Nexus 9500 Chassis Comparison

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Form factor7 RU13 RU21 RU
Line card slots4816
Supervisor slots222
Fabric module slots666
ACI supportYesYesYes
Bandwidth per slot (Tbps)3.843.843.84
Bandwidth per system (Tbps)153060
Maximum number of 1/10G BASE-T ports192384768
Maximum number of 10 GE ports57611522304
Maximum number of 40 GE ports144288576
Maximum number of 100GE ports144288576
Maximum number of 400GE ports64128256
AirflowFront to back (port side intake)Front to back (port side intake)Front to back (port side intake)
Power supplies (3kW AC/DC/HVAC/HVDC)Up to 4Up to 8Up to 10
Fan trays333