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

The N9K-C9348GC-FXP Cisco features 48 BASE-T ports with speeds of 100M/1G, alongside 4 SFP28 ports and 2 QSFP28 ports, supporting speeds of 1/10/25G and 40/100G respectively. It supports up to 1,792,000 IPv4 LPM routes, 896,000 IPv6 LPM routes, 512,000 MAC address entries, and 4096 VLANs, ensuring extensive connectivity and network management capabilities. Additionally, the device can handle up to 16,000 VRF instances, 512 port channels with a maximum of 32 links in a port channel, and operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C.

FAQs for the N9K-C9348GC-FXP

  • What is the speed of the BASE-T ports on this networking hardware?
    The BASE-T ports support speeds of 100M/1G.
  • How many SFP28 ports are available?
    There are 4 SFP28 ports.
  • Can you detail the QSFP28 port capabilities?
    QSFP28 ports offer 40/100G speeds and the device includes 2 of these ports.
  • What is the maximum number of IPv4 LPM routes supported?
    The device supports up to 1,792,000 IPv4 LPM routes.
  • Describe the IPv6 capabilities in terms of host entries and LPM routes.
    IPv6 support includes up to 1,792,000 host entries and up to 896,000 LPM routes.
  • How many MAC address entries can the device handle?
    It can handle up to 512,000 MAC address entries.
  • What are the multicast and IGMP snooping capabilities?
    The device supports up to 128,000 multicast routes and up to 32,000 IGMP snooping groups.
  • How extensive is the ACL support?
    ACL support includes up to 5000 ingress entries and up to 2000 egress entries.
  • What are the environmental operating temperatures for this device?
    The operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 40 °C.
  • Can you provide details on the VLAN and VRF instance support?
    The device supports up to 4096 VLANs and up to 16,000 VRF instances.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-C9348GC-FXP offers a comprehensive suite of features suitable for high-density environments, including 48 BASE-T ports capable of 100M/1G speeds and advanced port options with 4 SFP28 and 2 QSFP28 ports for higher speed requirements. However, its operating temperature range is limited to 0 °C to 40 °C, which might restrict deployment in environments with extreme temperature conditions. Additionally, the switch supports a vast number of IPv4 and IPv6 routes, MAC addresses, and VLANs, making it ideal for complex networks requiring extensive segmentation and routing capabilities.


The Cisco N9K-C9348GC-FXP is a versatile and high-capacity switch designed for efficient network performance. Tailored for data centers and high-end enterprise networking, this switch is equipped with a wide array of ports and features to meet diverse networking requirements. It includes 48 BASE-T ports supporting speeds of 100M/1G, enabling seamless connectivity for a variety of devices. Additionally, the switch is equipped with 4 SFP28 ports and 2 QSFP28 ports, offering enhanced flexibility with speeds of 1/10/25G and 40/100G respectively. This range of port speeds and types ensures that the switch can handle both current and future networking demands. The Cisco N9K-C9348GC-FXP is engineered to support large-scale operations, as evidenced by its capacity to manage up to 1,792,000 IPv4 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes and host entries, and up to 896,000 IPv6 LPM routes, with IPv6 host entries also up to 1,792,000. This capability ensures efficient routing and management of internet traffic, which is critical for maintaining high network performance and reliability. The switch also supports up to 512,000 MAC address entries, allowing for extensive device connectivity within networks. For multicast and security features, the device supports up to 128,000 multicast routes and has the capacity for 32,000 IGMP snooping groups. This enhances the switch’s ability to efficiently distribute data across a network, improving the overall multicast transmission efficiency. Security and access control are bolstered by up to 5000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control List (ACL) entries, providing granular control over network traffic and preventing unauthorized access. The Cisco N9K-C9348GC-FXP supports a wide range of network virtualization and segmentation features, including up to 4096 VLANs and 16,000 VRF instances. This allows for the creation of multiple virtual networks within a single physical network infrastructure, enhancing security and network management. Furthermore, the switch enables high availability and load balancing through support for up to 64 Equal-Cost Multi-Path (ECMP) paths, 512 port channels, and up to 32 links in a port channel. Other notable specifications include: - Up to 4 active SPAN sessions for monitoring and analyzing network traffic. - Support for up to 490 HSRP (Hot Standby Router Protocol) groups, ensuring network redundancy and failover capabilities. - NAT (Network Address Translation) support, with up to 1023 entries, facilitating efficient IP address translation and conservation. The switch operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, ensuring reliability and performance stability in various environmental conditions. Furthermore, it is designed to efficiently manage network traffic with 8 queues, optimizing data flow and reducing latency. In summary, the Cisco N9K-C9348GC-FXP switch is a comprehensive solution for advanced networking requirements, offering a wide array of ports, extensive routing and host capabilities, and advanced features for network segmentation, virtualization, and security. Its hardware specifications make it a suitable choice for data centers and large enterprise networks seeking to optimize their networking infrastructure for performance, flexibility, and scalability.


Part Number N9K-C9348GC-FXP
Manufacturer Cisco
48-port BASE-T Count 48
BASE-T Interface Speed 100Mbps/1Gbps
SFP28 Interface Quantity 4
SFP28 Data Rate 1/10/25Gbps
QSFP28 Port Count 2
QSFP28 Bandwidth 40/100Gbps
Maximum IPv4 LPM Routes 1,792,000
Maximum IPv4 Direct Routes 1,792,000
Max IPv6 LPM Paths 896,000
IPv6 Direct Route Limits 1,792,000
MAC Table Capacity 512,000
Multicast Routing Capacity 128,000
IGMP Groups Supported 32,000
Maximum ACL Rules 5000 Ingress, 2000 Egress
Supported VLANs 4096
VRF Instance Limit 16,000
ECMP Routing Paths 64
Aggregate Port Channels 512
Max Links per Port Channel 32
Concurrent SPAN Sessions 4
HSRP Groups Supported 490
NAT Translation Entries 1,023
MSTP Instances 64
Queue Count 8
Operational Temperature Range 0 °C to 40 °C

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