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Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

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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 Cisco Nexus 5672UP Cisco Nexus 56128P
 
Rack Unit (RU) 1 1 2 2 1 2
Switching Capacity 960 Gbps 960 Gbps 1.92 Tbps

1.92 Tbps

1.44 Tbps 2.56 Tbps
Expansion Slots 1 1 3 3 None 2
Unified Ports N Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fixed, built-in ports 32 32 48 48 48 48
1/10 GE, 10- Gbps FCoE port density Up to 48 Up to 48 Up to 96 Up to 96 Up to 72 Upto 128
1/10G BASE-T N N N Up to 68 N N
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) 6 Upto 8 ( 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 16 Upto 48 ( through expansion modules only)
160-Gbps Layer 3 routing engine Daughter card Daughter card Expansion module Expansion module Native line rate L3 Native line rate L3
Fabric extender support Yes, up to 24 Yes, up to 24 Yes, up to 24 Yes, up to 24 Yes up to 24 ( L2, L3) Yes, Up to 24 (L2, L3)
Hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Air flow Front-back (port sideĀ  exhaust) 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 N N N N Y Y
DFA Support Y* ( No segment ID/L2 only, No workload automation) Y* ( No segment ID/L2 only, No workload automation) Y* ( No segment ID/L2 only, No workload automation) Y* ( No segment ID/L2 only, No workload automation)

Y

Y

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 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