Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= Ethernet Expansion Module
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Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= 8 Ports Expansion Module Ethernet New

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WS-X4908-10GE= Catalyst 4900M 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GBE) 8 Ports Ethernet half-card Expansion Module | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Details of the Cisco Ethernet Expansion Module

In the fast-paced world of networking, Cisco has been a stalwart in providing cutting-edge solutions to meet the ever-growing demands of businesses and organizations. One such offering is the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= 8 Ports Ethernet Module. This expansion module represents a significant stride in network scalability, offering eight ports to enhance connectivity and performance. In this detailed exploration, we will delve into the key features, specifications, use cases, and benefits of the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE=, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of its role in modern networking environments.

Understanding the Basics

Before delving into the intricacies of the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE=, it's essential to establish a foundational understanding of what an expansion module is and its significance in network architecture.

8 Ports Expansion Module

An expansion module is a crucial component in networking equipment that allows users to extend the capabilities of their existing infrastructure. In the context of the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE=, this expansion module serves as a means to augment Ethernet connectivity, providing eight additional ports to accommodate the increasing demands for high-speed data transfer.

Key Features of Cisco WS-X4908-10GE=

Now, let's explore the standout features that make the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= a noteworthy addition to Cisco's extensive portfolio of networking solutions.

Eight Gigabit Ethernet Ports

The primary highlight of the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= is its provision of eight Gigabit Ethernet ports. These ports support high-speed data transfer, enabling seamless communication between devices within the network. This feature is particularly beneficial in environments where a large volume of data needs to be transmitted rapidly, such as data centers or enterprise networks.

Compatibility with Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches

The WS-X4908-10GE= expansion module is designed specifically for integration with Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches. This ensures seamless compatibility and optimized performance when deployed in conjunction with these switches. The synergy between the expansion module and the switch enhances the overall efficiency of the network infrastructure.

Hot-Swappable Design

Ease of maintenance and flexibility are paramount in network management. The Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= boasts a hot-swappable design, allowing administrators to replace or upgrade the expansion module without disrupting the operation of the entire system. This feature minimizes downtime and contributes to a more resilient and responsive network environment.

High-Speed Data Transfer

With each port supporting Gigabit Ethernet, the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= ensures high-speed data transfer across the network. This is particularly crucial in scenarios where large files, multimedia content, or real-time applications are prevalent. The expansion module caters to the bandwidth requirements of modern applications, contributing to a smoother user experience.

Specifications of Cisco WS-X4908-10GE=

To gain a more technical insight into the capabilities of the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE=, let's explore its specifications in detail.

Form Factor

The expansion module is designed in a compact form factor, optimizing space utilization within networking equipment racks. Its dimensions adhere to industry standards, ensuring seamless integration into existing setups.

Data Transfer Rate

Each of the eight Gigabit Ethernet ports on the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= supports a specific data transfer rate. Understanding these rates is crucial for assessing the module's compatibility with the network's performance requirements. The specifications provide valuable information for network administrators to plan and optimize data flow.

Forwarding Rate

The forwarding rate of the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= is a key metric that indicates the module's ability to process and forward data packets. This rate is measured in packets per second (pps) and is essential for evaluating the overall performance and efficiency of the expansion module in handling network traffic.

Use Cases and Deployment Scenarios

To fully appreciate the practical applications of the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE=, let's explore various use cases and deployment scenarios where this expansion module proves to be a valuable asset.

Data Centers

In data center environments where the demand for high-speed data transfer is exceptionally high, the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= can play a pivotal role. Its eight Gigabit Ethernet ports facilitate the rapid exchange of data between servers, storage devices, and other network components, ensuring optimal performance in data-intensive operations.

Enterprise Networks

Large enterprises with extensive network infrastructure can leverage the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= to enhance connectivity and accommodate the increasing number of devices connected to the network. The expansion module's compatibility with Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches makes it an ideal choice for scaling up enterprise networks.

Media and Entertainment

In industries such as media and entertainment, where large file transfers and multimedia content are commonplace, the high-speed data transfer capabilities of the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= are invaluable. Content creators, broadcasters, and media distribution networks can benefit from the module's efficient handling of data, contributing to seamless operations.

Benefits of Cisco WS-X4908-10GE=

Now, let's delve into the tangible benefits that organizations can derive from the deployment of the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= expansion module.

Enhanced Network Performance

The primary benefit of incorporating the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= is the substantial enhancement in network performance. The eight Gigabit Ethernet ports provide a robust foundation for high-speed data transfer, reducing latency and ensuring a responsive network infrastructure.


Scalability is a critical factor in network design, especially in dynamic environments where growth is inevitable. The Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= offers a scalable solution, allowing organizations to expand their network capacity by simply adding more of these modules as needed.

Flexibility in Network Management

The hot-swappable design of the expansion module contributes to increased flexibility in network management. Administrators can perform maintenance tasks, upgrades, or replacements without disrupting the entire network operation, minimizing downtime and ensuring continuous service availability.

Cost-Effective Expansion

Rather than investing in entirely new networking infrastructure, organizations can opt for the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= as a cost-effective means of expanding their current capabilities. This cost-efficient approach allows businesses to meet growing demands without a complete overhaul of their existing systems.

General Information about the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE=

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# WS-X4908-10GE=
  • Product Type: Expansion Module

Technical Details of Expansion Module

  • Total Number of Ports: 8
  • Application/Usage: Data Networking
  • Form Factor: Plug-in module

Performance of 8-Port Module

  • Data Transfer Rate: 10 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wiring Type: Ethernet 10GBase-X
  • Data Link Protocol: 10 GigE

I/O Expansions

  • Expansion Slots: 8 x X2
  • Management & Protocols
  • Management:
  • SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
  • Telnet
  • VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network)
  • CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS)
  • CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials (SNMS)

Web-based Management

  • DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
  • QoS (Quality of Service)
  • RMON (Remote Monitoring)


  • Expansion Slots: 8 (total)/8 (free) x X2
  • Compatible Slots: 1 x expansion slot
  • Compatibility: Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches

Overall, the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE= 8 Ports Expansion Module Ethernet stands as a testament to Cisco's commitment to providing innovative solutions for evolving networking needs. With its eight Gigabit Ethernet ports, compatibility with Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches, and hot-swappable design, this expansion module addresses the demand for high-speed connectivity, scalability, and flexibility in network management.

Organizations looking to enhance their network performance, accommodate growing data transfer needs, and ensure a cost-effective approach to expansion can find value in the Cisco WS-X4908-10GE=. However, careful consideration of factors such as compatibility, initial investment, and network planning is essential for a successful deployment. As technology continues to advance, Cisco remains at the forefront, offering solutions that empower businesses to navigate the complexities of modern networking with confidence and efficiency.

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