Data SheetCisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine VHigh Density Enterprise Wiring Closet, Supervisor EngineThe Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series integrates resiliency for advanced controlof converged networks.Overviewcompatible with all current Cisco CatalystThe Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor4500 Series linecards and can be used withEngine V continues the nonblocking, robustthe Cisco Catalyst 4503, 4506, 4507R,Layer 2/3/4 switching found in previous4510R, and 4006 chassis.Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor EnginesThe Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisorwith additional performance, features andEngine V, when deployed in a Catalystthroughput, further enhancing resilient4510R, offers port scalability for resilientcontrol of converged data, voice, and videoLayer 2/3/4 and routing for the Enterprisenetworks with high availability enablingmarket segment. Optimized for thebusiness resiliency enterprise andenterprise wiring closet, branch officemetropolitan (metro) Ethernet customers.backbones, or Layer 3 distribution points,Network control extends from thethe Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisorbackbone to the edge with intelligent LayerEngine V provides the performance and3 services such as granular QoS (Quality ofscalability to handle the networkService), internet security, and networkapplications of today and the with the widely deployed CiscoDue to the modular architecture, the CiscoCatalyst 4006 chassis, the Cisco CatalystCatalyst 4500 Series provides scalability,4500 Series chassis and line cards; the Ciscoflexibility, and investment protectionCatalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine Vproviding a “pay as you grow” model,helps to ensure an extended window ofresulting in a reduction of operationaldeployment to further strengthen theexpenses and capital expenditures. Thescalability of the modular Cisco CatalystSupervisor Engine V is backward4500 Series.Figure lCisco Catalyst 4500Series SupervisorEngine VCisco Systems, Inc.All contents are Copyright 1992–2004 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Important Notices and Privacy Statement.Page 1 of 16

Comparison of Supervisor Engines IV and VTable 1 Comparison Between Supervisor Engines IV and VCategorySupervisor Engine VSupervisor Engine IVChassis SupportCisco Catalyst 4006, 4503, 4506, 4507R,4510RCisco Catalyst 4006, 4503, 4506, and 4507RRedundant CapableYes (Cisco Catalyst 4507R and 4510Ronly)Yes (Cisco Catalyst 4507R only)Active GE Uplinks inRedundant mode42Switching Capacity96 Gbps64 GbpsThroughput72 Mpps48 MppsMulti-layer SwitchingFull L2/3/4 Services & RoutingFull L2/3/4 Services & Routing(E)IGRP,OSPF,BGP, ISISYesYesDBL (Dynamic BufferLimiting): CongestionAvoidance featureYesYesQoS SharingSupported on all portsSupport only on Non-blocking Gig portsBroadcast SuppressionHardware1Software2Multicast SuppressionYesNoQinQIn HardwarePass-throughNetFlow SupportYesYesMinimum SoftwareRequirementCisco IOS 12.2(18)EW or laterCisco IOS 12.1(12c)EW or laterCPU400 Mhz333 Mhz.SDRAM512MB512 MBActive VLANs4K4KMulticast entries28K(L3) 16K (L2)28K(L3) 16K (L2)STP Instance3K3KSVI4K4KNVRAMYes (512KB)Yes (512KB)IGMP SnoopingYes (16k)Yes (16k)1. Hardware performance on all ports.2. Hardware performance for non-blocking Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports, and software peformance for all other portsCisco Systems, Inc.All contents are Copyright 1992–2004 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Important Notices and Privacy Statement.Page 2 of 16

