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Cisco Nexus 9336PQ ACI Spine Switch

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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.

Video Data Sheet

Learn more about the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches you can deploy into an ACI architecture. (4:58 min)

    Accelerating 40 GE Adoption

    The Cisco Bidirectional (BiDi) Transceiver offers a cost-effective 40-Gbps solution.

    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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