Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Build the next-generation automated data center
The Cisco Nexus 9000 Series delivers proven high performance and density, low latency, and exceptional power efficiency in a broad range of compact form factors. They operate in Cisco NX-OS Software mode or in Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode. They are ideal for either traditional or fully automated data center deployments.
You can deploy these switches in an energy-efficient three-tier or leaf-spine architecture. They also support scalable virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN) multitenancy. The Nexus Fabric Manager automates fabric configuration and management.
Use an open-object API model to provision Layer 2 and 3 features. A Route Processor Module application package, Linux containers, and Broadcom and Linux shell access provide extensibility. Infrastructure management can be simplified with DevOps automation tools.
Real-time visibility and telemetry
Built-in sensors support Cisco Tetration Analytics for rich traffic flow telemetry and line-rate data collection. Cisco Nexus Data Broker monitors and analyzes network traffic. Real-time buffer use per port and per queue helps you keep track of application traffic patterns.
These switches deliver up to 172.8 Tbps of nonblocking performance with less than 5-microsecond latency. They offer wire-speed gateway, bridging, routing, and the Cisco Border Gateway Protocol Control Plane for VXLAN. Segment routing facilitates scalability and virtualization.
The In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) and patching are provided without operation interruption for the Nexus 9500 and 9300. Switches have fully redundant and hot-swappable components. A mix of third-party and Cisco ASICs improves reliability and performance.
An existing 10 GE cabling plant can be reused for 40 GE with a 40-Gbps bidirectional transceiver. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders can be deployed in both NX-OS and ACI modes. FCoE support provides fabric convergence for LAN and SAN, lowering TCO.