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

The N9K-SUP-B+ is equipped with a x86 processor featuring 6 cores and 12 threads, running at a frequency of 1.9 GHz, and is complemented by 16 GB of DRAM and a 256 GB SSD. It supports a maximum power consumption of 90 W, offers hot-swap capability, and is designed for airflows with port-side intake, ensuring reliability with an MTBF of 421,040 hours. Compatible with Nexus 9500 switches, this supervisor engine allows for deployment in both Cisco ACI and NX-OS environments, featuring connectivity options that include two USB ports, one serial port, and one Ethernet port supporting up to 10/100/1000 Mbps.

FAQs for the N9K-SUP-B+

  • What is the processor type used in this device?
    The device uses an x86 processor.
  • How many cores and threads does the x86 processor feature?
    It features 6 cores and 12 threads.
  • What is the RAM capacity and type?
    The device comes with 16 GB of DRAM.
  • Can you detail the storage specifications?
    It includes a 256 GB SSD.
  • What is the weight and power requirements of this networking hardware?
    It weighs 5.3 lbs, typically requires 75 W, and can go up to a maximum of 90 W.
  • What is the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) rating?
    The MTBF rating is 421,040 hours.
  • Does this device support hot-swapping?
    Yes, hot-swap support is available.
  • How many USB, serial, and Ethernet ports are available?
    There are 2 USB ports, 1 serial port, and 1 Ethernet port with a speed of 10/100/1000 Mbps.
  • What are the operating and non-operating temperature ranges?
    The operating temperature range is 0 °C to 40 °C, while the non-operating temperature range is -40 °C to 70 °C.
  • Is this device compatible with Nexus 9500 switches, and what deployment types are supported?
    Yes, it is designed for use with Nexus 9500 switches and supports Cisco ACI or NX-OS deployment types.

Product Review

The CISCO N9K-SUP-B+ supervisor module, equipped with a 1.9 GHz x86 processor featuring six cores and twelve threads, and supported by 16 GB of DRAM and a 256 GB SSD, provides adequate processing power and storage for complex network tasks within Cisco Nexus 9500 switches. Its hot-swap capability, coupled with a high MTBF of 421,040 hours, ensures reliability and minimal downtime for maintenance. However, its limitation to a single Ethernet port with a speed of up to 1 Gbps might restrict its utility in environments demanding higher connectivity options and throughput.


The CISCO N9K-SUP-B+ is a high-performance supervisor module designed to enhance the capabilities and efficiency of Nexus 9500 switches. Powered by a six-core x86 processor running at 1.9 GHz and equipped with 12 threads, this module delivers the processing power needed for demanding network environments. It features 16 GB of DRAM, ensuring smooth operation and efficient handling of network tasks. The inclusion of a 256 GB SSD provides ample storage for system software, logs, and other critical data, contributing to the overall reliability and responsiveness of the network infrastructure. Weighing in at 5.3 lbs, the N9K-SUP-B+ is engineered for durability and ease of deployment within data centers. It supports a typical power consumption of 75 W, with a maximum power draw of 90 W, balancing performance with energy efficiency. The module boasts an impressive mean time between failures (MTBF) of 421,040 hours, underscoring its reliability and longevity in operational environments. Key features include: - Hot-swap support, allowing for maintenance or upgrades without disrupting network operations. - Airflow with port-side intake, ensuring optimal cooling and performance under various conditions. - External clock support, providing synchronization capabilities for networked devices. Connectivity options on the N9K-SUP-B+ are robust, featuring two USB ports for peripheral connectivity, one serial port for console management, and one Ethernet port supporting speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps. This range of connectivity ensures flexible deployment options and ease of management within diverse network architectures. Designed for deployment in either Cisco ACI or NX-OS environments, the N9K-SUP-B+ offers versatile operational capabilities, making it suitable for a wide range of data center applications. Its compatibility with Nexus 9500 switches allows for seamless integration into existing network infrastructures, providing enhanced performance and scalability. Operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C, with a nonoperating temperature tolerance of -40 °C to 70 °C. The module can operate at altitudes of up to 4,000 meters, and it is designed to withstand humidity levels from 5% to 95% (noncondensing). These specifications ensure that the N9K-SUP-B+ can perform reliably in a wide range of environmental conditions, making it suitable for global deployment. In summary, the CISCO N9K-SUP-B+ supervisor module is a powerful and reliable solution for enhancing the performance and capabilities of Nexus 9500 switches. With its advanced processor, ample RAM and SSD storage, and wide range of connectivity options, it is designed to meet the needs of demanding network environments. The module's robust feature set, including hot-swap support, port-side airflow intake, and external clock support, further enhances its value, making it an essential component of any modern data center infrastructure.


Item NumberN9K-SUP-B+
CPU Modelx86
CPU Cores6
CPU Threads12
CPU Speed1.9 GHz
Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypeDRAM
Storage256 GB SSD
Unit Weight5.3 lbs
Standard Power Consumption75 W
Peak Power Consumption90 W
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)421,040 Hours
Hot-Swap CapabilitySupported
Cooling Airflow DirectionPort-Side Intake
USB Port Count2
Serial Port Count1
Ethernet Port Count1
Ethernet Port Capability10/100/1000 Mbps
Supported Deployment OptionsCisco ACI or NX-OS
External Clock CompatibilitySupported
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
Maximum Operating Altitude0 to 4,000 m

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