Cisco Nexus 9300 Uplink Module 12 ports 40G QSFP
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£4,736.64 inc. VAT
(£3,947.20 exc. VAT)
Cisco Part Number: N9K-M12PQ
The Cisco Nexus 9300 platform requires an uplink module to be installed for normal switch operation. The Cisco Nexus M12PQ uplink module provides up to 12 QSFP+ ports for 40 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to servers or aggregation-layer switches. The uplink module provides 8 active ports when installed in the Cisco Nexus 93128TX, and 12 active ports when installed in the Cisco Nexus 9396PX.
The Cisco Nexus 9300 platform is composed of fixed-port switches designed for top-of-rack (ToR) and middle-of-row (MoR) deployment in data centers that support enterprise applications, service provider hosting, and cloud computing environments. Cisco Nexus 9300 Series Switches are Layer 2 and 3 nonblocking 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)-capable switches with up to 1.28 terabits per second (Tbps) of internal bandwidth.
The Cisco Nexus 9300 platform is a versatile data center switching platform with switches that can operate as ToR data center switches, as MoR/EoR access-layer switches deployed with or without Cisco fabric extender technology, and as leaf switches in horizontally scaled leaf-and-spine architectures. In the context of Cisco ACI, the Cisco Nexus 9300 platform is designed for a leaf role.
The Cisco Nexus 9300 platform is designed with the port density, increased integrated buffer space, and performance that make it particularly well suited as a ToR switch.
With its 48 fixed ports, the Cisco Nexus 9396PQ has enough ports to support the densest 1RU server configurations. A pair of these switches can support redundant connectivity to each server in a rack with ports to spare. In the configuration shown in Figure 5, the 480 Gbps of uplink capacity from each switch is sufficient to provide full 10-Gbps bandwidth to each server with no oversubscription.
The Cisco Nexus 9300 platform can support multiple racks (or pods) of dense 1RU servers. For example, the 96-port Cisco Nexus 93128TX can provide 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to all servers across two racks, with a pair of these switches providing full redundancy. In less dense configurations with 2RU servers, the Cisco Nexus 9300 platform can support even more racks of servers in a MoR configuration.