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Overview:

Application architectures and deployment modes are rapidly evolving. Modern applications are multinode, highly modular, and deployed over a combination of bare-metal, virtual, and cloud data center environments. In addition to that, individual departments within an organization have varying infrastructure and networking needs. These factors require that data center networks be simple, programmable, extensible, scalable, and shareable to meet the demands of applications.

The Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches operate in one of two modes – Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) or Cisco NX-OS. In Cisco ACI mode, these switches provide a turnkey, fully automated, policy-based architecture to design and manage data center fabrics. In Cisco NX-OS mode, these switches provide the capability to use foundational layer 2/3 technologies, as well as modern technologies such as VXLAN, with a Border Gateway Protocol‒Ethernet VPN (BGP-EVPN) control plane, Segment routing, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and automation via NX-APIs.

The Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches include the Nexus 9500 Series modular switches and the Nexus 9200/9300 Series fixed switches.


Performance and scale

Performance and scale

Get scale and investment protection with 1/10/25/50/100/400G multispeed ports.

Deep visibility and security

Deep visibility and security

Industry-leading security and visibility with streaming telemetry, advance analytics, and line-rate encryption (MACsec).

Lower TCO

Lower TCO

Get unified ports supporting 10/25 GbE and 8/16/32 G fiber channel, RDMA over converged Ethernet (RoCE), and IP storage.

Application performance

Application performance

50% faster application completion time with intelligent buffers and zero packet drop.


 

Cisco Nexus 9300 ACI Fixed Spine Switches:

Industry shifts are redefining IT at all levels. On-premise IT consumption models are shifting to cloud-based services. IT as a Service (IaaS) is supplanted by applications as a service. Separate development and operations are moving toward integrated Development and Operations (DevOps). Device-centric management models are migrating to application-centric management.

Business agility requires application agility, so IT teams need to provision applications in hours instead of months. Resources need to scale up (or down) in minutes, not hours. Traditional approaches take a siloed operational view, with no common operational model for the application, network, security, and cloud teams. A common operational model delivers application agility, simplified operations, assured performance, and scale.

The Solution: An application-centric approach to managing your infrastructure

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is a holistic architecture with centralized automation and policy-based application profiles. The Cisco ACI fabric is designed from the foundation to support emerging industry demands while maintaining a migration path for architecture already in place. The fabric is designed to support the industry move to management automation, programmatic policy, and dynamic “workload-anywhere” models. The Cisco ACI fabric accomplishes this with a combination of hardware, policy-based control systems, and software closely coupled to provide advantages not possible in other models.

The fabric consists of three major components: the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC), spine switches, and leaf switches. These three components handle both the application of network policy and the delivery of packets. Organizations can use the ACI-ready Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches as spine or leaf switches to take full advantage of an automated, policy-based, systems management approach. The Cisco Nexus 9300 Series Switches include both spine and leaf switches.

Cisco Nexus 9336PQ Switch

The Cisco Nexus 9336PQ ACI Spine Switch is a 2-Rack-Unit (2RU) spine switch for Cisco ACI that supports 2.88 Tbps of bandwidth and 2.3 billion packets per second (bpps) across 36 fixed 40 QSFP+ ports (Figure 1). Cisco Nexus 9300 platform leaf switches are Layer 2 and 3 nonblocking 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet switches with up to 2.56 Terabits per second (Tbps) of internal bandwidth.

Cisco Nexus 9364C Switch

The Cisco Nexus 9364C ACI Spine Switch is a 2-Rack-Unit (2RU) spine switch for Cisco ACI that supports 12.84 Tbps of bandwidth and 4.3 bpps across 64 fixed 40/100G QSFP28 ports and 2 fixed 1/10G SFP+ ports (Figure 2). Breakout is not supported on ports 1 to 64. The last 16 ports marked in green support wire-rate MACsec encryption.

Cisco Nexus 9332C Switch

The Cisco Nexus 9332C is the smallest form-factor 1-Rack-Unit (1RU) spine switch for Cisco ACI that supports 6.4 Tbps of bandwidth and 2.3 bpps across 32 fixed 40/100G QSFP28 ports and 2 fixed 1/10G SFP+ ports (Figure 3). Breakout is not supported on ports 1 to 32. The last 8 ports marked in green support wire-rate MACsec encryption.

Deployment Scenarios

The Nexus 9300 ACI spine switch along with Nexus 9300 leaf nodes enable an automated and policy driven ACI architecture. The Cisco Nexus 9300 ACI spine switch offers advanced scalability in the smallest spine switch form factor, and enables connectivity to up-to 64 Cisco Nexus 9300 leaf switches with its high port density of 64 40/100 GbE ports and 12.84 Tbps throughput. The degree of redundancy in leaf-and-spine architectures delivers increased availability with a high level of flexibility in workload placement.


Cisco Nexus 9300 Platform in a Leaf-and-Spine Architecture

Specifications

Model Cisco Nexus 9336PQ Cisco Nexus 9364C Cisco Nexus 9332C
Physical
  • 36-port 40G QSFP ports
  • 1200 watt (W) AC power supplies or 930W DC power supplies (up to 2)
  • 80 Plus Platinum-rated power supplies that provide at least 90% efficiency with 20% utilization
  • Hot-swappable, dual fan trays with redundant fans
  • Port-side intake or Port side exhaust airflow direction
  • System memory: 16GB
  • SSD: 64GB
  • USB: 2 ports
  • RS-232 serial console ports: 1
  • Management ports: 1 x 10/100/1000BASE-T
  • 64-port 40/100G QSFP28 ports & 2-port 1/10G SFP+ ports
  • 1200 watt (W) AC power supplies or 930W DC power supplies (up to 2)
  • Hot-swappable, dual fan trays with redundant fans
  • System memory: 32GB
  • SSD: 128GB
  • USB: 1 port
  • RS-232 serial console ports: 1
  • Management ports: 2 (1 x 10/100/1000BASE-T and 1 x 1-Gbps SFP+)
  • Broadwell-DE CPU: 4 cores
  • 32-port 40/100G QSFP28 ports & 2-port 1/10G SFP+ ports
  • 1100 watt (W) AC, DC or HVAC/HVDC power supplies (up to 2)
  • Hot-swappable, 5 fans with redundancy
  • System memory: 16 GB
  • SSD: 128GB
  • USB: 1 port
  • RS-232 serial console ports: 1
  • Management ports: 2 (1 x 10/100/1000BASE-T and 1 x 1-Gbps SFP+)
  • Broadwell-DE CPU: 4 cores
Power and Cooling
  • Power: 1200W AC, 930W DC or 1200W HVAC/HVDC
  • Input voltage: 100 to 240V * AC or -40V to -72V DC (min‑max), -48V to -60V DC (nominal)
  • *Supports input voltage of 100-120V for a max output of 800W; 200-240V for a max output of 1200W
  • Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz (AC)
  • Efficiency: 90% or greater (20 to 100% load)
  • RoHS compliance: Yes
  • Hot swappable: Yes
  • Port-side intake or port-side exhale options
  • Typical power: 400W (AC)
  • Maximum power: 660W (AC)
  • Power: 1200W AC, 930W DC [3] or 1200W HVAC/HVDC
  • Input voltage: 100 to 240V * AC or -40V to -72V DC (min‑max), -48V to -60V DC (nominal)
  • *Supports input voltage of 100-120V for a max output of 800W; 200-240V for a max output of 1200W; PSU redundancy is not supported when used in 100-120V
  • Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz (AC)
  • Efficiency: 90% or greater (20 to 100% load)
  • RoHS compliance: Yes
  • Hot swappable: Yes
  • Port-side intake or port-side exhale options
  • Typical power: 429W (AC)
  • Maximum power: 1245W (AC)
  • Power: 1100W AC, 1100 DC or 1100W HVAC/HVDC
  • Input voltage: 100 to 240V * AC or -40V to -72V DC (min‑max), -48V to -60V DC (nominal)
  • *Supports input voltage of 100-120V for a max output of 800W; 200-240V for a max output of 1200W: PSU redundancy is not supported when used in 100-120V
  • Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz (AC)
  • Efficiency: 90% or greater (20 to 100% load)
  • RoHS compliance: Yes
  • Hot swappable: Yes
  • Port-side intake or port-side exhale options
  • Typical power: 296W (AC)
  • Maximum power: 700W (AC)
Environmental
  • Physical (H x W x D): 3.5 x 17.5 x 22.5 in. (8.9 x 44.5 x 57.1 cm)
  • Weight: 34.4 lb
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
  • Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
  • Humidity: 5 to 95% (noncondensing)
  • Altitude: 0 to 13,123 ft (0 to 4000m)
  • Physical (H x W x D): 3.38 x 17.37 x 22.27 in. (8.59 x 44.13 x 56.58 cm)
  • Weight: 36.9lb (16.74kg) with power supplies and fans, 27.4 lb (12.43kg) without power supplies and fans
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
  • Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
  • Humidity: 5 to 85% (noncondensing)
  • Altitude: 0 to 13,123 ft (0 to 4000m)
  • Physical (H x W x D): 1.7 x 17.3 x 22.9 in. (4.4 x 43.9 x 58.1 cm)
  • Weight: 25.1lb (11.4kg) with power supplies and fans, 19 lb (8.6kg) without power supplies and fans
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
  • Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
  • Humidity: 5 to 85% (noncondensing)
  • Altitude: 0 to 13,123 ft (0 to 4000m)
Acoustics
  • Fan speed at 40%: 64.4 dBA
  • Fan speed at 70%: 79.6 dBA
  • Fan speed at 100%: 89.8 dBA
  • Fan speed at 40%: 76.7 dBA
  • Fan speed at 70%: 88.7 dBA
  • Fan speed at 100%: 97.4 dBA
  • Fan speed at 50%: 76.4 dBA
  • Fan speed at 70%: 83.3 dBA
  • Fan speed at 100%: 92.1 dBA
MTBF 242,000 hours 257,860 hours 363,500 hours
Regulatory compliance Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
Safety
  • UL 60950-1 Second Edition
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
  • EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  • IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  • AS/NZS 60950-1
  • GB4943
EMC: Emissions
  • 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  • CISPR22 Class A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • ICES003 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • KN22 Class A
  • CNS13438 Class A
EMC: Immunity
  • EN55024
  • CISPR24
  • EN300386
  • KN 61000-4 series
RoHS The product is RoHS-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-Ball Grid-Array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit connectors

Documentation:

Download the Cisco Nexus 9300 ACI Fixed Spine Switches Datasheet (PDF).

Cisco Nexus 9300-GX2 Series Fixed Switches:

In the evolving landscape of applications, there is an increased bandwidth requirement due to emergence of AI-powered applications. Large cloud and data-center networking teams require a flexible, reliable solution that efficiently manages, troubleshoots, and analyzes their IT infrastructure. They need security, automation, visibility, analytics, and assurance. Equipped to support this next-generation cloud architecture, the Cisco Nexus® 9300-GX2 series switches are based on Cisco Cloud Scale technology.

The Cisco Nexus 9300-GX2 series addresses the need for high-performance, power-efficient, compact switches in the networking infrastructure. These switches are designed to support 50G, 100G, 200G, and 400G fabrics for next-generation leaf and spine designs and IP storage fabrics. The platform is built with backward-compatible 400G optical interface Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable–Double Density (QSFP-DD) to transparently migrate existing data center fabrics from 40-Gbps and 100-Gbps speeds to 400 Gbps; it also offers various lower port speeds and densities, including 10, 25, 50, and 200 Gbps, using breakouts. Cisco provides two modes of operation for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches. Organizations can deploy Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) or Cisco NX-OS mode.

Cisco Nexus 9364D-GX2A switch

The Cisco Nexus 9364D-GX2A is a 2-Rack-Unit (2RU) switch that supports 25.6 Tbps of bandwidth and 9.49 bpps across 64 fixed 400G QSFP-DD ports and two fixed 1/10G SFP+ ports (Figure 1). Breakout cables are supported on all ports to achieve up to 256 ports of 10/25/50/100-Gbps or 128 ports of 200-Gbps. The first 16 ports, marked in green, are capable of wire-rate MACsec and Cloudsec encryption. The switch is best suited to support massive scale-out fabrics as a compact, high-density spine.

Cisco Nexus 9332D-GX2B switch

The Cisco Nexus 9332D-GX2B is a compact form-factor 1-Rack-unit (1RU) spine switch that supports 12.8 Tbps of bandwidth and 5.77 bpps across 32 fixed 400G QSFP-DD ports and two fixed 1/10G SFP+ ports (Figure 1). Breakout is supported on all ports to achieve up to 128 ports of 10/25/50/100-Gbps or 64 ports of 200-Gbps. The last eight ports, marked in green, are capable of wire-rate MACsec and Cloudsec encryption.

