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Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V Data Sheet

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High-Density Enterprise Wiring Closet, Supervisor Engine

The Cisco® Catalyst® 4500 Series (Figure 1) integrates security and resiliency for advanced control of converged networks.

Figure 1. Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V

Overview

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V continues the nonblocking, robust Layer 2–4 switching found in previous Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engines. Additional performance, features, and throughput further enhance resilient control of converged data, voice, and video networks, with high availability enabling business resiliency for enterprise and metropolitan (metro) Ethernet customers. Network control extends from the backbone to the edge, with intelligent services such as granular quality of service (QoS), Internet security, and network management. The scalability of these intelligent network services is made possible with dedicated specialized resources known as ternary content addressable memory (TCAM). Ample TCAM resources (192,000 entries) enable “high feature capacity,” which provides wire-speed routing and switching performance while enabling services such as QoS and security. This helps meet today’s network requirements, with ample room for future growth.

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V offers port scalability for resilient Layer 2–4 and routing for both the enterprise and service provider market segments. Optimized for the enterprise wiring closet, branch office backbone, or Layer 3 distribution point, the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V provides the performance and scalability to handle the network applications of today and the future.

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series modular architecture provides a “pay as you grow” model, reducing operational expenses and capital expenditures. The Supervisor Engine V is backward-compatible with all the classic Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series line cards and can be used in both the classic Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series chassis (Cisco Catalyst 4503, Cisco Catalyst 4506, Cisco Catalyst 4507R, and Cisco Catalyst 4510R) and with the Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series chassis (Cisco Catalyst 4503-E, 4506-E, 4507R-E, 4507R+E, 4510R-E, and 4510R+E).


Chassis and Line Card Support

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V can be deployed in single-chassis, nonredundant mode in the Cisco Catalyst 4503/4503-E and Cisco Catalyst 4506/4506-E chassis, or in redundant mode as an option in the Cisco Catalyst 4507R (slots 1 and 2)/4507R-E/4507R+E (slots 3 and 4) and Cisco Catalyst 4510R (slots 1 and 2)/4510R-E/4510R+E (slots 5 and 6) chassis. Table 1 shows the performance of the Supervisor Engine V for each chassis.

Table 1. Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V Performance per Chassis

Cisco Catalyst
4503/4503-E Chassis

Cisco Catalyst
4506/4506-E Chassis

Cisco Catalyst
4507R/4507R-E/4507R+E Chassis

Cisco Catalyst
4510R/4510R-E/4510R+E Chassis

Supervisor Engine V
(WS-X4516)

Supported 28 Gbps, 21 mpps

Supported 64 Gbps, 48 mpps

Supported 68 Gbps, 51 mpps

Supported 96 Gbps 72 mpps*

* When the Supervisor Engine V is used in the Cisco Catalyst 4510R chassis, slot 10 (FlexSlot) will support a subset of line cards: the 2-port GBIC (WS-X43 02-GB) and Access Gateway Module (WS-X4604-GWY). Future Supervisor Engines will allow slot 10 to accommodate any and all line cards.

Predictable Performance and Scalability

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V delivers a 96-Gbps switching fabric with a 72-mpps forwarding rate in hardware for Layer 2–4 traffic. Switching performance is independent of the number of route entries or Layer 3 and 4 services enabled. Hardware-based Cisco Express Forwarding routing architecture allows for increased scalability and performance. Table 2 provides a comparison of the performance and scalability features of all of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Enhanced Layer 3 Supervisor Engines.

Table 2. Performance and Scalability Features of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Enhanced Layer 3 Supervisor Engines

Feature and Description

Supervisor Engine IV

Supervisor Engine V

Supervisor Engine
V-10GE

Supervisor Engine
6-E

Total centralized switching capacity

64 Gbps

96 Gbps

102 mpps and 136 Gbps

320 Gbps

Per-slot switching capacity

6 Gbps

6 Gbps

6 Gbps

24 Gbps

Throughput

48 mpps

72 mpps

102 mpps

250 mpps

Hardware-forwarded IPv4 routing entries

128,000

128,000

128,000

256,000

Hardware-forwarded IPv6 routing entries

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

128,000

Multicast entries

28,000 (Layer 3) 16,000 (Layer 2)

28,000 (Layer 3)
16,000 (Layer 2)

28,000 (Layer 3) 16,000 (Layer 2)

56,000 for IPv4

28,000 for IPv6

CPU

333 MHz

400 MHz

800 MHz

1.3 GHz

CPU queues

32

32

32

64

Synchronous Dynamic RAM (SDRAM)

512 MB

512 MB

512 MB

512 MB, upgradable to 1 GB

NVRAM

Yes (512 KB)

Yes (512 KB)

No via Bootflash
(128 MB)

No via Bootflash
(64 MB)

Security/QoS entries

64,000

64,000

64,000

128,000

NAC/DHCP snooping entries

3000/3000

3000/3000

6000/6000

6000

Mac addresses

32,000

32,000

55,000

55,000

Active VLANs

4000

4000

4000

4000

STP instance

3000

3000

3000

3000

Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIS)

4000

4000

4000

4000

SPAN

2 ingress and 4 egress

2 ingress and 4 egress

2 ingress and 4 egress

8 ingress and 8 egress-future SW release

Minimum Software Requirement

Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.1(12c)EW or later

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(18)EW or later

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)EW or later

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(40)SG or later

· The amount of Software Based IPv6 entries supported is dependent on the DRAM space

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series is optimized for multimedia applications, with its advanced multicast support. The Supervisor Engine V supports Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM), Source-Specific Multicast (SSM), and Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM), providing end users with additional scalability to support multimedia applications. Also supported is Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping in hardware, enhancing performance and reducing network traffic by allowing a switch to dynamically add and remove hosts from a multicast group.

