Cisco Nexus 9504 Switch

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Improve performance and efficiency with the Cisco Nexus 9504 Switch. It provides high-density 1/10/40 GE in a compact 7-rack-unit modular chassis. This versatile modular switch is designed for high-density, end-of-row, and high-performance aggregation-layer deployments in both traditional and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)–enabled data centers.

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Features and Capabilities

The Cisco Nexus 9504 Switch offers a comprehensive feature set, high resiliency, and a broad range of 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet line cards. It can meet the most demanding requirements of enterprise, service provider, and cloud data centers.

ACI Support

  • Designed to support the Cisco next-generation data center based on Cisco ACI


  • Open API to manage the switch through remote-procedure calls (JavaScript Object Notation or XML) over HTTP or HTTPS
  • Automated configuration through Linux shell scripts
  • Support for customer applications through a Linux container environment

High Availability

  • Software patching for continued operations
  • Redundant and hot-swappable supervisors, system controllers, power supplies, and fan trays
  • Mix of third-party and Cisco application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for improved reliability

Energy Efficiency

  • Design without a midplane to optimize front-to-back airflow and reduce power consumption
  • Optimized design with fewer ASICs, resulting in lower energy use
  • Efficient power supplies that are rated at 80 Plus Platinum

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Specifications at a Glance

Nonblocking Performance 15 terabits per second
10 Gigabit Ethernet Nonblocking Ports Up to 576
40 Gigabit Ethernet Nonblocking Ports Up to 144
1/10GBASE-T Nonblocking Ports Up to 192
Form Factor 7-rack-unit chassis
Line Card Slots 4
Airflow Front to back

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