Features and benefits

The Cisco Nexus 9300-GX2 series switches provide the following features and benefits:

  • Architectural flexibility
    • Industry-leading Cisco Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solution with Cisco ACI support. Cisco ACI is a holistic, intent-driven architecture with centralized automation and policy-based application profiles. It provides a robust, transport network for dynamic workloads and is built on a network fabric that combines time-tested protocols with new innovations to create a highly flexible, scalable, and resilient architecture of low-latency, high-bandwidth links. This fabric delivers a network that can support the most demanding and flexible data center environments.
    • Purpose-built Cisco NX-OS Software operating system with comprehensive, proven innovations. A single binary image supports every switch in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series, simplifying image management. The operating system is modular, with a dedicated process for each routing protocol: a design that isolates faults while increasing availability.
    • Support for standards-based VXLAN EVPN fabrics, inclusive of hierarchical multisite support (Refer to VXLAN network with MP-BGP EVPN control plane for more information)
    • Three-tier BGP architectures, enabling horizontal, nonblocking IPv6 network fabrics at web scale
    • Segment Routing (SR and SRv6) allows the network to forward Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) packets and engineer traffic without Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) Traffic Engineering (TE). It provides a control-plane alternative for increased network scalability and virtualization.
    • Comprehensive protocol support for Layer 3 (v4 and v6) unicast and multicast routing protocol suites, including BGP, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode (PIM-SM), Source-Specific Multicast (SSM), and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
  • Extensive programmability
    • Day-0 automation through Power On Auto Provisioning(POAP), drastically reducing provision time
    • Industry-leading integrations for leading DevOps configuration management applications, such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, and SALT. Extensive native YANG and industry-standard OpenConfig model support through RESTCONF/NETCONF
    • Pervasive APIs for all switch Command-Line Interface (CLI) functions (JSON-based RPC over HTTP/HTTPs)
  • High scalability, flexibility, and security
    • Flexible forwarding tables support up to two million shared entries on Cisco Nexus 9300-GX2 models.
    • IEEE 802.1ae MAC Security (MACsec) and CloudSec[1] (VTEP to VTEP encryption) capability on select ports of 9300-GX2 models, allows traffic encryption at the physical layer and provides secure server, border leaf, and leaf-to-spine connectivity.
  • Intelligent buffer management
    • The platform offers Cisco’s innovative intelligent buffer management, which offers the capability to distinguish mice and elephant flows and apply different queue management schemes to them based on their network forwarding requirements in the event of link congestion.
    • Intelligent buffer management functions include:
      • Approximate Fair Dropping (AFD) with Elephant Trap (ETRAP). AFD distinguishes long-lived elephant flows from short-lived mice flows, by using ETRAP. AFD exempts mice flows from the dropping algorithm so that mice flows will get their fair share of bandwidth without being starved by bandwidth-hungry elephant flows. Also, AFD tracks elephant flows and subjects them to the AFD algorithm in the egress queue to grant them their fair share of bandwidth.
      • ETRAP measures the byte counts of incoming flows and compares this against the user-defined ETRAP threshold. After a flow crosses the threshold, it becomes an elephant flow.
      • Dynamic Packet Prioritization (DPP) provides the capability of separating mice flows and elephant flows into two different queues so that buffer space can be allocated to them independently. Mice flows—sensitive to congestion and latency—can take priority queue and avoid reordering that allows the elephant flows to take full link bandwidth
  • Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over converged Ethernet – RoCE support
    • The platform offers lossless transport for Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over converged Ethernet with support of Data Center Bridging (DCB) protocols:
      • Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) prevents drops in the network and pause-frame propagation per priority class.
      • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) reserves bandwidth per priority class in network contention situations.
      • Data Center Bridging Exchange Protocol (DCBX) can discover and exchange priority and bandwidth information with endpoints.
    • The platform also supports Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN), which provides end-to-end notification per IP flow by marking packets that experienced congestion, without dropping traffic. The platform is capable of tracking ECN statistics, including the number of marked packets that have experienced congestion.
  • Hardware and software high availability
    • Virtual Port-Channel (vPC) technology provides Layer 2 multipathing through the elimination of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). It also enables fully utilized bisectional bandwidth and simplified Layer 2 logical topologies without the need to change the existing management and deployment models.
    • The 64-way Equal-Cost MultiPath (ECMP) routing enables the use of Layer 3 fat-tree designs. This feature helps organizations prevent network bottlenecks, increase resiliency, and add capacity with little network disruption.
    • Advanced reboot capabilities include hot and cold patching.
    • The switches use hot-swappable Power-Supply Units (PSUs) and fans with N+1 redundancy.
  • Cisco Data Center Network Assurance and Insights
    • Support for Intelligent automation with day-2 operation tools with Cisco Data Center Network Assurance and Insights.

Specifications

Model Cisco Nexus 9364D-GX2A Cisco Nexus 9332D-GX2B
Physical
  • 64-port 400G QSFP-DD ports and 2-port 1/10G SFP+ ports
  • Buffer: 120MB
  • System memory: 32GB
  • SSD: 128GB
  • USB: 1 port
  • RS-232 serial console ports: 1
  • Management ports: 2 (1 x 10/100/1000BASE-T and 1 x 1-Gbps SFP)
  • Hewitt Lake CPU: 6 cores
  • 32-port 400G QSFP-DD ports and 2-port 1/10G SFP+ ports
  • Buffer: 120MB
  • System memory: 32 GB
  • SSD: 128GB
  • USB: 1 port
  • RS-232 serial console ports: 1
  • Management ports: 2 (1 x 10/100/1000BASE-T and 1 x 1-Gbps SFP)
  • Hewitt Lake CPU: 4 cores
Power and Cooling
  • Power: 3000W AC
  • Input voltage: 100 to 240V * AC
  • Hot-swappable, 4 fans, 3+1 redundancy
  • Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz (AC)
  • Efficiency: 90% or greater (20 to 100% load)
  • Port-side intake
  • Typical power: 2100 (AC)
  • Maximum power: 2800 (AC)
  • Power: 1500W AC or 1500 DC
  • Input voltage: 100 to 240V * AC
  • Hot-swappable, 6 fans, 5+1 redundancy
  • Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz (AC)
  • Efficiency: 90% or greater (20 to 100% load)
  • Port-side intake or port-side exhaust options
  • Typical power: 650 (AC)
  • Maximum power: 1250 (AC)
Environmental
  • Physical (H x W x D): 3.45 x 17.3 x 29.78 in. (8.76 x 43.94 x 75.65 cm)
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
  • Nonoperating (storage) temperature: –40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C) This is correct
  • Humidity: 5 to 85% (noncondensing)
  • Altitude: 0 to 13,123 ft (0 to 4000m)
  • Physical (H x W x D): 1.7 x 17.3 x 22.9 in. (4.4 x 43.9 x 58.1 cm)
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
  • Nonoperating (storage) temperature: –40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C) This is correct
  • Humidity: 5 to 85% (noncondensing)
  • Altitude: 0 to 13,123 ft (0 to 4000m)
Weight 58 lbs (26.3 kg) 28 lbs (12.7 k
Switch Mode Support
ACI spine Yes Yes
ACI leaf Yes Yes
NX-OS Yes Yes
Performance and Scalability Specifications
Number of slices 4 slice-pairs 2 slice-pairs
Maximum number of IPv4 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes* ~1 Million ~2 Million
Maximum number of IPv4 host entries* ~1 Million ~2 Million
Maximum number of MAC address entries* ~500K ~1 Million
Maximum number of multicast routes 256,000 256,000
Number of Interior Gateway Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping groups Maximum: 32,000 Maximum: 32,000
Maximum number of Access-Control-List (ACL) entries
  • 6000 ingress/slice
  • 3000 egress/slice
  • Max: 48,000 ingress, 24,000 egress
  • 6000 ingress/slice
  • 3000 egress/slice
  • Max: 24,000 ingress, 12,000 egress
Maximum number of VLANs 4096** 4096**
Number of Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instances Maximum: 16,000 Maximum: 16,000
Maximum number of ECMP paths 64 64
Maximum number of port channels* 2K 2K
Maximum number of links in a port channel* 1K 1K
Number of active SPAN sessions 32 32
Maximum number of VLANs in Rapid per-VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST) instances 4K 4K
Maximum number of Hot-Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) groups 490 490
Maximum number of Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) instances 64 64
Flow-table size 64K/slice 128K/slice
Number of Network Address Translation (NAT) entries 1K 1K
Regulatory Standards Compliance
Regulatory compliance Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
Safety
  • UL 60950-1 Second Edition
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
  • EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  • IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  • AS/NZS 60950-1
  • GB4943
EMC: Emissions
  • 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  • CISPR22 Class A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • ICES003 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • KN22 Class A
  • CNS13438 Class A
EMC: Immunity
  • EN55024
  • CISPR24
  • EN300386
  • KN 61000-4 series
RoHS The product is RoHS-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-Ball Grid-Array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit connectors

*Refers to the hardware capacity, please visit the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Verified Scalability Guide and Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Scalability Guide for the latest supported scalability numbers validated for specific software.
**127 VLANs out of 4096 are reserved

Documentation:

Download the Cisco Nexus 9300-GX2 Series Fixed Switches Datasheet (PDF).

Cisco Nexus 9300-GX Series Switches:

Based on Cisco Cloud Scale technology, the Cisco Nexus 9300-GX switches are the next generation of fixed Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches capable of supporting 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GE). With the increase in use cases for applications requiring Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), the platform addresses the need for high-performance, power-efficient, compact switches in the networking infrastructure. These switches are designed to support 100G and 400G fabrics for mobile service provider environments, including the network edge, 5G, IoT, Professional Media Networking platform (PMN), and Network Functions Virtuapization (NFV) The platform introduces a backward-compatible 400G optical interface Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable – Double Density (QSFP-DD) to transparently migrate existing data center fabrics from 40-Gbps and 100-Gbps speeds to 400 Gbps and also offers various lower port speeds and densities, including 10, 25, 50, and 200 Gbps using breakouts. The Cisco Nexus 9300-GX provides investment protection for customers, delivering higher performance to meet scaled out spine-leaf fabrics to support growing traffic for cloud applications. Cisco provides two modes of operation for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches. Organizations can deploy Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) or Cisco NX-OS mode.

Cisco ACI is a holistic, intent-driven architecture with centralized automation and policy-based application profiles. It provides a robust, transport network for dynamic workloads and is built on a network fabric that combines time-tested protocols with new innovations to create a highly flexible, scalable, and resilient architecture of low-latency, high-bandwidth links. This fabric delivers a network that can support the most demanding and flexible data center environments.

Designed for the programmable network, the Cisco NX-OS operating system automates configuration and management for customers who want to take advantage of the DevOps operation model and tool sets.

Cisco Nexus 9316D Switch

The Cisco Nexus 9316D-GX Switch (Figure 1) is a 1RU switch that supports 12.8 Tbps of bandwidth and over 4.3 bpps. The switch can be configured to work as 10/25/40/50/100/200/400-Gbps offering flexible options in a compact form factor.

Cisco Nexus 93600CD Switch

The Cisco Nexus 93600CD-GX Switch (Figure 2) is a 1RU switch that supports 12 Tbps of bandwidth and 4.0 bpps across 28 fixed 40/100G QSFP-28 ports and 8 fixed 40/100/400G QSFP-DD ports. The 28 ports support 10/25-Gbps.

Cisco Nexus 9364C Switch

The Cisco Nexus 9364C-GX Switch (Figure 3) is a 2RU switch that supports 12.8 Tbps of bandwidth and over 4.3 bpps across 64 fixed 40/100G QSFP-28 ports.

Features and Benefits

The Cisco Nexus 9300-GX Series provides the following features and benefits:

  • Architectural flexibility
    • Industry-leading Cisco Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solution and Cisco ACI® support
    • Support for standards-based VXLAN EVPN fabrics, inclusive of hierarchical multi-site support (refer to VXLAN network with MP-BGP EVPN control plane for more information)
    • Three-tier BGP architectures, enabling horizontal, non-blocking IPv6 network fabrics at web scale
    • Segment Routing (SR and SRv6) allows the network to forward Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) packets and engineer traffic without Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) Traffic Engineering (TE). It provides a control-plane alternative for increased network scalability and virtualization
    • Comprehensive protocol support for Layer 3 (v4 and v6) unicast and multicast routing protocol suites, including BGP, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode (PIM-SM), Source-Specific Multicast (SSM), and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
  • Extensive programmability
    • Day-zero automation through Power On Auto Provisioning (POAP), drastically reducing provisioning time
    • Industry-leading integrations for leading DevOps configuration management applications, such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, and SALT. Extensive native YANG and industry-standard OpenConfig model support through RESTCONF/NETCONF
    • Pervasive APIs for all switch Command-Line Interface (CLI) functions (JSON-based RPC over HTTP/HTTPs)
  • High scalability, flexibility, and security
    • Flexible forwarding tables support up to one million shared entries on GX models. Flexible use of TCAM space allows for custom definition of Access Control List (ACL) templates
  • Intelligent buffer management
    • The platform offers Cisco’s innovative intelligent buffer management, which offers the capability to distinguish mice and elephant flows and apply different queue management schemes to them based on their network forwarding requirements in the event of link congestion
    • Intelligent buffer management functions include:
      • Approximate Fair Dropping (AFD) with Elephant Trap (ETRAP). AFD distinguishes long-lived elephant flows from short-lived mice flows, by using ETRAP. AFD exempts mice flows from the dropping algorithm so that mice flows will get their fair share of bandwidth without being starved by bandwidth-hungry elephant flows. Also, AFD tracks elephant flows and subjects them to the AFD algorithm in the egress queue to grant them their fair share of bandwidth
      • ETRAP measures the byte counts of incoming flows and compares this against the user-defined ETRAP threshold. After a flow crosses the threshold, it becomes an elephant flow
      • Dynamic Packet Prioritization (DPP) provides the capability of separating mice flows and elephant flows into two different queues so that buffer space can be allocated to them independently. Mice flows—sensitive to congestion and latency—can take priority queue and avoid re-ordering that allows the elephant flows to take full link bandwidth
  • Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over converged Ethernet – RoCE support
    • The platform offers lossless transport for Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over converged Ethernet with support of Data Center Bridging (DCB) protocols:
      • Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) prevents drops in the network and pause-frame propagation per priority class
      • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) reserves bandwidth per priority class in network contention situations
      • Data Center Bridging Exchange Protocol (DCBX) can discover and exchange priority and bandwidth information with endpoints
    • The platform also supports Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN), which provides end-to-end notification per IP flow by marking packets that experienced congestion, without dropping traffic. The platform is capable of tracking ECN statistics, including the number of marked packets that have experienced congestion
  • LAN and SAN convergence
    • Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) N-Port Virtualization (NPV) support enables the network administrator to control domain IDs and points of management on a Fibre Channel network as it scales. This feature enables LAN and SAN-converged networks on a lossless, reliable Ethernet network
  • Hardware and software high availability
    • Virtual Port-Channel (vPC) technology provides Layer 2 multipathing through the elimination of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). It also enables fully utilized bisectional bandwidth and simplified Layer 2 logical topologies without the need to change the existing management and deployment models
    • The 64-way Equal-Cost MultiPath (ECMP) routing enables the use of Layer 3 fat-tree designs. This feature helps organizations prevent network bottlenecks, increase resiliency, and add capacity with little network disruption
    • Advanced reboot capabilities include hot and cold patching
    • The switches use hot-swappable Power-Supply Units (PSUs) and fans with N+1 redundancy
  • Purpose-built Cisco NX-OS Software operating system with comprehensive, proven innovations
    • A single binary image supports every switch in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series, simplifying image management. The operating system is modular, with a dedicated process for each routing protocol: a design that isolates faults while increasing availability. In the event of a process failure, the process can be restarted without loss of state. The operating system supports hot and cold patching and online diagnostics
    • Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is the network management platform for all Cisco NX-OS-enabled deployments, spanning new fabric architectures, IP Fabric for Media, and storage networking deployments for the Cisco Nexus-powered data center. Accelerate provisioning from days to minutes and simplify deployments from day zero through day N. Reduce troubleshooting cycles with graphical operational visibility for topology, network fabric, and infrastructure. Eliminate configuration errors and automate ongoing change in a closed loop, with templated deployment models and configuration compliance alerting with automatic remediation. Enjoy a real-time health summary for fabric, devices, and topology. Correlated visibility for fabric (underlay, overlay, virtual and physical endpoints), including compute visualization with VMware ◦ Network traffic monitoring with Cisco Nexus Data Broker builds simple, scalable, and cost-effective network Test Access Points (TAPs) and Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) aggregation for network traffic monitoring and analysis
  • Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE)
    • Cisco NAE continuously verifies if the network infrastructure is operating as per policy intent. It leverages the power of mathematical models to reason on behalf of the operator in policy, configuration, and dynamic state level. NAE can precisely indicate problems in the network, identify which application or part of network is impacted, identify the root cause of the problem, and suggest how to fix it. Its continuous verification approach transforms day-2 operations from reactive to proactive mode and it does so without using any packet data. NAE helps avoid outages by predicting the impact of changes, reducing network-related IT incidents and shrinking the mean time to repair by up to 66 percent. NAE also helps assure network security and segmentation compliance.

