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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Catalyst
Product Type: Switch
Original price $5,919.00 - Original price $12,806.00
Original price
$5,919.00 - $12,806.00
Current price $12,806.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The Cisco C9500-24Q-A switch features 24 40G ports and operates on Cisco IOS XE 16.5.1a or later, supporting a switching capacity of up to 1920 Gbps and a forwarding rate of up to 1440 Mpps. It accommodates up to 64,000 MAC addresses, 80,000 IPv4 host routes, and 40,000 IPv6 host routes, with a security ACL scale of up to 18,000 for IPv4 and 9,000 for IPv6. The hardware is equipped with 16 GB DRAM and 16 GB flash memory, supporting up to 4,094 VLAN IDs and 300 PVST instances, all within a chassis measuring 1.73 x 17.5 x 18.0 inches.

Key Feature for the C9500-24Q-A

  • What port type does the switch support?
    The switch supports 40G port types.
  • How many ports are available on this device?
    There are 24 ports available.
  • What is the switching capacity of the switch?
    The switching capacity is up to 1920 Gbps.
  • Which software version is required for optimal operation?
    Cisco IOS XE 16.5.1a or later is required for optimal operation.
  • What is the maximum forwarding rate of the switch?
    The maximum forwarding rate is up to 1440 Mpps.
  • What software license is needed for this switch?
    The Network Advantage software license is needed.
  • How many IPv4 multicast routes can the switch handle?
    The switch can handle up to 32,000 IPv4 multicast routes.
  • What is the total number of VLAN IDs supported by the switch?
    The switch supports 4,094 VLAN IDs.
  • How much DRAM is available on the switch?
    The switch comes with 16 GB of DRAM.
  • What are the dimensions of the switch?
    The dimensions are 1.73 x 17.5 x 18.0 inches.

Product Review

The Cisco C9500-24Q-A switch offers a substantial switching capacity of up to 1920 Gbps and a forwarding rate of up to 1440 Mpps, catering to high-demand network environments. However, its operating temperature range is limited to 0° to 40°C, potentially restricting deployment in environments with extreme temperature conditions. With support for up to 64,000 MAC addresses, extensive IPv4 and IPv6 route capacities, and a comprehensive security ACL scale, it is well-suited for complex, large-scale networks requiring detailed control and extensive data handling capabilities.


The Cisco C9500-24Q-A is a high-performance switch designed to support the demanding needs of modern networks. At its core, it features 24 ports of 40G connectivity, offering a substantial bandwidth to accommodate the growing data demands of enterprise and data center environments. This device operates on Cisco IOS XE 16.5.1a or later and comes with the Network Advantage software license, ensuring that users benefit from the latest networking features and security updates. With a switching capacity of up to 1920 Gbps and a forwarding rate of up to 1440 Mpps, this switch is engineered to handle large volumes of data efficiently, making it an ideal choice for organizations with high-speed networking requirements. It supports up to 64,000 MAC addresses, facilitating extensive device connectivity and network segmentation. The router also offers impressive scalability in terms of routing and multicast routes, with support for up to 64,000 IPv4 indirect routes, 80,000 IPv4 host routes, 32,000 IPv6 indirect routes, and 40,000 IPv6 host routes. For multicast routing, the device can handle up to 32,000 IPv4 and 16,000 IPv6 multicast routes. Security is a critical consideration in network design, and the Cisco C9500-24Q-A addresses this with its capability to scale security ACLs for both IPv4 and IPv6, supporting up to 18,000 and 9,000 entries, respectively. Additionally, it offers up to 512,000 Flexible NetFlow (FNF) entries, providing comprehensive visibility into network traffic for better monitoring and security management. The hardware specifications include 16 GB of DRAM and 16 GB of flash memory, ensuring smooth operation even under heavy workloads. It can accommodate up to 4,094 VLAN IDs, allowing for extensive network segmentation and enhanced security. The switch also supports 300 PVST instances and up to 1,000 Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIs), enhancing its versatility in various networking scenarios.
  • Jumbo frames support up to 9,198 bytes, optimizing performance for large data transfers.
  • The compact size of 1.73 x 17.5 x 18.0 inches ensures that it fits in standard network racks while maintaining a high port density.
  • Designed to operate within a wide range of input voltages (90 to 264 VAC) and temperatures (0° to 40°C), the switch can be deployed in diverse environments.
Additionally, it is built to perform at altitudes of up to 10,000 ft, offering reliability in various geographical locations. This combination of high-capacity switching, robust security features, and flexible deployment options makes the Cisco C9500-24Q-A a comprehensive solution for organizations looking to upgrade their network infrastructure to meet contemporary demands.


Component IDCisco C9500-24Q-A
Ports Count24
Port Specification40G
Operating SystemCisco IOS XE 16.5.1a or newer
Licensing TypeNetwork Advantage
Switch Capability1920 Gbps
Rate of Data Processing1440 Mpps
MAC Address Capacity64,000
IPv4 Indirect Route Limit64,000
IPv4 Direct Route Capacity80,000
IPv6 Indirect Route Maximum32,000
IPv6 Direct Route Limit40,000
IPv4 Multicast Route Limit32,000
IPv6 Multicast Route Capacity16,000
Security ACL Entries (IPv4/IPv6)18,000/9,000
Flexible NetFlow Entries512,000
System Memory16 GB DRAM
Storage Memory16 GB Flash
VLAN Support4,094 IDs
PVST Instances Maximum300
Switched Virtual Interfaces Total1,000
Maximum Frame Size9,198 Bytes
Physical Dimensions (H x W x D)1.73 x 17.5 x 18.0 Inches
Power Supply Requirement90 to 264 VAC
Operational Heat Range0° to 40°C
Maximum Operating Altitude10,000 ft

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