Confusion : 4500R, 4500E and 4500R-E

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May 16th, 2008
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I have some confusions with respect to the 4500R and the 4500E series

a) Can we put a Sup6E on the 4500R?

b) There is model "4505R-E". Is this "R-E" a new series like "R" and "E"?

c) Can i put a E series line card on a 4500R?

Thnaks in advance.


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gpulos Fri, 05/16/2008 - 09:34
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The 4500Rs have slots for redundant supervisors.

The 4500Es have 6Gpbs & 24Gpbs line card slot speeds.

The 4500R-Es have redundant supervisor slots and 6Gbps & 24Gbps line card speeds.

Standard 4500 (non R, E or RE) have 6Gbps line card speed and single supervisor support.

Please see the following link for 4500 model/capability comparisons:

Jon Marshall Fri, 05/16/2008 - 09:39
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a) Yes you can. The sup6 is compatible with both the new E chassis and the previous non-E chassis.

b) Can't find a link to that. Could you post link as i haven't come across a 4505 before.

c) No you can't. From the 4500 Q&A

Q. Are the E-Series line cards supported in non-E-Series chassis?

A. No. The classic Cisco Catalyst 4000 and 4500 chassis maximum per slot capacity is 6 gigabits per slot.


Edison Ortiz Fri, 05/16/2008 - 09:43
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a)The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E is compatible with classic Cisco Catalyst 4500 line cards, chassis, and power supplies,

b) Yes, R = Redundant capable (dual Sup)

E = New Series that support 24Gbps Module per slot

c) No.





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