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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The C9500-48Y4C-A is equipped with 48 25G ports and operates on Cisco IOS XE version 16.5.1a or later, supporting a network advantage license. It boasts a switching capacity of up to 3.2 Gbps and a forwarding rate of up to 1 Bpps, with a DRAM and flash memory of 16 GB each. The switch supports up to 82,000 MAC addresses, 256,000 IPv4 indirect routes, and 256,000 IPv6 indirect routes, alongside 4,094 VLAN IDs and 9,216-byte jumbo frames.

FAQs for the C9500-48Y4C-A

  • What port type does the switch support?
    The switch supports 25G port types.
  • How many ports are available on this device?
    There are 48 ports available.
  • What version of software is required to run on this switch?
    Cisco IOS XE 16.5.1a or later is required.
  • What is the software license type for the switch?
    The software license type is Network Advantage.
  • What is the switching capacity of the switch?
    The switching capacity is up to 3.2 Gbps.
  • What is the maximum forwarding rate of the device?
    The maximum forwarding rate is up to 1 Bpps.
  • How many MAC addresses can the switch support?
    The switch can support up to 82,000 MAC addresses.
  • What is the total number of IPv4 indirect routes supported?
    Up to 256,000 IPv4 indirect routes are supported.
  • How many VLAN IDs can this switch accommodate?
    The switch can accommodate 4,094 VLAN IDs.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature for this switch?
    The maximum operating temperature is 0° to 40°C.

Product Review

The CISCO C9500-48Y4C-A switch offers 48 ports of 25G connectivity, catering to high-density, high-speed requirements in enterprise networks. Its switching capacity of up to 3.2 Tbps and a forwarding rate of up to 1 Bpps ensure efficient data handling and transfer. However, its operation is limited to a maximum temperature of 40°C, which might restrict deployment in environments with higher ambient temperatures.


The CISCO C9500-48Y4C-A is a high-performance, enterprise-grade switch designed to support the demands of modern networks. At its core, it features 48 ports, each capable of 25G connectivity, ensuring high-speed data transfer and efficient network operations. This device operates on Cisco IOS XE version 16.5.1a or later, supported by the Network Advantage software license, which enhances its capabilities with advanced security, automation, and analytics features. With a switching capacity of up to 3.2 Tbps, the C9500-48Y4C-A can handle massive data volumes, making it suitable for data centers and large enterprise networks. Its forwarding rate of up to 1 Bpps ensures that packets are processed quickly, minimizing latency and improving overall network performance. The switch supports up to 82,000 MAC addresses, allowing for extensive device connectivity across the network. Routing capabilities are robust, with support for up to 256,000 IPv4 indirect routes, 90,000 IPv4 host routes, and an equivalent number of IPv6 routes, ensuring comprehensive coverage for both current and future networking needs. Multicast routing is also supported, with capacity for up to 32,000 IPv4 and IPv6 multicast routes, facilitating efficient data distribution for applications like video conferencing and streaming. Security is a priority, with the switch supporting up to 16,000 IPv4 and 8,000 IPv6 access control list (ACL) scale, protecting the network against unauthorized access and threats. Additionally, it offers up to 256,000 Flexible NetFlow (FNF) entries, enabling detailed traffic analysis for enhanced network visibility and security. The hardware specifications include 16 GB of DRAM and 16 GB of flash memory, providing ample space for software, configurations, and system operations. The switch also supports 4,094 VLAN IDs, allowing for extensive network segmentation and management. With support for 4,000 PVST instances and the same number of switched virtual interfaces (SVIs), it offers flexibility in network design and virtualization. For networks requiring large data packets, the switch supports jumbo frames up to 9,216 bytes, improving efficiency for large data transfers. Its compact size, 1.73 x 17.5 x 18.0 inches, allows for easy integration into data centers and networking closets, while the input voltage range of 90 to 264 VAC and an operating temperature range of 0° to 40°C ensure reliable operation across various environments. Additionally, it is designed to function at altitudes of up to 10,000 ft, offering versatility for deployment in different geographical locations.
  • Switching Capacity: Up to 3.2 Tbps
  • Forwarding Rate: Up to 1 Bpps
  • Jumbo Frames: 9,216 Bytes
In summary, the CISCO C9500-48Y4C-A is equipped with advanced features and specifications to meet the needs of complex, high-volume networks. Its combination of high-speed connectivity, extensive routing and security features, and robust performance metrics make it an ideal solution for enterprises looking to upgrade their network infrastructure.


Item NumberCISCO C9500-48Y4C-A
Ports Quantity48
Type of Ports25G
Operating SystemCisco IOS XE 16.5.1a or newer
License for SoftwareNetwork Advantage
Switch Capacity3.2 Tbps
Rate of Forwarding1 Bpps
MAC Address Capacity82,000
IPv4 Indirect Route Limit256,000
IPv4 Direct Route Limit90,000
IPv6 Indirect Route Limit256,000
IPv6 Direct Route Limit90,000
IPv4 Multicast Route Capacity32,000
IPv6 Multicast Route Capacity32,000
Scale of Security ACL (IPv4/IPv6)16,000/8,000
Entries for Flexible NetFlow256,000
System Memory16 GB DRAM
Storage Memory16 GB Flash
Virtual LAN IDs4,094
PVST Instances Count4,000
SVI Count4,000
Maximum Frame Size9,216 Bytes
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.73 x 17.5 x 18.0 Inches
Power Requirement90 to 264 VAC
Temperature for Operation0° to 40°C
Maximum Operating Altitude10,000 ft

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