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Cisco LAN Switching Fundamentals by Basir Sakandar - CCIE No. 6040, David Barnes - CCIE No. 6563

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Catalyst 4500 (Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 4) Components and Architectures

Because the Catalyst 4500 is a modular switching platform, it is comprised of chassis, supervisor, line module, and power supply options. Although Cisco positions the Catalyst 4500 series as a high-density closet switching solution, it is sometimes used as a distribution or server switch.

Chassis

All the Catalyst 4500 series chassis are offspring of a project codenamed Galaxy, with the 4507 classified as codename Galaxy 3 and 4510 as Galaxy 4. Table 3-5 lists the currently available chassis in the Catalyst 4500 series product line.

Table 3-5. Catalyst 4500 Models
ModelDescription
4503Catalyst 4500 Series 3-slot chassis
4506Catalyst 4500 Series 6-slot chassis
4507R[*]Catalyst 4500 ...

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