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Product Line: Cisco Nexus 5600 Series Switches
Product Type: Switches
Original price $0.00 - Original price $482.00
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$0.00 - $482.00
Current price $482.00
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Product Description

The Cisco Nexus 5600 Series Switches are a family of high-performance, low-latency switches designed for data center networks. The N5696-M12Q is a 2RU switch that features 12 QSFP+ ports with each port supporting up to 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections, providing a total of 576 10G ports in a single switch. With support for FCoE, iSCSI, and unified ports, this switch can be used for storage and data networking. The N5696-M12Q also offers advanced features such as Virtual PortChannel (vPC), FabricPath, and Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM).

Key Feature for the N5696-M12Q

1. 12 QSFP+ ports, each supporting 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections
2. Total of 576 10G ports in a single switch
3. Support for FCoE, iSCSI, and unified ports
4. Advanced features such as Virtual PortChannel (vPC), FabricPath, and Cisco Data Center Network 5. Manager (DCNM)
5. Low-latency, high-performance design
6. Energy-efficient with a power consumption of up to 740 watts

Product Review

The Cisco N5696-M12Q is a high-performance switch designed for data center environments. It provides ultra-low latency and high bandwidth, using 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver up to 3.2 Tbps of switching capacity. Its unique feature is its modularity, as it can be configured with a wide range of line cards, allowing organizations to customize their network according to their needs. Additionally, it supports advanced features such as virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN), which provides a way to extend Layer 2 networks over Layer 3 networks, making it suitable for large-scale virtualized environments. Overall, the N5696-M12Q is a reliable and flexible switch that can meet the high-performance demands of modern data center environments.


The Cisco N5696-M12Q is a high-performance Ethernet switch designed for data center environments. It is a fixed-configuration switch with 12 ports that support 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or 10 GbE connectivity, making it ideal for use in high-bandwidth applications such as virtualization, cloud computing, and big data. The switch features a low-latency design with cut-through switching and a large buffer capacity, which helps to minimize data loss and ensure high-speed performance. It also supports Quality of Service (QoS) and traffic shaping to help prioritize and manage network traffic. The N5696-M12Q includes several advanced features for network management and security, such as Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) and Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) support, as well as support for Access Control Lists (ACLs) and other security protocols. The switch can be managed through a web-based interface or through a command-line interface (CLI), and supports industry-standard management protocols such as Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Remote Monitoring (RMON). It also includes several built-in diagnostics and troubleshooting tools to help administrators quickly identify and resolve network issues. In terms of physical design, the N5696-M12Q is a compact and energy-efficient switch, with a 1RU form factor and support for both AC and DC power options. It also includes several hot-swappable components, including power supplies, fans, and modules, which helps to minimize downtime and ensure high availability. Overall, the Cisco N5696-M12Q is a powerful and versatile Ethernet switch that is well-suited for data center environments requiring high-speed connectivity, advanced network management and security features, and a compact and energy-efficient design.

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