Supervisor Engine V Redundancy for Business Resiliency

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series was designed to maximize desktop user uptime, with noninterrupted hardware switching. The Cisco Catalyst 4507R, 4507R-E, 4507R+E, 4510R, 4510R-E, and 4510R+E support 1+1 supervisor redundancy, using the Supervisor Engine V. The primary supervisor is active and is responsible for normal system operation. The other supervisor serves as a secondary standby, monitoring the operation of the primary supervisor.

Nonstop Forwarding with Stateful Switchover (NSF/SSO) offers continuous packet forwarding during supervisor engine switchover. Information is fully synchronized between supervisors to allow the standby supervisor to immediately take over in subsecond time if the primary fails. In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) allows customers to upgrade or downgrade complete Cisco IOS Software images with minimal to no disruption to the network when using a redundant Cisco Catalyst 4500 system with dual supervisors. It enables rapid, nondisruptive software upgrade for new line cards, new power supplies, new features, or bug fixes. ISSU offers continuous packet forwarding during the supervisor engine switchover, running different Cisco IOS Software versions.

NSF/SSO and ISSU dramatically improve the network reliability and availability in a Layer 2 or Layer 3 environment. They are essential for business-critical applications such as voice over IP (VoIP). As a result, VoIP calls are not dropped.

The redundancy scheme using the Supervisor Engine V is similar to that for the Supervisor Engine IV. Alerts are generated to the network monitoring software if either supervisor fails, and hot swapping of supervisors is supported without disrupting system operation. Switchover of supervisors can be forced by software, or by the user via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). The resiliency features of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series prevent network outages that could result in lost business and revenue.

Table 3 shows the high availability and uplink options for all of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Enhanced Layer 3 Supervisor Engines.

Table 3. High Availability and Uplink Options on the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Enhanced Layer 3 Supervisor Engines

Feature and Description

Supervisor Engine IV

Supervisor Engine V

Supervisor Engine
V-10GE

Supervisor Engine
6-E

Redundant capable

Yes

Cisco Catalyst 4507R

Cisco Catalyst 4507R-E

Cisco Catalyst 4507R+E

Yes

Cisco Catalyst 4507R

Cisco Catalyst 4507R-E

Cisco Catalyst 4507R+E

Cisco Catalyst 4510R

Cisco Catalyst 4510R-E

Cisco Catalyst 4510R+E

Yes

Cisco Catalyst 4507R

Cisco Catalyst 4507R-E

Cisco Catalyst 4507R+E

Cisco Catalyst 4510R

Cisco Catalyst 4510R-E

Cisco Catalyst 4510R+E

Yes

Cisco Catalyst 4507R

Cisco Catalyst 4507R-E

Cisco Catalyst 4507R+E

Cisco Catalyst 4510R

Cisco Catalyst 4510R-E

Cisco Catalyst 4510R+E

Active supervisor uplinks in redundant mode

2 Gigabit Ethernet

Up to 4 Gigabit Ethernet

Up to 4 Gigabit Ethernet and 2 10 Gigabit Ethernet1

2 10 Gigabit (wire speed)

Up to 4 10 Gigabit (2:1 oversubscribed)

Up to 8 Gigabit Ethernet (TwinGig Converter)

Active Supervisor Engine uplinks (nonredundant mode)

2 Gigabit Ethernet

2 Gigabit Ethernet

4 Gigabit Ethernet and 2 10 Gigabit Ethernet*

2 10 Gigabit Ethernet

or

1 10 Gigabit and 2 Gigabit Ethernet (TwinGig Converter)

or

4 Gigabit Ethernet (TwinGig Converter)

TwinGig Converter support

No

No

No

Yes

Uplink optic types

GBIC

GBIC

SFP (Gigabit Ethernet) or X2 optics (10 Gigabit Ethernet ports)

SFP (Gigabit Ethernet) with TwinGig Converter or X2 optics (10 Gigabit Ethernet ports)

SSO/NSF/ISSU

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes**

* Simultaneous use of Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet is supported in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25) SG and later.
**NSF/SSO/ISSU will be supported in First half of Calendar Year 2008 Cisco IOS Software Release.

Please refer to the “Features at a Glance” section of this data sheet for a complete list of supported features.

IPv6 Support

IPv6 is important for the future of IP networking and is critical for the expansion of IP address space in the future. IPv6 capability is required by many companies and is being mandated by governments worldwide. IPv6 has been supported on the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine V since Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(20) EW with software-based forwarding.

Intelligent Network Services with QoS and Sophisticated Traffic Management

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V offers superior per-port QoS features, ensuring that network traffic is classified, prioritized, and scheduled optimally to efficiently handle bandwidth-hungry multimedia, time-sensitive (voice), and mission-critical applications. The Supervisor Engine V can classify, police, and mark incoming packets, allowing the administrator to differentiate between traffic flows and to enforce policies. Sharing, shaping, and strict priority configurations determine the scheduling of egress traffic. The Supervisor Engine V also supports Dynamic Buffer Limiting (DBL), a congestion avoidance feature. For details on the QoS features (including DBL) on the Supervisor Engine V, refer to the white paper “Quality of Service on Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engines” at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/prod_white_papers_list.html.

Table 4 summarizes the QoS features of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Enhanced Layer 3 Supervisor Engines.

