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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Nexus 9500 Series
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $903.00
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$0.00 - $903.00
Current price $903.00
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Product Description

The N9K-C9508 Cisco Nexus chassis supports up to 8 line cards, 8 power supplies, 6 fabric modules, 2 system controllers, 2 supervisors, and 3 fan trays, within a 13 rack unit space, ensuring scalability and redundancy for data center infrastructure. It operates reliably in environments with temperatures ranging from 0 °C to 40 °C, humidity levels from 5% to 95% (noncondensing), and at altitudes up to 4000 m, with a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 928,910 hours. The chassis adheres to stringent safety and electromagnetic compatibility standards, including RoHS-6 compliance, EN55024, CISPR24, EN300386, UL 60950-1 Second Edition, and CISPR22 Class A, amongst others, ensuring its reliability and safety in diverse operational environments.

Key Feature for the N9KC9508

  • What is the maximum number of line cards supported?
    The system supports up to 8 line cards.
  • How many power supplies can be accommodated?
    A maximum of 8 power supplies can be installed.
  • What are the dimensions of the networking hardware?
    The hardware measures 22.70 inches in height, 17.50 inches in width, and 31.76 inches in depth.
  • Can you detail the environmental operating conditions?
    Operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C, with humidity levels between 5% to 95% (noncondensing) and an altitude range of 0 to 4000 m.
  • What is the system's Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)?
    The MTBF is 928,910 hours.
  • Is the system RoHS compliant?
    Yes, it complies with RoHS-6 standards.
  • How many fabric modules does the system support?
    It supports up to 6 fabric modules of the same type.
  • What are the EMC Immunity standards the hardware meets?
    EMC Immunity standards include EN55024, CISPR24, EN300386, and KN 61000-4 Series.
  • How many supervisors can be installed in the system?
    The system can accommodate up to 2 supervisors of the same type.
  • What safety certifications does the hardware have?
    Safety certifications include UL 60950-1 Second Edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition, and several others.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-C9508 offers flexibility with its capacity for up to 8 line cards and 8 power supplies, accommodating large-scale network demands. However, its operational temperature range limits deployment in environments exceeding 40 °C, potentially restricting usage in high-temperature data centers. Additionally, the chassis supports a high mean time between failures (MTBF) of 928,910 hours, indicating reliable long-term performance.


The Cisco N9K-C9508 is a highly efficient and scalable chassis designed to support complex data center and cloud networks. This model offers an optimal blend of features that cater to the demanding needs of modern networking environments. It is specifically engineered to accommodate a variety of components, ensuring flexibility and high performance for network operations. With a capacity for 4 slots, the N9K-C9508 provides ample space for expansion and integration. It supports up to 8 line cards, allowing for a diverse range of network functions and services. The chassis can also house up to 8 power supplies, ensuring redundancy and continuous operation even in the event of a power supply failure. To maintain high-speed data transmission and efficient operation, the chassis can be equipped with up to 6 fabric modules of the same type. This ensures consistent and reliable network performance. For management and control purposes, the N9K-C9508 can accommodate 2 system controllers and 2 supervisors of the same type. This redundancy is crucial for network reliability, offering seamless switchover capabilities in case of component failure. The cooling system of the chassis is supported by 3 fan trays, which are essential for maintaining optimal operating temperatures and ensuring the longevity of the components. Measuring 22.70 inches in height, 17.50 inches in width, and 31.76 inches in depth, and weighing 150 lbs, the N9K-C9508 is designed to fit into standard data center racks, occupying 13 rack units. This compact design allows for efficient use of data center space without compromising performance. The Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this chassis is 928,910 hours, indicating its reliability and durability over time. It operates effectively within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can withstand non-operating temperatures from -40 °C to 70 °C. Humidity levels are maintained between 5% and 95% (noncondensing), and it can operate at altitudes up to 4000 meters, ensuring adaptability to various data center environments.
  • RoHS-6 compliance ensures that the chassis meets environmental standards, contributing to a greener operation.
  • EMC immunity is guaranteed with certifications such as EN55024, CISPR24, EN300386, and KN 61000-4 Series, ensuring that the chassis is resistant to electromagnetic interference.
  • Safety and EMC emissions standards are met with certifications including UL 60950-1 Second Edition and CISPR22 Class A, among others, providing peace of mind regarding operational safety and electromagnetic compatibility.
The N9K-C9508 is not just a piece of hardware; it's a foundational component for building reliable, high-performance networks. Its design and specifications cater to the needs of businesses requiring efficient, scalable, and secure networking solutions.


Part Number and Manufacturer Cisco N9K-C9508
Slots Available 4
Line Cards Supported 8
Power Supplies Capacity 8
Fabric Modules Capacity 6 (Identical Models)
System Controllers Limit 2
Supervisors Supported 2 (Identical Models)
Fan Trays Maximum 3
Unit Size in Racks 13
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 928,910 Hours
Operating Temperature Range - Low 0 °C
Operating Temperature Range - High 40 °C
Storage Temperature Range - Low -40 °C
Storage Temperature Range - High 70 °C
Operational Humidity Range - Low 5% (Noncondensing)
Operational Humidity Range - High 95% (Noncondensing)
Operating Altitude Range 0 to 4000 m
Device Height 22.70 in.
Device Width 17.50 in.
Device Depth 31.76 in.
Device Weight 150 lbs
Compliance with RoHS RoHS-6
Immunity to Electromagnetic Interference EN55024, CISPR24, EN300386, KN 61000-4 Series
Safety Standards Compliance UL 60950-1 Second Edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition, EN 60950-1 Second Edition, IEC 60950-1 Second Edition, AS/NZS 60950-1, GB4943
Electromagnetic Emissions Standards CISPR22 Class A, EN55022 Class A, ICES003 Class A, VCCI Class A

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