The WS-C4948-E Catalyst 4948 is an advanced Ethernet switch manufactured by Cisco Systems. It is designed to provide high-speed connectivity and efficient management for network environments. With its 48 ports supporting 10/100/1000Base-T RJ-45 connections, along with additional SFP and SFP+ ports, this switch offers versatility and scalability for various networking needs.Features and Specifications 48 Ports Managed Switch
The WS-C4948-E Catalyst 4948 Ethernet Switch comes equipped with several features and specifications that make it suitable for enterprise-level networking solutions:
- Port Configuration: The switch features 48 ports supporting 10/100/1000Base-T RJ-45 connections, allowing for seamless integration with existing network infrastructure.
- SFP and SFP+ Ports: In addition to the RJ-45 ports, the switch includes 4 Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) and SFP+ ports. These ports enable high-speed connectivity and flexibility for connecting to fiber optic networks or other networking devices.
- Layer 3 Functionality: The switch is capable of Layer 3 routing, which enhances network performance and efficiency by allowing for dynamic routing and advanced traffic management.
- Manageability: With comprehensive management features, including SNMP, CLI, and web-based management interfaces, the WS-C4948-E Catalyst 4948 offers ease of configuration and monitoring for network administrators.
- Rack-mountable Design: The switch is designed to be rack-mounted, making it easy to integrate into standard network equipment racks and cabinets.
The WS-C4948-E Catalyst 4948 Ethernet Switch offers several benefits for organizations seeking reliable and high-performance networking solutions:
- High-Speed Connectivity: With support for Gigabit Ethernet speeds across all ports, the switch ensures fast and reliable data transmission, ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications and large-scale network environments.
- Scalability: The inclusion of SFP and SFP+ ports allows for easy expansion of the network infrastructure, accommodating future growth and evolving connectivity requirements.
- Enhanced Management Capabilities: The switch's advanced management features simplify network administration tasks, reducing complexity and enhancing overall efficiency.
- Layer 3 Routing: By supporting Layer 3 routing functionality, the switch enables optimized routing of network traffic, leading to improved performance and better resource utilization.
- Reliability and Durability: Built to Cisco's high standards of quality and reliability, the WS-C4948-E Catalyst 4948 Ethernet Switch offers long-term durability and dependable operation, minimizing downtime and ensuring business continuity.
The WS-C4948-E Catalyst 4948 Ethernet Switch is well-suited for a wide range of applications and use cases across various industries:
- Enterprise Networking: In large-scale enterprise environments, the switch can serve as a core networking device, providing high-speed connectivity, robust management capabilities, and scalability to support growing business needs.
- Data Centers: Within data center environments, the switch facilitates efficient data transmission and network traffic management, enabling the smooth operation of mission-critical applications and services.
- Service Providers: Service providers can utilize the switch to deliver reliable and high-performance networking services to their customers, ensuring optimal connectivity and service quality.
- Education and Healthcare: Institutions such as schools, universities, and healthcare facilities can benefit from the switch's robust performance and scalability, supporting the diverse networking requirements of modern educational and medical environments.
- Financial Services: In the financial sector, where low latency and high reliability are crucial, the switch provides the necessary infrastructure for secure and efficient communication, transaction processing, and data management.
Scalability refers to the ability of a device or system to handle an increasing amount of workload or traffic without a significant decrease in performance. The WS-C4948-E Cisco Catalyst 4948 is scalable because it can support a large number of devices and users, and it can handle a high amount of traffic without becoming overwhelmed. This is achieved through the use of advanced hardware and software technologies, such as specialized processors and memory, and high-speed switching fabrics.
High performance refers to the ability of a device or system to process and transmit data quickly and efficiently. The WS-C4948-E Cisco Catalyst 4948 is high-performance because it can handle a large amount of traffic at high speeds, and it can process data quickly using specialized hardware and software technologies. This allows the switch to handle demanding applications and services such as video conferencing, data backup and recovery, and virtualization. Additionally, The switch also supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS), Access Control Lists (ACLs), and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) which allow prioritizing, filtering, and bundling of multiple physical links to provide high-performance and redundancy.Secure and Efficient Network Management
The WS-C4948-E Cisco Catalyst 4948 supports secure and efficient network management through a variety of features and protocols.
One way it provides security is by supporting advanced security features such as access control lists (ACLs), which can be used to restrict access to the network based on specific criteria such as IP address or port number. Additionally, the switch also supports features such as 802.1X authentication and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) which allows restricted access based on user roles.
Another way it provides security is by supporting various security protocols such as SSH, SSL, and SNMPv3 which encrypts the communication between the switch and the management station.
In terms of efficient network management, the WS-C4948-E Cisco Catalyst 4948 supports various management protocols such as Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), which allows for the monitoring and management of the switch through a network management system. The switch also supports Cisco's proprietary protocol, Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), which allows for the discovery and management of other Cisco devices on the network. Additionally, the switch also supports web-based management through a web interface, which allows for easy and intuitive management of the switch.General Information about Cisco WS-C4948-E 48 Ports Ethernet Switch
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Part Number: WS-C4948-E
- Brand Name: Cisco
- Product Line: Catalyst
- Product Series: 4900
- Product Model: 4948E
- Product Name: Catalyst 4948E Layer 3 Switch
- Product Type: Layer 3 Switch
- Total Number of Network Ports: 48
- Token Ring Port: No
- LRE Port: No
- Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 48
- Port/Expansion Slot Details:
- 48 x Gigabit Ethernet Network
- 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
- Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
- Ethernet Technology Supported:
- Fast Ethernet
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T
- Number of Total Expansion Slots: 4
- Expansion Slot Type: SFP+
- Number of SFP+ Slots: 4
- Layer Supported: 4
- Standard Memory: 1 GB
- Memory Technology: SDRAM
- PoE (RJ-45) Port: No
- Input Voltage:
- 110 V AC
- 220 V AC
- Power Source: Power Supply
- Redundant Power Supply: Yes
Outline, the WS-C4948-E Catalyst 4948 Ethernet Switch offers a powerful combination of performance, scalability, and manageability, making it an ideal choice for organizations seeking to enhance their network infrastructure. With its versatile port configuration, advanced features, and reliable operation, the switch provides the foundation for building resilient and high-performing networks tailored to specific business needs. Whether deployed in enterprise environments, data centers, or service provider networks, the WS-C4948-E Catalyst 4948 Ethernet Switch delivers exceptional value and reliability, ensuring seamless connectivity and optimal performance for mission-critical applications and services.
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