Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches Data Sheet (2024)

Product overview

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) applications are being used increasingly in today’s data centers, and the Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches have the hardware and software capabilities to provide the right latency, congestion-management mechanisms, and telemetry to meet the requirements of those applications. The Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches address the need for high-performance, power-efficient, compact switching in the networking infrastructure and are designed to support 400G fabrics for next-generation leaf and spine designs.

Large-cloud and data-center networking teams require a flexible, reliable solution that efficiently manages, troubleshoots, and analyzes their IT infrastructure. In addition, they need security, automation, visibility, analytics, and assurance. Coupled with tools such as Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights for visibility and Cisco Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller for automation, Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches are ideal platforms for building a high-performance AI/ML network fabric.

Based on the Cisco Cloud Scale technology, the Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series is the latest generation of access switches. Building on the Nexus 9300-FX series, the platform supports cost-effective cloud-scale deployments, an increased number of endpoints, and is capable of wire-rate security and telemetry. The platform is built on modern system architecture designed to provide high performance and meet the evolving needs of highly scalable data centers and growing enterprises.

Cisco provides two modes of operation for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches. Organizations can deploy Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI®) or Cisco NX-OS mode.

Cisco ACI is a holistic, intent-driven architecture with centralized automation and policy-based application profiles. It provides a robust transport network for dynamic workloads and is built on a network fabric that combines time-tested protocols with new innovations to create a highly flexible, scalable, and resilient architecture of low-latency, high-bandwidth links. This fabric delivers a network that can support the most demanding and flexible data-center environments.

Designed for the programmable network, the Cisco NX-OS operating system automates configuration and management for customers who want to take advantage of the DevOps operation model and tool sets.

Cisco Nexus 9300 FX3 Switches features and benefits

Table 1. Cisco Nexus 9300 FX3 Switches features and benefits.

Features and benefits

Description

Architectural flexibility

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches support Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI), Cisco NX-OS VXLAN EVPN, Cisco IP Fabric for Media, Cisco Nexus Data Broker, and IP routed or Ethernet switched Layer-2 fabrics using a comprehensive set of unicast and multicast IPv6/IPv4 and Ethernet protocols.

Purpose-built Cisco NX-OS Software operating system with comprehensive, proven innovations. The operating system is modular, with a dedicated process for each routing protocol: a design that isolates faults while increasing availability.

Industry-leading Cisco Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solution with Cisco ACI support.

Support for standards-based VXLAN EVPN fabrics, inclusive of hierarchical multisite support (Refer to VXLAN network with MP-BGP EVPN control plane for more information.)

Three-tier BGP architectures, enabling horizontal, nonblocking IPv6 network fabrics at web scale

Comprehensive protocol support for Layer-3 (v4 and v6) unicast and multicast routing protocol suites, 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 (SR and SRv6) 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 IP Fabric for Media helps you migrate from an SDI router to an IP-based infrastructure. In an IP-based infrastructure, a single cable has the capacity to carry multiple bidirectional traffic flows and can support different flow sizes without requiring changes to the physical infrastructure.

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Data Broker provides customers complete observability into their network and solution(s) that can help them to identify and mitigate security threats, realize and remediate performance bottlenecks, adhere to data compliance, and have insight into capacity-planning operations.

Extensive programmability

Day-0 automation through Power On Auto Provisioning (POAP), drastically reducing provision time

Industry-leading integrations for leading DevOps configuration management applications, such as Ansible. Extensive Native YANG, and industry-standard OpenConfig model support through RESTCONF/NETCONF/gNMI

REST API interacting with Data Management Engine (DME)

Model-driven telemetry enhances network observability

Third-party application-hosting using Cisco Application Framework (CAF)

High scalability, flexibility, and security

Flexible forwarding tables support up to two million shared entries

Flexible shared ingress and egress of max 56000 ACL entries

IEEE 802.1ae MAC security (MACsec) capability on all ports, which allows traffic encryption at the physical layer and provides secure server, border leaf, and leaf-to-spine connectivity

AI/ML networking

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches support innovative congestion management and flow control algorithms along with the latency and telemetry needed to meet the design requirements of AI/ML fabrics.

