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High-Performance, Rack-Optimized Server Switching

Product Overview

The Cisco Catalyst® 4948 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 offers exceptional performance 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 offers 48 ports of wire-speed 10/100/1000BASE-T with four alternative wired ports that can accommodate optional 1000BASE-X Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) optics.[1] 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 Switch

Figure 2. Rear View of Cisco Catalyst 4948 with Dual Redundant Power Supplies and Removable Fan Tray

Features and Benefits

Wire-Speed Performance for 10/100/1000 Connectivity

The Cisco Catalyst 4948 delivers wire-speed throughput with low latency for data-intensive applications, using a 96-Gbps switching fabric with a forwarding rate of 72 million packets per second (mpps) in hardware for Layer 2 to 4 traffic. Switching performance remains high 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.

Power Supply Redundancy for Nonstop Operation

The Cisco Catalyst 4948 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 also has a hot-swappable fan tray with four redundant fans for additional serviceability and availability.

Wire-Speed Performance for 10/100/1000 Connectivity

The Cisco Catalyst 4948 delivers wire-speed throughput with low latency for data-intensive applications, using a 96-Gbps switching fabric with a forwarding rate of 72 million packets per second (mpps) in hardware for Layer 2 to 4 traffic. Switching performance remains high 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.

Power Supply Redundancy for Nonstop Operation

The Cisco Catalyst 4948 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 also has a hot-swappable fan tray with four redundant fans for additional serviceability and availability.

Comprehensive Management

The Cisco Catalyst 4948 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 to reload a new image from a TFTP server within seconds.

The Cisco Catalyst 4948 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 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.

Software Configuration Options

Table 1 summarizes the software configuration options for the Cisco Catalyst 4948.

Table 1. Software Configuration Options for Cisco Catalyst 4948

Software Image

Description

LAN Base image

Basic Layer 2 image

IP Base image

Standard Layer 3 image, including Routing Information Protocol Version 1 (RIPv1), RIPv2, static routes, and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) stub

Enterprise Services image

Enhanced Layer 3 image, including Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Intermediate System–to–Intermediate System (IS-IS), EIGRP, Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), AppleTalk, and Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) software routing; also includes all IP Base image features

Feature Comparison

Table 2 compares the features of the Cisco Catalyst 4948 Switch, Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch, and Catalyst 4900M Switch.

Table 2. Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches Model Comparison

Feature and Description

Cisco Catalyst 4948

Cisco Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Cisco Catalyst 4900M

Switching capacity

96 Gbps

136 Gbps

320 Gbps

Throughput

72 mpps

102 mpps

250 mpps for IPv4
125 mpps for IPv6

IPv6 support

In software

In software

In hardware

Height

1RU

1RU

2RU

Modular half-card slots

0

0

2

Maximum 10/100/1000 ports

48

48

40

Maximum 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports

0

2

24

Maximum Gigabit Ethernet (fiber) ports

4

0

32 (Cisco TwinGig Converter Module)

Cisco TwinGig Converter Module support

No

No

Yes (half-cards only)

Uplink optic type

4 SFP optics

2 X2 (10 Gigabit Ethernet) optics

8 X2 (10 Gigabit Ethernet) optics

Multilayer switching

IP Base and Enterprise Services options

IP Base and Enterprise Services options

IP Base and Enterprise Services options

Shared buffer

16 MB

16 MB

16 MB

CPU

266 MHz

666 MHz

1.3 GHz

Synchronous Dynamic RAM (SDRAM)

256 MB

256 MB

512 MB

Active VLANs

4096

4096

4096

Multicast entries

28,000 (Layer 3)
16,000 (Layer 2)
28,000 (Layer 3)
16,000 (Layer 2)
56,000 for IPv4
28,000 for IPv6

Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST) and VLAN IDs

4096

4096

4096

Spanning Tree Protocol instances

1500

1500

3000

Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIs)

2000

2000

4000

Security and QoS hardware entries

32,000

32,000

128,000

MAC addresses

32,000

55,000

55,000

Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)

2 ingress and 4 egress

2 ingress and 4 egress

8 ingress and 8 egress

USB port

No

No

Yes

Compact flash memory support

No

No

Yes

System reset button

No

No

Yes

Minimum software requirement

Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(20)EWA or later

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)EWA or later

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(40)XO or later

Features and Specifications at a Glance

Performance and Switching

96 Gbps nonblocking switch fabric

72 mpps Layer 2 forwarding (hardware)

