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Model Supervisor 8E Supervisor 7E Supervisor 7LE Supervisor 6E Supervisor 6LE Supervisor V 10 GE
Documentation Data Sheet Data Sheet Data Sheet Data Sheet Data Sheet Data Sheet
Performance Supervisor 8E Supervisor 7E Supervisor 7LE Supervisor 6E Supervisor 6LE Supervisor V 10 GE
Switching Capacity 928 Gbps 848 Gbps 520 Gbps

320 Gbps

280 Gbps 136 Gbps
IPv4 Throughput 250 Mpps 250 Mpps 225 Mpps 250 Mpps 225 Mpps 102 Mpps
IPv6 Throughput 125 Mpps 125 Mpps 110 Mpps 125 Mpps 110 Mpps Software Switched
Bandwidth/Slot 48 Gbps 48 Gbps 48 Gbps 24 Gbps 24 Gbps 6 Gbps
Scalability Supervisor 8E Supervisor 7E Supervisor 7LE Supervisor 6E Supervisor 6LE Supervisor V 10 GE
Number of Routes 256K for IPv4
128K for IPv6
256K for IPv4
128K for IPv6
64K for IPv4
32K for IPv6
256K for IPv4
128K for IPv6
64K for IPv4
32K for IPv6
128K for IPv4
1K for IPv6
Number of Packet Buffers 128K 128K 128K 64K 64K 32K
NetFlow Entries 128K 128K 128K - - 85K
MAC Learning Rate per Second 20K 20K 14K 13K 8K 8K
Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) Snoop Entries 12K 12K 12K 12K 3K 6K
Number of 10/100/1000 Ports Up to 384 access Up to 384 access Up to 240 access Up to 384 access Up to 240 access Up to 384 access
10 GE and 1 GE Uplinks 8 10 GE / 1 GE 4 10 GE / 1 GE 2 10 GE / 4 1 GE 2 10 GE / 4 1 GE (TwinGig) 2 10 GE / 4 1 GE (TwinGig) 2 10 GE + 4 1 GE
1 GE Non-Blocking Fiber Ports 192 192 120 138 120 48
10 GE Fiber Ports 96 96 60 30 30 -
Supported Chassis   Supervisor 7E Supervisor 7LE Supervisor 6E Supervisor 6LE Supervisor V 10 GE
4503-E Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4506-E Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4507R+E Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4507R-E Roadmap Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4510R+E Yes Yes - Yes - Yes
4510R-E Roadmap Yes - Yes - Yes
System Supervisor 8E Supervisor 7E Supervisor 7LE Supervisor 6E Supervisor 6LE Supervisor V 10 GE
CPU   Quad Core 2.2 GHz Dual Core 1.5 GHz Dual Core 1.5 GHz 1.3 GHz 1 GHz 800 MHz
DRAM 4G 2G (upgradable to 4G) 2G (upgradable to 4G) 512 MB (upgradable to 1G) 512 MB 512 MB
Bootflash 2 GB 1 GB 1 GB 128 MB 128 MB 64 MB
Layer 2 and 3 Services Scalability Supervisor 8E Supervisor 7E Supervisor 7LE Supervisor 6E Supervisor 6LE Supervisor V 10 GE
Security and QoS Entries (combined) 128K 128K 64K 128K 64K 64K
MAC Address 55K 55K 55K 55K 55K 55K
Multicast Routes 32K 32K 32K 32K 32K 32K
Input/Output Policers 16K 16K 16K 16K 16K 8K
Spanning Tree Instances 10K 10K 10K 10K 10K 10K
Active VLANs 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K
Switch Virtual Interface (SVI) 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K
VRF-Lite Instances 64 64 64 64 64 -
Embedded Wireshark Yes Yes Yes No No No
LISP Readiness Yes (hardware-ready) No No No No No
SDN Readiness Yes (hardware-ready) Yes (hardware-ready) Yes (hardware-ready) No No No
Native Wireless Controller Support Yes (hardware-ready) No No No No No

Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Switch Model Comparisons

Supervisor engine slots do not support switching line-card modules.
Line-card slots do not support supervisor engines. "
Model Catalyst 4510R+E Switch Catalyst 4507R+E Switch Catalyst 4510R-E Switch Catalyst 4507R-E Switch Catalyst 4506-E Switch Catalyst 4503-E Switch
3D Model Available View View View View View View
Total Slots 10 7 10 7 6 3
Supervisors Catalyst 4510R+E Switch Catalyst 4507R+E Switch Catalyst 4510R-E Switch Catalyst 4507R-E Switch Catalyst 4506-E Switch Catalyst 4503-E Switch
Supervisor 8-E Supported Supported Roadmap Roadmap Supported Supported
Supervisor 7-E Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Supervisor 7-LE Supported   Supported Supported Supported
Supervisor 6E Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Supervisor 6-LE - Supported - Supported Supported Supported
Supervisor V-10 GE Supported
Supervisor Engine Slot Number 5, 6 3,4 5, 6 3, 4 1 1
Supervisor Engine Redundancy Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Line Cards Catalyst 4510R+E Switch Catalyst 4507R+E Switch Catalyst 4510R-E Switch Catalyst 4507R-E Switch Catalyst 4506-E Switch Catalyst 4503-E Switch
Line Card Slots 8 5 8 5 5 2
Line Card Support E-Series (requires E-Series chassis) and classic
Line Card Slot Speed 48 Gbps, 24 Gbps, and 6 Gbps 48 Gbps, 24 Gbps, and 6 Gbps 24 Gbps and 6 Gbps 24 Gbps and 6 Gbps 48 Gbps, 24 Gbps, and 6 Gbps 48 Gpbs, 24 Gbps, and 6 Gbps
Power Catalyst 4510R+E Switch Catalyst 4507R+E Switch Catalyst 4510R-E Switch Catalyst 4507R-E Switch Catalyst 4506-E Switch Catalyst 4503-E Switch
Power Supply Bays 2
AC Input Yes
DC Input Yes
Integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) Yes
PoE Plus (PoEP) Yes
Universal PoE (UPOE) Yes
Minimum Number of Power Supplies 1
Fan Tray Bays 1
Mount Catalyst 4510R+E Switch Catalyst 4507R+E Switch Catalyst 4510R-E Switch Catalyst 4507R-E Switch Catalyst 4506-E Switch Catalyst 4503-E Switch
Location of 19-inch Rack-Mount Front
Location of 23-inch Rack-Mount Front (option)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Switch Model Comparison

Model Catalyst 4510R Switch Catalyst 4507R Switch Catalyst 4506 Switch Catalyst 4503 Switch
Total Slots 10 7 6 3
Supervisor Engine Slots 22 22 11 11
Line Card Slot Speed 6 Gbps 6 Gbps 6 Gbps 6 Gbps
Supervisor Engine Redundancy Yes (Supervisor Engine 6-E,V-10GE, V) Yes (Supervisor Engine 6-E, 6L-E, V-10GE, V, IV, II-Plus-10GE, II-Plus) No No
Supervisor Engines Supported Supervisor Engine 6-E,V-10GE, V Supervisor Engine 6-E, 6L-E, V-10GE, V, IV, II-Plus-10GE, II-Plus Supervisor Engine 6-E, 6L-E, V-10GE, V, IV, II-Plus-10GE, II-Plus Supervisor Engine 6-E, 6L-E, V-10GE, V, IV, II-Plus-10GE, II-Plus Engine II-Plus-TS
Line Card Slots 82 52 5 2
Power Supply Bays 2 2 2 2
AC Input Yes Yes Yes Yes
DC Input Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Minimum Number of Power Supplies 1 1 1 1
Fan Tray Bays 1 1 1 1
Location of 19-inch Rack-Mount Front Front Front Front
Location of 23-inch Rack-Mount Front (option) Front (option) Front (option) Front (option)