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Product Line: Cisco Nexus 9200 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The N9K-C9236C is equipped with 36 40G/100G QSFP28 ports, supporting a wide array of connectivity options for high-speed data transfer and network scalability. It features a comprehensive routing and switching capacity, including 96,000 IP host entries, 92,000 MAC addresses, and up to 8,000 multicast routes. Designed for efficiency and high performance, it supports 4,000 ingress and 2,000 egress ACL entries, 4096 VLANs, and allows for a maximum of 32 links in a port channel, enhancing network resilience and flexibility.

FAQs for the N9K-C9236C

  • What is the maximum number of 40G/100G QSFP28 ports available?
    There are 36 40G/100G QSFP28 ports.
  • How many LPAM routes can be supported?
    The device supports up to 6,000 LPAM routes.
  • What's the capacity for IP host entries?
    The capacity for IP host entries is 96,000.
  • Can you detail the MAC Address capacity of this device?
    This device can handle up to 92,000 MAC Addresses.
  • How many multicast routes are supported?
    Supported multicast routes number up to 8,000.
  • What is the limit for IGMP Snooping Groups?
    The limit for IGMP Snooping Groups is 8,000.
  • How many ACL entries are supported for Ingress and Egress?
    The device supports 4,000 Ingress ACL entries and 2,000 Egress ACL entries.
  • What is the maximum number of VLANs that can be configured?
    Up to 4,096 VLANs can be configured on this device.
  • How many VRF instances can be created?
    The device allows for up to 1,000 VRF instances.
  • What are the temperature operating limits of this device?
    The minimum operating temperature is 0 °C, and the maximum operating temperature is 40 °C.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-C9236C offers a substantial number of 100G QSFP28 ports, totaling 36, which supports high-bandwidth requirements for modern data centers. However, the device has a limitation in its number of active SPAN sessions, capped at 4, which might restrict network monitoring capabilities in larger deployments. Additionally, its environmental operating range, with a maximum operating temperature of 40 °C and humidity tolerance up to 85%, ensures reliability across various installations, albeit with considerations for cooling in densely packed racks.


The Cisco N9K-C9236C is a pivotal component in modern data center networking, offering a comprehensive suite of features designed to support extensive network demands. This switch is engineered to facilitate high-speed data transfer and efficient network management, making it ideal for enterprises seeking scalable and reliable networking solutions. At its core, the N9K-C9236C boasts 36 QSFP28 ports that support 40G and 100G speeds, ensuring high bandwidth capacity for data-intensive applications. This capability is crucial for organizations handling large volumes of data traffic, providing the infrastructure needed for both current and future networking demands. In terms of routing and networking capabilities, the device supports up to 6,000 LPAM routes, allowing for sophisticated routing mechanisms that are essential for large network environments. Accommodating 96,000 IP host entries and 92,000 MAC addresses, the N9K-C9236C is well-equipped to manage extensive device connectivity, ensuring seamless network performance. Additionally, the switch's support for 8,000 multicast routes and the same number of IGMP snooping groups enhances its efficiency in handling multicast traffic, optimizing bandwidth usage across the network. Security and network segmentation are addressed through the support for 4,000 ingress and 2,000 egress ACL entries, alongside the capacity for 4,096 VLANs, enabling granular control over network access and data flow. This is further complemented by the capability to create up to 1,000 VRF instances, providing the necessary tools for traffic isolation and enhancing network security. The N9K-C9236C excels in network scalability and flexibility, supporting up to 32 links in a port channel and allowing for a maximum of 64 ECMP paths. This facilitates efficient load balancing and redundancy, ensuring uninterrupted network service. With the ability to configure up to 512 port channels and manage a vast number of ECMP members and groups, the switch is designed to adapt to growing network demands without compromising performance. Monitoring and network troubleshooting are facilitated through the support for four active SPAN sessions, allowing for real-time network traffic analysis. The switch also supports a significant number of VLANs in RPVST instances, HSRP groups, and MST instances, providing robust options for network redundancy and resilience. From an operational standpoint, the N9K-C9236C is designed to perform in a wide range of environmental conditions, with an operating temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and a storage temperature range of -40 °C to 70 °C. Its humidity tolerance spans from 5% to 85% (non-condensing), and it can operate at altitudes up to 4000 meters, ensuring reliable performance in diverse settings. Weighing in at 18.2 lbs, it combines lightweight design with powerful networking capabilities.
  • Support for up to 36 QSFP28 ports for 40G/100G connectivity
  • Enhanced network management with up to 6,000 LPAM routes and 96,000 IP host entries
  • Robust security and segmentation features with 4,096 VLANs and 1,000 VRF instances
In conclusion, the Cisco N9K-C9236C stands out as a versatile and efficient solution for data center networking, providing the essential features required for high-performance, secure, and scalable networks.


Part NumberN9K-C9236C
QSFP28 Ports (40G/100G)36
LPAM Routing Capacity6,000
IP Host Entries Supported96,000
MAC Address Capacity92,000
Supported Multicast Routes8,000
IGMP Groups Support8,000
ACL Entries (Ingress/Egress)4000 / 2000
VLANs Supported4096
VRF Instances Available1000
Links per Port Channel (Max)32
ECMP Paths (Max)64
ECMP Groups (Max)256
ECMP Members (Max)64,000
Port Channels (Max)512
Active SPAN Sessions4
HSRP Groups490
MST Instances64
NAT Entries1023
Operational Temperature Range (Min)0°C
Operational Temperature Range (Max)40°C
Temperature Range for Storage-40°C to 70°C
Humidity Range5% to 85% Non-condensing
Maximum Operating Altitude0 to 4000m
Device Weight18.2 lbs

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