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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series
Product Type: Network Switch Supervisor Engine
Original price $0.00 - Original price $654.00
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Current price $654.00
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Product Description

The WS-X45-SUP8L-E is a Cisco switch with a centralized switching capacity of 560 Gbps and a per-slot switching capacity of 48 Gbps. It delivers throughput rates of 225 Mpps for IPv4, 110 Mpps for IPv6, and 225 Mpps for L2 Bridging, supported by a quad-core 1.8 GHz CPU with 4 GB SDRAM and 2 GB boot flash. This model is designed for high performance, supporting up to 64,000 IPv4 routing entries, 55,000 MAC addresses, and 4,094 active VLANs, and operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C.

Key Feature for the WS-X45-SUP8L-E

  • What is the centralized switching capacity of the device?
    The centralized switching capacity is 560 Gbps.
  • How many IPv4 routing entries does the device support?
    It supports 64,000 IPv4 routing entries.
  • What is the per-slot switching capacity?
    The per-slot switching capacity is 48 Gbps.
  • Can you detail the throughput capabilities for IPv4, IPv6, and L2 Bridging?
    The device offers 225 Mpps for IPv4, 110 Mpps for IPv6, and 225 Mpps for L2 Bridging.
  • What type of processor does the device use?
    It uses a quad-core processor with a 1.8 GHz clock speed.
  • How many MAC addresses can the device store?
    The device can store up to 55,000 MAC addresses.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature for the device?
    The maximum operating temperature is 40 °C.
  • What are the storage temperature limits?
    Storage temperature ranges from a minimum of -40 °C to a maximum of 75 °C.
  • What power rating does the device have?
    The device has a power rating of 240 W when active.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for the device?
    The MTBF is 491,750 hours.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-X45-SUP8L-E offers a significant centralized switching capacity of 560 Gbps and per-slot capacity of 48 Gbps, with a throughput of 225 Mpps for IPv4, ensuring efficient handling of heavy network traffic. However, its IPv6 throughput is limited to 110 Mpps, which might constrain networks with a high volume of IPv6 traffic. Additionally, the switch supports a wide range of hardware entries and active VLANs, but operates within a relatively narrow temperature range, potentially limiting its deployment in environments with extreme temperature conditions.


The Cisco WS-X45-SUP8L-E is a high-performance supervisor engine designed to provide efficient, scalable, and secure network operations. It is engineered to support a diverse range of applications in business-critical enterprise environments, offering a comprehensive set of features and capabilities. This supervisor engine boasts a centralized switching capacity of 560 Gbps and a per-slot switching capacity of 48 Gbps, ensuring high-speed data processing and transmission across the network. The throughput capabilities are impressive, with 225 Mpps for IPv4 and Layer 2 bridging, and 110 Mpps for IPv6, facilitating rapid data movement and reducing latency for both current and next-generation network protocols. The hardware is equipped with a quad-core CPU running at 1.8 GHz, paired with 4 GB of SDRAM and 2 GB of boot flash memory, providing the processing power and memory resources necessary for handling complex operations and supporting advanced network services. Additionally, the device supports a vast number of entries for efficient network management: 64,000 IPv4 routing entries, 32,000 IPv6 routing entries, and 32,000 multicast routes, amongst others. Key specifications include: - Hardware Entries: 64,000 - MAC Addresses: 55,000 - Active VLANs: 4,094 Security and network integrity features are comprehensive, with support for up to 12,000 DHCP snooping entries to prevent unauthorized DHCP servers from affecting the network. The WS-X45-SUP8L-E can handle up to 55,000 MAC addresses and supports 4,094 active VLANs, allowing for extensive network segmentation and enhanced security. ARP entries are supported up to 47,000, and there are provisions for 12,000 Spanning Tree Protocol instances and 4,094 Switched Virtual Interfaces, enabling robust network resilience and virtualization capabilities. The Switched Port Analyzer feature supports a maximum of 8 bidirectional sessions, including both ingress and egress, facilitating detailed network monitoring and troubleshooting without impacting network performance. Designed for longevity and reliability, the unit has a power rating of 240 W when active and boasts a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 491,750 hours, underscoring its durability and stable operation over extended periods. It operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 75 °C, ensuring it remains operational under a variety of environmental conditions. The WS-X45-SUP8L-E runs on Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.8.1, offering a flexible and feature-rich operating system that supports a wide array of protocols and networking services, simplifying deployment and management of sophisticated networks. In conclusion, the Cisco WS-X45-SUP8L-E supervisor engine is a powerful, efficient solution for enterprises looking to scale their network infrastructure. Its comprehensive feature set, coupled with robust performance metrics, makes it an ideal choice for businesses requiring high-speed, secure, and reliable network operations.


Part NumberWS-X45-SUP8L-E
Overall Switching Capability560 Gigabits per second
Capacity per Slot48 Gigabits per second
Data Processing RateIPv4: 225 Million packets per second, IPv6: 110 Mpps, Layer 2 Bridging: 225 Mpps
IPv4 Routing Table Size64K entries
IPv6 Routing Table Capacity32K entries
Multicast Routing Entries32,000
Processor TypeQuad-Core 1.8 GHz
Queue Count64
System Memory4 Gigabytes SDRAM
Initial Program Storage2 Gigabytes
Table Capacities (Hardware)64,000 entries
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Security Capacity12,000 entries
Maximum MAC Addresses55,000
Virtual LANs Supported4,094
Address Resolution Protocol Table Size47,000 entries
Maximum STP Instances12,000
Configurable Virtual Interfaces4,094
SPAN Sessions SupportedUp to 8, Bidirectional: Ingress and Egress
Compatible SoftwareCisco IOS XE, Version 3.8.1
Operational Temperature Range (Low)0 Degrees Celsius
Operational Temperature Range (High)40 Degrees Celsius
Storage Temperature (Minimum)-40 Degrees Celsius
Storage Temperature (Maximum)75 Degrees Celsius
Power Consumption (Operational)240 Watts
Mean Time Between Failures491,750 Hours

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