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.
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.
|4503||Catalyst 4500 Series 3-slot chassis|
|4506||Catalyst 4500 Series 6-slot chassis|
|4507R[*]||Catalyst 4500 ...|