Specifications

Model Cisco Nexus 9316D-GX Cisco Nexus 93600CD-GX Cisco Nexus 9364C-GX

Ports

16 x 400/100/40-Gbps QSFP-DD ports 28 x 100/40-Gbps QSFP28 ports and 8 x 400/100-Gbps QSFP-DD ports 64 x 100/40-Gbps QSFP28 ports
Supported speeds
  • 40/100/400-Gbps Ethernet
  • Breakout supported on all ports, 1-16: 4x100, 8x50, 2x50, 4x25, 4x10
  • 10G w/QSA
  • 40/100-Gbps on downlinks
  • 40/100/400-Gbps on uplinks
  • Breakout supported on ports, 25-36: 2x50, 4x10, 4x25G
  • 10G w/QSA
  • 40/100-Gbps
  • Breakout supported:
  • 2x50, 2x25, 2x10 on all ports
  • 4x10, 4x25G on all odd numbered ports
  • 10G w/QSA
CPU 4 cores 4 cores 4 cores
System memory 32 GB 32 GB Up to 32 GB
SSD drive 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB
System buffer 80 MB 80 MB 80 MB
Management ports 2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP 2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP 2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP
USB ports 1 1 1
RS-232 serial ports 1 1 1
Power Supplies 1100W AC, 1100W DC, 1100W HVAC/HVDC 1100W AC, 1100W DC, 1100W HVAC/HVDC 2000W AC, 2000W DC, 2000W HVAC/HVDC
Typical power (AC) 420W 586W 811W
Maximum power (AC) 1010W 1071W 1622W
Input voltage (AC) 100 to 240V 100 to 240V 100 to 240V
Input voltage
(High-Voltage AC [HVAC])
100 to 277V 100 to 277V 100 to 277V
Input voltage (DC) –40 to –72V –40 to –72V –40 to –72V
Input voltage
(High-Voltage DC [HVDC])
–240 to –380V –240 to –380V –240 to –380V
Frequency (AC) 50 to 60 Hz 50 to 60 Hz 50 to 60 Hz
Fans 5+1 redundancy 5+1 redundancy 5+1 redundancy
Airflow Port-side intake and exhaust Port-side intake and exhaust Port-side intake and exhaust
Physical dimensions
(H x W x D)
1.72 x 17.37 x 25.5 in. (4.37 x 44.13 x 64.8 cm) 1.72 x 17.37 x 25.5 in. (4.37 x 44.13 x 64.8 cm) 3.39 x 17.41 x 22.59 in. (8.61 x 44.23 x 57.4 cm)
Weight 28.8 lbs (13 kg) 28 lbs (12.7 kg) 29.2 lbs (13.2 kg)
Acoustics 73.2 dBA at 50% fan speed, 81.8 dBA at 70% fan speed, and 88.8 dBA at 100% fan speed 73.2 dBA at 50% fan speed, 81.8 dBA at 70% fan speed, and 88.8 dBA at 100% fan speed 77.3 dBA at 50% fan speed, 88.6 dBA at 70% fan speed, and 95.8 dBA at 100% fan speed
RoHS compliance Yes Yes Yes
MTBF 323,140 hours 295,515 hours 237,760 hours
Minimum Cisco ACI image ACI-N9KDK9-14.2(2e) ACI-N9KDK9-14.2(2e)  ACI-N9KDK9-14.2(3)
Minimum NX-OS image NXOS-9.3.3 NXOS-9.3.3 NXOS-9.3.3
ACI support
ACI spine Yes Yes Yes
ACI leaf Yes Yes Yes
Performance and Scalability Specifications
Maximum number of Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes* 896,000    
Maximum number of IP host entries* 896,000    
Maximum number of MAC address entries* 256,000    
Maximum number of multicast routes 32,000    
Number of Interior Gateway Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping groups Shipping: 8000
Maximum: 32,000
   
Maximum number of Access Control List (ACL) entries Per slice of the forwarding engine:
5000 ingress
2000 egress
Max: 20,000 ingress, 8000 egress
   
Maximum number of VLANs 4096**    
Number of Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instances Shipping: 1000
Maximum: 16,000
   
Maximum number of ECMP paths 64    
Maximum number of port channels 512    
Maximum number of links in a port channel 32    
Number of active SPAN sessions 4    
Maximum number of VLAN’s in Rapid per-VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST) instances 3967    
Maximum number of Hot-Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) groups 490    
Maximum number of Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) instances 64    
Flow-table size used for Cisco Secure Workload 64,000    
Number of Network Address Translation (NAT) entries 1023    
Regulatory Standards Compliance
Regulatory compliance Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
Safety
  • UL 60950-1 Second Edition
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
  • EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  • IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  • AS/NZS 60950-1
  • GB4943
EMC: Emissions
  • 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  • CISPR22 Class A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • ICES003 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • KN22 Class A
  • CNS13438 Class A

Note: Cisco Nexus N9K-C9364C passes EMC Radiated Emissions standards in all configurations, with the only exception being if more than 40 pluggable optics of Cisco part number 10-3142-02 (or 10-3142-01) are used.

EMC: Immunity
  • EN55024
  • CISPR24
  • EN300386
  • KN 61000-4 series
RoHS The product is RoHS-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-Ball Grid-Array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit connectors

*More templates and greater scalability are on the roadmap. Refer to the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Verified Scalability Guide and Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller for the latest, exact scalability numbers validated for specific software.
*Raw capacity of flow table
**127 VLANs out of 4096 are reserved

Documentation:

Download the Cisco Nexus 9300-GX Series Switches Datasheet (PDF).

Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3S Series Switches:

Based on Cisco Cloud Scale technology, the Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3S is the latest generation of access switches. Building on the successful Nexus 9300-FX series, the platform supports cost-effective cloud-scale deployments and an increased number of endpoints, and is capable of wire-rate security and telemetry. The platform is built on modern system architecture designed to provide high performance and meet the evolving needs of highly scalable data centers and growing enterprises.

Cisco provides the Cisco NX-OS mode of operation for the Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3S Series Switch. Designed for the programmable network, the Cisco NX-OS operating system automates configuration and management for customers who want to take advantage of the DevOps operation model and tool sets.

Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX3S Switch

The Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX3S Switch is a 1RU switch that supports 3.6 Tbps of bandwidth and 1.2 bpps. The 48 downlink ports on the 93180YC-FX3S are capable of supporting 1-, 10-, or 25-Gbps Ethernet, offering deployment flexibility and investment protection. The 6 uplink ports can be configured as 40 and 100-Gbps Ethernet, offering flexible migration options. Please see the Licensing guide section below to enable features on the platform. The Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX3S switch supports standard PTP Telecom profiles with Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) and PTP boundary clock functionality for telco data center edge environments.

Features and benefits

The Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3S Series Switch provide the following features and benefits:

  • PTP Telecom profile
    • Precision Time Protocol (PTP) is a protocol for distributing precise times and frequencies over packet networks. PTP is defined in the IEEE Standard 1588 and defines an exchange of timed messages. The G.8275.1 profile is also used in telecom networks where phase or time-of-day synchronization is required and where each network device participates in the PTP protocol.
    • Support for PTP Telecom profile 8275.1 with SyncE
    • PTP boundary clock
    • PTP Profile G.8273.2 - Class B
  • Cisco NX-OS architecture
    • Support for standards-based VXLAN EVPN fabrics, inclusive of hierarchical multisite support (refer to VXLAN Network with MP-BGP EVPN Control Plane for more information)
    • Three-tier BGP architectures, enabling horizontal, nonblocking IPv6 network fabrics at web-scale
    • Segment routing allows the network to forward Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) packets and engineer traffic without Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) traffic engineering (TE). It provides a control-plane alternative for increased network scalability and virtualization.
    • Comprehensive protocol support for Layer 3 (v4/v6) unicast and multicast routing protocol suites, including BGP, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode (PIM-SM), Source-Specific Multicast (SSM), and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP).
    • The switch also supports a software “FEX mode.” [1] The switch can be converted to a Fabric Extender (FEX) by the use of a command.
  • Extensive programmability
    • Day-zero automation through Power On Auto Provisioning (POAP), drastically reducing provisioning time.
    • Industry-leading integrations for leading DevOps configuration management applications, including Ansible, Chef, Puppet, and SALT. Extensive Native YANG and industry standard OpenConfig model support are available through RESTCONF/NETCONF.
    • Pervasive APIs for all switch CLI functions (JSON-based RPC over HTTP/HTTPs)
  • High scalability, flexibility, and security
    • Flexible forwarding tables support up to two million shared entries on the FX3S model. Flexible use of TCAM space allows for custom definition of access control list (ACL) templates.
    • IEEE 802.1ae MAC Security (MACsec) and CloudSec (VTEP-to-VTEP encryption) support on all ports of 9300-FX3S model with speeds greater than or equal to 1 Gbps, allows traffic encryption at the physical layer and provides secure server, border leaf, and leaf-to-spine connectivity.
  • Intelligent buffer management
    • The platform offers Cisco’s innovative intelligent buffer management, which offers capability to distinguish mice and elephant flows and apply different queue management schemes to them based on their network-forwarding requirements in the event of link congestion.
    • Intelligent buffer management functions are:
      • Approximate Fair Dropping (AFD) with Elephant Trap (ETRAP). AFD distinguishes long-lived elephant flows from short-lived mice flows by using ETRAP. AFD exempts mice flows from the dropping algorithm so that mice flows will get their fair share of bandwidth without being starved by bandwidth-hungry elephant flows. Also, AFD tracks elephant flows and subjects them to the AFD algorithm in the egress queue to grant them their fair share of bandwidth.
      • ETRAP measures the byte counts of incoming flows and compares this against the user-defined ETRAP threshold. After a flow crosses the threshold, it becomes an elephant flow.
      • Dynamic Packet Prioritization (DPP) provides the capability of separating mice flows and elephant flows into two different queues so that buffer space can be allocated to them independently. Mice flows, sensitive to congestion and latency, can take priority queues and avoid reordering, which allows elephant flows to take full-link bandwidth.
  • RDMA over Converged Ethernet – RoCE support
    • Platform offers lossless transport for RDMA over Converged Ethernet with support of DCB protocols:
      • Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) to prevent drops in the network and to pause frame propagation per priority class
      • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) to reserve bandwidth per priority class in a network-contention situation
      • Data Center Bridging Exchange Protocol (DCBX) to discover and exchange priority and bandwidth information with endpoints
    • Platform also supports explicit congestion notification (ECN), which provides end-to-end notification per IP flow by marking packets that experienced congestion, without dropping traffic. The platform can track ECN statistics regarding the number of marked packets that have experienced congestion.
  • Hardware and software high availability
    • Virtual port-channel (vPC) technology provides Layer 2 multipathing through the elimination of Spanning Tree Protocol. It also enables fully utilized bisectional bandwidth and simplified Layer 2 logical topologies without the need to change the existing management and deployment model.
    • The 64-way Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP) routing enables the use of Layer 3 fat-tree designs. This feature helps organizations prevent network bottlenecks, increase resiliency, and add capacity with little network disruption.
    • Advanced reboot capabilities that include hot and cold patching
    • Switch uses hot-swappable Power-Supply Units (PSUs) and fans with N+1 redundancy.
  • Purpose-built Cisco NX-OS software operating system with comprehensive, proven innovations
    • Single binary image that supports every switch in the Cisco Nexus 9000 series, simplifying image management. The operating system is modular, with a dedicated process for each routing protocol: a design that isolates faults while increasing availability. In the event of a process failure, the process can be restarted without loss of state. The operating system supports hot and cold patching and online diagnostics.
    • Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is the network management platform for all NX-OS-enabled deployments, spanning new fabric architectures, IP Fabric for Media, and storage networking deployments for the Cisco Nexus-powered data center. Accelerate provisioning from days to minutes, and simplify deployments from day 0 through day N. Reduce troubleshooting cycles with graphical operational visibility for topology, network fabric, and infrastructure. Eliminate configuration errors and automate ongoing change in a closed loop, with a templated deployment model and configuration compliance alerting with automatic remediation. Real-time health summary for fabric, devices, and topology. Correlated visibility for fabric (underlay, overlay, virtual, and physical endpoints), including compute visualization with VMware.
    • Network traffic monitoring with Cisco Nexus Data Broker builds simple, scalable, and cost-effective network test access points (TAPs) and Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) aggregation for network traffic monitoring and analysis.
  • Cisco Data Center Network Assurance and Insights
    • Support to intelligent automation to day-2 operations with Cisco Data Center Network Assurance and Insights.

