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Cisco Nexus 5624Q Switch

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Flexible, Full-Featured, 40 Gigabit Ethernet Switch

The Cisco Nexus 5624Q Switch is designed to help organizations prepare for future network needs. It's a one rack-unit (1 RU) wire-rate, 12-port,40 GE or 48-port 10 GE switch and an expansion slot for future proofing. This switch offers scalability, high performance, investment protection, and flexibility for traditional, virtualized, and cloud environments.

Accelerating 40 GE Adoption

The Cisco bidirectional transceiver is a cost-effective 40 Gigabit Ethernet solution.

Feature-rich top-of-rack and access-aggregation switch for 10/40GE or FCoE deployments in traditional, virtualized, and cloud settings.

Features and Capabilities

The Cisco Nexus 5624Q Switch is optimized for:

  • Medium-large density Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) aggregation
  • High-performance 40 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet server access
  • Converged Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) deployments

The Cisco Nexus 5624Q Switch offers the following benefits:

High Scalability and Performance

  • Up to 24 40-Gbps or 96 10-Gbps line-rate, Layer 2 and Layer 3 ports in one-rack-units (1 RU)
  • Up to 1152, 1 or 10 Gigabit Ethernet server ports with the Cisco Nexus 2200 and 2300 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Cisco FabricPath support for scalable Layer 2 networks
  • Large buffers to handle data bursts

Operational Efficiency

  • VXLAN support for virtualized and cloud deployments
  • Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA) and PowerOn Auto Provisioning (PoAP) for automated virtualized and cloud deployments
  • Programmability: Python scripting, TCL scripting and OpenStack
  • 10 and 40 GE FCoE for LAN and SAN convergence


  • Microburst Monitoring for congestion mediation
  • SPAN on Latency to identify congested flows
  • SPAN on Drop for identifying congestion points
  • Sample NetFlow for Traffic Monitoring

Investment Protection

  • Ability to incrementally transition from 10 GE to 40 GE
  • Expansion slot to accommodate future growth
  • Cisco NX-OS feature set provide ongoing investment protection

Specifications at a Glance

Compact one-rack-unit (1-RU) form factor
One expansion slot
Line-rate Layer 2, Layer 3 throughput
Support for Layer 2 and Layer 3 VXLAN
1.92 Tbps switching capacity
Port-side intake or port-side exhaust airflow
Support for 40-Gbps bidirectional (BiDi) optics

Additional Resources

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