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Product Line: Cisco N9K-C9396TX
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The N9K-C9396TX offers 48 Fixed 1/10GBASE-T Ports supporting both 100 Megabit Ethernet and 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet speeds, expandable with 6 or 12 QFSP+ Ports via an Uplink Module. It is equipped with a choice of 650W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC power supplies, ensuring reliable operation across a wide range of power inputs (100 to 240 VAC, -42 V to -60 V DC, -240 to -380 HVDC, and 200 to 277 HVAC). Designed for high-density networking environments, it supports up to 208,000 IP Host Entries, 96,000 MAC Address Entries, and 4096 VLANs, housed in a 3.5 x 17.5 x 22.5 in. chassis with efficient cooling managed by three fans.

Key Feature for the N9K-C9396TX

  • What are the supported speeds of the networking hardware?
    The hardware supports 100 Megabit Ethernet and 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet speeds.
  • How many fixed 1/10GBASE-T ports does the device have?
    It has 48 fixed 1/10GBASE-T ports.
  • Can you detail the power supply options available for this device?
    Options include 650W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC power supplies.
  • What is the typical power consumption using AC power?
    The typical power consumption is 427 W for both AC and DC supplies.
  • What range of input voltages does the device support?
    For AC, it supports 100 to 240 VAC. DC input voltage ranges from -42 V to -60 V. HVAC input is 200 to 277 V, and HVDC input ranges from -240 V to -380 V.
  • How many QFSP+ ports can be activated through the uplink module?
    Either 6 or 12 QFSP+ ports can be activated.
  • What are the device's acoustics at different fan speeds?
    At 40% fan speed, acoustics are 68.3 dBA, at 70% they are 78.8 dBA, and at 100% fan speed, it reaches 84.5 dBA.
  • What are the compliance standards of the device?
    The device is RoHS compliant.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature of the hardware?
    The maximum operating temperature is 40 °C.
  • How many VLANs does the device support?
    It supports up to 4096 VLANs.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-C9396TX offers a versatile range of connectivity options with 48 fixed 1/10GBASE-T ports and the capability to activate either 6 or 12 QSFP+ ports through the uplink module, catering to diverse network demands. However, its operational noise level is relatively high, reaching up to 84.5 dB at full fan speed, which could be a concern in quieter environments. Additionally, the switch supports a wide array of features such as 208,000 IP host entries, 96,000 MAC address entries, and up to 4096 VLANs, making it suitable for complex network architectures but may require careful consideration of power usage and cooling strategies in dense deployments.


The Cisco N9K-C9396TX is a feature-packed networking device designed to cater to a wide array of data center requirements. It offers 48 fixed 1/10GBASE-T ports that support both 100 Megabit Ethernet and 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet speeds, ensuring versatility for various network demands. This switch is engineered to facilitate high-density, high-performance network environments. One of the key highlights of this model is its flexibility in uplink connections, with the option to activate either 6 or 12 QSFP+ ports through the uplink module. This feature allows for scalable uplink capacity, making it suitable for environments where network expansion is anticipated. Power efficiency and adaptability are central to the N9K-C9396TX's design. It supports multiple power supplies, including 650W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC, catering to different power inputs and ensuring uninterrupted operation. The typical power consumption is 427W for both AC and DC inputs, with a maximum power draw of 455W on AC. It operates within a wide range of input voltages: 100 to 240 VAC for AC power, -42 V to -60 V for DC, -240 to -380 V for HVDC, and 200 to 277 V for HVAC, accompanied by a frequency range of 50 to 60 Hz. The system's cooling mechanism is managed by three fans, with acoustics measured at 68.3 dBA at 40% fan speed, 78.8 dBA at 70%, and peaking at 84.5 dB at full speed. This ensures that the device operates efficiently without overheating, even under substantial network loads. In terms of physical dimensions, the N9K-C9396TX stands at 3.5 inches in height, 17.5 inches in width, and 22.5 inches in depth. Despite its compact size, it boasts a substantial capacity for IP host entries, MAC address entries, access control list entries, VLANs, and virtual routing and forwarding instances, making it a powerhouse for managing large-scale networks. - The device comes with RoHS compliance, ensuring it adheres to strict environmental standards. - It supports up to 208,000 IP host entries and 96,000 MAC address entries, providing ample capacity for large networks. - Designed to accommodate 4000 ingress and 1000 egress access control list entries, it ensures network security and efficient traffic management. Operating conditions are optimized for reliability, with the device functioning within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, and capable of being stored in temperatures from -40 °C to 70 °C. Humidity tolerance is set from 5% to 95% noncondensing, and it can operate at altitudes up to 13,123 feet, ensuring consistent performance across various environmental conditions. In summary, the Cisco N9K-C9396TX is engineered for high performance, scalability, and reliability, making it an ideal solution for data centers in need of a high-density, efficient networking platform. Its comprehensive feature set, including versatile power options, ample port capacity, and environmental resilience, positions it as a top choice for enterprises looking to bolster their network infrastructure.


Model NumberN9K-C9396TX
Interface Ports48 1/10GBASE-T Ports
Port Speed Capability100 Mbps and 1/10 Gbps Ethernet
ExpandabilitySupport for 6 or 12 QSFP+ Ports via Uplink Module
Available Power Units650W AC, 930W DC, 1200W HVAC/HVDC Options
Standard Power Consumption427 W (AC/DC)
AC Input Range100 to 240 VAC
DC Input Range-42 to -60 V
Operational Frequency50 to 60 Hz
Cooling Fans3
Dimensions3.5 x 17.5 x 22.5 inches
Noise Level68.3 dBA at 40% speed, 78.8 dBA at 70% speed, 84.5 dBA at 100% speed
HVDC Input Range-240 to -380 V
HVAC Input Range200 to 277 V
Peak Power Draw455 W (AC)
Environmental ComplianceRoHS
IP Address Capacity208,000 Entries
MAC Address Capacity96,000 Entries
ACL Capacity4000 Ingress, 1000 Egress
Maximum VLANs4096
Virtual Routing/Fowarding Instances1000
Operational Temperature Range0 °C to 40 °C
Storage Temperature Range-40 °C to 70 °C
Humidity Tolerance5% to 95% Non-condensing
Maximum Altitude0 to 13,123 feet

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