The New Cisco Nexus 9300-EX Platform Switches

The latest Cisco Nexus 9300-EX is the new Nexus 9000 series. It offers a variety of interface options available to transparently migrate existing data centers from 100-Mbps, 1-Gbps, and 10-Gbps speeds to 25 Gbps at the server, and from 10 and 40 Gbps to 50 and 100 Gbps at the aggregation layer.

The new Cisco Nexus 9300-EX platform switches support Cisco Data Center Interconnect (DCI) features, enabling flexible workload mobility and LAN and SAN convergence.

The Cisco Nexus 9300-EX Platform Switch Models

Model Description
Cisco Nexus 93180YC-EX Switch 48 x 10/25-Gbps fiber ports and 6 x 40/100-Gbps Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP28) ports
Cisco Nexus 93108TC-EX Switch 48 x 10G BASE-T ports and 6 x 40/100-Gbps QSFP28 ports

The Cisco Nexus 93180YC-EX Switch is a 1-rack-unit (1RU) switch that supports 3.6 terabits per second (Tbps) of bandwidth and over 2.8 billion packets per second (bpps). The 48 downlink ports on the 93180YC-EX can be configured to work as 1-, 10-, or 25- Gbps ports, offering deployment flexibility and investment protection. The uplink can support up to six 40- and 100-Gbps ports, or a combination of 10-, 25-, 40-, 50-, and 100-Gbps connectivity, offering flexible migration options.

Cisco Nexus 93180YC-EX Switch

Cisco Nexus 93180YC-EX Switch-01

The Cisco Nexus 93108TC-EX Switch is a 1RU switch that supports 2.16 Tbps of bandwidth and over 1.7 bpps. The 48 10GBASE-T downlink ports on the 93108TC-EX can be configured to work as 100-Mbps, 1-Gbps, or 10-Gbps ports. The uplink can support up to six 40- and 100-Gbps ports, or a combination of 10-, 25-, 40, 50-, and 100-Gbps connectivity, offering flexible migration options.

Cisco Nexus 93108TC-EX Switch

Cisco Nexus 93108TC-EX Switch-01

The Cisco Nexus 9300-EX platform offers industry-leading density and performance with flexible port configurations that can support existing copper and fiber cabling.

Cisco Nexus 9300-EX Platform Switch Features

Cisco Nexus 9300-EX Platform Switch Features

The software packaging for the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series offers flexibility and a comprehensive feature set while being consistent with Cisco Nexus access switches. The default system software has a comprehensive Layer 2 security and management feature set. To enable additional functions, including Layer 3 IP unicast and IP multicast routing and Cisco Nexus Data Broker, you must install additional licenses.

The following Table lists the software packaging and licensing available to enable advanced features.

Software Packaging and Licensing

Packaging Chassis Based Part Number Supported Features
Cisco Nexus 9000 Fixed Enhanced Layer 3 license Chassis N93-LAN1K9 Layer 3 features, including full OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, and VXLAN
Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) license Chassis DCNM-LAN-N93-K9 DCNM license for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series fixed switching platform
Cisco Nexus Data Broker license Chassis L-NDB-FX-SWT-K9 Data Broker license for Cisco Nexus 9000 fixed switching platform

For a complete list of supported features, refer to Cisco Feature Navigator.

The Cisco Nexus 9300-EX platform supports the NX-OS operating system. 

The Performance and Scalability Specifications for the Cisco Nexus 9300-EX Platform Switches.

Performance and Scalability Specifications

More about the Cisco Nexus 9300-EX Platform Switches Data Sheet, such as the Cisco NX-OS Software, Ordering Information and Supported Optics Modules you can refer to http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/nexus-93108tc-ex-switch/datasheet-c78-736651.html

 

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