: The control processor is the heart of the Cisco WS-X4516 Supervisor Engine, responsible for managing the overall operation of the switch and coordinating the forwarding of data packets. It executes various control plane functions, including routing protocols, access control lists (ACLs), and network management tasks. The control processor plays a vital role in ensuring the stability, security, and efficiency of the network infrastructure.
Key Features of the Cisco WS-X4516 Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine:
  • High Switching Capacity: The Cisco WS-X4516 Supervisor Engine offers a substantial switching capacity to meet the demands of large-scale enterprise networks. With its advanced hardware architecture and optimized software algorithms, it can efficiently handle high volumes of network traffic without compromising performance.
  • Scalability: The WS-X4516 Supervisor Engine is designed to support the growth and expansion of network environments. It provides flexibility and scalability to accommodate additional devices, users, and applications as the network evolves. This scalability ensures that the Catalyst 4500 switch remains a reliable and future-proof solution for enterprise networking needs.
  • Redundancy and High Availability: To ensure uninterrupted operation and minimize downtime, the Cisco WS-X4516 Supervisor Engine incorporates features for redundancy and high availability. This includes support for redundant power supplies, hot-swappable components, and failover mechanisms to automatically switch to backup resources in the event of a failure.
  • Advanced Security Features: Security is a top priority in modern network environments, and the WS-X4516 Supervisor Engine offers advanced security features to protect against various threats and vulnerabilities. This includes support for access control lists (ACLs), authentication mechanisms, encryption protocols, and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to safeguard the integrity and confidentiality of network data.
  • Comprehensive Management Capabilities: The Cisco WS-X4516 Supervisor Engine provides extensive management capabilities for configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting the Catalyst 4500 switch. This includes support for industry-standard management protocols such as SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), CLI (Command Line Interface), and web-based management interfaces for intuitive and efficient network administration.
  • Compatibility and Interoperability: The WS-X4516 Supervisor Engine is designed to seamlessly integrate with existing network infrastructure and third-party devices, ensuring compatibility and interoperability across heterogeneous environments. This allows organizations to leverage their investments in networking equipment and maximize the value of their IT resources.
Benefits of the Cisco WS-X4516

Understanding the key features of the WS-X4516 leads us to explore the benefits that this module brings to the table:

  • High Performance: The WS-X4516's robust switching capacity and Gigabit Ethernet support contribute to high-performance networking, meeting the demands of modern applications and services.
  • Scalability: The plug-in module architecture allows for easy scalability, ensuring that the Catalyst 4500 series can grow alongside the evolving needs of the network.
  • Enhanced Control: Supervisor Version 2 empowers administrators with enhanced control and oversight, providing the tools needed to manage and optimize network operations.
  • Simplified Management: The inclusion of a Console RJ45 interface simplifies the management of the module, making it accessible and user-friendly for network administrators.
  • Adaptability: The Control Processor ensures adaptability to changing network landscapes, making the WS-X4516 a future-proof investment for organizations.
Use Cases and Applications

The Cisco WS-X4516 finds applications in various scenarios and use cases, thanks to its versatile features. Some notable use cases include:

  • Enterprise Networks: The WS-X4516 is well-suited for large enterprise networks where high-performance switching, scalability, and advanced control are essential.
  • Data Centers: In data center environments, where rapid data transfer and low latency are critical, the Gigabit Ethernet support and high switching capacity of the WS-X4516 shine.
  • Telecommunication Networks: Telecommunication networks benefit from the WS-X4516's scalability and adaptability, ensuring a reliable and future-proof solution for evolving communication needs.
  • Critical Infrastructure: The module's robust design and advanced features make it suitable for deployment in critical infrastructure, where reliability and performance are paramount.
Performance and Scalability

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 WS-X4516 supervisor is designed to deliver high performance and scalability for enterprise networks.

  • Performance: The WS-X4516 supports 16 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports, which provide high-speed connectivity for network devices. It also supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS) and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), which allow for efficient and flexible traffic management. This helps ensure that mission-critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth and responsiveness they require.
  • Scalability: The WS-X4516 is built on the Cisco IOS XE operating system, which provides a scalable and reliable platform for network operations. The supervisor supports the use of line cards, which can be added to increase the number of network ports as the network grows. This makes it easy to scale the network as needed to accommodate increasing demands. Additionally, the WS-X4516 supports advanced features such as Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), which helps to ensure high availability and fault tolerance in the network.
High Availability and Redundancy

The WS-X4516 Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor is designed to provide high availability and redundancy for enterprise networks. This is achieved through several different mechanisms, including:

  • Redundant Power Supplies: The device supports the use of redundant power supplies to ensure that it continues to operate even if one of the power supplies fails.
  • Redundant Supervisor Engines: The device supports the use of redundant supervisor engines to ensure that there is no single point of failure in the switch.
  • Virtual Switching System (VSS): The device supports VSS, which allows multiple Catalyst 4500 switches to operate as a single virtual switch, providing increased reliability and resiliency.
  • Hot-standby Router Protocol (HSRP): The device supports HSRP, which provides redundancy for default gateways, ensuring that there is no single point of failure in the network.
  • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): The device supports LACP, which allows multiple physical links to be bundled together to form a single logical link, providing increased bandwidth and resiliency.

By combining these and other high availability and redundancy features, the WS-X4516 provides a robust and reliable platform for enterprise networks.

General Information about this Cisco WS-X4516
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# WS-X4516
  • Product Type: Control processor
  • Product Name: Catalyst 4500 Control Processor Supervisor
  • Line Extension: Catalyst
  • Series Extension: 4500
Technical Specifications
  • Form Factor: Plug-in module
  • Processor: 1 x 400 MHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Data Link Protocol: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Switching Capacity: 96 Gbps
  • Throughput: 72 Mbps
  • IPv4 Routes: 128,000
  • QoS Hardware Entries: 32,000
  • MAC Addresses: 32,000
  • Virtual Interfaces (VLANs): 4,000

In short, the Cisco WS-X4516 Catalyst 4500 Switching module stands as a technological marvel, offering a blend of high performance, scalability, and advanced features. From its impressive switching capacity to the Gigabit Ethernet support, Console RJ45 interface, Supervisor Version 2, Plug-in Module architecture, and Control Processor, every aspect is meticulously designed to meet the demands of modern networking environments. Whether deployed in enterprise networks, data centers, telecommunication networks, or critical infrastructure, the WS-X4516 proves to be a reliable and adaptable solution. As technology continues to advance, the WS-X4516 remains at the forefront, ensuring that networks stay efficient, secure, and ready for the challenges of the future.

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