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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series
Product Type: Chassis
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Product Description

The WS-C4506-E Cisco features 3 total slots and 5 line card slots, with support for Supervisor Engines 8-E, 8L-E, 7-E, 7L-E, 6-E, and 6L-E, providing flexibility in network management and expansion. It offers up to 48 Gbps bandwidth scalability per line card slot and supports both AC and DC power inputs, with AC power supplies ranging from 1000W to 9000W ACV and DC options including a 1400W DC (Triple Input) and 1400W-DC-P. Designed for use with Catalyst 4500 Series Switches, this chassis has a dimension of 17.38 in. height, 17.31 in. width, and 12.5 in. depth, weighing 40.50 lbs, and is compatible with both 19- and 23-inch rack mounts.

FAQs for the WS-C4506-E

  • What is the total number of slots available?
    There are 3 total slots available.
  • How many line card slots does the Catalyst 4500 Series Switch support?
    It supports 5 line card slots.
  • Which supervisor engines are compatible?
    Supported supervisor engines include 8-E, 8L-E, 7-E, 7L-E, 6-E, and 6L-E.
  • Is there redundancy for the supervisor engine?
    No, supervisor engine redundancy is not supported.
  • What is the maximum PoE per slot?
    The maximum PoE per slot is 1500 W.
  • What bandwidth scalability can be achieved per line card slot?
    Bandwidth scalability can reach up to 48 Gbps per line card slot.
  • Does the device support both AC and DC input power?
    Yes, it supports both AC and DC input power.
  • How many power supplies are supported, and what types?
    AC power supplies supported include 1000W AC, 1400W AC, 1300W ACV, 2800W ACV, 4200W ACV, 6000W ACV, and 9000W ACV. DC power supplies supported are 1400W DC (Triple Input) and 1400W-DC-P.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the device?
    The device measures 17.38 inches in height, 17.31 inches in width, and 12.5 inches in depth, weighing 40.50 lbs.
  • Is the device compatible with both 19-inch and 23-inch rack mounts?
    Yes, it is compatible with both 19- and 23-inch rack mounts.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C4506-E offers a versatile platform for medium to large network deployments, supporting a wide range of supervisor engines (8-E, 8L-E, 7-E, 7L-E, 6-E, and 6L-E) that enhance its adaptability to different network requirements. However, the lack of supervisor engine redundancy could be a limitation for environments requiring high availability. Additionally, its scalability is evident with up to 48 Gbps bandwidth per line card slot and a variety of AC and DC power supply options, catering to diverse power needs and ensuring operational flexibility.


The Cisco WS-C4506-E is a modular switch chassis designed for the Catalyst 4500 series, providing a flexible and scalable architecture suited for enterprise network environments. This chassis supports a wide range of supervisor engines including the 8-E, 8L-E, 7-E, 7L-E, 6-E, and 6L-E, offering versatility in network management and efficiency. It is equipped with a total of 3 slots and 5 additional line card slots to accommodate various network modules and interfaces. With a dedicated supervisor engine slot, specifically slot number 1, the WS-C4506-E ensures that critical network management functions operate without interference from other modules. However, it does not support supervisor engine redundancy, focusing instead on providing a streamlined, cost-effective solution for network expansion and maintenance. Each line card slot offers bandwidth scalability of up to 48 Gbps, enabling high-speed data transfer and efficient handling of network traffic. The chassis supports both AC and DC input power sources, offering flexibility in deployment across different operational environments. The AC power supplies compatibility ranges from 1000W to 9000W ACV, while DC power options include a 1400W DC supply with triple input and a 1400W-DC-P variant, ensuring reliable power delivery for all installed components. Additionally, the WS-C4506-E features integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities, allowing for up to 1500W of power per slot to support devices requiring PoE. For cooling, the chassis includes a single fan tray bay, designed to maintain optimal operating temperatures for all internal components. Mounting options are versatile, with provisions for both 19-inch and 23-inch rack mounts located at the front of the chassis, ensuring easy installation in standard equipment racks. The physical dimensions of the WS-C4506-E include a height of 17.38 inches, a width of 17.31 inches, and a depth of 12.5 inches, occupying 7 rack units (RU) in a standard equipment rack. The chassis weighs 40.50 lbs, making it manageable for installation and maintenance. Key hardware specifications include: - Total Number of Slots: 3 - Line Card Slots: 5 - Max PoE per Slot: 1500 W Designed for use with Catalyst 4500 series switches, the Cisco WS-C4506-E chassis offers a scalable solution for growing enterprise networks, providing high performance, reliability, and the flexibility needed to support a wide range of networking requirements. Whether deploying in a data center, campus, or other large network environment, this chassis provides the foundational elements necessary for building a resilient, high-capacity network infrastructure.


Item Number Cisco WS-C4506-E
Manufactured By Cisco
Total Slots 3
Expansion Slot Count 5
Compatible Supervisor Engines 8-E, 8L-E, 7-E, 7L-E, 6-E, 6L-E
Supervisor Engine Slots Available 1
Slots Reserved for Supervisor Engines 1
Support for Supervisor Engine Redundancy No
Maximum Power over Ethernet (PoE) Capacity per Slot 1500 W
Maximum Bandwidth per Slot 48 Gbps
Support for AC Power Input Yes
Support for DC Power Input Yes
Native PoE Support Yes
AC Power Supply Options 1000W AC, 1400W AC, 1300W ACV, 2800W ACV, 4200W ACV, 6000W ACV, 9000W ACV
DC Power Supply Options 1400W DC (Triple Input), 1400W-DC-P
Fan Tray Slots 1
19-Inch Rack Mount Position Front
Optional 23-Inch Rack Mount Position Front
Designed for Use with Catalyst 4500 Series Switches
Dimensions (H x W x D) 17.38 in. x 17.31 in. x 12.5 in.
Unit Size in Rack Units (RU) 7 RU
Weight 40.50 lbs
Rack Compatibility 19 and 23 inches

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