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High-Performance 10 GE Unified Port Switch

The Cisco Nexus 5672UP is a wire-rate Layer 2 and Layer 3 switch offering 10 Gigabit Ethernet and unified ports (UP) in a compact one-rack-unit form factor. It is optimized for 10 Gigabit Ethernet top-of-rack access, Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) aggregation, Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) segmentation, and LAN-SAN convergence. It delivers high performance, operational efficiency, and design flexibility for traditional, virtualized, and cloud environments.

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Features and Capabilities


The Cisco Nexus 5672UP Switch is part of the Cisco Nexus Family of data center switches, offering capabilities of the comprehensive Cisco NX-OS feature set.

High Scalability and Performance

The Cisco Nexus 5672UP switch is designed to meet the scaling demands of traditional and cloud deployments:

  • Up to 48 10GE ports (of which 16 are UP) and 6 true 40GE QSFP ports
  • Hardware based VXLAN (L2, L3, Gateway) and NVGRE capable
  • Up to 1152 ports in a single management domain via Cisco FEX architecture
  • Large table sizes and buffers with 1 usec latency

Operational Efficiency

The Cisco Nexus 5672UP switch delivers ease of operations via single point of management and programmability:

  • Advanced analytics tool kit with latency and buffer monitoring
  • Single point of management with Cisco FEX Architecture
  • Programmability - Python scripting, TCL scripting, the Cisco One Platform Kit, OnePK and Openflow

Architectural Flexibility

The Cisco 5672UP switch provides deployment flexibility for varying customer needs:

  • LAN/SAN Convergence
  • Supports Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA) for simplified virtualized and cloud deployments
  • FabricPath support for scalable layer 2 networks

Specifications at a Glance

Form factor 1-rack unit
Number of ports Up to 1152 with FEX
10 GE 48 ports
40 GE 6 true QSFP ports
Unified ports 16 ports (Ethernet; FCoE; 2/4/8-gigabit FC)
10 and 40 Gbps FCoE Yes
Hardware VXLAN Yes
NVGRE capable Yes
Latency 1 microsecond

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