Cisco Nexus 6004 Switch

High-Density 40 GE Switch in a Compact 4 RU Form Factor

The Cisco Nexus 6004 Series Switch is a high density, wire-rate, Layer 2 and Layer 3, 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) switch. It provides modular expansion slots for increased scalability, offering investment protection for future technologies. The switch delivers high scalability, operational efficiency, and design flexibility for traditional, virtualized, and cloud environments.

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Video Data Sheet

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Customer Deployment Scenarios

Customer Deployment Scenarios

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Features and Capabilities

The Cisco Nexus 6004 Switch is part of the foundation for the Cisco Unified Fabric, and offers a comprehensive Cisco NX-OS feature set. It is optimized for leaf and spine architectures, compact aggregation, high performance 10 GE and 40 GE server access, and high density Cisco Fabric Extender Technology (FEX Technology) aggregation deployments.

It offers:

High Scalability and Performance

  • Up to 384, 10 GE or 96, 40 GE line-rate, Layer 2 and Layer 3 ports in four-rack units (RU)
  • Up to 2304, 1 and 10 GE server ports with the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • FabricPath support for scalable Layer 2 networks

Operational Efficiency

  • Advanced analytics tool kit with latency and buffer monitoring
  • Single point of management with FEX architecture
  • Power on auto provisioning (PoAP)


  • Programmability - Python scripting, TCL scripting, the Cisco One Platform Kit (OnePK; support in future software release)
  • Eight expansion slots for configuration flexibility
  • Support for 10 GE and 40 GE FCoE

Specifications at a Glance

  • Compact four rack-unit (RU) form factor
  • Eight expansion slots
  • Line-rate Layer 2, Layer 3 throughput
  • 7.68 Tbps switching capacity
  • Front-to-back or back-to-front air flow
Scaling the Unified Fabric

Scaling the Unified Fabric

Cisco Nexus 6000 Switches offer exceptional 10GE and 40GE density in a compact form factor. (4:35 min)

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