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Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches Data Sheet

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Introduction

Reimagine, Reinforce, Redefine

The Catalyst 9500 Series, including the new Catalyst 9500X models, continues to shape the future with continued innovation that helps you reimagine connections, reinforce security and redefine the experience for your hybrid workforce big and small.

Cisco® Catalyst® 9500 Series switches based on Cisco Unified Access Data Plane (UADP) Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) are Cisco’s lead fixed enterprise core and aggregation switching platform and as part of the Catalyst 9000 family, are built to transform your network to handle a hybrid world where the workplace is anywhere, endpoints could be anything, and applications are hosted all over the place.

Cisco® Catalyst® 9500X switch based on Cisco Silicon One Q200 ASIC is purpose built for the next generation core with a programmable pipeline (P4) and is the first network silicon to offer switching capacity upto 25.6 Tbps in the enterprise. The Q200 ASIC offers high-performance along with full routing and switching capabilities without external memories. This is enabled by internal architecture that includes an on-chip High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). The Catalyst 9500X switch leverages a high- performance multiple core x86 CPU, and is Cisco’s leading purpose-built fixed core and edge services enterprise switching platform, built for security, IoT, and cloud.

Cisco Catalyst 9500X switch is the industry’s first purpose-built fixed 40, 100, 200 and 400 Gigabit Ethernet switch targeted for the enterprise campus. The Catalyst 9500X switch delivers unmatched forwarding scale (MAC addresses, IP unicast and multicast routes, MPLS labels) and deep buffering for enterprise applications. The first Catalyst 9500X models includes non-blocking 100 Gigabit Ethernet Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP28) and non-blocking 400 Gigabit Ethernet Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable Double Density (QSFP-DD) ports.

Catalyst 9500 Series switches support advanced routing and infrastructure services (such as Multiprotocol Label Switching [MPLS] Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs, Multicast VPN [MVPN], and Network Address Translation [NAT]); Cisco Software-Defined Access capabilities (such as a host tracking database, cross-domain connectivity, and VPN Routing and Forwarding [VRF]-aware Locator/ID Separation Protocol [LISP]); and network system virtualization with Cisco StackWise® Virtual technology2 that are critical for their placement in the campus core. The Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series also supports foundational high-availability capabilities such as patching, Cisco Nonstop Forwarding with Stateful Switchover (NSF/SSO2), redundant platinum-rated power supplies, and fans, while supporting a wide array of optics. Catalyst 9500 Series switches provide operational choice of Cisco DNA Center, or Meraki cloud monitoring.

The foundation of Software-Defined Access

The enterprise network lies at the heart of digital transformation. A network that is open, programmable, integrated, and secure maximizes business agility, allowing new business opportunities to be pursued and captured.

The Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA) with Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) is the network fabric that powers business. Cisco SD-Access is an open and extensible, software-driven architecture that accelerates and simplifies your enterprise network operations. SD-Access enables policy-based automation from edge to cloud with foundational capabilities.

Product overview

Cisco Catalyst 9500X models

      The Cisco Silicon One Q200 Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) is purpose built for the next generation network core + edge switch. It is the first enterprise ASIC to offer speeds up to 25.6 Tbps with 8 Bpps of forwarding performance, while supporting high-performance and full routing and switching capabilities without external memories.

      The Cisco Silicon One Q200 ASIC is built on 7nm fabrication technology, capable of high performance while maintaining a low power footprint.

      The Cisco Silicon One Q200 ASIC includes an 8GB on-chip High Bandwidth Memory (HBM), for deep packet buffers and route table expansion.

      Up to 12.0 Tbps switching capacity with 8 Bpps forwarding rate

      80MB of dedicated low-latency buffer, with up to 8GB of HBM buffer

      Up to 28 nonblocking 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 ports

      Up to 8 nonblocking 40/100/200/400 Gigabit Ethernet QSFPDD ports

      Intel® 2.43-GHz x86 CPU with 8 cores and 32-GB of DDR4 memory

      Up to 960 GB of SSD local storage for container-based application hosting (2x 10G KR ports)

      Flexible routing (IPv4, IPv6, and multicast) tables, Layer 2 tables, ACL tables, and QoS tables.

      ASIC tables for switching scale up to 256K MAC addresses and routing scale up to 2M routes.

      Dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 and dynamic hardware forwarding table allocations, for ease of IPv4-to-IPv6 migration

      Hardware support for Application Hosting1 (e.g. with Cisco ThousandEyes Enterprise Agent).

      Hardware support for Precision Time Protocol (PTP, IEEE 1588v2)1with accurate clock synchronization and sub- microsecond accuracy, suitable for distribution and synchronization of time and frequency.

      Hardware support for line-rate 256-bit 802.1ae MACsec and WAN-MACsec1 data encryption.

      Platinum-rated (90% efficient) 1500 Watt AC and/or DC power supplies.

      Field-replaceable fan-tray units, with an added flexibility to choose the direction of airflow.

Cisco Catalyst 9500 models

      The Cisco Unified Access Data Plane (UADP) Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) ready for next-generation technologies with its programmable pipeline, microengine capabilities, and template-based, configurable allocation of Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding, Access Control Lists (ACLs), and Quality-of-Service (QoS) entries

      Up to 6.4 Tbps switching capacity with up to 2 Bpps of forwarding performance

      Up to 36 MB of unified buffer per ASIC

      Intel® 2.4-GHz x86 CPU with up to 120 GB of USB 3.0 or up to 960 GB of SATA SSD storage for container-based application hosting

      Up to 32 nonblocking 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 ports

      Up to 32 nonblocking 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports

      Up to 48 nonblocking 25 Gigabit Ethernet SFP28 ports

      Up to 48 nonblocking 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports

      Scalable routing (IPv4, IPv6, and multicast) tables and Layer 2 tables

      Up to 256,000 routing entries (IPv4/IPv6) for high-end campus core and aggregation deployments

      Up to 512,000 Flexible NetFlow (FNF) entries in hardware

      IPv6 support in hardware, providing wire-rate forwarding for IPv6 networks

      Dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 and dynamic hardware forwarding table allocations, for ease of IPv4-to-IPv6 migration

      Hardware support for Application Hosting (e.g. with Cisco ThousandEyes Enterprise Agent).

      IEEE 802.1ba AV Bridging (AVB) built in to provide a better AV experience through improved time synchronization and QoS

      Precision Time Protocol (PTP; IEEE 1588v2) provides accurate clock synchronization with sub-microsecond accuracy, making it suitable for distribution and synchronization of time and frequency over the network

      Support for both static and dynamic NAT and Port Address Translation (PAT)

      Cisco StackWise® Virtual technology, a network system virtualization technology that increases operational efficiency and boosts nonstop communications and scaled system bandwidth. Multichassis EtherChannel can be configured across StackWise-Virtual members for high resiliency

      Platinum-rated (90% efficient) AC and/pr DC power supplies

      Field-replaceable fan-tray units

      Meraki Cloud monitoring option

Cisco IOS XE

This modern operating system for the enterprise provides support for model-driven programmability, on-box Python scripting, streaming telemetry, container-based application hosting, and patching for critical bug fixes. Cisco IOS® XE also has built-in defenses to protect against runtime attacks.

      Cisco Plug and Play (PnP) enabled: A simple, secure, unified, and integrated offering to ease new branch or campus device rollouts or updates to an existing network

      Automated device provisioning: This is the ability to automate the process of upgrading software images and installing configuration files on Cisco Catalyst switches when they are being deployed in the network for the first time. Cisco provides both turnkey solutions such as Plug and Play (PnP) and off-the-shelf tools such as Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) and Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) that enable an effortless and automated deployment.

      API-driven configuration: Modern network switches such the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series support a wide range of automation features and provide robust open APIs over Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF, RESTCONF and gNMI) using YANG data models for external tools, both off-the-shelf and custom built, to automatically provision network resources.

      Granular visibility: Model-driven telemetry provides a mechanism to stream data from a switch to a destination. The data to be streamed is driven through subscription to a data set in a YANG model. The subscribed data set is streamed out to the destination at configured intervals. Additionally, Cisco IOS XE enables the push model, which provides near- real-time monitoring of the network, leading to quick detection and rectification of failures.

      Seamless software upgrades and patching: To enhance OS resilience, Cisco IOS XE supports patching, which provides fixes for critical bugs and security vulnerabilities between regular maintenance releases. This support allows customers to add patches without having to wait for the next maintenance release.

      WebUI: Embedded GUI-based device-management tool that provides the ability to provision the device, to simplify device deployment and manageability and to enhance the user experience. WebUI comes with the default image. There is no need to enable anything or install any license on the device. You can use WebUI to build a day-1 configuration and from then on monitor and troubleshoot the device without having to know how to use the CLI.

Platform benefits

Model

Catalyst 9500

Catalyst 9500X

Resiliency and High Availability

Software Maintenance Upgrade (SMU)

Yes

Yes

Cisco StackWise Virtual

Yes

No2

Stateful Switchover (SSO)

Yes (SVL)

No2

In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)

Yes (SVL)

No2

Graceful Insertion and Removal (GIR)

Yes

Yes

MKA High Availability

Yes

No2

Enterprise Security

Trustworthy Solutions

Yes

Yes

Image Signing

Yes

Yes

Secure Boot

Yes

Yes

Cisco Trust Anchor Module

Yes

Yes

MACsec Encryption (256-bit AES-GCM)

Yes

Yes

Cisco WAN MACsec (256-bit AES-GCM)

No

Yes1

Object-Group ACLs (IPv4/IPv6)

Yes

Yes

Enterprise QoS

Modular QoS CLI (MQC)

Yes

Yes

Strict Priority Queuing

Yes

Yes

Class/Color-aware Queuing

Yes (WFQ)

Yes (VoQ)

Policing/Metering

Yes

Yes

Shaping/Bandwidth

Yes

Yes

Hierarchical QoS

Yes (2-level)

Yes (2-level)

IP Routing

Routing Information Protocol version 2 (RIPv2), and next generation [RIPng]

Yes

Yes

Open Shortest Path First version 2 (OSPFv2), and OSPFv3

Yes

Yes

Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), and EIGRPv6

Yes

Yes

Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System Version 4 (IS-ISv4)

Yes

Yes

Border Gateway Protocol Version 4 (BGPv4), and BGPv6

Yes

Yes

Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM) Sparse-Mode (PIM-SM)

Yes

Yes

Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM) Source-Specific Mode (PIM-SSM)

Yes

Yes

Bidirectional PIM BIDIR-PIM

Yes

No2

IPv6 routing

Yes

Yes

L3 Routed Sub-Interfaces

Yes

Yes

Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)

MPLS L3 VPN

Yes

Yes

Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS)

Yes

Yes

Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)

Yes

No2

MPLS over GRE

Yes

No2

MPLS Traffic-Engineering (MPLS-TE)

