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Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 Switchview expanded image

1/10/25/40/100 Gbps switching for flexible migration

Powered by cloud-scale technology, the Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 offers flexible port speeds supporting 1/10/25/40/100 Gbps in a compact 1 RU form factor. Designed to meet the changing needs of data centers, big data applications, and automated cloud environments, this powerful switch supports both Cisco ACI and standard Cisco Nexus switch environments (NX-OS mode). This grants you access to industry-leading programmability (Cisco NX-OS) and the most comprehensive automated, policy-based, systems-management approach (Cisco ACI).

Features and Capabilities


Architectural flexibility

  • Support for Cisco ACI architecture and NX-OS
  • All 36 ports support 10/25/40/100 Gbps QSFP28 and wire-rate MACsec encryption
  • Supports 7.2 Tbps of bandwidth and over 2.8 bpps

Rich features

  • Automated, policy-based systems management with Cisco ACI
  • Build programmable SDN fabrics leveraging open APIs and over 65 Cisco ACI global technology partners
  • Enhanced Cisco NX-OS Software designed for performance, resiliency, scalability, manageability, and programmability
  • Real-time buffer utilization per port and per queue, for monitoring traffic micro-bursts and application traffic patterns

Security and analytics

  • Secure applications through whitelist model, policy enforcement, and micro-segmentation

Highly available and efficient design

  • High-performance, Layer 2 and 3 non-blocking architecture
  • Easily deployed into either a hot-aisle or cold-aisle configuration
  • Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays

Simplified operations

  • Automate IT work flows and shorten app deployment from weeks to minutes with Cisco ACI
  • Deploy, scale, and migrate applications seamlessly across multiple hybrid data centers
  • Open REST APIs with NX-OS help DevOps speed and simplify deployment

Real-time visibility and telemetry

  • Cisco Tetration 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 monitoring traffic micro-bursts and application traffic patterns
  • Rich traffic flow telemetry with line-rate data collection

Specifications at a Glance


  • Powered by cloud-scale technology
  • 1 rack unit (1 RU)
  • 40 MB buffer
  • Up to 7.2 TBps of bandwidth
  • 36 x 40/100 Gbps QSFP28 ports

Cloud-scale Technology Benefits

Cisco’s most innovative data center switches built for you from ground up.

Consistent Policy across any Cloud

Increase operational efficiency, deliver network automation, and improve security with Cisco ACI.

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