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Get High-Performance Port Switching

The 5672UP-16 switch delivers high-density, top-of-rack (ToR) Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching. It offers 10- and 40-Gigabit Ethernet as well as 16-Gigabit Fibre Channel with unified ports in a compact one-rack-unit form factor.

Features and Capabilities


The 5672UP-16G switch is part of the Cisco Nexus Family of data center switches, offering the same capabilities of the Cisco NX-OS feature set.

High Scalability and Performance

Meet the scaling demands of traditional and cloud deployments. The 5672UP-16G switch offers:

  • Up to 48 10-GE ports and 6 true 40-GE Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable ports
  • A hardware-based virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN) (Layer 2, Layer 3, gateway)
  • Network virtualization generic routing encapsulation (NVGRE) capabilities
  • Up to 1152 ports in a single management domain using Cisco Fabric Extender architecture
  • Large table sizes and buffers with as low as 1-usec latency

Operational Efficiency

The 5672UP-16G switch delivers ease of operations with a single point of management and programmability. It offers:

Architectural Flexibility

Get deployment flexibility for varying customer needs. Our switch provides:

  • LAN and SAN convergence
  • Support for programmable fabrics for simplified virtualized and cloud deployments
  • FabricPath support for scalable Layer 2 networks

Specifications at a Glance


  • Compact one-rack-unit (1RU) form factor
  • 16-Gb Fibre Channel Ports
  • Line-rate Layer 2 and Layer 3 throughput
  • 24 Unified port for 10 GE, FCoE, and 16-, 8- 4- and 2 Gbps Fibre Channel
  • Programmability: Python scripting, Tool Command Language, NetConf, NX-API for automated provisioning, Ansible for configuration management
  • VXLAN support
  • 7.68 Tbps switching capacity
  • Port-side intake or port-side exhaust airflow

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