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Get High Performance 1/10-Gb Switching

Designed with Cisco Cloud Scale technology, the 93108TC-EX Switch offers a high performance Layer 2 and Layer 3 feature set in a compact form factor. Its flexible switching platform works in both three-tier and spine-leaf architectures as a leaf node. With the option to operate in Cisco NX-OS or Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode, it is ideal for small business, enterprise, and service provider architectures.

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Features and Capabilities

The Nexus 93108TC-EX Switch has 48 1/10GBase-T ports that can operate at 100-Mbps, 1-Gbps, and 10-Gbps speeds, and six 40/100-Gbps Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Plus (QSFP+) uplink ports. All ports are line rate, delivering 2.16 Tbps of throughput in a 1-rack-unit (1RU) form factor.

Architectural Flexibility

  • Includes top-of-rack or middle-of-row copper-based server access connectivity
  • Includes a leaf node in a spine-leaf architecture for low-latency traffic flow and reduced convergence time in the event of a failure


  • Includes an enhanced version of Cisco NX-OS Software designed for performance, resiliency, scalability, manageability, and programmability
  • The ACI-ready hardware infrastructure allows users to take full advantage of an automated, policy-based, systems management approach
  • Supports virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN) routing
  • Rich traffic flow telemetry with line-rate data collection
  • Real-time buffer utilization per port and per queue, for monitoring traffic micro-bursts and application traffic patterns

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

Highly Available and Efficient Design

  • High-density, non-blocking architecture
  • Easily deployed into either a hot-aisle and cold-aisle configuration
  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays

Simplified Operations

  • Preboot execution environment (PXE) and Power-On Auto Provisioning (POAP) support allows for simplified software upgrades and configuration file installation
  • Automate and configure switches with DevOps tools like Puppet, Chef, and Ansible
  • An intelligent API offers switch management through remote procedure calls (RPCs, JSON, or XML) over a HTTP/HTTPS infrastructure
  • Python scripting gives programmatic access to the switch command-line interface (CLI)
  • Includes hot and cold patching, and online diagnostics

Investment Protection

  • A Cisco 40-Gb bidirectional transceiver allows for reuse of an existing 10 Gigabit Ethernet multimode cabling plant for 40 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Support for 100-Mb, 1-Gb, and 10-Gb access connectivity and 40-Gb or 100-Gb uplinks facilitate data centers migrating switching infrastructure to faster speeds

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Specifications at a Glance

The Cisco Nexus 93108TC-EX Switch supports:

  • 1.08 Tbps of bandwidth in a 1RU form factor
  • 48 fixed 100M/1/10-GG BASE-T ports
  • 6 fixed 40/100-Gbps QSFP+ ports for uplink connectivity
  • Latency of less than 2 microseconds
  • Front-to-back or back-to-front airflow configurations
  • 1+1 redundant hot-swappable 80 Plus Platinum-certified power supplies
  • Hot-swappable 3+1 redundant fan trays

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