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Cisco Nexus 9500 Classic Line Cards and Fabric Modules Data Sheet

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Product Overview

The Cisco Nexus® 9500 switching platform (Figure 1) offers three modular chassis:

     Cisco Nexus 9500 4-slot switch

     Cisco Nexus 9500 8-slot switch

     Cisco Nexus 9500 16-slot switch

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Figure 1.           

Cisco Nexus 9500 Series Switch Chassis

The Cisco Nexus 9500 Series modular switches are capable of supporting up to 172.8 Terabits per second (Tbps) bandwidth with a comprehensive selection of line cards and fabric modules that provide 1-, 10-, 25-, 40-, 50-, and 100-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.

Cisco Nexus 9500 Platform Line Cards

The Cisco Nexus 9500 platform supports hot-swappable line cards and fabric modules optimized for data-center deployments. These line cards are built using a combination of Cisco® ASICs and merchant ASICs.

Table 1.          Cisco Nexus 9500 Line Cards

Line card type

Description

100-Gbps line cards

N9K-X9432C-S: 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

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  32-port 100-Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 line card
  Every QSFP28 supports 1 x 100, 2 x 50, 1 x 40, 4 x 25, and 4 x10 Gigabit Ethernet

40-Gbps line cards

N9K-X9736PQ: 40 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

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  36-port 40-Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ line card

N9K-X9636PQ: 40 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

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  36-port 40 -Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ line card

N9K-X9536PQ: 40 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

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  36-port 40-Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ line card
  Supports Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) routing and bridging
  1.5:1 oversubscription

N9K-X9432PQ: 40 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

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  32-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ line card

1/10-Gbps fiber line cards

N9K-X9564PX: 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

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  48-port 1- and 10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ with 4-port 40-Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ line card
  Supports VXLAN routing and bridging

N9K-X9464PX: 1- and 10-Gigabit Ethernet and 10- and 40-Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

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  48-port 1- and 10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ with 4-port 40-Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ line card

10-Gbps copper line cards

N9K-X9564TX: 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Copper and 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

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  48-port 1 and 10GBASE-T plus 4-port 40-Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ line card
  Supports VXLAN routing and bridging
  Supports 100-Megabit Ethernet, 1-Gigabit Ethernet, and 10GBASE-T copper cabling connectivity for server access

N9K-X9464TX2: 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Copper and 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet Line Card

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  48-port 1 and 10GBASE-T plus 4-port 40-Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ line card
  Line rate for packets greater than 200 bytes
  Supports 100-Megabit Ethernet, 1-Gigabit Ethernet, and 10GBASE-T copper cabling connectivity for server access

Cisco Nexus 9500 Platform Fabric Modules and Performance

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.

Table 2.             Cisco Nexus 9500 Line Cards and Fabric Modules Compatibility

Line card/FM

FM required for max bandwidth

Performance

Packet buffer

C9504-FM

C9508-FM

C9516-FM

X9736PQ

6

2.8 Tbps

42 MB

ACI Spine

ACI Spine

ACI Spine

X9636PQ

6

2.88 Tbps

4.29 bpps

36 MB

NX-OS

NX-OS

NX-OS

X9536PQ

3

2.88 Tbps

2.86 bpps

104 MB

NX-OS

NX-OS

NX-OS

X9432PQ

4

2.56 Tbps

2.86 bpps

24 MB

NX-OS

NX-OS

NX-OS

X9564PX

3

1.28 Tbps

1.9 bpps

104 MB

NX-OS

NX-OS

NX-OS

X9464PX

4

1.28 Tbps

1.9 bpps

12 MB

NX-OS

NX-OS

NX-OS

X9564TX

3

1.28 Tbps

1.9 bpps

104 MB

NX-OS

NX-OS

NX-OS

X9464TX2

4

1.28 Tbps

1.9 bpps

12 MB

NX-OS

NX-OS

NX-OS

 

Line card/FM

FM required for max bandwidth

Performance

Packet buffer

C9504-FM-S

C9508-FM-S

X9432C-S

4

6.4 Tbps

7.03 bpps

32 MB

NX-OS

NX-OS

Notes:
Tbps: terabits per second
bpps: billions of packets per second

Specifications

Table 3.          Cisco Nexus 9500 Line Cards: Product Specifications – Performance and Scale

 

Cisco Nexus X9400, X9500, X9600, and X9700 line cards

Cisco Nexus X9432C-S line card

Number of Longest-Prefix-Match (LPM) routes

Up to 128,000

Up to 128,000

Number of IP host entries

Up to 208,000

Up to 104,000

Number of MAC address entries

Up to 160,000

Up to 104,000

Number of multicast routes

With VPC: 4000 to 32,000

Without VPC: 8000 to 32,000

Up to 52,000

Number of Interior Gateway Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping groups

With VPC: 4000 to 32,000

Without VPC: 8000 to 32,000

With VPC: 4000 to 32,000

Without VPC: 8000 to 32,000

Number of VLANs

Up to 4096

Up to 4096

Number of Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instances

Up to 1000

Up to 2000

Number of port channels

Up to 512

Up to 512

Number of port channel links

Up to 32

Up to 32

Number of ECMP paths

Up to 64

Up to 64

Number of active Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) sessions

4 to 32

4 to 32

Number of Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) instances

Up to 64

Up to 64

Number of Rapid per-VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST) instances

Up to 507

Up to 507

Number of Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) groups

Up to 490

Up to 490

Number of tunnel endpoints (VTEP) and VXLAN physical servers (per VLAN)