Table 4. QoS Feature Summary for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Enhanced Layer 3 Supervisor Engines

Feature and Description

Supervisor Engine IV

Supervisor Engine V

Supervisor Engine
V-10GE

Supervisor Engine
6-E

QoS HW entries

32,000

32,000

32,000

64,000

Policers

8,000 input

8,000 output

8,000 input

8,000 output

8,000 input

8,000 output

16,000 with flexible assignment for input/output

Hierarchical policers

No

No

Yes: microflow policing with on-board NetFlow

Yes: 2 rate 3 color

Number of Tx queues

4

4

4

Flex queues up to 8*

Max Tx queue size

1920 packets per Tx queue

2336 packets per Tx queue

2336 packets per Tx queue

Dynamic 56–8192 packets per queue depending on the number and type of line card and the number of queues configured on the port.

See documentation for more details

Dynamic queue sizes

No

No

No

Yes

Configurable classification mapping tables

No

No

No

Yes

Match IP on MAC header

No

No

No

Yes

Modular QoS compliant

No

No

No

Yes

Dynamic Buffer Limiting (DBL)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

QoS sharing

Supported only on nonblocking Gigabit Ethernet ports

Supported on all ports

Supported on all ports

Supported on all ports

Shaping

Yes, per Tx queue

Yes, per Tx queue

Yes, per Tx queue

Yes, per Tx queue

Broadcast suppression

Software**

Hardware for all ports

Hardware for all ports

Hardware for all ports

Multicast suppression

No

Hardware for all ports

Hardware for all ports

Hardware for all ports

* Will be supported as part of the software upgrade in First Half of Calendar Year 2008
** Hardware performance for nonblocking Gigabit Ethernet ports and software performance for all other ports.

Please refer to the “Features at a Glance” section of this data sheet for a list of supported features.

Comprehensive Management

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V features a single console port and a single IP address to manage all features of the system. Remote in-band management is available via 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. SmartPorts Macro is a Cisco Catalyst solution that is also supported, simplifying the configuration of the critical features for the Ethernet networks.

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V delivers a comprehensive set of management tools to provide the required visibility and control in the network. Managed with CiscoWorks solutions, Cisco Catalyst switches can be configured and managed to deliver end-to-end device, virtual LAN (VLAN), traffic, and policy management. The LAN management solution bundle offers tools such as CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials and CiscoView. These Web-based management tools offer several services, including automated inventory collection, software deployment, easy tracking of network changes, views into device availability, and quick isolation of error conditions. Table 5 summarizes the management features of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Enhanced Layer 3 Supervisor Engines.

Table 5. Management Feature Highlights of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Enhanced Layer 3 Supervisor Engines

Feature and Description

Supervisor Engine IV

Supervisor Engine V

Supervisor Engine
V-10GE

Supervisor Engine
6-E

USB drive support

No

No

No

Yes; future SW release

Compact Flash support

Yes; 64 MB or 128 MB options

Yes; 64 MB or 128 MB options

Yes; 64 MB or 128 MB options

Yes; 64 MB or 128 MB options

FAT file system Support

No

No

No

Yes

SPAN

2 ingress and 4 egress

2 ingress and 4 egress

2 ingress and 4 egress

8 ingress and 8 egress: future SW release

Please refer to the “Features at a Glance” section of this data sheet for a complete list of supported features.

Advanced Security

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series offers a rich set of integrated security features to proactively lock down your critical network infrastructure. It reduces network security risks with a rich set of Network Admission Control (NAC) capabilities and 802.1x-based user authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA). The security policy enforcement is uncompromised, with wire-rate, dedicated access-control lists (ACLs) to fend off ever-increasing virus and security attacks. The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series offers powerful, easy-to-use tools to effectively prevent untraceable man-in-the-middle attacks, control plane resource exhaustion, IP spoofing, and flooding attacks, without any change to the end-user or host configurations. Secure remote access, file transfers, and network management are accomplished with the Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Version 1 and Version 2, Secure Copy Protocol (SCP), and SNMPv3, respectively.

NAC is a foundational component of the Cisco Self-Defending Network strategy, improving the network’s ability to automatically identify, prevent, and respond to security threats. NAC enables the Cisco Catalyst switches to collaborate with third-party solutions for security-policy compliance and enforcement before a host is permitted to access the network.

NAC performs posture validation at the Layer 2 network edge for hosts with or without 802.1x enabled. Vulnerable and noncompliant hosts can be isolated, given reduced network access, or directed to remediation servers based on organizational policy. By ensuring that every host complies with security policy, organizations can significantly reduce the damage caused by infected hosts. NAC is available through standard software upgrades or Cisco SMARTnet® contracts on Cisco Catalyst switches. Table 6 summarizes the security features of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Enhanced Layer 3 Supervisor Engines.

Table 6. Security Feature Highlights of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Enhanced Layer 3 Supervisor Engines

Feature and Description

Supervisor Engine IV

Supervisor Engine V

Supervisor Engine
V-10GE

Supervisor Engine
6-E

Security entries

32,000

32,000

32,000

64,000

NAC/DHCP snooping entries

3000/3000

3000/3000

6000/6000

6000

uRPF

No

No

No

Yes; in hardware

Control plane policing

Yes

Yes

Yes; in hardware

Yes; in hardware*

802.1x

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

802.1X extensions

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes*

IP source guard, dynamic ARP inspection, DHCP snooping

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

NAC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes*

* This will be supported in future Cisco IOS Software Release.

Please refer to the “Features at a Glance” section of this data sheet for a complete list of supported features.