Yes

No2

Ethernet VPN (EVPN)

Virtual eXtensible LAN (VXLAN)

Yes

No2

L2 Virtual Network Interface (VNI)

Yes

No2

L3 Virtual Network Interface (VNI)

Yes

No2

Distributed Anycast Gateway

Yes

No2

EVPN Spine

Yes

No2

EVPN Border

Yes

No

EVPN Leaf

Yes

No2

Software-Defined Access (SD-Access)

Virtual eXtensible LAN (VXLAN)

Yes

Yes

L2 Virtual Network Interace (VNI)

Yes

Yes

L3 Virtual Network Interace (VNI)

Yes

Yes

Distributed Anycast Gateway

Yes

Yes

SDA Control-Plane

Yes

Yes

SDA Border

Yes

Yes

SDA Edge

Yes

No

Flexible NetFlow (FNF)

FNF IPv4 flow records

Yes

Yes1 (software)

FNF IPv6 flow records

Yes

Yes1 (software)

FNF sampler

Yes

Yes1

FNF data export

Yes

Yes1

NetFlow version 9 (NFv9) export

Yes

Yes1

IPFIX export

Yes

Yes1

Programmability

NETCONF

Yes

Yes

RESTCONF

Yes

Yes

gNMI/gNOI

Yes

Yes

YANG Config models

Yes

Yes

YANG Oper models

Yes

Yes

ZTP/PTP

Yes

Yes

Smart Operations

Bluetooth Ready

Yes

Yes2

RFID Tags

Yes

Yes

Blue Beacon

Yes

Yes

Out of Band Device Mgmt

Yes (RJ45 and USB-mini type B)

Yes (RJ-45 and USB-C)

Meraki Cloud Monitoring

Yes

No

1 C9500X models: minimum IOS XE software release 17.8.1
2 C9500X models: feature is not available at FCS, but will be available in future software releases

Platform details

Switch models and configurations

All switches ship with the 650W/950W/1600W AC power supply as default

Figures 1 through 9 show the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches

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Figure 1.            

C9500X-28C8D: Cisco Catalyst 9500X switch with 28x40/100G QSFP28 ports + 8x40/100/2001/400G Gigabit Ethernet

C9500-32C: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high-performance switch with 32x 100 Gigabit Ethernet

Figure 2.            

C9500-32C: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high-performance switch with 32x 100 Gigabit Ethernet

C9500-32QC: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high-performance switch with 32x 40 or 16x100 Gigabit Ethernet

Figure 3.            

C9500-32QC: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high-performance switch with 32x 40 or 16x100 Gigabit Ethernet

C9500-48Y4C: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high-performance switch with 48x 1/10/25G Gigabit Ethernet + 4x 40/100G Uplink

Figure 4.            

C9500-48Y4C: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high-performance switch with 48x 1/10/25G Gigabit Ethernet + 4x 40/100G Uplink

C9500-24Y4C: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high-performance switch with 24x 1/10/25G Gigabit Ethernet + 4x 40/100G Uplink

Figure 5.      

C9500-24Y4C: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high-performance switch with 24x 1/10/25G Gigabit Ethernet + 4x 40/100G Uplink

C9500-24Q: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series switch with 24x 40G Gigabit Ethernet

Figure 6.      

C9500-24Q: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series switch with 24x 40G Gigabit Ethernet

C9500-12Q: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series switch with 12x 40G Gigabit Ethernet

Figure 7.      

C9500-12Q: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series switch with 12x 40G Gigabit Ethernet

C9500-40X: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series switch with 40x 1/10G Gigabit Ethernet

Figure 8.      

C9500-40X: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series switch with 40x 1/10G Gigabit Ethernet

C9500-16X: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series switch with 16x 1/10G Gigabit Ethernet

Figure 9.      

C9500-16X: Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series switch with 16x 1/10G Gigabit Ethernet

Switch configurations and port density

Table 1 shows the Cisco Catalyst 9500X switch configurations

Table 1.        Cisco Catalyst 9500X switch configuration and port density

Model

Description

40G port density

100G port density

400G port density

10G port density with breakout cable

25G port density with breakout cable

50G port density with breakout cable

40G port density with breakout cable

100G port density with breakout cable

C9500X-28C8D

Cisco Catalyst 9500X with 28x100G + 8x400G Gigabit Ethernet

28

28

8

1201

1201

1201

60

60

1 Roadmap. All numbers in the above table are for a single standalone switch.

Table 2 shows the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series configurations

Table 2.        Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series configurations and port density

Model

Description

1G port density

10G port density

25G port density

40G port density

100G Port density

10G port density with breakout cable

25G port density with breakout cable

C9500-32C

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high-performance 32-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet switch with QSFP28

48

32

32

96

96

C9500-32QC

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high-performance 32-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet switch with QSFP+

32

16

-

-

C9500-48Y4C

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high-performance 48-port 1/10/25G Gigabit Ethernet switch with SFP28

48

48

48

4

4

C9500-24Y4C

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high-performance 24-port 1/10/25G Gigabit Ethernet switch with SFP28

24

24

24

4

4

C9500-24Q

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series 24-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet switch with QSFP+

24

-

96

C9500-12Q

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series 12-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet switch with QSFP+

12

-

48

C9500-40X

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series 40-port 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch with SFP/SFP+

40+81

40+81

2

-

81

C9500-16X

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series 16-port 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet switch with SFP/SFP+

16+81

16+81

2

-

81

All numbers in the above table are for the standalone switch.
1with uplink module.

Network modules

The Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches support optional network modules for uplink ports on some of the configurations.

The default switch configuration does not include the network module. When you purchase the switch, you can choose from the network modules described in Tables 3 and 4.

Table 3.        Network module numbers and descriptions

Network module

Description

C9500-NM-8X

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Network Module 8-port 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet with SFP/SFP+

C9500-NM-2Q

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Network Module 2-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet with QSFP+

Table 4.        Network module matrix

Model

C9500-NM-8X

C9500-NM-2Q

C9500X-28C8D

No

No

C9500-32C

No

No

C9500-32QC

No

No

C9500-48Y4C

No

No

C9500-24Y4C

No

No

C9500-24Q

No

No

C9500-12Q

No

No

C9500-40X

Yes

Yes

C9500-16X

Yes

Yes

Figures 9 and 10 show the available network modules

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series network module 8-port 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet with SFP/SFP+

Figure 10.         

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series network module 8-port 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet with SFP/SFP+

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series network module 2-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet with QSFP+

Figure 11.         

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series network module 2-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet with QSFP+

Accessories

The Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches support optional accessories.

The default switch configuration ships with default 19” brackets. The accessories mentioned below need to be selected during configuration and ordered separately.

Table 5.        Accessories and descriptions

Product number

Description

C9500X-ACCKIT-19I=

Accessory Kit for Cisco Catalyst 9500X Switch - 19" rack mount1

C9500X-ACCKIT-23I=

Accessory Kit for Cisco Catalyst 9500X Switch - 23" rack mount1

C9500X-4PTH-KIT=

Extension rails and brackets for four-point mounting for Cisco Catalyst 9500X Switch1

C9500-ACCKITH-19I=

Accessory Kit for Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series – High-End - 19" rack mount

C9500-ACCKITH-23I=

Accessory Kit for Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series – High-End - 23" rack mount

C9500-4PTH-KIT=

Extension rails and brackets for four-point mounting for Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series – High-End

C9500-ACC-KIT-19I=

Accessory Kit for Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series - 19" rack mount

C9500-ACC-KIT-23I=

Accessory Kit for Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series - 23" rack mount

C9500-4PT-KIT=

Extension rails and brackets for four-point mounting for Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series

SSD-120G

Cisco pluggable USB3.0 SSD storage – 120 GB

C9K-F3-SSD-240GB

Cisco pluggable SSD storage – 240 GB (Catalyst 9500X)1

C9K-F3-SSD-480GB

Cisco pluggable SSD storage – 480 GB (Catalyst 9500X)1

C9K-F3-SSD-960GB

Cisco pluggable SSD storage – 960 GB (Catalyst 9500X)1

C9K-F1-SSD-240G

Cisco pluggable SSD storage – 240 GB

C9K-F1-SSD-480G

Cisco pluggable SSD storage – 480 GB

C9K-F1-SSD-960G

Cisco pluggable SSD storage – 960 GB

1 Only supported on Catalyst C9500X models

Table 6.        Accessory matrix

Model

C9500-ACCKITH-19I=

C9500-ACCKITH-23I=

C9500-4PTH-KIT=

C9500-ACC-KIT-19I=

C9500-ACC-KIT-23I=

C9500-4PT-KIT=

C9K-F1-SSD-240G

C9K-F1-SSD-480G

C9K-F1-SSD-960G

C9500-32C

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

C9500-32QC

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

C9500-48Y4C

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

C9500-24Y4C

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

C9500-24Q

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

C9500-12Q

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

C9500-40X

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

C9500-16X

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Catalyst 9500X models have their own Accessory kits and SSD storage.

Figure 12 shows the 240-GB SSD storage.

240-GB SSD storage

Figure 12.         

240-GB SSD storage

Power supplies and fan tray

The Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches support dual 1+1 redundant power supplies (AC or DC). The switches ship with one power supply by default. The second power supply can be purchased at the time the switch is ordered or at a later time. If only one power supply is installed, it should always be in power supply bay #1.

The Catalyst 9500 Series ship with up to five field-replaceable variable-speed fans. These have front-to-back airflow and can operate with up to one individual fan failure. The fan trays support fan-tray Online Insertion and Removal (OIR) and can support a maximum fan speed of up to 24,000 rpm.

Catalyst 9500X models ship with six field-replaceable variable-speed fan units. By default these have front-to-back (port-side intake) airflow fan units. The switch also has the option to select six back-to-front (port-side exhaust) airflow fans (for reversible airflow: either front-to-back or back-to-front). This unique innovation enables the Catalyst 9500X to adjust the fan directions on the power supplies, based on preferred air flow.

Note:      All Catalyst 9500X fan units must be the same type (either front-to-back or back-to-front).

Table 7.        C9500X-28C8D Fan Options

Product number

Description

C9500X-FAN-1U-R

Catalyst 9500X front to back cooling fan

C9500X-FAN-1U-F

Catalyst 9500X back to front cooling fan

Table 8 shows the maximum fans and fan trays for each configuration.

Table 8.        C9500 Fan and fan tray matrix

Model

FAN-T4-R (Max # of fans)

C9K-T1-FANTRAY (Max # of fans)

C9500-32C

Yes (5)

No

C9500-32QC

No

Yes (4)

C9500-48Y4C

No

Yes (4)

C9500-24Y4C

No

Yes (4)

C9500-24Q

Yes (5)

No

C9500-12Q

Yes (5)

No

C9500-40X

Yes (5)

No

C9500-16X

Yes (5)

No

Figures 13 through15 show the power supplies available for the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series

950W AC power supply

Figure 13.         

