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Product Line: Cisco N9K-M6PQ
Product Type: Switch
Original price $197.00 - Original price $234.00
Original price
$197.00 - $234.00
Current price $234.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The Cisco N9K-M6PQ is a high-performance switch module that is designed for use in data center environments. It is part of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series of switches, which are designed for high-speed, low-latency data center networks.

Key Feature for the N9K-M6PQ

1. The N9K-M6PQ has 6 ports that support 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 100 GbE connections. 
2. It has a switching capacity of up to 9.6 terabits per second (Tbps) and a forwarding rate of up to 7.2 billion packets per second (Bpps). 
3. The switch module supports advanced features such as Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) technology. 
4. It features a modular design that allows for hot-swappable power supplies and fans, making it easy to replace components without disrupting network operations. 
5. The N9K-M6PQ is designed for use in large data center environments, with support for high-density server connectivity and advanced traffic management and monitoring features. 
6. The switch module is compatible with other Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches, allowing for easy integration into existing network architectures.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-M6PQ stands out with its impressive hardware features, such as a 6.4 Tb/s fabric bandwidth and 18.4 billion packets per second capacity. These features offer more speed and deeper packet inspection for space-constrained data centers and edge applications. Furthermore, its energy efficiency is industry-leading - saving organizations time, money and resources. This product's unique hardware specs make it an ideal choice for customers who value performance, efficiency and flexibility.


The Cisco N9K-M6PQ is a powerful data center switch that can help organizations boost operational efficiency and scalability. This platform provides an impressive level of performance, providing up to 16Tbps of throughput with up to 7.2Bpps of Layer-2/3 forwarding capacity. It has 48x 40Gbps/100Gbps uplinks and integrated front panel ports, enabling high-speed connectivity between servers, storage devices, networks and the internet. The N9K-M6PQ offers up to 360 ports in total and up to 36 40G ports on its front panel, suitable for large scale deployments. Through the switching fabric it can also guarantee a latency of less than 5us per port 100Gbps, making it highly suitable for latency-sensitive environments. The kernel-driven architecture of the N9K-M6PQ ensures that all system resources are used in an economical but efficient manner. It features a streamlined OS implementation that is optimized to take full advantage of the hardware resources, resulting in unmatched performance and stability. The switch also natively supports 1240-W AC or DC power supplies for maximum power redundancy. The N9K-M6PQ has comprehensive features built into its architecture to protect against malicious attacks and intentional misconfigurations. It includes an application firewall, threat detection system and secure access control lists (ACLs) that enable organizations to create a secure network environment. The hardware also comes with advanced hardware monitoring capabilities, allowing administrators to quickly identify any issues or problems with their hardware. Furthermore, the N9K-M6PQ also works with various operating systems such as Linux, BSD and Windows Server 2008 R2 or later. It supports both FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) and iSCSI (Internet SCSI) standards, making it perfectly suitable for SANs and other high performance storage solutions. Overall, the Cisco N9K-M6PQ provides impressive performance combined with stability and security features at a competitive price point making it a popular choice for many organizations.

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