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CISCO CATALYST 4500-X SERIES FIXED 10 GIGABIT

ETHERNET AGGREGATION SWITCH DATA SHEET

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Overview...................................................................................................................................................2

Appearance.............................................................................................................................................. 2

Key Features and Benefits.....................................................................................................................2

Product Specifications........................................................................................................................... 4

Basic Ordering Information................................................................................................................... 8

Sources....................................................................................................................................................11

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OVERVIEW

Cisco® Catalyst® 4500-X Series Switch is a fixed aggregation switch that delivers best-in-class
scalability, simplified network virtualization, and integrated network services for space-constrained
environments in campus networks. It meets business growth objectives with unprecedented
scalability, simplifies network virtualization with support for one-to-many (Cisco Easy Virtual
Networks [EVN]) and many-to-one (Virtual Switching System [VSS]) virtual networks, and enables
emerging applications by integrating many network services.

APPEARANCE

Figure 1. Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches

KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
● Performance and scalability
◦ 800-Gbps switching capacity with up to 250 Mpps of throughput
◦ External USB and SD card support for flexible storage options
◦ 10/100/1000 RJ-45 console and management port

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◦ IPv6 support in hardware, providing wired-network-rate forwarding for IPv6 networks
and support for dual stack with innovative resource utilization
◦ Dynamic hardware forwarding-table allocations for ease of IPv4-to-IPv6 migration
◦ Scalable routing (IPv4, IPv6, and multicast) tables, Layer 2 tables, and ACL and quality of
service (QoS) entries to make use of eight queues per port and comprehensive security
policies per port
● Infrastructure services
◦ Cisco IOS XE Software, the modular open application platform for virtualized borderless
services
◦ Maximum resiliency with redundant components, Nonstop Forwarding/Stateful
Switchover (NSF/SSO), and In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) support in a VSS
enabled system
◦ Network virtualization through Multi-VRF technology for Layer 3 segmentation
◦ Automation through Embedded Event Manager (EEM), Cisco Smart Call Home, AutoQoS,
and Auto SmartPorts for fast provisioning, diagnosis, and reporting
● Cisco Borderless Networks services
◦ Optimized application performance through deep visibility with Flexible NetFlow
supporting rich Layer 2/3/4 information (MAC, VLAN, TCP flags) and synthetic traffic
monitoring with IP service-level agreement (SLA)
◦ Medianet capabilities to simplify video quality of service, monitoring, and security. In
addition, multicast features such as Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) and
Source-Specific Multicast (SSM) provide enterprise customers with the additional
scalability to support multimedia applications
● Investment protection and reduced TCO
Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series eliminates the need for standalone solutions by integrating many
network services. Customers can lower the total cost of ownership while streamlining
management and accelerating deployment time. Integrated network services available on Cisco
Catalyst 4500-X Series include:
◦ Application visibility and control (Flexible NetFlow, Cisco IOS Embedded Event
Manager)
◦ Security with Cisco TrustSec
◦ Troubleshooting video or any User Datagram Protocol-based flows (Mediatrace)
◦ Video network readiness assessment (built-in traffic simulator with IP SLA Video
Operation)
◦ Ability to run third-party applications (Wireshark)

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS OF CISCO CATALYST 4500-X SERIES SWITCH

Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Switch Series Performance and Scalability Features

Product Number Description

System

Front to Back Airflow:

● 32x10 GE SFP+/SFP - WS-C4500X-32SFP+

● 16x10 GE SFP+/SFP - WS-C4500X-16SFP+
Base System
Back to Front Airflow:

● 32x10 GE SFP+/SFP - WS-C4500X-F-32SFP+

● 16x10 GE SFP+/SFP - WS-C4500X-F-16SFP+

Expansion Module (Optional) 8x10 GE SFP+/SFP - C4KX-NM-8SFP+

Management Port 10/100/1000 Base-T

USB Port Type A (storage and boot) up-to 4 GB

Dual Power Supply Yes

Field Replaceable Fans Yes (5 fans)

