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Cisco Switches

Cisco Switches
The value of a second network vendor
Data center solutions from Dell and Cisco
By combining Dell’s servers and storage (PowerEdge, EqualLogic, Dell/EMC and PowerVault) with Cisco’s Nexus and Catalyst Ethernet switches, you can achieve a unified fabric data center solution. Leverage Dell and Cisco together to simplify, unify and consolidate your data center environment.
Cisco Catalyst 3750E-48TD
Cisco Catalyst 4900M
Cisco Catalyst 4948-10GE
Cisco Nexus 5020
Cisco Catalyst 3750E-48TD
Enterprise Class Stackable Wiring Closet Switch for top-of-rack connectivity
Cisco Catalyst 4900M
Two-rack-unit high-performance low latency top-of-server rack 1G/10G Ethernet Switch with optional half-card modules
Cisco Catalyst 4948-10GE
High-Performance, Rack-Optimized fixed configuration switch for top-of-rack connectivity
Cisco Nexus 5020
High-performance, low-latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch for top-of-rack and optional support for FCOE and Unified Fabric applications
HIGHLIGHTS
Wire-speed Layer 3 routing in a 1U all-Gigabit platform for high performance Enterprise networks
Optional external redundant power for high availability
Seamless integration with Cisco networks
HIGHLIGHTS
Investment protection, aggregation and top-of-rack modular switch
Supports up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity
Ranging from 8 to 24 ports
Wide range of optics media support
Cost-effective and modular migration path from Gigabit Ethernet to 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
Hot swappable power supplies and fan trays for redundancy
HIGHLIGHTS
Wire-Speed Performance
Hardware-based Cisco Express Forwarding routing architecture enables increased scalability and performance
Comprehensive Management
Hot swappable power supplies and fan trays for redundancy
Intelligent Network Services with QoS and Sophisticated Traffic Management
HIGHLIGHTS
Upgrade flexibility to Fibre Channel Over Ethernet and Unified Fabric software
2 modular bays for additional expansion
Delivers predictable lossless low-latency line-rate performance
Utilizes Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet to deliver LAN, SAN and server cluster application’s traffic
Port Attributes
48 10/100/1000BASE-T auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet switching ports and 2 X2 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks;
2 high-speed StackWise Plus connectors
Port Attributes
20-port wire-speed 10/100/1000 (RJ-45) half-card;
4-port wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (X2) half-card;
8-port (2:1) 10 Gigabit Ethernet (X2) half-card (Cisco TwinGig Converter Module compatible)
Port Attributes
The Cisco Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch offers 48 ports of wire-speed 10/100/1000BASE-T with 2 ports of wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (X2 optics)
Port Attributes
40 SFP+ based 10GE/DCE/FCoE switch ports with two expansion module slots to connect an additional 16 1/2/4G FC ports or additional 12 10 GE/DCE/FCoE ports
Management
Web-based management;
Cisco CLI;
Enterprise-class management using CiscoWorks
Management
Web-based management; Cisco CLI; Enterprise-class management using CiscoWorks
Management
Manageable through Cisco Network Assistant (CNA)
Management
Cisco CLI, Cisco DCNM for Ethernet, Cisco Fabric Manager for Fibre Channel, and CiscoWorks
Performance
Up to 160-Gbps switching fabric;
Forwarding rate up to 101.2 Mpps based on 64-byte packets;
64Gbps bi-directional, stacking bandwidth;
Stack forwarding rate of up to 95 million packets per second (mpps);
Configurable maximum transmission units (MTUs) of up to 9216 bytes (jumbo frames)
Performance
Layer 2 hardware forwarding at 250 mpps
Software-based learning at a sustained rate of 10,000 hosts per second
55,000 unicast MAC addresses
16,000 multicast MAC addresses
4000 virtual ports (VLAN port instances)
Bandwidth aggregation up to 16 Gbps through Cisco Gigabit EtherChannel technology
Bandwidth aggregation up to 160 Gbps for 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Performance
136-Gbps switching fabric
Layer 2 hardware forwarding at 102 mpps
Layer 3 hardware-based IP Cisco Express Forwarding routing at 102 mpps
Layer 4 TCP and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) hardware-based filtering at 102 mpps
No performance penalty with advanced Layer 3 and 4 services enabled
Software-based learning at a sustained rate of 3000 hosts per second
Performance
Layer 2 hardware forwarding at 1.04 Tbps or 773.8 million packets per second (mpps)
VLAN
Up to 1005 VLANs per switch and up to 128 spanning-tree instances per switch are supported;
4096 VLAN IDs are supported;
VLAN
Support for 4096 VLANs per switch
VLAN SPAN
VLAN ACLs (VACLs)
Port ACLs (PACLs)
Private VLANs (PVLANs) on access and trunk ports
VLAN
Support for 4096 VLANs per switch
VLAN SPAN
Private VLANs (PVLANs) on access and trunk ports
VLAN
IEEE 802.1Q Vlan trunks from a range of 4096 VLAN IDs can be created from any ports. Up to 512 VSANs can be created per switch
Availability
Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1D) and Rapid Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1w);
