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Product Description

The N9K-X97160YC-EX Cisco switch features 48 SFP+ ports supporting 1-, 10-, and 25-Gigabit Ethernet, along with 4 ports for 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet, accommodating a diverse range of high-speed networking requirements. It is designed for high-capacity networking with up to 1 million IPv4 LPM route entries, 512,000 MAC address entries, and supports up to 16,000 VRF instances, ensuring extensive routing, forwarding, and virtualization capabilities. The unit is engineered for reliability and efficiency, with a MTBF of 580,050 hours, typical power consumption of 415W, and hot-swappable components, complemented by port-side intake airflow for optimal cooling.

FAQs for the N9K-X97160YC-EX

  • What is the total number of ports available on this networking hardware?
    The hardware has 48 ports.
  • Are SFP+ ports available for high-speed network connections?
    Yes, it includes SFP+ ports for 1-, 10-, and 25-Gigabit Ethernet.
  • How many 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet ports does the product have?
    There are 4 ports supporting 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet.
  • What is the maximum number of IPv4 LPM route entries supported?
    Up to 1 million IPv4 LPM route entries are supported.
  • Can the hardware manage a large number of IPv6 host entries?
    Yes, it can manage up to 16,000 IPv6 host entries.
  • What is the capacity for MAC address entries on this device?
    The device can handle up to 512,000 MAC address entries.
  • How many multicast routes can the hardware accommodate?
    It can accommodate up to 32,000 multicast routes.
  • What is the range for IGMP Snooping Groups with and without VPC?
    With VPC, the range is 4000 to 32000, and without VPC, it's 8000 to 32000.
  • Is the hardware capable of supporting a large number of VLANs?
    Yes, it supports up to 4096 VLANs.
  • What are the power consumption and MTBF stats for this device?
    Typical power consumption is 415 W, and MTBF is 580,050 hours.

Product Review

The Cisco N9K-X97160YC-EX switch offers high-density port configurations, supporting up to 48 SFP+ ports for 1-, 10-, and 25-Gigabit Ethernet and 4 ports for 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet, catering to diverse networking demands. Its capacity for up to 1 million IPv4 route entries, 512,000 MAC address entries, and extensive support for VLANs, VRF instances, and ECMP paths makes it suitable for large, complex networks. However, the limitation to 16,000 IPv6 host entries may pose constraints in environments heavily utilizing IPv6, requiring careful planning for future scalability.


The Cisco N9K-X97160YC-EX is a high-performance network switch designed for modern data centers. Engineered to meet the demands of intensive networking environments, this switch features a comprehensive set of specifications that cater to a wide range of networking requirements. At its core, the Cisco N9K-X97160YC-EX offers 48 ports for SFP+ connections, supporting 1-, 10-, and 25-Gigabit Ethernet speeds, enabling flexible connectivity options for various network architectures. Additionally, it includes four ports for 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet, further enhancing its capability to handle high-speed network traffic efficiently. The switch is designed with a substantial capacity for routing and host entries, accommodating up to 1 million IPv4 route entries and between 1900 to 500,000 IPv6 route entries. This capability ensures smooth handling of large-scale network operations without performance degradation. Moreover, the device supports up to 1 million IPv4 and up to 16,000 IPv6 host entries, providing ample space for managing network hosts. For network administration, the Cisco N9K-X97160YC-EX boasts a significant number of MAC address entries, up to 512,000, and multicast routes, up to 32,000. These features are crucial for efficiently managing network traffic and multicast applications. Furthermore, the switch supports a wide range of VLANs, with the capacity to handle up to 4096 VLANs, and up to 16000 VRF instances, offering extensive network segmentation and virtualization capabilities.
  • IGMP Snooping Groups range from 4000 to 32000 with VPC and 8000 to 32000 without VPC, facilitating efficient multicast traffic management.
  • Port Channels support up to 512, with the ability to link up to 32 channels, enhancing bandwidth and network redundancy.
  • Support for up to 64 ECMP paths, optimizing route selection and network traffic distribution.
The switch is designed with reliability in mind, featuring a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 580,050 hours. It is hot-swappable, allowing for maintenance or upgrades without disrupting network service. The airflow is port-side intake, ensuring efficient cooling for sustained performance. Additionally, it complies with RoHS-6, adhering to the latest environmental standards. Weighing 12.75 lbs and with a typical power consumption of 415 W, the Cisco N9K-X97160YC-EX balances performance with energy efficiency. It is suitable for enterprises looking for a scalable, high-capacity networking solution that can adapt to growing network demands. In summary, the Cisco N9K-X97160YC-EX is a versatile and powerful network switch that offers advanced features for modern data centers. From its comprehensive support for high-speed Ethernet connections to its extensive routing, host entry, and VLAN capacities, it is designed to provide a solid foundation for complex network infrastructures.


ModelCisco N9K-X97160YC-EX
Total Ports48
SFP+ CapabilitySupports 1G, 10G, and 25G Ethernet speeds
40/100 GbE Ports Count4
IPv4 LPM RoutesMaximum 1,000,000
IPv6 LPM RoutesRange: 1900 - 500,000
IPv4 Endpoint EntriesMaximum 1,000,000
IPv6 Endpoint EntriesMaximum 16,000
MAC Addresses SupportedMaximum 512,000
Multicast Route LimitsMaximum 32,000
IGMP Groups Range4000 - 32000 (With VPC), 8000 - 32000 (Without VPC)
Maximum VLANs4096
VRF CapacityMaximum 16,000
Port Channel CapabilityMaximum 512
Links per Port ChannelMaximum 32
ECMP RoutesMaximum 64
SPAN Sessions Range4 - 32
MSTP InstancesMaximum 64
RPVST+ InstancesMaximum 4000
HSRP Group LimitMaximum 490
VXLAN Tunnel and Physical Server EndpointsMaximum 10,000
Device Weight12.75 pounds
Average Power Consumption415 Watts
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)580,050 hours
Hot Swap CapabilitySupported
Cooling DirectionPort-Side to Intake
Compliance with RoHSMeets RoHS-6

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