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Product Line: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $590.00
Original price
$0.00 - $590.00
Current price $590.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The N55-D160L3-V2 is designed for switching networks, offering 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 network ports, 1x RJ-45 Serial Console, 1x AUX, and 1x USB (Type A) management ports, ensuring compatibility with Cisco Nexus 5548 Switch. It delivers a performance of 160 Gbps, with a typical operating power of 390W, and can reach a maximum power consumption of 730W when equipped with a Layer 3 daughter card. The module supports both front-to-back and back-to-front air flow, is hot swappable, and complies with RoHS, ensuring operational efficiency and adaptability in various environmental conditions.

Key Feature for the N55-D160L3-V2

  • What network ports are available on the Cisco Nexus 5548 Switch?
    The switch includes 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 network ports.
  • How does the maximum power consumption change with the Layer 3 daughter card?
    Without the Layer 3 daughter card, the maximum power is 600W for Layer 2 operations. With the daughter card, it increases to 730W for Layer 3 operations.
  • Is the Cisco Nexus 5548 Switch compatible with both front-to-back and back-to-front air flow power supplies?
    Yes, it supports front-to-back air flow power supply. Back-to-front air flow power supply is available only on the Cisco Nexus 5548UP, requiring an additional fan tray.
  • What is the typical operating power and efficiency of the switch?
    The typical operating power is 390W with an efficiency of 88%.
  • Can the Cisco Nexus 5548 Switch operate in high humidity environments?
    Yes, it can operate in environments with humidity levels of 5 to 95%, noncondensing.
  • What are the management port options available on this switch?
    The switch provides 1x RJ-45 Serial Console, 1x AUX, and 1x USB (Type A) for management purposes.
  • Are the power supplies of the Cisco Nexus 5548 Switch hot swappable?
    Yes, the power supplies are hot swappable, allowing for maintenance or upgrades without powering down the system.
  • What is the switch's performance capability?
    It is capable of delivering a performance of up to 160 Gbps.
  • What are the operating and non-operating temperature ranges for the Cisco Nexus 5548 Switch?
    The operating temperature range is 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C), and the non-operating (storage) temperature range is -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C).
  • Does the Cisco Nexus 5548 Switch comply with environmental regulations?
    Yes, it is RoHS compliant, adhering to restrictions on hazardous substances.

Product Review

The Cisco N55-D160L3-V2 module offers significant performance enhancements for Cisco Nexus 5548 switches, supporting up to 160 Gbps, which facilitates efficient handling of network traffic. Its power consumption varies, with typical operation requiring 390W and reaching up to 730W with the Layer 3 daughter card, indicating a potential increase in operational costs for advanced networking capabilities. Additionally, the module's compatibility with various air flow configurations and environmental conditions, alongside hot-swappable support, ensures flexibility and reliability in diverse data center environments.


The Cisco N55-D160L3-V2 is a high-performance Layer 3 expansion module designed specifically for integration with the Cisco Nexus 5548 Switch. This module significantly enhances the switch's capabilities, providing advanced features for comprehensive networking solutions. With its focus on delivering high-speed connectivity and efficient network management, it caters to demanding data center environments. Key features include two Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 network ports, enabling high-speed data transfer and connectivity. Management of the module is facilitated through a variety of ports: one RJ-45 serial console, one AUX, and one USB (Type A), ensuring comprehensive access for configuration and monitoring. Performance-wise, the Cisco N55-D160L3-V2 excels with a throughput of 160 Gbps, ensuring that data flows efficiently through the network without bottlenecks. It supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 operations, with power consumption varying based on the layer. Without the Layer 3 daughter card, the module consumes up to 680W, while with the daughter card, it requires up to 730W. This flexibility allows for tailored power usage based on specific network needs.
  • Input voltage ranges from 100 to 240 VAC, accommodating various power supplies and ensuring global compatibility.
  • Supports both front-to-back and back-to-front air flow power supplies, enhancing its adaptability to different cooling strategies within data centers.
  • Hot-swappable capability ensures minimal downtime, allowing for maintenance or upgrades without disrupting network operations.
The physical dimensions of the module are 1.72 x 17.3 x 29.5 inches, making it a compact yet powerful addition to the Cisco Nexus 5548 Switch. Operating temperatures range from 32 to 104°F, with the capability to withstand non-operating temperatures between -40 to 158°F. Humidity tolerance is broad, from 5 to 95% noncondensing, and the module can operate at altitudes up to 10,000 feet, ensuring reliability across various environmental conditions. Efficiency is a hallmark of the Cisco N55-D160L3-V2, with an 88% efficiency rating under typical operating conditions. This is complemented by a typical heat dissipation of 1331 BTU/hr, indicating its effective management of thermal output. The module's compliance with RoHS standards further underscores its environmental consideration, minimizing the use of hazardous substances in its construction. In conclusion, the Cisco N55-D160L3-V2 offers a substantial upgrade for the Cisco Nexus 5548 Switch, providing enhanced networking capabilities with its high-speed connectivity options, versatile management ports, and efficient power usage. Its design considerations for power, cooling, and environmental compliance make it a suitable choice for modern data centers looking to optimize their networking infrastructure for performance and reliability.


Part NumberN55-D160L3-V2
Intended UseNetwork Switching
Network Interfaces2x 1GbE RJ-45
Administration Interfaces1x RJ-45 Serial, 1x Auxiliary, 1x USB (Type A)
Device CompatibilityCisco Nexus 5548
Throughput160 Gbps
Standard Operating Power390W
Max Consumption (2 Layer)600W (excludes L3 daughter card)
Max Consumption (3 Layer)730W (includes L3 daughter card)
Power Input100-240 VAC
Power Frequency50/60 Hz
Environmental ComplianceRoHS
Component ReplacementHot Swappable
Heat Output1331 BTU/hr
Airflow Direction (Supply)Front-to-Back
Airflow Direction (Return)Back-to-Front (requires fan tray for Nexus 5548UP)
Power Efficiency88%
Size (HxWxD)1.72 x 17.3 x 29.5 inches
Working Temperature Range32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Storage Temperature Range-40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C)
Humidity Tolerance5% to 95%, Noncondensing
Maximum Operating AltitudeUp to 10,000 feet (0 to 3000 meters)

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