Cisco Nexus 9500 ACI leaf linecard, 48p 1/10G-T plus 4p QSFP
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Cisco Part Number: N9K-X9564TX
A Nexus 9500 Series Switches line card can be categorized into two types, aggregation line cards and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) ready leaf line lards. Aggregation line cards provide high-density 10GE/40GE connectivity on a Nexus 9500 switch that runs in the classic NX-OS mode. ACI Ready Leaf Line Cards can operate in both the classis NX-OS mode and ACI mode.
All Nexus 9500 line cards consist of multiple NFEs for packets lookup and forwarding. Additionally, the ACI ready leaf line cards have a set of Application Leaf Engines (ALE). At its name indicates, ALE performs ACI leaf node functions when the Nexus 9500 switch is deployed as a leaf node in an ACI infrastructure. When the Nexus 9500 switch is operating in the classic NX-OS mode, the ALE on an ACI ready leaf line card mainly provides additional buffering and facilitates some networking functions, such as routing within a VxLAN overlay.
NFEs on a line card do L2 switching lookups and L3 host routing lookups. Line cards are equipped with various numbers of NFEs to support full line-rate forwarding performance for all IP packet sizes on all front panel ports.
In addition to the line-rate data plane performance, Nexus 9500 Series switch line cards also have a built-in dual-core CPU. This CPU is used to offload or speed up some control plane tasks such as programming the hardware table resources, collecting and sending line card counters and statistics, and offloading BFD protocol handling from the supervisors. This provides significant improvement to the system control plane performance.
The Cisco Nexus 9508 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet access layer and 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet aggregation layer line card specification:
• 48-port 1 and 10GBASE-T plus 4-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ line card
• Designed for end-of row (EoR) and middle-of-row (MoR) environments
• Supports 100 Megabit Ethernet, 1 Gigabit Ethernet, and 10GBASE-T copper cabling connectivity for server access
• Offers 4 QFSP+ ports that provide 40 Gigabit Ethernet server access, uplink, and downlink capacity
• Can be used in ACI leaf configurations
The Cisco Nexus 9508 Switch is the first modular chassis-based switch in the Cisco Nexus 9500 platform. The Cisco Nexus 9508 is a modular, 8-slot, 13-rack-unit (13RU), Layer 2 and 3 nonblocking Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)-capable switch. With more than 30 terabits per second (Tbps) of backplane bandwidth, the switch supports 1, 10, 40, and future 100 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces through a comprehensive selection of modular line cards. Configurable with up to 1152 10 Gigabit Ethernet or 288 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports, the switch provides sufficient capacity for both access- and aggregation-layer deployments.
Cisco provides two modes of operation for the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series. Organizations can use Cisco NX-OS Software to deploy the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series in standard Cisco Nexus switch environments. Organizations also can use the application centric infrastructure (ACI)-ready hardware infrastructure to take full advantage of an automated, policy-based, systems management approach.
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4 SFP Ports
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