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WS-X5540 Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine Refurbished

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WS-X5540 Catalyst 5500 5000 Supervisor IIG Data Networking 1.20 Gigabits per second (Gbps) Accessories | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Introduction to Catalyst Supervisor Engine

The WS-X5540 Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine is a switch module used in the Cisco Catalyst switch platform. It is part of the Cisco Catalyst 5000 Series of switches, which provides high-performance switching and routing capabilities for large enterprise networks.

The Supervisor Engine provides the control plane for the switch, meaning it is responsible for managing the switch's behavior, configuration, and communication with other network devices. It provides essential network services such as Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching, Quality of Service (QoS), security, and network management.

The WS-X5540 Supervisor Engine is equipped with a powerful processor that enables fast switching and routing performance, supporting up to 32 Gigabit Ethernet ports and up to 128 10/100 ports. It also features a high-performance, non-blocking architecture that provides maximum bandwidth utilization and a scalable design that enables easy expansion as network needs grow.

In addition, the Supervisor Engine provides advanced network management features, including support for network management protocols such as Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Telnet, and HTTP. It also supports network security features such as access control lists (ACLs), security ACLs (SACLs), and VLAN-based security.

The Deployment and Configuration

The WS-X5540 Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine is a network component designed for deployment in high-performance switch systems. It provides advanced network management and security features, along with enhanced performance and reliability.

Deployment of the WS-X5540 requires the following steps:

  • Hardware Installation: The WS-X5540 must be physically installed in the switch chassis and connected to the necessary power and data cables.
  • Configuration of the Switch: The switch must be configured with the appropriate settings, including network settings, VLANs, and security features.
  • IOS Software Upgrade: The WS-X5540 must be running the latest version of the Cisco IOS software. This can be accomplished by downloading the appropriate software image from the Cisco website and upgrading the switch using the CLI or a graphical interface.
  • Configuration Management: The WS-X5540 supports a number of configuration management tools, including CiscoWorks, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), and the Cisco CLI. These tools allow administrators to monitor and manage the switch from a central location.
  • High Availability: The WS-X5540 supports a number of high availability features, including redundancy and failover. This allows the switch to continue operating even in the event of a component failure.
  • Security Configuration: The WS-X5540 supports a number of security features, including access control lists (ACLs), virtual private network (VPN) support, and encryption. These features help protect against network attacks and unauthorized access.
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting: The WS-X5540 supports a number of monitoring and troubleshooting tools, including syslog, SNMP, and the CLI. These tools help administrators diagnose and resolve network issues quickly.

Upgrades and Updates


  • Software Upgrade: Upgrading the software version of the WS-X5540 Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine can improve the performance and functionality of the network device. It can also fix any bugs or security vulnerabilities.
  • Hardware Upgrade: Upgrading the hardware components of the WS-X5540 Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine can improve the performance and scalability of the network. For example, upgrading the memory or adding additional ports can enhance the device's ability to handle traffic.


  • Security Updates: Regular security updates for the WS-X5540 Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine can help keep the network secure from cyber threats. These updates can include patches for vulnerabilities or new security features to improve network security.
  • Feature Updates: New software releases for the WS-X5540 Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine may include new features or improvements to existing functionality. Keeping the software up to date can ensure that the network remains up to date with the latest technology.
  • Bug Fixes: Updates to the WS-X5540 Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine can include bug fixes to resolve issues with the software. Regular updates can help prevent downtime and ensure that the network is operating smoothly.

General Information

  • Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc
  • Manufacturer Part Number: WS-X5540
  • Brand Name: Cisco
  • Product Model: WSX5540
  • Product Name: Supervisor II G
  • Product Type: Supervisor Engine

Technical Information

  • Application/Usage: Data Networking

Interfaces / Ports:

  • Interfaces/Ports Details: 1 x RJ-45 Console Management
  • Interfaces/Ports Details: 1 x RJ-45 Auxiliary Management

Media & Performance:

  • Data Transfer Rate: 1.20 Gbps


  • Additional Information-
  • Processor: 37.5MHz Motorola MCF5102
  • Integrated Modular: NFFC-II
  • Modular: RSFC
  • FE Management Interface
  • Max VLANs: 1024
  • Software version: 5.1(1a)


  • Cisco Catalyst 5000 Family

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

Network Module

The network interface module integrates state-of-the-art designs with different hardware and software components for a completely flexible subsystem. The modules can work on several interfaces, and they are compatible with a wide range of networking devices. They provide services for the processing of events and access from related devices.

The network module can also run on central servers, depending on network availability and resilience. Users can also distribute most of the module options to different sites for extra system resilience.

They help connect and transfer data between networking devices and the central server or controller. An ethernet cable and IP/TCP are employed for effective connection.

They deliver a great level of flexibility in deployment in data centers, branch offices, service providers, and more. Their integration into different switch and router families is seamless while offering quality and cost-effective solutions.

The network module options include tools that help manage and provide network nodes. The tools also assist in designing policies for applications. Users can configure the application policies in various sequences as needed. Software development kits and API are also available to enable flexibility of extension to custom environments.

A wide range of network interface modules is available for use. These include the management modules, which help to control and monitor network communications. This range of products also provides users with more comprehensive remote monitoring and efficient configuration functions for real-time management.

The voice WAN Card is a flexible solution that supports multiple voices and data applications. This facilitates the movement of channelled voice and data for simplified deployment, sparing, and management.

The fabric module delivers value and offers support for advanced network connection. It enables enhanced network services without compromising performance. There are durable options that deliver outstanding bandwidth as well as improved performance and advanced services. These options are available in a wide range of port options ranging from 1 port to 20 ports and more.

Another reliable network module is the firewall. The firewall helps users filter the traffic that enters and leaves their private networks. Thus, there's adequate protection from viruses, hackers, and other threats. Firewalls are easy to use, often coming with only two options to allow or disallow network access. Therefore, users can be sure of the security of sensitive operational data.

Other networks accessories ensure fast and effective transmission of data over the network. Some options transmit up to 40 Gigabit of data per second. Many options also work with a 10-100-1000 Mbps network for versatile business and personal use. These are robust, durable, and efficient network interface module options that users can only get at AllHDD.

Network Module Key Features

  • Controls the controllers at a single network site or across multiple network sites
  • Retains a subset of databases that are relevant to the network site being controlled
  • Communicates with the central server to discover and correct networking issues
  • Air-cooled with no moving parts for improved reliability and durability during application

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