72 mpps Layer 3 and 4 forwarding: IP routing and Cisco Express Forwarding (hardware)

Layer 2 to 4 hardware-based switch engine (application-specific integrated circuit [ASIC]-based)

Unicast and multicast routing entries: 32,000

Support for 4096 active VLANs and 4096 VLAN IDs per switch

Layer 2 multicast addresses: 16,384

MAC addresses: 32,768

Policers: 512 ingress and 512 egress

Access control list (ACL) and QoS entries: 32,000

Uplinks: 4 alternatively wired SFP ports with Cisco Gigabit EtherChannel support

Latency: 6 microseconds for 64-byte packets

SVIs: 2048

Spanning Tree Protocol instances: 1500

Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping entries: 16,000

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

Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP)

VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) and VTP domains

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

Flexlink

Spanning Tree PortFast and PortFast Guard

Spanning Tree UplinkFast and BackboneFast

IEEE 802.1s

IEEE 802.1w

IEEE 802.3ad

Spanning Tree Root Guard

Cisco Discovery Protocol Version 1 and 2

IGMPv1, v2, and v3

Cisco EtherChannel technology, Cisco Fast EtherChannel technology, and Cisco Gigabit EtherChannel technology support

Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP)

Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)

Unidirectional Link Detection Protocol (UDLD) and aggressive UDLD on the SFP ports

IEEE 802.1 Q-in-Q in hardware

Layer 2 protocol tunneling

Jumbo frames on all ports (up to 9216 bytes)

Baby giants (up to 1600 bytes)

Unidirectional Ethernet

Hardware-based storm control (formerly known as broadcast and multicast suppression)

Community private VLANs (PVLANs)

Forced 10/100 autonegotiation

Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP) Version 2 Layer 2 redirect

Private VLAN promiscuous trunk

Layer 2 promiscuous trunk over trunk port (L2PT)

Class-of-service (CoS) mutation

E-OAM 802.3ah and CFM: 802.1ag

Layer 3 Features

Jumbo frames on all ports (up to 9216 bytes)

Hardware-based IP Cisco Express Forwarding routing at 72 mpps

Static IP routing

IP routing protocols: EIGRP, OSPF, RIP, and RIPv2

BGPv4 and Multicast Border Gateway Protocol (MBGP)

Nonstop Forwarding (NSF) awareness

Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) v1 and v2

Software routing of IPX and AppleTalk

IS-IS routing protocol

IGMPv1, v2, and v3

IGMP filtering on access and trunk ports

IP multicast routing protocols: Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM), Source-Specific Multicast (SSM), and Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP)

Auto rendezvous point (Auto-RP)

Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP)

Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM)

Cisco Group Management Protocol (GMP) server

Full Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) support

ICMP Router Discovery Protocol

Policy-based routing (PBR)

Virtual Route Forwarding lite (VRF-lite)

VRF-aware IP services

IPv6 software switching support

OSPF fast convergence

OSPF and EIGRP fast-convergence protection

EIGRP stub

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

IP unnumbered for SVI

Nonstop Forwarding (NSF) awareness

WCCPv2

Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)

High-Availability Features

1+1 hot-swappable AC or DC power supplies

Hot-swappable field-replaceable fan tray with redundant fans

HSRP v1 and v2

VRRP

Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM)

Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD)

Smart Call Home

Sophisticated QoS and Traffic Management

Per-port QoS configuration

Per-port and per-VLAN QoS

Support for four queues per port in hardware

Strict priority queuing

IP differentiated services code point (DSCP) and IP precedence

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

Classification and marking based on full Layer 3 and 4 headers (IP only)

Input and output policing based on Layer 3 and 4 headers (IP only)

Support for 512 policers on ingress and 512 policers on egress configured as aggregate or individual

Shaping and sharing output queue management

Dynamic Buffer Limiting (DBL) advanced congestion-avoidance feature

No performance penalty for granular QoS functions

Matched CoS for non-IPv4 traffic

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 and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) hardware-based filtering at 72 mpps

