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Cisco Nexus 6001 Switch (Cisco)

The Cisco Nexus 6001 Series Switch is a wire-rate Layer 2 and Layer 3, 48-port 10 Gigibit Ethernet (GE) switch with 40 GE uplinks. It is optimized for high-performance, top-of-rack 10 GE server access and Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) aggregation. The switch delivers high performance, operational efficiency, and design flexibility for traditional, virtualized, and cloud environments.

Features and Capabilities

The Cisco Nexus 6001 Series Switch serves as part of the Cisco Unified Fabric, offering a comprehensive, Cisco NX-OS feature set. Benefits include.

High Scalability and Performance
  • 48, 10 GE line-rate Layer 2, Layer 3 ports with 40 GE uplinks
  • Up to 1152, 1 and 10 GE server ports in conjunction with the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Cisco FabricPath support for scalable Layer 2 networks
Operational Efficiency
  • Advanced analytics tool kit with latency and buffer monitoring
  • Single point of management with Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) Architecture
  • Power on auto provisioning (PoAP)
  • Programmability - Python scripting, Cisco Tool Command Language (TCL) scripting, Cisco's One Platform Kit (OnePK; support in future software release)
  • Support for 10 GE and 40 GE Fibre Channel over Ethernet(FCoE)
Specifications at a Glance
  • One rack-unit (RU) form factor
  • 48 fixed 1 and 10 GE ports and 4, 40 GE QSFP+ uplink ports
  • Line-rate Layer 2, Layer 3 throughput of 1.28 Tbps
  • Front-to-back air flow

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