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Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches

NOTE: This product is no longer being sold.

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Designed for third-party blade servers

The 4000 Series switches extend the benefits of the Cisco Nexus Family to blade servers. The series addresses the challenges of having more switches and cables in a single chassis, implementing virtual machine mobility, and meeting high bandwidth and power requirements. These Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) switches are fully compliant with the IEEE Data Center Bridging specification.

Cisco Nexus 4001I Switch Module

The Cisco Nexus 4001I Switch Module is a purpose-built blade switch for IBM's BladeCenter H and HT chassis.

Features and benefits


Unified Fabric with the Cisco Nexus 4000 on the blade server access allows a significant reduction in the number of switches, network interface cards and in power requirements.

High performance

Purpose built with Unified Switch ASIC, Cisco Nexus 4000 is a line-rate, extremely low latency switch. All ports support Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet autonegotiation for increased investment protection.

Enhanced server virtualization

Unified Fabric with the Cisco Nexus 4000 provides uniform server interfaces, and simplified cabling enhances VM mobility.

Increased resilience

Cisco Nexus 4000 extends NX-OS to blade server access, providing a single modular operating system across the data center.


Solve problems faster, improve operational efficiency, and reduce your risk of downtime.


Learn what industry experts are saying about Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches. (PDF - 143 KB)


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