950W AC power supply

650W AC power supply

Figure 14.         

650W AC power supply

1600W AC power supply

Figure 15.         

1600W AC power supply

Tables 9 and 10 provides more details on the Cisco Catalyst 9500X models power supplies

Table 9.        C9500X Power supply specifications

Power supply feature

C9K-PWR-1500WAC

C9K-PWR-1500WDC

Power max rating

1500

1500

Input-voltage range and frequency

90-264Vac 47-63Hz

-40Vdc to -72Vdc

Power supply efficiency

92% (115Vac 50% load)

94% (230Vac 50% load)

94% (-48Vdc to -60Vdc, 50% load)

Input current

17A (max) at Vac 100V

7A (max) at Vac 240V

45A (max) at -40Vdc

Output ratings

Main Output: 12V 125A

Standby Output: 3.3V 5A

Main Output: 12V 125A

Standby Output: 3.3V 5A

Output holdup time

12ms

2ms

Power-supply input receptacles

C221

C10-638977-00 Amphenol Connector

Power cord rating

16A

N/A

1The Catalyst 9500X uses a different AC connector (C21) than the rest of the C9500 Product Family

Table 10.     BTU Details for C9500X-28C8D with AC/ DC PSU

Total output BTU
(Note: 1000 BTU/hr = 293W) – Model

C9K-PWR-1500WAC

C9K-PWR-1500WDC

C9500X-28C8D

4,034

4,034

Tables 11 and 12 provides more details on the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series power supplies

Table 11.     C9500 Power supply specifications

Power supply feature

PWR-C4-950WAC-R

PWR-C4-950WDC-R

C9K-PWR-650WAC-R

C9K-PWR-930WDC-R

C9K-PWR-1600WAC-R

C9K-PWR-1600WDC-R

Power max rating

950W

950W

650W

930W

1600W

1600W

Input-voltage range and frequency

AC 90 to 264 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz

-36Vdc~ -72Vdc

AC 90VAC to 264VAC, 47 to 63 Hz

DC -40VDC to -72VDC

AC 90VAC to 140VAC and 180VAC to 264VAC 47 to 63 Hz

DC -40VDC to -72VDC

Power supply efficiency

94%

91% at 48Vin, 50% load

94% (Typ)

92% (Typ)

94% (Typ)

92% (Typ)

Input current

AC 10A at 115VAC, 5 A at 230VAC

22.6A @ 48Vin, 950W

AC 6.8A Max at 115VAC, 3.4 A Max at 230VAC (when full loading)

DC 23A max at -48VDC (when full loading)

AC 10.5A Max at 115VAC (1050W), 7.8 A Max at 230VAC (1600W)

DC 40A max at -48VDC (when full loading)

Output ratings

12V at 79A, 12V at 3A

950W

12Vmain at 54A, 12Vsb at 3A

12Vmain at 54A, 12Vsb at 3A

12Vmain at 133A, 12Vsb at 3A

12Vmain at 133A, 12Vsb at 3A

Output holdup time

AC = 10 ms at maximum load

1ms

AC = 20 ms minimum for system

AC = 8 ms minimum for system

AC = 20 ms minimum for system

AC = 5 ms minimum for system

Power-supply input receptacles

AC IEC 60320 C16

 

AC IEC 60320 C14

Molex Minifit 44540-1001

AC IEC 60320 C16

Amphenol C10-638976-000

Power cord rating

AC 15A

DC 40A

AC 10A

DC 40A

AC 15A

DC 70A

Table 12.     BTU Details for 9500 Power Supplies (BTU/hr)

Total output BTU
(Note: 1000 BTU/hr = 293W) - Model

C9K-PWR-1600WAC-R

C9K-PWR-1600WDC-R

C9K-PWR-650WAC-R

C9K-PWR-930WDC-R

PWR-C4-950WAC-R

PWR-C4-950WDC-R

C9500-32C

3,631

3,709

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

C9500-32QC

N/A

N/A

1,815

1,856

N/A

N/A

C9500-48Y4C

N/A

N/A

1,856

1,856

N/A

N/A

C9500-24Y4C

N/A

N/A

1,454

1,484

N/A

N/A

C9500-24Q

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2,900

2,976

C9500-12Q

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1,536

1,562

C9500-40X with 10G NM

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1,467

1,451

C9500-40X with 40G NM

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1,365

1,376

C9500-16X with 10G NM

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

941

967

C9500-16X with 40G NM

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

904

930

Table 13 shows the power supplies supported in the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches

Table 13.     C9500 Power supply matrix

Model

C9K-PWR-1600WAC-R

C9K-PWR-1600WDC-R

C9K-PWR-650WAC-R

C9K-PWR-930WDC-R

PWR-C4-950WAC-R

PWR-C4-950WDC-R

C9500-32C

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

C9500-32QC

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

C9500-48Y4C

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

C9500-24Y4C

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

C9500-24Q

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

C9500-12Q

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

C9500-40X

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

C9500-16X

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Switch performance

Table 14 shows performance specifications for the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches

Table 14.     Performance specifications

Performance numbers for all switch models

C9500-24Q

C9500-12Q

C9500-40X

C9500-16X

C9500-32C

C9500-32QC

C9500-48Y4C

C9500-24Y4C

C9500X-28C8D

 

ASIC

UADP 2.0

UADP 3.0

Q200

 

Switching capacity

Up to 1920 Gbps

Up to 960 Gbps

Up to 960 Gbps

Up to 480 Gbps

Up to 6.4 Tbps2

Up to 3.2 Tbps2

Up to 3.2 Tbps2

Up to 2.0Tbps2

Up to 12 Tbps

 

Forwarding rate

Up to 1440 Mpps

Up to 720 Mpps

Up to 720 Mpps

Up to 360 Mpps

Up to 2 Bpps

Up to 1 Bpps

Up to 1 Bpps

Up to 1 Bpps

8 Bpps

 

Total number of MAC addresses

Up to 64,0001

Up to 82,0001

Up to 256,0001

 

Total number of IPv4 routes (indirect routes)

Up to 64,000 indirect1,6

Up to 256,000 indirect + direct1,6

Up to 2,000,0006

Total number of IPv4 host routes (direct routes and ARP)

Up to 80,000 host1,6

Up to 90,000 host/ARP2,6

Up to 256,0001,6

Total number of IPv6 routes (indirect routes)

Up to 32,000 indirect1,6

Up to 256,000 indirect + direct1,6

Up to 1,000,0006

Total number of IPv6 host routes (direct routes and NDP)

Up to 40,000 host1,6

Up to 90,000 host1,6

Up to 128,0001,6

Total number of IPv4 Multicast routes

Up to 32,0001,6

Up to 32,0001,6

Up to 32,0001,6

Total number of IPv6 Multicast routes

Up to 16,0001,6

Up to 32,0001,6

Up to 16,0001,6

QoS ACL scale

Up to 18,0001

Up to 16,0001

Up to 8,0001

Security ACL scale

Up to 18,0001

Up to 27,0001

Up to 8,0001

FNF entries

Up to 512,0001

Up to 256,0001

Up to 2,000,0005

DRAM

16 GB

16 GB

32 GB

Flash

16 GB

16 GB

16 GB

VLAN IDs

4094

4094

4094

PVST Instances

3003

4,0001

4094

STP Virtual Ports (Port* VLANs) for PVST

13,000

16,000

32,000

STP Virtual Ports (Port* VLANs) for MST

13,000

52,0001

32,000

Total Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIs)

1,000

4,0001

4096

Jumbo frame

9,198 bytes

9,216 bytes

9,216 bytes

1Varies based on selected flexible ASIC template.
2 Line rate for 187byte packet size and above.
3 300 with IOS XE release 17.1.1 or later. 256 with IOS XE 16.12.x and 16.11.x 128 with IOS XE 16.10.x or earlier.
4 32,000 with C9500-32C and C9500-32QC; 52,000 with C9500-48Y4C; 28,000 with C9500-24Y4C.
5Roadmap
6 Table Maximum. The exact % of allocation will depend on specific IP/mask combinations.

Important notes

Directly-connected (or host) IP routes mean any /32 or /128 routes, including those are learned indirectly (clients attached to switch's own VLAN/SVI and those /32 prefixes learned over any routing protocols, such as over OSPF.

Indirectly-connected (or advertised) IP route are any routes with a prefix other than /32 or 128 (for example: /8, /16, /24, etc.).

UADP 2.0 based C9500-12Q, C9500-24Q, C9500-40X, and C9500-16X support 32,000 adjacency in hardware. So essentially, they can support up to ~32,000 directly attached clients (including all adjacency) in their own VLAN/SVI.

UADP 3.0 based C9500-32C, 32QC, 24Y4C, and 48Y4C support 80,000 adjacency for SVI, with SDM template of distribution and 90,000 direct routes for all supported templates when a Layer 3 routed port is used.

Flexible ASIC templates

Cisco Catalyst 9000 series switches use flexible Software Database Manager (SDM) ASIC templates to enable universal deployments by leveraging the UADP’s ability to create resources to optimize table sizes for different places in the network. Based on how the switch is used in the network, an appropriate SDM ASIC template may be selected to configure the switch for specific features.

Catalyst 9500X models

Cisco Catalyst 9500X models support the following SDM ASIC templates

      Default (Core)

      Custom

Table 15 describes the default SDM ASIC template for C9500X models.

Table 15.     SDM template descriptions for C9500X models

Features

Default Template

MAC Addresses

128,000

IP Host Routes1

128,000

IP LPM Routes1

2,000,000

IP Multicast Routes1

32,000

IGMP/MLD Snooping1

16,000

MPLS Labels2

256,000

Security/Object Groups

32,000

Security ACLs1

8,000

QoS ACLs1

8,000

PBR/NAT3

16,000

GRE Tunnels

1024

Sampled NetFlow entries1

2,000,000

1 IPv4 and IPv6 entries coexist in the same tables, but IPv6 entries require two entries.
2 Per-prefix labels are divided into internal (iBGP) and external (eBGP)
3 Feature is not available at FCS, but will be available in future software releases

Catalyst 9500 models

The following SDM ASIC templates are supported on the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series.

      Distribution: Maximizes system resources for MAC and security

      Core: Maximizes system resources for unicast and multicast routing

      SDA: Maximizes system resources to support fabric deployment

      NAT: Maximizes system resources for Layer 3 and NAT for support collapsed core WAN deployments

Table 16 describes the standard SDM ASIC templates for C9500 models.

