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Product Catalog: Cisco: Switches: Data Center Switches: Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches are designed to deliver high-density 40 Gigabit Ethernet in an energy-efficient, compact form factor. They offer a comprehensive integrated Layer 2 and Layer 3 feature set. These switches are thus ideal for space-constrained, high-density, and high-performance deployments in traditional, virtualized, and cloud environments.

Features and Capabilities

The comprehensive Cisco NX-OS feature set and the scalability of the Cisco Nexus 6000 Series deliver high performance, operational efficiency, and design flexibility with extensive programmability. These switches form part of the foundation of the Cisco Unified Fabric.

Following are the major benefits of this series:

High Scalability and Performance
  • Up to 384 10-Gbps or 96 40-Gbps line-rate, Layer 2 and Layer 3 ports in four-rack units (4RU)
  • Up to 160 unified ports (1/10 Gigabit Ethernet, FCoE, 2/4/8-Gbps Fibre Channel) for LAN and SAN convergence
  • Up to 2304, 1 or 10 Gigabit Ethernet server ports with the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders (FEX)
  • Cisco FabricPath support for scalable Layer 2 networks
Operational Efficiency
  • Advanced analytics toolkit with buffer and latency monitoring
  • Single point of management with FEX architecture
  • Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA) and PowerOn Auto Provisioning (PoAP) for fabric automation
  • Programmability: Python scripting, TCL scripting, the Cisco One Platform Kit (onePK; supported in future software release)
  • VXLAN support for virtualized and cloud deployments (supported on Cisco Nexus 6004X)
  • Eight expansion slots with broad connectivity options, including future 100 Gigabit Ethernet support
Specifications at a Glance
Models Nexus 6004 and 6004X
Number of slots 8
Maximum switching capacity 7.68 Tbps
1 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) port density 96 using Cisco QSFP to SFP or SFP+ Adapter (QSA)
1/10 GE port density with Cisco Nexus 2000 2304
10 GE port density 384 using breakout
40 GE port density  96
Management tool Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager
Buffer 25 Mb per 3 x 40 GE or 12 x 10 GE ports
VXLAN Nexus 6004X chassis only
Cisco Nexus 6001 Switch (Cisco)
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Cisco Nexus 6004 Switch (Cisco)
View Details High-Density 40 GE Switch in a Compact 4 RU Form Factor

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