Cisco WS-C6513-E-FAN Enhanced Chassis Fan Tray
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Cisco WS-C6513-E-FAN Enhanced Chassis Fan Tray Catalyst Refurbished

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WSWS-C6513-E-FAN Catalyst 6513 LACP and POE Enhanced Chassis Stackable VLAN Supported Fan Tray Spare HSS | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Understanding the WSWS-C6513-E-FAN Catalyst 6513 Enhanced Chassis Fan Tray

The WSWS-C6513-E-FAN is a vital component of the Catalyst 6513 series, offering enhanced features such as Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), Power over Ethernet (POE), and a stackable VLAN-supported fan tray spare High-Speed Switching System (HSS). In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the various aspects of this powerful fan tray, exploring its capabilities, supported technologies, and how it enhances the performance of the Catalyst 6513 series.

Overview of Catalyst 6513

Before we delve into the WSWS-C6513-E-FAN, let's establish a foundational understanding of the Catalyst 6513 series. This high-performance chassis is designed to meet the demands of enterprise-level networks, offering scalability, flexibility, and advanced features for optimal network management. The 6513 series is widely acclaimed for its robust architecture and ability to support a variety of modules and line cards.

What is the WSWS-C6513-E-FAN?

The WSWS-C6513-E-FAN is a fan tray spare HSS (High-Speed Switching) module specifically engineered for the Catalyst 6513 series switches. It serves as an essential component in maintaining optimal airflow and temperature regulation within the Catalyst 6513 chassis, ensuring efficient operation and longevity of the networking equipment.

Features of WSWS-C6513-E-FANLACP Support

The Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) is a key feature of the WSWS-C6513-E-FAN. LACP enables the formation of link aggregation groups, allowing multiple physical links to be bundled together to form a logical link. This enhances bandwidth and provides redundancy, ensuring a more resilient network.

POE Capability

Power over Ethernet (POE) is another standout feature of this fan tray. POE enables the fan tray to deliver both data and electrical power over Ethernet cables, eliminating the need for separate power sources for connected devices. This feature is particularly beneficial for devices like IP cameras, wireless access points, and VoIP phones.

Enhanced Chassis Stackable Design:

The WSWS-C6513-E-FAN is designed with enhanced chassis stackable capabilities. This allows multiple Catalyst 6513 chassis to be stacked together, creating a unified and scalable network infrastructure. The stackable design facilitates easier management and expansion of the network, making it a versatile solution for evolving business needs.

VLAN Support

Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) support is a crucial aspect of the WSWS-C6513-E-FAN. VLANs enable network segmentation, improving efficiency and security. The fan tray's ability to support VLANs adds a layer of flexibility, allowing administrators to customize and optimize network traffic based on specific requirements.

Spare High-Speed Switching System (HSS)

The inclusion of a spare High-Speed Switching System (HSS) in the fan tray is a strategic design choice. In the event of a failure or maintenance requirement, the spare HSS ensures minimal downtime by seamlessly taking over the switching duties. This redundancy enhances the overall reliability of the Catalyst 6513 network.

Benefits of WSWS-C6513-E-FAN
  • Improved Reliability: By ensuring optimal cooling and temperature control, the WSWS-C6513-E-FAN enhances the reliability and performance of Catalyst 6513 switches, reducing the risk of downtime and hardware failures.
  • Scalability: The stackable design of the WSWS-C6513-E-FAN allows for easy scalability, enabling businesses to expand their network infrastructure as needed without significant disruptions.
  • Enhanced Network Security: VLAN support facilitates network segmentation, enhancing security by isolating sensitive data and resources from unauthorized access.
  • Increased Bandwidth: LACP compatibility enables the aggregation of network links, resulting in increased bandwidth and improved network performance, particularly in high-traffic environments.
  • Simplified Deployment: The POE enhancements streamline network deployment by eliminating the need for separate power sources for connected devices, reducing complexity and cost.
Compatibility and Integration

The WSWS-C6513-E-FAN is fully compatible with Catalyst 6513 series switches, seamlessly integrating into existing network configurations. Its support for VLANs, LACP, and POE technologies ensures compatibility with a wide range of networking environments, allowing for versatile deployment options to meet various business requirements.

Best Practices

Optimizing Performance

Recommendations for optimizing the performance of the WSWS-C6513-E-FAN, including best practices for network design, load balancing, and traffic management.

Regular Maintenance

Guidelines for regular maintenance tasks to keep the fan tray and the overall Catalyst 6513 network in peak condition. This includes software updates, hardware inspections, and proactive measures to prevent potential issues.

Security Considerations

Important considerations for securing the WSWS-C6513-E-FAN and the Catalyst 6513 network. This section covers strategies for protecting against unauthorized access, implementing secure configurations, and staying informed about potential security vulnerabilities.

Power Consumption and Energy Efficiency

The power consumption and energy efficiency of the WS-C6513-E-FAN fan tray for the Cisco Catalyst 6513-E switch depends on several factors such as the number of fans in the tray, the speed at which they operate, and the ambient temperature. The fan tray operates on a DC power supply and is designed to be highly efficient, consuming only the amount of power necessary to perform its cooling function.

Cisco is committed to providing energy-efficient products, and the WS-C6513-E-FAN is no exception. It features an intelligent cooling system that adjusts the fan speed based on the internal temperature of the switch, reducing energy consumption when possible. Additionally, the fan tray is designed to be highly efficient, reducing the overall energy consumption of the switch and helping to lower operating costs.

It's worth noting that the actual power consumption of the WS-C6513-E-FAN will depend on a variety of factors, including the operating environment, the number of fans in the tray, and the switch's internal temperature. However, with its efficient cooling system and energy-saving features, the WS-C6513-E-FAN is designed to be a highly energy-efficient component of the Cisco Catalyst 6513-E switch.

General Information of the Cisco Enhanced Chassis Fan Tray
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# WS-C6513-E-FAN
  • Model Number: WS-C6513-E
  • Product Name: Catalyst Enhanced Chassis Fan Tray Spare
  • Product Type: Fan Tray
Technical Information for Catalyst Fan Tray
  • Switch Capacity: Scalable to 720Gbps
  • Function: LACP, POE, QoS, SNMP, Stackable, VLAN Support
  • Cisco Catalyst 6513-E

Finally, the WSWS-C6513-E-FAN Catalyst 6513 Enhanced Chassis Fan Tray Spare HSS is a vital component in the Catalyst 6513 series switches, offering enhanced cooling, scalability, and compatibility with VLANs, LACP, and POE technologies. Its robust features and benefits make it an ideal choice for businesses seeking to optimize their network infrastructure for performance, reliability, and security. With easy installation, configuration, and maintenance, the WSWS-C6513-E-FAN provides a cost-effective solution for meeting the evolving demands of modern networking environments.

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