Table 16.     SDM template descriptions for C9500 models

Template numbers for models
C9500-32C, C9500-32QC, C9500-24Y4C, C9500-48Y4C

Distribution template

Core template (Default)

NAT template

SDA template**

IPv4/IPv6(LPM/Host)

114,000

212,000

212,000

212,000

Multicast route(IPv4/IPv6)

16,000

32,000

32,000

32,000

IGMP/MLD snooping

2,000

2,000

2,000

2,000

MAC addresses

82,000

32,000

32,000

32,000

MPLS/SGT label

32,000

32,000

32,000

32,000

NetFlow/ASIC

98,000

64,000

64,000

64,000

Security ACL

27,0001

27,0001

20,0001

27,0001

QoS ACL

16,0001

16,0001

8,0001

16,0001

PBR/NAT

3,000

3,000

15,500

2000

Tunnel/MACsec

3000

3000

2000

3000

LISP

1000

1000

1000

2000

SPAN

1000

1000

1000

1000

STP Instances

1000

1000

1000

1000

Control Plane Policing (CoPP)

1000

1000

1000

1000

NetFlow ACL

1000 ingress,
1000 egress

1000 ingress,
1000 egress

1000 ingress,
1000 egress

1000 ingress,
1000 egress

 

Template numbers for models C9500-12Q, C9500-24Q, C9500-40X, C9500-16X

Distribution template (Default)

Core template

NAT template

SDA template*

IPv4/IPv6 LPM

64,000 / 32,000

64,000 / 32,000

64,000 / 32,000

64,000 / 32,000

IPv4/IPv6 host

48,000 / 24,000

32,000 / 16,000

48,000 / 24,000

80,000 / 40,000

IPv4/ IPv6 Multicast route

16,000 / 8,000

32,000 / 16,000

32,000 / 16,000

16,000 / 8,000

IGMP/MLD snooping

16,000

16,000

16,000

16,000

MAC address

64,000

16,000

16,000

16,000

SGT label

8000

8000

8000

8000

NetFlow/ASIC

128,000

128,000

128,000

128,000

Security ACL

18,000

18,000

18,000

18,000

QoS ACL

18,000

18,000

3000

18,000

PBR/NAT

2000

2000

16,000

2000

Tunnel/MACsec

1000

1000

1000

1000

LISP

1000

1000

1000

1000

SPAN

1000

1000

1000

1000

STP instances

3003

3003

3003

3003

CoPP

1000

1000

1000

1000

NetFlow ACL

1000 ingress,
2000 egress

1000 ingress,
2000 egress

1000 ingress,
2000 egress

1000 ingress,
2000 egress

1ACL allocation is configurable between ingress, egress, IPv4 and non IPv4 (layer 2 and IPv6)
2 SD-Access template has been removed from IOS XE 17.3.1 onwards (in lieu of Custom ASIC templates)
3 300 with IOS XE release 17.1.1 or later. 256 with IOS XE 16.12.x and 16.11.x 128 with IOS XE 16.10.x or earlier

Custom ASIC templates

C9500X-28C8D

Beginning with the Cisco IOS XE 17.7.1 release, a custom SDM template allows you to configure several features of the template based on your requirements and not the location of the device in the network.

Table 17.     Custom template FIB configurable values

Features

Default Value

Scale Values
(Min – Max)

Step Units

MAC Addresses

128,000

32,0001 – 256,000

1,000

IPv4 Host Routes

32,000

32,0001 – 256,000

1,000

IPv6 Host Routes

16,000

16,0001 – 128,000

1,000

MPLS Labels3

256,000

02 – 512,000

1,000

Security/Object Groups

32,000

02 – 64,000

1,000

Total Resources

608,000

1 Critical features require a minimum allocation to insure operation. If a custom value if not defined, this value is used.
2 Some (non-critical) features are allowed to have a 0 entry allocation, to allow increased allocation of other features.
3 Per-prefix labels are divided into internal (iBGP) and external (eBGP)

C9500-32C, C9500-32QC, C9500-24Y4C, C9500-48Y4C

Standard SDM templates can be used to configure system resources and optimize support for specific features. However SDM templates are defined based on how the device is deployed in the network.

Beginning with the Cisco IOS XE 17.3.1 release, a custom SDM template will allow you to configure the features of the template based on your requirements and not the location of the device in the network.

Table 18.     Custom template configurable FIB values

Features

Scale Values (Min – Max)

Step Units

Default Value

MAC addresses

32,000 – 128,000

16,000

32,000

IPv4/IPv6 routes

64,000 – 256,000

16,000

64,000

Multicast routes1

0 – 32,000

16,000

16,000

IGMP/MLD Snooping1

0 – 32,000

16,000

16,000

SGT/MPLS labels2

0 – 64,000

32,000

32,000

Netflow entries – Input3

0 – 64,000

32,000

32,000

Netflow entries – Output3

0 – 64,000

32,000

0

Total Resources

416,000

1 Total Layer 2 and Layer 3 Multicast entries may not exceed 48,000
2 Each resource holds two SGT + MPLS entries
3 NetFlow entries require double entries

Table 19.     Custom template configurable ACL values

Features

Scale Values (Min – Max)

Step Units

Default Value

Security ACL - Input

4K-26K, 27K

2K

4K

Security ACL - Output

4K-26K, 27K

2K

4K

QoS ACL - Input

1K, 2K-16K

2K

1K

QoS ACL – Output

1K, 2K-16K

2K

1K

PBR/NAT

1K, 2K-16K

2K

2K

Netflow ACL

1K-2K

1K

1K

LISP

1K-2K

1K

1K

TUNNELS

1K-2K

1K

1K

Total Resources

54k

Software requirements

The Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches run on Cisco IOS XE Software version 16.5.1a or later. This software release includes all the features listed earlier in the Platform Benefits section. Table 20 lists the minimum software requirements for the switch models.

Table 20.     Minimum software requirements

Model

Description

Minimum software requirement

C9500-28C8D

Cisco Catalyst 9500X Switch with 28x100G + 8x400G Gigabit Ethernet

Cisco IOS XE Software Release 17.7.1

C9500-32C

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series 32-port 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet with QSFP+/QSFP28

Cisco IOS XE Software Release 16.8.1a

C9500-32QC

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series 32-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet with QSFP+ / 16- port 100 Gigabit Ethernet with QSFP28

Cisco IOS XE Software Release 16.8.1a

C9500-48Y4C

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high-performance 48-port 1/10/25G Gigabit Ethernet switch with SFP/SFP+/SFP28

Cisco IOS XE Software Release 16.8.1a

C9500-24Y4C

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high-performance 24-port 1/10/25G Gigabit Ethernet switch with SFP/SFP+/SFP28

Cisco IOS XE Software Release 16.8.1a

C9500-24Q

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series 24-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet with QSFP+

Open Cisco IOS XE Software Release 16.5.1a

C9500-12Q

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series 12-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet with QSFP+

Open Cisco IOS XE Software Release 16.6.1

C9500-40X

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series 40-port 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet with SFP/SFP+

Open Cisco IOS XE Software Release 16.6.1

C9500-16X

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series 16-port 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet with SFP/SFP+

Open Cisco IOS XE Software Release 16.8.1

Licensing

Introduction to Smart Licensing

Cisco Smart Licensing is a flexible licensing model that provides you with an easier, faster, and more consistent way to purchase and manage software across the Cisco portfolio and across your organization. And it’s secure – you control what users can access. With Smart Licensing you get:

      Easy Activation: Smart Licensing establishes a pool of software licenses that can be used across the entire organization—no more PAKs (Product Activation Keys).

      Unified Management: My Cisco Entitlements (MCE) provides a complete view into all of your Cisco products and services in an easy-to-use portal, so you always know what you have and what you are using.

      License Flexibility: Your software is not node-locked to your hardware, so you can easily use and transfer licenses as needed.

      Smart Licensing Using Policy (SLUP): Enhanced version of Smart Licensing, with the overarching objective of providing a licensing solution that does not interrupt the operations of your network, rather, one that enables a compliance relationship to account for the hardware and software licenses you purchase and use.

To use Smart Licensing, you must first set up a Smart Account on Cisco Software Central (software.cisco.com).

For a more detailed overview on Cisco Licensing, go to cisco.com/go/licensingguide

Packaging

The Cisco Catalyst 9000 family introduced new packaging that includes vastly simplified base network packages (Network Essentials and Network Advantage) and term-based software packages (Cisco DNA Advantage and Cisco DNA Essentials). The Cisco DNA packages, in addition to on-box capabilities, also unlock additional functionality in Cisco DNA Center, enabling controller-based software-defined automation in your network.

For information about feature support on specific models, please refer to the Cisco Feature Navigator (https://cfn.cloudapps.cisco.com/ITDIT/CFN/jsp/index.jsp) and the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Release Notes.

License consumption is easily determined by the package itself. While perpetual licenses are always permanent and without an expiration date, subscription licenses have to be purchased for a 3-, 5-, or 7-year term (and hence are also known as term-based licenses). Table 15 shows the combinations of perpetual and subscription licenses that must be purchased.

Table 21.     Licensing combinations

Cisco DNA Essentials

Cisco DNA Advantage

Network Essentials

Yes

No

Network Advantage

No*

Yes

*At the time of Cisco DNA license renewal, the Cisco DNA Essentials license can be purchased to be used with Network Advantage

Managing licenses with Smart Accounts: Creating Smart Accounts by using the Cisco Smart Software Manager (SSM) enables you to manage your software licenses from a centralized website. You can set up Cisco SSM to receive daily email alerts and to be notified of expiring subscription licenses that you want to renew.

You must order a Cisco DNA subscription term license in order to purchase a Catalyst 9500 Series switch. When the license term expires, you can either renew the add-on license to continue using it or deactivate the add-on license and then reload the switch to continue operating with the base license capabilities.

Both the base and add-on licenses are also available for a 90-day evaluation period. An evaluation license is activated temporarily, without purchase. An expired evaluation license cannot be reactivated after reload.

Tables 22 shows the features included in the Network Essentials and Advantage packages. Table 24 shows the Cisco DNA Essentials, Advantage and Premier1 packages.

