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Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

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The following tables compare hardware capabilities of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches. For more product details, refer to the product data sheets or consult your Cisco representative.

View Nexus 9300 Fixed Chassis Comparison

Cisco Nexus 9504 Switch Cisco Nexus 9508 Switch Cisco Nexus 9516 Switch
Form factor 7 RU 13 RU 21 RU
Line card slots 4 8 16
Supervisor slots 2 2 2
Fabric module slots 6 6 6
ACI support Yes * Yes Yes *
Bandwidth per slot (Tbps) 3.84 3.84 3.84
Bandwidth per system (Tbps) 15 30 60
Maximum number of 1/10G BASE-T ports 192 384 768
Maximum number of 10 GE ports 576 1152 2304
Maximum number of 40 GE ports 144 288 576
Airflow Front to back Front to back Front to back
Power supplies (3-kW AC) Up to 4 Up to 8 Up to 10
Fan trays 3 3 3
Supervisor A Supervisor B
Processor 4 core, 1.8 GHz CPU 6 core, 2.2 GHz CPU
Memory (RAM) 16 GB 24 GB
Storage (SSD) 64 GB 256 GB
9636PQ 9536PQ 9432PQ 9736PQ
Usage 40 GE high-performance aggregation and FEX* 40 GE aggregation, ACI leaf, and FEX* 40 GE aggregation and FEX* ACI spine
Front-panel ports 36 x 40 GE 36 x 40 GE 32 x 40 GE 36 x 40 GE
Standalone Yes Yes Yes No
ACI leaf No Yes* No No
ACI spine No No No Yes
Chassis support 4 and 8, slot 4, 8, and 16 slot 4, 8, and 16 slot 4*, 8, and 16*
40 GE ports 36 36 32 36
Switching performance Nonblocking 1.5:1 oversubscribed Line rate more than 200 byte Nonblocking
Buffer (MB) 36 104 24 42
Typical power (watts) 260 360 240 197
Minimum software version 6.1(2)I1(1) 6.1(2)I2(2a) 6.1(2)I2(2a) ACI-N9KDK9-11.0
Orderable Nov 2013 Jun 2014 Jun 2014 Jul 2014
SKUs N9K-X9636PQ N9K-X9536PQ N9K-X9432PQ N9K-X9736PQ
9564PX 9464PX
Usage 10 aggregation, ACI leaf*, and FEX* 10 aggregation and FEX*
Front-panel ports 48 x 10 GE + 4 x 40 GE 48 x 10 GE + 4 x 40 GE
Standalone Yes Yes
ACI leaf Yes* No
ACI spine No No
Chassis support 4, 8, and 16 slot 4, 8, and 16 slot
100 M/1 GE/10 GE copper ports NA NA
10 GE fiber ports 48 48
40 GE ports 4 4
Switching performance Nonblocking Line rate greater than 200 byte
Buffer (MB) 104 12
Typical power 300 160
Minimum software version 6.1(2)I2 6.1(2)I2(2a)
Orderable Mar 2014 Jun 2014
SKU N9K-X9564PX N9K-X9464PX
9564TX 9464TX
Usage End of row and ACI leaf* End of row
Front panel ports 48 x 10 GE + 4 x 40 GE 48 x 10 GE + 4 x 40 GE
Standalone Yes Yes
ACI leaf Yes* No
ACI spine No No
Chassis support 4, 8, and 16 slot 4, 8, and 16 slot
100 M/1 GE/10 GE copper ports 48 48
40 GE ports 4 4
Switching performance Nonblocking Line rate greater than 200 Byte
Buffer (MB) 104 12
Typical power (watts) 450 320
Minimum software version 6.1(2)I2 6.1(2)I2(2a)
Orderable Mar 2014 Jun 2014
SKU N9K-X9564TX N9K-X9464TX

Nexus 9300 Fixed Switches

Nexus 9372TX Nexus 9396TX Nexus 93128TX Nexus 9372PX Nexus 9396PX Nexus 9332PQ Nexus 9336PQ
Usage ACI leaf, top of rack, end of row, FEX aggregation ACI leaf, top of rack, end of row, FEX aggregation ACI leaf, top of rack, end of row, FEX aggregation ACI leaf, top of rack, end of row, FEX aggregation ACI leaf, top of rack, FEX aggregation ACI leaf, top of rack, end of row, FEX aggregation ACI spine
Form factor 1 RU 2 RU 3 RU 1 RU 2 RU 1 RU 2 RU
Throughput (Tbps) 1.44 1.92 2.56 1.44 1.92 2.56 2.88
100 M/1 GE/10 GE copper ports 48 48 96 NA NA NA NA
1/10 GE fiber ports NA NA NA 48 48 NA NA
40 GE ports 6 12 8 6 12 32 36
Uplink modules No Yes - 40G Yes - 40G No Yes - 40G No No
Latency (microseconds) Less than 2 Less than 2 Less than 2 Less than 2 Less than 2 Less than 2 Less than 2
Buffer (MB) 37 52 52 37 52 37 72
Power supply (watts); 2 per switch 650 650 1200 650 650 650 1200
Typical power (watts) 375 427 582 210 232 228 400
Minimum software version 6.1(2)I3(1) 6.1(2)I3(1) 6.1(2)I2(2a) 6.1(2)I3(1) 6.1(2)I1(1) 6.1(2)I3(1) ACI-N9KDK9-11.0
Orderable September 2014 September 2014 November 2013 September 2014 November 2013 September 2014 July 2014
SKU N9K-C9372TX N9K-C9396TX N9K-C93128TX N9K-C9372PX N9K-C9396PX N9K-C9332PQ N9K-C9336PQ