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Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series 3 Slot Chassis with Fay Tray, WS-C4503 The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series offers nonblocking Layer2/3/4 switching with integrated resiliency, further enhancing control of converged networks. Converged voice/video/data networks with high availability enable business resiliency for enterprise and metropolitan (metro) Ethernet customers deploying Internet-based business applications. Integrated resiliency enhancements offered in the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series include integrated inline power for IP telephony, software-based fault tolerance, and 1 + 1 power supply redundancy. Integrated resiliency in both hardware and software minimizes network downtime, ensuring workforce productivity, profitability, and customer success.
Cisco Catalyst 4503 (WS-C4503-RF) 12-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
pros: Redundant power, interface flexibility, fast.
cons: IOS-only. (Give me CatOS!) Not cheap, but neither is downtime.
The Cisco 4500 line makes a good core switching solution for smaller installations, and a good distr... See Full Review
|OSI Layer||Layer 2/3|
|Ports||12 x 10/100/1000Base-T (RJ-45)|
|Layer 2 Forwarding Rate||48 Mpps|
|MAC Address Entries||32768|
|Switch Fabric Capacity||64 Gbps|
|Standards and Protocols|
|Remote Management Protocol||SNMP|
|Routing Protocols||RIP Version 1|
|LAN Standards||IEEE 802.1d Spanning Tree Bridge|