Cisco WS-C4948E-E Ethernet Switch
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WS-C4948E-E Cisco 48 Ports Manageable Switch Factory Sealed New

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WS-C4948E-E Catalyst 48 Ports Manageable Switch 4 x Expansion Slots 10/100/1000Base-T 48 x Network, 4 x Expansion Slot Gigabit Ethernet 4 x Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Slots Layer (L3) Supported High Rack-mountable | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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More Information Cisco WS-C4948E-E Catalyst 48-Port Switch

The Cisco WS-C4948E-E Catalyst SFP+ 48-Ports Switch is a high-performance, enterprise-grade network switch designed for use in data center and campus environments. It is built on Cisco's proven Catalyst switch platform and provides 48 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports for high-speed connectivity. The switch also includes advanced features such as Cisco's FlexStack-Plus technology for stacking multiple switches together, and the ability to support both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols. This makes it ideal for use in large, high-bandwidth environments where scalability and reliability are important considerations. Additionally, the switch is built with a modular architecture, which allows for easy upgrades and maintenance, making it a versatile and cost-effective solution for network administrators.

Understanding Catalyst Switches in Networking

Catalyst switches are integral components in networking, serving as central points for connecting multiple devices within a network. They play a crucial role in managing data traffic, ensuring efficient communication between devices, and providing scalability for growing networks.

Features of Cisco WS-C4948E-E Catalyst 48-Port Switch

48 Manageable Ports

The switch offers 48 manageable ports, allowing numerous devices to connect to the network simultaneously. Manageable ports provide control and customization for network administrators.

4 Expansion Slots

The inclusion of 4 expansion slots provides flexibility and scalability, enabling the switch to adapt to future network requirements or add specialized functionality.

10/100/1000Base-T Support

The switch supports 10/100/1000Base-T, catering to different Ethernet standards and ensuring compatibility with a variety of network devices.

Gigabit Ethernet Ports

Featuring 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports, the switch facilitates high-speed data transfer, supporting the demands of modern networking applications.

SFP+ Slots

The 4 Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) slots offer additional connectivity options, particularly for fiber optic connections, enhancing the switch's versatility.

Layer 3 (L3) Supported

Being Layer 3 (L3) supported means the switch can operate at the network layer of the OSI model, providing advanced routing capabilities for efficient data transmission.

1U High Rack-Mountable

Designed to fit in a standard 1U high rack, this switch is compact and suitable for data center environments where space optimization is essential.

Importance of Manageable Switches in Networking

Manageable switches, like the Cisco WS-C4948E-E, offer several advantages in networking:

Network Control

Manageable switches provide network administrators with control over individual ports, allowing for customization of network configurations and security settings.

Traffic Management

With the ability to prioritize traffic, manageable switches ensure that critical data receives priority, optimizing the network's performance.

Remote Management

Manageable switches often come with remote management capabilities, allowing administrators to monitor and configure the network from a central location.

Benefits of Using Cisco WS-C4948E-E Catalyst 48-Port Switch


The 4 expansion slots enable the switch to scale and adapt to evolving network requirements, accommodating the growth of the network infrastructure.

Versatile Connectivity

Support for different Ethernet standards (10/100/1000Base-T) and the inclusion of SFP+ slots provide versatile connectivity options for various devices and network setups.

High-Speed Data Transfer

With 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports, the switch ensures fast and reliable data transfer, meeting the high-speed demands of modern networking applications.

Layer 3 Capabilities

Layer 3 support adds advanced routing capabilities, facilitating efficient data transmission and enhancing the switch's role in complex network architectures.

Rack-Mountable Design

The 1U high rack-mountable design makes the switch suitable for data center environments where space is limited, ensuring efficient use of rack space.

Use Cases for Cisco WS-C4948E-E Catalyst 48-Port Switch

Data Centers

In data center environments where numerous devices require high-speed and reliable connections, this switch serves as a central hub for efficient data traffic management.

Enterprise Networks

Large enterprises with complex networking infrastructures benefit from the scalability and versatile connectivity options provided by the Cisco WS-C4948E-E.

Networking Applications

For applications demanding high-speed data transfer, such as video streaming, large data transfers, or real-time communication, this switch ensures optimal network performance.


The Cisco WS-C4948E-E Catalyst switch is a high-performance, enterprise-class switch that is designed for use in large data centers and other demanding network environments. One of its key features is its high port density, with 48 SFP+ (small form-factor pluggable plus) ports that support 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections.

One of the key factors that contribute to the reliability of the model switch is its hardware architecture. The switch is built using Cisco's proprietary ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) technology, which allows for high-performance, low-latency switching. Additionally, the switch is built with redundant power supplies and fans, which helps to ensure that the switch can continue to operate even if one of these components fails.

This product also supports a variety of advanced software features that can help to improve the reliability of your network. One such feature is Cisco's FlexLink technology, which allows for fast recovery from link failures and can help minimize the impact of network outages. Additionally, the switch supports advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features, which can help to ensure that important network traffic is given priority over less important traffic, reducing the likelihood of network congestion and packet loss.

General Information about this Cisco WS-C4948E-E

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# WS-C4948E-E
  • Product Line: Catalyst
  • Product Series: 4900
  • Product Type: Layer 3 Switch

Interfaces / Ports of 48 Ports Switch

  • Total Number of Network Ports: 48
  • Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 48
  • Port/Expansion Slot Details: 48 x Gigabit Ethernet Network
  • Port/Expansion Slot Details: 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot

Media & Performance for Expansion Slot 4 Switch

  • Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T

I/O Expansions of Layer 3 Ethernet Switch

  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 4
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP+
  • Number of SFP+ Slots: 4
  • Memory Technology: SDRAM

Management & Protocols

  • Manageable: Yes

Power Description

  • Input Voltage: 110 V AC
  • Input Voltage: 220 V AC
  • Power Source: Power Supply
  • Redundant Power Supply: Yes

In summary, the Cisco WS-C4948E-E Catalyst 48-Port Manageable Switch is a powerful solution for enhancing network connectivity and management. With its 48 manageable ports, 4 expansion slots, support for different Ethernet standards, Gigabit Ethernet and SFP+ slots, Layer 3 capabilities, and rack-mountable design, it caters to the diverse needs of modern networking environments. Whether in data centers, large enterprises, or applications requiring high-speed data transfer, this switch plays a crucial role in optimizing network performance and facilitating efficient data traffic management.

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