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Netflow Services Card for Supervisor Engine V

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 NetFlow Services Card (Figure 2) is an optional daughter card for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine IV or V, providing Layer 3 and 4 statistics and enhanced VLAN statistics without affecting the forwarding performance rates.

Figure 2. Cisco Catalyst 4500 NetFlow Services Card

NetFlow Services Card Product Description

NetFlow is a versatile feature allowing customers to monitor traffic flows for the purpose of billing, network planning, and security. The NetFlow Services Card supports per-packet statistics capture in hardware for flow-based and VLAN-based statistics monitoring. NetFlow services capture and cache detailed information about each data flow (a stream of packets traveling in one direction from one endpoint to another across the network). Data in the NetFlow cache includes information with regard to specific flows, including details such as IP addresses, packet and byte counts, time stamps, and application ports. This data can then be exported, collected, and analyzed for numerous purposes, such as virus and denial-of-service mitigation.

NetFlow Services Card Applications

NetFlow technology efficiently provides the metering base for critical applications, including distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) detection and mitigation, network traffic accounting, usage-based network billing, network planning, network monitoring, and data mining capabilities for both service provider and enterprise customers. NetFlow is enabled without compromising hardware forwarding performance.

Enterprise and service provider customers are particularly finding the use of NetFlow to be a critical component in defending the network from security attacks. NetFlow export data is gathered for signature analysis and traffic profiling. Anomalies are flagged and mitigated at the prompting of the user. The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series security toolkit was design to prevent malicious attackers from bringing down the network.

A more detailed list of general NetFlow applications is available at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6601/products_ios_protocol_group_home.html.

NetFlow Service Card Features

With Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)SG, the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V supports NetFlow statistics. The NetFlow daughter card provides line-rate flow statistics as well as Layer 2 VLAN statistics without a performance penalty. NetFlow Data Export versions 1, 5, and 8 are supported in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)SG.

The default is NetFlow Statistics Collection and NetFlow Data Export versions 1 and 5. The supported fields within NetFlow Data Export version 5 with Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)SG are identified below:

Source and destination IP address (hardware)

IP protocol (hardware)

Layer 4 source and destination ports (for TCP/UDP or 0 otherwise) (hardware)

Start and end time stamps (hardware)

Packet counts and byte counts (hardware)

Input/output interface (software)

Next-hop router (software)

Source/destination autonomous system number (software)

Source/destination prefix mask (software)

VLAN statistics collection

Command-line interface (CLI) support for NetFlow and VLAN statistics

SNMP support for VLAN statistics

NetFlow Aggregation Support (NFX) (NetFlow Version 8)

NetFlow Services Card Hardware and Software Requirements

The NetFlow Services Card is supported on the Supervisor Engine IV and V with Cisco IOS Software and is not supported in the Cisco CatOS Software.

Software Requirements

The minimum software versions for the Netflow Services Card with Supervisor Engine V are as follows:

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)SG or later

NetFlow Collection and Network Data Analyzer requirements:

Cisco CNS NetFlow Collection Engine Version 3.5 or higher

Cisco Network Data Analyzer Version 3.6 or higher

Hardware Requirements

Cisco 4500 Series Supervisor Engine IV or V

Redundant Supervisor Engine IV or V daughter card configurations must match. If a NetFlow Services Card is deployed on a primary supervisor engine, a second NetFlow Services Card must be deployed on a secondary Supervisor V Engine in the same chassis.

The NetFlow Services Card can be shipped preinstalled with a Supervisor Engine IV or V from the factory or as a separate, field-replaceable unit. The Supervisor Engine V must be removed from the chassis to install the NetFlow Services Module; it is not hot-swappable.

Table 7 summaries additional NetFlow features for the Cisco 4500 Series Supervisor Engine IV and V.

Table 7. Additional NetFlow Feature Comparison

NetFlow Features

Supervisor Engine IV/V

Supervisor Engine V-10GE

Daughter card

Required

Not required (integrated into supervisor)

Flow-table size

64,000

85,000

Aggregate policers

1000 ingress; 1000 egress

8000 ingress; 8000 egress

User-based rate-limiting profiles

Not supported

512

User-based rate-limiting flows

Not supported

85,000

Features at a Glance

Layer 2 Features

Layer 2 hardware forwarding at 72 mpps

Layer 2 switch ports and VLAN trunks

IEEE 802.1Q VLAN encapsulation

Inter-Switch Link (ISL) VLAN encapsulation (excluding blocking ports on WS-X4418-GB)

Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP)

VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) and VTP domains

Support for 4096 VLANs per switch

Per-VLAN Spanning-Tree Protocol (PVST+) and Per-VLAN Rapid Spanning-Tree Protocol (PVRST)

Spanning-tree PortFast and PortFast guard

Spanning-tree UplinkFast and BackboneFast

802.1s

802.1w

802.3ad

Spanning-Tree Protocol root guard

Cisco Discovery Protocol

IGMP snooping v1, v2, and v3

Cisco EtherChannel® technology, Fast EtherChannel, and Gigabit EtherChannel technology across line cards

Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP)

Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)

Unidirectional Link Detection Protocol (UDLD) and aggressive UDLD

Q-in-Q in hardware

Layer 2 protocol tunneling

Jumbo Frames (up to 9216 bytes)

Baby Giants (up to 1600 bytes)

Unidirectional Ethernet

Stateful Switchover (SSO) in subsecond failover time

Storm control (formally known as broadcast and multicast suppression)

