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

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WS-X6516-GBIC Catalyst 6500 16 Ports Gigabit Ethernet Module Fabric-Enabled Switching Module | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Overview of Cisco WS-X6516-GBIC Catalyst 6500 Module

The Cisco WS-X6516-GBIC is a module designed for the Catalyst 6500 series switches. It specifically offers 16 ports for Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, making it a versatile and high-performance component for network infrastructure. Additionally, it is classified as a Fabric-Enabled Switching Module, providing advanced capabilities for efficient data transfer within a network.

Purpose of Cisco WS-X6516-GBIC Module

The primary purpose of the Cisco WS-X6516-GBIC module is to enhance the network capabilities of Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches. It acts as an expansion module, providing additional Gigabit Ethernet ports to accommodate the growing demands of networked devices and applications.

Understanding the Technical Specifications16 Ports Gigabit Ethernet
  • 16 Ports: This module features 16 ports, allowing for the connection of up to 16 devices or network segments.
  • Gigabit Ethernet: The Gigabit Ethernet capability supports data transfer rates of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps), delivering high-speed connectivity for devices within the network.
Fabric-Enabled Switching Module
  • Fabric-Enabled: The term "Fabric-Enabled" indicates that the module is designed to optimize data transfer within the switch, utilizing a fabric architecture for efficient and high-performance switching.
Importance of Gigabit Ethernet in NetworkingIncreased Bandwidth
  • Gigabit Ethernet offers significantly higher bandwidth compared to traditional Ethernet, providing faster data transfer rates and reducing network congestion.
Support for High-Performance Applications
  • The increased speed of Gigabit Ethernet is particularly beneficial for applications that demand substantial bandwidth, such as video streaming, large file transfers, and real-time communication.
Future-Proofing Network Infrastructure
  • Gigabit Ethernet serves as a future-proofing measure, ensuring that the network can handle the evolving requirements of modern devices and applications.
Application in Catalyst 6500 Series SwitchesNetwork Expansion
  • The WS-X6516-GBIC module is designed for integration into Catalyst 6500 series switches, expanding their capacity to accommodate more devices and connections.
Data Center and Enterprise Networks
  • It finds application in data center environments and enterprise networks where the Catalyst 6500 series switches serve as central components for managing network traffic.
Benefits of Cisco WS-X6516-GBIC Catalyst 6500 ModuleScalability
  • With 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports, the module offers scalability to meet the growing demands of networked devices and users.
Enhanced Performance
  • The Gigabit Ethernet capability ensures high-speed data transfer, contributing to improved overall network performance and responsiveness.
Efficient Switching
  • Being a Fabric-Enabled Switching Module, it optimizes data transfer within the switch, promoting efficient and streamlined switching operations.
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 about the Cisco WS-X6516-GBIC
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# WS-X6516-GBIC
  • Product Name: Catalyst 16-Port CEF256 Gigabit Switching Module
  • Product Type: Switching Module
Technical Information
  • Application/Usage: Switching Network
  • Interfaces/Ports: 16-Port
  • 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

In summary, the Cisco WS-X6516-GBIC Catalyst 6500 16 Ports Gigabit Ethernet Module, functioning as a Fabric-Enabled Switching Module, stands as a crucial component for enhancing the capabilities of Catalyst 6500 series switches. With its Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and fabric-enabled switching, it provides scalability, improved performance, and efficient data transfer within network infrastructures.

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