Specifications

Model Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX3S

Ports

48 x 1/10/25-Gbps and 6 x 40/100-Gbps QSFP28 ports
Downlink supported speeds 1/10/25-Gbps Ethernet
CPU 6 cores
System memory Up to 32 GB
SSD drive 128 GB
System buffer 40 MB
Management ports 1 RJ-45 port
USB ports 1
1PPS GPS 1PPS input or output
10MhZ GPS 10Mhz input or output.
Time of Date (TOD) 1 RJ-45
ANT Antenna for GNSS
RS-232 serial ports 1
Power supplies (up to 2) 650W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC
Typical power (AC/DC)* 375W
Maximum power (AC/DC)* 600W
Input voltage (AC) 100 to 240V
Input voltage
(High-Voltage AC [HVAC])
200 to 277V
Input voltage (DC) –48 to –60V
Input voltage
(High-Voltage DC [HVDC])
–240 to –380V
Frequency (AC) 50 to 60 Hz
Fans 4
Airflow Port-side intake and exhaust
Physical dimensions
(H x W x D)
1.72 x 17.3 x 19.6 in. (4.4 x 43.9 x 49.6 cm)
Weight 21 lb (9.52 kg)
Acoustics Port-side exhaust:
Fan speed at 50%:63.4 dBA
Fan speed at 70%:74.3 dBA
Fan speed at 100%: 83.4 dBA
Port Side Intake:
Fan speed at 50%:64.6 dBA
Fan speed at 70%:76.1 dBA
Fan speed at 100%: 85.4 dBA
RoHS compliance Yes
MTBF 288,760 Hours
Minimum Cisco ACI image Not supported
Minimum NX-OS image NXOS-9.3.5
Performance and Scalability Specifications
Maximum number of Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes** 1,792,000
Maximum number of IP host entries** 1,792,000
Maximum number of MAC address entries** 512,000
Maximum number of multicast routes 128,000
Number of Interior Gateway Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping groups Shipping: 8000
Maximum: 32,000
Maximum number of Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders per switch 16
Maximum number of Access Control List (ACL) entries Single-slice forwarding engine:
5000 ingress
2000 egress
Maximum number of VLANs 4096**
Number of Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instances Shipping: 1000
Maximum: 16,000
Maximum number of ECMP paths 64
Maximum number of port channels 512
Maximum number of links in a port channel 32
Number of active SPAN sessions 4
Maximum number of VLAN’s in Rapid per-VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST) instances 3967
Maximum number of Hot-Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) groups 490
Number of Network Address Translation (NAT) entries 1023
Maximum number of Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) instances 64
Flow-table size used for Cisco Secure Workload ™ 64,000
Number of queues 8
Environmental Properties
Operating temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Nonoperating (storage) temperature –40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C)
Humidity 5 to 95% (noncondensing)
Altitude 0 to 13,123 ft (0 to 4000m)
Regulatory Standards Compliance
Regulatory compliance Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
Safety
  • UL 60950-1 Second Edition
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
  • EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  • IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  • AS/NZS 60950-1
  • GB4943
EMC: Emissions
  • 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  • CISPR22 Class A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • ICES003 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • KN22 Class A
  • CNS13438 Class A
EMC: Immunity
  • EN55024
  • CISPR24
  • EN300386
  • KN 61000-4 series
RoHS The product is RoHS-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-Ball Grid-Array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit connectors

*More templates and greater scalability are on the roadmap. Refer to the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Verified Scalability Guide documentation for the latest exact scalability values validated for specific software.
**Raw capacity of flow table
***27 VLANs out of 4096 are reserved for this.

Documentation:

Download the Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3S Series Switches Datasheet (PDF).

Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches:

Based on the Cisco Cloud Scale technology the Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series is the latest generation of access switches. Building on the successful Nexus 9300-FX series, the platform supports cost-effective cloud-scale deployments, an increased number of endpoints, and is capable of wire-rate security and telemetry. The platform is built on modern system architecture designed to provide high performance and meet the evolving needs of highly scalable data centers and growing enterprises.

Cisco provides two modes of operation for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches. Organizations can deploy Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI®) or Cisco NX-OS mode.

Cisco ACI is a holistic, intent-driven architecture with centralized automation and policy-based application profiles. It provides a robust, transport network for dynamic workloads and is built on a network fabric that combines time-tested protocols with new innovations to create a highly flexible, scalable and resilient architecture of low-latency, high-bandwidth links. This fabric delivers a network that can support the most demanding and flexible data center environments.

Designed for the programmable network, the Cisco NX-OS operating system automates configuration and management for customers who want to take advantage of the DevOps operation model and tool sets.

Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX3 Switch

The Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX3 Switch is a 1RU switch that supports 3.6 Tbps of bandwidth and 1.2 bpps. The 48 downlink ports on the 93180YC-FX3 are capable of supporting 1-, 10-, or 25-Gbps Ethernet, offering deployment flexibility and investment protection. The 6 uplink ports can be configured as 40 and 100-Gbps Ethernet, offering flexible migration options. Please see the Licensing guide section to enable features on the platform. Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX3 switch supports standard PTP Telecom profiles with SyncE and PTP boundary clock functionality for Telco data center edge environments.

Features and benefits

The Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 series provide the following features and benefits:

  • PTP Telecom profile
    • Precision Time Protocol (PTP) is a protocol for distributing precise time and frequency over packet networks. PTP is defined in the IEEE Standard 1588. It defines an exchange of timed messages. The G.8275.1 profile is also used in telecom networks where phase or time-of-day synchronization is required and where each network device participates in the PTP protocol.
    • Support for PTP Telecom profile 8275.1 with SyncE
    • PTP boundary clock
    • PTP Profile G.8273.2 - Class B
  • Architectural Flexibility
    • Industry leading Software Defined Networking Solution Cisco ACI™support.
    • Support for standards based VXLAN EVPN fabrics, inclusive of hierarchical multi-site support (refer to VXLAN Network with MP-BGP EVPN Control Plane for more information).
    • Three-tier BGP architectures, enabling horizontal, non-blocking IPv6 network fabrics at web-scale.
    • Segment routing allows the network to forward Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) packets and engineer traffic without Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) Traffic Engineering (TE). It provides a control-plane alternative for increased network scalability and virtualization.
    • Comprehensive protocol support for Layer 3 (v4/v6) unicast and multicast routing protocol suites, including BGP, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode (PIM-SM), Source-Specific Multicast (SSM), and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP).
    • The switch also supports a software “FEX mode”. The switch can be converted to a Fabric Extender by the use of a command.
  • Extensive programmability
    • Day-zero automation through Power On Auto Provisioning (POAP), drastically reducing provisioning time.
    • Industry-leading integrations for leading DevOps configuration management applications, including Ansible, Chef, Puppet, and SALT. Extensive Native YANG and industry standard OpenConfig model support are available through RESTCONF/NETCONF.
    • Pervasive APIs for all switch CLI functions (JSON-based RPC over HTTP/HTTPs)
  • High scalability, flexibility, and security
    • Flexible forwarding tables support up to two million shared entries on the FX3S model. Flexible use of TCAM space allows for custom definition of access control list (ACL) templates.
    • IEEE 802.1ae MAC Security (MACsec) and CloudSec (VTEP-to-VTEP encryption) support on all ports of 9300-FX3S model with speeds greater than or equal to 1 Gbps, allows traffic encryption at the physical layer and provides secure server, border leaf, and leaf-to-spine connectivity.
  • Intelligent buffer management
    • The platform offers Cisco’s innovative intelligent buffer management, which offers capability to distinguish mice and elephant flows and apply different queue management schemes to them based on their network-forwarding requirements in the event of link congestion.
    • Intelligent buffer management functions are:
      • Approximate Fair Dropping (AFD) with Elephant Trap (ETRAP). AFD distinguishes long-lived elephant flows from short-lived mice flows by using ETRAP. AFD exempts mice flows from the dropping algorithm so that mice flows will get their fair share of bandwidth without being starved by bandwidth-hungry elephant flows. Also, AFD tracks elephant flows and subjects them to the AFD algorithm in the egress queue to grant them their fair share of bandwidth.
      • ETRAP measures the byte counts of incoming flows and compares this against the user-defined ETRAP threshold. After a flow crosses the threshold, it becomes an elephant flow.
      • Dynamic Packet Prioritization (DPP) provides the capability of separating mice flows and elephant flows into two different queues so that buffer space can be allocated to them independently. Mice flows, sensitive to congestion and latency, can take priority queues and avoid reordering, which allows elephant flows to take full-link bandwidth.
  • RDMA over Converged Ethernet – RoCE support
    • Platform offers lossless transport for RDMA over Converged Ethernet with support of DCB protocols:
      • Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) to prevent drops in the network and to pause frame propagation per priority class
      • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) to reserve bandwidth per priority class in a network-contention situation
      • Data Center Bridging Exchange Protocol (DCBX) to discover and exchange priority and bandwidth information with endpoints
    • Platform also supports explicit congestion notification (ECN), which provides end-to-end notification per IP flow by marking packets that experienced congestion, without dropping traffic. The platform can track ECN statistics regarding the number of marked packets that have experienced congestion.
  • Hardware and software high availability
    • Virtual port-channel (vPC) technology provides Layer 2 multipathing through the elimination of Spanning Tree Protocol. It also enables fully utilized bisectional bandwidth and simplified Layer 2 logical topologies without the need to change the existing management and deployment model.
    • The 64-way Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP) routing enables the use of Layer 3 fat-tree designs. This feature helps organizations prevent network bottlenecks, increase resiliency, and add capacity with little network disruption.
    • Advanced reboot capabilities that include hot and cold patching
    • Switch uses hot-swappable Power-Supply Units (PSUs) and fans with N+1 redundancy.
  • Purpose-built Cisco NX-OS software operating system with comprehensive, proven innovations
    • Single binary image that supports every switch in the Cisco Nexus 9000 series, simplifying image management. The operating system is modular, with a dedicated process for each routing protocol: a design that isolates faults while increasing availability. In the event of a process failure, the process can be restarted without loss of state. The operating system supports hot and cold patching and online diagnostics.
    • Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is the network management platform for all NX-OS-enabled deployments, spanning new fabric architectures, IP Fabric for Media, and storage networking deployments for the Cisco Nexus-powered data center. Accelerate provisioning from days to minutes, and simplify deployments from day 0 through day N. Reduce troubleshooting cycles with graphical operational visibility for topology, network fabric, and infrastructure. Eliminate configuration errors and automate ongoing change in a closed loop, with a templated deployment model and configuration compliance alerting with automatic remediation. Real-time health summary for fabric, devices, and topology. Correlated visibility for fabric (underlay, overlay, virtual, and physical endpoints), including compute visualization with VMware.
    • Network traffic monitoring with Cisco Nexus Data Broker builds simple, scalable, and cost-effective network test access points (TAPs) and Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) aggregation for network traffic monitoring and analysis.
  • Cisco Data Center Network Assurance and Insights
    • Support to intelligent automation to day-2 operations with Cisco Data Center Network Assurance and Insights.

Specifications

Model Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX3

Ports

48 x 1/10/25-Gbps and 6 x 40/100-Gbps QSFP28 ports
Downlink supported speeds 1/10/25-Gbps Ethernet
CPU 6 cores
System memory Up to 32 GB
SSD drive 128 GB
System buffer 40 MB
Management ports 1 RJ-45 port
USB ports 1
1PPS GPS 1PPS input or output
10MhZ GPS 10Mhz input or output.
Time of Date (TOD) 1 RJ-45
ANT Antenna for GNSS
RS-232 serial ports 1
Power supplies (up to 2) 650W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC
Typical power (AC/DC)* 375W
Maximum power (AC/DC)* 600W
Input voltage (AC) 100 to 240V
Input voltage
(High-Voltage AC [HVAC])
200 to 277V
Input voltage (DC) –48 to –60V
Input voltage
(High-Voltage DC [HVDC])
–240 to –380V
Frequency (AC) 50 to 60 Hz
Fans 4
Airflow Port-side intake and exhaust
Physical dimensions
(H x W x D)
1.72 x 17.3 x 19.6 in. (4.4 x 43.9 x 49.6 cm)
Weight 21 lb (9.52 kg)
Acoustics Port-side exhaust:
Fan speed at 50%:63.4 dBA
Fan speed at 70%:74.3 dBA
Fan speed at 100%: 83.4 dBA
Port Side Intake:
Fan speed at 50%:64.6 dBA
Fan speed at 70%:76.1 dBA
Fan speed at 100%: 85.4 dBA
RoHS compliance Yes
MTBF 288,760 Hours
Minimum Cisco ACI image ACI-N9KDK9-15.1.3
Minimum NX-OS image NXOS-10.1.1/NXOS-9.3.7
Performance and Scalability Specifications
Maximum number of Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes** 1,792,000
Maximum number of IP host entries** 1,792,000
Maximum number of MAC address entries** 512,000
Maximum number of multicast routes 128,000
Number of Interior Gateway Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping groups Shipping: 8000
Maximum: 32,000
Maximum number of Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders per switch 16
Maximum number of Access Control List (ACL) entries Single-slice forwarding engine:
5000 ingress
2000 egress
Maximum number of VLANs 4096**
Number of Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instances Shipping: 1000
Maximum: 16,000
Maximum number of ECMP paths 64
Maximum number of port channels 512
Maximum number of links in a port channel 32
Number of active SPAN sessions 4
Maximum number of VLAN’s in Rapid per-VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST) instances 3,967
Maximum number of Hot-Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) groups 490
Number of Network Address Translation (NAT) entries 1,023
Maximum number of Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) instances 64
Flow-table size used for Cisco Secure Workload ™ 64,000
Number of queues 8
Environmental Properties
Operating temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Nonoperating (storage) temperature –40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C)
Humidity 5 to 95% (noncondensing)
Altitude 0 to 13,123 ft (0 to 4000m)
Regulatory Standards Compliance
Regulatory compliance Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
Safety
  • UL 60950-1 Second Edition
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
  • EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  • IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  • AS/NZS 60950-1
  • GB4943
EMC: Emissions
  • 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  • CISPR22 Class A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • ICES003 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • KN22 Class A
  • CNS13438 Class A
EMC: Immunity
  • EN55024
  • CISPR24
  • EN300386
  • KN 61000-4 series
RoHS The product is RoHS-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-Ball Grid-Array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit connectors

*More templates and greater scalability are on the roadmap. Refer to the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Verified Scalability Guide documentation for the latest exact scalability values validated for specific software
**Raw capacity of flow table
***27 VLANs out of 4096 are reserved

Documentation:

Download the Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches Datasheet (PDF).

Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3P Switch:

Based on Cisco® Cloud Scale technology, the Cisco Nexus® 93108TC-FX3P Switch is a multigigabit-capable, fixed switch in the next-generation Cisco Nexus 9300 platform. Cisco Multigigabit Ethernet technology supports bandwidth speeds from 100Mbps to 10 Gbps over traditional Category 5e/6 cabling. This addresses the need for the exponential increases in bandwidth being driven by the enormous growth of 802.11ac Wave 2 and Wi-Fi 6 without having to replace current cabling infrastructure. The switch is built on modern-system architecture designed to provide high performance, support cost-effective deployments, and meet the evolving needs of growing mid-size to large enterprise customers.

