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Get High-Performance 40-Gb Switching

The Nexus 92304QC is optimized for Cisco NX-OS standalone deployments. It provides flexible, high-performance 40-Gbps switching with 100-Gb uplinks in a 2-rack-unit form factor. With 6.08 Tbps of bandwidth, it delivers line-rate Layer 2 and 3 features for flexible enterprise, service provider hosting, and cloud computing environments.

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Features and Capabilities

The 92304QC Switch delivers comprehensive features, density, and performance for top-of-rack and aggregation deployments.

Nexus 92304QC features include:


  • 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


  • 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 and Traffic Monitoring

  • Nexus Fabric Manager support to automate 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
  • Real-time buffer utilization per port and per queue to monitor traffic bursts and application traffic patterns
  • Cisco Nexus Data Broker support for network traffic monitoring and analysis

Investment Protection

  • Support for 1-, 10-, 40-, and 100-Gbps connectivity for migrating switching infrastructure to faster speeds as data center demands evolve
  • A Cisco 40-Gb bidirectional transceiver allows for reuse of an existing 10 Gigabit Ethernet multimode cabling plant for 40 Gigabit Ethernet

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Specifications at a Glance

  • 6.08 Tbps of bandwidth in a 1RU form factor
  • Up to 56 40-Gbps ports and 8 100-Gbps ports
  • Up to 64 10-Gb ports with a breakout cable
  • Option of port-side intake and port-side exhaust
  • 1+1 redundant, hot-swappable, 80 Plus Platinum-certified power supplies
  • Built-in EtherAnalyzer for monitoring and troubleshooting control-plane traffic

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