Table 22.     Network Essentials and Advantage package features

Features

Network Essentials

Network Advantage

Switch fundamentals

Layer 2, Routed Access (RIP, EIGRP Stub, OSPF – Up to 1000 routes),PBR, PIM Stub Multicast (up to 1000 routes)), PVLAN2, VRRP, PBR2, CDP, QoS, FHS, 802.1x2, Macsec-128, CoPP, SXP, IP SLA Responder, SSO2

Advanced switch capabilities and scale

BGP, EIGRP, HSRP, IS-IS, BSR, MSDP, PIM SM, PIM SSM, PIM-BIDIR2, IP SLA, OSPF

Network segmentation

VRF, VXLAN, LISP, BGP-EVPN2, TrustSec2, SGT2, MPLS, mVPN2

Automation

NETCONF, RESTCONF, gRPC, gNMI/gNOI, YANG, PnP Agent, ZTP/Open PnP, GuestShell (On-Box Python)

Telemetry and visibility

Model-driven telemetry, sampled NetFlow2, SPAN, RSPAN

High availability and resiliency

GIR, NSF, ISSU2, StackWise Virtual2, SMU

IoT integration

PTP2 (IEEE1588v2)

Security

MACsec-2562, WAN MACsec3

Cisco trustworthy solutions

Trust Anchor module, Secure Boot, Image Signing, Modern Crypto, Runtime Defenses

Table 23.     Cisco DNA Essentials and Advantage package features

Features

Cisco DNA Essentials

Cisco DNA Advantage

Switch features

Optimized network deployments

Cisco DNA Service for Bonjour

Advanced telemetry and visibility

Flexible NetFlow1, EEM

Optimized telemetry a visibility

ERSPAN1, App Hosting (in Containers/VMs), Wireshark, ThousandEyes

Cisco DNA Center features

Day 0 network bring-up automation

Cisco Network Plug-n-Play application, network settings, device credentials, LAN Automation, Host onboarding

Element management

Discovery, inventory, topology, software image, licensing, and configuration management

Element management

Patch Management

Basic Assurance

Health Dashboards – Network, Client, Application; Switch and Wired Client Health Monitoring

SD-Access

Policy-based Automation and Assurance for Wired and Wireless1

Embedded Wireless (with or without SD-Access)1

Cisco Catalyst 9800 wireless software package to enable wireless controller functionality**

Network assurance and analytics

Global Insights, Trends, Compliance, Custom Reports; Switch 360, Wired Client 360; Fabric and Non-Fabric Insights; App Health

Meraki Cloud Monitoring

*
limited device visability

* Feature will be available in future software releases
**Note: A purchase of Cisco DNA Advantage per access point is required in order to enable the wireless controller functionality on Cisco Catalyst switches.
1 Not supported on C9500X models
2 Not supported on C9500 UADP based models

Specifications

Dimensions, physical specifications and weight

Catalyst 9500X models

Table 24 lists the dimensions, specifications, weight and operating temperature for the Cisco Catalyst 9500X models.

Table 24.     Dimensions, physical specifications, weight and operating temperature

Description

Specifications

SKU

C9500X-28C8D

Dimensions
(H x W x D)

H = 1.73” (4.39 cm)

W = 17.5” (44.45 cm)

D = 21.8” (55.37 cm) (including Fan Tray Handles)

Rack Units (RU)

1 RU

Chassis with 2 power supplies and built-In fan

29.27 lbs (13.28kg)

Weights separated:

Chassis = 22.13 lbs (10.04kg)

Each Fan Tray = 0.26 lbs (0.12kg)

AC PSU = 2.77 lbs (1.26kg)

DC PSU = 2.71 lbs (1.23kg)

Input voltage

See Table 3

SKU

C9500X-FAN-1U-R

C9500X-FAN-1U-F

Operating temperature

-5°C to +45°C (23° to 133° F) sea level

-5°C to +35°C (23° to 95° F) sea level

Altitude

-5°C to +40°C (23° to 104 F) up to 5,000 feet (1500 m)

-5°C to +35°C (23° to 95° F) up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)

-5°C to +30°C (23° to 86° F) up to 5,000 feet (1500 m)

-5°C to +25°C (23° to 77° F) up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Storage temperature

-40°C to 70°C (-40° to 158° F)

Relative humidity operating and nonoperating (noncondensing)

Relative humidity operating: 10 to 85% (noncondensing)

Relative humidity nonoperating: 0 to 95% (noncondensing)

Catalyst 9500 models

Table 25 lists the dimensions, specifications, weight and operating temperature for the Cisco Catalyst 9500 models.

Table 25.     Dimensions, physical specifications, weight and operating temperature

Description

Specifications

SKU

C9500-32C

C9500-32QC

C9500- 48YC

C9500- 24YC

C9500-12Q

C9500-24Q

C9500-40X

C9500-16X

Dimensions (H x W x D)

1.73 x 17.5 x 21.2 in

1.73 x 17.5 x 18.0 in

1.73 x 17.5 x 21.52 in

Rack Units (RU)

 1 RU

Chassis with 2 power supplies and built-In fan

25.64 lb (11.63 kg)

21.85lLb (9.91 kg)

21.96 lb (9.96 kg)

20.99 lb (9.52 kg)

25.75 lb (11.68 kg)

23.6 lb (10.7 kg)

Input voltage

90 to 264 VAC*

Operating temperature

32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) up to altitude of 10,000 feet

Altitude

Operation up to 10,000 feet at 40°C; up to 6,000 feet at 45°C

Storage temperature

-4° to 149°F (-20° to 65°C)

Relative humidity operating and nonoperating (noncondensing)

Ambient (noncondensing) operating: 5% to 90%

Ambient (noncondensing) nonoperating and storage: 5% to 95%

NEBS criteria levels

NEBS:

  ETSI 300-019 Requirements are covered under GR-63-CORE with some deviations.
  SR-3580 NEBS level 3 (GR-63-CORE, to current issue, GR-1089-CORE, to current issue)
*Minimum input voltage is 90VAC, and maximum input voltage is 264VAC.

Mean-time between failures (MTBF)

Catalyst 9500X models

Table 26 lists mean-time between failures (MTBF) for the Cisco Catalyst 9500X Switch and components.

Table 26.     MTBF information

Model

MTBF (hours)

C9500X-28C8D

123,950

C9K-PWR-1500WAC

1,303,300

C9K-PWR-1500WDC

1,737,740

C9500X-FAN-1U-R

4,429,340

C9500X-FAN-1U-F

4,429,340

Catalyst 9500 models

Table 27 lists mean-time between failures (MTBF) for the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series and components.

Table 27.     MTBF information

Model

MTBF (hours)

C9500-32C

212,820

C9500-32QC

307,200

C9500-48Y4C

316,960

C9500-24Y4C

336,780

C9500-12Q

276,430

C9500-24Q

230,770

C9500-40X

277,310

C9500-16X

315,790

PWR-C4-950WAC-R

2,268,760

PWR-C4-950WDC-R

2,559,000

C9K-PWR-650WAC-R

2,268,760

C9K-PWR-930WDC-R

3,008,280

C9K-PWR-1600WAC-R

1,718,780

C9K-PWR-1600WDC-R

2,559,000

FAN-T4-R

5,710,990

C9K-T1-FANTRAY

3,035,430

Optics/transceivers modules

The link below has the matrix of supported optics/transceivers for the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series.

For the latest Cisco Optics/transceivers modules compatibility information, refer to https://tmgmatrix.cisco.com/

Management and standards support

Table 28 shows management and standards support for the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series.

