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

The N9K-C93180YC-FX is equipped with 48 1/10/25G SFP ports and 6 40G/100G QSFP28 ports, supporting a range of downlink speeds including 1/10/25-Gbps Ethernet. It features a 6-core CPU, 32 GB of system memory, and a 128 GB SSD drive, with a system buffer of 40 MB. The unit requires a power supply of 500W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC, operates within an AC voltage range of 100 to 240 VAC, and supports up to 4096 VLANs.

FAQs for the N9K-C93180YC-FX

  • What is the number of SFP ports available on this device?
  • The device features 48 1/10/25-Gbps Ethernet SFP ports for downlink support.

  • Can this hardware support 40G or 100G connections?
  • Yes, it includes 6 QSFP28 ports that support 40G/100G connections.

  • What are the CPU and system memory specifications?
  • The system is equipped with 6 CPU cores and up to 32 GB of system memory.

  • How much storage is available on the SSD drive?
  • This device comes with a 128 GB SSD drive for storage.

  • What are the power supply options for this device?
  • Power supply options include 500W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC units.

  • What is the typical and maximum power consumption?
  • Typical power consumption is 260 W, with a maximum of 425 W.

  • What type of management ports does this device have?
  • It is equipped with 1 RJ-45 management port, 1 USB port, and 1 RS-232 serial port.

  • How many fans are included for cooling, and what is the airflow direction?
  • There are 4 fans providing port-side intake and exhaust for cooling.

  • What are the acoustics levels at different fan speeds?
  • Acoustics levels are 57 dBA at 40% fan speed, 68.9 dBA at 70% fan speed, and 77.4 dBA at 100% fan speed.

  • How many VLANs can this device support?
  • The device can support up to 4096 VLANs.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-C93180YC-FX offers a high density of 1/10/25-Gbps Ethernet ports with 48 SFP ports and 6 QSFP28 ports for 40G/100G connectivity, catering to diverse network demands. However, its power consumption, peaking at 425 W, alongside the potential for high noise levels up to 77.4 dBA at full fan speed, may pose challenges in constrained environments. With 32 GB of system memory, a 128 GB SSD, and a system buffer of 40 MB, it balances performance and storage, though the acoustics and power requirements necessitate careful deployment planning.


The Cisco N9K-C93180YC-FX is a high-capacity, fixed-configuration switch designed for scalable, secure, and efficient data center operations. This switch offers a wide range of features and capabilities to meet the demands of modern data centers, including high-density 1/10/25-Gbps Ethernet connectivity, advanced scalability options, and energy-efficient design. At the core of the Cisco N9K-C93180YC-FX are 48 SFP ports that support 1/10/25-Gbps Ethernet speeds, providing flexibility and high performance for various network demands. Additionally, the switch includes 6 QSFP28 ports that can operate at either 40G or 100G, enabling high-speed connections and efficient data center backbone or aggregation layer deployment. The switch is powered by a 6-core CPU and is equipped with up to 32 GB of system memory, ensuring smooth operation even under heavy load. Storage needs are addressed with a 128 GB SSD drive, which offers ample space for software, logs, and other data. The system's performance is further enhanced by a 40 MB system buffer, which helps manage data flow and reduce latency. Connectivity and management options include: - 1 RJ-45 management port - 1 USB port - 1 RS-232 serial port These interfaces provide versatile management capabilities, allowing for easy configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting. The Cisco N9K-C93180YC-FX is designed with efficiency in mind, featuring multiple power supply options (500W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC) to suit various operational environments. Power consumption is optimized, with a typical power draw of 260 W and a maximum of 425 W under full load. This efficiency is complemented by a range of input voltage options, including AC, HVAC, DC, and HVDC standards, ensuring compatibility with different power infrastructures. Cooling is efficiently managed by 4 fans, supporting both port-side intake and exhaust configurations. This flexibility ensures optimal airflow and cooling performance across different installation scenarios. The switch operates within an acoustic range of 57 dBA at 40% fan speed, up to 77.4 dBA at 100% fan speed, balancing noise and cooling efficiency. The compact form factor of the Cisco N9K-C93180YC-FX (1.72 x 17.3 x 22.5 inches) allows for efficient use of rack space, making it suitable for dense deployment scenarios. Despite its compact size, the switch does not compromise on reliability, boasting an MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 238,470 hours. Key specifications include:
  • Maximum VLANs support up to 4096, facilitating extensive network segmentation and security policies.
  • Ability to host up to 4 active SPAN sessions, enabling comprehensive traffic monitoring and analysis.
  • RoHS compliance, ensuring the switch meets global environmental standards and regulations.
In summary, the Cisco N9K-C93180YC-FX switch combines high-density port configuration, advanced features, and energy-efficient design, making it an ideal solution for modern data centers seeking to optimize performance, scalability, and operational efficiency.


Part NumberCisco N9K-C93180YC-FX
SFP Ports Quantity (1/10G/25G)48
QSFP28 Ports Quantity (40G/100G)6
Supported Downlink Speeds1/10/25-Gbps Ethernet
Processor Cores6
Maximum System Memory32 GB
SSD Storage Capacity128 GB
Internal Buffer Size40 MB
Management Interface1 RJ-45
USB Interface Count1
Serial Interface (RS-232)1
Available Power Supply Options500W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC
Standard Power Consumption260 W
Peak Power Demand425 W
AC Input Range100 to 240 VAC
HVAC Input Range200 to 277 VAC
DC Input Range-48 to -60 VDC
HVDC Input Range-240 to -380 VDC
Fan Units4
Cooling MechanismPort-Side Intake and Exhaust
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.72 x 17.3 x 22.5 in.
Noise Levels57 dBA at 40% Fan Speed, 68.9 dBA at 70% Fan Speed, 77.4 dBA at 100% Fan Speed
Compliance with RoHSYes
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)238,470 Hours
Max Number of VLANs4096
Active SPAN Sessions Limit4

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