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Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series IEEE 802.3af PoE Line Cards

Product Bulletin, No. 2412


Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series IEEE 802.3af PoE Line Cards Now Orderable


Integrated Resiliency For Advanced Control Of Converged Networks

The Cisco® Catalyst® 4500 Series Switch expands Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) support. PoE, offers greater flexibility and mobility to users by delivering standards-based integrated power to increase network flexibility and usefulness with the support of new devices, services, and applications. IEEE 802.3af PoE compliance is provided in the Catalyst 4500 Series with the introduction of three new line cards and Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(18)EW and CatOS Software Release 8.3(1)GLX to meet the needs of enterprise and commercial customers. Cisco recommends transitioning to these new standards based linecards, especially if you are considering the existing Catalyst 4500 prestandard PoE module (WS-X4148-RJ45V) for deployement in your network.

Following are the new Catalyst 4500 Series PoE line cards:

  • Cisco Catalyst 4500 PoE 802.3af 10/100, 48-port (RJ45)
  • Cisco Catalyst 4500 PoE 802.3af 10/100, 48-port (RJ21)
  • Cisco Catalyst 4500 PoE 802.3af 10/100/1000, 48-port (RJ45)

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series 802.3af Compliant PoE Line Cards

The new line cards enhance the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series portfolio by giving customers the flexibility to support either the IEEE 802.3af standard or the Cisco prestandard PoE implementation on the same line card. This ensures backward compatibility with existing Cisco powered devices. All three line cards support up to 15.4 Watts per port on all ports, optional power classifications, and intelligent power-management features. The new cards are compatible with any Catalyst 4500 Series or Catalyst 4000 Series chassis and can be deployed with any Supervisor Engine. Most importantly, the Catalyst 4500 Series has the power supplies and accessories to simultaneously support up to 15.4W per port on every port in any fully loaded Cisco Catalyst 4500 Switch.

Minimum Software Requirements For New Hardware

Product ID

 

Cisco IOS Software Release

 

Catalyst OS Version

 

WS-X4248-RJ45V

12.2(18)EW

8.3(1)GLX

WS-X4248-RJ21V

12.2(18)EW

8.3(1)GLX

WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V

12.2(18)EW

8.3(1)GLX


Product ID

 

Description

 

WS-X4248-RJ45V

Catalyst 4500 PoE 802.3af 10/100, 48-Ports(RJ45)

WS-X4248-RJ21V

Catalyst 4500 PoE 802.3af 10/100, 48-Ports(RJ21)

WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V

Catalyst 4500 PoE 802.3af 10/100/1000, 48-Ports(RJ45)

New Catalyst 4500 Standards Based PoE Linecard IDs and Descriptions

Online Documentation

For more information, see the following documents:

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switches

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/index.html

Cisco Catalyst 4500 PoE Linecards, Power Supplies and other data sheets

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/products_data_sheets_list.html

Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series PoE white paper

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/prod_white_papers_list.html

Cisco PoE Page

www.cisco.com/go/poe