The Supervisor Engine V can be deployed in single-chassis nonredundant mode in the Cisco Catalyst 4006, 4503,4506, 4507R and 4510R. redundant mode as an option in the Cisco Catalyst 4507R/4510R chassis (slots 1 and 2only).Table 2 Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V Performance Per ChassisSupervisorEngine V(WS-X4516)CiscoCatalyst4503 ChassisCiscoCatalyst4006 ChassisSupported28 Gbps,21 MppsSupported64 Gbps, 48 sisCiscoCatalyst4510RChassisSupported64 Gbps,48 MppsSupported68 Gbps, 51MppsSupported96 Gbps72 Mpps11. When Supervisor V is used in the 4510R chassis, Slot 10 (Flex-slot) will support a sub-set of linecards: 2-port GBIC (WS-X4302-GB) and Access Gateway Module(WS-X4604-GWY). This is due to the switching capacity of the Supervisor Engine V, and not a limitation of the 4510R chassis. Future Supervisor Engines will allowSlot 10 to accommodate any and all linecards.Supervisor Engine V Redundancy for Business ResiliencyThe Cisco Catalyst 4510R and 4507R chassis have been designed with an optional 1 1 redundant Supervisorcapability using the Supervisor Engine IV or V for integrated resiliency. One Supervisor Engine IV/V is designatedas the primary (active) Supervisor and is responsible for normal system operation. The other (secondary) can serveas a standby, monitoring the operation of the primary Supervisor.The redundancy scheme using the Supervisor Engine V in the Cisco Catalyst 4510R is similar to that in CiscoCatalyst 6500 Series switches. When the primary Supervisor fails, the secondary Supervisor assumes control of thechassis. This algorithm prevents oscillations between primary and secondary Supervisors. Alerts are generated to thenetwork monitoring software if either fails. In addition, the Supervisor design allows the hot swapping of Supervisorboards without disrupting system operation. A switchover of the supervisor can be forced by software, or by the uservia console or the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).Predictable Performance and ScalabilityThe Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine V delivers a 96-Gbps switching fabric with a 72-Mpps forwarding ratein hardware for Layers 2 through 4 traffic. Switching performance is independent of the number of route entries orLayer 3 and 4 services enabled. Hardware-based Cisco Express Forwarding routing architecture allows for increasedscalability and performance. Cisco Express Forwarding architecture allows for high-speed lookups while ensuringthe stability and scalability necessary to meet the needs of future requirements.The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series is optimized for multimedia applications with its advanced multicast support. Likethe Supervisor Engine IV, the Supervisor Engine V supports Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM), Source-SpecificMulticast (SSM), and Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM) providing end users with additional scalability to supportmultimedia applications. Also supported is Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping in hardware,enhancing performance and reducing network traffic by allowing a switch to dynamically add and remove hosts froma multicast group.Cisco Systems, Inc.All contents are Copyright 1992–2004 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Important Notices and Privacy Statement.Page 3 of 16

Integrated Cisco IOS Software Switching SolutionThe Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V supports Cisco IOS Software, providing operational ease of useby allowing customers to deploy a single network operating system across their routed and switched infrastructures.Industry-leading Cisco IOS Software integrates features for scalability, bandwidth management, security services,network resiliency, and manageability into the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series. Cisco IOS Software provides investmentprotection and tight coupling of Layers 2 through 4 services into a single, unified configuration file and system image.Intelligent Network Services with QoS (Quality of Service) and Sophisticated TrafficManagementThe Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V offers superior per-port QoS features ensuring that networktraffic is classified, prioritized, and scheduled optimally to efficiently handle bandwidth-hungry multimedia,time-sensitive (voice), and mission-critical applications. Supervisor Engine V can classify, police, and mark incomingpackets, allowing the administrator to differentiate between traffic flows and enforce policies. Sharing, shaping, andstrict priority configurations determine scheduling of egress traffic. The Supervisor Engine V also supports DBL(Dynamic Buffer Limiting), a congestion avoidance feature. For details on the QoS features (including DBL) on theSupervisor Engine V, refer to the QoS On Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series IOS-Based Supervisor Engines overview switches/ps4324/prod white papers list.htmlComprehensive ManagementThe Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V features a single console port and a single IP address to manageall features of the system. Remote in-band management is available via SNMP, Telnet client, Bootstrap Protocol(BOOTP), and Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP). Support for local or remote out-of-band management isdelivered through a terminal or modem attached to the console interface. Smarports Macro is a Catalyst solutionwhich is also supported, simplifing the configuration of the critical features for the Ethernet networks.The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine V delivers a comprehensive set of management tools to provide therequired visibility and control in the network. Managed with CiscoWorks solutions, Cisco Catalyst switches can beconfigured and managed to deliver end-to-end device, virtual LAN (VLAN), traffic, and policy management. TheLAN management solution bundle offers tools such as CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials and Cisco View.These Web-based management tools offer several services, including automated inventory collection, softwaredeployment, easy tracking of network changes, views into device availability, and quick isolation of error conditions.Advanced SecurityThe Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine V supports 802.1x, Terminal Access Controller Access Control System(TACACS ), Remote Access Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) for user authentication. It also supports Secure Shell(SSH version 1 and version 2) protocols and SNMPv3 for secure remote access and network management. The CiscoCatalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V offers a rich blend of network traffic security capabilities. It can performhardware-based filtering based on access lists used to define security policies. Packets can be filtered based on sourceand destination IP addresses or TCP/User Datagram Protocol (TCP/UDP) ports, so users can be restricted fromsensitive portions of the network. It helps prevent the man-in-the-middle attacks and IP spoofing. All ACL lookupsare done in hardware; therefore, wire-speed forwarding and routing performance are not affected when enablingACL-based security in the network.Cisco Systems, Inc.All contents are Copyright 1992–2004 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Important Notices and Privacy Statement.Page 4 of 16