Forced 10/100 autonegotiation

Web Content Communication Protocol Version 2 Layer 2 Redirect

Private VLAN promiscuous trunk

Match class of service (CoS) for non-IPv4 traffic

Layer 2 protocol tunneling over trunk port

CoS mutation

Per-VLAN control traffic intercept


Layer 3 Features

Hardware-based IP Cisco Express Forwarding routing at 72 mpps

IP routing protocols: Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Routing Information Protocol (RIP), RIP2

Border Gateway Protocol Version 4 (BGP4) and Multicast Border Gateway Protocol (MBGP)

BGP Route-Map Continue Support for Outbound Policy

Software routing of Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) and AppleTalk

Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS) routing protocol

IGMP v1, v2, and v3

IGMP filtering on access and trunk ports

IP multicast routing protocols (PIM, SSM, Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol [DVMRP])

Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM)

Cisco Group Management Protocol (CGMP) server

Full Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) support

ICMP Router Discovery Protocol

Policy-Based Routing (PBR)

Virtual Route Forwarding-lite (VRF-lite)

EIGRP stub

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server

DHCP option 82 with Circuit ID and Remote ID suboptions

IP unnumbered for switch virtual interface (SVI)

SVI Autostate Exclude

Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)

Auto RP Listener (Multicast)

Sophisticated QoS and Traffic Management

Per-port QoS configuration

Support for four queues per port

Strict priority queuing

IP differentiated services code point (DSCP)

Classification and marking based on IP type of service (TOS) or DSCP

Classification and marking based on full Layer 3 and Layer 4 headers

Input and output policing based on Layer 3 and 4 headers

Support for 1024 policers on ingress and 1024 policers on egress, configured as aggregate or individual

Shaping and sharing output queue management

DBL (Dynamic Buffer Limiting) congestion-avoidance feature

No performance penalty for granular QoS functions

Auto-QoS command-line interface (CLI) for voice-over-IP (VoIP) deployments

Per-port, per-VLAN QoS

Selective DBL

Predictable Performance

96-Gbps switching fabric

Layer 2 hardware forwarding at 72 mpps

Layer 3 hardware-based IP Cisco Express Forwarding routing at 72 mpps

Layer 4 TCP/UDP hardware-based filtering at 72 mpps

No performance penalty with advanced Layer 3 and Layer 4 services enabled

Software-based learning at a sustained rate of 1000 hosts per second

Support for 32,768 MAC addresses

Support for 131,072 entries in routing table (shared between unicast and multicast)

Scalability to 4000 virtual ports (VLAN port instances)

Bandwidth aggregation up to 16 Gbps through Cisco Gigabit EtherChannel technology

Hardware-based multicast management

Hardware-based ACLs, router ACLs (RACLs), VLAN ACLs

Comprehensive Management

Manageable through Cisco Network Assistant

Single console port and single IP address to manage all system features

Software configuration management, including local and remote storage

Manageable through CiscoWorks Windows network-management software on a per-port and per-switch basis, providing a common management interface for Cisco routers, switches, and hubs

SNMP v1, v2, and v3 instrumentation, delivering comprehensive in-band management

CLI-based management console to provide detailed out-of-band management

Remote Monitoring (RMON) software agent to support four RMON groups (history, statistics, alarms, and events) for enhanced traffic management, monitoring, and analysis

Support for all nine RMON groups through the use of a Cisco SwitchProbe analyzer (Switched Port Analyzer [SPAN]) port, which permits traffic monitoring of a single port, a group of ports, or the entire switch from a single network analyzer or RMON probe

Analysis support, including ingress port, egress port, and VLAN SPAN

Layer 2 traceroute

Remote SPAN (RSPAN)

Cisco SmartPorts Macro

SPAN ACL filtering

SPAN CPU port

DHCP client autoconfiguration

Enhanced SNMP MIB support

HTTPS

Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)

Optional compact Flash memory card to store software images for backup and easy software upgrades

NetFlow VLAN statistics (NetFlow Services Card required)

MAC address notification

Advanced Security

Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS+) and Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS), which help enable centralized control of the switch and restrict unauthorized users from altering the configuration

Standard and extended ACLs on all ports

802.1x user authentication (with VLAN assignment, voice VLAN, port security, guest VLAN)

802.1x accounting

802.1x authentication failure

802.1x private VLAN assignment

802.1x private guest VLAN

802.1x Radius-supplied time out

NAC L2 802.1x

NAC L2 IP

Trusted boundary

Router ACLs (RACLs) on all ports (no performance penalty)

VLAN ACLs (VACLs)

Port ACLs (PACLs)

Private VLANs (PVLANs) on access and trunk ports

DHCP snooping

DHCP Option 82

DHCP Option 82 insertion

DHCP Option 82 Pass Through

Port security

Sticky port security

SSH v1 and v2

VLAN Management Policy Server (VMPS) client

Unicast MAC filtering

Unicast port flood blocking

Dynamic Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) inspection

IP source guard

Community private VLANs

Trunk port security

802.1x inaccessible authentication bypass

MAC authentication bypass

Control plane policing

802.1x unidirectional controlled port

Voice VLAN sticky port security

Secure Copy Protocol (SCP)

EtherChannel trunk port security


IP source guard for static hosts

802.1x multidomain authentication

High Availability

Nonstop Forwarding with Stateful Switchover (NSF/SSO)

In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)

NSF awareness

SSO in subsecond failover time

Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)

SSO-Aware Hot Standby Router Protocol

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)

OSPF fast convergence – Incremental SPF and link-state advertisement (LSA) throttling

Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD)

VSS client

IPv6 (Software-Based Forwarding)

Packets are forwarded in software

Support for IPv6 addressing

Cisco Discovery Protocol for IPv6

DNS resolver for AAA over an IPv6 and IPv4 transport

Extended ACL

ICMP rate limiting

ICMP v6

ICMP v6 redirect

IP MIB

IPv6 over IEEE 802.1Q

IPv6 over IPv4 generic routing encapsulation (GRE) tunnel

Intra-site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol (ISATAP)

Loopback

Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) v1 and v2

Maximum transmission unit (MTU) path discovery

Multicast in IPv6 tunnel

OSPF v3

Ping

Router alert option

SSH over an IPv6 Transport

Stateless autoconfiguration

Static routes within IPv6

AAA

Telnet

TFTP

Traceroute

Duplicate address detection

Standard Access Control List (ACL)

Tunnels in software

Hop-by-hop option header, done in software

RIP next gen for IPv6

PIM v6 (Sparse Mode)

Technical Specifications

Management

CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS), including CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials

CiscoView

Cisco Network Assistant

BGP4-MIB.my

BRIDGE-MIB.my* (RFC 1493)

CISCO-BULK-FILE-MIB.my

CISCO-CDP-MIB.my

CISCO-CLASS-BASED-QOS-MIB.my

CISCO-CONFIG-COPY-MIB.my

CISCO-CONFIG-MAN-MIB.my

CISCO-ENTITY-ASSET-MIB.my

CISCO-ENTITY-EXT-MIB.my

CISCO-ENTITY-FRU-CONTROL-MIB.my

CISCO-ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB.my

CISCO-ENTITY-VENDORTYPE-OID-MIB.my

CISCO-ENVMON-MIB.my

CISCO-FLASH-MIB.my

CISCO-FTP-CLIENT-MIB.my

CISCO-HSRP-MIB.my

CISCO-IETF-IP-MIB.my

CISCO-IETF-IP-FORWARD-MIB.my

CISCO-IETF-ISIS-MIB.my

CISCO-IF-EXTENSION-MIB.my

CISCO-IGMP-FILTER-MIB.my

CISCO-IMAGE-MIB.my

CISCO-IPMROUTE-MIB.my

CISCO-L2-TUNNEL-CONFIG-MIB.my

CISCO-L2L3-INTERFACE-CONFIG-MIB.my

CISCO-LAG-MIB.my

CISCO-MEMORY-POOL-MIB.my

CISCO-NDE-MIB.my

CISCO-PAGP-MIB.my

CISCO-PAE-MIB.my

CISCO-PING-MIB.my

CISCO-PORT-SECURITY-MIB.my

CISCO-PORT-STORM-CONTROL-MIB.my

CISCO-PRIVATE-VLAN-MIB.my

CISCO-PROCESS-MIB.my

CISCO-PRODUCTS-MIB.my

CISCO-RF-MIB.my

CISCO-RMON-CONFIG-MIB.my

CISCO-RTTMON-MIB.my

CISCO-STP-EXTENSIONS-MIB.my

CISCO-SYSLOG-MIB.my

CISCO-VLAN-IFTABLE-RELATIONSHIP-MIB.my

CISCO-VLAN-MEMBERSHIP-MIB.my

CISCO-VTP-MIB.my

DOT3-MAU-MIB.my (RFC 3636)

ENTITY-MIB.my

ETHERLIKE-MIB.my

EXPRESSION-MIB.my

HC-RMON-MIB.my

IEEE8021-PAE-MIB.my

IEEE8023-LAG-MIB.my (802.3ad)

IF-MIB.my

IGMP-MIB.my

IPMROUTE-MIB.my

NOVELL-IPX-MIB.my

NOVELL-RIP SAP-MIB.my

OLD-CISCO-TS-MIB.my

PIM-MIB.my

RFC1213-MIB.my (MIB-II)

RFC1243-MIB.my (APPLETALK MIB)

RFC1253-MIB.my (OSPF-MIB)

RMON-MIB.my (RFC 1757)

RMON2-MIB.my (RFC 2021)

SMON-MIB.my (Internet-Draft)

SNMP-FRAMEWORK-MIB.my (RFC 2571)

SNMP-MPD-MIB.my (RFC 2572)

SNMP-NOTIFICATION-MIB.my (RFC 2573)

SNMP-TARGET-MIB.my (RFC 2573)

SNMP-USM-MIB.my (RFC 2574)

SNMP-VACM-MIB.my (RFC 2575)

SNMPv2-MIB.my

TCP-MIB.my

UDP-MIB.my

RIP SNMP MIB

Industry Standards

Ethernet: IEEE 802.3, 10BASE-T

Fast Ethernet: IEEE 802.3u, 100BASE-TX, 100BASE-FX

Gigabit Ethernet: IEEE 802.3z, 802.3ab

IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE)

IEEE 802.1D Spanning-Tree Protocol

IEEE 802.1w rapid reconfiguration of spanning tree

IEEE 802.1s multiple VLAN instances of spanning tree

IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)

IEEE 802.1p class-of-service (CoS) prioritization

IEEE 802.1Q VLAN

IEEE 802.1x user authentication

1000BASE-X (GBIC)

1000BASE-X (Small Form-Factor Pluggable [SFP])

1000BASE-SX

1000BASE-LX/LH

1000BASE-ZX

RMON I and II standards

Table 8 shows supported line cards and modules, and Table 9 shows GBIC and SFP options.

