Cisco WS-X4908-10GE Ethernet Expansion Module
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Cisco WS-X4908-10GE 8 Ports Expansion Module Ethernet New

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WS-X4908-10GE Catalyst 4900M 10 Gigabit 8 Ports Ethernet half-card Expansion Module | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Details of the Cisco Ethernet 8 Ports Module

In the realm of networking, Cisco has long been a prominent player, providing cutting-edge solutions to meet the ever-evolving demands of the digital landscape. One such offering is the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE, an 8-port Ethernet Module. This module is designed to enhance network capabilities by providing additional Ethernet ports, enabling seamless connectivity and efficient data transfer. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the features, specifications, use cases, and benefits of the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE making it accessible to both beginners and seasoned professionals.

Understanding Cisco WS-X4908-10GE

The Cisco WS-X4908-10GE is an expansion module designed for use with compatible Cisco switches. Its primary function is to expand the number of Ethernet ports available, facilitating the connection of more devices to the network. With 8 ports dedicated to high-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) connections, this module caters to the growing need for faster and more reliable data transfer in modern networking environments.

Key Features

Data Rate: Unleashing High-Speed Connectivity

One of the standout features of the WS-X4908-10GE is its ability to deliver high-speed connectivity. With 8 additional 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, this expansion module empowers networks with data rates of up to 10 Gbps per port. This enhancement is crucial for organizations dealing with data-intensive tasks, enabling seamless data transfer at remarkable speeds.

Fibre and Copper Interface

To cater to the diverse needs of networking environments, the WS-X4908-10GE offers flexibility through its support for both SFP+ and 10GBASE-T interfaces. This dual-interface capability allows users to choose between fiber and copper connections based on their specific requirements. This adaptability ensures compatibility with different network configurations, making the module a versatile choice for various deployment scenarios.

Power Consumption: Understanding the Energy Requirements

Efficient power management is a critical consideration in any networking infrastructure. The WS-X4908-10GE module demands a specific amount of power to operate effectively. However, it's important to note that the power requirements may vary depending on the specific Cisco switch platform with which the module is used. Before installation, it is imperative to verify that the switch has sufficient power capacity to support the module, preventing potential issues and ensuring optimal performance.

Stacking: Enhancing Capacity and Scalability

A notable advantage of the WS-X4908-10GE is its ability to operate in a stacked configuration alongside other Cisco switch platforms. Stacking allows for the aggregation of multiple switches, thereby increasing overall capacity and scalability. This feature is particularly advantageous in growing network environments where expanding capacity without compromising performance is crucial.

Virtual LANs (VLANs): Segmentation for Enhanced Network Efficiency

The WS-X4908-10GE, when managed through Cisco IOS, supports the creation and management of VLANs. VLANs enable the segmentation of a network into logically isolated domains, enhancing network efficiency and security. This segmentation is particularly valuable in large organizations where different departments or user groups require distinct network environments.

Compatibility: Integrating Seamlessly with Cisco Switch Platforms

The Cisco WS-X4908-10GE is engineered to be versatile, seamlessly integrating with various Cisco switch platforms. Notably, it is compatible with the Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series and Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series. This compatibility ensures that users have the flexibility to deploy the module across different Cisco switch models, providing a scalable solution for diverse networking needs.

Data Rate: Unleashing High-Speed Connectivity

One of the standout features of the WS-X4908-10GE is its ability to deliver high-speed connectivity. With 8 additional 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, this expansion module empowers networks with data rates of up to 10 Gbps per port. This enhancement is crucial for organizations dealing with data-intensive tasks, enabling seamless data transfer at remarkable speeds.

Fibre and Copper Interface

To cater to the diverse needs of networking environments, the WS-X4908-10GE offers flexibility through its support for both SFP+ and 10GBASE-T interfaces. This dual-interface capability allows users to choose between fiber and copper connections based on their specific requirements. This adaptability ensures compatibility with different network configurations, making the module a versatile choice for various deployment scenarios.

Stacking: Enhancing Capacity and Scalability

A notable advantage of the WS-X4908-10GE is its ability to operate in a stacked configuration alongside other Cisco switch platforms. Stacking allows for the aggregation of multiple switches, thereby increasing overall capacity and scalability. This feature is particularly advantageous in growing network environments where expanding capacity without compromising performance is crucial.

Quality of Service (QoS): Prioritizing Critical Traffic

The implementation of QoS through Cisco IOS empowers network administrators to prioritize critical traffic, ensuring that essential data receives precedence over less time-sensitive information. This feature is crucial in environments where real-time applications, such as voice and video communications, require seamless and uninterrupted connectivity.

Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): Maximizing Link Utilization

Link Aggregation, facilitated by the LACP protocol in Cisco IOS, allows for the bundling of multiple physical links into a single logical link. This not only enhances link redundancy but also maximizes link utilization. The WS-X4908-10GE, when employed in conjunction with LACP, contributes to the creation of robust and high-performing network connections.

Use Cases

The Cisco WS-X4908-10GE finds its application in various scenarios where additional high-speed Ethernet ports are required. Here are some common use cases:

Data Centers

In data center environments, where the demand for high-speed data transfer is constant, the WS-X4908-10GE can be deployed to augment the connectivity options. It enables data center managers to accommodate the increasing number of servers, storage devices, and other infrastructure components.

Enterprise Networks

Large enterprises with expansive networks often face the challenge of connecting numerous devices while maintaining optimal performance. The Cisco WS-X4908-10GE addresses this by providing a scalable solution that integrates seamlessly with existing Cisco switches.

High-Performance Computing

In the realm of high-performance computing (HPC), where rapid data processing is essential, the 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports of the module prove invaluable. It facilitates the quick and efficient exchange of data among HPC clusters, improving overall system performance.

Network Upgrades

As technology advances, so does the need for network upgrades. The WS-X4908-10GE allows organizations to enhance their network capabilities without the need for a complete infrastructure overhaul. This modular approach to expansion aligns with the principles of cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

General Information about the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# WS-X4908-10GE
  • Product Type: Expansion Module

Technical Details of Expansion Module

  • Total Number of Ports: 8
  • Application/Usage: Data Networking
  • Form Factor: Plug-in module

Performance of 8-Port Module

  • Data Transfer Rate: 10 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wiring Type: Ethernet 10GBase-X
  • Data Link Protocol: 10 GigE

I/O Expansions

  • Expansion Slots: 8 x X2
  • Management & Protocols
  • Management:
  • SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
  • Telnet
  • VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network)
  • CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS)
  • CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials (SNMS)

Web-based Management

  • DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
  • QoS (Quality of Service)
  • RMON (Remote Monitoring)

Extension/Connectivity

  • Expansion Slots: 8 (total)/8 (free) x X2
  • Compatible Slots: 1 x expansion slot
Miscellaneous
  • Compatibility: Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches

In general, the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE 8 Ports Ethernet Expansion Module stands as a testament to Cisco's commitment to providing scalable, high-performance networking solutions. With its 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, modular design, and seamless integration with Cisco switches, this module addresses the challenges posed by the ever-expanding connectivity needs of modern organizations. Whether deployed in data centers, enterprise networks, high-performance computing environments, or during network upgrades, the WS-X4908-10GE proves to be a valuable asset, contributing to increased network capacity, enhanced performance, and overall efficiency in network management

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