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Product Line: Cisco Nexus 9300 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The N9K-C93180YC-EX-24 is equipped with 24 SFP ports supporting speeds of 1/10/25 G, and 6 QSFP28 ports capable of 40/100 Gbps, designed to facilitate high-capacity networking. It features a 4-core CPU, 24 GB system memory, a 64 GB SSD drive, and a 40 MB system buffer, enhancing overall performance and data processing capabilities. Additional specifications include dual management ports (1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP), a single USB port, one RS-232 serial port, support for up to 2 power supplies, and an operating temperature range from 0 °C to 40 °C.

FAQs for the N9K-C93180YC-EX-24

  • What is the total number of SFP ports available?
    • This device features 24 SFP ports.
  • Can you detail the speeds supported by the QSFP28 ports on the device?
    • QSFP28 ports on this hardware support 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps speeds.
  • How many CPU cores does the system have?
    • It is equipped with 4 CPU cores.
  • What are the system memory specifications?
    • The system comes with 24 GB of memory.
  • How much storage is available on the SSD drive?
    • There is a 64 GB SSD drive for storage.
  • What is the system buffer size?
    • The device includes a 40 MB system buffer.
  • How many management ports are included, and what types are they?
    • There are 2 management ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP.
  • What are the power supply options for this hardware?
    • It can accommodate up to 2 power supplies.
  • What is the range of operating temperatures for the device?
    • The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this device?
    • The MTBF is 390,330 hours.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX-24 switch offers a versatile port configuration, including 24 SFP ports supporting speeds up to 25 Gbps and 6 QSFP28 ports for 40/100 Gbps, catering to diverse networking demands. However, its power consumption, peaking at 470W, and the noise levels, reaching up to 77.8 dBA at full fan speed, could pose challenges in densely packed or power-sensitive environments. The unit's reliability is underscored by a high MTBF of 390,330 hours, coupled with dual power supply support, ensuring operational continuity and resilience in mission-critical setups.


The Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX-24 is a versatile and high-capacity network switch designed for modern data centers and demanding enterprise environments. It is part of the Cisco Nexus 9000 series, offering efficient data center access, aggregation, and core layer services. This product provides an array of features focusing on speed, flexibility, and reliability to support a wide range of applications including high-performance computing, cloud services, and large-scale virtualization deployments. At the heart of its design, the switch includes 24 SFP ports capable of speeds ranging from 1/10/25 Gbps, allowing for high-speed connectivity and flexibility in network design. Additionally, it features 6 QSFP28 ports that support 40/100 Gbps speeds, catering to high bandwidth applications and interconnectivity needs within the data center. The inclusion of these ports ensures that the switch can handle the demands of intensive data workloads while providing options for network scalability and future growth. The hardware specifications reveal a powerful underlying infrastructure. The switch is powered by a quad-core CPU and comes equipped with 24 GB of system memory, ensuring smooth operation and efficient handling of network tasks. A 64 GB SSD drive provides ample storage for the operating system and network configurations, while a 40 MB system buffer ensures efficient data processing and packet handling.
  • It includes two management ports (one RJ-45 and one SFP) for versatile connectivity options.
  • A single USB port and one RS-232 serial port are available for local management and configuration.
  • The switch can accommodate up to two power supplies, providing redundancy and increased reliability.
Power efficiency and operational flexibility are highlighted by its power specifications. The switch operates within a typical power consumption of 210 W and can go up to a maximum of 470 W under full load, supporting both AC and DC power inputs. It is designed to work across a wide range of voltages and frequencies, ensuring compatibility with diverse data center power infrastructures worldwide. Thermal management is addressed with port-side intake and exhaust options, maintaining optimal operating temperatures from 0 °C to 40 °C. The acoustics vary based on fan speed, with noise levels ranging from 48.5 dBA at 40% fan speed to 77.8 dBA at full speed, balancing performance with noise considerations. In terms of physical dimensions, the switch measures 1.72 x 17.3 x 22.5 inches, fitting efficiently into standard data center racks with a 1U form factor. Its design considers both space efficiency and ease of access for maintenance and upgrades. With a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 390,330 hours, the Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX-24 stands as a reliable choice for continuous network operations. The device runs a minimum NX-OS image of NXOS-9.3(2), ensuring compatibility with advanced networking features and security protocols. Overall, the Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX-24 is engineered to meet the demands of modern data centers, delivering high-speed connectivity, scalability, and reliability. Its comprehensive hardware specifications and operational flexibility make it an ideal choice for enterprises looking to optimize their network infrastructure for performance and growth.


Part Number and ManufacturerCisco N9K-C93180YC-EX-24
SFP Ports Quantity24
SFP Port Capability1/10/25 Gbps
QSFP28 Ports Count6
QSFP28 Port Capability40/100 Gbps
CPU Cores Total4
Main Memory24 GB
SSD Storage64 GB
Internal Buffer40 MB
Management Port Types2 (1 RJ-45, 1 SFP)
USB Interface Count1
RS-232 Serial Interface1
Maximum Power Supply Units2
Standard Power Consumption210 W
Peak Power Consumption470 W
AC Power Input Range100 to 240 VAC
DC Power Input Range-48 to -60 VDC
High Voltage AC Input Range200 to 277 VAC
High Voltage DC Input Range-240 to -380 VDC
Operational Frequency50 to 60 Hz
Cooling Airflow DirectionPort-Side Intake and Exhaust
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.72 x 17.3 x 22.5 in.
Noise Levels48.5 dBA at 40% Fan, 64.9 dBA at 70% Fan, 77.8 dBA at 100% Fan
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)390,330 Hours
Required NX-OS VersionNXOS-9.3(2)
Operational Temperature Range0 °C to 40 °C

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