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Rich Telemetry and Flexible Port Configurations

Designed with Cisco Cloud Scale technology, the high-performance, 1-rack-unit 92160YC-X Switch is optimized for Cisco NX-OS deployments. It provides 48 1/10/25-Gb host ports and up to six hybrid uplink ports that can be configured as 10, 25, 40, or 100-Gb ports. With 3.2 Tbps of switching capacity, the 92160YC-X delivers line-rate Layer 2 and 3 features for demanding enterprise, service provider hosting, and cloud computing environments.

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Features and Capabilities


The 92160YC-X Switch gives you a comprehensive feature set with rich network telemetry to meet growing data center requirements.

Nexus 92160YC-X features include:

Programmability

  • Open APIs to manage the switch through remote-procedure calls (JavaScript Object Notation [JSON] or XML) over HTTP or HTTPS
  • Automated configuration through Linux shell scripts
  • Support for customer applications through a Linux container environment
  • Support for Puppet, Chef, and Ansible

Real-Time Visibility and Telemetry

  • Cisco Tetration Analytics Platform support with built-in hardware sensors for rich traffic flow telemetry and line-rate data collection
  • Cisco Nexus Data Broker support for network traffic monitoring and analysis
  • Real-time buffer utilization per port and per queue, for monitor traffic micro-bursts and application traffic patterns
  • Built-in EtherAnalyzer for monitoring and troubleshooting control-plane traffic

Scalability

  • Wire-rate Layer 2 and 3 switching on all ports
  • Line-rate virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN) bridging and routing
  • Border Gateway Protocol Ethernet VPN (BGP EVPN) control plane for scalable multitenancy and host mobility
  • Segment routing for increased network scalability and virtualization

Operational Efficiency

  • Nexus Fabric Manager support automates fabric configuration and management
  • Advanced reboot capabilities include hot and cold patching and fast-reboot capabilities
  • Power-on autoprovisioning (POAP) and Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) provide touchless switch bootup and configuration to drastically reduce provisioning time
  • Cisco Embedded Event Manager (EEM) and Python scripting help enable automation and remote operations in the data center

Investment Protection

  • Support for 1-, 10-, 25-, 40-, and 100-Gb connectivity for migrating switching infrastructure to faster speeds

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Specifications at a Glance


  • 3.2 Tbps of bandwidth in a 1-RU form factor
  • 48 10/25-Gpbs for downlinks; 4 out of 6 uplink ports are 100-Gb-capable
  • Latency of 1 to 2 microseconds
  • Option of port-side intake and port-side exhaust
  • 1+1 redundant, hot-swappable, 80 Plus Platinum-certified power supplies

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