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Product Line: Cisco NCS 540 Series
Product Type: Router
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Product Description

The N540-24Z8Q2C-M-WS features 24 1GE/10GE ports, 8 1GE/10GE/25GE ports, and 40 40GE/100GE ports, powered by an Intel x86 CPU with 4 cores and a 1.5 GHz frequency, supported by 32 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. It delivers performance up to 300 Mpps, accommodates 2 power supplies, 4 fans with front-to-back airflow, and is designed in a 1RU form factor measuring 1.72 x 17.3 x 10.1 in. and weighing 5.9 kg. Operating within a temperature range of 40°C to 70°C industrially and 5°C to 55°C commercially, it supports Cisco IOS XR Release 7.10.1, ensuring compatibility and performance across diverse network environments.

FAQs for the N540-24Z8Q2C-M-WS

  • What are the port capacities of this networking hardware?
    This device features 24 1GE/10GE ports, 8 1GE/10GE/25GE ports, and 40 40GE/100GE ports.
  • Can you detail the CPU specifications used in part number?
    The device is equipped with an Intel x86 CPU, featuring 4 cores and a frequency of 1.5 GHz.
  • How much RAM and storage does this device offer?
    It comes with 32 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
  • What performance level does the part number achieve?
    The hardware delivers performance up to 300 Mpps (Million packets per second).
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of this device?
    The device measures 1.72 x 17.3 x 10.1 inches and weighs 5.9 kg.
  • How many power supplies and fans are included?
    There are 2 power supplies and 4 fans included with the device.
  • What type of airflow does the part number support?
    It supports front-to-back airflow, optimizing cooling for efficient operation.
  • What software version is supported?
    The device supports Cisco IOS XR Release 7.10.1.
  • Can you provide the operating temperature ranges?
    The minimum and maximum industrial operating temperatures are 40 °C and 70 °C, respectively, while the commercial operating temperatures range from 5 °C to 55 °C.
  • What are the storage and humidity specifications?
    Storage temperatures range from -40 °C to 70 °C, and the minimum operating humidity is 5% (noncondensing).

Product Review

The Cisco N540-24Z8Q2C-M-WS offers a versatile port configuration, including 24 1GE/10GE ports, 8 multi-rate 1GE/10GE/25GE ports, and 40 high-capacity 40GE/100GE ports, catering to diverse networking demands. Powered by an Intel x86 quad-core CPU at 1.5 GHz, with 32 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, it achieves up to 300 Mpps, ensuring efficient data processing and storage capabilities. However, its operational temperature range and altitude limits could restrict deployment in extreme industrial environments, despite dual power supplies and front-to-back airflow supporting reliability in standard settings.


The Cisco N540-24Z8Q2C-M-WS is a high-performance networking device designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and networking environments. This product features a comprehensive set of specifications that enable efficient data processing and high-speed connectivity. At its core, the device is powered by an Intel x86 CPU with four cores, operating at a frequency of 1.5 GHz. This processing power is complemented by 32 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, facilitating smooth operation and ample space for software and data. Connectivity is a strong suit of the N540-24Z8Q2C-M-WS, offering a versatile range of ports to accommodate various networking requirements. The device includes 24 ports that support both 1GE and 10GE connections, alongside an additional 8 ports that can handle 1GE, 10GE, and 25GE connections. For high-speed networking needs, there are 40 ports that support both 40GE and 100GE connections, ensuring the device can handle significant data throughput. Performance-wise, the N540-24Z8Q2C-M-WS is capable of processing up to 300 million packets per second (Mpps), making it suitable for high-demand networking tasks. The device is equipped with two power supplies and four fans, ensuring reliable operation and adequate cooling. It supports front-to-back airflow, a design choice that helps maintain optimal temperatures within a 1RU form factor. The physical dimensions of the device are 1.72 x 17.3 x 10.1 inches, and it weighs 5.9 kg.
  • Supporting Cisco IOS XR Release 7.10.1, this networking device offers advanced features and capabilities for network management and operation.
  • Designed for both industrial and commercial environments, it operates within a wide temperature range: 40°C to 70°C for industrial settings and 5°C to 55°C for commercial applications.
  • The N540-24Z8Q2C-M-WS can function at altitudes up to 1000 ft for industrial use and 6000 ft for commercial use, with storage temperatures ranging from -40°C to 70°C and a minimum operating humidity of 5% (noncondensing).
This combination of hardware specifications and environmental adaptability makes the Cisco N540-24Z8Q2C-M-WS a suitable choice for organizations seeking a reliable, high-capacity networking solution. Whether for data center deployment or enterprise networking, this device is engineered to support complex, high-volume data flows and networking configurations, ensuring seamless connectivity and efficient network management. With its robust performance capabilities and support for a wide range of networking standards, the N540-24Z8Q2C-M-WS represents a versatile solution for modern networking challenges.


Product IDN540-24Z8Q2C-M-WS
1GE/10GE Interface Count24
1GE/10GE/25GE Interface Count8
40GE/100GE Interface Count2
Processor TypeIntel x86
Processor Cores4
Processor Speed1.5 GHz
Memory Capacity32 GB
Internal Storage128 GB
Throughput CapacityUp to 300 Mpps
Power Supply Units2
Fan Count4
Cooling DirectionFront-to-Back
Chassis Type1RU
Dimensions1.72 x 17.3 x 10.1 inches
Device Weight5.9 kg
Compatible SoftwareCisco IOS XR Release 7.10.1
Lowest Operating Temperature (Industrial)40 °C
Highest Operating Temperature (Industrial)70 °C
Lowest Operating Temperature (Commercial)5 °C
Highest Operating Temperature (Commercial)55 °C
Operational Altitude (Industrial)1000 ft
Operational Altitude (Commercial)6000 ft
Lowest Storage Temperature-40 °C
Highest Storage Temperature70 °C
Humidity Tolerance (Operation)5% (Noncondensing)

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