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Model: WS-C4506-E Cisco 4500 Switch
Detail: Catalyst 4500 E-Series 6-Slot Chassis, fan, no ps
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Overview (WS-C4506-E)

Cisco Catalyst 4506-E chassis offers 6 slots with Fan, 5 line-card slots and 1 supervisor engine slot with supporting up to 244 ports and up to 1500W POE power per slot. The solution provides centralized network architecture for enterprises-level, small and medium-size business through simplified operations. The highly intelligence performance offers non-blocking layer 2 - 4 switching with Secure, flexible communications. Any two Cisco Catalyst 4500E series Switches with Supervisor Engine 7L-E/7-E/8-E can be pooled together into a VSS, which doubles the system bandwidth, improves resiliency of the system and delivers the highest centralized reliable performance.

Quick Specs

Table 1 shows the Quick Specs.

Product Code


Supervisor engine slot

Slot 1

Line-card slots


Redundant power supplies



48 Gbps full duplex per slot (240 Gbps)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

44.13 x 43.97 x 31.70 cm

Rack Units (RU)

10 RU

Package Weight

46 kg


Chassis fan tray: Right to left

Power supply fan: Front to back

Product Details

Figure 1 shows the front view of WS-C4506-E with installed modules, supervisor engines and cards. These modules, supervisor engines and cards should be ordered separately.

WS-C4506-E Front View


① Redundant power supplies      ② Supervisor engine (slot 1)      ③ Switching modules (slots 2 to 6)      ④ Fan tray assembly

Table 2 shows the Cisco Catalyst 4506-E Switch Features




Three horizontal slots. Slots are numbered from 1 (top) to 6 (bottom).

Supervisor engines

Supports the following supervisor engines:

- Supervisor Engine 8-E

- Supervisor Engine 7L-E

- Supervisor Engine 7-E


Supports up to 5 Catalyst 4500 series modules.


48 Gbps full duplex per slot (240 Gbps)

Fan tray

The chassis supports a single hot-swappable fan tray.

Power supply

Supports one or two power supplies.

All Catalyst 4500 series AC-input power supplies require single-phase source AC.

The Accessories

Table 3 shows the recommended elements for the WS-C4506-E.




AP License


1 AP Adder License for the IOS based Wireless Controller (e-delivery)

Primary Supervisor


Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor 8-E


Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor, 848Gbps


Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor LE, 520Gbps

10/100/1000/MGig Line Cards


Cisco 4500 Line Card WS-X4748-RJ45-E Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48-Port 10/100/1000 Non-Blocking


Cisco 4500 Line Card WS-X4748-UPOE+E Catalyst 4500E 48-Port UPOE 10/100/1000(RJ45)


Cisco 4500 Line Card WS-X4748-RJ45V+E Catalyst 4500E 48-Port PoE 802.3at 10/100/1000(RJ45)

1 G Fiber Line Cards


Catalyst 4500 E-Series 24-Port GE (SFP)


Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48-Port GE (SFP)


Catalyst 4500 E-Series 12-Port GE (SFP)

10 G Fiber Line Cards


Catalyst 4500 E-Series 6-Port 10GbE (X2)


Catalyst 4500 E-Series 12-Port 10GbE (SFP+)

Power Supply


Catalyst 4500 1400W AC Power Supply (Data Only)


C4500 1400W DC Triple Input SP Power Supply-data only

Supervisor Software License


Cisco Catalyst 4500E IP Base to Enterprise Services IOS upgrade license

Compare to Similar Items

Table 4 shows the comparison of WS-C4503-E and WS-C4506-E.




