Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

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9504 | 9508 | 9516 | 93128 | 9396PX | 9396TX | N9336PQ

Build the Next-Generation Automated Data Center

The Cisco Nexus 9000 Series delivers proven high performance and density, low latency, and exceptional power efficiency in a broad range of compact form factors. Operating in Cisco NX-OS Software mode or in Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode, these switches are ideal for traditional or fully automated data center deployments.

Video Data Sheet

Video Data Sheet

Learn more about Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches. (4:21 min)

Cisco Nexus 9500 Switch Advantage

Cisco Nexus 9500 Switch Advantage

Learn about the advantages of the Cisco Nexus 9500 chassis no-midplane design.

Features and Capabilities

The 9000 Series Switches offer both modular (9500 switches) and fixed (9300 switches) 1/10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet switch configurations designed to operate in one of two modes:

  • Cisco NX-OS mode for traditional architectures and consistency across the Cisco Nexus portfolio
  • ACI mode to take full advantage of the policy-driven services and infrastructure automation features of ACI

Architectural Flexibility

  • Delivers high performance and density, and energy-efficient traditional 3-tier or leaf-spine architectures
  • Provides a foundation for Cisco ACI, automating application deployment and delivering simplicity, agility, and flexibility


  • Use our intelligent APIs to manage the switch through remote-procedure calls over HTTP or HTTPS
  • Linux shell access and container environment allow you to customize management and monitoring
  • Python Scripting is available for programmatic access to the switch command-line interface (CLI)


  • Up to 60 Tbps of nonblocking performance with less than 5-microsecond latency
  • Up to 2304 10-Gbps or 576 40-Gbps nonblocking layer 2 and layer 3 Ethernet ports
  • Wire-speed virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN) gateway, bridging, and routing support

High Availability

  • Full Cisco In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) and patching without any interruption in operation
  • Fully redundant and hot-swappable components
  • A mix of third-party and Cisco ASICs provide for improved reliability and performance

Energy Efficiency

  • The chassis is designed without a midplane to optimize airflow and reduce energy requirements
  • The optimized design runs with fewer ASICs, resulting in lower energy use
  • Efficient power supplies included in the switches are rated at 80 Plus Platinum

Investment Protection

  • Cisco 40-Gb bidirectional transceiver allows for reuse of an existing 10 Gigabit Ethernet cabling plant for 40 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Designed to support future ASIC generations
  • Support for Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders in both NX-OS and ACI mode
  • Easy migration from NX-OS mode to ACI mode

New Innovations

New Nexus 9000 Series switches and connectivity options provide more flexibility and simplified management.

  • Nexus 9372TX Switch – Line-rate 48 fixed 1/10-Gbps BASE-T ports and 6 fixed 40-Gbps Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Plus (QSFP+) ports
  • Nexus 9372PX Switch – Line-rate 48 fixed 1/10-Gbps SFP+ ports and 6 fixed 40-Gbps QSFP+ ports
  • Nexus 9332PQ Switch – Line-rate 32 fixed 40Gbps QSFP+ ports
  • Six-port 40 GE uplink module for the Nexus 93128TX, 9396TX , and 9396PX
  • Nexus 9500 Supervisor B – Enhanced performance with faster processor and increased storage
  • Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender and Puppet support

Featured Content


Cisco ACI Overview

See how ACI radically simplifies, optimizes, and accelerates the entire application deployment lifecycle. (4:50 min)

Raising the Bar in Power Efficiency

Raising the Bar in Power Efficiency

Lippis calls the Cisco Nexus 9508 the most power-efficient data center switch today. (PDF - 2.36 MB)

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Raising the Bar in Performance

Raising the Bar in Performance

Cisco Nexus 9516 Switches show impressive power in Miercom's 40 GE tests. (PDF - 1.16 MB)

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