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Installing 4503 switch module

Does the 4503 have to be powered down to install a new 48 port switch module?

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Re: Installing 4503 switch module

No, you don't have to power down the switch to install/swap line cards. All line cards are hot swappable.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/products_data_sheet0900aecd8017a0c5.html

HTH

Sundar

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Re: Installing 4503 switch module

Thanks for the reply.

I have a question about the description below.

If the switch is 48 million packets per second, what is the 64Gbps?

Can you explain?

this is on the switch description:

Exclusive to the Cisco? Catalyst? 4503 Switch chassis, the Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine II-Plus-TS (Figure 1) is a 64 Gbps, 48-million packets per second (Mpps).

Re: Installing 4503 switch module

It indicates the backplane can handle data up to 64 Gbps and the forwarding throughput capacity is 48 million packets per second.

See here for more info on this module.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/products_data_sheet0900aecd8017a0c5.html

HTH

Sundar

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Re: Installing 4503 switch module

The 64Gbps switch fabric,

This means the switch internally can switch at 64Gbps?

What is the forwarding telling me?

Re: Installing 4503 switch module

Layer 2 Hardware forwarding is 48Mpps

Layer 3 CE forwarding routing is also 48Mpps.

Re: Installing 4503 switch module

Hi,

With 64Gbps switching fabric switch can handle upto 64Gbps traffic with a forwarding rate of 48 million packet per second. Forwarding rate is the rate at which the packets can be transmitted to the switch fabric for the processing.

HTH,

-amit singh

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