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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series
Product Type: Ethernet Aggregation Switch
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Product Description

The WS-C4500X-F-16SFP+ features 24 16GE ports and supports a system throughput of up to 800 Gbps, with IPv4 routing in hardware up to 250 Mpps and IPv6 routing in hardware up to 125 Mpps. It is equipped with a 10/100/1000 Base-T management port, USB port Type A, and field replaceable fans (5 fans), but does not include a power supply. Additional technical capabilities include L2 Bridging in hardware up to 250 Mpps, MAC entries of 55,000, and support for jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes.

FAQs for the WS-C4500X-F-16SFP+

  • What is the number of available ports on this hardware?
    The hardware comes with 24 16GE ports.
  • Does the part feature an integrated power supply?
    No, the power supply is not included.
  • How is the device cooled?
    Cooling is achieved through a back-to-front airflow mechanism.
  • What type of management port is available?
    A 10/100/1000 Base-T management port is provided.
  • Is there USB connectivity?
    Yes, a Type A USB port is available for connectivity.
  • How many field replaceable fans does the part include?
    There are 5 field replaceable fans included.
  • What is the system throughput capability?
    The system supports throughput up to 800 Gbps.
  • How does the hardware handle IPv4 and IPv6 routing?
    IPv4 routing is supported up to 250 Mpps and IPv6 routing up to 125 Mpps in hardware.
  • Can you detail the L2 bridging and MAC entry capabilities?
    L2 bridging is supported up to 250 Mpps with a MAC entry capacity of 55,000.
  • What are the specifications for VLANs and SVIs?
    The hardware supports up to 4094 total VLANs and SVIs.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C4500X-F-16SFP+ offers significant throughput, up to 800 Gbps, and efficient routing capabilities with up to 250 Mpps for IPv4 and 125 Mpps for IPv6, catering well to high-demand networking environments. However, it lacks a built-in power supply, necessitating an external power source, which could be a drawback for some deployments. Its support for up to 4094 VLANs and extensive management features, including a 10/100/1000 Base-T management port and Type A USB port, make it a versatile choice for complex network configurations.


The Cisco WS-C4500X-F-16SFP+ is a high-performance, fixed-configuration switch designed for high-density enterprise networking environments. It features 16 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports, providing a flexible and scalable network infrastructure. This switch is engineered to support a wide range of applications, including virtualization, high-performance computing, and cloud computing, making it an ideal solution for businesses looking to enhance their network's efficiency and reliability. At the core of the Cisco WS-C4500X-F-16SFP+ is a dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU, accompanied by 4 GB of onboard memory. This powerful combination ensures smooth operation and the ability to handle demanding network tasks. The switch boasts a system throughput of up to 800 Gbps, facilitating the quick transfer of large data volumes across the network. For routing, it supports up to 250 million packets per second (Mpps) for IPv4 and up to 125 Mpps for IPv6, alongside L2 bridging at up to 250 Mpps. This capability ensures efficient traffic handling and routing, meeting the needs of modern, data-intensive applications. The hardware specifications include support for up to 55,000 MAC entries, enhancing the switch's ability to manage network traffic and maintain secure, efficient connections. For monitoring and management, it offers up to 128,000 Flexible NetFlow entries and supports 8 line rate bidirectional sessions for SPAN and RSPAN. This enables comprehensive visibility into network performance and traffic patterns, facilitating improved network management and security. Key features also encompass support for up to 4,094 VLANs and SVIs, allowing for extensive network segmentation and efficient management of broadcast domains. This is complemented by the capability to handle 32,000 IGMP groups and 12,000 DHCP snooping entries, providing robust support for multicast applications and enhancing network security against certain types of attacks. Additionally, the switch supports up to 47,000 ARP entries and 10,000 Spanning Tree Protocol instances, further showcasing its readiness to support large-scale, complex network topologies.
  • Jumbo Frame support up to 9,216 bytes ensures the efficient handling of large data packets, reducing overhead and improving performance for data-intensive applications.
  • The Virtual Switch Link feature supports both 1GE and 10GE connections, with the ability to establish up to 8 virtual switch links, enhancing network flexibility and scalability.
  • Field-replaceable units, including 5 fans and a back-to-front cooling system, ensure the switch operates reliably and efficiently, maintaining optimal performance even under high load conditions.
Despite its extensive capabilities, the Cisco WS-C4500X-F-16SFP+ does not come with a power supply included, allowing organizations to select a power supply that best fits their needs. It includes a 10/100/1000 Base-T management port and a USB port type A for convenient management and configuration. In summary, the Cisco WS-C4500X-F-16SFP+ is engineered to meet the demands of modern network environments, offering high-speed connectivity, extensive feature support, and the reliability that Cisco is known for. Its comprehensive hardware specifications make it a versatile choice for organizations looking to build or upgrade their network infrastructure.


Item Number Cisco WS-C4500X-F-16SFP+
Producer Cisco
Port Count 24 16GE
Operating System IP Base
Power Unit Not Included
Airflow Direction Back-to-Front
Configuration Interface 10/100/1000 Base-T
USB Interface Type A
Modular Fans 5 Units
Data Processing Rate Maximum 800 Gbps
IPv4 Processing Speed Maximum 250 Mpps
IPv6 Processing Speed Maximum 125 Mpps
Layer 2 Switching Speed Maximum 250 Mpps
MAC Address Storage 55,000 Entries
Netflow Collector Entries 128,000 Records
Mirror and Remote Mirror Sessions 8 Full Duplex
VLAN Capacity 4094 VLANs
Switch Virtual Interfaces (SVIs) 4094 Interfaces
IGMP Group Limits 32,000 Groups
Limit on DHCP Snooping Database 12,000 Entries
ARP Cache Size 47,000 Entries
Spanning Tree Instances 10,000 Instances
Support for Large Frames Maximum 9216 Bytes
Virtual Link Capability 1GE or 10GE
Maximum VSL Count 8 Links
Internal Memory 4 GB
Processor Type Dual Core 1.5 GHz

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