The Cisco WS-X45-SUP6-E= is a Supervisor Engine designed for the Catalyst 4500 E-Series switches. Acting as the brains of the switch, it provides advanced features and management capabilities to ensure efficient and high-performance network operations.Purpose of a Supervisor Engine
A Supervisor Engine is a critical component in a network switch, responsible for managing the switch's functions, controlling traffic, and providing intelligence for network operations. The WS-X45-SUP6-E= is tailored for the Catalyst 4500 E-Series switches.Understanding the Technical SpecificationsCatalyst 4500 E-Series
- E-Series: This indicates that the Supervisor Engine is part of the Catalyst 4500 E-Series, a modular and scalable switch series known for its flexibility and robust performance.
- 2x10GE (X2): The Supervisor Engine supports two 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports using X2 interfaces, providing high-speed connectivity for data transfer.
- 4x 1GE SFP: Alternatively, it can support four 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports using Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) interfaces, offering flexibility for different network requirements.
- Console RJ-45: The Supervisor Engine includes a console port using an RJ-45 connector, facilitating direct management and configuration via a console connection.
- Universal Serial Bus (USB) Switch: USB connectivity allows for various USB devices to be connected, expanding the range of management options.
- The Catalyst 4500 E-Series is known for its modular design, enabling organizations to scale their network infrastructure by adding or upgrading modules based on evolving needs.
- Designed for high performance, the E-Series is capable of handling demanding networking tasks, making it suitable for enterprise and data center environments.
- The inclusion of 10-Gigabit Ethernet and 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports provides flexibility in network design, accommodating various devices and bandwidth requirements.
- The Cisco WS-X45-SUP6-E= Supervisor Engine is ideal for deployment in enterprise networks where reliability, scalability, and advanced features are crucial for day-to-day operations.
- In data center environments, the Catalyst 4500 E-Series plays a key role in providing a robust and scalable networking infrastructure to support data-intensive applications and services.
- The inclusion of 10-gigabit Ethernet ports ensures high-speed connectivity, facilitating the rapid transfer of data across the network.
- The Supervisor Engine's modularity allows for easy upgrades and scalability, enabling organizations to adapt their network infrastructure to changing demands.
- The combination of console RJ-45 and USB connectivity provides advanced management options, allowing for efficient configuration and troubleshooting.
The WS-X45-SUP6-E= is a Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series Management Switch that provides advanced switching capabilities for organizations. This includes features such as hardware-based forwarding, high-performance routing, quality of service (QoS), and security. It also supports a wide range of protocols, including IPv4 and IPv6, allowing for flexible deployment options. The switch also supports multiple I/O module options for customization, enabling it to handle various network requirements. Additionally, the WS-X45-SUP6-E= has hardware-accelerated security features, such as firewall, VPN, and access control, for enhanced network protection.Energy Efficiency and Green Technologies
The WS-X45-SUP6-E= Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series Management Switch has advanced energy efficiency and green technologies designed to reduce energy consumption and lower operating costs. It features Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) for reduced power consumption during periods of low network utilization and also supports power-saving modes for inactive ports. Additionally, it includes a power supply that is highly efficient and can operate in either AC or DC voltage modes to reduce energy costs. By reducing energy consumption, the WS-X45-SUP6-E= helps reduce the carbon footprint of data centers and increase their sustainability.General Information about this Cisco WS-X45-SUP6-E=
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Model Number or SKU# WS-X45-SUP6-E=
- Product Name: Supervisor Engine 6-E
- Product Type: 2 Port Management Switch
- Application/Usage: Data Networking
- Interfaces/Ports: 1 x 10/100/1000Base-T Uplink
- Interfaces/Ports Details: 1 x 10/100/1000Base-T Uplink
- Interfaces/Ports Details: 1 x RJ-45 Console RS-232 Management
- Interfaces/Ports Details: 1 x USB
- Interfaces/Ports Details: 1 x Management
- Data Transfer Rate: 10 Mbps Ethernet
- Data Transfer Rate: 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet
- Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet
- Expansion Slots: 2 x X2 Uplink
- Expansion Slots: 1 x Compact Flash Port
Management & Protocols
- RMON 1, 2, 3 and 9
- SNMP 1, 2, and 3
In summary, the Cisco WS-X45-SUP6-E= Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor Engine 6-E is a crucial component in network switches, offering advanced features, high-speed connectivity, and flexibility in network design. Its compatibility with the Catalyst 4500 E-Series makes it a valuable asset for enterprises and data centers looking for reliable and scalable networking solutions.
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