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Product Line: Cisco Nexus 9500 Series
Product Type: Cloud-Scale Fabric Module
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Product Description

The N9K-C9508-FM-E2 is designed for the Cisco Nexus 9500 Series Cloud-Scale Switch Chassis, featuring 8 slots with a total capacity of 3200 Gbps and capacity per slot of 800 Gbps. It supports a maximum flow size of 100 Gbps, operates within a typical power range of 266 W and a maximum of 420 W, and boasts a MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 642,820 hours. This module is hot swappable, with port-side intake airflow, and meets comprehensive safety and EMC standards, including UL 60950-1 and CISPR22 Class A, ensuring reliability and compliance for enterprise environments.

FAQs for the N9K-C9508-FM-E2

  • What is the total capacity of the networking hardware?
    The total capacity is 3200 Gbps.
  • How many slots does the part have?
    It has 8 slots.
  • What is the capacity per slot?
    Each slot supports up to 800 Gbps.
  • Can the part support hot swapping?
    Yes, it is hot swappable.
  • What is the maximum flow size this device can handle?
    The maximum flow size is 100 Gbps.
  • What is the typical power consumption?
    Typical power consumption is 266 W.
  • Is this device compatible with Cisco Nexus 9500 Series Cloud-Scale Switch Chassis?
    Yes, it is designed for use with Cisco Nexus 9500 Series Cloud-Scale Switch Chassis.
  • What safety standards does the part meet?
    It meets multiple standards including UL 60950-1 and EN 60950-1.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this hardware?
    The MTBF is 642,820 hours.
  • Does the device comply with RoHS?
    Yes, it is RoHS-6 compliant.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-C9508-FM-E2 offers a substantial total capacity of 3200 Gbps across 8 slots, with each slot capable of handling up to 800 Gbps, making it well-suited for high-demand network environments. However, its maximum flow size of 100 Gbps may limit performance in scenarios requiring higher per-flow throughput. The module's design supports hot swapping and boasts a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 642,820 hours, ensuring minimal downtime and ease of maintenance, but its power consumption, ranging from 266 W typical to 420 W maximum, could impact operational costs in energy-sensitive deployments.


The Cisco N9K-C9508-FM-E2 is a cutting-edge network module designed for the Cisco Nexus 9500 Series Cloud-Scale Switch Chassis, providing high-density, high-performance, and energy-efficient service. This fabric module is engineered to support a diverse range of data center networking needs, from the core to the edge, and is especially suited for environments demanding high bandwidth and reliable connectivity. At the heart of its design, the N9K-C9508-FM-E2 boasts an impressive total capacity of 3200 Gbps, distributed evenly across its eight slots, allowing for 800 Gbps per slot. This high capacity ensures that networks can handle massive data flows efficiently, supporting maximum flow sizes up to 100 Gbps. Such capability is crucial for managing the demands of modern data-intensive applications and services, ensuring smooth and uninterrupted operations. The module's physical characteristics are optimized for durability and ease of deployment. Weighing 10.94 lbs, it is designed for straightforward integration into existing network frameworks. Its dimensions and form factor are meticulously crafted to fit seamlessly into the Cisco Nexus 9500 series chassis, ensuring a perfect match for both form and function. The hardware is also hot-swappable, which minimizes downtime by allowing for replacements or upgrades without shutting down the entire system. This feature is vital for maintaining continuous network availability, a critical aspect for today's 24/7 operational demands. Furthermore, the N9K-C9508-FM-E2 is designed with efficiency in mind, with a typical power consumption of 266 W and a maximum of 420 W. This power efficiency, coupled with an MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 642,820 hours, underscores the module's reliability and sustainability, making it an economically wise choice for long-term operation. The airflow design, featuring port-side intake, ensures optimal cooling, further enhancing the module's performance stability and longevity. Safety and compliance are paramount, and the N9K-C9508-FM-E2 meets a range of international standards, ensuring its suitability for global deployment. Its certifications include: - Safety standards such as UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, and EN 60950-1. - EMC emissions standards including AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A and EN55022 Class A. - EMC immunity standards like EN55024 and CISPR24. Additionally, the module's commitment to environmental responsibility is affirmed by its RoHS-6 compliance, ensuring that it adheres to restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. In summary, the Cisco N9K-C9508-FM-E2 is a powerful, efficient, and reliable networking module that stands out for its high capacity, durability, and compliance with global standards. Its design and features make it an ideal choice for businesses looking to upgrade their network infrastructure to meet the demands of modern applications and services, ensuring seamless operations and long-term sustainability.


Part Number N9K-C9508-FM-E2
Manufacturer Cisco
Slots Available 8
Overall Capability 3200 Gbps
Capability per Slot 800 Gbps
Maximum Throughput per Flow 100 Gbps
Mass 10.94 lbs
Standard Power Consumption 266 W
Peak Power Consumption 420 W
Estimated Time Before Failure 642,820 Hours
Module Replacement Feature Yes
Cooling Direction Port-Side Intake
Supported Flow Rates 100G
Compatible With Cisco Nexus 9500 Series Cloud-Scale Switch Chassis
Regulatory Safety Standards UL 60950-1 Second Edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition, EN 60950-1 Second Edition, IEC 60950-1 Second Edition, AS/NZS 60950-1, GB4943
EMC Emission Standards AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A, CISPR22 Class A, EN55022 Class A, ICES003 Class A, VCCI Class A
EMC Immunity Standards EN55024, CISPR24, EN300386
Compliance with RoHS Yes, RoHS-6

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