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Product Line: Cisco WS-X6848-SFP-2T
Product Type: Switch module
Original price $0.00 - Original price $371.00
Original price
$0.00 - $371.00
Current price $371.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The WS-X6848-SFP-2T is a Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series module offering 48 1 Gb SFP ports with support for 1000BASE-SX optics at an 850 nm wavelength, suitable for multi-mode fiber with a core size of 62.5 Micron and a model bandwidth of 160 MHz/km, capable of cable distances up to 220 m. It requires 334.44 W of power and supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, with a maximum port density of 352 ports per VSS, compatible with Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T and 2TXL across any Cisco Catalyst 6500 E-Series Chassis. The module features 1 GB onboard memory, operates within temperatures of 0 °C to 55 °C, supports a relative humidity range of 10% to 90% (non-condensing), and functions at altitudes from –500 to 10000 ft..

Key Feature for the WS-X6848-SFP-2T

  • What is the maximum cable distance supported by the SFP 1000BASE-SX?
    The SFP 1000BASE-SX supports a maximum cable distance of 220 meters.
  • How many ports does the device have?
    The device features 48 1 Gb SFP ports.
  • What type of fiber/cable is compatible with this device?
    The device is compatible with MMF (Multi-Mode Fiber) with a core size of 62.5 Micron.
  • What is the power requirement for the device?
    The device requires 334.44 W of power.
  • Can the device support Jumbo Frames?
    Yes, the device supports Jumbo Frames up to 9216 bytes.
  • What Supervisor Engines are supported?
    The device supports Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T and 2TXL.
  • What is the operating temperature range for the device?
    The operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 55 °C.
  • What kind of indicators are available on the device?
    The device has status and link indicators.
  • What is the onboard memory capacity?
    The device comes with 1 GB of onboard memory.
  • What are the dimensions of the device?
    The device measures 1.2 inches in height, 14.4 inches in width, and 16 inches in depth.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-X6848-SFP-2T module offers 48 1 Gb SFP ports, supporting a variety of fiber types and distances, specifically designed for high-density applications within the Cisco Catalyst 6500 E-Series Chassis. Its power consumption of 334.44 W is considerable, requiring efficient power management in densely populated racks. Furthermore, the module supports up to 9216-byte jumbo frames and works with the Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T and 2TXL, enhancing its functionality for large-scale operations but limiting its use to specific chassis and supervisor engines.


The Cisco WS-X6848-SFP-2T is a high-performance networking module designed for enterprise-level networks, delivering extensive capabilities and superior functionality. This module is equipped with 48 1 Gb SFP ports, supporting a variety of SFP 1000BASE-SX transceivers. It operates at a wavelength of 850 nm and is optimized for multimode fiber (MMF) with a core size of 62.5 Micron. The module's design facilitates a bandwidth of 160 MHz/km, enabling cable distances up to 220 meters, making it ideal for medium-range network connections. This product has a power requirement of 334.44 W and includes indicators for status and link monitoring, simplifying network management tasks. It supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, enhancing data transmission efficiency for large data packets. With a maximum port density of 352 ports per Virtual Switching System (VSS), it offers scalability for growing network infrastructures. The module is compatible with Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T and 2TXL, and it can be integrated into any Cisco Catalyst 6500 E-Series chassis, providing flexibility in deployment options. The onboard memory of 1 GB ensures smooth operation and storage of critical configuration data. The module measures 1.2 inches in height, 14.4 inches in width, and 16 inches in depth, making it a compact yet powerful solution for network expansion or upgrades. It operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 55 °C, with a storage temperature tolerance between -40 °C and 75 °C. The module is designed to function in environments with relative humidity levels ranging from 10% to 90% (non-condensing) and can operate at altitudes from –500 to 10,000 feet, ensuring reliable performance under various environmental conditions. The Cisco WS-X6848-SFP-2T employs a Deficit Weighted Round Robin (DWRR) scheduler, optimizing the allocation of network resources and ensuring fair bandwidth distribution among connected devices. The module's advanced queuing mechanism, featuring 1p3q8T (Tx) and 2q8T (Rx), along with port buffers of Tx (1.17 MB) and Rx (166 KB), enhances the efficiency of data handling, reducing latency and improving overall network performance. Key features include: - 48 1 Gb SFP Ports: Offers high-density, flexible connectivity options for a wide range of network requirements. - Jumbo Frame Support: Improves network efficiency by enabling the transmission of larger packets, reducing the number of packets that need to be processed. - High Compatibility: Works seamlessly with Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T and 2TXL and fits any Cisco Catalyst 6500 E-Series chassis, ensuring easy integration into existing networks. The Cisco WS-X6848-SFP-2T is designed to meet the demands of high-performance networks, providing reliability, scalability, and versatility. Whether upgrading an existing infrastructure or building a new one, this module offers the capabilities needed to support modern networking requirements, making it a valuable investment for businesses looking to enhance their network architecture.


Item Number Cisco WS-X6848-SFP-2T
Manufacturer Cisco
Ports 48 x 1Gb SFP
SFP Compatibility 1000BASE-SX
Optical Wavelength 850 nanometers
Fiber Type Multimode Fiber (MMF)
Fiber Core Diameter 62.5 µm
Bandwidth per Model 160 MHzkm
Maximum Transmission Distance 220 meters
Power Consumption 334.44 Watts
Diagnostic LEDs Status, Link Activity
Support for Jumbo Frames Up to 9216 Bytes
VSS Port Capacity 352 Ports
Compatible Supervisor Engines Supports Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T, 2TXL
Compatible Chassis Compatible with all Cisco Catalyst 6500 E-Series Chassis
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.2 x 14.4 x 16 inches
Operational Temperature Range 0 °C to 55 °C
Temperature Range for Storage -40 °C to 75 °C
Humidity Range 10% to 90%, Non-Condensing
Altitude for Operation -500 to 10000 feet
Packet Scheduling Algorithm DWRR
Queue Configuration per Port 1p3q8T (Tx), 2q8T (Rx)
Port Buffer Sizes Transmit: 1.17 MB, Receive: 166 KB

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