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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $3,195.00
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$0.00 - $3,195.00
Current price $3,195.00
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Product Description

The C6824-X-LE-40G Cisco switch offers a high-capacity networking solution with a switching capacity of up to 160 Gbps full duplex and performance capabilities of up to 120 Mpps. It supports a versatile range of connectivity options, including 24 + 8 10G ports using a breakout cable and 2 native 40G ports, alongside comprehensive L2/L3 features with MPLS, VPLS, and both IPv4/IPv6 capabilities. Enhanced with large buffers, security, and network services such as MACSec, LISP, and support for up to 1M Netflow entries per system, it is designed for efficient, scalable, and secure network operations.

Key Feature for the C6824-X-LE-40G

  • What is the switching capacity of the Native Optics SFP/SFP+ and QSFP switch?
    The switching capacity is up to 160 Gbps full duplex.
  • How many 10G and 40G ports does the switch support?
    It supports 24 + 8 10G ports using a breakout cable and 2 40G ports.
  • What are the main features of this networking hardware?
    Features include full-feature L2/L3 with MPLS, VPLS, IPv4/IPv6 capabilities, and 1M Netflow entries.
  • What additional hardware features does it offer?
    Additional features include large buffers, SGT, MACSec, LISP, dual priority queues, two-level shaping, and instant access.
  • Can you detail the performance metrics of the device?
    The device delivers performance up to 120 Mpps.
  • What is the maximum port density when using VSS?
    The maximum port density is 46 x 10G native + 8 x 10G SFP using a breakout cable or 2 x 40G native.
  • What power supply options are available for this switch?
    Power supply compatibility includes AC: 750 W and DC: 750 W.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the switch?
    The dimensions are 3.5 x 17.35 x 21.52 inches, and it weighs 34.83 lbs.
  • What are the safety standards met by this device?
    Safety standards include UL 60950 Second Edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950 Second Edition, EN 60950 Second Edition, IEC 60950 Second Edition, AS/NZS 60950.
  • What are the operating and storage temperatures for the device?
    Operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C, and storage temperature ranges from -20 °C to 65 °C.

Product Review

The Cisco C6824-X-LE-40G switch offers a high switching capacity of up to 160 Gbps full duplex and performance up to 120 Mpps, supporting a dense configuration with up to 46 x 10G ports using Virtual Switching System (VSS) or 2 x 40G native ports, enhanced by various high-speed optics like SFP/SFP+ and QSFP. On the downside, its operational temperature range is limited to 0 °C to 40 °C, which might restrict deployment in environments with more extreme conditions. Additionally, the switch includes advanced features such as full L2/L3 capabilities with support for MPLS, VPLS, and both IPv4/IPv6, along with security and traffic management features like MACSec and NetFlow entries up to 1M per system, making it well-suited for complex network architectures requiring high throughput and detailed traffic analysis.


The Cisco C6824-X-LE-40G is a high-performance, scalable, and feature-rich networking solution designed for enterprise and service provider networks. It offers exceptional flexibility, security, and reliability to meet the demands of modern network environments. This platform is equipped with native optics SFP/SFP+ and QSFP ports, providing a wide range of connectivity options. At its core, the Cisco C6824-X-LE-40G boasts 24 10G ports, which can be expanded to 32 by utilizing an 8-port breakout cable. Additionally, it houses 2 native 40G ports for high-bandwidth connections. This switch is designed to handle demanding network environments, offering a switching capacity of up to 160 Gbps full duplex and a forwarding performance of up to 120 million packets per second (Mpps). Key hardware features include large buffers for handling bursts of traffic, Security Group Tagging (SGT), MACsec for secure communication, Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP), dual priority queues for efficient traffic management, two-level shaping for enhanced bandwidth utilization, and Instant Access for simplified network integration. These capabilities ensure the switch can support a broad spectrum of applications and services, from basic Layer 2 switching to complex Layer 3 routing with MPLS, VPLS, and comprehensive IPv4 and IPv6 support.
  • Maximum Port Density: In a Virtual Switching System (VSS) configuration, the switch supports up to 46 x 10G native ports plus an additional 8 x 10G SFP ports using a breakout cable, or 2 x 40G native ports, offering exceptional scalability.
  • Power Supply Compatibility: The unit is compatible with both AC and DC power supplies, each rated at 750 W, accommodating various operational environments.
  • Physical Characteristics: The switch dimensions are 3.5 x 17.35 x 21.52 inches, fitting into a standard 2 rack unit space, and weighs 34.83 lbs, making it suitable for data center racks.
The Cisco C6824-X-LE-40G operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -20 °C to 65 °C. Its thermal transition rates are designed to minimize the impact of temperature changes on the hardware. The device can function at altitudes up to 2000 meters, with an operating relative humidity of 5% to 90% non-condensing, and a storage relative humidity of 5% to 95% non-condensing, ensuring reliability across diverse environmental conditions. For security and compliance, the switch meets various international safety standards, including UL 60950 Second Edition and IEC 60950 Second Edition. It supports a large number of MAC entries (128K), Access Control List (ACL) entries for both IPv4 (256K) and IPv6 (128K), and up to 1 million NetFlow entries per system, enabling detailed network visibility and control. In summary, the Cisco C6824-X-LE-40G is engineered for organizations that require high-density, high-performance networking capabilities with advanced features for secure, efficient, and scalable data center operations.


Part NumberCisco C6824-X-LE-40G
Optical Interface TypesSFP/SFP+ and QSFP
10G Port Count24 + 8 via Breakout Cable
40G Port Count2
FunctionalityComprehensive Layer 2/3, MPLS, VPLS, IPv4/IPv6 Support, 1M Netflow Entries
Additional Equipment AttributesEnhanced Buffers, Security Group Tags, MACSec, Locator/ID Separation Protocol, Priority Queuing, Rate Shaping, Quick Connect
Switching Throughput160 Gbps Duplex Mode
Operational Throughput120 Mpps
Max Port Configuration (VSS)46 x 10G (Direct) + 8 x 10G (Breakout) or 2 x 40G (Direct)
Compatible Power UnitsAC: 750W, DC: 750W
Dimensions3.5 x 17.35 x 21.52 inches
Form Factor2 RU
Mass34.83 pounds
AC Input Range100 to 240 VAC
DC Input Range-48 to -72 VDC
Safety StandardsUL 60950-2, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-2, EN 60950-2, IEC 60950-2, AS/NZS 60950
Operating Temperature Range0 to 40 °C
Storage Temperature Range-20 to 65 °C
Temperature Change RateHot to Cold: 0.5°C/min, Cold to Hot: 0.33°C/min
Humidity Range (Operational)5% to 90% Non-Condensing
Humidity Range (Non-Operational)5% to 95% Non-Condensing
Maximum Operating Elevation0 to 2000 meters
MAC Address Capacity128K Entries
Access Control EntriesIPv4: 256K, IPv6: 128K
NetFlow Capacity1M Entries per System

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