Table 8. Supported Line Cards and Modules

Part Number (“=” indicates “spare”)

Product Name

WS-F4531

Cisco Catalyst 4500 NetFlow Services Card (Sup IV/V)

WS-X4248-FE-SFP (=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Fast Ethernet Switching Module, 48-port 100BASE-X (SFP)

WS-X4124-FX-MT(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Fast Ethernet Switching Module, 24-port 100BASE-FX (MT-RJ)

WS-X4148-FX-MT(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Fast Ethernet Switching Module, 48-port 100BASE-FX MMF

WS-X4148-FE-BD-LC(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series 48-port 100BASE-BX10-D Fast Ethernet Line Card for single strand of SMF

WS-X4124-RJ45(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 10/100 Module, 24 ports (RJ-45)

WS-X4148-RJ(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 10/100 Module, 48 ports (RJ-45)

WS-X4148-RJ21(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 10/100 Module, 48-port telco (4 x RJ-21)

WS-X4248-RJ21V(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 PoE IEEE 802.3af 10/100, 48 ports (RJ-21)

WS-X4224-RJ45V(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 PoE IEEE 802.3af 10/100, 24 ports (RJ-45)

WS-X4248-RJ45V(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 PoE IEEE 802.3af 10/100, 48 ports (RJ-45)

WS-X4506-GB-T(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 6-port 10/100/1000 RJ-45 PoE IEEE 802.3af and 1000BASE-X (SFP)

WS-X4302-GB(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Ethernet Module, 2 ports (GBIC)

WS-X4306-GB(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Ethernet Module, 6 ports (GBIC)

WS-X4418-GB(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Ethernet Module, server switching 18 ports (GBIC)

WS-X4448-GB-SFP(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Gigabit Ethernet Module, 48-port 1000X (SFP)

WS-X4424-GB-RJ45(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 24-port 10/100/1000 Module (RJ-45)

WS-X4448-GB-RJ45(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 48-port 10/100/1000 Module (RJ-45)

WS-X4548-GB-RJ45(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Enhanced 48-port 10/100/1000 Module (RJ-45)

WS-X4524-GB-RJ45V(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 PoE IEEE 802.3af 10/100/1000, 24 ports (RJ-45)

WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 PoE IEEE 802.3af 10/100/1000, 48 ports (RJ-45)

Table 9. GBIC, SFP Options

Interface Type

Name

Max Distance

Cable Type

Part Number

1000BASE-T

Category 5 twisted pair

100m

Category 5

SFP: GLC-T

GBIC: WS-G5483

1000BASE-SX

Short wavelength

550m

Multimode fiber (MMF)

SFP: GLC-SX-MM

GBIC: WS-G5484

1000BASE-LX

Long wavelength/long haul

10 km on SMF

5 km on MMF

SMF

SFP: GLC-LH-SM

GBIC: WS-G5486

1000BASE-ZX

Extended distance

70 km to 100 km

SMF

SFP: GLC-ZX-SM

GBIC: WS-G5487

CWDM

Coarse wavelength-division multiplexing

100 km

SMF

SFP: CWDM-SFP-XXXX

GBIC: CWDM-GBIC-XXXX

DWDM

Dense wavelength-division multiplexing

GBIC only

Indicator and Port Specifications

System status: Green (operational)/red (faulty)

Switch utilization load: 1 to 100 percent aggregate switching usage

Console: RJ-45 female

Reset (switch recessed protected)

Uplinks: link and active

Image management port: 10/100BASE-TX (RJ-45 female) data terminal equipment (DTE); green (good), orange (disabled), off (not connected)

Software Requirements

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V is supported only in Cisco IOS Software and is not supported in the Cisco CatOS Software. The minimum software versions are as follows:

Supervisor Engine V, Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)SG or later

Supervisor Engine V with the NetFlow daughter card, Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)SG

Environmental Conditions

Operating temperature: 32º to 104ºF (0º to 40ºC)

Storage temperature: -40º to 167ºF (-40º to 75ºC)

Relative humidity: 10 to 90 percent, noncondensing


Operating altitude: -60 to 2000m

Regulatory Standards Compliance

Table 10 shows standards compliance information.

Table 10. Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine V Regulatory Standards Compliance

Specification

Standard

Regulatory Compliance

CE marking

Safety

UL 60950
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950
EN 60950
IEC 60950
TS 001
AS/NZS 3260

EMC

FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
ICES-003 Class A
EN55022 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
VCCI Class A
ETS 300 386
EN 55022
EN 55024
EN 61000-6-1
EN 50082-1
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3

Industry EMC, Safety, and Environmental Standards

GR-63-Core Network Equipment Building Systems (NEBS) Level 3
GR-1089-Core Level 3
ETS 300 019 Storage Class 1.1
ETS 300 019 Transportation Class 2.3 (pending)
ETS 300 019 Stationary Use Class 3.1
ETS 300 386

New Cisco IOS Software Packaging for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series

Cisco announces a new Cisco IOS Software package for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series switches. This package creates a new foundation for features and functionality, and provides consistency across all Cisco Catalyst switches. The new Cisco IOS Software release train is designated as 12.2SG.

Prior Cisco IOS Software images for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series, formally known as “Basic L3” and “Enhanced L3” images, now map to “IP Base” and “Enterprise Services,” respectively. Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is now included in the “Enterprise Services” image. Unless otherwise specified, all currently shipping Cisco Catalyst 4500 software features based on Cisco IOS Software are supported in the 12.2(25)SG, IP Base image, with a few points to note:

The IP Base image will not support the following routing-related features: BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, IPX, AppleTalk, Virtual Route Forwarding-lite (VRF]-lite), and Policy-Based Routing (PBR).

