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Product Line: Cisco Nexus 9500 Series
Product Type: Supervisor Module
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Product Description

The N9K-SUP-A+ is equipped with a x86 processor featuring 4 cores and 8 threads, running at 1.8 GHz, and is supported by 16 GB of DRAM and a 64 GB SSD. It offers connectivity options including 2 USB ports, 1 serial port, and 1 Ethernet port with a speed of 10/100/1000 Mbps, designed for use with Nexus 9500 switches and compatible with both Cisco ACI and NX-OS deployment types. The module supports hot-swap, has a typical power consumption of 69 W, a maximum of 80 W, and an MTBF of 414,240 hours, ensuring reliability and durability in environments with temperatures ranging from 0 °C to 40 °C and altitudes up to 4,000 m.

FAQs for the N9K-SUP-A+

  • What is the processor type used in this hardware?
    The processor type is x86.
  • How many cores does the x86 processor have?
    It has 4 cores.
  • What is the total number of threads available in the processor?
    The processor supports 8 threads.
  • At what frequency does the x86 processor operate?
    The processor frequency is 1.8 GHz.
  • What is the RAM capacity of this device?
    It comes with 16 GB of RAM.
  • Can you specify the type of RAM used?
    The RAM type is DRAM.
  • What is the storage capacity of the SSD?
    The SSD has a 64 GB capacity.
  • How much does this hardware weigh?
    The weight is 5.2 lbs.
  • What is the typical power consumption?
    Typical power consumption is 69 W.
  • Does this device support hot-swap?
    Yes, it supports hot-swap.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-SUP-A+ supervisor engine, designed for Nexus 9500 switches, features a quad-core x86 processor with 8 threads, running at 1.8 GHz, paired with 16 GB of DRAM and a 64 GB SSD, supporting both Cisco ACI and NX-OS deployments. It offers resilience with a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 414,240 hours and hot-swap capability, ensuring minimal downtime. However, its power consumption, ranging from 69 W to a maximum of 80 W, and the limited number of connectivity options with only one Ethernet port may restrict its application in environments demanding higher energy efficiency or extensive connectivity.


The Cisco N9K-SUP-A+ is a supervisor module designed for use with Nexus 9500 switches, tailored for deployments in both Cisco ACI and NX-OS environments. This module is engineered to enhance the operational capabilities of network infrastructures, offering advanced features and reliability to meet the demands of modern data centers. Central to its performance is an x86 processor with four cores and eight threads, running at a frequency of 1.8 GHz. This processing power is complemented by 16 GB of DRAM and a 64 GB SSD, providing ample memory and storage capacity for network management and configuration tasks. Key specifications include: - Processor Type: x86 - RAM Capacity: 16 GB, with DRAM type - SSD Storage: 64 GB Weighing 5.2 lbs, the module is designed for easy integration into existing network setups, supporting hot-swap functionality to minimize downtime during upgrades or maintenance. It has a typical power consumption of 69 W and can reach up to 80 W at maximum load, ensuring efficient energy use. The module's mean time between failures (MTBF) is rated at 414,240 hours, indicating high reliability over its operational lifespan. For connectivity, the N9K-SUP-A+ is equipped with two USB ports, one serial port, and one Ethernet port supporting speeds of up to 10/100/1000 Mbps, facilitating versatile connections for management and configuration. The module's design supports port-side intake airflow, ensuring optimal cooling for continuous operation between 0 °C and 40 °C, with a nonoperating temperature tolerance from -40 °C to 70 °C. Humidity levels are maintained between 5% to 95% (noncondensing) to protect internal components, and it can function at altitudes up to 4,000 meters, accommodating various installation environments. Notable features also include support for an external clock, enhancing synchronization capabilities across network devices, ensuring precise timing for data transmission and processing. This functionality is critical in environments where timing accuracy is paramount, such as financial trading floors or real-time data analytics platforms. The Cisco N9K-SUP-A+ stands out for its comprehensive feature set, designed to meet the needs of complex, high-performance network environments. Its compatibility with Nexus 9500 switches, along with the flexibility offered by support for both Cisco ACI and NX-OS deployment options, makes it a versatile choice for network administrators looking to enhance their network's efficiency, reliability, and scalability.


Item CodeN9K-SUP-A+
CPU Modelx86 architecture
CPU Core CountQuad-core
CPU Thread Count8 Threads
CPU Speed1.8 Gigahertz
Memory Size16 Gigabytes
Memory TypeDRAM
Storage Capacity64 GB SSD
Unit Weight5.2 pounds
Normal Power Consumption69 Watts
Peak Power Consumption80 Watts
Mean Time Between Failures414,240 hours
Capability for Hot SwappingSupported
Cooling Airflow DirectionPort-side to Intake
USB Port Quantity2
Serial Port Quantity1
Ethernet Port Quantity1
Speed of Ethernet Port1 Gbps
Supported Software PlatformsCisco ACI or NX-OS
Compatibility with External TimingSupported
Compatible DevicesNexus 9500 Series Switches
Operational Temperature Range0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature Range-40°C to 70°C
Operational Humidity Range5% to 95%, Non-condensing
Operational Altitude RangeUp to 4,000 meters

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