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Cisco Nexus 9396PX Switchview expanded image

Get High Performance in a Compact Form Factor

The Cisco Nexus 9396X Switch delivers comprehensive line-rate layer 2 and layer 3 features in a two-rack-unit form factor. It supports line rate 1/10/40 GE with 960 Gbps of switching capacity. It is ideal for top-of-rack and middle-of-row deployments in both traditional and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)–enabled enterprise, service provider, and cloud environments.

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Features and Capabilities

ACI Support

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

Programmability

  • Open APIs 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

  • Hot-swappable, redundant power supplies and fan trays
  • Full patching support

Energy Efficiency

  • Power supplies that are rated at 80 Plus Platinum
  • Support for front-to-back or back-to-front airflow configuration

Investment Protection

Specifications at a Glance

  • Forty-eight 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) nonblocking ports
  • Twelve 40 Gigabit Ethernet Quad SFP+ (QSFP+) nonblocking ports
  • Low latency (approximately 2 microseconds)
  • 50 MB of shared buffer
  • Line rate VXLAN bridging, routing, and gateway support
  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) capability
  • Front-to-back or back-to-front airflow

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