Cisco provides two modes of operation for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches. Organizations can deploy Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) or Cisco NX-OS mode. Cisco ACI is a holistic, intent-driven architecture with centralized automation and policy-based application profiles. It provides a robust transport network for dynamic workloads and is built on a network fabric that combines time-tested protocols with new innovations to create a highly flexible, scalable, and resilient architecture of low-latency, high-bandwidth links. This fabric delivers a network that can support the most demanding and flexible data center environments. Designed for the programmable network, the Cisco NX-OS operating system automates configuration and management for customers who want to take advantage of the DevOps operation model and tool sets.

With optimized efficiency, simplified operation and installation, and a wide array of device versatility, the Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3P Switch provides investment protection for customers in an ever-changing data-centric and increasingly connected market. The expansive feature set includes 40MB of intelligent buffering, support for voice VLANs, and a full-featured Layer 2 and Layer 3 Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC).

Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3P Switch

The Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3P Switch is a compact 1 RU switch that supports 2.16 Tbps of bandwidth and 1.2 billion packets per second (bpps). Offering flexible port speed configurations, the switch supports 48 ports of 100M/1/2.5/5/10G BASE-T on the downlinks. The 6 uplink ports support 40/100G QSFP 28. The 93108TC-FX3P is well suited for network customers requiring more versatility and flexibility in networking speeds.

Features and benefits

The Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 series provide the following features and benefits:

  • Architectural Flexibility
    • Industry leading Software Defined Networking Solution Cisco ACI support.
    • Support for standards based VXLAN EVPN fabrics, inclusive of hierarchical multi-site support (refer to VXLAN Network with MP-BGP EVPN Control Plane for more information).
    • Three-tier BGP architectures, enabling horizontal, non-blocking IPv6 network fabrics at web-scale.
    • Segment routing allows the network to forward Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) packets and engineer traffic without Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) Traffic Engineering (TE). It provides a control-plane alternative for increased network scalability and virtualization.
    • Comprehensive protocol support for Layer 3 (v4/v6) unicast and multicast routing protocol suites, including BGP, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode (PIM-SM), Source-Specific Multicast (SSM), and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP).
  • Extensive programmability
    • Day-zero automation through Power On Auto Provisioning (POAP), drastically reducing provisioning time.
    • Industry-leading integrations for leading DevOps configuration management applications, including Ansible, Chef, Puppet, and SALT. Extensive Native YANG and industry standard OpenConfig model support are available through RESTCONF/NETCONF.
    • Pervasive APIs for all switch CLI functions (JSON-based RPC over HTTP/HTTPs)
  • High scalability, flexibility, and security
    • Flexible forwarding tables support up to two million shared entries on the FX3S model. Flexible use of TCAM space allows for custom definition of access control list (ACL) templates.
    • MAC Security (MACsec) and CloudSec (VTEP-to-VTEP encryption) support on all ports of Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 models with speeds greater than or equal to 1 Gbps, which allows traffic encryption at the physical layer and provides secure server, border-leaf, and leaf-to-spine connectivity.
  • Intelligent buffer management
    • The platform offers Cisco’s innovative intelligent buffer management, which offers capability to distinguish mice and elephant flows and apply different queue management schemes to them based on their network-forwarding requirements in the event of link congestion.
    • Intelligent buffer management functions are:
      • Approximate Fair Dropping (AFD) with Elephant Trap (ETRAP). AFD distinguishes long-lived elephant flows from short-lived mice flows by using ETRAP. AFD exempts mice flows from the dropping algorithm so that mice flows will get their fair share of bandwidth without being starved by bandwidth-hungry elephant flows. Also, AFD tracks elephant flows and subjects them to the AFD algorithm in the egress queue to grant them their fair share of bandwidth.
      • ETRAP measures the byte counts of incoming flows and compares this against the user-defined ETRAP threshold. After a flow crosses the threshold, it becomes an elephant flow.
      • Dynamic Packet Prioritization (DPP) provides the capability of separating mice flows and elephant flows into two different queues so that buffer space can be allocated to them independently. Mice flows, sensitive to congestion and latency, can take priority queues and avoid reordering, which allows elephant flows to take full-link bandwidth.
  • RDMA over Converged Ethernet – RoCE support
    • Platform offers lossless transport for RDMA over Converged Ethernet with support of DCB protocols:
      • Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) to prevent drops in the network and to pause frame propagation per priority class
      • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) to reserve bandwidth per priority class in a network-contention situation
      • Data Center Bridging Exchange Protocol (DCBX) to discover and exchange priority and bandwidth information with endpoints
    • Platform also supports explicit congestion notification (ECN), which provides end-to-end notification per IP flow by marking packets that experienced congestion, without dropping traffic. The platform can track ECN statistics regarding the number of marked packets that have experienced congestion.
  • Hardware and software high availability
    • Virtual port-channel (vPC) technology provides Layer 2 multipathing through the elimination of Spanning Tree Protocol. It also enables fully utilized bisectional bandwidth and simplified Layer 2 logical topologies without the need to change the existing management and deployment model.
    • The 64-way Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP) routing enables the use of Layer 3 fat-tree designs. This feature helps organizations prevent network bottlenecks, increase resiliency, and add capacity with little network disruption.
    • Advanced reboot capabilities that include hot and cold patching
    • Switch uses hot-swappable Power-Supply Units (PSUs) and fans with N+1 redundancy.
  • Purpose-built Cisco NX-OS software operating system with comprehensive, proven innovations
    • Single binary image that supports every switch in the Cisco Nexus 9000 series, simplifying image management. The operating system is modular, with a dedicated process for each routing protocol: a design that isolates faults while increasing availability. In the event of a process failure, the process can be restarted without loss of state. The operating system supports hot and cold patching and online diagnostics.
    • Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is the network management platform for all NX-OS-enabled deployments, spanning new fabric architectures, IP Fabric for Media, and storage networking deployments for the Cisco Nexus-powered data center. Accelerate provisioning from days to minutes, and simplify deployments from day 0 through day N. Reduce troubleshooting cycles with graphical operational visibility for topology, network fabric, and infrastructure. Eliminate configuration errors and automate ongoing change in a closed loop, with a templated deployment model and configuration compliance alerting with automatic remediation. Real-time health summary for fabric, devices, and topology. Correlated visibility for fabric (underlay, overlay, virtual, and physical endpoints), including compute visualization with VMware.
    • Network traffic monitoring with Cisco Nexus Data Broker builds simple, scalable, and cost-effective network test access points (TAPs) and Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) aggregation for network traffic monitoring and analysis.
  • Cisco Data Center Network Assurance and Insights
    • Support to intelligent automation to day-2 operations with Cisco Data Center Network Assurance and Insights.

Specifications

Model Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3P

Ports

Downlinks: 48 x 100M/1/2.5/5/10G BASE-T multigigabit supported ports
Uplinks: 6 x 40/100G QSFP28 ports
CPU 4 cores
System memory 32 GB capable with 16G defaulted and 16G available as upgradeable option
SSD drive 128 GB
System buffer 40 MB
Management ports 2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP+
USB ports 1
RS-232 serial ports 1
Power supplies  
Switch Average Power (AC)  
Switch Maximum Power (AC)  
BTU/hr  
Frequency (AC)  
Airflow  
Physical dimensions (H x W x D)  
Weight 21 lb (9.52 kg)
Acoustics 70.1 dBA at 50% fan speed, 78.1 dBA at 70% fan speed, and 86 dBA at 100% fan speed
MTBF 283,100 Hours
Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3P Switch without power supplies and fans 16lbs (7.25 kg)
Power supplies, 1100W AC 3.0 lb (1.36 kg)
Power supplies, 1900W AC 3.6 lb (1.63 kg)
Fans: NXA-FAN-35CFM-F or NXA-FAN-35CFM-B 0.26 lb (0.12 kg)
Minimum NX-OS image NXOS-9.3.5
Minimum ACI Image ACI-N9KDK9-15.1.3
Performance and Scalability Specifications
Maximum number of Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes* 1,792,000
Maximum number of IP host entries* 1,792,000
Maximum number of MAC address entries* 512,000
Maximum number of multicast routes 128,000
Number of Interior Gateway Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping groups Shipping: 8000
Maximum: 32,000
Maximum number of Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders per switch 16
Maximum number of Access Control List (ACL) entries Single-slice forwarding engine:
5000 ingress
2000 egress
Maximum number of VLANs 3967
Number of Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instances Shipping: 1000
Maximum: 16,000
Maximum number of ECMP paths 64
Maximum number of port channels 512
Maximum number of links in a port channel 32
Number of active SPAN sessions 4
Maximum number of VLAN’s in Rapid per-VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST) instances 3,967
Maximum number of Hot-Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) groups 490
Number of Network Address Translation (NAT) entries 1,023
Maximum number of Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) instances 64
Flow-table size used for Cisco Secure Workload ™ 64,000
Number of queues 8
Environmental Properties
Operating temperature 32 to 131°F (0 to 55°C)
Nonoperating (storage) temperature –40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C)
Humidity 5 to 95% (noncondensing)
Altitude 0 to 6561 ft (0 to 2000m)
Regulatory Standards Compliance
Regulatory compliance Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
Safety
  • UL 60950-1 Second Edition
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
  • EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  • IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  • AS/NZS 60950-1
  • GB4943
EMC: Emissions
  • 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  • CISPR22 Class A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • ICES003 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • KN22 Class A
  • CNS13438 Class A
EMC: Immunity
  • EN55024
  • CISPR24
  • EN300386
  • KN 61000-4 series
RoHS The product is RoHS-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-Ball Grid-Array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit connectors

*Raw capacity of flow table. More templates and greater scalability are on the roadmap. Refer to the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Verified Scalability Guide documentation for the latest exact scalability values validated for specific software.

Documentation:

Download the Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3P Switch Datasheet (PDF).

Cisco Nexus 9300-FX2 Series Switches:

The Cisco Nexus 9300-FX2 Series switches belongs to the fixed Cisco Nexus 9000 platform based on Cisco Cloud Scale technology. The platform support cost-effective cloud-scale deployments, an increased number of endpoints, and cloud services with wire-rate security and telemetry. The platform is built on modern system architecture designed to provide high performance and meet the evolving needs of highly scalable data centers and growing enterprises.

Cisco Nexus 9300-FX2 series is an extension of Nexus 9300-FX series switches with higher bandwidth capacity. The switches offer a variety of interface options to transparently migrate existing data centers from 1-Gbps, and 10-Gbps speeds to 25- Gbps at the server, and from 10- and 40-Gbps speeds to 50- and 100- Gbps at the aggregation layer. The platforms provide investment protection for customers, delivering large buffers, highly flexible Layer 2 and Layer 3 scalability, and performance to meet the changing needs of virtualized data centers and automated cloud environments.

Cisco provides two modes of operation for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches. Organizations can use Cisco NX-OS Software to deploy the switches in standard Cisco Nexus switch environments (NX-OS mode). Organizations can also deploy the infrastructure that is ready to support the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) platform to take full advantage of an automated, policy-based, systems-management approach (ACI mode).

Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 Switch

The Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 Switch is a 1RU switch that supports 7.2 Tbps of bandwidth and over 2.4 bpps. The switch can be configured to work as 1/10/25/40/50/100-Gbps offering flexible options in a compact form factor. Breakout is supported on all ports.

Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2-E Switch

The Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2-E Switch is a 1RU switch that supports 7.2 Tbps of bandwidth and over 2.4 bpps. The switch can be configured to work as 1/10/25/40/50/100-Gbps or as 16-, 32-Gbps Fibre Channel ports offering flexible options in a compact form factor. Breakout is supported on all ports.

Cisco Nexus 93240YC-FX2 Switch

The Cisco Nexus 93240YC-FX2 Switch (Figure 3) supports 4.8 Tbps of bandwidth and over 2.5bpps. The 48 ports of downlinks support 1/10/25-Gbps. The 12 uplinks ports can be configured as 40- and 100-Gbps ports, offering flexible migration options. The switch is ideal for a non-oversubscribed solution in a compact form factor. The switch has FC-FEC and RS-FEC enabled for 25Gbps support over longer distances.

Cisco Nexus 93360YC-FX2 Switch

The Cisco Nexus 93360YC-FX2 Leaf Switch is an 2-Rack-Unit (2RU) Leaf switch that supports 7.2 Tbps of bandwidth and 2.4 bpps across 96 fixed 10/25G SFP+ ports and 12 fixed 40/100G QSFP28 ports (Figure 3). The 96 ports of downlinks support 1/10/25-Gbps. The 12 uplinks ports can be configured as 40- and 100-Gbps ports, offering flexible migration options. The switch has FC-FEC and RS-FEC enabled for 25Gbps support over longer distances.

Cisco Nexus 93216TC-FX2 Switch

The Cisco Nexus 93216TC-FX2 Switch (Figure 5) is a 2RU switch that supports 4.32 Tbps of bandwidth and over 2.5bpps. The 96 10GBASE-T downlink ports on the 93216TC-FX2 can be configured to work as 100-Mbps, 1-Gbps, or 10-Gbps ports. The 12 uplinks ports can be configured as 40- and 100-Gbps ports, offering flexible migration options.

