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

The N9K-C9396PX Cisco switch features 48 fixed SFP+ ports supporting 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet speeds, with the option to activate 6 or 12 QSFP+ ports through an Uplink Module. It offers a versatile power supply range including 650W AC, 930W DC, and 1200W HVAC/HVDC, accommodating a wide range of input voltages (100 to 240 VAC, -42 V to -60 V DC, -240 to -380 HVDC, and 200 to 277 HVAC) and operates efficiently with a typical AC power consumption of 232 W. Designed for high-capacity networking, it supports up to 208,000 IP host entries, 96,000 MAC address entries, and up to 4096 VLANs, ensuring comprehensive access control and network segmentation capabilities within a 3.5 x 17.5 x 22.5 in. chassis.

FAQs for the N9K-C9396PX

  • What are the supported Ethernet speeds of the networking hardware?
    The device supports 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet speeds.
  • How many QFSP+ ports can be activated through the Uplink Module?
    Either 6 or 12 QFSP+ Ports can be activated.
  • What power supply options are available for this device?
    The options include 650W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC power supplies.
  • What is the typical power consumption for the AC and DC power supplies?
    Typical power consumption is 232 W for both AC and DC power supplies.
  • What are the input voltage ranges for AC and DC?
    AC input voltage ranges from 100 to 240 VAC, and DC input voltage ranges from -42 V to -60 V.
  • How many fans does the device have, and what are its acoustic levels?
    The device has 3 fans, with noise levels of 68.3 dBA at 40% fan speed, 78.8 dBA at 70% fan speed, and 84.5 dBA at 100% fan speed.
  • What are the dimensions of the device?
    Dimensions are 3.5 x 17.5 x 22.5 inches (H x W x D).
  • How many IP host entries does the device support?
    It supports 208,000 IP host entries.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature of the device?
    The maximum operating temperature is 40 °C.
  • Is the device RoHS compliant?
    Yes, it is RoHS compliant.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-C9396PX offers a versatile networking solution with its 48 fixed SFP+ ports supporting 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet speeds and the option to activate 6 or 12 QSFP+ ports through an uplink module, catering to a variety of network demands. However, the device's operational noise level is a concern, with acoustics ranging from 68.3 dBA at 40% fan speed to 84.5 dB at 100% fan speed, which may be disruptive in quieter environments. Additionally, its power efficiency is commendable, with a typical AC power consumption of 232 W and support for multiple power supplies, ensuring reliability and flexibility in power management for different operational needs.


The Cisco N9K-C9396PX is a high-performance network switch designed for data center environments. This device is engineered to support a variety of networking needs, accommodating 48 fixed SFP+ ports that enable 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet speeds, ensuring efficient data transfer rates for demanding applications. The switch's versatility is further enhanced by its support for 6 or 12 QFSP+ ports through the uplink module, allowing for significant expansion of network capabilities. Powering the Cisco N9K-C9396PX is flexible, with options for 650W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC power supplies. This range of power options ensures that the switch can be deployed in diverse environments with varying power availability. The typical power consumption under AC and DC conditions is 232 W, highlighting the device's efficiency in operation. It supports input voltages from 100 to 240 VAC and -42 V to -60 V for DC, with an additional range for HVAC and HVDC of 200 to 277 V and -240 to -380 V, respectively. The frequency support is standard at 50 to 60 Hz. Cooling the N9K-C9396PX are three fans, designed to maintain optimal operating temperatures without excessive noise. The acoustics of the device vary with fan speed, measuring 68.3 dBA at 40% speed, 78.8 dBA at 70%, and 84.5 dBA at full speed, ensuring that the switch operates effectively without disrupting the work environment. The hardware specifications include: -
  • Size dimensions of 3.5 x 17.5 x 22.5 inches, fitting standard rack mounts.
  • Maximum power consumption capped at 455 W for AC power supply.
  • Compliance with RoHS, emphasizing the product's adherence to environmental safety standards.
In terms of network management and security, the Cisco N9K-C9396PX supports up to 208,000 IP host entries and 96,000 MAC address entries, coupled with access control list (ACL) entries of 4000 for ingress and 1000 for egress. This allows for comprehensive control over network access and data flow. The switch supports 4096 VLANs and 1000 virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) instances, providing the necessary tools for complex network segmentation and efficient data routing. The operating environment for the N9K-C9396PX is designed to be resilient, with a minimum operating temperature of 0 °C and a maximum of 40 °C. It can be stored in conditions ranging from -40 °C to 70 °C, and operates optimally in a humidity range of 5% to 95% (non-condensing). The device is also certified to operate at altitudes of up to 13,123 ft, ensuring reliability across a wide range of environmental conditions. In summary, the Cisco N9K-C9396PX offers a comprehensive solution for data center networking, with a focus on scalability, performance, and environmental adaptability. Its extensive support for high-speed data transfer, along with robust power and cooling options, makes it a reliable choice for enterprises seeking to optimize their network infrastructure.


Model Number N9K-C9396PX
Manufacturer Cisco
Ports Configuration 48 Fixed SFP+ Ports
Speed Capabilities Supports 1Gbps and 10Gbps Ethernet
Expansion Slots Option for 6 or 12 QSFP+ Ports via Uplink Module
Power Options Options: 650W AC, 930W DC, 1200W HVAC/HVDC Power Supplies
Standard AC Power Usage 232W for both AC and DC configurations
AC Input 100V to 240V AC
DC Input -42V to -60V
Operational Frequency 50Hz to 60Hz
Cooling Fans 3 Fans Included
Dimensions Height: 3.5 inches, Width: 17.5 inches, Depth: 22.5 inches
Sound Levels 68.3 dBA at 40% fan speed, 78.8 dBA at 70%, 84.5 dBA at full speed
HVDC Input Range -240V to -380V
HVAC Input Range 200V to 277V
Peak Power Consumption 455W with AC supply
RoHS Compliant
IP Address Capacity 208,000 Entries
MAC Address Table Size 96,000 Entries
ACL Entries 4000 Ingress, 1000 Egress
Support for VLANs Up to 4096
VRF Instances Up to 1000
Operating Temperature Range 0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature Range -40°C to 70°C
Humidity Tolerance 5% to 95%, Non-condensing
Operational Altitude Up to 13,123 feet

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