No performance penalty with advanced Layer 3 and 4 services enabled

Software-based learning at a sustained rate of 500 hosts per second

Support for 32,768 MAC addresses

Support for 32,000 entries in routing table (shared between unicast and multicast)

Support for 512 ingress policers and 512 egress policers

Support for 32,000 ACL and QoS entries

Scalability to 2048 virtual ports (VLAN port instances)

Scalability to 8000 IGMP snooping entries

Scalability to 1500 Spanning Tree Protocol instances

Bandwidth aggregation up to 16 Gbps through Cisco Gigabit EtherChannel technology

Hardware-based wire-speed multicast management

Hardware-based wire-speed ACLs

Comprehensive Management

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

Manageable through Cisco Network Assistant

SNMPv1, v2, and v3 instrumentation, delivering comprehensive in-band management

Command-line interface (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 (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 macros

SPAN ACL filtering

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client autoconfiguration

IfIndex persistence

HTTPS

Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)

MAC address notification

Onboard failure logging (OBFL)

Network Mobility Service Protocol (NMSP)

Advanced Security

TACACS+ and RADIUS, which enable centralized control of the switch and restrict unauthorized users from altering the configuration

Standard and extended ACLs on all ports

IEEE 802.1X user authentication (with VLAN assignment, port security, voice VLAN, and guest VLAN extensions)

IEEE 802.1X accounting

IEEE 802.1X authentication failure

IEEE 802.1X private VLAN assignment

IEEE 802.1X private guest VLAN

IEEE 802.1X RADIUS-supplied timeout

IEEE 802.1X MAC-Auth-Bypass

IEEE 802.1X inaccessible authentication bypass

Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) Layer 2 IEEE 802.1X

Cisco NAC Layer 2 IP

Cisco NAC Layer 2 IP inaccessible authentication bypass

Trusted boundary

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

VLAN ACLs (VACLs)

Port ACLs (PACLs)

PVLANs on access and trunk ports

VTPv3

DHCP snooping

DHCP Option 82

DHCP Option 82 insertion

DHCP Option 82 pass-through

Port security

Port security for PVLAN ports

Trunk port security

Sticky port security

Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Versions 1 and 2

VLAN Management Policy Server (VMPS) client

Unicast MAC filtering

Unicast port flood blocking

Dynamic Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) inspection switch and restriction of unauthorized users from altering the configuration

IP Source Guard

Community PVLAN

Control plane policing

IEEE 802.1X unidirectional controlled port

Voice VLAN sticky port security

Secure Copy Protocol (SCP)

IEEE 802.1X inaccessible authentication bypass

MAC authentication bypass

Cisco EtherChannel trunk port security

Traffic and Congestion Management

Four queues per port

Dynamic buffers

Switch Architecture

Dynamic packet buffering, 16 MB shared memory

266-MHz CPU speed

6-MB flash memory

256-MB SDRAM

Management

Enhanced Object Tracking (EOT)

IP service-level agreement (SLA)

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

CiscoWorks CiscoView

Cisco Network Assistant

BGP4-MIB.my

BRIDGE-MIB.my (RFC 1493)

Static multicast MAC address in BRIDGE-MIB

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

LLDP MIB

Industry Standards

Ethernet: IEEE 802.3 and 10BASE-T

Fast Ethernet: IEEE 802.3u and 100BASE-TX

Gigabit Ethernet: IEEE 802.3z and 802.3ab

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 CoS prioritization

IEEE 802.1Q VLAN

IEEE 802.1X user authentication

1000BASE-X (SFP)

1000BASE-SX

1000BASE-LX/LH

1000BASE-ZX

RMON I and II standards

Indicators and Ports

Fan, power supply 1, and power supply 2

Power supply status: Green (operational) or red (faulty)

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

Console: RJ-45 socket

SFP ports: Link

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

Supported SFPs

Table 3 lists the SFPs supported by the Cisco Catalyst 4948.