Features and benefits

The Cisco Nexus 9300-FX2 series provide the following features and benefits:

  • Architectural Flexibility
    • Industry leading Software Defined Networking Solution Cisco ACI support.
    • Support for standards based VXLAN EVPN fabrics, inclusive of hierarchical multi-site support (refer to VXLAN Network with MP-BGP EVPN Control Plane for more information).
    • Three-tier BGP architectures, enabling horizontal, non-blocking IPv6 network fabrics at web-scale.
    • Segment routing allows the network to forward Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) packets and engineer traffic without Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) Traffic Engineering (TE). It provides a control-plane alternative for increased network scalability and virtualization.
    • Comprehensive protocol support for Layer 3 (v4/v6) unicast and multicast routing protocol suites, including BGP, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode (PIM-SM), Source-Specific Multicast (SSM), and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP).
  • Extensive programmability
    • Day-zero automation through Power On Auto Provisioning (POAP), drastically reducing provisioning time.
    • Industry-leading integrations for leading DevOps configuration management applications, including Ansible, Chef, Puppet, and SALT. Extensive Native YANG and industry standard OpenConfig model support are available through RESTCONF/NETCONF.
    • Pervasive APIs for all switch CLI functions (JSON-based RPC over HTTP/HTTPs)
  • High scalability, flexibility, and security
    • Flexible forwarding tables support up to 2 million shared entries on FX models. Flexible use of TCAM space allows for custom definition of Access Control List (ACL) templates.
    • IEEE 802.1ae MAC Security (MACsec) support on all ports of 9300-FX models with speed greater than or equal to 10-Gbps, allows traffic encryption at the physical layer and provides secure server, border leaf, and leaf-to-spine connectivity.
  • Intelligent buffer management
    • The platform offers Cisco’s innovative intelligent buffer management, which offers capability to distinguish mice and elephant flows and apply different queue management schemes to them based on their network-forwarding requirements in the event of link congestion.
    • Intelligent buffer management functions are:
      • Approximate Fair Dropping (AFD) with Elephant Trap (ETRAP). AFD distinguishes long-lived elephant flows from short-lived mice flows by using ETRAP. AFD exempts mice flows from the dropping algorithm so that mice flows will get their fair share of bandwidth without being starved by bandwidth-hungry elephant flows. Also, AFD tracks elephant flows and subjects them to the AFD algorithm in the egress queue to grant them their fair share of bandwidth.
      • ETRAP measures the byte counts of incoming flows and compares this against the user-defined ETRAP threshold. After a flow crosses the threshold, it becomes an elephant flow.
      • Dynamic Packet Prioritization (DPP) provides the capability of separating mice flows and elephant flows into two different queues so that buffer space can be allocated to them independently. Mice flows, sensitive to congestion and latency, can take priority queues and avoid reordering, which allows elephant flows to take full-link bandwidth.
  • RDMA over Converged Ethernet – RoCE support
    • Platform offers lossless transport for RDMA over Converged Ethernet with support of DCB protocols:
      • Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) to prevent drops in the network and to pause frame propagation per priority class
      • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) to reserve bandwidth per priority class in a network-contention situation
      • Data Center Bridging Exchange Protocol (DCBX) to discover and exchange priority and bandwidth information with endpoints
    • Platform also supports explicit congestion notification (ECN), which provides end-to-end notification per IP flow by marking packets that experienced congestion, without dropping traffic. The platform can track ECN statistics regarding the number of marked packets that have experienced congestion.
  • LAN and SAN Convergence
    • Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) N-Port Virtualization (NPV) support enables the network administrator to control domain IDs and points of management on a Fibre Channel network as it scales. This feature enables LAN and SAN converged networks on a lossless, reliable Ethernet network.
  • Hardware and software high availability
    • Virtual port-channel (vPC) technology provides Layer 2 multipathing through the elimination of Spanning Tree Protocol. It also enables fully utilized bisectional bandwidth and simplified Layer 2 logical topologies without the need to change the existing management and deployment model.
    • The 64-way Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP) routing enables the use of Layer 3 fat-tree designs. This feature helps organizations prevent network bottlenecks, increase resiliency, and add capacity with little network disruption.
    • Advanced reboot capabilities that include hot and cold patching
    • Switch uses hot-swappable Power-Supply Units (PSUs) and fans with N+1 redundancy.
  • Purpose-built Cisco NX-OS software operating system with comprehensive, proven innovations
    • Single binary image that supports every switch in the Cisco Nexus 9000 series, simplifying image management. The operating system is modular, with a dedicated process for each routing protocol: a design that isolates faults while increasing availability. In the event of a process failure, the process can be restarted without loss of state. The operating system supports hot and cold patching and online diagnostics.
    • Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is the network management platform for all NX-OS-enabled deployments, spanning new fabric architectures, IP Fabric for Media, and storage networking deployments for the Cisco Nexus-powered data center. Accelerate provisioning from days to minutes, and simplify deployments from day 0 through day N. Reduce troubleshooting cycles with graphical operational visibility for topology, network fabric, and infrastructure. Eliminate configuration errors and automate ongoing change in a closed loop, with a templated deployment model and configuration compliance alerting with automatic remediation. Real-time health summary for fabric, devices, and topology. Correlated visibility for fabric (underlay, overlay, virtual, and physical endpoints), including compute visualization with VMware.
    • Network traffic monitoring with Cisco Nexus Data Broker builds simple, scalable, and cost-effective network test access points (TAPs) and Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) aggregation for network traffic monitoring and analysis.
  • Cisco Tetration Analytics Platform Support
    • The telemetry information from the Nexus 9300 Series switches is exported every 100 milliseconds by default directly from the switch’s Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). This information consists of three types of data: (a) Flow information, this information contains information about endpoints, protocols, ports, when the flow started, how long the flow was active, etc. (b) Inter-packet variation, this information captures any inter-packet variations within the flow. Examples include variation in Time To Live (TTL), IP and TCP flags, payload length, etc. (c) Context details, context information is derived outside the packet header, including variation in buffer utilization, packet drops within a flow, association with tunnel endpoints, etc.
    • The Cisco Tetration Analytics platform consumes this telemetry data, and by using unsupervised machine learning and behavior analysis it can provide outstanding pervasive visibility across everything in your data center in real time. By using algorithmic approaches, the Cisco Tetration Analytics platform provides a deep application insights and interactions, enabling dramatically simplified operations, a zero-trust model, and migration of applications to any programmable infrastructure.
  • Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE)
    • Cisco NAE continuously verifies if the network infrastructure is operating as per policy intent and it leverages the power of mathematical models to reason on behalf of the operator in policy, configuration and dynamic state level. NAE can precisely indicate problems in the network, identify which application or part of network is impacted, root-cause the problem and suggest how to fix it. Its continuous verification approach transforms Day 2 Operations from reactive to proactive mode and it does so without using any packet data. NAE helps avoid outages by predicting the impact of changes, reducing network related IT incidents and shrinking the mean time to repair by up to 66%. NAE also helps assure network security and segmentation compliance.

Specifications

Model Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2-E Cisco Nexus 93240YC-FX2 Cisco Nexus 93360YC-FX2 Cisco Nexus 93216TC-FX2
Ports 36 x 40/100-Gbps QSFP28 ports 36 x 40/100-Gbps QSFP28 ports 48 x 1/10/25-Gbps and 12 x 40/100-Gbps QSFP28 ports 96 x 1/10/25-Gbps and 12 x 40/100-Gbps QSFP28 ports 96 x 100M/1/10GBASE-T ports and 12 x 40/100-Gbps QSFP28 ports
Supported speeds 1/10/25/40/100-Gbps Ethernet
Breakout supported on all ports, 1-36:
100G, 2x50G NRZ,
40G native, 4x10/25G (10G w/QSA)
1G w/QSA except ports 1-6 and 33-36
1/10/25/40/100-Gbps Ethernet Breakout supported on all ports, 1-36:
100G, 2x50G NRZ,
40G native, 4x10/25G (10G w/QSA)
1G w/QSA except ports 1-6 and 33-36
16/32-Gbps Fibre Channel
1/10/25-Gbps on downlinks
40/100-Gbps on uplinks
1/10/25-Gbps on downlinks
40/100-Gbps on uplinks
Breakout supported ports, 97-108: 4x10/25G
100M/1/10 Gbps RJ45 downlinks
40/100-Gbps on uplinks
Breakout supported ports, 97-108: 4x10/25G
CPU 4 cores 4 cores 4 cores 4 cores 4 cores
System memory 24 GB 24 GB Up to 24 GB Up to 24 GB Up to 24 GB
SSD drive 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB
System buffer 40 MB 40 MB 40 MB 40 MB 40 MB
Management ports 2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP+ 2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP+ 2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP+ 2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP+ 2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP+
USB ports 1 1 1 1 1
RS-232 serial ports 1 1 1 1 1
Power supplies (up to 2) 750W AC, 1100W AC, 1100W DC, 1100W HVAC/HVDC 750W AC, 1100W AC, 1100W DC, 1100W HVAC/HVDC 750W AC, 1100W AC, 1100W DC, 1100W HVAC/HVDC 1200W AC, 1200W HVAC/HVDC 1200W AC, 1200W HVAC/HVDC
Typical power (AC/DC)* 337W 337W 298W 404W 580W
Maximum power (AC/DC)* 719W 705W 708W 900W 965W
Input voltage (AC) 100 to 240V 100 to 240V 100 to 240V 100 to 240V 100 to 240V
Input voltage (High-Voltage AC [HVAC]) 100 to 277V 100 to 277V 100 to 277V 100 to 277V 100 to 277V
Input voltage (DC) –40 to –72V –40 to –72V –40 to –72V –40 to –72V –40 to –72V
Input voltage (High-Voltage DC [HVDC]) –240 to –380V –240 to –380V –240 to –380V –240 to –380V –240 to –380V
Frequency (AC) 50 to 60 Hz 50 to 60 Hz 50 to 60 Hz 50 to 60 Hz 50 to 60 Hz
Fans 3 dual fan trays 6 6 3 fan trays 3 fan trays
Airflow Port-side intake and exhaust Port-side intake and exhaust Port-side intake and exhaust Port-side intake and exhaust Port-side intake and exhaust
Physical dimensions (H x W x D) 1.72 x 17.3 x 24.5 in.
(4.4 x 43.9 x 62.3 cm)
1.72 x 17.3 x 24.7 in.
(4.4 x 43.9 x 62.7 cm)
2.1 x 17.3 x 23.3 in.
(5.3 x 43.9 x 59.1 cm)
3.38 x 17.41 x 24.14in.
(8.59 x 44.23 x 61.31 cm)
3.38 x 17.41 x 23.6 in
(8.59 x 44.2 x 59.9 cm)
Weight 18.8 lb (8.5 kg) 18.8 lb (8.5 kg) 18.8 lb (8.5 kg) 27.4 lb (12.4kg) 27.4 lb (12.4kg)
Acoustics 76.2 dBA at 50% fan speed,
85.3 dBA at 70% fan speed, and
92.3 dBA at 100% fan speed
74.7 dBA at 50% fan speed,
80.4 dBA at 70% fan speed, and
88.1 dBA at 100% fan speed
76.4 dBA at 50% fan speed,
83.3 dBA at 70% fan speed, and
92.1 dBA at 100% fan speed
76.7 dBA at 40% fan speed,
88.7 dBA at 70% Fan speed and
97.4 dBA at 100% Fan speed
76.7 dBA at 40% fan speed,
88.7 dBA at 70% Fan speed and
97.4 dBA at 100% Fan speed
RoHS compliance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MTBF 352,590 hours 292,740 hours 365,610 hours 320,040 hours 290,680 hours
Minimum ACI image ACI-N9KDK9-13.1.2 - ACI-N9KDK9-14.0 ACI-N9KDK9-14.1.2 ACI-N9KDK9-14.1.2
Minimum NX-OS image NXOS-703I7.3 NXOS-10.1(1) NXOS-703I7.3 NXOS-9.3(1) NXOS-9.3(1)
Performance and Scalability Specifications
Maximum number of Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes** 896,000 896,000 896,000 896,000 896,000
Maximum number of IP host entries** 896,000 896,000 896,000 896,000 896,000
Maximum number of MAC address entries** 256,000 256,000 256,000 256,000 256,000
Maximum number of multicast routes 128,000 128,000 128,000 128,000 128,000
Number of Interior Gateway Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping groups Shipping: 8,000
Maximum: 32,000
Shipping: 8,000
Maximum: 32,000
Shipping: 8,000
Maximum: 32,000
Shipping: 8,000
Maximum: 32,000
Shipping: 8,000
Maximum: 32,000
Maximum number of Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders per switch 16 16 16 16 16
Maximum number of Access-Control-List (ACL) entries Single-slice forwarding engine:
5000 ingress
2000 egress
Single-slice forwarding engine:
5000 ingress
2000 egress
Single-slice forwarding engine:
5000 ingress
2000 egress
Single-slice forwarding engine:
5000 ingress
2000 egress
Single-slice forwarding engine:
5000 ingress
2000 egress
Maximum number of VLANs 4096*** 4096*** 4096*** 4096*** 4096***
Number of Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instances Shipping: 1,000
Maximum: 16,000;
Shipping: 1,000
Maximum: 16,000;
Shipping: 1,000
Maximum: 16,000;
Shipping: 1,000
Maximum: 16,000;
Shipping: 1,000
Maximum: 16,000;
Maximum number of ECMP paths 64 64 64 64 64
Maximum number of port channels 512 512 512 512 512
Maximum number of links in a port channel 32 32 32 32 32
Number of active SPAN sessions 4 4 4 4 4
Maximum number of VLANs in Rapid per-VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST) instances 3,967 3,967 3,967 3,967 3,967
Maximum number of Hot-Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) groups 490 490 490 490 490
Number of Network Address Translation (NAT) entries 1,023 1,023 1,023 1,023 1,023
Maximum number of Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) instances 64 64 64 64 64
Flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform*** 64,000 64,000 64,000 64,000 64,000
Number of Queues 8 8 8 8 8
Environmental Properties
Operating temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Nonoperating (storage) temperature –40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C)
Humidity 5 to 95% (noncondensing)
Altitude 0 to 13,123 ft (0 to 4000m)
Regulatory Standards Compliance
Regulatory compliance Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
Safety
  • UL 60950-1 Second Edition
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
  • EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  • IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  • AS/NZS 60950-1
  • GB4943
EMC: Emissions
  • 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  • CISPR22 Class A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • ICES003 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • KN22 Class A
  • CNS13438 Class A
EMC: Immunity
  • EN55024
  • CISPR24
  • EN300386
  • KN 61000-4 series
RoHS The product is RoHS-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-Ball Grid-Array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit connectors

* More templates and greater scalability are on the roadmap. Refer to the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Verified Scalability Guide documentation for the latest exact scalability values validated for specific software.
** Raw capacity of flow table.
***127 VLANs out of 4096 are reserved.

Documentation:

Download the Cisco Nexus 9300 FX2 Series Fixed Switch Datasheet (PDF).

Cisco Nexus 9300-FX Series Switches:

The Cisco Nexus 9300-FX Series switches belongs to the fixed Cisco Nexus 9000 platform based on Cisco Cloud Scale technology. The platform support cost-effective cloud-scale deployments, an increased number of endpoints, and cloud services with wire-rate security and telemetry. The platform is built on modern system architecture designed to provide high performance and meet the evolving needs of highly scalable data centers and growing enterprises.

