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The following table compares Cisco Nexus 5000 Series models. For a complete catalog of all Cisco Nexus switch specifications and ordering information, refer to the Cisco Switch Guide.

 

Cisco Nexus 5672UP

Cisco Nexus 5672UP-16G

Cisco Nexus 56128P

 
Rack unit (RU) 1 1 2
Switching capacity 1.44 Tbps 1.44 Tbps 2.56 Tbps
Expansion slots None None 2
Unified ports Yes Yes Yes
Fixed, built-in ports 48 (10 GE) 48 (10 GE) 48 (10 GE)
1/10 GE, 10-Gbps FCoE port density Up to 72 Up to 72 Up to 128
40-GE, FCoE port density N/A N/A N/A
1/10-Gb BASE-T No No No
40 GE uplinks 6 6 Up to 8 (through expansion module)
100 GE ports No No No
Fibre Channel port density (8/4/2/1 Gbps) 16 24 Up to 48 (through expansion modules only)
16-Gbps Fibre Channel No Yes, up to 24 ports No
Fabric extender support Yes, up to 24 ( L2, L3) Yes, up to 24 ( L2, L3) Yes, up to 24 (L2, L3)
Hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays Yes Yes Yes
Air flow Front-back (port-side exhaust) and back-front (port-side inlet) Front-back (port-side exhaust) and back-front (port-side inlet) Front-back (port-side exhaust) and back-front (port-side inlet)
Programmable fabric with Cisco FabricPath Yes Yes Yes
Programmable fabric with VxLAN Yes Yes Yes
Programmability Python scripting, TCL scripting, NX-API, Openflow Python scripting, TCL scripting, NX-API, Openflow Python scripting, TCL scripting, NX-API, Openflow

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Cisco Nexus 5624Q

Cisco Nexus 5648Q

Cisco Nexus 5696Q

 
Rack unit (RU) 1 2 4
Switching capacity 1.92 Tbps 3.84 Tbps 7.68 Tbps
Expansion slots 1 2 8
Unified ports No No Yes
Fixed, built-in ports 12 (40 GE) 24 (40 GE) N/A
1/10 GE, 10-Gbps FCoE port density 96 192 384
40-GE, FCoE port density 24 48 96
1/10-Gb BASE-T No No No
40 GE uplinks N/A N/A N/A
100 GE ports No No Upto 32 (through expansion module)
Fibre Channel port density (8/4/2/1 Gbps) No No 60
16-Gbps Fibre Channel No No No
Fabric extender support Yes, up to 24 (L2, L3) Yes, up to 24 (L2, L3) Yes, up to 48 (L2), 32 (L3)
Hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays Yes Yes Yes
Air flow Front-back (port-side exhaust) and back-front (port-side inlet) Front-back (port-side exhaust) and back-front (port-side inlet) Front-back (port-side exhaust) and back-front (port-side inlet)
Programmable fabric with Cisco FabricPath Yes Yes Yes
Programmable fabric with VxLAN Yes Yes Yes
Programmability Python scripting, TCL scripting, NX-API, Openflow  Python scripting, TCL scripting, NX-API, Openflow  Python scripting, TCL scripting, NX-API, Openflow 

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