Table 3. SFPs Supported by Cisco Catalyst 4948

SFP

Gigabit Ethernet SFP, LC connector, and LH transceiver

Gigabit Ethernet SFP, LC connector, and SX transceiver

Gigabit Ethernet SFP, LC connector, and ZX transceiver

Gigabit Ethernet SFP, RJ-45 connector, and 10/100/1000BASE-T transceiver

Cisco Coarse Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (CWDM) SFP 1470 nanometer (nm); Gigabit Ethernet and 1- and 2-Gbps Fibre Channel (gray)

Cisco CWDM SFP 1490 nm; Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel (violet)

Cisco CWDM SFP 1510 nm; Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel (blue)

Cisco CWDM SFP 1530 nm; Gigabit Ethernet and 1- and 2-Gbps Fibre Channel (green)

Cisco CWDM SFP 1550 nm; Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel (yellow)

Cisco CWDM SFP 1570 nm; Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel (orange)

Cisco CWDM SFP 1590 nm; Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel (red)

Cisco CWDM SFP 1610 nm; Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel (brown)

Power Supply

The Cisco Catalyst 4948 offers a choice of 300W AC or DC power supplies. The switch can operate with one power supply present. When two power supplies are installed, the switch shares the power load between the two supplies (Table 4).

Table 4. AC and DC Power Supply Specifications

Specification

300W AC

300W DC

Input current

4A @ 100V
2A @ 240V

8A @ –40.5 to –75VDC

Output current

25A @ 12 VDC

25A @ 12 VDC

Weight

Weight: 2.0 kg

Weight: 2.0 kg

Heat dissipation

1023 BTU/hr

1023 BTU/hr

Average power use

176W

176W

Switch Dimensions

Width: 17.290 in. (43.9166 cm)

Depth: 16.14 in. (40.9956 cm)

Height: 1.712 in. (4.445 cm)

Weight: 16.5 lb (7.48 kg) with one power supply

Software Requirements

The Cisco Catalyst 4948 high-performance edge switch is supported only in Cisco IOS Software and is not supported in the Cisco Catalyst OS Software. The minimum software version is Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(20)EWA or later.

For the latest software release information and recommendations, please refer to the product bulletin at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6021/prod_bulletins_list.html.

Environmental Conditions

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

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

Relative humidity: 10% to 90%, noncondensing

Operating altitude: –60 to 2000m

Regulatory Standards Compliance

Table 5 summarizes the regulatory standards compliance of the Cisco Catalyst 4948. Table 6 lists the Cisco Catalyst 4948’s compliance with industry environmental standards.

Table 5. Regulatory Standards Compliance of Cisco Catalyst 4948

Specification

Description

Regulatory compliance

Products bear CE marking, indicating compliance with the 89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC directives, which include the safety and EMC standards listed here.

Safety

UL 60950-1
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
EN 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950
IEC 60825-1
IEC 60825-2
EN 60825-1
EN 60825-2
21 CFR 1040

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
EN55024
ETS300 386
EN50082-1
EN61000-3-2
EN61000-3-3

Table 6. Environmental Standards for the Cisco Catalyst 4948

Specification

Description

Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS)

GR-63-Core NEBS Level 3
GR-1089-Core NEBS Level 3

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

ETS 300 019 Storage Class 1.1
ETS 300 019 Transportation Class 2.3
ETS 300 019 Stationary Use Class 3.1

New Cisco IOS Software Packaging for the Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series

Cisco provides a new Cisco IOS Software package for the Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series, creating a new foundation for features and functions and offering consistency across all Cisco Catalyst switches. The new Cisco IOS Software release is designated Release 12.2SG.

The Cisco IOS Software images for the Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series, formerly known as Basic Layer 3 (Standard Multilayer Image [SMI]) and Enhanced Layer 3 (Enhanced Multilayer Image [EMI]) images, are now called the IP Base and Enterprise Services images, respectively. Unless otherwise specified, all currently shipping Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series software features based on Cisco IOS Software are supported in the IP Base image; however, note the following points regarding the IP Base image:

The IP Base image does not support the following routing-related features: BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, IPX, AppleTalk, VRF-lite, and PBR).

The IP Base image supports the EIGRP stub for Layer 3 routing on all Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series supervisor engines. For more information about the EIGRP stub, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk365/technologies_white_paper0900aecd8023df6f.shtml.

The Enterprise Services image supports all Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series software features based on Cisco IOS Software, including enhanced routing. Table 1 earlier in this document provides a more detailed description of the feature differences between the IP Base and Enterprise Services images.