Fan Redundancy No performance impact with single fan failure

Scalability

System Throughput Up to 800 Gbps

IPv4 Routing in Hardware Up to 250 Mpps

IPv6 Routing in Hardware Up to 125 Mpps

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L2 Bridging in Hardware Up to 250 Mpps

Media Access Control (MAC) Entries 55K

32x10 GE Port Base SKU: IPv4: 256K, IPv6: 128K

Forwarding Entries 16x10 GE Port Base SKU: IPv4: 64K, IPv6: 32K

Flexible Netflow Entries 128K

Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), Remote 8 line rate bidirectional sessions (ingress and
Switched Port Analyzer (RSPAN) egress)

Total VLANs 4094

Total Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIs) 4094

IGMP groups 32K

32x10 GE Port Base SKU: IPv4: 32K, IPv6: 32K
Multicast routes
16x10 GE Port Base SKU: IPv4: 24K, IPv6: 12K

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
12K (DHCP snooping bindings)
Snooping Entries

ARP Entries 47K

Spanning Tree Protocol Instances 10K

Jumbo Frame Support for Bridged and Routed
Up to 9216 bytes
Packets

High Availability and Resiliency

High Availability Solution Virtual Switching System (VSS)

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Number of stackable switches in VSS Up to 2

VSS Throughput Up to 1.6 Tbps

Virtual Switch Link 1GE or 10GE

Max number of Virtual Switch Links 8

In-Service Software Upgrade Across the switches

Nonstop Forwarding with Stateful Switchover Across the switches

CPU and Memory

Onboard Memory (SRAM DDR-II) 4 GB

Port Buffers 32-MB Shared Memory

CPU Dual Core 1.5 GHz

NVRAM 2 GB

Optional External Memory (SD Card) 2 GB

QoS Features

Port Queues 8 Queues/Port

CPU Queues 64

128K (64K ingress and 64K in egress) Shared
QoS Entries
with ACL

Ingress port or VLAN and egress VLAN or Layer
Aggregate Rate-Limiting
3 port

Rate-Limiting Level Types Committed Information Rate (CIR), Peak

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Information Rate (PIR)

Aggregate Traffic Rate-Limiting Policers
16K
(1K=1024)

Flow-Based Rate-Limiting Method; Number of Supported using flow-records in the
Rates classification criteria and policing action

Per Port or Per Vlan or Per Port, Per VLAN
Qos Policy Enforcement
Granularity

Class of Service (CoS) Yes

Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) Yes

Security Features

Port Security Yes

IEEE 802.1x and 802.1x Extensions
Yes

VLAN, Router, and Port ACLs Yes

128K (64K ingress and 64K in egress) Shared
Security ACL Entries (1K=1024)
with QoS

Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF) Check
Yes
in Hardware

CPU Rate Limiters (DoS Protection) Includes
Yes
Control Plane Policing

Private VLANs Yes

Micro Flow Policer Yes. Supported using flow records in the

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class-map

CPU HW Rate Limiters by Packet Per Second Supported in hardware control-plane policing
(pps) and Bit Rate Policers (bps) (CoPP)

Control Plane Policing (CoPP) for Multicast Yes

ACL Labels Yes

Port ACL Yes

Traffic Storm Control (formally known as
Yes
Broadcast/Multicast Suppression)

Virtualization Features

VRF-Lite Scalability 64

Easy Virtual Network (EVN) Scalability 32

Simplified Operations

Smart Install Smart Install Director2

CISCO CATALYST 4500-X SERIES SWITCH ORDERING INFORMATION

Product Number Product Description

WS-C4500X-16SFP+ Catalyst 4500-X 16 Port 10GE IP Base, Front-to-Back Cooling, No P/S

WS-C4500X-24X-IPB Catalyst 4500-X 24 Port 10GE IP Base, Front-to-Back Cooling, No P/S

