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Product Line: Cisco N5K-C5696Q
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $3,343.00
Original price
$0.00 - $3,343.00
Current price $3,343.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The Cisco N5K-C5696Q is a high-performance switch designed for data center and enterprise networks. It offers advanced features and scalability, enabling customers to build and operate large-scale networks with ease.

Key Feature for the N5K-C5696Q

1. 96 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports with support for 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet. 
2. Low-latency cut-through switching for high-performance networking. 
3. Advanced Layer 2 and Layer 3 features for efficient network management. 
4. Dual redundant power supplies and fans for high availability. 
5. Virtual PortChannel (vPC) technology for simplified network design. 
6. Support for Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for centralized management.

Product Review

Cisco's N5K-C5696Q provides flexibility and scalability with its next-generation technology design. It offers a high-density 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular switch that can support up to 96 ports with breakthrough performance and low latency. Additionally, the N5K-C5696Q offers manageable virtualization services, advanced QoS features, along with hardware-based features such as NetFlow switching, power redundancy, and non-blocking architecture. With these features, users experience lightning-fast speeds, enhanced security, and improved fault tolerance. All of these features come together to make the N5K-C5696Q a unique and valuable product for users in this category.


The Cisco N5K-C5696Q is a versatile, high-performance networking device designed to provide maximum performance and scalability. Equipped with 48 gigabit Ethernet ports and two 10-gigabit I/O modules, the Cisco N5K-C5696Q provides plenty of connectivity options for large-scale networks. Additionally, it supports up to two thousand virtual machines and has a backplane bandwidth of up to 1.6Tb/s to ensure maximum network performance. For storage, the Cisco N5K-C5696Q comes with dual built-in SAS controllers and sixteen 2.5” drive bays that support up to 8TB of internal storage. It also features 32GB of RAM for plenty of capacity for handling multiple simultaneous tasks, as well as flash memory for storing configuration profiles. In addition, it includes an embedded Flexible NetFlow feature for traffic analysis, aiding in better understanding of a network's behavior and performance. On the networking side, the Cisco N5K-C5696Q supports a range of Layer 3 features, such as dynamic routing protocols like OSPFv2 and RIPv2, as well as static routes. It also supports Quality of Service (QoS) and Multicast protocols, making it ideal for any environment which requires efficient management of incoming traffic. In addition, this switch supports 40Gbe Fabric Extenders with up to 16 devices per Extender module for increased flexibility in linking different LAN or SAN components. The Cisco N5K-C5696Q also features robust security measures including authentication capabilities such as AAA, RADIUS and TACACS+ server support and tools such as Packet Tracer, Password Recovery Utility and Port Security. Furthermore, this switch is also In-Service Software Updates (ISSU) enabled with no disruption to switches connected to the software. Overall, the Cisco N5K-C5696Q is an excellent choice for businesses who need reliable networking performance at a low cost. With its sophisticated capabilities, multiple user support, efficient routing protocols and strong security implementations, this networking device is perfect for any growing enterprise or data center component.

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