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Cisco Catalyst C8500L-8S4X - Edge Router

MPN: C8500L-8S4X
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Cisco Part Number:C8500L-8S4X is a Cisco Catalyst 8500 Series 4 port SFP+, 8 port SFP -port SFP+, 8x1GE,4x10GE Edge Platform Router

The Cisco Catalyst 8500 Series Edge Platforms represent cutting-edge cloud edge solutions engineered for high-performance services, robust security across multiple layers, seamless cloud-native adaptability, and intelligent edge capabilities, all aimed at streamlining your transition to the cloud.

Platform and Configuration Overview

The C8500-20X6C platform, supports the concurrent activation of all ports and includes:

  • 20x 1/10GE ports
  • 6x 40/100GE ports

The C8500-12X4QC platform, capable of enabling a maximum of 240GE ports simultaneously. Its features include:

  • 12x 1/10GE ports (expandable to 24x 1/10GE with 4x10GE breakout from QSFP 40G ports when not in SD-WAN mode)
  • 2x 40GE ports
  • 2x 40/100GE ports

The C8500-12X platform, offers 12x 1/10GE ports.

The C8500L-8S4X platform, providing:

  • 4x 1/10GE ports
  • 8x 1GE ports

Cisco controller mode (SD-WAN) performance specifications

C8500-20X6C C8500-12X4QC C8500-12X C8500L-8S4X
SD-WAN IPsec Throughput (1400Bytes, clear text) Up to 350Gbps UP to 96Gbps Up to 51Gbps Up to 19Gbps
SD-WAN IPsec Throughput (IMIX*, clear text**) Up to 100Gbps Up to 31.9Gbps Up to 22.6Gbps Up to 10Gbps
SD-WAN Overlay Tunnels scale 8000 8000 8000 6000 (8000[1])
[1] IOS XE 17.12.1
Cisco autonomous mode (non SD-WAN) performance specifications
C8500-20X6C C8500-12X4QC C8500-12X C8500L-8S4X
IPv4 Forwarding Throughput Up to 500Gbps Up to 197Gbps Up to 118Gbps Up to 39Gbps
(1400 bytes)
IPsec Throughput Up to 400Gbps Up to 135Gbps Up to 84Gbps Up to 19Gbps
(1400 bytes, clear text)
Number of IPsec SVTI Tunnels 4000 4000 4000 4000
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