Catalyst 4500-X 24 Port 10GE Enterprise Services, Front-to-Back
WS-C4500X-24X-ES
Cooling, No P/S

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WS-C4500X-32SFP+ Catalyst 4500-X 32 Port 10GE IP Base, Front-to-Back Cooling, No P/S

Catalyst 4500-X 40 Port 10GE Enterprise Services, Front-to-Back
WS-C4500X-40X-ES
Cooling, No P/S

C4KX-NM-8SFP+ Catalyst 4500-X 8 Port 10GE Network Module

WS-C4500X-F-16SFP+ Catalyst 4500-X 16 Port 10GE IP Base, Back-to-Front Cooling, No P/S

WS-C4500X-F-32SFP+ Catalyst 4500-X 32 Port 10GE IP Base, Back-to-Front Cooling, No P/S

C4KX-FAN-F Catalyst 4500-X Back-to-Front Cooling Fan

C4KX-FAN-R Catalyst 4500-X Front-to-Back Cooling Fan

C4KX-PWR-750AC-F Catalyst 4500-X 750W AC Back-to-Front Cooling Power Supply

C4KX-PWR-750AC-R Catalyst 4500-X 750W AC Front-to-Back Cooling Power Supply

C4KX-PWR-750DC-F Catalyst 4500-X 750W DC Back-to-Front Cooling Power Supply

C4KX-PWR-750DC-R Catalyst 4500-X 750W DC Front-to-Back Cooling Power Supply

CAB-CON-C4K-RJ45 Console Cable 6ft with RJ-45-to-RJ-45

SD-X45-2GB-E Cisco Catalyst 4500 2-GB SD card

USB-X45-4GB-E Cisco Catalyst 4500 4-GB USB device

Cisco IOS Software XE Release 3.3.0 SG non-crypto universal image
S45XU-33-1511SG
for Cisco Catalyst 4500-X 32-port and 40-port models

Cisco IOS Software XE Release 3.3.0 SG crypto universal image for
S45XUK9-33-1511SG
Cisco Catalyst 4500-X 32-port and 40-port models

S45XU-331-1511SG Cisco IOS Software XE Release 3.3.1 SG non-crypto universal image

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for Cisco Catalyst 4500-X 16-port and 24-port models

Cisco IOS Software XE Release 3.3.1 SG crypto universal image for
S45XUK9-331-1511SG
Cisco Catalyst 4500-X 16-port and 24-port models

Cisco IOS Software XE Release 3.4.0 SG non-crypto universal image
S45XU-34-1512SG
for all Cisco Catalyst 4500-X models

Cisco IOS Software XE Release 3.4.0 SG crypto universal image for all
S45XUK9-34-1512SG
Cisco Catalyst 4500-X models

Base product ID for software upgrade licenses on Catalyst 4500-X
C4500X-LIC=
(paper delivery)

C4500X-IPB Catalyst 4500-X IP BASE software license (paper delivery)

Catalyst 4500-X IP BASE to Enterprise Services upgrade license (paper
C4500X-16P-IP-ES
delivery) for 16-port and 24-port models

Catalyst 4500-X IP BASE to Enterprise Services upgrade license (paper
C4500X-IP-ES
delivery) for 32-port and 40-port models

Catalyst 4500-X Base product ID for software upgrade licenses
L-C4500X-LIC=
(electronic delivery)

L-C4500X-IPB Catalyst 4500-X IP BASE software license (electronic delivery)

Catalyst 4500-X IP BASE to Enterprise Services upgrade license
L-C4500X-16P-IP-ES
(electronic delivery) for 16-port and 24-port models

Catalyst 4500-X IP BASE to Enterprise Services upgrade license
L-C4500X-IP-ES
(electronic delivery) for 32-port and 40-port models

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SOURCES

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-4500-x-series-switches/data_
sheet_c78-696791.html

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