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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Catalyst Switches
Product Type: WS-C4500X-32SFP
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,061.00
Original price
$0.00 - $1,061.00
Current price $1,061.00
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Product Description

The WSC4500X32SFP Cisco switch features 32 fixed 10GE ports and supports an optional expansion module of 8x10 GE SFP+/SFP, enhancing connectivity options. It delivers a system throughput of up to 800 Gbps, with IPv4 and IPv6 routing in hardware capable of up to 250 Mpps and 125 Mpps, respectively. The device also supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, includes a comprehensive set of features such as IPv4 forwarding entries (256K), IPv6 forwarding entries (128K), and flexible NetFlow entries (128K), ensuring high performance and scalable network management.

Key Feature for the WSC4500X32SFP

  • What port type does this device support?
    The device supports Fixed 10GE ports.
  • How many ports are available on the 32-port model?
    The 32-port model comes with 32 Fixed 10GE ports.
  • Does the device come with a power supply included?
    No, the device does not include a power supply.
  • What is the cooling mechanism for this network device?
    The network device utilizes front-to-back cooling.
  • Is there an option for expansion modules?
    Yes, an 8x10 GE SFP+/SFP expansion module is optional.
  • What type of management port is available?
    The device includes a 10/100/1000 Base-T management port.
  • Can I connect USB storage to the device?
    Yes, the device supports USB storage up to 4 GB with a Type A USB port.
  • Are the fans field replaceable, and if so, how many?
    Yes, there are 5 field replaceable fans.
  • What is the maximum system throughput?
    The system supports up to 800 Gbps throughput.
  • How does the device perform with IPv4 and IPv6 routing?
    IPv4 routing is supported up to 250 Mpps and IPv6 routing up to 125 Mpps in hardware.

Product Review

The Cisco WSC4500X32SFP offers 32 fixed 10GE ports, providing high-density connectivity but lacks an included power supply, necessitating a separate purchase for deployment. It supports up to 800 Gbps system throughput and hardware routing for IPv4 and IPv6 at 250 Mpps and 125 Mpps, respectively, ensuring efficient data processing and forwarding. However, the absence of a built-in power supply and the need for an optional expansion module to extend its capabilities might limit its immediate out-of-the-box functionality for some network environments.


The Cisco WSC4500X32SFP is a high-performance switch designed for enterprise and data center environments, offering exceptional throughput and scalability. This switch comes equipped with 32 fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) ports, delivering high-speed connectivity and efficient data transfer rates suitable for demanding network requirements. Despite lacking a built-in power supply, its design focuses on efficiency and flexibility, allowing for customized power solutions based on specific deployment needs. Cooling is managed through a front-to-back airflow mechanism, ensuring optimal operation by maintaining a consistent temperature across all hardware components. This is critical in environments where equipment is densely packed, as it helps to prevent overheating and potential downtime. The system's cooling efficiency is further supported by field-replaceable fans, which include a total of five fans that can be easily swapped out to maintain continuous operation without significant interruptions for maintenance. For networks requiring enhanced connectivity, the switch offers an expansion module that supports an additional 8x10 GE SFP+/SFP ports. This optional feature enables the switch to adapt to growing network demands, providing a scalable solution that can evolve with increasing data volumes and connectivity needs.
  • Management is facilitated through a 10/100/1000 Base-T port, allowing for straightforward integration and oversight of network operations.
  • A Type A USB port is available for local storage, with support for USB devices up to 4 GB, offering a convenient option for firmware updates or configuration backups.
  • The switch boasts system throughput capabilities up to 800 Gbps, ensuring high-speed data processing and transfer across the network.
With hardware-based IPv4 and IPv6 routing, the Cisco WSC4500X32SFP can handle up to 250 million packets per second (Mpps) for IPv4 and up to 125 Mpps for IPv6, illustrating its ability to manage large volumes of traffic efficiently. The switch supports a variety of entries including 55K MAC entries, 256K IPv4 forwarding entries, and 128K IPv6 forwarding entries, providing ample capacity for large-scale deployments. Advanced features such as Flexible NetFlow, which can handle up to 128K entries, offer detailed network traffic visibility, allowing for sophisticated monitoring and analysis. The switch also supports 8 line-rate bidirectional SPAN and RSPAN sessions, facilitating comprehensive traffic inspection and troubleshooting. Security and network integrity are bolstered through features like DHCP snooping, with support for up to 12K entries, and protection against address resolution protocol (ARP) spoofing with up to 47K ARP entries. Additionally, the switch can support up to 4094 VLANs and SVIs, providing extensive segmentation options to enhance network performance and security. The switch also excels in supporting high-density virtual environments with Virtual Switching System (VSS) capabilities, enabling throughput of up to 1.6 terabits per second (Tbps) and ensuring seamless operation across virtualized infrastructure. With 64 CPU queues, the Cisco WSC4500X32SFP efficiently manages processing tasks, maintaining high performance even under heavy workloads. In conclusion, the Cisco WSC4500X32SFP is a versatile and capable switch designed for environments that demand high throughput, extensive scalability, and reliable performance. Its comprehensive feature set and expandability options make it an ideal choice for enterprises looking to future-proof their network infrastructure.


Item Number and MakerCisco WSC4500X32SFP
Port Count32
Port Configuration10GE Fixed
Power Supply IncludedNo
Airflow DirectionFront-to-Back
Expansion OptionsOptional 8x10 GE SFP+/SFP
Control Interface10/100/1000 Base-T
USB InterfaceType A
Maximum USB Storage Capacity4 GB
User-Serviceable FansYes (5 Fans)
Nominal Throughput800 Gbps
IPv4 Processing Rate250 Mpps
IPv6 Processing Rate125 Mpps
MAC Address Table Size55K
IPv4 Route Entries Capacity256K
IPv6 Route Entries Capacity128K
Netflow Entries Capacity128K
Session Mirroring Capabilities8 Line Rate Bidirectional Sessions
Maximum VLANs Supported4094
Maximum SVIs Supported4094
Maximum IGMP Groups32K
DHCP Snooping Capacity12K
ARP Table Size47K
Support for Jumbo FramesUp To 9216 Bytes
Virtual Switching System Throughput1.6 Tbps
Number of CPU Queues64

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