Up to 10,000

Up to 10,000

Mechanical Specifications

Table 4.          Cisco Nexus 9500 Line Cards: Product Specifications – Mechanical

 

X9432C-S

X9736PQ

X9636PQ

X9536PQ

X9432PQ

Weight

12.30 lb

5.58 kg

11.20 lb

5.08 kg

11.48 lb

5.2 kg

11.99 lb

5.44 kg

10.85 lb

4.92 kg

Typical power

440 W

197 W

260 W

360 W

240 W

Maximum power

509 W

211 W

400 W

400 W

300 W

Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) hours

735,710

790,220

759,420

608,000

880,290

Hot swappable

Yes

Airflow

Port-side intake

 

 

X9564PX

X9464PX

X9564TX

X9464TX2

Weight

11.48 lb

5.2 kg

10.76 lb

4.88 kg

12.58 lb

5.7 kg

10.01 lb

4.54 kg

Typical power

300 W

160 W

450 W

288 W

Maximum power

400 W

240W

540 W

350 W

MTBF hours

509,870

677,750

479,110

630,150

Hot swappable

Yes

Airflow

Port -ide intake

Table 5.             Cisco Nexus 9500 Fabric Modules: Product Specifications – Mechanical

 

N9K-C9504-FM

N9K-C9508-FM

N9K-C9516-FM

N9K-C9504-FM-S

N9K-C9508-FM-S

Capacity

1280 Gbps

2560 Gbps

5120 Gbps

 

 

Weight

5.76 lb (2.6 kg)

9.59 lb (4.4 kg)

11.50 lb (5.2 kg)

5.76 lb (2.6 kg)

9.59 lb (4.4 kg)

Typical power

95 W

176 W

330 W

171 W

340 W

Maximum power

131 W

251 W

504 W

246 W

400 W

MTBF hours

995,020

911,040

650,780

1,011,860

902,860

Hot swappable

Yes

Airflow

Port-side intake

Supported Optics Modules

Each Cisco Nexus 9500 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 the complete compatibility details.

Note

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

Regulatory Standards Compliance

Table 6.            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 7.             Cisco Nexus 9500 Line Cards: Ordering Information

Part number

Product description

N9K-X9432C-S

Cisco Nexus 9500 32p 100G QSFP28 line card

N9K-X9432C-S=

Cisco Nexus 9500 32p 100G QSFP28 line card (Spare)

N9K-X9736PQ

Cisco Nexus 9500 36p 40G QSFP ACI Spine line card

N9K-X9736PQ=

Cisco Nexus 9500 36p 40G QSFP ACI Spine line card (Spare)

N9K-X9636PQ

Cisco Nexus 9500 36p 40G QSFP aggregation line card

N9K-X9636PQ=

Cisco Nexus 9500 36p 40G QSFP aggregation line card (Spare)

N9K-X9536PQ

Cisco Nexus 9500 36p 40G QSFP aggregation line card (1.5:1 Oversubscribed)

N9K-X9536PQ=

Cisco Nexus 9500 36p 40G QSFP aggregation line card (1.5:1 Oversubscribed) (Spare)

N9K-X9432PQ

Cisco Nexus 9500 32p 40G QSFP aggregation line card

N9K-X9432PQ=

Cisco Nexus 9500 32p 40G QSFP aggregation line card (Spare)

N9K-X9564PX

Cisco Nexus 9500 48p 1/10G SFP+ plus 4p QSFP line card

N9K-X9564PX=

Cisco Nexus 9500 48p 1/10G SFP+ plus 4p QSFP line card (Spare)

N9K-X9464PX

Cisco Nexus 9500 48p 1/10G SFP+ plus 4p QSFP line card

N9K-X9464PX=

Cisco Nexus 9500 48p 1/10G SFP+ plus 4p QSFP line card (Spare)

N9K-X9564TX

Cisco Nexus 9500 48p 1/10G BaseT plus 4p QSFP line card

N9K-X9564TX=

Cisco Nexus 9500 48p 1/10G BaseT plus 4p QSFP line card (Spare)

N9K-X9464TX2

Cisco Nexus 9500 48p 1/10G BaseT plus 4p QSFP line card

N9K-X9464TX2=

Cisco Nexus 9500 48p 1/10G BaseT plus 4p QSFP line card (Spare)

Table 8.            Cisco Nexus 9500 Fabric Modules: Ordering Information

Part number

Product description

N9K-C9504-FM

Cisco Nexus 9504 Fabric Module

N9K-C9504-FM=

Cisco Nexus 9504 Fabric Module (Spare)

N9K-C9508-FM

Cisco Nexus 9508 Fabric Module

N9K-C9508-FM=

Cisco Nexus 9508 Fabric Module (Spare)

N9K-C9516-FM

Cisco Nexus 9516 Fabric Module

N9K-C9516-FM=

Cisco Nexus 9516 Fabric Module (Spare)

N9K-C9504-FM-S

Cisco Nexus 9504 Fabric Module with 100G support

N9K-C9504-FM-S=

Cisco Nexus 9504 Fabric Module with 100G support (Spare)

N9K-C9508-FM-S

Cisco Nexus 9508 Fabric Module with 100G support

N9K-C9508-FM-S=

Cisco Nexus 9508 Fabric Module with 100G support (Spare)

Warranty

The Cisco Nexus 9500 platform has 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 platform 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 operational 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 platform switch.

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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