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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 8500 Series
Product Type: Edge Platform
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Product Description

The C8500-12X is equipped with 4 1/10 GE ports and 8 1 GE ports, expandable to 12 1 GE and 12 10 GE ports, powered by an Intel x86 CPU and 16 GB DRAM. It operates on Cisco IOS XE SD-WAN software, supporting up to 51 Gbps SD-WAN IPsec throughput, 8000 SD-WAN overlay tunnels, and a 118 Gbps IPv4 forwarding throughput. The device, in a 1RU form factor, also features 4,000 IPsec SVTI tunnels, 12 million NAT sessions, and can manage up to 8,000 VRFs, ensuring comprehensive connectivity and security options for complex network environments.

FAQs for the C8500-12X

  • What is the number of 1/10 GE ports available?
    The device has 4 1/10 GE ports.
  • How does the Cisco IOS XE SD-WAN software enhance the device?
    Cisco IOS XE SD-WAN software provides advanced routing, security, and network management capabilities, enhancing device performance for SD-WAN deployments.
  • Can the number of 1 GE ports be expanded?
    Yes, the number of 1 GE ports can be expanded up to a maximum of 12 ports.
  • What is the maximum IPv4 forwarding throughput?
    The device supports up to 118 Gbps IPv4 forwarding throughput.
  • What CPU is used in this device?
    The device is powered by an Intel x86 CPU.
  • What is the SD-WAN IPsec throughput capability?
    SD-WAN IPsec throughput can reach up to 51 Gbps.
  • How much RAM does the device come with?
    The device is equipped with 16 GB DRAM.
  • What are the dimensions of this device?
    The device measures 1.73 in. (Height) x 17.50 in. (Width) x D (Depth) in inches.
  • What is the form factor of this networking device?
    The form factor of the device is 1RU.
  • How many IPv4 routes can the device handle?
    The device can handle up to 4 million IPv4 routes.

Product Review

The Cisco C8500-12X offers impressive scalability with support for up to 4 million IPv4 routes and 8,000 Virtual Routing and Forwarding instances, catering to large network environments. Its high-performance hardware, featuring an Intel x86 CPU and 16 GB of DRAM, ensures robust throughput capabilities including 118 Gbps for IPv4 forwarding and 84 Gbps for IPsec throughput. However, the limitation of 4,000 IPsec SVTI tunnels and 4,000 Access Control Lists per system might restrict flexibility in highly complex network architectures requiring extensive security policies and tunneling configurations.


The Cisco C8500-12X is a high-performance networking device designed to meet the demands of modern networks with advanced features and capabilities. This product is equipped with a variety of ports, including four 1/10 GE ports and eight 1 GE ports, with the flexibility to expand up to a maximum of twelve 1 GE or 10 GE ports. Powered by an Intel x86 CPU and backed by 16 GB DRAM, it ensures efficient processing and handling of network tasks. Incorporating Cisco IOS XE SD-WAN software, the C8500-12X provides a seamless and secure way to connect different parts of a network over a large geographic area, enhancing network agility and reducing operational costs. With a form factor of 1RU, it is compact and fits easily into any standard equipment rack, making it an ideal choice for space-constrained environments. The device boasts significant throughput capabilities, with SD-WAN IPsec throughput reaching up to 51 Gbps and IPv4 forwarding throughput up to 118 Gbps. Its IPsec throughput is equally impressive at up to 84 Gbps. Such high throughput rates ensure that data flows smoothly and efficiently across the network, even under heavy traffic conditions. - SD-WAN Overlay Tunnels Scale: Supports up to 8000 tunnels, facilitating secure and reliable connections across the network. - Security: Capable of handling up to 4,000 IPsec SVTI tunnels and 4,000 ACLs per system, providing robust security measures for network protection. - Capacity: Offers extensive capacity with support for up to 4 million IPv4 routes, 4 million IPv6 routes, and 12 million NAT sessions, ensuring scalability for growing network demands. The Cisco C8500-12X also excels in managing a large number of network elements, supporting up to 50,000 IPv4 ACEs per system, 256,000 queues for efficient traffic management, 6 million firewall sessions for security, and 8,000 VRFs for network segmentation. With such capabilities, it can handle the complex requirements of large-scale networks effortlessly. Physical specifications include a chassis weight of 20.25 lbs, including power supplies and fan tray, making it lightweight yet durable. The device's dimensions are 1.73 in. x 17.50 inches (H x W x D), ensuring it does not occupy excessive space. It operates within a wide input voltage range of -40 VDC to 72 VDC, accommodating various power supply environments. In summary, the Cisco C8500-12X is an advanced networking device that brings together a high degree of flexibility, scalability, and performance. Its extensive port capacity, combined with high throughput rates and comprehensive security features, make it well-suited for modern, high-demand network environments. Whether for enterprise networks or service provider infrastructures, the C8500-12X is designed to support complex, high-speed networking requirements efficiently.


Model Cisco C8500-12X
Gigabit Ethernet Ports 4 (1/10 Gbps)
Gigabit Ports Base 8 (1 Gbps)
Gigabit Ports Max 12 (1 Gbps)
10 Gigabit Ports Max 12
Operating System Cisco IOS XE for SD-WAN
Processor Intel x86 Architecture
Memory 16 GB DRAM
Device Type 1RU Rack Unit
SD-WAN IPsec Performance Maximum 51 Gbps
SD-WAN Tunnels Maximum 8,000
IPv4 Rate Maximum 118 Gbps
IPsec Capacity Maximum 84 Gbps
IPsec Tunnels 4,000
ACL Capacity 4,000
IPv4 ACE Capacity 50,000
IPv4 Routing Capacity 4 Million Routes
IPv6 Routing Capacity 4 Million Routes
Queue Count 256,000
NAT Sessions 12 Million
Firewall Sessions 6 Million
VRF Count 8,000
Physical Dimensions 1.73 x 17.50 in
Weight 20.25 lbs (Includes Power Supplies and Fan Tray)
Power Input Range -40 to +72 VDC

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