Information About Linecard Expansion Modules
The Linecard Expansion Module (LEM) is a field replaceable module. LEM is supported only on the Cisco Nexus 5696Q Series model. There are 8 LEM slots on the device and each LEM slot has 12 to 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports that can break out into 48 to 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports per LEM. The module can be either in 10 Gigabit Ethernet mode or in a 40 Gigabit Ethernet mode. A power-off followed by a power-on of the module is required to change the mode. The Cisco Nexus 5696Q Series model also supports a 100 Gigabit Ethernet LEM, but the 100 Gigabit Ethernet LEM does not support the Breakout feature.