Cisco Nexus 9300-FX series switches offer a variety of interface options to transparently migrate existing data centers from 100-Mbps, 1-Gbps, and 10-Gbps speeds to 25- Gbps at the server, and from 10- and 40-Gbps speeds to 50- and 100- Gbps at the aggregation layer. The platforms provide investment protection for customers, delivering large buffers, highly flexible Layer 2 and Layer 3 scalability, and performance to meet the changing needs of virtualized data centers and automated cloud environments.

Cisco provides two modes of operation for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches. Organizations can use Cisco NX-OS Software to deploy the switches in standard Cisco Nexus switch environments (NX-OS mode). Organizations can also deploy the infrastructure that is ready to support the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) platform to take full advantage of an automated, policy-based, systems-management approach (ACI mode).

Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX Switch

The Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX Switch is a 1RU switch with latency of less than 1 microsecond that supports 3.6 Tbps of bandwidth and 1.2 bpps. The 48 downlink ports on the 93180YC-FX are capable of supporting 1-, 10-, or 25-Gbps Ethernet or as 16-, 32-Gbps Fibre Channel ports, creating a point of convergence for primary storage, compute servers, and back-end storage resources at the top of rack.

The uplink can support up to six 40- and 100-Gbps ports, or a combination of 1-, 10-, 25-, 40, 50-, and 100-Gbps connectivity, offering flexible migration options.

The switch has IEEE compliant, FC-FEC and RS-FEC enabled for 25-Gbps support. All ports support wire-rate MACsec encryption. Please see the Licensing guide section to enable features on the platform.

Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX Switch

The Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX Switch is a 1RU switch that supports 2.16 Tbps of bandwidth and over 1.25bpps. The 48 10GBASE-T downlink ports on the 93108TC-FX can be configured to work as 100-Mbps, 1-Gbps, or 10-Gbps ports. The uplink can support up to six 40- and 100-Gbps ports, or a combination of 1-, 10-, 25-, 40, 50-, and 100-Gbps connectivity, offering flexible migration options.

Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP Switch

The Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP Switch is a 1RU switch that supports 696 Gbps of bandwidth and over 517 mpps. The 48 1GBASE-T downlink ports on the 9348GC-FXP can be configured to work as 100-Mbps, 1-Gbps ports. The 4 ports of SFP28 can be configured as 1/10/25-Gbps and the 2 ports of QSFP28 can be configured as 40- and 100-Gbps ports, or a combination of 1-, 10-, 25-, 40, 50-, and 100-Gbps connectivity, offering flexible migration options.

The Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP is ideal for big data customers that require a Gigabit Ethernet ToR switch with local switching.

Features and benefits

The Cisco Nexus 9300-FX series provide the following features and benefits:

  • Architectural Flexibility
    • Industry leading Software Defined Networking Solution Cisco ACI support.
    • Support for standards based VXLAN EVPN fabrics, inclusive of hierarchical multi-site support (refer to VXLAN Network with MP-BGP EVPN Control Plane for more information).
    • Three-tier BGP architectures, enabling horizontal, non-blocking IPv6 network fabrics at web-scale.
    • Segment routing allows the network to forward Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) packets and engineer traffic without Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) Traffic Engineering (TE). It provides a control-plane alternative for increased network scalability and virtualization.
    • Comprehensive protocol support for Layer 3 (v4/v6) unicast and multicast routing protocol suites, including BGP, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode (PIM-SM), Source-Specific Multicast (SSM), and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP).
  • Extensive programmability
    • Day-zero automation through Power On Auto Provisioning (POAP), drastically reducing provisioning time.
    • Industry-leading integrations for leading DevOps configuration management applications, including Ansible, Chef, Puppet, and SALT. Extensive Native YANG and industry standard OpenConfig model support are available through RESTCONF/NETCONF.
    • Pervasive APIs for all switch CLI functions (JSON-based RPC over HTTP/HTTPs)
  • High scalability, flexibility, and security
    • Flexible forwarding tables support up to 2 million shared entries on FX models. Flexible use of TCAM space allows for custom definition of Access Control List (ACL) templates.
    • IEEE 802.1ae MAC Security (MACsec) support on all ports of 9300-FX models with speed greater than or equal to 10-Gbps, allows traffic encryption at the physical layer and provides secure server, border leaf, and leaf-to-spine connectivity.
  • Intelligent buffer management
    • The platform offers Cisco’s innovative intelligent buffer management, which offers capability to distinguish mice and elephant flows and apply different queue management schemes to them based on their network-forwarding requirements in the event of link congestion.
    • Intelligent buffer management functions are:
      • Approximate Fair Dropping (AFD) with Elephant Trap (ETRAP). AFD distinguishes long-lived elephant flows from short-lived mice flows by using ETRAP. AFD exempts mice flows from the dropping algorithm so that mice flows will get their fair share of bandwidth without being starved by bandwidth-hungry elephant flows. Also, AFD tracks elephant flows and subjects them to the AFD algorithm in the egress queue to grant them their fair share of bandwidth.
      • ETRAP measures the byte counts of incoming flows and compares this against the user-defined ETRAP threshold. After a flow crosses the threshold, it becomes an elephant flow.
      • Dynamic Packet Prioritization (DPP) provides the capability of separating mice flows and elephant flows into two different queues so that buffer space can be allocated to them independently. Mice flows, sensitive to congestion and latency, can take priority queues and avoid reordering, which allows elephant flows to take full-link bandwidth.
  • RDMA over Converged Ethernet – RoCE support
    • Platform offers lossless transport for RDMA over Converged Ethernet with support of DCB protocols:
      • Priority-based Flow Control (PFC) to prevent drops in the network and to pause frame propagation per priority class
      • Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) to reserve bandwidth per priority class in a network-contention situation
      • Data Center Bridging Exchange Protocol (DCBX) to discover and exchange priority and bandwidth information with endpoints
    • Platform also supports explicit congestion notification (ECN), which provides end-to-end notification per IP flow by marking packets that experienced congestion, without dropping traffic. The platform can track ECN statistics regarding the number of marked packets that have experienced congestion.
  • LAN and SAN Convergence
    • Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) N-Port Virtualization (NPV) support enables the network administrator to control domain IDs and points of management on a Fibre Channel network as it scales. This feature enables LAN and SAN converged networks on a lossless, reliable Ethernet network.
  • Hardware and software high availability
    • Virtual port-channel (vPC) technology provides Layer 2 multipathing through the elimination of Spanning Tree Protocol. It also enables fully utilized bisectional bandwidth and simplified Layer 2 logical topologies without the need to change the existing management and deployment model.
    • The 64-way Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP) routing enables the use of Layer 3 fat-tree designs. This feature helps organizations prevent network bottlenecks, increase resiliency, and add capacity with little network disruption.
    • Advanced reboot capabilities that include hot and cold patching
    • Switch uses hot-swappable Power-Supply Units (PSUs) and fans with N+1 redundancy.
  • Purpose-built Cisco NX-OS software operating system with comprehensive, proven innovations
    • Single binary image that supports every switch in the Cisco Nexus 9000 series, simplifying image management. The operating system is modular, with a dedicated process for each routing protocol: a design that isolates faults while increasing availability. In the event of a process failure, the process can be restarted without loss of state. The operating system supports hot and cold patching and online diagnostics.
    • Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is the network management platform for all NX-OS-enabled deployments, spanning new fabric architectures, IP Fabric for Media, and storage networking deployments for the Cisco Nexus-powered data center. Accelerate provisioning from days to minutes, and simplify deployments from day 0 through day N. Reduce troubleshooting cycles with graphical operational visibility for topology, network fabric, and infrastructure. Eliminate configuration errors and automate ongoing change in a closed loop, with a templated deployment model and configuration compliance alerting with automatic remediation. Real-time health summary for fabric, devices, and topology. Correlated visibility for fabric (underlay, overlay, virtual, and physical endpoints), including compute visualization with VMware.
    • Network traffic monitoring with Cisco Nexus Data Broker builds simple, scalable, and cost-effective network test access points (TAPs) and Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) aggregation for network traffic monitoring and analysis.
  • Cisco Tetration Analytics Platform Support
    • The telemetry information from the Nexus 9300 Series switches is exported every 100 milliseconds by default directly from the switch’s Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). This information consists of three types of data: (a) Flow information, this information contains information about endpoints, protocols, ports, when the flow started, how long the flow was active, etc. (b) Inter-packet variation, this information captures any inter-packet variations within the flow. Examples include variation in Time To Live (TTL), IP and TCP flags, payload length, etc. (c) Context details, context information is derived outside the packet header, including variation in buffer utilization, packet drops within a flow, association with tunnel endpoints, etc.
    • The Cisco Tetration Analytics platform consumes this telemetry data, and by using unsupervised machine learning and behavior analysis it can provide outstanding pervasive visibility across everything in your data center in real time. By using algorithmic approaches, the Cisco Tetration Analytics platform provides a deep application insights and interactions, enabling dramatically simplified operations, a zero-trust model, and migration of applications to any programmable infrastructure.
  • Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE)
    • Cisco NAE continuously verifies if the network infrastructure is operating as per policy intent and it leverages the power of mathematical models to reason on behalf of the operator in policy, configuration and dynamic state level. NAE can precisely indicate problems in the network, identify which application or part of network is impacted, root-cause the problem and suggest how to fix it. Its continuous verification approach transforms Day 2 Operations from reactive to proactive mode and it does so without using any packet data. NAE helps avoid outages by predicting the impact of changes, reducing network related IT incidents and shrinking the mean time to repair by up to 66%. NAE also helps assure network security and segmentation compliance.

Specifications

Model Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP
Ports 48 x 1/10/25-Gbps and 6 x 40/100-Gbps QSFP28 ports 48 x 100M/1/10GBASE-T and 6 x 40/100-Gbps QSFP28 ports 48 x 1-GBASE-T ports, 4 x 1/10/25-Gbps SFP28 ports and 2 x 40/100 QSFP28 ports
Downlink supported speeds 1/10/25-Gbps Ethernet
16/32-Gbps Fibre Channel
100-Mbps and 1/10-Gbps speeds 100-Mbps and 1-Gbps speeds
CPU 6 cores 4 cores 4 cores
System memory Up to 32 GB 24 GB 24 GB
SSD drive 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB
System buffer 40 MB 40 MB 40 MB
Management ports 1 RJ-45 port L1 and L2 ports are unused 2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP+ 2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP+
USB ports 1 1 1
RS-232 serial ports 1 1 1
Power supplies (up to 2) 500W AC, 930W DC, or
1200W HVAC/HVDC
500W AC, 930W DC, or
1200W HVAC/HVDC
350W AC, 440W DC
Typical power (AC/DC)* 260W 276W 178W
Maximum power (AC/DC)* 425W 460W 287W
Input voltage (AC) 100 to 240V 100 to 240V 100 to 240V
Input voltage (High-Voltage AC [HVAC]) 200 to 277V 200 to 277V 90 to 305V
Input voltage (DC) –48 to –60V –48 to –60V –36 to –72V
Input voltage (High-Voltage DC [HVDC]) –240 to –380V –240 to –380V –192 to –400V
Frequency (AC) 50 to 60 Hz 50 to 60 Hz 50 to 60 Hz
Fans 4 4 4
Airflow Port-side intake and exhaust Port-side intake and exhaust Port-side intake and exhaust
Physical dimensions (H x W x D) 1.72 x 17.3 x 22.5 in.
(4.4 x 43.9 x 57.1 cm)
1.72 x 17.3 x 22.5 in.
(4.4 x 43.9 x 57.1 cm)
1.72 x 17.3 x 19.7 in.
(4.4 x 43.9 x 49.9 cm)
Weight 17.4 lb (7.9 kg) 17.4 lb (7.9 kg) 14.2 lb (6.44 kg)
Acoustics 57 dBA at 40% fan speed,
68.9 dBA at 70% fan speed, and
77.4 dBA at 100% fan speed
64.2 dBA at 40% fan speed,
68.9 dBA at 70% fan speed, and
77.8 dBA at 100% fan speed
67.5 dBA at 50% fan speed,
73.2 dBA at 70% fan speed, and
81.6 dBA at 100% fan speed
RoHS compliance Yes Yes Yes
MTBF 238,470 hours 319,790 hours 257,860 hours
Minimum ACI image ACI-N9KDK9-12.2A ACI-N9KDK9-12.2A ACI-N9KDK9-13.0
Minimum NX-OS image NXOS-703I7.1 NXOS-703I7.1 NXOS-703I7.1
Performance and Scalability Specifications
Maximum number of Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes** 1,792,000 1,792,000 1,792,000
Maximum number of IP host entries** 1,792,000 1,792,000 1,792,000
Maximum number of MAC address entries** 512,000 512,000 512,000
Maximum number of multicast routes 128,000 128,000 128,000
Number of Interior Gateway Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping groups Shipping: 8,000
Maximum: 32,000
Shipping: 8,000
Maximum: 32,000
Shipping: 8,000
Maximum: 32,000
Maximum number of Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders per switch 16 16 16
Maximum number of Access-Control-List (ACL) entries Single-slice forwarding engine:
5000 ingress
2000 egress
Single-slice forwarding engine:
5000 ingress
2000 egress
Single-slice forwarding engine:
5000 ingress
2000 egress
Maximum number of VLANs 4096** 4096** 4096**
Number of Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instances Shipping: 1,000
Maximum: 16,000;
Shipping: 1,000
Maximum: 16,000;
Shipping: 1,000
Maximum: 16,000;
Maximum number of ECMP paths 64 64 64
Maximum number of port channels 512 512 512
Maximum number of links in a port channel 32 32 32
Number of active SPAN sessions 4 4 4
Maximum number of VLANs in Rapid per-VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST) instances 3,967 3,967 3,967
Maximum number of Hot-Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) groups 490 490 490
Number of Network Address Translation (NAT) entries 1,023 1,023 1,023
Maximum number of Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) instances 64 64 64
Flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform*** 64,000 64,000 64,000
Number of Queues 8 8 8
Environmental Properties
Operating temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Nonoperating (storage) temperature –40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C)
Humidity 5 to 95% (noncondensing)
Altitude 0 to 13,123 ft (0 to 4000m)
Regulatory Standards Compliance
Regulatory compliance Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
Safety
  • UL 60950-1 Second Edition
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
  • EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  • IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  • AS/NZS 60950-1
  • GB4943
EMC: Emissions
  • 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  • CISPR22 Class A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • ICES003 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • KN22 Class A
  • CNS13438 Class A
EMC: Immunity
  • EN55024
  • CISPR24
  • EN300386
  • KN 61000-4 series
RoHS The product is RoHS-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-Ball Grid-Array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit connectors

* More templates and greater scalability are on the roadmap. Refer to the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Verified Scalability Guide documentation for the latest exact scalability values validated for specific software
** 127 VLANs out of 4096 are reserved
*** Raw capacity of flow table

Documentation:

Download the Cisco Nexus 9300 FX Series Fixed Switch Datasheet (PDF).

