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Product Line: Network switch supervisor module
Product Type: Network switch supervisor module
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,033.00
Original price
$0.00 - $1,033.00
Current price $1,033.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The N9K-SUP-B is a Cisco supervisor engine designed for Nexus 9500 switches, featuring a x86 processor with 6 cores and 12 threads, operating at 2.2 GHz. It comes equipped with 16 GB DRAM, a 256 GB SSD, and supports hot-swap functionality, ensuring minimal downtime. This module offers 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connectivity, 2 USB and 1 Serial port, and operates efficiently within a 0 °C to 40 °C temperature range under a typical power consumption of 75 W.

Key Feature for the N9K-SUP-B

  • What processor type is used in this networking hardware?
    The hardware uses an x86 processor.
  • How many cores and threads does the x86 processor feature?
    It features 6 cores and 12 threads.
  • What is the processor frequency?
    The processor frequency is 2.2 GHz.
  • Can you detail the RAM specifications?
    The device comes with 16 GB of DRAM.
  • What is the storage capacity and type of SSD?
    It has a 256 GB SSD.
  • What is the weight of the device?
    The device weighs 6 lbs.
  • How much power does the device typically consume?
    Typical power consumption is 75 W, with a maximum of 80 W.
  • Does this device support hot-swapping?
    Yes, it supports hot-swapping.
  • What type of airflow does the device utilize?
    It uses port-side intake for airflow.
  • How many USB and Ethernet ports are available?
    There are 2 USB ports and 1 Ethernet port, supporting speeds up to 10/100/1000 Mbps.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-SUP-B, designed for use with Nexus 9500 switches, offers a powerful x86 processor with 6 cores and a clock speed of 2.2 GHz, supplemented by 16 GB of DRAM and a 256 GB SSD, ensuring efficient handling of networking tasks. It supports both Cisco ACI and NX-OS deployment types, features hot-swap capability for minimal downtime, and includes a variety of connectivity options with USB, serial, and Ethernet ports. However, its operational temperature range is limited to 0-40 °C, which may restrict deployment in environments with extreme temperatures.


The Cisco N9K-SUP-B is a supervisor module designed with advanced hardware specifications to enhance the performance and reliability of Nexus 9500 switches. Central to its design is an x86 processor, equipped with six cores and 12 threads, running at a frequency of 2.2 GHz. This processor ensures efficient handling of networking tasks, making it suitable for environments that demand high performance. Supporting the processor is 16 GB of DRAM, which provides the necessary memory capacity for running complex network operations and applications. Additionally, the module includes a 256 GB SSD, offering ample storage for the operating system, applications, and logs, ensuring quick access to essential data. Weighing 6 lbs, the N9K-SUP-B is designed for ease of installation and maintenance within the network infrastructure. It operates typically at 75 W, with a maximum power consumption of 80 W, highlighting its energy efficiency. The module's MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) is rated at 292,110 hours, indicating high reliability over its operational life. Key features include: - Hot-swap support, allowing for maintenance or upgrades without disrupting network operations. - Airflow with port-side intake, ensuring optimal cooling and performance under various environmental conditions. - External clock support, providing synchronization capabilities for time-sensitive applications. Connectivity options on the N9K-SUP-B are versatile, including two USB ports for peripheral connections, one serial port for console management, and one Ethernet port supporting speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps, facilitating both management and network connectivity. Designed for deployment in either Cisco ACI or NX-OS environments, this module offers flexibility in network design, supporting a range of networking paradigms from traditional to software-defined architectures. Its compatibility with Nexus 9500 switches ensures seamless integration into existing network infrastructures, enhancing capabilities and performance. The N9K-SUP-B operates effectively within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can withstand nonoperating temperatures from -40 °C to 70 °C. Its designed humidity range is 5% to 95% (noncondensing), and it can operate at altitudes up to 4,000 meters, ensuring reliability across various environmental conditions. In summary, the Cisco N9K-SUP-B supervisor module is a high-performance, reliable solution for enhancing the capabilities of Nexus 9500 switches. Its advanced processor, ample memory and storage, and efficient power usage, combined with a wide range of connectivity options and environmental tolerances, make it a versatile choice for modern network infrastructures.


Item NumberN9K-SUP-B
CPU Modelx86 Architecture
CPU Cores6 Cores
CPU Threads12 Threads
CPU Speed2.2 Gigahertz
Memory Size16 Gigabytes
Memory TypeDRAM
Storage Capacity256 Gigabytes SSD
Unit Weight6 Pounds
Normal Power Consumption75 Watts
Peak Power Consumption80 Watts
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)292,110 Hours
Support for Hot-SwappingSupported
Cooling Airflow DirectionPort-Side Entry
USB Port Count2 Ports
Serial Port Count1 Port
Ethernet Port Count1 Port
Ethernet Speed10/100/1000 Megabits per Second
Compatible Networking SoftwareCisco ACI or NX-OS
Compatibility with External ClockSupported
Recommended for Use WithNexus 9500 Series Switches
Operational Temperature Range0 to 40 Degrees Celsius
Storage Temperature Range-40 to 70 Degrees Celsius
Operational Humidity Range5% to 95%, Non-condensing
Operating Altitude Range0 to 4,000 Meters

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