Table 28.     Management and standards support

Description

Cisco Catalyst 9500

Cisco Catalyst 9500 High Performance

Management

BRIDGE-MIB

CISCO-BRIDGE-EXT-MIB

CISCO-BULK-FILE-MIB

CISCO-CABLE-DIAG-MIB

CISCO-CALLHOME-MIB

CISCO-CEF-MIB

CISCO-CIRCUIT-INTERFACE-MIB

CISCO-DEVICE-LOCATION-MIB

CISCO-DHCP-SNOOPING-MIB

ENTITY-VENDORTYPE-OID-MIB

CISCO-EIGRP-MIB

CISCO-EMBEDDED-EVENT-MGR-MIB

CISCO-ENTITY-FRU-CONTROL-MIB

CISCO-ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB

CISCO-RTTMON-ICMP-MIB

CISCO-802-TAP-MIB

CISCO-ACCESS-ENVMON-MIB

CISCO-DATA-COLLECTION-MIB

CISCO-DYNAMIC-ARP-INSPECTION-MIB

CISCO-ENERGYWISE-MIB

CISCO-ENHANCED-IMAGE-MIB

CISCO-ENHANCED-MEMPOOL-MIB

CISCO-ENTITY-ASSET-MIB

CISCO-ENTITY-DIAG-MIB

CISCO-ENTITY-EXT-MIB

CISCO-ENTITY-PERFORMANCE-MIB

CISCO-ENTITY-QFP-MIB

CISCO-ENVMON-MIB

CISCO-ETHER-CFM-MIB

ENTITY-MIB

CISCO-ERR-DISABLE-MIB

CISCO-CONFIG-COPY-MIB

CISCO-FLOW-MONITOR-MIB

CISCO-FTP-CLIENT-MIB

CISCO-HSRP-EXT-MIB

CISCO-HSRP-MIB

CISCO-IETF-BFD-MIB

CISCO-IETF-PPVPN-MPLS-VPN-MIB

CISCO-IETF-PW-MPLS-MIB

CISCO-IF-EXTENSION-MIB

CISCO-IGMP-FILTER-MIB

CISCO-IMAGE-LICENSE-MGMT-MIB

CISCO-IP-TAP-MIB

CISCO-CONFIG-MAN-MIB

CISCO-IP-CBR-METRICS-MIB

CISCO-IP-STAT-MIB

CISCO-IP-URPF-MIB

CISCO-L2L3-INTERFACE-CONFIG-MIB

CISCO-LAG-MIB

CISCO-LICENSE-MGMT-MIB

CISCO-LOCAL-AUTH-USER-MIB

CISCO-MEDIA-METRICS-MIB

CISCO-MAC-AUTH-BYPASS-MIB

CISCO-MAC-NOTIFICATION-MIB

CISCO-MDI-METRICS-MIB

CISCO-FLASH-MIB

CISCO-OSPF-MIB

CISCO-MEMORY-POOL-MIB

CISCO-MPLS-LSR-EXT-STD-MIB

CISCO-NHRP-EXT-MIB

CISCO-NTP-MIB

CISCO-PAGP-MIB

CISCO-PORT-SECURITY-MIB

CISCO-PORT-STORM-CONTROL-MIB

CISCO-POWER-ETHERNET-EXT-MIB

CISCO-PRIVATE-VLAN-MIB

CISCO-PROCESS-MIB

CISCO-PRODUCTS-MIB

CISCO-RF-MIB

CISCO-RTP-METRICS-MIB

CISCO-STP-EXTENSIONS-MIB

CISCO-SYSLOG-MIB

CISCO-TCP-MIB

CISCO-UDLDP-MIB

CISCO-VLAN-IFTABLE-RELATIONSHIP-MIB

HC-RMON-MIB

IF-MIB

CISCO-HC-RMON-MIB

IEEE8021-LAG-MIB

LLDP-EXT-MED-MIB

IP-FORWARD-MIB

IP-MIB

HC-ALARM-MIB

RFC1213-MIB

LLDP-MIB

MAU-MIB

MPLS-L3VPN-STD-MIB

MPLS-LSR-STD-MIB

MPLS-VPN-MIB

OLD-CISCO-CHASSIS-MIB

OLD-CISCO-CPU-MIB

OLD-CISCO-INTERFACES-MIB

OLD-CISCO-IP-MIB

OLD-CISCO-SYS-MIB

OLD-CISCO-TCP-MIB

OLD-CISCO-TS-MIB

OLD-CISCO-MEMORY-MIB

CISCO-POWER-ETHERNET-MIB

CISCO-RMON2-MIB

CISCO-RMON-MIB

SNMPv2-MIB

UDP-MIB

CISCO-IMAGE-MIB

CISCO-STACKWISE-MIB

SMON-MIB

SONET-MIB

TCP-MIB

CISCO-IPSEC-FLOW-MONITOR-MIB

CISCO-IPSEC-MIB

CISCO-IPSEC-PROVISIONING-MIB

CISCO-IPSLA-AUTOMEASURE-MIB

CISCO-IPSLA-ECHO-MIB

CISCO-IPSLA-JITTER-MIB

CISCO-L2-CONTROL-MIB

BGP4-MIB

BRIDGE-MIB

CISCO-ACCESS-ENVMON-MIB

CISCO-AUTH-FRAMEWORK-MIB

CISCO-BGP4-MIB

CISCO-BRIDGE-EXT-MIB

CISCO-BULK-FILE-MIB

CISCO-CABLE-DIAG-MIB

CISCO-CALLHOME-MIB

CISCO-CDP-MIB

CISCO-CEF-MIB

CISCO-CLASS-BASED-QOS-MIB

CISCO-CONFIG-COPY-MIB

CISCO-CONFIG-MAN-MIB

CISCO-CONTEXT-MAPPING-MIB

CISCO-DATA-COLLECTION-MIB

CISCO-DHCP-SNOOPING-MIB

CISCO-EIGRP-MIB

CISCO-EMBEDDED-EVENT-MGR-MIB

CISCO-ENHANCED-IMAGE-MIB

CISCO-ENHANCED-MEMPOOL-MIB

CISCO-ENTITY-ASSET-MIB

CISCO-ENTITY-EXT-MIB

CISCO-ENTITY-FRU-CONTROL-MIB

CISCO-ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB

CISCO-ENTITY-VENDORTYPE-OID-MIB

CISCO-ENVMON-MIB

CISCO-ERR-DISABLE-MIB

CISCO-FLASH-MIB

CISCO-FTP-CLIENT-MIB

CISCO-HSRP-EXT-MIB

CISCO-HSRP-MIB

CISCO-IETF-BFD-MIB

CISCO-IETF-DHCP-SERVER-EXT-MIB

CISCO-IETF-DHCP-SERVER-MIB

CISCO-IETF-ISIS-MIB

CISCO-IETF-PPVPN-MPLS-VPN-MIB

CISCO-IF-EXTENSION-MIB

CISCO-IGMP-FILTER-MIB

CISCO-IMAGE-LICENSE-MGMT-MIB

CISCO-IMAGE-MIB

CISCO-IP-CBR-METRICS-MIB

CISCO-IP-STAT-MIB

CISCO-IP-URPF-MIB

CISCO-IPMROUTE-MIB

CISCO-IPSLA-AUTOMEASURE-MIB

CISCO-IPSLA-ECHO-MIB

CISCO-IPSLA-JITTER-MIB

CISCO-L2-CONTROL-MIB

CISCO-L2L3-INTERFACE-CONFIG-MIB

CISCO-LAG-MIB

CISCO-LICENSE-MGMT-MIB

CISCO-LISP-EXT-MIB

CISCO-LOCAL-AUTH-USER-MIB

CISCO-MAC-AUTH-BYPASS-MIB

CISCO-MAC-NOTIFICATION-MIB

CISCO-MEMORY-POOL-MIB

CISCO-MPLS-LSR-EXT-STD-MIB

CISCO-NHRP-EXT-MIB

CISCO-NTP-MIB

CISCO-OSPF-MIB

CISCO-OSPF-TRAP-MIB

CISCO-PAE-MIB

CISCO-PAGP-MIB

CISCO-PIM-MIB

CISCO-PING-MIB

CISCO-PKI-MIB

CISCO-PORT-SECURITY-MIB

CISCO-PORT-STORM-CONTROL-MIB

CISCO-PRIVATE-VLAN-MIB

CISCO-PROCESS-MIB

CISCO-PRODUCTS-MIB

CISCO-RESILIENT-ETHERNET-PROTOCOL-MIB

CISCO-RTTMON-ICMP-MIB

CISCO-RTTMON-IP-EXT-MIB

CISCO-RTTMON-MIB

CISCO-RTTMON-RTP-MIB

CISCO-SNMP-TARGET-EXT-MIB

CISCO-STP-EXTENSIONS-MIB

CISCO-SYSLOG-MIB

CISCO-TCP-METRICS-MIB

CISCO-TCP-MIB

CISCO-TRUSTSEC-INTERFACE-MIB

CISCO-TRUSTSEC-MIB

CISCO-TRUSTSEC-POLICY-MIB

CISCO-TRUSTSEC-SERVER-MIB

CISCO-TRUSTSEC-SXP-MIB

CISCO-UDLDP-MIB

CISCO-VLAN-IFTABLE-RELATIONSHIP-MIB

CISCO-VLAN-MEMBERSHIP-MIB

CISCO-VRF-MIB

CISCO-VTP-MIB

ENTITY-MIB

ENTITY-STATE-MIB

EtherLike-MIB

HC-ALARM-MIB

HC-RMON-MIB

IEEE8021-PAE-MIB

IEEE8023-LAG-MIB

IF-MIB

IGMP-STD-MIB

IP-FORWARD-MIB

IP-MIB

IPMROUTE-STD-MIB

LISP-MIB

LLDP-EXT-MED-MIB

LLDP-MIB

MAU-MIB

MPLS-L3VPN-STD-MIB

MPLS-LDP-GENERIC-STD-MIB

MPLS-LDP-MIB

MPLS-LSR-STD-MIB

MPLS-VPN-MIB

MSDP-MIB

NHRP-MIB

NOTIFICATION-LOG-MIB

NTPv4-MIB

OLD-CISCO-CHASSIS-MIB

OLD-CISCO-CPU-MIB

OLD-CISCO-INTERFACES-MIB

OLD-CISCO-IP-MIB

OLD-CISCO-MEMORY-MIB

OLD-CISCO-SYS-MIB

OLD-CISCO-SYSTEM-MIB

OLD-CISCO-TCP-MIB

OLD-CISCO-TS-MIB

OSPF-MIB

OSPF-TRAP-MIB

OSPFV3-MIB

PIM-MIB

RFC1213-MIB

RMON-MIB

RMON2-MIB

SNMP-COMMUNITY-MIB

SNMP-FRAMEWORK-MIB

SNMP-MPD-MIB

SNMP-NOTIFICATION-MIB

SNMP-PROXY-MIB

SNMP-TARGET-MIB

SNMP-USM-MIB

SNMP-VIEW-BASED-ACM-MIB

SNMPv2-MIB

TCP-MIB

UDP-MIB

CISCO-802-TAP-MIB

CISCO-TAP2-MIB

CISCO-IP-TAP-MIB

Standards

IEEE 802.1s

IEEE 802.1w

IEEE 802.1x

IEEE 802.3ae for 10G SKU

IEEE 802.3ae, IEEE 802.3ba on the 40G SKU

IEEE 802.1x-Rev

IEEE 802.3ad

IEEE 802.3x full duplex on 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T ports

IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol

IEEE 802.1p Class-of-Service (CoS) prioritization

IEEE 802.1Q VLAN

IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T specification

IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX specification

IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T specification

IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-X specification

RMON I and II standards

SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, and SNMPv3

Safety and compliance

Table 29 lists the safety and compliance information for the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series.

Table 29.     Safety and compliance information

Description

Specification

Safety certifications

C9500-12Q, C9500-24Q, C9500-40X, C9500-16X

  UL 60950-1
  CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
  EN 60950-1
  IEC 60950-1
  AS/NZS 60950-1
  GB4943

C9500-32C, C9500-32QC, C9500-24Y4C, C9500-48Y4C

  IEC 60950-1 plus Am1, Am2 Am9, Am10, Am11, Am12 and all deviations and differences
  AS/NZS 60950.1.2011
  CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-07
  GB 4943-95
  EN 60950-1; 2006 plus Am1, Am 2, Am9, Am10, Am11, Am12 and all deviations and differences
  NOM-019-SCFI-1998
  UL 60950-1, Second Edition

C9500X-28C8D

  UL 60950-1
  CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
  IEC 60950-1
  AS/NZS 60950-1
  EN 62368-1
  UL 62368-1
  CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 62368-1
  IEC 62368-1
  AS/NZS 62368-1

EMI and EMC compliance

C9500 Models

  47 CFR Part 15 Class A
  CNS13438: 2006 Class A
  EN 300 386 V1.6.1
  EN61000-3-2: 2014
  EN61000-3-3: 2013
  ICES-003 Issue 6: 2016 Class A
  KN 32: 2015 Class A
  TCVN 7189: 2009 Class A
  EN 55032:2012/ AC:2013 Class A
  EN 55032:2015 Class A
  CISPR 32 Edition 2 Class A
  V-2/2015.04 Class A
  V-3/2015.04 Class A
  CISPR24: 2010 + A1: 2015
  EN 300 386 V1.6.1
  EN55024: 2010 + A1: 2015
  KN35: 2015
  TCVN 7317: 2003

C9500X Models

  CNS13438: 2006 Class A
  EN 300 386 V1.6.1
  EN61000-3-2: 2014
  EN61000-3-3: 2013
  ICES-003 Issue 6: 2016 Class A
  KS C 9832:2019
  CISPR32:2015:Ed:2
  EN 55032:2012/ AC:2013 Class A
  EN 55032:2015 Class A
  CISPR 32 Edition 2 Class A
  VCCI/CISPR 32 2016
  CISPR24: 2010 + A1: 2015
  EN 300 386 V1.6.1
  EN55024: 2010 + A1: 2015
  KS C 9835:2019
  EN 55035:2017+A11:2020
  47 CFR Part 15:2016

Warranty

Cisco Enhanced Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty

The Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches come with an Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW) that includes Next-Business-Day (NBD) delivery of replacement hardware where available and 90 days of 8x5 Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) support. Your formal warranty statement, including the warranty applicable to Cisco software, appears in the information packet that accompanies your Cisco product. We encourage you to carefully review the warranty statement shipped with your specific product before use. Cisco reserves the right to refund the purchase price as its exclusive warranty remedy. For further information about warranty terms, visit https://www.cisco.com/go/warranty.

Table 30 provides information about the E-LLW.