Cisco Nexus 9300-EX Series Switches:

The Cisco Nexus 9300-EX Series switches belongs to the fixed Cisco Nexus 9000 platform based on Cisco Cloud Scale technology. The platform support cost-effective cloud-scale deployments, an increased number of endpoints, and cloud services. The platform is built on modern system architecture designed to provide high performance and meet the evolving needs of highly scalable data centers and growing enterprises.

Cisco Nexus 9300-EX series switches offer a variety of interface options to transparently migrate existing data centers from 100-Mbps, 1-Gbps, and 10-Gbps speeds to 25-Gbps at the server, and from 10- and 40-Gbps speeds to 50- and 100-Gbps at the aggregation layer. The platforms provide investment protection for customers, delivering large buffers, highly flexible Layer 2 and Layer 3 scalability, and performance to meet the changing needs of virtualized data centers and automated cloud environments.

Cisco provides two modes of operation for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches. Organizations can use Cisco NX-OS Software to deploy the switches in standard Cisco Nexus switch environments (NX-OS mode). Organizations can also deploy the infrastructure that is ready to support the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) platform to take full advantage of an automated, policy-based, systems-management approach (ACI mode).

Cisco Nexus 93180YC-EX Switch

The Cisco Nexus 93180YC-EX Switch (Figure 1) is a 1-Rack-Unit (1RU) switch with latency of less than 1 microsecond that supports 3.6 Terabits per second (Tbps) of bandwidth and over 2.6 billion packets per second (bpps). The 48 downlink ports on the 93180YC-EX can be configured to work as 1-, 10-, or 25-Gbps ports, offering deployment flexibility and investment protection. The uplink can support up to six 40- and 100-Gbps ports, or a combination of 1-, 10-, 25-, 40-, 50, and 100-Gbps connectivity, offering flexible migration options. The switch has FC-FEC enabled for 25Gbps, and supports upto 3m in DAC connectivity.

Cisco Nexus 93108TC-EX Switch

The Cisco Nexus 93108TC-EX Switch (Figure 2) is a 1RU switch that supports 2.16 Tbps of bandwidth and over 1.6bpps. The 48 10GBASE-T downlink ports on the 93108TC-EX can be configured to work as 100-Mbps, 1 Gbps, or 10-Gbps ports. The uplink can support up to six 40- and 100-Gbps ports, or a combination of 1-, 10-, 25-, 40, 50-, and 100-Gbps connectivity, offering flexible migration options.

Cisco Nexus 93180LC-EX Switch

The Cisco Nexus 93180LC-EX Switch is the industry’s first 50-Gbps-capable 1RU switch that supports 3.6 Tbps of bandwidth and over 2.6 bpps across up to 32 fixed 40- and 50-Gbps QSFP+ ports or up to 18 fixed 100-Gbps ports (Figure 3). The switch can support up to 72 10-Gbps ports using breakout cables. A variety of flexible port configurations are supported using templates.

Features and Benefits

The Cisco Nexus 9300-EX series provide the following features and benefits:

  • Architectural Flexibility
    • Industry leading Software Defined Networking Solution Cisco ACI support.
    • Support for standards based VXLAN EVPN fabrics, inclusive of hierarchical multi-site support (refer to VXLAN Network with MP-BGP EVPN Control Plane for more information).
    • Three-tier BGP architectures, enabling horizontal, non-blocking IPv6 network fabrics at web-scale.
    • Segment routing allows the network to forward Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) packets and engineer traffic without Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) Traffic Engineering (TE). It provides a control-plane alternative for increased network scalability and virtualization.
    • Comprehensive protocol support for Layer 3 (v4/v6) unicast and multicast routing protocol suites, including BGP, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode (PIM-SM), Source-Specific Multicast (SSM), and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP).
  • Extensive Programmability
    • Day zero automation through Power On Auto Provisioning, drastically reducing provisioning time.
    • Industry leading integrations for leading devops configuration management applications – Ansible, Chef, Puppet, SALT. Extensive Native YANG and industry standard OpenConfig model support through RESTCONF/NETCONF.
    • Pervasive API’s for all switch CLI functions (JSON based RPC over HTTP/HTTPs).
  • High Scalability, flexibility
    • Flexible forwarding tables support up to 1 million shared entries on EX models. Flexible use of TCAM space allows for custom definition of Access Control List (ACL) templates.
  • Intelligent Buffer Management
    • The platform offers Cisco’s innovative intelligent buffer management, that offers capability to distinguish mice and elephant flows and apply different queue management schemes to them based on their network forwarding requirements in the event of link congestion.
    • Intelligent buffer management functions are:
      • Approximate Fair Dropping (AFD) with Elephant trap (ETRAP). AFD distinguishes long-lived elephant flows from short-lived mice flows, by using ETRAP. AFD exempts mice flows from the dropping algorithm so that mice flows will get their fair share of bandwidth without being starved by bandwidth-hungry elephant flows. Also, AFD tracks elephant flows and subjects them to the AFD algorithm in the egress queue to grant them their fair share of bandwidth.
      • ETRAP measures the byte counts of incoming flows and compares this against the user defined ETRAP threshold. After a flow crosses the threshold, it becomes an elephant flow.
      • Dynamic Packet Prioritization (DPP) provides the capability of separating mice flows and elephant flows into two different queues so that buffer space can be allocated to them independently. Mice flows, sensitive to congestion and latency can take priority queue and avoid re-ordering that allows to elephant flows to take full link bandwidth.
  • Hardware and software high availability
    • Virtual Port-Channel (vPC) technology provides Layer 2 multipathing through the elimination of Spanning Tree Protocol. It also enables fully utilized bisectional bandwidth and simplified Layer 2 logical topologies without the need to change the existing management and deployment models.
    • The 64-way Equal-Cost MultiPath (ECMP) routing enables the use of Layer 3 fat-tree designs. This feature helps organizations prevent network bottlenecks, increase resiliency, and add capacity with little network disruption.
    • Advanced reboot capabilities include hot and cold patching.
    • The switches use hot-swappable Power-Supply Units (PSUs) and fans with N+1 redundancy.
  • Purpose-built Cisco NX-OS Software operating system with comprehensive, proven innovations
    • Single binary image that supports every switch in the Cisco Nexus 9000 series, simplifying image management. The operating system is modular, with a dedicated process for each routing protocol: a design that isolates faults while increasing availability. In the event of a process failure, the process can be restarted without loss of state. The operating system supports hot and cold patching and online diagnostics.
    • Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is the network management platform for all NX-OS-enabled deployments, spanning new fabric architectures, IP Fabric for Media, and storage networking deployments for the Cisco Nexus®-powered data center. Accelerate provisioning from days to minutes, and simplify deployments from day zero through day N. Reduce troubleshooting cycles with graphical operational visibility for topology, network fabric, and infrastructure. Eliminate configuration errors and automate ongoing change in a closed loop, with templated deployment models and configuration compliance alerting with automatic remediation. Real-time health summary for fabric, devices, and topology. Correlated visibility for fabric (underlay, overlay, virtual and physical endpoints), including compute visualization with VMware.
    • Network traffic monitoring with Cisco Nexus Data Broker builds simple, scalable, and cost-effective network Test Access Points (TAPs) and Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) aggregation for network traffic monitoring and analysis.
  • Cisco Tetration Analytics platform support
    • The telemetry information from the Nexus 9300 Series switches is exported every 100 milliseconds by default directly from the switch’s Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). This information consists of three types of data: (a) Flow information, this information contains information about endpoints, protocols, ports, when the flow started, how long the flow was active, etc. (b) Inter-packet variation, this information captures any inter-packet variations within the flow. Examples include variation in Time To Live (TTL), IP and TCP flags, payload length, etc. (c) Context details, context information is derived outside the packet header, including variation in buffer utilization, packet drops within a flow,association with tunnel endpoints, etc.
    • The Cisco Tetration Analytics platform consumes this telemetry data, and by using unsupervised machine learning and behavior analysis it can provide outstanding pervasive visibility across everything in your data center in real time. By using algorithmic approaches, the Cisco Tetration Analytics platform provides a deep application insights and interactions, enabling dramatically simplified operations, a zero-trust model, and migration of applications to any programmable infrastructure. To learn more, go to https://www.cisco.com/go/tetration.
  • Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE)
    • Cisco NAE continuously verifies if the network infrastructure is operating as per policy intent and it leverages the power of mathematical models to reason on behalf of the operator in policy, configuration and dynamic state level. NAE can precisely indicate problems in the network, identify which application or part of network is impacted, root-cause the problem and suggest how to fix it. Its continuous verification approach transforms Day 2 Operations from reactive to proactive mode and it does so without using any packet data. NAE helps avoid outages by predicting the impact of changes, reducing network related IT incidents and shrinking the mean time to repair by up to 66%. NAE also helps assure network security and segmentation compliance.

Specifications

Model Cisco Nexus 93180YC-EX Cisco Nexus 93108TC-EX Cisco Nexus 93180LC-EX
Ports 48 x 1/10/25-Gbps and 6 x 40/100-Gbps QSFP28 ports 48 x 100M/1/10GBASE-T and 6 x 40/100-Gbps QSFP28 ports Up to 32 x 40/50-Gbps QSFP+ ports OR 18 x 100-Gbps QSFP28 ports
CPU 4 cores 4 cores 4 cores
System memory 24 GB 24 GB 24 GB
SSD drive 64 GB 64 GB 64 GB
System buffer 40 MB 40 MB 40 MB
Management ports 2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP 2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP+ 2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP+
USB ports 1 1 1
RS-232 serial ports 1 1 1
Power supplies (up to 2) 500W AC, 650W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC 500W AC, 650W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC 500W AC, 650W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC
Typical power (AC/DC)* 210W 290W 220W
Maximum power (AC/DC)* 470W 499W 500W
BTU/hr 1604 1703 1706
Input voltage (AC) 100 to 240V 100 to 240V 100 to 240V
Input voltage (High-Voltage AC [HVAC]) 200 to 277V 200 to 277V 200 to 277V
Input voltage (DC) –48 to –60V –48 to –60V –48 to –60V
Input voltage (High-Voltage DC [HVDC]) –240 to –380V –240 to –380V –240 to –380V
Frequency (AC) 50 to 60 Hz 50 to 60 Hz 50 to 60 Hz
Fans 4 4 4
Airflow Port-side intake and exhaust Port-side intake and exhaust Port-side intake and exhaust
Physical dimensions (H x W x D) 1.72 x 17.3 x 22.5 in.
(4.4 x 43.9 x 57.1 cm)
1.72 x 17.3 x 22.5 in.
(4.4 x 43.9 x 57.1 cm)
1.72 x 17.3 x 22.5 in.
(4.4 x 43.9 x 57.1 cm)
Weight 17.2 lb (7.8 kg) 17.7 lb (8.0 kg) 17.2 lb (7.8 kg)
Acoustics 48.5 dBA at 40% fan speed,
64.9 dBA at 70% fan speed, and
77.8 dBA at 100% fan speed
48.6 dBA at 40% fan speed,
65.2 dBA at 70% fan speed, and
76.5 dBA at 100% fan speed
49.9 dBA at 50% fan speed,
66 dBA at 70% fan speed, and
73.9 dBA at 100% fan speed
RoHS compliance Yes Yes Yes
MTBF 390,330 hours 366,130 hours 323,440 hours
Minimum ACI image ACI-N9KDK9-11.3 ACI-N9KDK9-12.0 ACI-N9KDK9-12.2(1n)
Minimum NX-OS image NXOS-703I4.2 NXOS-703I4.3 NXOS-703I6.1
Performance and Scalability Specifications
Maximum number of Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes** 896,000 896,000 896,000
Maximum number of IP host entries** 896,000 896,000 896,000
Maximum number of MAC address entries** 256,000 256,000 256,000
Maximum number of multicast routes 32,000 32,000 32,000
Number of Interior Gateway Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping groups Shipping: 8,000
Maximum: 32,000
Shipping: 8,000
Maximum: 32,000
Shipping: 8,000
Maximum: 32,000
Maximum number of Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders per switch 16 16 16
Maximum number of Access-Control-List (ACL) entries Per slice of the forwarding engine:
4000 ingress
2000 egress
Total (2 forwarding slices):
8000 ingress
4000 egress
Per slice of the forwarding engine:
4000 ingress
2000 egress
Total (2 forwarding slices):
8000 ingress
4000 egress
Per slice of the forwarding engine:
4000 ingress
2000 egress
Total (2 forwarding slices):
8000 ingress
4000 egress
Maximum number of VLANs 4096** 4096** 4096**
Number of Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instances Shipping: 1,000
Maximum: 16,000;
Shipping: 1,000
Maximum: 16,000;
Shipping: 1,000
Maximum: 16,000;
Maximum number of ECMP paths 64 64 64
Maximum number of port channels 512 512 512
Maximum number of links in a port channel 32 32 32
Number of active SPAN sessions 4 4 4
Maximum number of VLANs in Rapid per-VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST) instances 3,967 3,967 3,967
Maximum number of Hot-Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) groups 490 490 490
Number of Network Address Translation (NAT) entries 1,023 1,023 1,023
Maximum number of Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) instances 64 64 64
Flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform*** 64,000 64,000 64,000
Number of Queues 8 8 8
Environmental Properties
Operating temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Nonoperating (storage) temperature –40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C)
Humidity 5 to 95% (noncondensing)
Altitude 0 to 13,123 ft (0 to 4000m)
Regulatory Standards Compliance
Regulatory compliance Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
Safety
  • UL 60950-1 Second Edition
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
  • EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  • IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  • AS/NZS 60950-1
  • GB4943
EMC: Emissions
  • 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  • CISPR22 Class A
  • EN55022 Class A
  • ICES003 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • KN22 Class A
  • CNS13438 Class A
EMC: Immunity
  • EN55024
  • CISPR24
  • EN300386
  • KN 61000-4 series
RoHS The product is RoHS-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-Ball Grid-Array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit connectors

Documentation:

Download the Cisco Nexus 9300 EX Series Switch Datasheet (PDF).

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