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Product Line: CISCO N9K-C93180LC-EX
Product Type: Network switch
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Product Description

The N9K-C93180LC-EX Cisco switch features up to 32 40/50-Gbps QSFP+ or 18 100-Gbps QSFP28 ports and is powered by a 4-core CPU with 24 GB of system memory and a 64 GB SSD drive. It supports a system buffer of 40 MB, dual management ports (1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP), and operates efficiently with a typical power consumption of 220 W and a maximum of 500 W, dissipating up to 1706 BTU/Hour. Designed for reliability, it offers a 323,440-hour MTBF, supports up to 4096 VLANs, and maintains operation in temperatures ranging from 0 °C to 40 °C.

Key Feature for the N9K-C93180LC-EX

  • What is the maximum number of 40/50-Gbps QSFP+ ports available?
    Up to 32 40/50-Gbps QSFP+ ports are available.
  • How many CPU cores does the device have?
    The device is equipped with 4 CPU cores.
  • What is the total system memory?
    The system memory totals 24 GB.
  • Can you specify the SSD drive capacity?
    The SSD drive has a capacity of 64 GB.
  • What is the size of the system buffer?
    The system buffer is 40 MB.
  • How many management ports are there, and what types?
    There are 2 management ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP.
  • Is there a USB port available on the device?
    Yes, there is 1 USB port available.
  • What types of power supplies does the device support?
    It supports 500W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC power supplies.
  • What is the device's typical power consumption?
    Typical power consumption is 220 W.
  • What are the operating temperature limits?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-C93180LC-EX offers flexible port configurations, supporting up to 32 40/50-Gbps QSFP+ or 18 100-Gbps QSFP28 ports, catering to high-density networking needs. However, its operational noise levels can reach up to 73.9 dBA at full fan speed, potentially impacting work environments sensitive to noise. The switch boasts significant reliability with a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 323,440 hours, alongside a comprehensive range of power supply options, ensuring adaptability to various power infrastructures.


The Cisco N9K-C93180LC-EX is a versatile and high-performance switch designed for data center environments, offering a comprehensive blend of hardware specifications to support diverse networking requirements. This product is equipped with a range of ports, including up to 32 ports for 40/50-Gbps QSFP+ or 18 ports for 100-Gbps QSFP28, providing ample connectivity options for high-speed data transfer and efficient network operations. At the core of the Cisco N9K-C93180LC-EX is a powerful CPU with 4 cores, complemented by a substantial 24 GB of system memory, ensuring smooth and efficient processing of network traffic. The switch also features a 64 GB SSD drive for storage, along with a 40 MB system buffer, which together enhance the overall performance and reliability of the system. Management of the device is facilitated through 2 management ports, including 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP, allowing for versatile connectivity options. Additionally, the switch includes 1 USB port and 1 RS-232 serial port, providing further flexibility for system management and configuration. The Cisco N9K-C93180LC-EX is designed to accommodate various power supply options, including 500W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC, catering to different power requirements and ensuring consistent operation. The typical power consumption is 220 W, with a maximum of 500 W, and the device has a heat dissipation capacity of 1706 BTU/Hour, ensuring it remains operational under various conditions.
  • Input AC Voltage ranges from 100 to 240 VAC, and Input HVAC Voltage ranges from 200 to 277 VAC.
  • Input DC Voltage spans -48 to -60 VDC, and Input HVDC Voltage ranges from -240 to -380 VDC.
  • The switch is equipped with 4 fans, supporting both port-side intake and exhaust airflow configurations.
The Cisco N9K-C93180LC-EX measures 1.72 x 17.3 x 22.5 inches, fitting comfortably in standard data center racks. It is designed with acoustics in mind, operating at 49.9 dBA at 50% fan speed, 66 dBA at 70% fan speed, and 73.9 dBA at 100% fan speed, balancing performance with noise levels. In terms of environmental and safety standards, the switch is RoHS compliant and boasts an impressive MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 323,440 hours, highlighting its reliability and durability. It supports a maximum of 4096 VLANs and can accommodate up to 4 active SPAN sessions, allowing for extensive network segmentation and monitoring capabilities. The operating temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C ensures that the Cisco N9K-C93180LC-EX can perform under a variety of environmental conditions, making it a suitable choice for data centers worldwide.


Specification Description
Item Number and Brand Cisco N9K-C93180LC-EX
Connectivity Options Maximum of 32 QSFP+ ports supporting 40/50 Gbps, or up to 18 QSFP28 ports for 100 Gbps
Processor Cores Quad-core CPU
Main Memory 24GB RAM
Storage 64GB Solid State Drive
Packet Memory 40MB
Interface for Management Dual ports: 1 using RJ-45 and another via SFP
USB Interface Single USB port
Serial Interface One RS-232 port
Energy Supply Options Options include 500W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W for both HVAC and HVDC systems
Energy Consumption (Typical) 220W
Energy Consumption (Max) 500W
Thermal Output 1706 BTU per hour
AC Voltage Requirement 100V to 240V AC
HVAC Voltage Requirement 200V to 277V AC
DC Voltage Requirement -48V to -60V DC
HVDC Voltage Requirement -240V to -380V DC
Cooling Fans Four fans
Cooling System Design Designed for both port-side intake and exhaust
Dimensions 1.72 x 17.3 x 22.5 inches (Height x Width x Depth)
Sound Levels 49.9dBA at 50% fan usage, 66dBA at 70%, and 73.9dBA at full speed
Environmental Compliance Meets RoHS standards
Reliability 323,440 hours mean time between failures (MTBF)
Maximum VLANs Supported 4096 VLANs
SPAN Sessions Supports up to 4 active sessions
Operational Temperature Range From 0°C to 40°C

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