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Product Line: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series
Product Type: Ethernet Switch
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Product Description

The N5K-C5010P-BFS is a 1 RU form factor Cisco switch equipped with 20 SFP+ ports, designed to support high-speed networking with a switching capacity of 520 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 386.9 Mpps. It features a MAC address table size of 16K, ensuring efficient handling of numerous devices, and boasts very low latency for optimal performance. Additional connectivity is provided through 1 RJ-45 serial console and 4 LAN RJ-45 management ports, with the system cooled by 2 standard fans and designed to operate without a standard power supply.

FAQs for the N5K-C5010P-BFS

  • What is the number of ports available on the device?
    The device has 20 ports.
  • Can you detail the port type supported by this hardware?
    The hardware supports SFP+ port types.
  • How many power supplies come standard with this unit?
    There are 0 standard power supplies with the unit.
  • What is the form factor of this networking hardware?
    The form factor of the hardware is 1 RU.
  • How many RJ-45 serial console ports does this device include?
    The device includes 1 RJ-45 serial console port.
  • What is the total switching capacity?
    The total switching capacity is 520 Gbps.
  • How many fans are standard with this device?
    There are 2 standard fans included with the device.
  • What is the forwarding rate of the device?
    The forwarding rate is 386.9 Mpps.
  • How many LAN - RJ-45 management ports are available?
    There are 4 LAN - RJ-45 management ports available.
  • What is the size of the MAC address table?
    The MAC address table size is 16K.

Product Review

The CISCO N5K-C5010P-BFS offers a switching capacity of 520 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 386.9 Mpps, ensuring efficient data handling for high-performance networking environments. However, it comes standard with no power supplies and relies on external sources for power, potentially complicating deployment in environments without readily available power infrastructure. With a form factor of 1 RU and very low latency, it fits well in space-constrained setups and supports demanding applications requiring quick data processing.


The CISCO N5K-C5010P-BFS is a compact, high-performance switch designed for efficient network connectivity and management. It occupies a single rack unit (1 RU) form factor, making it an ideal solution for environments where space is at a premium. This switch is equipped with 20 ports, all of which are SFP+ compatible, allowing for high-speed connections that are crucial for intensive data operations and storage access. Despite its compact size, the N5K-C5010P-BFS delivers a substantial switching capacity of 520 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 386.9 million packets per second (Mpps), ensuring rapid data transmission across the network. A notable feature of this switch is its absence of built-in power supplies, allowing users the flexibility to choose power modules that best fit their operational requirements. Additionally, it includes two standard fans, providing efficient cooling to maintain optimal performance even under heavy load conditions. The system's reliability is further enhanced by its low latency, which ensures very fast processing and forwarding of packets, minimizing delays and maximizing throughput for time-sensitive applications. The switch also supports a MAC address table size of 16K, enabling it to efficiently manage a large number of connected devices without compromising on speed or performance. This capability makes it well-suited for environments with a high density of networked devices, such as data centers or large enterprise networks. For management and configuration, the N5K-C5010P-BFS includes one RJ-45 serial console and four LAN RJ-45 management ports. These ports facilitate easy setup and ongoing management of the switch, allowing network administrators to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot the network infrastructure effectively. Key features of the CISCO N5K-C5010P-BFS include: - 20 SFP+ ports: Provides high-speed connectivity for up to 20 devices, supporting intensive data and storage operations. - 520 Gbps switching capacity: Enables high-volume data transmission, ensuring smooth and efficient network operations. - 386.9 Mpps forwarding rate: Delivers fast packet processing, reducing latency and enhancing performance for critical applications. This switch is designed for organizations that require a high-performance, scalable, and efficient networking solution. Its advanced features and capabilities make it a suitable choice for a wide range of applications, including data centers, high-performance computing environments, and large enterprise networks. The CISCO N5K-C5010P-BFS combines speed, flexibility, and reliability, offering an effective solution to meet the challenges of modern network demands.


Item Number N5K-C5010P-BFS
Ports Count 20
Port Configuration SFP+
Power Supply Units Included 0
Included Fans 2
Device Size 1 RU
Serial Console Interface - RJ-45 1
Management Interface - RJ-45 LAN Ports 4
Data Processing Capability 520 Gbps
Data Transfer Rate 386.9 Mpps
MAC Address Entries 16K
Signal Delay Minimal

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