The IP Base image will support EIGRP-Stub for Layer 3 routing on all Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engines. For more information on EIGRP-Stub functionality, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/technologies/tk648/tk365/technologies_white_paper0900aecd8023df6f.shtml.


The Enterprise Services image supports all Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series software features based on Cisco IOS Software, including enhanced routing. Customers planning to enable BGP on Supervisor Engines IV, V, or V-10GE no longer need to purchase a separate BGP license (FR-IRC4); BGP capability is included in the Enterprises Services package.

Table 11 shows ordering information.

Table 11. Ordering Information

Product Number

Description

WS-X4516(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V, 2 GE, Console RJ-45

WS-X4516/2

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Redundant Supervisor Engine V, (2 GE), Console RJ-45

WS-F4531(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 NetFlow Services Card

S45IPB-12231SG

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series (IP Base image with EIGRP-Stub support)

S45IPBK9-12231SG

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series (IP Base image with Triple Data Encryption Standard [3DES] and EIGRP-Stub support)

S45ES-12231SG

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engines IV, V, and V-10GE (Enterprise Services image with BGP support)

S45ESK9-12231SG

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engines IV, V, and V-10GE (Enterprise Services image with 3DES and BGP support)

MEM-C4K-FLD64M

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Cisco IOS Software based Supervisor, compact Flash memory, 64-MB option

MEM-C4K-FLD128M

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Cisco IOS Software based Supervisor, compact Flash memory, 128-MB option

Warranty

Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series and Cisco Catalyst 4500 switches are covered by the Cisco Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty. For more information, see this document on Cisco.com: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/warranty/English/LH2DEN__.html.

Note: If you purchased the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V before May 1, 2009, it is covered by the Cisco 90-Day Limited Hardware Warranty. For more information, see this document on Cisco.com: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/warranty/English/901DEN__.html.

Cisco Technical Support Services—Extending Network Intelligence that Protects Your Network Investment. Now.

Cisco Technical Support Services help ensure that your Cisco products operate efficiently, remain highly available, and benefit from current system software to assist you in effectively managing your network service while controlling operational costs.

Cisco Technical Support Services provide significant benefits that go beyond what is offered under the Cisco warranty policy. Services available under a Cisco SMARTnet service contract that are not covered under a warranty are:

Latest software updates

Rapid replacement of hardware in next-day, four-hour, or two-hour dispatch options

Ongoing technical support through Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC)

Registered access to http://www.cisco.com/

Tables 12 and 13 describe the features of Cisco Technical Support Services.


Table 12. Cisco Technical Support Services—Components

Service Feature Overview

Benefit or Advantage

Software Support

Offers maintenance and minor and major updates for licensed feature set. Downloading new maintenance releases, patches, or updates of Cisco IOS Software helps to enhance and extend the useful life of Cisco devices. Through major software updates it is possible to extend the life of equipment and maximize application technology investments by:

Adding new functionality that, in many cases, requires no additional hardware investment
Increasing the performance of current functionality
Enhancing network and/or application availability, reliability, and stability

TAC Support

With more than 1000 highly trained customer support engineers, 390 CCIE® experts, and access to 13,000 R&D engineers, Cisco TAC complements your in-house staff with a high level of knowledge in voice, video, and data communications networking technology. Its sophisticated call routing system quickly routes calls to the correct technology personnel. The Cisco TAC is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Cisco.com

This award-winning Web site provides 24 x 7 access to an extensive collection of online product and technology information, interactive network management and troubleshooting tools, and knowledge transfer resources that can help customers reduce costs by increasing staff self-sufficiency and productivity.

Advance Hardware Replacement

Advance replacement and onsite field engineer options supply fast access to replacement hardware and field resources for installing hardware, minimizing the risk of potential network downtime.

Table 13. Cisco Technical Support Services—Competitive Differentiators

Feature

Benefit or Advantage

Worldwide Virtual Lab

This extensive lab of Cisco equipment and Cisco IOS Software versions provides an invaluable engineering resource and knowledge base for training, product information, and recreation and testing of selected network issues to help decrease time-to-resolution.

TAC Training

Boot Camps
Tech Calls
Tech Forums

Cisco is committed to providing customers the latest in technology support. These TAC training programs assist customers in case avoidance as well as provide knowledge transfer of Cisco networking expertise.

Cisco Live

A powerful suite of Internet-enabled tools with firewall-friendly features, these secure, encrypted Java applets can turn a simple phone call into an interactive collaboration session, allowing a customer and Cisco TAC support engineer to work together more effectively.

Global Logistics

Delivers award-winning, worldwide hardware replacement support with 650 depots, covering 120 countries, at a $2.3 billion investment in inventory, and comprising 10,000 onsite field engineers.

Cisco IOS Software

Employs 100 discrete technologies with more than 2000 features. 400 new features are added each year. Cisco IOS Software is installed in more than 10 million devices and is running on more than 10,000 networks worldwide. It operates on the world’s largest IPv6 and VoIP networks and in all major service provider networks worldwide.

For More Information

To learn more about how you can take advantage of Cisco Technical Support Services, talk to your Cisco representative or visit

Cisco Technical Support Services at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/svcs/ps3034/ps2827/serv_category_home.html.

For additional information on the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series, visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/catalyst4500.

For additional information about Cisco products, contact:

United States and Canada: 800 553-NETS (6387)

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Other: 408 526-7209

http://www.cisco.com