Cisco WS-X6148A-45AF 48 Port Expansion Module
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Cisco WS-X6148A-45AF Catalyst 48 Ports Expansion Module Refurbished

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WS-X6148A-45AF Catalyst 6500 Series 48 Ports 10/100 RJ-45 Classic Interface Module with Power Over Ethernet (PoE) | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Overview for the Cisco WS-X6148A-45AF Catalyst 6500 48 Ports Module

The Cisco WS-X6148A-45AF Catalyst 6500 Series 48 Ports 10/100 RJ-45 Classic Interface Module with POE is a crucial component in network infrastructure. Cisco, a renowned networking equipment provider, designed this module to enhance network connectivity and power-over-Ethernet (POE) capabilities. In this detailed overview, we delve into the specifications, features, applications, and benefits of the WS-X6148A-45AF module.

Understanding the Cisco WS-X6148A-45AF Module

The Cisco WS-X6148A-45AF module is part of the Catalyst 6500 Series, a flagship line of modular switches designed for enterprise-level networks. This module specifically offers 48 ports supporting 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connectivity, utilizing RJ-45 interfaces. Moreover, it incorporates Power over Ethernet (POE) functionality, enabling the provision of power to connected devices such as IP phones, wireless access points, and surveillance cameras through the Ethernet cable itself.

Key Features of the Cisco WS-X6148A-45AF Module
  • Port Density: With 48 ports, the WS-X6148A-45AF module provides high port density, allowing network administrators to connect numerous devices without the need for additional modules or switches.
  • Ethernet Connectivity: Each port supports both 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps Ethernet speeds, accommodating various network requirements and ensuring compatibility with different devices.
  • RJ-45 Interfaces: The module features RJ-45 interfaces, which are standard connectors widely used in Ethernet networks, offering simplicity and ease of connection.
  • Power over Ethernet (POE): One of the standout features of the WS-X6148A-45AF module is its POE capability, enabling the delivery of power to POE-enabled devices over the Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for separate power sources.
  • Classic Interface: The module utilizes a classic interface design, ensuring compatibility with existing network infrastructures and facilitating seamless integration into Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches.
  • Scalability: Designed for scalability, the module allows organizations to expand their network infrastructure effortlessly by adding additional modules or upgrading existing ones as needed.
  • Form Factor: The WS-X6148A-45AF module follows the form factor standards of the Catalyst 6500 Series, ensuring compatibility with the chassis and providing a hot-swappable design for added convenience during installation or replacement.
  • Compatibility: This module is specifically designed for use with the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance within Cisco's ecosystem. It is essential to consider the compatibility aspect when planning network upgrades or expansions.
  • Forwarding Rate: The module boasts an impressive forwarding rate, contributing to low-latency data transfer within the network. This is crucial for applications and services that demand real-time communication, such as video conferencing and voice-over-IP (VoIP).
  • Quality of Service (QoS) Support: To prioritize critical data and ensure efficient network resource utilization, the WS-X6148A-45AF supports Quality of Service (QoS) features. This allows administrators to customize the treatment of data packets based on their importance, improving overall network performance.
Applications and Use Cases

The Cisco WS-X6148A-45AF module finds applications across various industries and network environments:

  • Enterprise Networks: In large enterprises, the module serves as a backbone component, connecting numerous devices and providing power to POE-enabled endpoints such as IP phones and wireless access points.
  • Educational Institutions: Schools and universities leverage the WS-X6148A-45AF module to support their extensive network requirements, including connectivity for classrooms, laboratories, and administrative areas.
  • Healthcare Facilities: Hospitals and medical centers utilize the module to establish robust network connectivity for medical devices, patient monitoring systems, and communication tools.
  • Government Agencies: Government organizations rely on the module to maintain secure and reliable network infrastructure for critical operations, including data transmission, surveillance, and communication.
  • Retail Environments: Retailers deploy the WS-X6148A-45AF module to support point-of-sale systems, inventory management, and security surveillance cameras, streamlining operations and enhancing customer experience.
Benefits of the Cisco WS-X6148A-45AF Module
  • Enhanced Connectivity: The module offers high-performance Ethernet connectivity, ensuring fast and reliable data transmission across the network.
  • Simplified Deployment: With its plug-and-play functionality, the WS-X6148A-45AF module facilitates easy installation and configuration, reducing deployment time and complexity.
  • Cost Efficiency: By consolidating network infrastructure and integrating POE capabilities, the module helps organizations minimize costs associated with additional power sources and equipment.
  • Flexibility and Scalability: The modular design of the module allows for flexibility and scalability, enabling organizations to adapt to evolving network requirements and business needs.
  • Improved Management: Cisco's comprehensive network management tools and software platforms enable efficient monitoring, configuration, and troubleshooting of the WS-X6148A-45AF module and associated devices.
  • Reliability and Performance: Built with Cisco's industry-leading technology and rigorous quality standards, the module delivers exceptional reliability and performance, ensuring uninterrupted network operation.