Table 30.          E-LLW details

 

Cisco E-LLW

Devices covered

Applies to Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches.

Warranty duration

As long as the original customer owns the product.

End-of-life policy

In the event of discontinuance of product manufacture, Cisco warranty support is limited to 5 years from the announcement of discontinuance.

Hardware replacement

Cisco or its service center will use commercially reasonable efforts to ship a replacement for NBD delivery, where available. Otherwise, a replacement will be shipped within 10 working days after receipt of the Return Materials Authorization (RMA) request. Actual delivery times might vary depending on customer location.

Effective date

Hardware warranty commences from the date of shipment to customer (and in case of resale by a Cisco reseller, not more than 90 days after original shipment by Cisco).

TAC support

Cisco will provide during business hours, 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, basic configuration, diagnosis, and troubleshooting of device-level problems for up to a 90-day period from the date of shipment of the originally purchased Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series product. This support does not include solution or network-level support beyond the specific device under consideration.

Cisco.com access

Warranty allows guest access only to Cisco.com.

Cisco environmental sustainability

Information about Cisco’s environmental sustainability policies and initiatives for our products, solutions, operations, and extended operations or supply chain is provided in the “Environment Sustainability” section of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

Reference links to information about key environmental sustainability topics (mentioned in the “Environment Sustainability” section of the CSR Report) are provided in the following table:

Sustainability topic

Reference

Information on product material content laws and regulations

Materials

Information on electronic waste laws and regulations, including products, batteries, and packaging

WEEE compliance

Cisco makes the packaging data available for informational purposes only. It may not reflect the most current legal developments, and Cisco does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that it is complete, accurate, or up to date. This information is subject to change without notice.

Cisco and Partner Services

Cisco and Partner Services offer various personalized services to enable IoT, cloud and secure networks. You can purchase advanced services designed to meet your business needs and help you maintain high-quality network performance while controlling operational costs. Please refer to Table 23 for more information on Cisco’s Technical Services available for the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches.

Table 31.     Technical Services

Cisco Technical Services

Cisco Smart Net Total Care® Service

  Around-the-clock, global access to the Cisco TAC
  Unrestricted access to the extensive Cisco.com knowledge base and tools
  NBD, 8x5x4, 24x7x4, and 24x7x2 advance hardware replacement and onsite parts replacement and installation available
  Ongoing operating system software updates within the licensed feature set 1
  Proactive diagnostics and real-time alerts on Smart Call Home-enabled devices

Cisco Smart Foundation Service

  NBD advance hardware replacement as available
  Access during business hours to Small and Medium-sized Business (SMB) TAC (access levels vary by region)
  Access to Cisco.com SMB knowledge base
  Online technical resources through Smart Foundation portal
  Operating system software bug fixes and patches

Cisco SP Base Service

  Around-the-clock, global access to the Cisco TAC
  Registered access to Cisco.com
  NBD, 8x5x4, 24x7x4, and 24x7x2 advance hardware replacement; return to factory option available 2
  Ongoing operating system software updates 1

Cisco Focused Technical Support Services

  Three levels of premium, high-touch services are available:
  Cisco High-Touch Operations Management Service
  Cisco High-Touch Technical Support Service
  Cisco High-Touch Engineering Service
  Valid Cisco Smart Net Total Care or SP Base contracts are required on all network equipment
1 Cisco operating system updates include the following: maintenance releases, minor updates, and major updates within the licensed feature set.
2 Advance hardware replacement is available in various service-level combinations. For example, 8x5xNBD indicates that shipment will be initiated during the standard 8-hour business day, 5 days a week (the generally accepted business days within the relevant region), with NBD delivery. Where NBD is not available, same-day shipping is provided. Restrictions apply. For details, review the appropriate service descriptions.

Learn more about available services.

Software policy for Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches

Cisco DNA Software for Access Switching is available for the Cisco Catalyst 9500.

Cisco DNA Software for Access Switching offers comprehensive solutions for the enterprise campus and branch offices. Cisco DNA for Access Switching introduces a simpler and more economical way to deploy access, aggregation, and core switches across enterprise campus and branch locations.

The Cisco DNA Subscription for Switching offer delivers an unbound network on an open and extensible architecture to help you navigate the digital journey. This subscription offer simplifies the buying process and includes lower initiation costs and flexible terms.

For ordering information for Cisco DNA Software for the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series, go to https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/software/one-access/switching-part-numbers.html.

Software policy for network stack components

Customers with the Network Essential Stack and Network Advantage Stack software feature sets will be provided with maintenance updates and bug fixes. These are designed to maintain compliance of the software with published specifications, release notes, and industry standards as long as the original end user continues to own or use the product or for up to one year from the end-of-sale date for the product, whichever occurs earlier.

Cisco Embedded Support for Cisco DNA term components

Cisco Embedded Support delivers the right support for Cisco software products and suites. It will keep your business applications performing as expected and protect your investment. Cisco Embedded Support for the Cisco DNA Essentials and Cisco DNA Advantage term components is included as part of the switch value. Embedded Support provides access to TAC support, major software updates, maintenance and minor software releases, and the Cisco Software Support site, for increased productivity with anytime access.

Table 32.          Cisco DNA Term Support on the 9500 Series

Model

C9500X-DNA-A-3Y/5Y/7Y or
C9500X-DNA-E-3Y/5Y/7Y

C9500-DNA-A-3Y/5Y/7Y or
C9500-DNA-E-3Y/5Y/7Y

C9500-DNA-L-A-3Y/5Y/7Y or
C9500-DNA-L-E-3Y/5Y/7Y

C9500X-28C8D

Yes

N/A

N/A

C9500-32C

N/A

Yes

No

C9500-32QC

N/A

Yes

No

C9500-48Y4C

N/A

Yes

No

C9500-24Y4C

N/A

No

Yes

C9500-24Q

N/A

Yes

No

C9500-12Q

N/A

No

Yes

C9500-40X

N/A

Yes

No

C9500-16X

N/A

No

Yes

Ordering information

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering home page at: https://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/or13/or8/order_customer_help_how_to_order_listing.html.

Table 33 lists ordering information for the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series.

Table 33.     Ordering information

Product number

Product description

 

C9500X-28C8D-A

Catalyst 9500 28x100G + 8x400G switch, NW Advantage License

 

C9500X-28C8D-E

Catalyst 9500 28x100G + 8x400G switch, NW Essentials License

 

C9500-32C-E

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high performance 32-port 100G switch, NW Ess. License

 

C9500-32C-A

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high performance 32-port 100G switch, NW Adv. License

 

C9500-32QC-E

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high performance 32-port 40G switch, NW Ess. License

 

C9500-32QC-A

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high performance 32-port 40G switch, NW Adv. License

 

C9500-48Y4C-E

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high performance 48-port 25G switch, NW Ess. License

 

C9500-48Y4C-A

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high performance 48-port 25G switch, NW Adv. License

 

C9500-24Y4C-E

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high performance 24-port 1/10/25G switch, NW Ess. License

 

C9500-24Y4C-A

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series high performance 24-port 1/10/25G switch, NW Adv. License

 

C9500-24Q-E

Cisco Catalyst 9500 24-port 40G switch, NW Ess. License

 

C9500-24Q-A

Cisco Catalyst 9500 24-port 40G switch, NW Adv. License

 

C9500-12Q-E

Cisco Catalyst 9500 12-port 40G switch, NW Ess. License

 

C9500-12Q-A

Cisco Catalyst 9500 12-port 40G switch, NW Adv. License

 

C9500-40X-E

Cisco Catalyst 9500 40-port 10G switch, NW Ess. License

 

C9500-40X-A

Cisco Catalyst 9500 40-port 10G switch, NW Adv. License

 

C9500-16X-E

Cisco Catalyst 9500 16-port 10G switch, NW Ess. License

 

C9500-16X-A

Cisco Catalyst 9500 16-port 10G switch, NW Adv. License

 

C9500-NM-2Q

Cisco Catalyst 9500 2 x 40GE Network Module

 

C9500-NM-8X

Cisco Catalyst 9500 8 x 10GE Network Module

 

C9500-NM-2Q=

Cisco Catalyst 9500 2 x 40GE Network Module Spare

 

C9500-NM-8X=

Cisco Catalyst 9500 8 x 10GE Network Module Spare

 

C9500-48X-A

Cisco Catalyst 9500 40-port 10G switch, 8 x 10GE Network Module, NW Adv. License

 

C9500-48X-E

Cisco Catalyst 9500 40-port 10G switch, 8 x 10GE Network Module, NW Ess. License

 

C9500-24X-A

Cisco Catalyst 9500 16-port 10G switch, 8 x 10GE Network Module, NW Adv. License

 

C9500-24X-E

Cisco Catalyst 9500 16-port 10G switch, 8 x 10GE Network Module, NW Ess. License

 

C9500-16X-2Q-A

Cisco Catalyst 9500 16-port 10G switch, 2 x 40GE Network Module, NW Adv. License

 

C9500-16X-2Q-E

Cisco Catalyst 9500 16-port 10G switch, 2 x 40GE Network Module, NW Ess. License

 

C9500-40X-2Q-A

Cisco Catalyst 9500 40-port 10G switch, 2 x 40GE Network Module, NW Adv. License

 

C9500-40X-2Q-E

Cisco Catalyst 9500 40-port 10G switch, 2 x 40GE Network Module, NW Ess. License

 

Cisco DNA License Upgrade

Upgrade from Essentials to Advantage

 

C9500-LIC=

Electronic SW License for C9500 Switches

 

Cisco DNA Term Licenses

 

C9500X-DNA-E-3Y

Catalyst 9500X Cisco DNA Essential license (3Y) for 28C8D SKU

 

C9500X-DNA-E-5Y

Catalyst 9500X Cisco DNA Essential license (5Y) for 28C8D SKU

 

C9500X-DNA-E-7Y

Catalyst 9500X Cisco DNA Essential license (7Y) for 28C8D SKU

 

C9500X-DNA-A-3Y

Catalyst 9500X Cisco DNA Advantage license (3Y) for 28C8D SKU

 

C9500X-DNA-A-5Y

Catalyst 9500X Cisco DNA Advantage license (5Y) for 28C8D SKU

 

C9500X-DNA-A-7Y

Catalyst 9500X Cisco DNA Advantage license (7Y) for 28C8D SKU

 

C9500-DNA-E-3Y

Catalyst 9500 NW and Cisco DNA Essentials. license (3Y) for 24Q, 40X, 32C, 32QC, 48Y4C SKU

 

C9500-DNA-E-5Y

Catalyst 9500 NW and Cisco DNA Essentials. license (5Y) for 24Q, 40X, 32C, 32QC, 48Y4C SKU

 

C9500-DNA-E-7Y

Catalyst 9500 NW and Cisco DNA Essentials. license (7Y) for 24Q, 40X, 32C, 32QC, 48Y4C SKU

