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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Nexus
Product Type: Switch
Original price $677.00 - Original price $1,471.00
Original price
$677.00 - $1,471.00
Current price $1,471.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The WSC4500X16SFP Cisco switch features 16 fixed 10GE ports, with an optional expansion module supporting an additional 8x10 GE SFP+/SFP for enhanced connectivity. It is designed for high performance, supporting a system throughput of up to 800 Gbps, IPv4 routing in hardware up to 250 Mpps, and IPv6 routing up to 125 Mpps. The device also supports up to 4 GB of USB storage, 55K MAC entries, 64K IPv4 and 32K IPv6 forwarding entries, and is capable of handling jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, ensuring comprehensive coverage for a wide range of network demands.

Key Feature for the WSC4500X16SFP

  • What is the number of ports available on this device?
    The device has 16 fixed 10GE ports.
  • Can the part expand its network capacity?
    Yes, it supports an expansion module with 8x10 GE SFP+/SFP for increased capacity.
  • Is a power supply included with the unit?
    No, the unit does not come with a power supply.
  • How does the part manage cooling?
    It utilizes a front-to-back cooling mechanism to maintain optimal operating temperatures.
  • Does the device offer any management ports?
    Yes, it features a 10/100/1000 Base-T management port for network management.
  • What type of USB ports does the part include, and what is the maximum USB storage supported?
    The device includes a Type A USB port and supports USB storage devices up to 4 GB.
  • Are the fans field replaceable?
    Yes, the device comes with 5 field-replaceable fans for easy maintenance.
  • What is the system throughput capability?
    The device can handle system throughput of up to 800 Gbps.
  • How does the device perform with IPv4 and IPv6 routing in hardware?
    It is capable of routing up to 250 Mpps for IPv4 and up to 125 Mpps for IPv6 in hardware.
  • What are the MAC, IPv4 forwarding, and IPv6 forwarding entry capacities?
    The device supports 55K MAC entries, 64K IPv4 forwarding entries, and 32K IPv6 forwarding entries.

Product Review

The Cisco WSC4500X16SFP offers 16 fixed 10GE ports with the option to expand via an 8x10 GE SFP+/SFP module, catering to high bandwidth requirements. However, the absence of a power supply and the limitation to front-to-back cooling could be drawbacks for some deployments. Its impressive system throughput of up to 800 Gbps and hardware-routing capabilities, supporting up to 250 Mpps for IPv4 and 125 Mpps for IPv6, make it suitable for environments demanding high performance and efficient data processing.


The Cisco WSC4500X16SFP is a high-performance switch designed for enterprise networks, offering a combination of speed, flexibility, and scalability. It features 16 fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports, providing a solid foundation for deploying high-bandwidth applications and services. This switch does not come with a power supply, emphasizing its modular design that allows for customization based on the specific needs of a network. Cooling is efficiently managed through a front-to-back airflow mechanism, ensuring that the switch operates within optimal temperature ranges even under high loads. For networks that require additional capacity, there is an option to add an expansion module that includes 8 additional 10GE SFP+/SFP ports. This feature enables the switch to adapt to growing demands without the need for a complete system overhaul. Management and configuration tasks are simplified with a 10/100/1000 Base-T management port, alongside a Type A USB port that supports storage devices up to 4 GB. This flexibility ensures that administrators can easily manage the switch’s settings and update firmware as needed. The inclusion of field-replaceable fans, with a total of five fans, underscores the switch's emphasis on maintainability and continuous operation. Key performance metrics of the Cisco WSC4500X16SFP include a system throughput of up to 800 Gbps and hardware-based IPv4 and IPv6 routing capabilities of up to 250 million packets per second (Mpps) and 125 Mpps, respectively. This ensures swift and efficient data processing and forwarding across the network. Additionally, the switch supports up to 55K MAC entries, 64K IPv4 forwarding entries, and 32K IPv6 forwarding entries, providing ample capacity for large and dynamic networks.
  • Flexible Netflow entries are supported up to 128K, enabling detailed network traffic analysis and monitoring.
  • Support for up to 4094 VLANs and SVIs, facilitating extensive network segmentation and efficient management of broadcast domains.
  • Jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes are supported, optimizing performance for high-data transfer applications.
The switch also excels in virtualization and resilience, offering Virtual Switching System (VSS) throughput of up to 1.6 terabits per second (Tbps) and featuring 64 CPU queues for prioritizing and managing traffic. Network security and efficiency are further enhanced through support for 8 line rate bidirectional SPAN and RSPAN sessions, 32K IGMP groups, 12K DHCP snooping entries, and 47K ARP entries. In summary, the Cisco WSC4500X16SFP stands out as a powerful and versatile networking solution. Its comprehensive feature set, including high system throughput, extensive routing capabilities, and support for a wide range of network configurations, makes it well-suited for enterprises looking to deploy a reliable, high-performance network infrastructure.


Item NumberCisco WSC4500X16SFP
Ports Quantity16
Port Configuration10GE Fixed
Power Supply IncludedNo
Airflow DirectionFront-to-Back
Expansion OptionsOptional 8x10 GE SFP+/SFP
Network Management Interface10/100/1000 Base-T
USB InterfaceType A
External Storage Capacity via USBUp to 4 GB
Replaceable Cooling FansYes (5 Fans)
Operational ThroughputUp to 800 Gbps
IPv4 Processing SpeedUp to 250 Mpps
IPv6 Processing SpeedUp to 125 Mpps
MAC Address Capacity55,000
IPv4 Routes Capacity64,000
IPv6 Routes Capacity32,000
NetFlow Entries Capacity128,000
Session Monitoring Support8 Line Rate Bidirectional SPAN and RSPAN
Maximum VLANs4094
Switch Virtual Interfaces (SVIs)4094
IGMP Group Limits32,000
DHCP Snooping Limit12,000
ARP Table Size47,000
Support for Jumbo FramesUp to 9216 Bytes
Virtual Switching System (VSS) CapabilityUp to 1.6 Tbps
Processor Queue Depth64

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