Cisco Catalyst WS-C4948-10GE-S Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switches
The Cisco Catalyst® 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch is a wire-speed, low-latency, Layer 2 to 4, 1-rack-unit (1RU), fixed-configuration switch for rack-optimized server switching. Based on the proven Cisco® Catalyst 4500 Series hardware and software architecture, the Cisco Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch offers exceptional performance, bandwidth, and reliability for low-density, multilayer aggregation of high-performance servers and workstations. High performance and scalability of intelligent network services is made possible with dedicated specialized resources known as ternary content addressable memory (TCAM). Ample TCAM resources (64,000 entries) enable high feature capacity, providing wire-speed routing and switching performance with concurrent provisioning of services such as quality of service (QoS) and security and helping ensure scalability for today’s network requirements with ample room for future growth.
The Cisco Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch offers 48 ports of wire-speed 10/100/1000BASE-T with 2 ports of wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (X2 optics). Exceptional reliability and serviceability are delivered with optional internal AC or DC 1+1 hot-swappable power supplies and a hot-swappable fan tray with redundant fans (Figures 1 and 2).
Figure 1. Cisco Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch
Figure 2. Rear View of Cisco Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Dual Redundant Power Supplies and Removable Fan Tray
Features and Benefits
Wire-Speed Performance in All Directions
The Cisco Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch delivers wire-speed throughput with low latency for data-intensive applications using a 136-Gbps switching fabric with a forwarding rate of 102 million packets per second (mpps) in hardware for Layer 2 to 4 traffic. High-performance switching is maintained regardless of the number of route entries or Layer 3 and 4 services enabled. Hardware-based Cisco Express Forwarding routing architecture enables increased scalability and performance. X2 10 Gigabit Ethernet optics provide 20 Gigabit Ethernet wire-speed uplinks for outstanding throughput of traffic.
Power-Supply Redundancy for Nonstop Operation
The Cisco Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch provides reliability for critical applications with 1+1 redundant, hot-swappable internal AC or DC power supplies. The 1+1 power supply design provides A-to-B failover when power supplies are connected to different circuits. AC and DC power supplies can be mixed in the same unit for outstanding deployment flexibility. The Cisco Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch also has a hot-swappable fan tray with four redundant fans for additional serviceability and availability.
The Cisco Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch includes a single, dedicated 10/100 console port and a single, dedicated 10/100 management port for offline disaster recovery. Remote in-band management is available with the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Telnet client, Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP), and Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP). Support for local or remote out-of-band management is delivered through a terminal or modem attached to the console interface. The management port helps enable the Cisco Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch to reload a new image from a TFTP server within seconds.
The Cisco Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch delivers a comprehensive set of management tools to provide the visibility and control required for server switching. Managed with CiscoWorks solutions and embedded CiscoWorks CiscoView, the Cisco Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch can be configured and managed to deliver device, VLAN, traffic, and policy management. These web-based management tools offer numerous services, including software deployment and quick isolation of error conditions.
SKU #: WS-C4948-10GE-S