Cisco Nexus 9508 Switch

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Improve performance and efficiency with the Cisco Nexus 9508 Switch. It provides high density 1/10/40GE in a compact, 13-rack-unit modular chassis. This versatile modular switch is designed for high-density, end-of-row, and high-performance aggregation-layer deployments in both traditional and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)–enabled data centers.

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Features and Capabilities

The Cisco Nexus 9508 Switch offers a comprehensive feature set, high resiliency, and a broad range of 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet line cards to meet the most demanding requirements of enterprise, service provider, and cloud data centers.

ACI Support

  • Designed to support the Cisco next-generation data center based on Cisco ACI


  • Open API to manage the switch through remote-procedure calls (JavaScript Object Notation or XML) over HTTP or HTTPS
  • Automated configuration through Linux shell scripts
  • Support for customer applications through a Linux container environment

High Availability

  • Software patching for continued operations
  • Redundant and hot-swappable supervisors, system controllers, power supplies, and fan trays
  • Mix of third-party and Cisco application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for improved reliability

Energy Efficiency

  • Design without a midplane to optimize front-to-back airflow and reduce power consumption
  • Optimized design with fewer ASICs, resulting in lower energy use
  • Efficient power supplies that are rated at 80 Plus Platinum
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.

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Specifications at a Glance

Nonblocking Performance 30 Tbps
10 Gigabit Ethernet Nonblocking Ports Up to 1152
40 Gigabit Ethernet Nonblocking Ports Up to 288
1/10GBASE-T Nonblocking Ports Up to 384
Form Factor 13-rack-unit chassis
Line Card Slots 8
Airflow Front-to-back

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