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Cisco Nexus 6001 Switch

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High-Performance 10 and 40 GE Fixed Switch

The Cisco Nexus 6001 Series Switch is a wire-rate Layer 2 and Layer 3, 48-port 10 Gigibit Ethernet (GE) switch with 40 GE uplinks. It is optimized for high-performance, top-of-rack 10 GE server access and Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) aggregation. The switch delivers high performance, operational efficiency, and design flexibility for traditional, virtualized, and cloud environments.

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Features and Capabilities

The Cisco Nexus 6001 Series Switch serves as part of the Cisco Unified Fabric, offering a comprehensive, Cisco NX-OS feature set. Benefits include.

High Scalability and Performance

Operational Efficiency

  • Advanced analytics tool kit with latency and buffer monitoring
  • Single point of management with Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) Architecture
  • Power on auto provisioning (PoAP)


Specifications at a Glance

  • One rack-unit (RU) form factor
  • 48 fixed 1 and 10 GE ports and 4, 40 GE QSFP+ uplink ports
  • Line-rate Layer 2, Layer 3 throughput of 1.28 Tbps
  • Front-to-back air flow

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