Multiple spanning trees (IEEE 802.1s);
Cisco StackWise-Plus;
Per-VLAN Rapid Spanning Tree (PVRST+);
Cisco Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP);
External redundant power with Redundant Power Supply (RPS) 2300 (sold separately)
Availability
1+1 hot swappable AC power supplies
Hot-swappable field replaceable fan tray with redundant fans
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
Cisco Generic On Line Diagnostics (GOLD)
Availability
1+1 hot swappable AC power supplies
Hot-swappable field-replaceable fan tray with redundant fans
HSRP
VRRP
Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD)
Availability
Rapid Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVRST+)
Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) (IEEE 802.1s): 64 instances
Quality of Service
Cross-stack QoS;
802.1p class of service (CoS) and differentiated services code point (DSCP);
Cisco control-plane and data-plane QoS ACLs on all ports;
4 egress queues per port help enable differentiated management of up to four traffic types across the stack;
Shaped Round Robin (SRR);
Weighted Tail Drop (WTD);
Strict priority queuing;
Cisco committed information rate (CIR) function provides bandwidth in increments as low as 8 Kbps;
Rate limiting on source and destination IP address, source and destination MAC address, Layer 4 TCP/UDP information, or any combination of these fields;
QoS ACLs (IP ACLs or MAC ACLs);
Quality of Service
Modular QoS command-line interface (MQC)
Per-port per VLAN QoS
Dynamic Tx queue sizing
Strict priority queuing
IP differentiated services code point (DSCP)
IEEE 802.1p class of service
Flexible classification marking
Classification and marking based on full Layer 3 and 4 headers
Input and output policing based on Layer 3 and 4 headers
Support for 16,000 policers with flexible assignment for input and output
Output queue management shaping and sharing
Dynamic buffer limiting: Congestion-avoidance feature
Quality of Service
Per-port QoS configuration
Support for four queues per port
Strict priority queuing
IP differentiated services code point (DSCP)
Classification and marking based on IP type of service (ToS) or DSCP
Classification and marking based on full Layer 3 and 4 headers
Input and output policing based on Layer 3 and 4 headers
Support for 512 policers on ingress and 512 policers on egress
Shaping and sharing output queue management
DBL congestion-avoidance feature
No performance penalty for granular QoS functions
Per-port, per-VLAN QoS
Match class of service (CoS) for non-IPv4 traffic
Quality of Service
Layer 2 IEEE 802.1p (CoS)
8 hardware queues per port
Per-port QoS configuration
CoS trust
Modular QoS CLI (MQC) compliance
Color-aware aggregate policing
Policed drop
Per-port Virtual Output Queueing
CoS-based egress queuing
Egress strict-priority queuing
Egress port-based scheduling: Weighted Round-Robin (WRR)
Ingress policing on physical Ethernet and virtual Ethernet interfaces
Multicast
Static IP multicast;
Dynamic multicast - IGMP v1/v2, IGMP snooping for IPv4 and IPv6 MLD v1 and v2 Snooping, Multicast VLAN Registration (MVR), IGMP filtering, PIM-SM, PIM-DM
Multicast
IGMP v1, v2, and v3
Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) Versions 1, 2, and 3 snooping
IP v6 Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) snooping
IGMP filtering on access and trunk ports
Per-port multicast suppression
IP IGMP snopping querier
Multicast
IP Multicast routing protocols: PIM, SSM, Auto-RP and Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP)
Hardware-based multicast management
IGMPv1, v2, and v3 snooping
IGMPv1, v2, and v3
IGMP filtering on access and trunk ports
IP IGMP snopping querier
Multicast
Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) Versions 1, 2, and 3 snooping
IGMP snooping querier
Security
Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI), DHCP Snooping, Private VLAN, 802.1x;
Voice VLAN, port security;
Access Control List (ACL);
Web SSL-based authentication;
Port security;
Bridge Protocol Data Unit (BPDU) Guard, Spanning Tree Root Guard (STRG), IGMP filtering
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, voice VLAN, and port security)
Router ACLs (RACLs) on all ports (no performance penalty)
VLAN ACLs (VACLs)
Port ACLs (PACLs)
Private VLANs (PVLANs) on access ports
DHCP snooping and Option 82 insertion
Port security
Sticky port security
SSHv1 and SSHv2
Unicast port flood blocking
Dynamic Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) inspection
IP source guard
VLAN Management Policy Server (VMPS) client
Network Admission Control (NAC) Layer 2 IEEE 802.1X
NAC LAN port IP
Secure Copy Protocol (SCP)
Unicast RP
Security
TACACS+ and RADIUS, which help 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
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
Port ACLs (PACLs)
Private VLANs (PVLANs) on access and trunk ports
Security
Switch Management Security:
SSHv2
AAA
RADIUS
TACACS+
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for management traffic
Unified username and passwords across CLI and SNMP
Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)
Digital certificates for management between switch and RADIUS server

