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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst Switches
Product Type: Network Switch
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Product Description

The WS-C4948E-F Cisco switch offers 48 10/100/1000 (RJ45) ports and 4 10GbE (SFP+) ports, designed for high-density, high-speed network environments. It supports a switching capacity of 176 Gbps and a throughput of 131 Mpps (IPv4), ensuring efficient data processing and transmission. This 1 RU device features back-to-front cooling, hot-swappable fans, and a power consumption ranging between 230 W to 275 W, optimized for reliable operation in demanding network infrastructures.

Key Feature for the WS-C4948E-F

  • How many 10/100/1000 (RJ45) ports does the switch have?
    The switch has 48 10/100/1000 (RJ45) ports.
  • What type of cooling system is implemented in the device?
    The device uses a back-to-front cooling system.
  • Does the switch support hot-swappable fans?
    Yes, the switch supports hot-swappable fans.
  • What is the power supply requirement for this model?
    The model does not come with a power supply.
  • Can you detail the switch's physical dimensions and weight?
    The switch measures 1.75 x 17.5 x 19.4 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 19 lbs.
  • What is the average and maximum power consumption?
    Average power consumption is 230W, and maximum power consumption is 275W.
  • What are the rack mounting options available for this switch?
    Front and Rear Mount, High-Performance Rear Mount are the available options.
  • Does the switch support Cisco TwinGig and OneX Converter Modules?
    No, the switch does not support Cisco TwinGig and OneX Converter Modules.
  • What is the switching capacity and throughput?
    The switching capacity is 176 Gbps. Throughput is 131 Mpps (IPv4) and 110 Mpps (IPv6).
  • How many MAC addresses, VLAN IDs, and Spanning Tree Protocol instances does the switch support?
    It supports 55,000 MAC addresses, 4094 VLAN IDs, and 4094 Spanning Tree Protocol instances.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C4948E-F offers 48 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports and 4 10GbE SFP+ ports, catering to high-density networking needs with a switching capacity of 176 Gbps and a throughput of 131 Mpps for IPv4. However, it lacks a built-in power supply and does not support Cisco TwinGig or OneX converter modules, limiting flexibility in network design and expansion. Its design includes back-to-front cooling, hot-swappable fans, and dual mounting options, optimizing it for various rack environments while maintaining a 1 RU form factor for efficient space utilization.


The Cisco WS-C4948E-F is a high-performance switch designed for data center applications. This model features 48 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports and 4 10GbE SFP+ ports, catering to a wide array of networking needs. It does not come with a power supply unit, emphasizing its use in environments where custom power solutions are preferred or already implemented. With a back-to-front cooling system, the Cisco WS-C4948E-F ensures optimal airflow, maintaining its operational integrity even under heavy loads. The device is compact, standing at 1 RU in height, and measures 1.75 x 17.5 x 19.4 inches, making it suitable for dense rack environments. Despite its small size, it weighs 19 lbs, indicative of its durable construction. One of the key features of this switch is its hot-swappable fan, allowing for maintenance or replacement without system downtime. It has an average power consumption of 230 W, with a maximum of 275 W under full load, highlighting its efficiency in energy use. The switch offers versatile rack mounting options, including front and rear mount, and high-performance rear mount, providing flexibility in installation. While the Cisco WS-C4948E-F does not support the Cisco TwinGig or OneX Converter Modules, it boasts impressive internal specifications. The switching capacity stands at 176 Gbps, with a throughput of 131 Mpps for IPv4 and 110 Mpps for IPv6, ensuring high-speed data processing and transfer. It supports up to 57,000 routes, 55,000 MAC addresses, and can manage a vast number of network segments with 4094 PVST and VLAN IDs. Other notable specifications include: - Spanning Tree Protocol instances: 4094 - Switched Virtual Interfaces: 4094 - Active VLANs: 4094 - Multicast Routes: 28,000 - Hardware Entries: 32,000 The switch also supports up to 8 ingress and 8 egress Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) sessions, offering comprehensive monitoring capabilities. In summary, the Cisco WS-C4948E-F is designed for networks that demand high throughput, extensive route and MAC address tables, and advanced VLAN and STP instance support. It is well-suited for organizations looking for a scalable, high-capacity switch that can handle significant data traffic efficiently.


Model NumberWS-C4948E-F
Gigabit Ethernet Ports Count48
10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ Ports Quantity4
Included Power SupplyNo
Cooling MechanismAirflow Direction from Back to Front
Rack Units (RU)1
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth)1.75 x 17.5 x 19.4 inches
Unit Weight19 pounds
Support for Hot-Swappable FansYes
Typical Power Usage230 Watts
Peak Power Usage275 Watts
Options for Rack MountingMountable at Both Front and Rear, Enhanced Rear Mounting
Compatible Uplink ModulesSFP, SFP+
Support for Cisco TwinGig ModulesNo
Compatibility with Cisco OneX ModulesNo
Switch Fabric Capacity176 Gigabits per second
Data Processing Rate131 Million packets per second for IPv4, 110 Million packets per second for IPv6
Number of Routable Entries57,000
MAC Address Capacity55,000
Maximum VLANs and PVST Instances4094
STP Instances Supported4094
Supported SVIs4094
Active VLANs Count4094
Maximum Multicast Routing Entries28,000
Hardware Table Entries32,000
SPAN Sessions8 Incoming, 8 Outgoing

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