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Cisco Nexus 6004 Switch

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A High-Density 40-Gbps Compact Switch

The Cisco Nexus 6004EF and 6004X are high-density, wire-rate, Layer 2 and Layer 3, 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) switches. They provide modular expansion slots for increased scalability, offering investment protection for future technologies. The switches deliver high scalability, operational efficiency, and design flexibility for traditional, virtualized, and cloud environments.

Nexus 6004X VXLAN-Ready Switch

Learn how the Cisco Nexus 6004X delivers deployment flexibility and high density 40 GE for access and aggregation layers. (6:48 min)

    Customer Deployment Scenarios

    See how customers can benefit from Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches. (3:55 min)

      Features and Capabilities

      The Cisco Nexus 6004 Switch, part of the foundation of the Cisco Unified Fabric, offers a comprehensive Cisco NX-OS feature set. It is optimized for leaf and spine architectures, compact aggregation, high-performance 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet server access, and high-density Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX)  aggregation deployments.

      The Cisco Nexus 6004 Switch offers the following major benefits:

      High Scalability and Performance

      • Up to 384 10-Gbps or 96 40-Gbps line-rate, Layer 2 and Layer 3 ports in four-rack units (4RU)
      • Up to 2304 1 or 10 Gigabit Ethernet server ports with the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
      • Unified ports for LAN and SAN convergence (up to 160x 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet or FCoE ports and up to 60x 2/4/8-Gbps Fibre Channel ports)
      • Cisco FabricPath support for scalable Layer 2 networks

      Operational Efficiency

      • Advanced analytics toolkit with latency and buffer monitoring
      • VXLAN support for virtualized and cloud deployments (supported on Cisco Nexus 6004X)
      • Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA) and PowerOn Auto Provisioning (PoAP) for automated virtualized and cloud deployments
      • Programmability: Python scripting, TCL scripting, the Cisco One Platform Kit (onePK; supported in future software release)

      Investment Protection

      • Support for all line card expansion modules across the 6004 chassis
      • Eight expansion slots with broad connectivity options, including future 100 Gigabit Ethernet support

      Specifications at a Glance

      • Compact four-rack-unit (4RU) form factor
      • Eight expansion slots
      • Line-rate Layer 2, Layer 3 throughput
      • VXLAN support on Cisco Nexus 6004X
      • 7.68 Tbps switching capacity
      • Port-side intake or port-side exhaust

      Scaling the Unified Fabric

      Get exceptional 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet density in a compact form factor. (4:35 min)

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