LAN Base Image

Starting with Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(52)SG, the LAN Base Software image will be the default Cisco IOS Software option for the Catalyst 4948. The IP Base and Enterprise Services images are available as optional upgrades. The LAN Base image is supported on the Catalyst 4948 and 4948-10GE. It is focused primarily on customers’ Layer 2 requirements, and therefore many of the IP Base features have been removed. If the customer requires some of the features at a later date, the LAN Base image is fully upgradable to the IP Base or Enterprise Services image. Table 7 compares the LAN Base image to the IP Base image.

Table 7. Cisco IOS Software Feature Comparison: LAN Base vs. IP Base Image

LAN Base

IP Base

Data center–grade HW

Yes

Yes

Basic Layer 2

Yes

Yes

SPAN

2 sessions

8 sessions

Location services

No

Yes

Smart Call Home

No

Yes

HSRP and VRRP

No

Yes

GLBP

No

Yes

L2PT and Q-in-Q

No

Yes

Auto QoS

Yes*

Yes

EIGRP Stub

No

Yes

PIM SM/DM

No

Yes

Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) snooping

Yes*

Yes

Flexlink

Yes*

Yes

PVST+ and PVRST+

Yes*

Yes

EEM

No

Yes

Smartports

Yes*

Yes


* Support added in 12.2(53)SG

Ordering Information

Table 8 provides ordering information for the Cisco Catalyst 4948.

Table 8. Ordering Information for Cisco Catalyst 4948

Part Number

Description

WS-C4948-S

Cisco Catalyst 4948, IP Base software image (RIP, static routes), 1 AC power supply, fan tray

WS-C4948-E

Cisco Catalyst 4948, Enterprise Services software image (IPX, AppleTalk, OSPF, EIGRP, IS-IS, BGP), 1 AC power supply, fan tray

WS-C4948

Cisco Catalyst 4948, optional software image, optional power supplies, fan tray

WS-C4948-BDL

Cisco Catalyst 4948 10-switch multipack bundle shipped in 1 box, volume service option

S49LB-12252SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches (LAN Base image)

S49LBK9-12252SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches (LAN Base image with Triple Data Encryption Standard [3DES])

S49IPB-12252SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches (IP Base image)

S49IPBK9-12252SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches (IP Base image with 3DES)

S49ES-12252SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches (Enterprise Services image with BGP support)

S49ESK9-12252SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches (Enterprise Services image with 3DES and BGP support)

WS-C4900-SW-LIC

Cisco Catalyst 4948 IP Base upgrade license for LAN Base image

PWR-C49-300AC(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4900 300W AC power supply

PWR-C49-300AC/2

Cisco Catalyst 4900 300W AC power supply, redundant

PWR-C49-300DC(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4900 300W DC power supply

PWR-C49-300DC/2

Cisco Catalyst 4900 300W DC power supply, redundant

WS-X4991=

Cisco Catalyst 4900 fan tray (spare)

C4948-ACC-KIT=

Spare rack-mount and cable guide

C4948-BKT-KIT=

Cisco Catalyst 4900 front and rear mount brackets

C4948-REAR-BKT(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4900 high-performance rear mount brackets

Power Cable Options

CAB-US515-C15-US

AC power cord, 110V North America

CAB-N5K6A-NA

AC power cord, 220V North America

CAB-AS3112-C15-AU

AC power cord (Australia)

CAB-CEE77-C15-EU

AC power cord (Europe)

CAB-C2316-C15-IT

AC power cord CD12 (Italy)

CAB-IR2073-C15-AR

AC power cord (Argentina)

CAB-BS546-C15-SA

AC power cord (South Africa)

CAB-BS1363-C15-UK

AC power cord (United Kingdom)

CAB-7KACSXX

AC power cord (Switzerland)

SFP Options

GLC-LH-SM=

Gigabit Ethernet SFP, LC connector LH transceiver

GLC-SX-MM=

Gigabit Ethernet SFP, LC connector SX transceiver

GLC-ZX-SM=

Gigabit Ethernet SFP, LC connector ZX transceiver

GLC-BX-D=

1000BASE-BX10-D downstream bidirectional single fiber; with digital optical monitoring (DOM)

GLC-BX-U=

1000BASE-BX10-U upstream bidirectional single fiber; with DOM

CWDM-SFP-1470=

Cisco CWDM SFP 1470 nm; Gigabit Ethernet and 1G/2G Fibre Channel (FC) (gray)

