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

The N5K-C5596UP-FA is equipped with 48 fixed unified ports and 3 expansion slots, designed for use with 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface cards on servers. It supports dual 750 W AC power supplies, ensuring an operational power of 660 W and an efficiency ranging from 95% to 98%. With dimensions of 3.47 x 17.3 x 29.5 in., the device offers front-to-back airflow, hot-swappable components, and complies with RoHS, supporting environments from 0 to 40 °C and altitudes up to 10,000 ft.

FAQs for the N5K-C5596UP-FA

  • What is the total number of fixed unified ports available?


  • How many expansion slots does the device include?

    It includes 3 expansion slots.

  • Are the power supplies hot swappable?

    Yes, the power supplies are hot swappable.

  • What is the AC power supply rating?

    The AC power supply rating is 750 W.

  • Does the device feature a fan tray for cooling?

    Yes, it features a fan tray.

  • What is the operating power consumption with AC input?

    The operating power consumption is 660 W with AC input.

  • What is the efficiency range when using AC power?

    The efficiency ranges from 95% to 98% when using AC power.

  • Is the device RoHS compliant?

    Yes, it is RoHS compliant.

  • What are the maximum operating and storage temperatures?

    The maximum operating temperature is 40 °C, and the maximum storage temperature is 70 °C.

  • Can the device be used with 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface cards on servers?

    Yes, it is designed for use with 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface cards on servers.

Product Review

The CISCO N5K-C5596UP-FA offers 48 fixed unified ports and 3 expansion slots, catering to versatile networking requirements and future expansion needs. However, its maximum operating temperature is capped at 40 °C, potentially limiting its performance in high-temperature environments. Additionally, the dual power supplies and high efficiency rates between 95% to 98% for AC power ensure reliable operation and energy savings, though the initial cost and complexity may be considerations for some setups.


The CISCO N5K-C5596UP-FA is a versatile networking switch designed for efficiency and scalability within data centers. It features 48 fixed unified ports, providing flexibility for connecting to 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface cards on servers. This switch is engineered for high performance, supporting a broad range of data center requirements including virtualization, high-speed computing, and database applications. Key hardware specifications of the CISCO N5K-C5596UP-FA include three expansion slots, allowing for further connectivity options and network customization. It is equipped with two AC power supplies rated at 750 W each, ensuring reliable power delivery and system uptime. The switch's power efficiency is highlighted by its operating power consumption of 660 W and an impressive efficiency rating of 95% to 98% when running on AC power. Additionally, the device supports a DC power configuration, with an efficiency of 88% and an operating power of 680 W.
  • Hot Swappable: Ensures minimal downtime by allowing power supplies, fan tray, and modules to be replaced without shutting down the system.
  • Environmental Sustainability: RoHS compliance underscores the switch’s adherence to strict environmental standards, reducing hazardous substances in its manufacturing.
  • Airflow Management: Front-to-back airflow design aids in maintaining optimal operating temperatures, with a heat dissipation capacity of 2252 BTU/Hour on AC and 2320 BTU/Hour on DC.
The physical dimensions of the CISCO N5K-C5596UP-FA are 3.47 inches in height, 17.3 inches in width, and 29.5 inches in depth, making it a compact yet powerful solution for data center racks. It operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can be stored in conditions ranging from -40 °C to 70 °C. Humidity tolerance is set between 5% to 95% (non-condensing), ensuring reliable performance across various environmental conditions. Furthermore, the switch is designed to operate at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet, offering versatility for deployment in different geographical locations. The switch's input voltage ranges from 100 to 240 VAC for AC power supplies and -40 VDC to -72 VDC for DC configurations, accommodating various power sources and ensuring consistent performance across global data centers. The inclusion of a fan tray aids in maintaining an optimal thermal environment for the switch’s components, enhancing longevity and reliability. In summary, the CISCO N5K-C5596UP-FA is engineered to meet the demands of modern data centers, providing a high degree of flexibility, power efficiency, and environmental sustainability. Its comprehensive feature set, including hot-swappable components, robust power management, and efficient cooling, make it an ideal choice for organizations looking to scale their network infrastructure with a reliable, high-performance switch.


Part Number and Manufacturer CISCO N5K-C5596UP-FA
Unified Ports Count 48
Expansion Slot Quantity 3
AC Power Supply Units 2
AC Power Supply Capacity 750 W
Included Fan Module Yes
Operational Power Consumption (AC) 660 W
AC Input Voltage Range 100 to 240 VAC
Operational Frequency Range 50 to 60 Hz
AC Operational Efficiency 95% to 98%
Compliance with RoHS Yes
Capability for Hot Swapping Yes
Thermal Output 2252 BTU/Hour
Cooling Airflow Direction Front-to-Back
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth) 3.47 x 17.3 x 29.5 in.
Operational Temperature Range Low 0 °C
Operational Temperature Range High 40 °C
Storage Temperature Range Low -40 °C
Storage Temperature Range High 70 °C
Operational Humidity Range 5% to 95% (Non-Condensing)
Maximum Altitude for Operation 0 to 10,000 ft
DC Input Voltage Range -40 VDC to -72 VDC
DC Operational Efficiency 88%
Thermal Output (DC) 2320 BTU/Hour
Operational Power Consumption (DC) 680 W
Compatibility 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface cards on servers

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