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  • Cisco Nexus 9300-EX Series
    Platform Switches

    The Cisco® Nexus® 93180YC-EX Switch is a 1 rack unit (1 RU) switch with latency of less than 1 microsecond that supports 3.6 terabits per second (Tb/s) of bandwidth and over 2.6 billion packets per second (bp/s). The 48 downlink ports on the 93180YC-EX can be configured to work as 1, 10, or 25 Gb/s ports, offering deployment flexibility and investment protection.
    The uplink can support up to six 40 and 100 Gb/s ports, or a combination of 10, 25, 40, 50, and 100 Gb/s connectivity, offering flexible migration options.

    • High performance and scalability:
      • The platform provides wire-rate Layer 2 and 3 switching on all ports
      • Robust system specifications support complex applications and features such as a quad-core CPU with 24 GB of system memory and a 64 GB solid-state disk (SSD) drive
      • The 40 MB buffer supports highly scalable data centers and big data applications
    • Hardware and software high availability:
      • Advanced reboot capabilities include hot and cold patching
      • The switches use hot-swappable power-supply units (PSUs) and fans with N+1 redundancy
    • Purpose-built Cisco NX-OS Software operating system with comprehensive, proven innovations:
    • Cisco NX-API supports a common programmatic approach across Cisco Nexus switches
      • Power-on autoprovisioning (POAP) enables touchless bootup and configuration of the switch, drastically reducing provisioning time
      • Advanced buffer monitoring reports real-time buffer use per port and per queue, which allows organizations to monitor traffic bursts and application traffic patterns
      • Complete Layer 3 unicast and multicast routing protocol suites are supported, including BGP, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), Protocol Independent Multicast sparse mode (PIM-SM), Source-Specific Multicast (SSM), and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
      • Segment routing allows the network to forward Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) packets and engineer traffic without Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) traffic engineering (TE). It provides a control-plane alternative for increased network scalability and virtualization

    Cisco Nexus 9300-EX Platform Switch Features

    Feature  Cisco Nexus 93180YC-EX
    Ports 48 x 10/25 Gb/s and 6 x 40/100 Gb/s QSFP28 ports
    Downlink supported speeds 1/10/25 Gb/s speeds
    CPU 4 cores
    System memory 24 GB
    SSD drive 64 GB
    System buffer 40 MB
    Management ports 2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1SFP
    USB ports 1
    RS-232 serial ports 1
    Power supplies (up to 2) 650W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC
    Typical power* (AC/DC) 210W
    Maximum power* (AC/DC) 470W
    Input voltage (AC) 100 to 240V
    Input voltage (high-voltage AC [HVAC])  200 to 277V
    Input voltage (DC) –48 to –60V
    Input voltage (high-voltage DC [HVDC]) –240 to –380V
    Frequency (AC) 50 to 60 Hz
    Fans 4
    Airflow Port-side intake and exhaust
    Physical dimensions (H x W x D) 1.72 x 17.3 x 22.5 in. (4.4 x 43.9 x 57.1 cm)
    Acoustics 4 8.5 dBA at 40% fan speed, 64.9 dBA at 70% fan speed, and 77.8 dB at 100% fan speed
    RoHS compliance Yes

    * Typical and maximum power values are based on input drawn from the power circuit. The power supply value (for example, 650W AC power supply: NXA-PAC-650W-PI) is based on the output rating to the inside of the switch.

    Performance and scalability specifications for the Cisco Nexus 9300-EX Platform Switches
    (Please check the software release notes for feature support information.)

    Item  Cisco Nexus 9300-EX Platform Switches
    Maximum number of longest prefix match (LPM) routes* Shipping: 16,000
    Maximum: 896,000
    Maximum number of IP host entries Shipping: 256,000 (IPv4)**; 128,000 (IPv6)** shared
    Maximum: 896,000
    Maximum number of MAC address entries Shipping: 96,000
    Maximum: 256,000
    Number of multicast routes Shipping: 16,000
    Maximum: 32,000
    Number of Interior Gateway Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping groups 32,000
    Maximum number of Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders per switch* 16
    Number of access control list (ACL) entries Per slice of the forwarding engine:
    • 4,000 ingress
    • 2,000 egress
    • 8,000 ingress
    • 4,000 egress
    Maximum number of VLANs 4096
    Maximum number of Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instances Maximum: 16,000
    Shipping: 1,000
    Maximum number of ECMP paths 64
    Maximum number of PortChannels 512
    Maximum number of links in a PortChannel 32
    Number of active SPAN sessions 4
    Maximum number of Rapid per-VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST) instances Shipping: 507
    Maximum: 4000
    Maximum number of Hot-Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) groups 490
    Maximum number of Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) instances 64
    Flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform 32,000

    * More templates and scale number are on the roadmap. Please refer to Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Verified Scalability Guide documentation for the latest and exact scalability numbers validated for specific software.

    ** Shared entries.

    Environmental Properties

    Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

    Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)

    Humidity: 5 to 95% (noncondensing)

    Altitude: 0 to 13,123 ft. (0 to 4,000m)


    Cisco Nexus 93180YC-EX without power supplies or fans: 17.2 lbs. (7.8 kg)

    Regulatory Standards Compliance: Safety and EMC

    Regulatory compliance: 

    Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC

    Safety: NEBS 

    • UL 60950-1 Second Edition
    • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
    • EN 60950-1 Second Edition  
    • IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
    • AS/NZS 60950-1 
    • GB4943 

    EMC: Emissions

    • 47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
    • AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A 
    • CISPR22 Class A
    • EN55022 Class A 
    • ICES003 Class A 
    • VCCI Class A
    • EN61000-3-2 
    • EN61000-3-3 
    • KN22 Class A 
    • CNS13438 Class A

    EMC: Immunity 

    • EN55024
    • CISPR24 
    • EN300386 
    • KN 61000-4 series 

    RoHS: The product is RoHS-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-ball grid-array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit connectors

    Please contact your authorized Grass Valley representative.

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