 

C9500-DNA-A-3Y

Catalyst 9500 NW and Cisco DNA Advantage license (3Y) for 24Q, 40X, 32C, 32QC, 48Y4C SKU

 

C9500-DNA-A-5Y

Catalyst 9500 NW and Cisco DNA Advantage license (5Y) for 24Q, 40X, 32C, 32QC, 48Y4C SKU

 

C9500-DNA-A-7Y

Catalyst 9500 NW and Cisco DNA Advantage license (7Y)

 

C9500-DNA-L-E-3Y

Catalyst 9500 NW and Cisco DNA Essentials. low port density license (3Y) for 12Q, 16X, 24Y4C SKU

 

C9500-DNA-L-E-5Y

Catalyst 9500 NW and Cisco DNA Essentials. low port density license (5Y) for 12Q, 16X, 24Y4C SKU

 

C9500-DNA-L-E-7Y

Catalyst 9500 NW and Cisco DNA Essentials. low port density license (7Y) for 12Q, 16X, 24Y4C SKU

 

C9500-DNA-L-A-3Y

Catalyst 9500 NW and Cisco DNA Advantage low port density license (3Y) for 12Q, 16X, 24Y4C SKU

 

C9500-DNA-L-A-5Y

Catalyst 9500 NW and Cisco DNA Advantage low port density license (5Y) for 12Q, 16X, 24Y4C SKU

 

C9500-DNA-L-A-7Y

Catalyst 9500 NW and Cisco DNA Advantage low port density license (7Y) for 12Q, 16X, 24Y4C SKU

 

Power supplies, cables, and fan for the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series

 

C9K-PWR-1600WAC-R

1600W AC Power Supply

 

C9K-PWR-650WAC-R

650W AC Power Supply

 

C9K-PWR-1600WDC-R

1600W DC Power Supply

 

C9K-PWR-930WDC-R

930W DC Power Supply

 

C9K-PWR-1600WACR/2

1600W AC Power Supply, Redundant

 

C9K-PWR-650WAC-R/2

650W AC Power Supply, Redundant

 

C9K-PWR-1600WDCR/2

1600W DC Power Supply, Redundant

 

C9K-PWR-930WDC-R/2

930W DC Power Supply, Redundant

 

C9K-PWR-C4-BLANK

Catalyst 9500 power supply blank cover

 

C9K-PWR-C5-BLANK

Catalyst 9500 power supply blank cover

 

C9K-T1-FANTRAY

Catalyst 9500 fan tray

 

FAN-T4-R

Catalyst 9500 Type 4 front to back cooling Fan

 

PWR-C4-950WAC-R

950W AC Config 4 Power Supply front to back cooling

 

PWR-C4-950WAC-R/2

950W AC Config 4 Power Supply front to back cooling, Redundant

 

PWR-C4-BLANK

Catalyst 9500 power supply blank cover

 

CAB-C15-CBN-JP

Japan Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC 12A, C14-C15

 

CAB-TA-250V-JP

Japan 250V AC Type A Power Cable

 

CAB-TA-AP

Australia AC Type A Power Cable

 

CAB-TA-AR

Argentina AC Type A Power Cable

 

CAB-TA-DN

Denmark AC Type A Power Cable

 

CAB-TA-EU

Europe AC Type A Power Cable

 

CAB-TA-IN

India AC Type A Power Cable

 

CAB-TA-IS

Israel AC Type A Power Cable

 

CAB-TA-IT

Italy AC Type A Power Cable

 

CAB-TA-SW

Switzerland AC Type A Power Cable

 

CAB-TA-UK

United Kingdom AC Type A Power Cable

 

CAB-TA-NA

North America AC Type A Power Cable

 

CAB-C15-CBN

Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC 13A, C14-C15 Connectors

 

CAB-TA-JP

Japan AC Type A Power Cable

 

Spare accessory and rack mount kits for the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series

 

C9500-ACCKITH-19I=

Accessory Kit for Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series – High-End - 19" rack mount

 

C9500-ACCKITH-23I=

Accessory Kit for Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series – High-End - 23" rack mount

 

C9500-4PTH-KIT=

Extension rails and brackets for four-point mounting for Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series – High-End

 

C9500-ACC-KIT-19I=

Accessory Kit for Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series - 19" rack mount

 

C9500-ACC-KIT-23I=

Accessory Kit for Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series - 23" rack mount

 

C9500-4PT-KIT=

Extension rails and brackets for four-point mounting for Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series

 

Power supplies, cables, and fan for the Cisco Catalyst 9500X Switch

 

C9K-PWR-1500WAC

Catalyst 9500X 1500W AC Power Supply

 

C9K-PWR-1500WDC

Catalyst 9500X 1500W DC Power Supply

 

C9K-PWR-1500WAC/2

Catalyst 9500X 1500W AC Power Supply, Redundant

 

C9K-PWR-1500WDC/2

Catalyst 9500X 1500W DC Power Supply, Redundant

 

PWR-C6-BLANK

Catalyst 9500X power supply blank cover

 

C9500X-FAN-1U-R

Catalyst 9500X front to back cooling fan

 

C9500X-FAN-1U-F

Catalyst 9500X back to front cooling fan

 

NO-POWER-CORD

ECO friendly green option, no power cable will be shipped

 

PWR-CAB-AC-USA520

US AC Power Cord for Cisco ASR 900, NEMA 5-20

 

PWR-CAB-AC-USA

Power Cord for AC V2 Power Module (USA), NEMA L6-20P

 

PWR-CAB-AC-AUS

Power Cord for AC V2 Power Module (Australia), AS 3112

 

PWR-CAB-AC-EU

Power Cord for AC V2 Power Module (Europe), CEE 7/7

 

PWR-CAB-AC-ITA

Power Cord for AC V2 Power Module (Italy), CEI-23-50

 

PWR-CAB-AC-SA

Power Cord for AC V2 Power Module (South Africa), SABS 164

 

PWR-CAB-AC-UK

Power Cord for AC V2 Power Module (UK), EN 60309-2

 

PWR-CAB-AC-ISRL

Power Cord for AC V2 Power Module (Israel), SI 32

 

PWR-CAB-AC-CHN

Power Cord for AC V2 Power Module (China), GB2099.1/GB1002

 

PWR-CAB-AC-BRA

Power Cord for AC V2 Power Module (Brazil), NBR 14136

 

PWR-CAB-AC-SUI

Power Cord for AC V2 Power Module (Swiss), SEV 1011

 

PWR-CAB-AC-JPN

Power Cord for AC V2 Power Module (Japan), JIS C8303

 

PWR-CAB-AC-IND

India AC Power Cord for Cisco ASR 900, IS:1293

 

PWR-CAB-AC-ARG

AC POWER CORD, WIRE HARNESS, Argentina, IRAM 2073, IEC60320 C21, ST, 4M, 30 AWG, STRANDED, 250.0 V, 16.0 A

 

PWR-2KW-DC-CBL

Power Cord - 2KW DC

 

Spare accessory and rack mount kits for the Cisco Catalyst 9500X Switch

C9500X-ACCKIT-19I=

Accessory Kit for Cisco Catalyst 9500X Switch - 19" rack mount

C9500X-ACCKIT-23I=

Accessory Kit for Cisco Catalyst 9500X Switch - 23" rack mount

C9500X-4PTH-KIT=

Extension rails and brackets for four-point mounting for Cisco Catalyst 9500X Switch

Spare storage options for the Cisco Catalyst 9500X Switch

C9K-F3-SSD-240GB=

Cisco pluggable SSD storage – 240 GB

C9K-F3-SSD-480GB=

Cisco pluggable SSD storage – 480 GB

C9K-F3-SSD-960GB=

Cisco pluggable SSD storage – 960 GB

For ordering information for Cisco DNA Software for the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches, go to https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/software/one-access/switching-part-numbers.html.

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Document history

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Added Meraki Cloud monitoring

Removed Cisco DNA Premier licenses

 

Added Custom ASIC template, eWLC without SD-Access, EVPN, MPLS, Programmability, removed ETA and AVC, updated Operating temperature

Product Overview, Platform Details, Specifications

September 28th, 2020

Added NEBS Certification details, 16.11.1 features, VLAN ID correction, SDM template corrections, SVL

Page 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24

April 16th, 2019

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series spec change

Updated Page 3

January 11th 2019

Product highlights changes (switching capacity and ports spec changes)

Updated Page 4

January 11th 2019

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series configurations and port density spec changes

Updated Page 7

January 11th 2019

Performance spec changes

Updated Page 13

January 11th 2019

Text changes to “Important Note”

Updated Page 14

January 11th 2019

Text changes to “Cisco StackWise Virtual”

Updated Page 16

January 11th 2019

Text changes to “Trustworthy systems” and “Cisco StackWise Virtual”

Updated Page 18

January 11th 2019

Added text for Layer 3 Subinterface and BGP EVPN with VXLAN

Updated Page 20

January 11th 2019

Deleted text for “High-performance IP routing” and spec edits to “Minimum software requirements”

Updated Page 22

January 11th 2019

Text changes to “Licensing” and spec edits to “Network Essentials and Advantage Package Features”

Updated Page 23

January 11th 2019

Text changes to “Cisco DNA Essentials and Advantage Package Features”

Updated Page 24

January 11th 2019

Added product numbers for “Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series”

Updated Page 33

January 11th 2019

Deleted product numbers for “Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series”

Updated Page 34

January 11th 2019

Product highlights changes (switching capacity and ports spec changes)

Updated Page 4

January 11th 2019

Updates to Table 1

Updated Table 1

August 15th 2018

Added clearer description of SKUs, Updated date for Tables 1, 10, 11

Updated SKU descriptions, Table 11 data, Table 10 data, Table 1 Footnotes

July 3rd2018

Added clearer descriptions of host routes and scale adjacency in hardware

Updated Table 10 Footnotes

June 1st 2018

Added Catalyst 9500 high density platforms and updated associated speeds and densities, e.g. Up to 6.4-Tbps switching capacity with up to 2 Bpps of forwarding performance from “3.2 Tbps/1 Bpps” a. 32 port 100G, b. 32 port 40G, c. 48 port 25G. Added Catalyst 9500 mid density platform a. 24 port 25G, b. 16 port 1/10G. Added new optical interfaces - QSFP28, SFP28. Added new power supply options - 650W, 1600W. Added RESCONF support. StackWise Virtual extended to all Catalyst 9500 platforms.

Updated Product Overview

Mar 31st 2018

AVB support noted for certain platforms. Corrected references to Catalyst 9000 switches, rather than Catalyst 9000 Series switches. Corrected references to Cisco IOS XE, rather than IOS-XE.

Updated Audio Video Bridging

Dec 15th 2017

 

 

 

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