Cisco Nexus 9508 Chassis Bundle, 1 Sup, 6 Fabric Modules
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Cisco Nexus 9508 Chassis Bundle with 1 Sup, 3 PS, 2 SC, 3 Fan Trays, 6 Fabric Modules
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.
The switch delivers 30 Tbps of nonblocking performance with latency of less than 5 microseconds, enabling data center customers to build a robust network fabric that can scale from as few as 200 10 Gigabit Ethernet server ports to more than 200,000 10 Gigabit Ethernet server ports.
The Cisco Nexus 9500 platform helps organizations transition from existing 1 Gigabit Ethernet Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches server access designs to 10 Gigabit Ethernet server access designs with the same port density.
The Cisco Nexus 9000 Series helps organizations transition from 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure to 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure to support the increased bandwidth demands of scale-out, multinode application environments.
Cisco offers a pluggable 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ bidirectional transceiver that enables customers to use existing 10 Gigabit Ethernet data center cabling to support 40 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. This technology facilitates adoption of 40 Gigabit Ethernet with no cable infrastructure upgrade costs.
The Cisco Nexus 9500 platform is the first switch chassis designed without a midplane. Line cards and fabric modules connect directly. This design approach provides optimal front-to-back airflow and helps the switch operate using less power. In addition, all Cisco Nexus 9000 Series power supplies are 80 Plus Platinum rated.
The typical power consumption per 10 Gigabit Ethernet port is less than 3.5 watts (W). The typical power consumption of each 40 Gigabit Ethernet port is less than 14W.
The Cisco Nexus 9508 can be configured as an EoR access-layer switch. It can connect to almost any blade or rack server through 100 Megabit Ethernet, 1 Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections including the following:
• Third-party and standalone Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) rack servers
• Third-party blade server chassis with chassis-resident switches or pass-through devices
• Cisco UCS
The switch provides an easy upgrade path from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series, bringing the features, reliability, scalability, and availability of Cisco NX-OS Software platforms to existing EoR configurations. With its capability to support 100 Megabit Ethernet, 1 Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet copper connectivity, the switch supports the transition from 1 to 10 Gigabit Ethernet one server or rack at a time.
Equipped with eight 48-port 1 and 10GBASE-T line cards, each Cisco Nexus 9508 can service up to 384 servers, with thirty-two 40 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks available for server access or uplinks to the aggregation tier.
The Cisco Nexus 9508 can act as an aggregation layer switch in traditional hierarchical architectures. Because the Cisco Nexus 9500 platforms can host 10, 40, and future 100 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, organizations have immense flexibility to build new infrastructure based on the switch, as well as the capability to use the switch as a slide-in replacement with increased bandwidth and functions – all using the existing copper and optical cable:
• Uplinks: 40 and future 100 Gigabit Ethernet-to-core switching layer connectivity is essential, and the migration path offered by the Cisco Nexus 9500 platform prepares data center networks for future capacity growth.
• Downlinks: 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to existing Cisco and third-party switches allows the switch to use existing infrastructure and integrate with top-of-row (ToR), EoR, or MoR access-layer switches. 40 Gigabit Ethernet capability pairs the Cisco Nexus 9500 platform in the aggregation layer with 40 Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports on the Cisco Nexus 9300 platform switches with fixed access ports. The capability to use 40-Gbps of connectivity on existing fiber pairs dramatically simplifies the move to greater per-rack bandwidth without the cost and complexity of upgrading the data center cable plant.