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Cisco Nexus 9336PQ ACI Spine Switchview expanded image

Get High Performance and Flexibility

Improve performance and efficiency with the Cisco Nexus 9336PQ ACI Spine Switch. It offers a comprehensive feature set, high resiliency, and a broad range of operational capabilities at 40 Gigabit Ethernet speeds. It can meet the most demanding requirements of low- and medium-scale Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)deployments.

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Features and Capabilities

The Cisco Nexus 9336PQ ACI Spine Switch provides 36 line-rate QSFP+ ports, delivering 2.88 Tbps of throughput in a compact 2-rack-unit (2RU) form factor. This fixed-spine switch is designed for low- and medium-scale ACI deployments.

The Cisco Nexus 9336PQ ACI Spine Switch offers:

ACI Support

  • Integrated multi-hypervisor and bare-metal interoperation with VLAN and VxLAN routing and bridging support in ACI mode
  • Single view of the entire fabric on APIC dashboard
  • Full normalization of any encapsulation inside the fabric
  • Consistent, policy-based approach to deploying applications on top of the ACI fabric
  • Fabric supports seamless integration of layer 4 (physical and virual) services in the end-to-end ACI policy framework
  • Cohesive alignment of policies as workload moves around inside the fabric

High Availability

  • Redundant and hot-swappable power supplies, and fans
  • Mix of third-party and Cisco application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for improved reliability

Energy Efficiency

  • Optimized design with fewer ASICs, resulting in lower energy use
  • Efficient power supplies that are rated at 80 Plus Platinum

Investment Protection

The Nexus 9336PQ switch features a 40 Gb bidirectional transceiver for reuse of existing 10 Gigabit Ethernet multimode cabling plant for 40 Gigabit Ethernet.

Specifications at a Glance

Nonblocking Performance 2.88 terabits per second
40 Gigabit Ethernet Nonblocking Ports Up to 36
Form Factor 2-rack-unit chassis
Airflow Port- side intake

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