Switch Security:
Ingress access control lists (ACLs) (standard and extended) on Ethernet and virtual Ethernet ports
Standard and extended Layer 2 ACLs: MAC addresses, protocol type, etc.
Standard and extended Layer 3 to 4 ACLs: IPv4 and v6, Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), TCP, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), etc.
VLAN-based ACLs (VACLs)
Port-based ACLs (PACLs)
Named ACLs
ACL logging and statistics
Time-based ACLs
Optimized ACL distribution
Switching
64Gbps StackWise Plus technology allows stacking of up to nine switches to create a highly resilient single unified system;
Link Aggregation;
LACP support
Switching
Bandwidth aggregation up to 160 Gbps for 10 Gigabit Ethernet through 10 Gigabit EtherChannel technology
Bandwidth aggregation up to 16 Gbps through Cisco Gigabit EtherChannel technology
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
Jumbo frames on all ports (up to 9216 bytes)
Switching
Bandwidth aggregation up to 40 Gbps using Cisco Gigabit Ethernet EtherChannel technology
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
Multilayer switching: IP Base and Enterprise Services options
Jumbo frames on all ports (up to 9216)
Switching
Cisco EtherChannel technology with up to 12 LAGs with up to 8 members each
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): IEEE 802.3ad
Advanced PortChannel hashing based on Layer 2, 3, and 4 information
Jumbo frames on all ports (up to 9216 bytes)
Peripheral Products
Cisco SFP Transceiver;
Cisco X2 modules;
Optional software license key upgrades to IP Services (advanced IPv6 routing protocol support);
Redundant Power System (RPS) 2300
Peripheral Products
Modules:
WS-X4920-GB-RJ45 (=) - 20-port wire-speed 10/100/1000 (RJ-45) half-card
WS-X4904-10GE (=) - 4-port wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (X2) half-card
WS-X4908-10GE (=)-8-port (2:1) 10 Gigabit Ethernet (X2) half-card (Cisco TwinGig Converter Module compatible)

Cisco Transceivers:
X2-10GB-LR 10GB long-reach (LR) module
X2-10GB-CX4 10GB CX4 module
X2-10GB-LX4 10GB LX4 module
X2-10GB-SR 10GB short-reach (SR) module

SFPs used with Cisco TwinGig Converter Module for Gigabit Ethernet connectivity (supported only in WS-X4908-10GE(=) half-card):
GLC-T: 1000BASE-T SFP
GLC-SX-MM: Gigabit Ethernet SFP, LC connector, and SX transceiver
GLC-LH-SM: Gigabit Ethernet SFP, LC connector, and LX/LH transceiver
Peripheral Products
Cisco Transceivers
X2-10GB-CX4 10GB CX4 module
X2-10GB-LX4 10GB LX4 module
X2-10GB-SR 10GB short-reach (SR) module
Peripheral Products
Cisco Transceivers:
SFP-10G-SR 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Module; SFP-10G-LR 10GBASE-LR SFP+ Module; SFP-H10GB-CU1M 10GBASE-CU SFP+; GLC-T 1000BASE-T SFP; GLC-SX-MM GE SFP, LC connector SX transceiver; GLC-LH-SM GE SFP, LC connector LX/LH transceiver

Modules:
N5K-M1600 Cisco Nexus 5000 1000 Series Module 6-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (req SFP+); N5K-M1404 Cisco Nexus 5000 1000 Series Module 4-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet plus 4-port 1/2/4G FC (req SFP+); N5K-M1008 Cisco Nexus 5000 1000 Series Module 8-port 1/2/4G FC (req SFP+)
Storage Licenses: N5020-SSK9 Cisco Nexus 5020 Storage Services License for FC/FCoE
Great For
Enterprise class high availability data center server connectivity
Comprehensive routing and switching protocol support with high performance StackWise Plus stacking technology and 10Gigabit Ethernet capabilities
Great For
Aggregation and top-of-rack switch
Expandability, modular line card design allows for maximum flexibility
Mix of 10/100/1000 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity
Low latency Ethernet switch
Great For
Top-of-rack switch
48 ports of wire-speed 10/100/1000BASE-T with 2 ports of wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (X2 optics)
Low latency Ethernet switch
Great For
Next-generation data center switch
Delivers Data center ethernet
Designed to support Fibre-Channel over Ethernet and VM-ware Networking
Designed to support virtualized environments
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