CWDM-SFP-1490=

Cisco CWDM SFP 1490 nm; Gigabit Ethernet and FC (violet)

CWDM-SFP-1510=

Cisco CWDM SFP 1510 nm; Gigabit Ethernet and 1G/2G FC (blue)

CWDM-SFP-1530=

Cisco CWDM SFP 1530 nm; Gigabit Ethernet and 1G/2G FC (green)

CWDM-SFP-1550=

Cisco CWDM SFP 1550 nm; Gigabit Ethernet and 1G/2G FC (yellow)

CWDM-SFP-1570=

Cisco CWDM SFP 1570 nm; Gigabit Ethernet and 1G/2G FC (orange)

CWDM-SFP-1590=

Cisco CWDM SFP 1590 nm; Gigabit Ethernet and 1G/2G FC (red)

CWDM-SFP-1610=

Cisco CWDM SFP 1610 nm; Gigabit Ethernet and 1G/2G FC (brown)

CSS5-CABLX-LCSC=

Cisco CSS 11500 10m fiber single-mode LX LC-to-SC connectors

CSS5-CABSX-LC=

Cisco CSS 11500 10m fiber multimode SX LC connectors

CSS5-CABSX-LCSC=

Cisco CSS 11500 10m fiber multimode SX LC-to-SC connectors

CAB-SM-LCSC-1M

1m fiber single-mode LC-to-SC connectors

CAB-SM-LCSC-5M

5m fiber single-mode LC-to-SC connectors

Warranty

The Cisco Catalyst 4948 has a 1-year limited hardware warranty. It includes hardware replacement with a 10-day turnaround from receipt of a return materials authorization (RMA).

Cisco Technical Support Services

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

Cisco Technical Support Services (Tables 9 and 10) provides 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 include the following:

Latest software updates

Rapid replacement of hardware with next-day, 4-hour, and 2-hour dispatch options

Ongoing technical support through the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC)

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

Table 9. Technical Support Services: Components

Feature

Benefits

Software support

Software support offers maintenance and minor and major updates for licensed feature sets. Downloading new maintenance releases, patches, or updates of Cisco IOS Software helps enhance and extend the useful life ofCisco devices. Through major software updates, organizations can extend the life of equipment and maximize application technology investments by:

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

Cisco TAC support

With more than 1000 highly trained customer support engineers, 390 Cisco CCIE® experts, and access to 13,000 research and development engineers, Cisco TAC complements your in-house staff with a high level of knowledge in data, voice, and video 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 website provides 24-hour 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.

Smart Call Home

Cisco Smart Call Home is a proactive, connected service capability of Cisco SMARTnet Service that is available at no additional cost on Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches. Smart Call Home devices can continuously monitor their own health using Cisco GOLD diagnostics technology and automatically notify you of potential issues using secure transmissions. If a serious problem arises, Smart Call Home automatically detects it and generates a Cisco TAC service request that is routed to the right team for a particular problem.

Table 10. Technical Support Services: Competitive Differentiators

Feature

Benefits

Worldwide virtual lab

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

Cisco TAC training

Boot camps
Tech calls
Tech forums

Cisco is committed to providing customers the latest in technology support. Cisco TAC training programs help customers avoid opening cases. These programs also 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 customers and Cisco TAC support engineers to work together more effectively.

Global logistics

With 10,000 onsite field engineers and a US$2.3 billion investment in inventory, Cisco delivers award-winning, worldwide hardware replacement support from 650 depots, covering 120 countries.

Cisco IOS Software

Cisco IOS Software employs 100 discrete technologies with more than 2000 features. Each year, 400 new features are added. 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 voice-over-IP (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 Services at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/svcs/ps3034/ps2827/serv_category_home.html.

For additional information about the Cisco Catalyst 4948, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/catalyst4500.

For additional information about Cisco products, contact:

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

Europe: 32 2 778 4242

Australia: 612 9935 4107

Other: 408 526-7209

http://www.cisco.com

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[1] The Cisco Catalyst 4948 has 52 physical switching ports (48 10/100/1000 and 4 SFP) on the front panel. Up to 48 of these ports can be active at one time in any combination.