The Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series is a high-performance next-generation extension to the Cisco Catalyst 4500 series. The "E-Series" is composed of the Cisco Catalyst 4500 series supervisor engine 6-E with CenterFlex technology, E-Series line cards, and E-Series chassis that are designed for secure, flexible, nonstop communications with superior backward and forward compatibility delivering exceptional investment protection for organizations of all sizes.
- 24 port line rate SFP line card providing 24 Gigabits per slot capacity
- Cisco IOS software release 12.2(44) SG or later
- L2-4 Jumbo frame support
- Inherits supervisor engine 6-E QoS capability
- Compatible only with supervisor engine 6-E
- Compatible with classic catalyst 4500 line cards in the E-Series chassis with no performance degradation
- Mid-market and commercial core and distribution deployments requiring line rate capability