Supervisor engine slot



Line-card slots



Redundant power supplies



Supervisor engines

- Supervisor Engine 8-E

- Supervisor Engine 7L-E

- Supervisor Engine 7-E

- Supervisor Engine 8-E

- Supervisor Engine 7L-E

- Supervisor Engine 7-E


48 Gbps full duplex per slot (96 Gbps)

48 Gbps full duplex per slot (240 Gbps)

Datasheet Download

Cisco Switch Catalyst 4500 Series Datasheet.pdf

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Specification (WS-C4506-E)

WS-C4506-E Specification

Total number of slots


Line-card slots


Supervisor engine slots


Dedicated supervisor engine slot numbers


Supervisor engine redundancy


Supervisor engines supported

Supervisor Engines 8-E, 8L-E, 7-E, 7L-, 6-E, and 6L-E

Maximum PoE per slot


Bandwidth scalability per line-card slot

Up to 48 Gbps on all slots

Number of power supply bays


AC input power


DC input power


Integrated PoE


Minimum number of power supplies


Power supplies supported

1000W AC

1400W AC

1300W ACV

2800W ACV

4200W ACV

6000W ACV

9000W ACV

1400W DC (triple input)


Number of fan-tray bays


Location of 19-inch rack-mount


Location of 23-inch rack-mount

Front (option)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x D)

17.38 x 17.31 x 12.50 in. (44.13 x 43.97 x 31.70 cm)

Rack units (RU)


Chassis weight (with fan tray)

40.50 lb (18.37 kg)


19- and 23-in. rack compatible (19-in. rack and cable guide hardware included)


Faq (WS-C4506-E)

Is there a power supply in WS-C4506-E?

No, there is no power supply in WS-C4506-E.

What's the maximum rated power in WS-C4506-E?

The maximam rated power is 120W.

Then what's the rated MTBF?

It's 710,119 hours.

What's the maximan poE per slot?

It's 1500W.

In the Cisco Power Calculator tool, what is difference between output power and typical power used?

Output power and heat dissipation numbers computed by the Cisco Power Calculator are maximum values for facility power and cooling capacity planning. Typical power draw is about 20 percent lower than the maximum value shown.

What different levels of software licenses are available on the Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series?

The following three levels are available: ● Cisco IOS XE Software LAN Base: This feature set on the bundles provides Layer 2 features for access. ● Cisco IOS XE Software IP Base: This feature set is upgradable with a software activation license (SAL). It includes all Layer 2 features and some basic Layer 3 features. ISSU and SSO are supported in this package. ● Cisco IOS XE Software Enterprise Services: This feature set is upgradable with a SAL; it supports full Layer 3 protocols and advanced features such as complete routing scalability, Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Virtual Route Forwarding (VRF), Policy-Based Routing (PBR), and so on. These features can be enabled using the software-licensing mechanism. For details about software licensing, refer to the "Licensing" section later in this document or visit

What licensing model does the Cisco Catalyst 4500E use?

The Cisco Catalyst 4500E uses a right-to-use (RTU) licensing model. RTU is a trust-based licensing model designed to give customers the flexibility to upgrade, downgrade, or move the license for RMA purpose by using simple EXEC CLI commands.

What licenses are required to enable wireless termination capability on available on an Cisco 4500E Supervisor Engine 8-E?

No additional license on top of IP Base is required to enable wireless termination. Note that this feature is targeted for 1HCY14.

What licenses are required to enable wireless controller capability on available on a Catalyst 4500E Supervisor Engine 8-E?

In addition to IP Base or Enterprise Services, the customer would need to buy access point licenses to enable wireless controller functionality. Note that this feature and license are targeted for 1HCY14.

What licenses are required to configure VSS (Virtual Switch System) on the Cisco Catalyst 4500E platform?

For VSS support with the Supervisor Engine 7-E, an IP Base license is required, and with the Supervisor Engine 7L-E, and Enterprise Base license is required.

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Posted on 12/11/2016
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whole set purchase

not just need the chassis, we also need whole set 4506 for our data center, CCIE engineer is very professional, give us the complete solution, thanks for the support.

Posted on 4/1/2016
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Posted on 3/14/2016
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we bought line cards and modules together, need you insert them in the chassis, then can save the shipping fees, thanks for your support on this.

Posted on 2/13/2016
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Posted on 9/14/2015
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Posted on 3/4/2015
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Gran apoyo

Muchas gracias por su gran apoyo.

Posted on 12/18/2014
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Big project

This is a big project for our new brance. Thanks a lot for your professinal suggestions.

Posted on 10/27/2013
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Cooperated with several times. Good price, fast shipment. Very satisfied and stronly recommend!

Posted on 4/29/2012
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Dual Power Supplies

It should be very good, dual power supplies, with redundancy.

Posted on 7/26/2011
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