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Cisco Nexus 9236C Switchview expanded image

Get High-Density 100-Gbps Switching

The 9236C Switch is optimized for Cisco NX-OS standalone deployments. It provides 36 high-performance, high-density ports of 10-, 25-, 40-, 50-,and 100-Gbps connectivity in a 1-rack-unit form factor. With 7.2 Tbps of bandwidth, it delivers line-rate Layer 2 and 3 features for high-performance enterprise, service provider hosting, and cloud computing environments.

Features and Capabilities

The 9236C Switch provides comprehensive features, density, and performance you need to meet evolving data center requirements.

Nexus 9236C Switch 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
  • Industry first 1RU 100-Gb switch with 36-port density and flexible breakout options
  • 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 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 10-, 25-, 40-, and 100-Gbps connectivity for migrating switching infrastructure to faster speeds

Specifications at a Glance

  • 7.2 Tbps of bandwidth in a 1RU form factor
  • Up to 36 40 to 100-Gbps ports
  • Up to 144 10 to 25-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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