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Product Line: Cisco Nexus 5600 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The N5K-C5672UP is equipped with 32 10 Gbps SFP+ ports, 16 Unified Ports, and 6 40G QSFP+ ports, designed for top-of-rack and middle-of-row data center deployments. It supports a wide range of temperatures from 0 °C to 40 °C operating and -40 °C to 70 °C storage, with dual power supplies for enhanced reliability. This 1 RU device features Layer 2 and Layer 3 capabilities, including IEEE 802.1Q VLAN, up to 4000 ACL entries, and FCoE features, alongside hot swap support for power supplies and fan modules, ensuring seamless maintenance and operation.

FAQs for the N5K-C5672UP

  • What is the number of 10 Gbps SFP+ ports available on this device?
    There are 32 10 Gbps SFP+ ports.
  • How does the device support enterprise applications and cloud computing environments?
    It is designed for top-of-rack and middle-of-row deployment in data centers, supporting enterprise applications, service provider hosting, and cloud computing environments.
  • What are the environmental operation limits for temperature and humidity?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C, and humidity ranges from 5% to 95% noncondensing.
  • Detail the device's form factor and its dimensions.
    The device has a 1 RU form factor, with dimensions of 1.75 x 17.3 x 30 inches.
  • What Layer 2 features does the device offer?
    It supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN encapsulation, up to 4000 VLANs, and up to 4000 ACL entries.
  • Can you provide information on the device's compliance with safety and EMC standards?
    It meets safety standards such as UL 60950-1 and is compliant with EMC emissions and immunity standards, including 47CFR Part 15 Class A and EN55024.
  • How many power supplies does the device include, and does it support hot swapping?
    There are 2 power supplies, and both power supplies and fan modules support hot swapping.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude for the device?
    The maximum operating altitude is 0 to 10000 feet.
  • Describe the device's support for Layer 3 interfaces.
    Layer 3 interfaces include Routed Ports, Switch Virtual Interface (SVI), Port Channels, Sub-Interfaces, and Port-Channel Sub-Interfaces.
  • What is the device's weight and its support for Jumbo Frames?
    The device weighs 32 lbs and supports Jumbo Frames up to 9216 bytes.

Product Review

The CISCO N5K-C5672UP offers a solid balance of connectivity options, including 32 10Gbps SFP+ ports, 16 Unified Ports, and 6 40G QSFP+ ports, catering to diverse network demands in top-of-rack and middle-of-row deployment scenarios. However, its operational temperature range is limited to 0-40°C, which may restrict its use in environments with extreme temperatures. The switch supports critical features like Layer 2 and Layer 3 interfaces, Jumbo Frames up to 9216 bytes, and FCoE, enhancing its functionality for complex data center operations, but its weight of 32 lbs and 1RU form factor require careful consideration for rack space optimization.


The CISCO N5K-C5672UP is a versatile and high-capacity network switch designed for top-of-rack and middle-of-row deployment in various environments, including data centers that support enterprise applications, service provider hosting, and cloud computing. This switch is engineered to meet the demands of modern networking needs, offering a blend of 10 Gbps SFP+ ports, Unified Ports, and 40G QSFP+ ports, encapsulated in a 1 RU form factor for efficient space utilization. With a total of 32 10 Gbps SFP+ ports, this switch provides ample bandwidth for high-speed data transmission. Additionally, it features 16 Unified Ports, which enhance the switch's flexibility by supporting a mix of Ethernet, Fibre Channel (FC), and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connections on the same port. The inclusion of 6 40G QSFP+ ports further extends its capacity, allowing for high-density connections and efficient network scaling. -
  • Size: 1.75 x 17.3 x 30 in., fitting efficiently in standard racks and cabinets.
  • Weight: 32 lbs, making it manageable for installation and maintenance.
  • Operating Conditions: Designed to operate within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, humidity levels from 5% to 95% noncondensing, and at altitudes up to 10,000 ft, ensuring reliability across various environments.
It comes equipped with two power supplies for redundancy, supporting the continuous operation of critical network infrastructures. The switch is designed to operate within a broad temperature and humidity range, ensuring reliability and performance stability under various environmental conditions. The Cisco NX-OS software supports this hardware, providing a comprehensive suite of features designed for efficiency, scalability, and security. The N5K-C5672UP adheres to stringent safety and electromagnetic compatibility standards, including UL 60950-1 and EN 60950-1 for safety, as well as various Class A standards for EMC emissions and immunity, ensuring its safe and reliable operation in diverse settings. It is also RoHS 6 compliant, reflecting Cisco's commitment to environmental sustainability. This switch is engineered with advanced Layer 2 and Layer 3 features, including support for up to 4000 VLANs and ACL entries, routed ports, SVI, Port Channels, and more, catering to complex network architectures and facilitating efficient traffic management. Jumbo Frames support up to 9216 bytes enhances the switch's performance in handling large data packets, essential for modern data-intensive applications. The FCoE features, such as Fibre Channel Forwarding and Fabric Device Management Interface, enable the integration of storage and Ethernet networking, simplifying the data center architecture and reducing overall costs. Hot Swap support for power supplies and fan modules ensures minimal downtime, allowing for replacements and upgrades without interrupting network operations. In conclusion, the CISCO N5K-C5672UP is a comprehensive solution designed for organizations seeking a scalable, reliable, and high-performance network infrastructure. Its combination of high-speed ports, flexible deployment options, and robust feature set makes it an ideal choice for meeting the evolving demands of modern data centers.


Product Code and ManufacturerCISCO N5K-C5672UP
10 Gbps SFP+ Port Count32
Unified Port Quantity16
40G QSFP+ Port Number6
Chassis Type1 RU
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth)1.75 x 17.3 x 30 inches
Operational Temperature Range Low0 °C
Operational Temperature Range High40 °C
Storage Temperature Range Low-40 °C
Storage Temperature Range High70 °C
Operational Humidity Minimum5% (Noncondensing)
Operational Humidity Maximum95% (Noncondensing)
Maximum Operating Altitude0 to 10000 ft
Device Weight32 lbs
Total Power Supply Units2
Compatible Operating SystemCisco NX-OS
Recommended UsageTop-of-rack and middle-of-row data center deployments for enterprise, hosting service providers, and cloud environments
Safety CertificationsUL 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
EMC Emissions Standards47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A, AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A, CISPR22 Class A, EN55022 Class A, ICES003 Class A, VCCI Class A
EMC Immunity StandardsEN55024, CISPR24, EN300386
Environmental ComplianceRoHS 6 Compliant
Layer 2 ProtocolsIEEE 802.1Q VLAN encapsulation, up to 4000 VLANs supported, up to 4000 ACL entries
Layer 3 ConnectivityRouted Ports, Switch Virtual Interfaces, Port Channels, Sub-Interfaces, Port-Channel Sub-Interfaces
Maximum Jumbo Frame SizeUp To 9216 Bytes
FCoE CapabilitiesFibre Channel Forwarding, Fabric Device Management Interface, Port Tracking
Support for Hot SwappingYes (Power Supplies and Fan Modules)

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