Cisco WS-X6516-GBIC 16 Port Networking Expansion Module
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WS-X6516-GBIC Cisco Catalyst 6500 16 Ports Switching Module Refurbished

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WS-X6516-GBIC Catalyst 6500 16 Ports Gigabit Ethernet Module Fabric-Enabled | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Industrial Automation and Control Systems

The WS-X6516-GBIC Cisco Catalyst 6500 16 Ports Switching Module is a component of an industrial automation and control system. It is designed to provide reliable and high-performance connectivity between network devices, such as industrial controllers, sensors, and other devices used in an industrial automation environment. Here are some of the industrial automation and control system features of the WS-X6516-GBIC Cisco Catalyst 6500 16 Ports Switching Module:

  • High port density: The module provides 16 ports, allowing for the connection of multiple devices to the network.
  • Gigabit Ethernet connectivity: The module supports Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, allowing for high-speed data transfer between devices on the network.
  • Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities: The module supports advanced QoS capabilities, including traffic prioritization, congestion management, and traffic shaping, allowing for optimal performance of critical applications on the network.
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching: The module supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching, allowing for flexible routing and switching of data packets within the network.
  • Redundancy and high availability: The module supports a range of redundancy and high availability features, including redundant power supplies and hot-swappable components, ensuring that the network remains operational even in the event of a hardware failure.
  • VLAN support: The module supports VLANs, allowing for the segmentation of the network into multiple virtual LANs, improving network performance and security.
  • Compatibility with other Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches: The module is compatible with other Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches, allowing for easy integration into existing network infrastructures.

Security and Encryption Features

The WS-X6516-GBIC is a 16-port Gigabit Ethernet switching module for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 series of switches. While the module itself does not provide security or encryption features, it can be used in conjunction with other components of the switch to implement a variety of security measures.

Some common security and encryption features that can be implemented with the WS-X6516-GBIC module and other components of the Catalyst 6500 switch include:

  • Access Control Lists (ACLs): These are used to control access to the network by filtering traffic based on source and destination IP addresses, port numbers, and other criteria.
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs): These are used to encrypt and secure data traffic between different locations or devices, using technologies such as IPsec, SSL, or TLS.
  • Network Address Translation (NAT): This is used to translate private IP addresses into public IP addresses, to help conceal the internal network from external threats.
  • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS): This is used to detect and prevent attacks against the network, using a combination of signature-based and behavior-based detection techniques.
  • Port security: This is used to restrict access to the network by limiting the number of devices that can be connected to each port, and by controlling the types of devices that are allowed to connect.

Expanding Storage Capacity

The WS-X6516-GBIC Cisco Catalyst 6500 16 Ports Switching Module is a networking module designed for providing high-performance connectivity between network devices. As a switching module, it does not offer storage capacity expansion functionality by itself. However, the Cisco Catalyst 6500 series modular switches offer various options for expanding storage capacity that can be used in conjunction with the WS-X6516-GBIC module.

One option is to use a network-attached storage (NAS) device, which can be connected to the switch via Ethernet. NAS devices provide additional storage capacity and can be configured to provide file-sharing services and backup capabilities.

Another option is to use a storage area network (SAN), which provides block-level access to storage devices. SANs can be connected to the switch via Fibre Channel or iSCSI interfaces. This allows for high-speed data transfer between the storage devices and the network devices, providing reliable and high-performance storage capacity expansion.

In addition to these options, the Cisco Catalyst 6500 series modular switches also support the use of storage blades, which provide additional storage capacity and can be installed in the same chassis as the WS-X6516-GBIC module. These blades use various storage technologies, such as Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and Network File System (NFS), to provide storage capacity expansion.

General Information

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Manufacturer Part Number: WS-X6516-GBIC
  • Product Name: Catalyst 16-port CEF256 Gigabit Switching Module
  • Product Type: Switching Module

Technical Information

  • Application/Usage Switching Network


  • Interfaces/Ports Details No

Media & Performance

  • Data Transfer Rate 1 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet Full-duplex

I/O Expansions

  • Expansion Slots 16 x GBIC

Management & Protocols

  • Management-
  • IF-MIB (RFC 1573)
  • Bridge MIB (RFC 1493)
  • RMON MIB (RFC 1757)
  • ENTITY-MIB (RFC 2037)
  • RFC1213-MIB (MIB-II)
  • Protocols PAgP


  • Memory 512 KB Buffer Memory Per Port Installed

Controls / Indicators

  • Status Indicators Status
  • Link good


  • MTBF 61360.69 Hours

Environmental Conditions

  • Temperature 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C) Operating
  • Temperature -40°F (-40°C) to 167°F (75°C) Storage
  • Humidity 10% to 90% Non-condensing Relative Humidity
  • Altitude -196.84 ft to 13123.32 ft Operating
Product Condition:
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