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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst
Product Type: Switch
Original price $5,674.00 - Original price $12,683.00
Original price
$5,674.00 - $12,683.00
Current price $12,683.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The C6800-48P-SFP-XL is equipped with 48 Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports, supporting a maximum frame size of up to 9216 bytes/frame. It features a buffer size of 166 KB (Rx) and 1.17 MB (Tx) per port, along with a sophisticated DWRR scheduler to enhance network efficiency. Compatible with any Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL and 6500 E-Series Chassis, it supports Supervisor Engines Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T and 2TXL, ensuring broad deployment capabilities across diverse network architectures.

Key Feature for the C6800-48P-SFP-XL

  • What is the number of ports available on this networking hardware?
    There are 48 ports available.
  • Which transceiver type does the hardware support?
    The hardware supports Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers.
  • How many ports per chassis does the C6807-XL model support?
    The C6807-XL model supports up to 240 ports per chassis.
  • What is the maximum frame size the hardware can handle?
    It can handle up to 9216 bytes/frame.
  • Can you detail the queuing configuration per port?
    Each port has a 1p3q8t (Transmit) and 2q8t (Receive) queuing configuration.
  • What type of scheduler is used by the hardware?
    The hardware uses the Deficit Weighted Round Robin (DWRR) scheduler.
  • What is the buffer size per port for receiving and transmitting?
    The receive buffer size is 166 KB and the transmit buffer size is 1.17 MB per port.
  • Which supervisor engines are supported?
    It supports the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T and 2TXL.
  • What are the chassis compatibility details?
    It's compatible with any Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL, 6500 E-Series Chassis.
  • What are the environmental conditions required for the hardware's operation?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C with a minimum relative humidity of 10% and a maximum of 90%, non-condensing.

Product Review

The Cisco C6800-48P-SFP-XL module offers a high port density with 48 Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports, compatible with a range of chassis, providing scalability up to 528 ports in a 6513E chassis. It supports advanced features such as a large frame size of up to 9216 bytes, comprehensive queuing per port (1p3q8t for transmit, 2q8t for receive), and a substantial buffer size (166 KB for receive, 1.17 MB for transmit), enhancing network performance and efficiency. However, its operation is limited to specific supervisor engines (Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T and 2TXL) and chassis, restricting its use to a particular ecosystem, and it has a relatively high power consumption of 339.44 W, which could impact operational costs.


The Cisco C6800-48P-SFP-XL is a high-performance, scalable, and flexible networking module designed to meet the demands of diverse network environments. It features 48 ports that support Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers, making it adaptable for various networking requirements. This module is compatible with multiple chassis models, including the Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL, 6513E, and 6509E, offering a port density of up to 240 ports for the C6807-XL, 528 ports for the 6513E, and 384 ports for the 6509E. Key hardware specifications of the Cisco C6800-48P-SFP-XL include: - Port Density/Chassis Model: Supports a high number of ports per chassis, making it suitable for environments requiring dense network configurations. - Maximum Frame Size: Capable of handling frames up to 9216 bytes, ensuring efficient data processing for large packets. - Queues per Port: Features 1p3q8t (transmit) and 2q8t (receive) queue structures for optimized data traffic management. The module utilizes advanced queuing mechanisms, with 1p3q8t for transmit queues and 2q8t for receive queues, facilitated by the Deficit Weighted Round Robin (DWRR) scheduler. This enables efficient traffic prioritization and bandwidth management. Each port is equipped with a buffer size of 166 KB for receiving (Rx) and 1.17 MB for transmitting (Tx), ensuring smooth data transmission even under high traffic conditions. Designed for compatibility with Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T and 2TXL, the C6800-48P-SFP-XL can be integrated into any Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL, 6500 E-Series chassis. It offers flexible slot placement, accommodating various configurations within the supported chassis models. The module measures 1.2 x 14.4 x 16 inches, fitting seamlessly into standard networking racks. Environmental conditions are an important consideration for networking hardware. The C6800-48P-SFP-XL operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 75 °C. Humidity tolerance ranges from 10% to 90% (noncondensing), and it can function at altitudes from -150 to 3000m, ensuring reliability across various operational environments. With a power rating of 339.44 W, the module includes status and link indicators for easy monitoring. It is also integrated with DFC4XL for enhanced performance. Compliance with ETSI and IEEE standards, including IEEE 802.1d, IEEE 802.1p, and IEEE 802.3ad, among others, ensures that the module meets rigorous industry requirements for networking hardware. In summary, the Cisco C6800-48P-SFP-XL module is a versatile and high-capacity networking solution designed for use in large-scale enterprise and data center environments. Its support for multiple chassis, advanced queuing and scheduling mechanisms, and compliance with key industry standards make it a reliable choice for complex networking needs.


Part NumberCisco C6800-48P-SFP-XL
Port Count48
Transceiver CompatibilitySFP (Small Form-Factor Pluggable)
Port Density per Chassis240 for C6807-XL, 528 for 6513E, 384 for 6509E
Maximum Packet Size9216 Bytes
Queue Configuration1p3q8t for Transmission, 2q8t for Reception
Scheduling AlgorithmDWRR (Deficit Weighted Round Robin)
Buffer Memory per Port166 KB for Reception, 1.17 MB for Transmission
Compatible Supervisor EnginesSupervisor Engine 2T, 2TXL (Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series)
Chassis CompatibilityCisco Catalyst 6807-XL, 6500 E-Series
Slot Placement OptionsSlots 1-2, 5-7 in 6807-XL; 1-6, 9-13 in 6513-E; Any slot in 6503-E, 6504-E, 6506-E, 6509-E, 6509-V-E
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.2 x 14.4 x 16 inches
Operational Temperature Range0 °C to 40 °C
Storage Temperature Range-40 °C to 75 °C
Humidity Tolerance (Operational)10% to 90% (Noncondensing)
Altitude During Operation-150m to 3000m above sea level
Power Consumption339.44 W
Diagnostic LEDsStatus and Link Activity
DFC4XL IntegrationYes
ETSI Specifications ComplianceETS 300 019-2-1 (Storage), ETS 300 019-2-2 (Transportation), ETS 300 019-2-3 (Stationary Use)
Support for Non E-Series ChassisNo
Compliance with IEEE StandardsIEEE 802.1d, 802.1p, 802.1q, 802.1s, 802.1w, 802.3x, 802.3z, 802.3ab, 802.3ad

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