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Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

Compare Models

The following table compares Cisco Nexus 5000 Series models. For a complete catalog of all Cisco Nexus switch specifications and ordering information, refer to the Cisco Switch Guide.

  Cisco Nexus 5672UP Cisco Nexus 56128P Cisco Nexus 5624Q Cisco Nexus 5648Q Cisco Nexus 5696Q
 
Rack Unit (RU) 1 2 1 2 4
Switching Capacity 1.44 Tbps 2.56 Tbps 1.92 Tbps 3.84 Tbps 7.68 Tbps
Expansion Slots None 2 1 2 8
Unified Ports Yes Yes Future Future Yes
Fixed, built-in ports 48 (10 GE) 48 (10 GE) 12 (40 GE) 24 (40 GE) N/A
1/10 GE, 10- Gbps FCoE port density Up to 72 Up to 128 96 192 384
40-GE, FCoEPort density     24 48 96
1/10G BASE-T N N N No N
40 GE uplinks 6 Upto 8 ( through expansion module) N/A - N/A
100 GE Ports N N Future Future 32
Fibre Channel port density (8/4/2/1 Gbps) 16 Up to 48 ( through expansion modules only) Future Future 60 today, 160 (future)
160-Gbps Layer 3 routing engine Native line rate L3 Native line rate L3 Native line rate L3 Native line rate L3 Native line rate L3
Fabric extender support Yes up to 24 ( L2, L3) Yes, Up to 24 (L2, L3) Yes, Up to 24 (L2, L3) Yes, up to 48 (L2) , 24 ( L3) Yes, Up to 48 (L2), 24 (L3)
Hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Air flow Front-back (port side exhaust) and back-front(Port side inlet) Front-back (port side exhaust) and back-front(Port side inlet) Front-back (port-side exhaust) and back-front(port-side inlet) Front-back (port-side exhaust) and back-front (port-side inlet) Front-back (port-side exhaust) and back-front(port-side inlet)
VXLAN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DFA Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Programmability Python scripting, TCL scripting, the Cisco One Platform Kit, OnePK and Openflow Python scripting, TCL scripting, the Cisco One Platform Kit, OnePK and Openflow Python scripting, TCL scripting, the Cisco One Platform Kit, OnePK and Openflow Python scripting, TCL scripting, the Cisco One Platform ,OnePK and Openflow Python scripting, TCL scripting, the Cisco One Platform Kit, OnePK and Openflow