WS-C4506-E= Cisco Manageable Chassis Switch
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WS-C4506-E= Catalyst E-series Line Cards 6-Slot Fan No P/S with Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Layer 2 Supported Manageable PoE Ports Chassis Switch | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Outline for the Cisco WS-C4506-E= Manageable Chassis Switch

The Cisco WS-C4506-E is a member of the Catalyst 4506-E Series, renowned for its scalability, reliability, and high-performance capabilities. Specifically designed for enterprise and mid-market deployments, this Catalyst 4506-E Series 6-slot chassis switch is a cornerstone in building robust and flexible network infrastructures. As a chassis-based switch, it offers modular flexibility, enabling organizations to adapt their network infrastructure to evolving requirements.

Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Capabilities

One notable feature of the Cisco WS-C4506-E= is its support for Power over Ethernet (PoE). PoE technology enables the switch to deliver both data and electrical power over Ethernet cables to connected devices such as IP phones, cameras, and access points. This simplifies network infrastructure by eliminating the need for separate power sources for these devices, enhancing efficiency, and reducing cable clutter.

Layer 2 (L2) Support

The switch's Layer 2 (L2) support is a crucial aspect of its functionality. Layer 2 switch refers to the data link layer of the OSI model, responsible for creating a communication path between two devices on the same network. The Cisco WS-C4506-E=, being Layer 2-supported, is well-suited for environments where basic connectivity and VLAN segmentation are the primary networking requirements.

Manageability of PoE Ports

The manageability of Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports is a key consideration for network administrators. The Cisco WS-C4506-E= provides administrators with the tools to efficiently manage PoE functionality. This includes the ability to monitor and control power usage on individual ports, ensuring optimal power distribution and preventing overloads.

Scalability and Flexibility
  • Scalability in Network Design: The modular design of the Cisco lends itself to seamless scalability. As business needs evolve and network requirements expand, organizations can effortlessly add modules and components to adapt to the changing landscape without the need for a complete overhaul.
  • Flexibility for Diverse Environments: The flexibility inherent in the makes it suitable for a diverse range of environments. Whether deployed in a large enterprise, educational institution, or mid-sized business, this chassis switch offers the versatility needed to meet the unique demands of different settings.
Reliability and Redundancy
  • Redundant Fan System: This is equipped with a redundant fan system, enhancing its reliability and ensuring continuous operation. Redundancy is a crucial element in mission-critical environments, where network downtime is not an option.
  • Power Supply Considerations: While the is introduced as "No P/S" (No Power Supply), it's essential to consider the power supply options based on specific requirements. Cisco provides various power supply units compatible with this chassis switch, allowing organizations to tailor the power infrastructure to their needs.
Security Features
  • Network Security in Focus: Security is a paramount concern in today's interconnected world. The incorporates robust security features, including access controls, encryption protocols, and threat detection mechanisms. These features collectively contribute to safeguarding the integrity and confidentiality of data traversing the network.
  • Role of PoE in Security: The PoE capability extends beyond simplifying installations. It plays a pivotal role in security by enabling the deployment of surveillance cameras and access control systems without the need for separate power sources. This integrated approach enhances overall security infrastructure.
Benefits of Cisco WS-C4506-E= in Network Environments
  • Scalability: The modular nature of the makes it highly scalable. With its 6-slot Fan design and chassis switch architecture, organizations can effortlessly scale their network infrastructure by adding modules or upgrading existing ones to meet the growing demands of an expanding user base or additional network services.
  • Cost-Effective PoE Deployment: The PoE capability contributes to cost savings by eliminating the need for separate power sources for connected devices. This is particularly advantageous in scenarios where deploying power outlets for each device would be impractical or expensive. The switch's ability to deliver power over Ethernet cables simplifies installation and reduces overall infrastructure costs.
  • Reliable Layer 2 Connectivity: Layer 2 support ensures reliable connectivity within the local network. By efficiently handling data link layer functions, the enhances network performance, minimizes latency, and reduces the likelihood of data transmission errors. This is crucial for applications that demand a stable and responsive network, such as real-time communication and video streaming.
  • Enhanced Network Management: The manageable PoE ports empower administrators with granular control over connected devices. This facilitates better network management, allowing for the prioritization of critical devices, remote, and the enforcement of security policies. The switch's management capabilities contribute to a more efficient and secure network environment.
  • Versatility in Deployment: Cisco's versatile design makes it suitable for various deployment scenarios. Whether in enterprise environments, data centers, or campus networks, the switch's modular architecture and robust features cater to diverse networking needs. This versatility positions them as a reliable and adaptable solution for organizations with evolving requirements.
Use CasesEnterprise Networks

The is well-suited for enterprise networks of varying sizes. Its scalability and high-performance capabilities make it an ideal choice for organizations with dynamic networking needs, supporting a multitude of devices and applications.

IP Telephony

The PoE support is particularly beneficial for IP telephony deployments. Businesses can seamlessly integrate VoIP phones into their networks without the need for additional power sources, streamlining the installation process.

Video Surveillance

The switch's PoE capabilities make it an excellent choice for video surveillance deployments. IP cameras can be easily powered and connected, simplifying the setup and management of comprehensive surveillance systems.

Wireless Networking

For organizations deploying wireless networks, they provide the necessary infrastructure. The PoE support facilitates the installation of wireless access points without the need for separate power sources, enhancing the flexibility of wireless deployments.

High Performance

The WS-C4506-E= Cisco Catalyst 4506-E Series Switch Chassis is considered to have excellent performance for network infrastructure. This chassis is designed for use in enterprise and campus networks and provides a high-performance switching platform for a wide range of applications.

The chassis supports up to six line card slots, providing a flexible and scalable solution for network expansion. It also supports Cisco IOS XE Software, which provides a flexible and secure operating system for the switch. This allows for advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS), security capabilities, and support for various protocols.

In terms of performance, the product is capable of delivering high-speed connectivity and low latency for a wide range of applications. It supports up to 480 Gbps of switching capacity and can handle large amounts of traffic with ease. It also supports Cisco StackWise technology, which allows for high availability and redundancy in the network.

Main Information for the Cisco WS-C4506-E= Chassis Switch
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# WS-C4506-E=
  • Product Line: Catalyst
  • Product Type: Chassis Switch
Technical Information
  • Token Ring Port: No
  • LRE Port: No
  • Bypass: No
  • Modular: No
  • Management Port: No
  • USB: No
  • Stack Port: No
I/O Expansions
  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 6
  • Expansion Slot Type: Line Card
  • Expansion Slot Type: Supervisor Engine

Network & Communication

  • Layer Supported: 2

Power Description

  • PoE (RJ-45) Port: No
  • Power Source: Power Supply
  • Redundant Power Supply: No

Finally, the Cisco WS-C4506-E= Catalyst 4506-E Series is a robust and feature-rich networking solution that caters to the diverse needs of modern network infrastructures. With its 6-slot chassis, Layer 2 support, PoE capabilities, and advanced manageability features, this switch stands out as a reliable choice for organizations seeking a scalable and efficient networking solution. Whether it's the flexibility in power supply options, the seamless integration of PoE devices, or the centralized manageability through Cisco IOS and SNMP support, Cisco embodies the excellence that Cisco is known for in the realm of networking technology. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, having a dependable and adaptable networking infrastructure becomes increasingly critical, and the Cisco WS-C4506-E= proves to be a stalwart companion in this dynamic environment.

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