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Product Line: Cisco ME Series
Product Type: Ethernet Access Switch
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Product Description

The ME-4924-10GE is a Cisco aggregation switch with a 1 RU form factor, designed for high-density networking with 24 Gigabit Ethernet SFP user interfaces and additional connectivity through 4 Gigabit Ethernet and 2 10 Gb Ethernet X2 uplink ports. It supports a 96 Gbps nonblocking switch fabric with high performance, capable of Layer 2 forwarding at 71 Mpps and Layer 3 and 4 forwarding also at 71 Mpps, accommodating up to 32,000 unicast and multicast routing entries. Enhanced with an IP Base software image, the device integrates advanced security features, supports up to 4096 active VLANs, and facilitates efficient network management with 32,000 ACL or QoS entries, making it an ideal solution for demanding network environments.

Key Feature for the ME492410GE

  • What is the form factor of the Aggregation Type UPE?
    The form factor is 1 RU.
  • How many Gigabit Ethernet SFP User to Network Interfaces does the device support?
    It supports 24 Gigabit Ethernet SFP interfaces.
  • Are security features included in the IP Base Software Image of Aggregation Type UPE?
    Yes, security features such as ACLs, authentication, port-level security, and identity-based services are included.
  • What is the switch fabric capacity of Aggregation Type UPE?
    The switch fabric capacity is 96 Gbps Nonblocking.
  • How many X2 Uplinks does the device have for 10 Gb Ethernet connectivity?
    There are 2 X2 Uplinks for 10 Gb Ethernet connectivity.
  • What is the maximum power rating for Aggregation Type UPE?
    The maximum power rating is 300 WAC/WDC.
  • How many Layer 2 Multicast Addresses can Aggregation Type UPE support?
    It can support up to 16,000 Layer 2 Multicast Addresses.
  • What is the Layer 3 and 4 forwarding rate of Aggregation Type UPE?
    The Layer 3 and 4 forwarding rate is 71 Mpps.
  • How many active VLANs can be supported by Aggregation Type UPE?
    It supports up to 4096 active VLANs.
  • What is the operating temperature range for Aggregation Type UPE?
    The operating temperature range is 0 °C to 40 °C.

Product Review

The Cisco ME-4924-10GE switch offers a high-density solution with 24 Gigabit Ethernet SFP interfaces and additional uplink capabilities through 4 Gigabit Ethernet and 2 10Gb Ethernet X2 ports, suitable for demanding networks. Its nonblocking switch fabric capacity of 96 Gbps and forwarding rates up to 71 Mpps for both Layer 2 and Layer 3/4, combined with support for up to 4096 active VLANs, addresses the needs of complex aggregation applications. However, the limited operating temperature range of 0°C to 40°C might restrict deployment in environments with extreme temperature conditions.


The Cisco ME-4924-10GE is designed to serve as an efficient and scalable aggregation platform, tailored to meet the demands of both provider edge and enterprise aggregation environments. This device is equipped with a comprehensive set of hardware specifications that enable it to handle high-performance tasks seamlessly. Central to its design, the Cisco ME-4924-10GE includes 24 Gigabit Ethernet SFP interfaces for user to network connections, providing a flexible foundation for various networking requirements. Additionally, the device is equipped with 4 Gigabit Ethernet SFP uplinks/trunk ports, offering reliable high-speed connectivity options for network expansions or connections to other devices. For environments requiring even higher bandwidth, this switch also includes 2 X2 uplinks capable of 10 Gb Ethernet connections, ensuring that data-intensive applications run smoothly without bottlenecks. The switch's form factor is efficiently packaged into a 1 RU size, making it an ideal choice for space-constrained environments without compromising on performance. It comes with an IP Base software image, which includes essential features for network security and management, such as access control lists, authentication protocols, port-level security, and identity-based network services, ensuring a secure networking environment. In terms of performance, the Cisco ME-4924-10GE boasts a switch fabric of 96 Gbps nonblocking, ensuring that all ports can operate at full capacity simultaneously without any performance degradation. It supports Layer 2 forwarding at a rate of 71 Mpps and maintains the same rate for Layer 3 and 4 forwarding, indicating its ability to efficiently manage traffic at various levels of the network stack. The device supports a wide array of routing and network management features, including: - Unicast and multicast routing entries, each with a capacity of 32,000, facilitating extensive network segmentation and efficient traffic distribution. - The capability to handle up to 4096 active VLANs and the same number of active VLAN IDs per switch, allowing for comprehensive network partitioning and security segmentation. - Support for up to 16,000 Layer 2 multicast addresses and 55,000 MAC addresses, enabling the switch to manage large-scale dynamic networks effectively. Additionally, the Cisco ME-4924-10GE provides advanced traffic management capabilities, including 512 ingress and egress policers, 32,000 ACL or QoS entries for precise traffic control, and the ability to configure up to 2048 SVIs for inter-VLAN routing requirements. It also supports IGMP snooping with up to 8000 entries and 4094 Spanning Tree Protocol instances, enhancing network resilience and efficiency. The switch is designed to handle jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, facilitating the efficient transmission of large data packets across the network. Its power rating stands at 300 WAC/WDC, and it operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, ensuring reliability under various environmental conditions. In summary, the Cisco ME-4924-10GE is a versatile and high-performance networking solution, designed to address the complex requirements of modern network environments with its advanced features and specifications.


Model NumberCisco ME-4924-10GE
Aggregation CategoryUPE
SFP Gigabit Ethernet Ports24
Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ Expansion Slots4
10G Ethernet X2 Ports2
Enclosure Type1 RU
Included Software Feature SetIP Base
Security ProtocolsAccess Control Lists, Port Security, Authentication, Identity Services
Switching Capacity96 Gbps
Rate of Layer 2 Switching71 Mpps
Rate of Layer 3/4 Switching71 Mpps
Unicast Routes Supported32,000
Multicast Routes Supported32,000
Maximum VLANs Supported4096
VLAN IDs Available per Device4096
Layer 2 Multicast Group Limits16,000
Max MAC Address Count55,000
Rate Limiters on Ingress512
Rate Limiters on Egress512
ACL or QoS Rule Capacity32,000
Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIs)2048
IGMP Snooping Routes8000
STP Domain Size4094
Support for Jumbo FramesUp to 9216 Bytes
Power Supply Requirement300 WAC/WDC
Operational Temperature Range0 °C to 40 °C

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