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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Nexus 9500 Series
Product Type: Fan
Original price $0.00 - Original price $236.00
Original price
$0.00 - $236.00
Current price $236.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The N9K-C9508-FAN is designed for compatibility with Cisco Nexus 9508 Chassis and supports fabric modules including N9K-C9508-FM-E2, N9K-C9508-FM-E, N9K-C9508-FM-R, N9K-C9508-FM-S, and N9K-C9508-FM. It operates within a power range of 176 W (typical) to 250 W (maximum), featuring hot-swap capability and port-side intake airflow, ensuring efficient cooling. The fan module weighs 9.59 lbs., operates between 0 °C and 40 °C, and can function at altitudes up to 13,121 ft, maintaining operational integrity in varied environmental conditions.

Key Feature for the N9K-C9508-FAN

  • What is the power consumption range for the N9K-C9508 Fabric Modules?
    The power consumption for the N9K-C9508 Fabric Modules ranges from 176 W for typical operation to a maximum of 250 W.
  • Can the Fabric Module N9K-C9508-FM-E2 be hot-swapped?
    Yes, the N9K-C9508-FM-E2, along with other N9K-C9508 Fabric Modules, supports hot swapping.
  • What airflow direction does the N9K-C9508-FM support?
    The N9K-C9508-FM supports port-side intake airflow.
  • What is the weight of the N9K-C9508-FM-R?
    The N9K-C9508-FM-R weighs 9.59 lbs.
  • Are the N9K-C9508 Fabric Modules compatible with any chassis?
    The N9K-C9508 Fabric Modules are specifically compatible with the Cisco Nexus 9508 Chassis.
  • What temperature range can the N9K-C9508-FM-E operate in?
    The operating temperature range for the N9K-C9508-FM-E is 0 °C to 40 °C.
  • What is the nonoperating temperature range for these modules?
    The nonoperating temperature range is from -40 °C to 70 °C for the N9K-C9508 Fabric Modules.
  • How does the N9K-C9508-FM-S handle humidity?
    The N9K-C9508-FM-S can operate in relative humidity ranging from 5% to 90% and can be stored in conditions with relative humidity from 5% to 95%.
  • What are the operating altitude limits for the N9K-C9508 Fabric Modules?
    The operating altitude range for the N9K-C9508 Fabric Modules is from 0 ft to 13,121 ft.
  • Is there a difference in airflow direction among N9K-C9508-FM versions?
    No, all versions of the N9K-C9508 Fabric Modules, including N9K-C9508-FM-E2, N9K-C9508-FM-E, N9K-C9508-FM-R, and N9K-C9508-FM-S, support port-side intake airflow.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-C9508-FAN offers efficient cooling with a hot-swap feature, ensuring minimal downtime during maintenance for the Nexus 9508 Chassis. However, its maximum power consumption of 250W could be a concern for energy-conscious deployments. Additionally, the wide operating temperature and humidity ranges, alongside the capability to function up to 13,123 feet altitude, provide versatility in various environmental conditions.


The Cisco N9K-C9508-FAN is a specialized fan module designed for the Cisco Nexus 9508 chassis, ensuring optimal cooling and operational efficiency for the system's hardware components. This fan module is essential for maintaining the proper temperature within the chassis, supporting a range of fabric modules including N9K-C9508-FM-E2, N9K-C9508-FM-E, N9K-C9508-FM-R, N9K-C9508-FM-S, and N9K-C9508-FM, thus providing flexibility and scalability for network infrastructure. The fan operates within a typical power consumption of 176 W, with a maximum power threshold of 250 W, indicating its efficiency and capability to handle varying operational loads without compromising performance. It is designed with hot-swap capability, allowing for maintenance or upgrades without significant downtime, ensuring continuous operation and reliability of the network infrastructure. Airflow direction is port-side intake, which is critical for planning the data center layout and ensuring that the cooling strategy aligns with the overall environmental control plan. This orientation helps in maintaining the efficiency of the cooling process across the chassis. Weighing 9.59 lbs., the fan module is lightweight yet durable, designed for easy handling and installation within the compatible Cisco Nexus 9508 Chassis. Environmental conditions are a significant consideration in the design of the Cisco N9K-C9508-FAN. It operates effectively in temperatures ranging from 0 °C to 40 °C and can withstand non-operating temperatures from -40 °C to 70 °C. This wide temperature range ensures that the fan module can function in various climatic conditions without faltering. Humidity levels are also accommodated, with operating relative humidity from 5% to 90% and non-operating relative humidity from 5% to 95%, ensuring resilience in different environmental conditions. Altitude can affect hardware performance, but the N9K-C9508-FAN is built to operate efficiently from 0 ft up to an impressive 13,1213 ft above sea level, accommodating installations in various geographic locations without impacting its cooling performance. Key specifications include: - Hot Swap: Yes, for uninterrupted operation. - Airflow Direction: Port-side intake, for strategic cooling deployment. - Weight: 9.59 lbs., lightweight for easy installation. Compatibility with the Cisco Nexus 9508 Chassis ensures that the N9K-C9508-FAN is a perfect fit for enterprises and data centers looking to leverage the advanced features and reliability of Cisco networking solutions. The fan module's design and operational parameters are aligned with the high standards expected from Cisco, making it an indispensable component of the Nexus 9508 chassis. In summary, the Cisco N9K-C9508-FAN is engineered to meet the rigorous demands of modern data centers, offering efficient cooling, flexible operation, and compatibility with a range of fabric modules. Its design considerations for power consumption, environmental conditions, and ease of maintenance make it a critical component for maintaining the optimal performance and reliability of the Cisco Nexus 9508 chassis in various operating conditions.


Item Number Cisco N9K-C9508-FAN
Manufacturer Cisco
Supported Fabric Modules N9K-C9508-FM-E2, N9K-C9508-FM-E, N9K-C9508-FM-R, N9K-C9508-FM-S, N9K-C9508-FM
Average Power Use 176 Watts
Peak Power Draw 250 Watts
Hot-Swappable Yes
Cooling Direction Intake from Port Side
Mass 9.59 pounds
Compatible With Nexus 9508 Chassis
Lowest Operating Temperature 0 Degrees Celsius
Highest Operating Temperature 40 Degrees Celsius
Lowest Storage Temperature -40 Degrees Celsius
Highest Storage Temperature 70 Degrees Celsius
Operational Humidity Range 5% to 90% Relative Humidity
Storage Humidity Range 5% to 95% Relative Humidity
Minimum Elevation for Operation 0 feet
Maximum Elevation for Operation 13,121 feet

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