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Cisco Catalyst 4500E Supervisor Engine 8L-E

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Get Industry-Leading Performance for Modular Access

Get maximum investment protection in modular access. The Supervisor 8L-E is based on our best-selling Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 8-E architecture, and delivers the same features for lower scale deployments. It offers twice the number of Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) and SFP Plus (SFP+) uplinks and a more powerful CPU than the Supervisor 7L-E.

Gear Up for the Next-Gen Enterprise

The Cisco Catalyst 4500E Supervisor 8L-E helps you prepare for a next-generation network.

High Performance at a Smaller Scale

Get next-generation modular access with the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Supervisor Engine 8LE.

Features and Capabilities


Simplicity – includes:

  • APIC-EM and Cisco Prime integration
  • Plug and play
  • Auto-interface templates
  • Cisco Service Discovery Gateway
  • Campus fabric*

Maximum Resiliency

  • Redundant power supplies and fan trays
  • Cisco nonstop forwarding (NSF) and stateful switchover (SSO)
  • In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) support
  • Virtual Switching System (VSS)

Advanced Security

  • Includes MACSec
  • Cisco TrustSec support on all uplinks and line card ports

Energy Efficiency

  • Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
  • Cisco EnergyWise technology manages the network, Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), and PCs

Troubleshooting

  • Includes Flexible NetFlow
  • Embedded Wireshark on all ports
  • Application Visibility and Control*

* Campus fabric and Cisco Application Visibility and Control will be supported in a future IOS XE release.

Specifications at a Glance


  • Up to 560 Gbps wired switching capacity; non-blocking 48 Gbps per slot
  • 4 non-blocking 10-GE uplinks with Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices to support next-generation protocols
  • Support for Universal Power over Ethernet (UPOE; 60 Watts) and PoE Plus (30 Watts) capabilities on all line-card slots
  • Quad CPU cores at 1.8 GHz, which offers improved control-plane processing over the Catalyst 4500 Supervisor 7L-E
  • Supports up to 10-Gbps speeds and 60-Watt UPOE capability per port with Cisco MultiGigabit Ethernet technology

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