The Cisco WS-X4648-RJ45-E is a line card designed to fit into the Catalyst 4500 Series switches. Specifically, it is a 48-port Ethernet switch module capable of supporting speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps. Let's delve into its features, benefits, and applications.Purpose of Cisco WS-X4648-RJ45-E Line Card
The primary purpose of the WS-X4648-RJ45-E is to expand and enhance the capabilities of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series switches. It acts as a modular component, providing additional Ethernet ports for connecting various devices within a network.Understanding the Technical SpecificationsPort
- 48 Ports: This line card boasts 48 Ethernet ports, offering flexibility for connecting a multitude of devices such as computers, servers, printers, and other networking equipment.
- 10/100/1000 Mbps: The line card supports a range of speeds, from 10 Mbps for legacy devices to 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps) for high-speed data transfer.
- Line cards enhance the scalability of network switches by providing additional ports for device connectivity. This is crucial for expanding network capacity as the number of connected devices grows.
- They offer flexibility in network design, allowing administrators to customize the switch configuration based on the specific needs of their network.
- Line cards contribute to optimizing network performance by distributing traffic across multiple ports, reducing congestion, and improving overall data transfer speeds.
- The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series is known for its modular architecture. The WS-X4648-RJ45-E seamlessly integrates into this framework, allowing for easy expansion and customization.
- In environments requiring high-density connectivity, such as data centers or enterprise networks, this line card becomes instrumental in efficiently managing numerous connections.
- With 48 ports, the line card significantly increases the number of devices that can be connected to the network, promoting efficient device connectivity.
- Supporting various speeds from 10 Mbps to 1000 Mbps, the line card accommodates a wide range of devices with diverse speed requirements.
- The modular nature of the line card ensures that it can be easily upgraded or replaced without affecting the entire switch, offering a cost-effective and flexible solution.
The WS-X4648-RJ45-E Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series 48 ports Switch Module provides reliable and secure network connectivity through several features and technologies.
First, the switch module uses Cisco's IOS software, which is known for its stability and security features. This software provides a wide range of security features such as access control lists (ACLs), authentication, and encryption, which can be used to protect the network from unauthorized access and data breaches.
Additionally, the switch module supports various technologies such as Quality of Service (QoS) and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), which help to ensure that network traffic is handled efficiently and effectively. QoS allows for the prioritization of important network traffic, while LACP allows for the bundling of multiple network connections to increase the available bandwidth.
The switch module also supports Cisco EnergyWise, which allows for the monitoring and management of energy consumption on the network. This can help to reduce energy costs and improve the overall efficiency of the network.High-Density Networking Applications
The WS-X4648-RJ45-E Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series 48 ports Switch Module is a high-density networking device designed for use in large enterprise networks. It is a 48-port 10/100/1000 Ethernet switch module that can be installed in a Cisco Catalyst 4500 series chassis. The module supports both standard and power over Ethernet (PoE) connections, allowing for the efficient deployment of network devices such as IP phones, wireless access points, and security cameras.
The WS-X4648-RJ45-E is designed to support high-density networking applications such as data centers, enterprise campus networks, and service provider environments. It provides high performance and low latency, making it ideal for use in environments where large amounts of data need to be transmitted quickly and efficiently.
The module also supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS), VLANs, and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) to help ensure that network traffic is properly prioritized and managed. Additionally, the WS-X4648-RJ45-E is equipped with advanced security features such as Access Control Lists (ACLs) and Port Security to help protect against unauthorized access and network threats.Power and Energy Efficiency of Catalyst Switch
The WS-X4648-RJ45-E Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series 48 ports Switch Module is a high-performance switch module that is designed for use in large enterprise networks. This module offers several features that make it highly powerful and energy efficient.
- The WS-X4648-RJ45-E switch module is designed to provide high-speed data transfer and high port density, which allows it to handle large amounts of network traffic with ease.
- It supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) and PoE+ which allows the switch to power connected devices such as IP phones, cameras, and wireless access points directly through the Ethernet cable.
- It also supports StackPower technology which allows for power sharing between multiple switch modules in a stack, providing redundancy and increasing overall power efficiency.
- The WS-X4648-RJ45-E switch module supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) which reduces energy consumption during periods of low network activity.
- It also supports Cisco EnergyWise technology which allows network administrators to monitor and control energy usage of connected devices.
- The switch module also has several power-saving modes that can be activated when not in use, such as standby and sleep modes, which further reduces energy consumption.
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Model Number or SKU# WS-X4648-RJ45-E
- Product Name: WS-X4648-RJ45-E Line Card
- Product Type: Service Module
- Application/Usage: Wide Area Network
- Interfaces/Ports: 48 x 10/100/1000Base-T LAN
- Interfaces/Ports Details: 48 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T Network LAN
- Connectivity Media Twisted Pair: 10/100/1000Base-T
- Data Transfer Rate: Fast Ethernet
- Data Transfer Rate: 10 Mbps Ethernet
- Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet
- Compatibility: Catalyst 4500 E Series Switches
In summary, the Cisco WS-X4648-RJ45-E Catalyst 48-Port 10/100/1000 Ethernet Switch Module serves as a vital component in the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switch, providing high-speed and scalable connectivity. With 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports, this line card addresses the demand for efficient and reliable network access in various environments, from enterprise settings to data centers.
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