Support for Dynamic ARP InspectionBecause it is relatively easy for a malicious user to poison ARP tables of other hosts on the same VLAN, theCatalyst 4500 Series Supervisor V supports dynamic ARP inspection. In a typical attack, a malicious user can sendunsolicited ARP replies (gratuitous ARP packets) to other hosts on the subnet with the attacker’s MAC address andthe default gateway’s IP address. Such ARP poisoning leads to various “man-in-the-middle” attacks, posing a securitythreat in the network. Dynamic ARP Inspection intercepts all ARP requests and replies on the untrusted ports. Eachintercepted packet is verified for valid IP-to-MAC bindings. Dynamic ARP Inspection helps prevent theman-in-the-middle attacks by not relaying invalid ARP replies out to other ports in the same VLAN. It is a solutionrequiring no change to the end user or host configurations.Features at a GlanceLayer 2 Features Layer 2 hardware forwarding at 72 Mpps Layer 2 switch ports and VLAN trunks IEEE 802.1Q VLAN encapsulation Inter-Switch Link (ISL) VLAN encapsulation (excluding blocking ports on WS-X4418-GB) Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP) VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) and VTP domains Support for 4096 VLANs per switch Per-VLAN Spanning-Tree Protocol (PVST ) and Per-VLAN Rapid Spanning-Tree Protocol (PVRST) Spanning-tree PortFast and PortFast guard Spanning-tree UplinkFast and BackboneFast 802.1s 802.1w 802.3ad Spanning-tree root guard Cisco Discovery Protocol IGMP snooping v1, v2 and v3 Cisco EtherChannel technology, Fast EtherChannel, and Gigabit EtherChannel technology across line cards Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP) Unidirectional link detection (UDLD) and aggressive UDLD Q-in-Q in hardware Layer 2 protcol tunneling Jumbo Frames (up to 9216 bytes) Baby Giants (up to 1600 bytes) Unidirectional Ethernet Route processor redundancy (RPR) (sub-minute failover time) Storm Control (formally known as Broadcast and Multicast Suppression)Cisco Systems, Inc.All contents are Copyright 1992–2004 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Important Notices and Privacy Statement.Page 5 of 16

Layer 3 Features Hardware-based IP Cisco Express Forwarding routing at 72 Mpps Static IP routing IP routing protocols: Enhanced IGRP [EIGRP], Open Shortest Path First [OSPF], Routing Information Protocol[RIP], RIP2) Border Gateway Protocol Version 4 (BGP4) and Multicast Border Gateway Protocol (MBGP) Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) Software routing of Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) and AppleTalk Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS) routing protocol IGMP v1, v2, and v3 IGMP filtering on access and trunk ports IP multicast routing protocols (PIM, SSM, Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol [DVMRP]) Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM) Cisco Group Multicast Protocol (CGMP) server Full Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) support ICMP Router Discovery Protocol Policy-Based Routing (PBR) Virtual Route Forwarding-lite (VRF-lite)Sophisticated QoS and Traffic Management Per-port QoS configuration Support for four queues per port in hardware Strict priority queuing IP differentiated service code point (DSCP) and IP Precedence Classification and marking based on IP type of service (TOS) or DSCP Classification