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Cisco Catalyst 4948 Fixed-Config Switch for Rack-Optimized Server Switching

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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 2623

Cisco Systems® is pleased to announce the Cisco® Catalyst® 4948 Switch, a wire-speed, low latency, 48-port 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Layer 2-4, 1-rack-unit (RU), fixed-configuration switch for rack-optimized server-switching applications. An external announcement is scheduled for September 27, 2004. The Cisco Catalyst 4948 Switch offers exceptional performance and reliability for Layer 2 and Layer 3 server switching deployments for enterprise and small and medium-sized (SMB) businesses.

The new Cisco Catalyst 4948 Switch is available for order immediately, with first customer shipment (FCS) planned for September 15, 2004.

This product bulletin contains the following information:

• Product overview

• Product number and pricing

• Software requirements

• FCS schedule and lead times

• Online documentation

• Competitive information

• Marketing contacts

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

The Cisco Catalyst 4948 Switch is a wire-speed, low-latency, 1 RU fixed-configuration switch for rack-optimized server switching. Based on the proven Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series hardware and software architecture. The Cisco Catalyst 4948 offers exceptional performance and reliability for low-density, multilayer aggregation of high-performance servers and workstations.
The Cisco Catalyst 4948 offers 48 ports of wire-speed Layer 2-4 10/100/1000-BASE-T with four alternative wired ports that can accommodate optional 1000-BASE-X Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) optics* Exceptional reliability and serviceability is delivered with optional internal AC or DC 1+1 hot-swappable power supplies and a hot-swappable fan tray with redundant fans.
* The Cisco Catalyst 4948 has 52 physical switching ports (48 10/100/1000 and four SFP) on the front panel. Up to 48 of these ports can be active at one time in any combination.
Important Features:

Wire-speed performance for 10/100/1000 Ethernet connectivity-96-Gbps switching fabric with 72-mpps forwarding rate for Layer 2-4

Power supply redundancy for nonstop operation-1+1 redundant hot swappable internal AC or DC power supplies

Robust network security-Prevent man-in-the-middle and IP spoofing attacks; access control lists (ACLs); Secure Shell (SSH) version 1 and version 2 protocols; Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) for secure remote access and network management

Comprehensive network management-Dedicated 10/100 console port and dedicated 10/100 management port; remote in-band management through SNMP

PRODUCT NUMBERS

Part numbers for the Cisco Catalyst 4948 are listed in Table 1. Table 2 shows software requirements. Table 3 shows shipping information.

Table 1. Ordering Information

Model Number

Product Description

WS-C4948-S
Cisco Catalyst 4948, standard multilayer software image, one AC power supply, fan tray
WS-C4948-E
Cisco Catalyst 4948, enhanced multilayer software image, one AC power supply, fan tray
WS-C4948
Cisco Catalyst 4948, optional software image, optional power supplies, fan tray
PWR-C49-300AC(=)
Cisco Catalyst 4948 300W AC power supply
PWR-C49-300AC/2
Cisco Catalyst 4948 300W AC power supply redundant
PWR-C49-300DC(=)
Cisco Catalyst 4948 300W DC power supply
PWR-C49-300DC/2
Cisco Catalyst 4948 300W DC power supply redundant
S49L3K9-12220EWA(=)
Standard multilayer software image: Routing Information Protocol (RIP), static routes, IPX, Appletalk; 3DES image
S49L3-12220EWA(=)
Standard multilayer software image: RIP, static routes, IPX, Appletalk
S49L3EK9-12220EWA (=)
Enhanced multilayer software image: OSPF, IS-IS, EIGRP, BGP; 3DES image
S49L3E-12220EWA(=)
Enhanced multilayer software image: OSPF, IS-IS, EIGRP, BGP
WS-X4991=
Cisco Catalyst 4948 fan tray (spare)
C4948-ACC-KIT=
Spare rack mount and cable guide
C4948-BKT-KIT=
Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series front- and rear-mount brackets

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

Product

Software Type

Min Software Req.

Cisco Catalyst 4948 Series
Cisco IOS ® Software
Cisco IOS Release 12.2(20)EWA or greater

FCS SCHEDULE AND LEAD TIMES

Product

Ordering Opened

Target FCS

Volume Ship

Lead Time

WS-C4948-S
Now
September 15, 2004
October 15, 2004
N/A
WS-C4948-E
Now
September 15, 2004
October 15, 2004
N/A
WS-C4948
Now
September 15, 2004
October 15, 2004
N/A

ONLINE DOCUMENTATION

Cisco Catalyst 4948 product information, including data sheet, question and answer (Q&A), and architecture documents are available at:
Cisco Catalyst 4948 Data Sheet:
Server Clustering White Paper:
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The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0402R) 	204108.19_ETMG_JR_11.04Printed in the USA Text Box:  Corporate HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-4000	800 553-NETS (6387)Fax:	408 526-4100	European HeadquartersCisco Systems International BVHaarlerbergparkHaarlerbergweg 13-191101 CH AmsterdamThe Netherlandswww-europe.cisco.comTel:	31 0 20 357 1000Fax:	31 0 20 357 1100	Americas HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-7660Fax:	408 527-0883	Asia Pacific HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.168 Robinson Road#28-01 Capital TowerSingapore 068912www.cisco.comTel: +65 6317 7777Fax: +65 6317 7799Cisco Systems has more than 200 offices in the following countries and regions. Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed onthe Cisco Web site at www.cisco.com/go/offices.Argentina · Australia · Austria · Belgium · Brazil · Bulgaria · Canada · Chile · China PRC · Colombia · Costa Rica · Croatia · Cyprus Czech Republic · Denmark · Dubai, UAE · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Hong Kong SAR · Hungary · India · Indonesia · Ireland Israel · Italy · Japan · Korea · Luxembourg · Malaysia · Mexico · The Netherlands · New Zealand · Norway · Peru · Philippines · Poland Portugal · Puerto Rico · Romania · Russia · Saudi Arabia · Scotland · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · South Africa · Spain · Sweden Switzerland · Taiwan · Thailand · Turkey · Ukraine · United Kingdom · United States · Venezuela · Vietnam · ZimbabweCopyright  2004 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. CCIP, CCSP, the Cisco Powered Network mark, Cisco Unity, Follow Me Browsing, FormShare, and StackWise are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn, and iQuick Study are service marks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Aironet, ASIST, BPX, Catalyst, CCDA, CCDP, CCIE, CCNA, CCNP, Cisco, the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert logo, Cisco IOS, the Cisco IOS logo, Cisco Press, Cisco Systems, Cisco Systems Capital, the Cisco Systems logo, Empowering the Internet Generation, Enterprise/Solver, EtherChannel, EtherSwitch, Fast Step, GigaStack, Internet Quotient, IOS, IP/TV, iQ Expertise, the iQ logo, iQ Net Readiness Scorecard, LightStream, Linksys, MGX, MICA, the Networkers logo, Networking Academy, Network Registrar, Packet, PIX, Post-Routing, Pre-Routing, RateMUX, Registrar, ScriptShare, SlideCast, SMARTnet, StrataView Plus, Stratm, SwitchProbe, TeleRouter, The Fastest Way to Increase Your Internet Quotient, TransPath, and VCO are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Web site are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0402R) 	204108.19_ETMG_JR_11.04Printed in the USA