Deployment Considerations

  • Network Planning: Before deploying the WS-X6148A-45AF module, meticulous network planning is essential. Consider factors such as existing infrastructure, future growth projections, and the specific requirements of connected devices to ensure a seamless integration process.
  • Power Budgeting: While the POE capability is a significant advantage, it's crucial to calculate the power budget to prevent overloading the module. Careful consideration of the power requirements of connected devices will help avoid potential issues related to power distribution.
  • Software Compatibility: Ensure that the Catalyst 6500 Series software is compatible with the WS-X6148A-45AF module. Regularly updating the switch software is recommended to access the latest features, bug fixes, and security enhancements.

Performance and Reliability

The WS-X6148A-45AF is a line card interface module designed for use with Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 7600 Series switches. This module provides 48 10/100 Ethernet ports with Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability, delivering up to 15.4 watts of power to connected devices such as IP phones and wireless access points.

In terms of performance, the WS-X6148A-45AF is capable of forwarding up to 6.5 million packets per second (Mpps) and has a forwarding rate of up to 96 Gbps, making it suitable for high-speed data transmission and bandwidth-intensive applications. The module also supports a range of advanced features, such as Quality of Service (QoS), VLAN tagging, and link aggregation, which can help optimize network performance and efficiency.

As for reliability, the WS-X6148A-45AF is built with robust hardware components and features redundant power supplies and fans, providing failover protection in case of a component failure. The module also supports hot-swappable interfaces, allowing for easy replacement or addition of ports without disrupting network operations. Furthermore, the module is designed to operate in a wide range of environmental conditions, including temperatures ranging from 0 to 40°C, making it suitable for use in various types of network environments.

General Information about this Cisco WS-X6148A-45AF
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# WS-X6148A-45AF
  • Product Type: Expansion Module
  • Product Name: Catalyst 48 Ports Expansion Module
  • Line Extension: Catalyst
  • Series Extension: 6500
Technical Specifications
  • Application/Usage: This device is designed for use in Switching Networks.
  • Data Transfer Rate: It can transfer data at a speed of 100 Megabits per second (Mbps).
  • Number of Ports/Channels: There are 48 ports or channels available.
  • Interface Type: The interface type is 10/100Base-TX, indicating compatibility with both 10 and 100 Mbps Ethernet networks.
  • Interfaces/Ports: There are 48 ports available for LAN connections, using the RJ-45 connector.
  • Interfaces/Ports Details: These 48 ports support Power over Ethernet (PoE) LAN connections, using the RJ-45 connector.
  • Connectivity Media: This device supports Category 5e Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) or Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cables for 10/100Base-TX connections.
  • Daughter Cards: It supports PoE (Power over Ethernet) daughter cards.
  • Data Transfer Rate: The data transfer rate for Ethernet connections is 100 Mbps (Fast Ethernet).
  • This device is compatible with Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches.

Outline, the Cisco WS-X6148A-45AF Catalyst 6500 Series 48 Ports 10/100 RJ-45 Classic Interface Module with POE stands as a versatile and reliable solution for enterprise-level network infrastructure. With its high port density, POE capabilities, and compatibility with Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches, the module addresses the diverse connectivity needs of modern organizations across various industries. As networking requirements continue to evolve, Cisco remains at the forefront, delivering innovative solutions to empower businesses and institutions worldwide.

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