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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 5548P Cisco Nexus 5548UP Cisco Nexus 5596UP Cisco Nexus 5596T
 
Rack unit (RU) 1 1 2 2
Switching capacity 960 Gbps 960 Gbps 1.92 Tbps 1.92 Tbps
Expansion slots 1 1 3 3
Unified Ports N Yes Yes Yes
Fixed, built-in ports 32 32 48 48
1/10 GE, 10- Gbps FCoE port density Up to 48 Up to 48 Up to 96 Up to 96
1/10G BASE-T N N N up to 68
40 GE uplinks Up to 4 (through expansion module) Up to 4 (through expansion module) Up to 4 (through expansion module) Up to 4 (through expansion module)
Fibre Channel port density (8/4/2/1 Gbps) Up to 16 (through expansion module) Up to 48 Up to 96 Up to 64
160-Gbps Layer 3 routing engine Daughter card Daughter card Expansion module Expansion module
Fabric extender support Yes, up to 24 Yes, up to 24 Yes, up to 24 Yes, up to 24
Hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays Yes Yes Yes Yes
Air flow Front-back Front-back and back-front Front-back and back-front Front-back and back-front