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Cisco Nexus 9500 R-Series Line Cards and Fabric Modules Data Sheet

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Product Overview

The Cisco Nexus® 9500 R-Series switching platform (Figure 1) offers two modular chassis:

     Cisco Nexus 9500 4-slot switch

     Cisco Nexus 9500 8-slot switch

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Figure 1.           

Cisco Nexus 9500 Series Switch Chassis

These chassis support the Cisco Nexus 9500 R-Series line cards and fabric modules. These line cards offer 100-, 40-, 25-, 10-, and 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports with deep buffers and large tables, delivering up to 9.6 Terabits per second (Tbps) per slot, for a total of 76.8-Tbps in the 8-slot chassis.

Cisco Nexus 9500 Platform R-Series Line Cards

The Cisco Nexus 9500 platform is designed as a Clos fabric that interconnects each line card directly with each rear-mounted fabric module. All traffic between the line cards is load balanced across all fabric modules providing optimal bandwidth distribution within the chassis. This load-balancing capability provides enhanced system reliability and redundancy. The switch continues to operate even in the event of a loss of a fabric module, albeit at a lower capacity, as the remaining fabric modules continue to provide switching capacity to the line cards. Some of these line cards can connect to 1 or 2 additional fabric modules to provide N+1 or N+2 redundancy.

Table 1.             Cisco Nexus 9500 R-Series Line Cards

Line-card type

Description

100-Gbps line cards

N9K-X9636C-RX

  36-port 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 line card with additional TCAM

N9K-X9636C-R

  36-port 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 line card

40-Gbps line cards

N9K-X9636Q-R

  36-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP line card

10/25-Gbps line cards

N9K-X96136YC-R

  32-port 1/10/25, 16-port 1/10, and 4-port 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet SFP/QSFP line card with MACsec

Cisco Nexus 9500 R-Series Line Cards and Fabric Modules Performance

Table 2.             Cisco Nexus 9500 R-Series Line Cards: Product and Hardware Scale Specifications

Feature/line card

X9636C-RX

X9636C-R

X9636Q-R

X96136YC-R

Performance

3.6 Tbps

3.6 Tbps

1.4 Tbps

1.2 Tbps

Fabric modules required for maximum bandwidth

6

5

4

6

Fabric modules required for N+1 redundancy

N/A

6 (N+1)

5 (N+1) or

6 (N+2)

N/A

Processor and DRAM

8-core 2.4 GHz x64

32 GB DDR4

8-core 2.4 GHz x64

16 GB DDR3

8-core 2.4 GHz x64

16 GB DDR3

4-core 2.4-GHz x64

8 GB DDR4

Packet buffer

16 GB

24 GB

12 GB

4 GB

Maximum number of IPv4 routes

2,000,000

750,000

750,000

750,000

Maximum number of MAC address entries

750,000

750,000

750,000

750,000

Number of multicast routes

250,000

250,000

250,000

250,000

Maximum number of VLANs

4096

4096

4096

4096

Maximum number of links in a port channel

32

32

32

32

Maximum number of equal-cost multipathing (ECMP) routes

256

256

256

256

Maximum number of port channels

1000

1000

1000

1000

Number of active Cisco® Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) sessions

32

32

32

32

Mechanical Specifications

Table 3.             Cisco Nexus 9500 R-Series Line Cards: Product Specifications – Mechanical

 

X9636C-RX

X9636C-R

X9636Q-R

X96136YC-R

Weight

15.9 lb (7.2 kg)

12.30 lb (5.58 kg)

11.48 lb (5.2 kg)

12.78lb (5.8kg)

Typical power

800 W

650 W

329 W

213 W

Maximum power

1100 W

902 W

456 W

300 W

Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) hours

262,680

239,340

273,370

545,740

Table 4.             Cisco Nexus 9500 R-Series Fabric Modules: Product Specifications – Mechanical

 

N9K-C9504-FM-R

N9K-C9508-FM-R

Weight

62 lb (2.8 kg)

9.59 lb (4.4 kg)

Typical power

115 W

240 W

Maximum power

130 W

250 W

MTBF hours

908,500

840,300

Supported Optics Modules

Each Cisco Nexus 9500 R-Series line card supports an extensive set of optic modules. The Cisco Transceiver Compatibility page (https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/interfaces-modules/transceiver-modules/products-device-support-tables-list.html) provides complete compatibility details.

Note

This data sheet specifies hardware capabilities only. Please refer to Cisco NX-OS software release notes and appropriate feature documentation for more details.

Regulatory Standards Compliance

Table 5 summarizes regulatory standards compliance for the Cisco Nexus 9500 R-Series line cards and fabric modules.

Table 5.             Regulatory Standards Compliance: Safety and EMC

Specification

Description

Regulatory compliance

Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC

Safety

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

EMC: Emissions

  47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  CISPR22 Class A
  EN55022 Class A
  ICES003 Class A
  VCCI Class A
  EN61000-3-2
  EN61000-3-3
  KN22 Class A
  CNS13438 Class A

EMC: Immunity

  EN55024
  CISPR24
  EN300386
  KN 61000-4 series

RoHS

The product is RoHS-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-Ball Grid-Array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit connectors.

Ordering Information

Table 6.            Ordering Information

Part number

Product description

N9K-X9636C-RX

36-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 line card with TCAM

N9K-X9636C-RX=

36-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 line card with TCAM (Spare)

N9K-X9636C-R

36-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 line card

N9K-X9636C-R=

36-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 line card (Spare)

N9K-X9636Q-R

36-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP line card

N9K-X9636Q-R=

36-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP line card (Spare)

N9K-X96136YC-R

32-port 1/10/25, 16-port 1/10, and 4-port 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet SFP/QSFP line card with MACsec

N9K-X96136YC-R=

32-port 1/10/25, 16-port 1/10, and 4-port 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet SFP/QSFP line card with MACsec (Spare)

N9K-C9504-FM-R

Fabric Module for Cisco Nexus 9504 R-Series line cards – Cisco NX-OS only

N9K-C9504-FM-R=

Fabric Module for Cisco Nexus 9504 R-Series line cards – Cisco NX-OS only (Spare)

N9K-C9508-FM-R

Fabric Module for Cisco Nexus 9508 R-Series line cards – Cisco NX-OS only

N9K-C9508-FM-R=

Fabric Module for Cisco Nexus 9508 R-Series line cards – Cisco NX-OS only (Spare)

Warranty

The Cisco Nexus 9500 R-Series line cards have a 1-year limited hardware warranty. The warranty includes hardware replacement with a 10-day turnaround from receipt of a Return Materials Authorization (RMA).

Service and Support

Cisco offers a wide range of services to help accelerate your success in deploying and optimizing the Cisco Nexus 9500 R-Series in your data center. These innovative Cisco Services offerings are delivered through a unique combination of people, processes, tools, and partners and are focused on helping you increase operation efficiency and improve your data center network. Cisco Advanced Services use an architecture-led approach to help you align your data center infrastructure with your business goals and achieve long-term value. Cisco SMARTnet Service helps you resolve mission-critical problems with direct access at any time to Cisco network experts and award-winning resources. With this service, you can take advantage of the Cisco Smart Call Home service, which offers proactive diagnostics and real-time alerts on your Cisco Nexus 9500 R-Series line card and fabric module.

Spanning the entire network lifecycle, Cisco Services offerings help increase investment protection, optimize network operations, support migration operations, and strengthen your IT expertise.

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