Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches

Cisco Nexus 9000


The Nexus 9000 family provides a secure, scalable and on-premises infrastructure at a lower cost and with more flexibility. As today application scaling and consistence performance are mandatory in modern networking, Nexus 9000 series features Cisco Cloud Scale ASIC technology providing a foundation with unparalleled capabilities and multi speed functionality and encryption for future-ready growing applications.

These switches enable Deep visibility, security Industry-leading security and visibility with streaming telemetry, advance analytics, and line-rate encryption (MACsec), and efficient troubleshooting through the network.

Also, Nexus 9K is an open, programable and extensible switch which can automate the network tasks and offer full automation with SDN by benefiting from Cisco ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure). With unified ports, Nexus 9000 switches consolidate LAN and SAN network and it could be managed by Cisco DCNM within one platform.

Nexus 9000 family is included Nexus 9200, Nexus 9300 and Nexus 9500 series switches. All these series provide 10/40/100 Gbps of bandwidth. Cisco provides two modes of operation for Cisco Nexus 9K Series Switches. It can be deployed on Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) or Cisco NX-OS mode. Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) platform provides automated, policy-based, systems-management approach.

The Cisco Nexus 9000 empowers by NX-OS which is a purpose-built data center operating system designed for performance, resiliency, scalability, manageability, and programmability at its foundation. It provides a strong and comprehensive feature set that meets the demanding requirements of virtualization and automation in present and future data centers.

Cisco Nexus Licenses

Nexus 9000 Features

This switch series benefits from following features:

Cisco Nexus 9000 Models

Cisco Nexus 9000 series varies in the following models and sub models:

Cisco Nexus 9200 Switch Series

These series handle a wide range of port speeds with flexible combinations of 1/10/25/40/50/100-Gbps connectivity in compact form factors. The following Nexus SKUs are available:

Cisco Nexus 9300 Switch Series

These series offer a 25-Gbps speed at the server, and from 10- and 40-Gbps speeds to 50- and 100-Gbps at the aggregation layer.

Nexus 9300 400 GE Switches

These series can be used as leaf, aggregation and ACI spine switches compatible with 100 GE QSFP28 and 40 GE QSFP+. The following SKUs are available:

  • N9K-C9316D-GX
  • N9K-C93600CD-GX
  • N9K-C9332D-GX2B
  • N9K-C9348D-GX2A
  • N9K-C9364D-GX2A

Nexus 9300 1/10G BaseT Switches

These series support 100MB/1G/10GBASE-T Support and 40 or 100 Gigabit Uplinks.

  • Nexus 93120TX
  • Nexus 93108TC-EX
  • Nexus 9348GC-FXP
  • Nexus 93108TC-FX
  • Nexus 93108TC-FX3P
  • Nexus 93216TC-FX2

Nexus 9300 1/10/25 GE Switches

These series support 10/25 Gigabit SFP-Based Support and 40 or 100 Gigabit Uplinks.

Nexus 9300 40/100 GE Switches

This series is next model of Nexus 9300-FX with higher bandwidth capacity. This device can provide 25- Gbps at the server, and from 10- and 40-Gbps speeds to 50- and 100- Gbps at the aggregation layer.

Note: Some of these switches used to be categorized as Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 , Cisco Nexus 9300-GX and Cisco Nexus 9300-GX2 Switches.

Cisco Nexus 9500 Switch Series

These series support a comprehensive selection of line cards and fabric modules that provide 1-, 10-, 25-, 40-, 50-, 100-, 200-, and 400-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.

Nexus 9000

Nexus 9500 Chassis

These series support modular chassis plus 1/10/40/100/400 GE Ethernet and NX-OS and ACI. Currently customers can purchase the following Nexus 9500 SKUs:

  • Cisco Nexus 9504 Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 9508 Switch
  • Cisco Nexus 9516 Switch

Nexus 9500 Supervisor

All the following supervisors are supported across all chassis, supports 4 and 6 Core CPU, 24GB RAM and up to 256 SSD:

Nexus 9500 400G Modules

The Nexus 9716D-GX supports 16-port 400G line card and MACsec/CloudSec at 400G speeds.

Nexus 9500 100GE Modules

These modules can be used as NX-OS Agg and ACI Spine and provides High Performance Interconnect:

Nexus 9500 40GE Modules

Can be used as Leaf, Aggregation, ACI Spine in NX-OS and ACI fabric with FEX Aggregation:

Nexus 9500 10GE Modules

Support 10GE Fiber and copper, NX-OS and ACI and 40GE Uplinks:

Nexus 9800 Series switches

The Cisco Nexus 9800 Series chassis architecture can scale from 57 Tbps to 115 Tbps with a combination of various first-generation line cards and fabric modules. Each line card slot in the chassis can support line cards that offer 400GE or 100GE or 10/25/50GE ports.

The Cisco Nexus 9800 8-slot chassis supports eight line card slots and three power supply trays. The Cisco Nexus 9800 Series supports a 36-port 400G QSFP-DD line card. The QSFP-DD ports are also backward compatible with QSFP28 and QSFP+ modules. This line card provides up to 14.4 Tbps capacity with at least seven fabric modules.

If the chassis is configured with eight fabric modules, the chassis would provide 7+1 fabric module redundancy to this line card. This line card also supports line rate MACsec encryption on all ports. Furthermore, each 400G port also supports 2x 100G, 4x 100, 4x 25, and 4x 10G breakout options.

Cisco Nexus 9000 License

Cisco Nexus 9000 license can be ordered and purchased for enabling all mentioned device features.  

Cisco Nexus 9000 Smart License

Cisco Nexus 9000 switches smart license could be enabled in these devices. The network administrator should purchase the Nexus 9000 license in his/her smart account website then the device could be registered by connecting to Cisco SSM through the Internet. Also, Cisco Nexus 9000 PLR license could be consumed for device activation once and forever without any connection on the Internet.  

Cisco Nexus 9000 Price Ordering

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Part Number Description Cisco Official Price Our Price Discount Price

Nexus 9300 with 48p 10G SFP+ and 6p 40G QSFP+.

$ 32200.00
$ 15253.00
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Nexus 9300. 24 10G Ports


$11905.50 View More
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