The next-generation Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E with CenterFlex technology is an intelligent and high-performance extension to the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series. Optimized for customers deploying business-critical applications, this extension is developed with application-specific integrated circuits that enable granular optimization of real-time voice, video, and data and deliver industry-leading centralized performance and configuration flexibility.
The Supervisor Engine 6-E delivers 24 Gbps per slot of switching capacity when deployed with the E-Series line cards in a Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series chassis. Classic line cards and E-Series line cards can be mix-and-matched within a Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series chassis with no performance loss. ?This engine also provides flexibility and an easy migration path to 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks with dual-purpose X2 slots, which can accommodate wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet optics or Cisco Twin Gigabit Converter modules, enabling Gigabit Ethernet SFP optics.