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Get High Performance and Energy Efficiency

Improve performance and efficiency with the Cisco Nexus 9508 Switch. It provides high density 1, 10, 25, 40, 50, and 100 GE in a compact, 13-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.

Features and Capabilities


The Cisco Nexus 9508 Switch offers a comprehensive feature set, high resiliency, and a broad range of high-density Ethernet line cards to meet the most demanding requirements of enterprise, service provider, and cloud data centers.

Deployment Flexibility

  • Support for the next-generation data center based on Cisco ACI
  • Nexus Fabric Manager support to automate fabric configuration and management
  • Traditional data centers in standalone NX-OS mode

Programmability

  • 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
  • Programmable APIs for integration with DevOps automation tools

High Availability

  • In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) and patching without operation interruption 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

  • Designed 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

 

Specifications at a Glance

Nonblocking performance 57.6 Tbps
10 Gigabit Ethernet nonblocking ports Up to 1024
25 Gigabit Ethernet Ports Up to 1024
50 Gigabit Ethernet Ports Up to 512
40/100 Gigabit Ethernet nonblocking ports Up to 256
Form Factor 13-rack-unit chassis
Line Card Slots 8
Airflow Front-to-back

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