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Product Line: Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $736.00
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$0.00 - $736.00
Current price $736.00
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Product Description

The N9K-X9432PQ Cisco module features 32 40G QSFP ports and supports a high-performance throughput of 2.56 Tbps/2.86 Bpps, with a packet buffer of 24 MB. It is designed for scalability, supporting up to 128,000 LPM routes, 208,000 IP host entries, and 160,000 MAC address entries, and requires 4 fabric modules to achieve maximum bandwidth. For enhanced network organization and security, it accommodates up to 4096 VLANs, 1000 VRF instances, and 10,000 tunnel endpoints and VXLAN physical servers, and is engineered for reliability with an MTBF of 880,290 hours, featuring hot-swappable capabilities and port-side intake airflow.

Key Feature for the N9K-X9432PQ

  • What is the performance capacity of the switch?
    The switch has a performance capacity of 2.56 Tbps/2.86 Bpps.
  • How many Fabric Modules are required to achieve maximum bandwidth?
    Four Fabric Modules are required to achieve maximum bandwidth.
  • What is the packet buffer size?
    The packet buffer size is 24 MB.
  • How many 40G QSFP ports are available on the switch?
    The switch has 32 40G QSFP ports.
  • What is the maximum number of IP host entries supported?
    The switch supports up to 208,000 IP host entries.
  • How many MAC address entries can the switch accommodate?
    The switch can accommodate up to 160,000 MAC address entries.
  • What is the range of multicast routes supported with and without Virtual Port Channel (VPC)?
    With VPC, the switch supports 4000 to 32000 multicast routes, and without VPC, it supports 8000 to 32000 multicast routes.
  • What is the weight of the switch?
    The switch weighs 10.85 lbs.
  • How many VLANs can the switch support?
    The switch can support up to 4096 VLANs.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for the switch?
    The MTBF for the switch is 880,290 hours.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-X9432PQ offers high performance with a capacity of 2.56 Tbps/2.86 Bpps, supporting up to 32 40G QSFP ports, making it suitable for environments demanding high bandwidth and throughput. However, achieving maximum bandwidth requires four fabric modules, potentially increasing deployment costs and complexity. Additionally, its extensive feature set, including support for up to 128,000 LPM routes, 208,000 IP host entries, and up to 4096 VLANs, positions it well for large-scale network deployments, though the need for significant power (up to 300 W) and cooling (port-side intake) should be considered in planning.


The Cisco N9K-X9432PQ is a high-performance network switch designed for data centers that require high bandwidth and extensive routing capabilities. This switch offers 32 ports of 40G QSFP, catering to environments demanding high-speed connectivity and efficient data throughput. Key to achieving its full bandwidth potential, the switch necessitates four fabric modules. It boasts a formidable performance capacity, with a throughput of 2.56 Terabits per second (Tbps) and a forwarding rate of 2.86 Billion packets per second (Bpps). This performance is supported by a 24 MB packet buffer, ensuring smooth data transmission even under heavy loads. Routing capabilities are a standout feature of the N9K-X9432PQ. It can manage up to 128,000 Longest-Prefix-Match (LPM) routes and supports 208,000 IP host entries, making it suitable for large and complex network environments. The switch also accommodates up to 160,000 MAC address entries, between 4,000 and 32,000 multicast routes (varying with Virtual Port Channel (VPC) usage), and a similar range for Interior Gateway Management Protocol Snooping Groups. Flexibility in network design and segmentation is provided through support for up to 4,096 VLANs and 1,000 Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instances. For network aggregation and redundancy, it allows for up to 512 port channels with a maximum of 32 links each. The switch also supports a diverse range of active Cisco SPAN sessions, from 4 to 32, catering to various monitoring needs. Advanced network protocols and services are well accommodated, with up to 64 MST instances, 507 RPVST instances, 490 HRSP groups, and the capacity to handle up to 10,000 tunnel endpoints and VXLAN physical servers. This makes the N9K-X9432PQ versatile in supporting a wide range of network topologies and configurations. Weighing 10.85 lbs, the switch has a compact form factor considering its capabilities. It operates typically on 240 W of power, with a maximum power draw of 300 W, showcasing its efficiency. The Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is rated at 880,290 hours, indicating high reliability. For maintenance and upgrades, the N9K-X9432PQ is designed with hot-swappable components, minimizing downtime. Its airflow is port-side intake, ensuring optimal cooling for sustained performance. Additionally, it complies with RoHS-6, underlining Cisco's commitment to environmental responsibility.
  • 32 40G QSFP ports for high-density, high-speed networking
  • Comprehensive routing and network segmentation capabilities
  • Energy-efficient with hot-swappable components for easy maintenance
In summary, the Cisco N9K-X9432PQ switch is engineered for data centers that demand high throughput, extensive routing, and flexibility in network design. Its robust performance specifications, combined with energy efficiency and reliability, make it a comprehensive solution for modern networking challenges.


Item Number and Manufacturer Cisco N9K-X9432PQ
Connectivity Ports 32 x 40G QSFP
Fabric Modules for Full Bandwidth Utilization 4
Throughput 2.56 Terabits per second / 2.86 Billion packets per second
Buffer Size 24 Megabytes
Maximum LPM Routes Up to 128,000
IP Address Entries Capacity Up to 208,000
MAC Address Table Size Up to 160,000
Scope of Multicast Paths 4000 to 32,000 (With VPC), 8,000 to 32,000 (Without VPC)
IGMP Snooping Groups Range 4000 to 32,000 (With VPC), 8,000 to 32,000 (Without VPC)
Maximum VLANs Supported Up to 4096
VRF Instances Limit Up to 1000
Port Channel Count Up to 512
Links per Port Channel Up to 32
Active SPAN Sessions Count 4 to 32
MST Instances Cap Up to 64
RPVST Instances Supported Up to 507
HSRP Groups Maximum Up to 490
Max Tunnel Endpoints and VXLAN Server Links Up to 10,000
Unit Weight 10.85 pounds
Standard Power Consumption 240 Watts
Peak Power Requirement 300 Watts
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 880,290 hours
Module Replacement Feature Hot-Swappable
Cooling Airflow Direction Port-Side Intake
Compliance with RoHS RoHS-6

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