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Cloud Scale technology, 10/25-Gbps switching

Get high-density, nonblocking, and low-power 48 x 10/25-Gbps ports with the Nexus 93180YC-FX. This SFP-based switch supports Cisco Tetration Analytics for deep telemetry and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). It's ideal for leaf-and-spine deployment in enterprise, service provider, large virtualized, and cloud environments.

Features and Capabilities


Architectural flexibility

  • Leaf-node support for Cisco ACI architecture with flexible port configuration
  • Seamless convergence thanks to 48 downlink ports that can work as 1/10/25-Gbps Ethernet or FCoE ports or as 8/16/32-Gbps Fibre Channel ports
  • Easy migration with 6 uplink ports that can be configured as 40/100-Gbps Ethernet or FCoE ports

Rich features

  • Automated policy-based systems management with Cisco ACI
  • Open APIs enable third-party integration with our partners
  • Better management of speed mismatch between access and uplink ports with 40 MB of shared buffer space
  • Support for Fibre Channel interfaces for back-end storage connectivity

Top-notch security

  • Whitelist model, policy enforcement and application security with Cisco ACI microsegmentation
  • Wire-rate MACsec encryption on all ports

Real-time visibility and telemetry

  • Built-in Cisco Tetration sensors for rich traffic-flow telemetry and line-rate data collection
  • Get actionable insights in less than 1 second
  • Get visibility into everything in your data center

Highly available and efficient design

  • High-performance, nonblocking architecture
  • Easily deployed into either a hot-aisle or a cold-aisle configuration
  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays

Simplified operations

  • Automate IT work flows and shorten app deployment from weeks to minutes

Investment protection

  • Flexible migration options with support for 10-Gbps and 25-Gbps access connectivity and 40-Gbps and 100-Gbps uplinks
  • Cisco's 40-Gbps bidirectional transceiver allows for reuse of an existing 10 Gigabit Ethernet multimode cabling plant for 40 Gigabit Ethernet

Specifications at a Glance


  • 1 rack unit (1RU)
  • 48 x 1/10/25-Gbps fiber ports
  • 6 x 40/100-Gbps QSFP28 ports
  • Up to 3.6 Tbps of bandwidth

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