Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

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Build the Next-Generation Automated Data Centre

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 centre deployments.

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Features and Capabilities

The 9000 Series offers modular 9500 switches and fixed 9300 and 9200 switches with 1/10/25/50/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet switch configurations. 9200 switches are optimised for high performance and density in NX-OS mode operations. The 9500 and 9300 are optimised to deliver increased operation flexibility in:

  • NX-OS mode for traditional architectures and consistency across Nexus switches, or
  • ACI mode to take advantage of ACI's policy-driven services and infrastructure automation features

Architectural Flexibility

  • Can be deployed in an energy-efficient, three-tier or leaf-spine architecture
  • Provides flexible and scalable virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN) multi-tenancy
  • Provides a foundation for ACI, automating application deployment and delivering simplicity, agility, and flexibility
  • Supports Nexus Fabric Manager to automate fabric configuration and management

Programmability

  • Offers an open-object API-programmable model for provisioning Layer 2 and 3 features
  • Provides extensibility through a Route Processor Module application package, Linux containers, and Broadcom and Linux shell access
  • Uses the Cisco NX-OS API for easy-to-use, web-based programmatic access
  • Simplifies infrastructure management through integration with DevOps automation tools

Real-Time Visibility and Telemetry

  • Cisco Tetration Analytics support with built-in hardware sensors for rich traffic flow telemetry and line-rate data collection
  • Cisco Nexus Data Broker support for network traffic monitoring and analysis
  • Real-time buffer utilisation per port and per queue, for monitoring traffic
    micro-bursts and application traffic patterns

Scalability

  • Provides up to 60 Tbps of nonblocking performance with less than 5-microsecond latency
  • Features line rate, high density 10/25/40/50/100 Gbps Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet ports
  • Offers wire-speed gateway, bridging, routing, and Cisco Border Gateway Protocol Control Plane for VXLAN (BGP EVPN VXLAN)
  • Includes segment routing for increased network scalability and virtualisation

High Availability

  • In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) and patching without operation interruption (Nexus 9500 and 9300)
  • Fully redundant and hot-swappable components
  • Improves reliability and performance with a mix of third-party and Cisco ASICs performance

Investment Protection

  • Allows for reuse of an existing 10-GE cabling plant for 40 GE with a 40-Gbps bidirectional transceiver
  • Supports Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders in both NX-OS and ACI modes (9300 and 9500 Series)
  • Facilitates migration from NX-OS mode to ACI mode
  • FCoE support provides fabric convergence for LAN and SAN, lowering overall data centre TCO

Innovations

  • Cisco Tetration Analytics: Get pervasive real-time application visibility, analytics, and actionable insights into your data centre infrastructure.
  • New Nexus 9300 switches: The Nexus 93180YC-EX and 93108TC-EX deliver high-density 10/25/40/50/100 GE with hybrid-configurable ports for flexible access deployment and migration.
  • New Nexus 9200 switches: Four new switches are optimised for NX-OS mode and high-density 10/25/40/50/100 Gbps deployments.
  • New Nexus 9500 100-Gb module: Gain high-density 100-Gbps connectivity as well as flexible NX-OS mode or ACI deployments.
  • Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager: Get comprehensive fabric lifecycle management through a simple point-and-click web interface.
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