Priority Flow Control (PFC) is a key capability supported on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches that prevents Ethernet frame drops by signaling, controlling, and managing Ethernet flows along the path by sending pause frames to appropriate senders.

The platform also supports Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN), which provides end-to-end notification per IP flow by marking packets that experienced congestion, without dropping traffic. The platform is capable of tracking ECN statistics, including the number of marked packets that have experienced congestion.

The platform offers lossless transport for Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over converged Ethernet (RoCE) with support of Data-Center Bridging (DCB) protocols:

Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) reserves bandwidth per priority class in network contention situations

Data Center Bridging Exchange Protocol (DCBX) can discover and exchange priority and bandwidth information with endpoints.

Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED) is a congestion avoidance technique that allows Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches to detect and react to congestion in the network by marking flows that could cause congestion.

The platform offers Cisco’s innovative intelligent buffer management, which offers the capability to distinguish mice and elephant flows and apply different queue-management schemes to them based on their network forwarding requirements in the event of link congestion.

Approximate Fair Dropping (AFD) with Elephant Trap (ETRAP). AFD distinguishes long-lived elephant flows from short-lived mice flows by using ETRAP. ETRAP measures the byte counts of incoming flows and compares them against the user-defined ETRAP threshold. After a flow crosses the threshold, it becomes an elephant flow.

Dynamic Packet Prioritization (DPP) provides the capability of separating mice flows and elephant flows into two different queues so that buffer space can be allocated to them independently.

Hardware and software high availability

Virtual Port-Channel (vPC) technology provides Layer-2 multipathing through the elimination of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).

Can-do fabric link in the VXLAN environment, eliminating the need for peer-to-peer VPC

The 64-way Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP) routing enables the use of Layer-3 fat-tree designs. This feature helps organizations prevent network bottlenecks, increase resiliency, and add capacity with little network disruption.

Software Maintenance Upgrades (SMUs) contain fixes for a specific defect and provide a quick resolution of critical issues.

In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSUs) allow upgrades of device software while the switch continues to forward traffic. ISSUs reduce or eliminate the downtime typically caused by software upgrades.

The switches use hot-swappable Power-Supply Units (PSUs) and fans with N+1 redundancy.

Cisco Nexus Dashboard

Cisco Nexus Dashboard is a platform that transforms data-center and cloud-network operations through simplicity, automation, and analytics. Cisco Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller (NDFC), Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights (NDI), Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator (NDO), and Cisco Nexus Dashboard Data Broker (NDDB) are integrated as services into Cisco Nexus Dashboard.

Cisco Nexus Dashboard is included with all Cisco Nexus 9000 switch tiered licenses. Cisco Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller requires a Cisco Data Center Networking (DCN) Essentials license, Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator requires a DCN Advantage license, and Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights requires a DCN Premier or a DCN Day 2 Ops add-on license.

Switch model

Table 2. Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches

Model

Description

Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX3 Switch

48 x 1/10/25 Gbps SFP28 ports and 6 x 40/100 Gbps QSFP28 ports

Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3 Switch

48 x 100M/1/10 Gbps BASE-T ports

6 x 40/100 Gbps QSFP28 ports

Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3P Switch

48 x 100M/1/2.5/5/10 Gbps BASE-T ports

6 x 40/100 Gbps QSFP28 ports

Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FX3 Switch

48 x 10M/100M/1 Gbps BASE-T ports

4x 1/10/25 Gbps SFP28 ports

2 x 40/100 Gbps QSFP28ports

Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FX3PH Switch

40x 10M/100M/1 Gbps BASE-T ports

8x 10M/100M BASE-T half-duplex ports

4x 1/10/25 Gbps SFP28 ports

2 x 40/100 Gbps QSFP28 ports

The Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX3 Switch (Figure 1) is a 1RU switch that supports 3.6 Tbps of bandwidth and 1.2Bpps. The 48 downlink ports on the 93180YC-FX3 are capable of supporting 1-, 10-, or 25-Gbps Ethernet, offering deployment flexibility and investment protection. The 6 uplink ports can be configured as 40 or 100-Gbps Ethernet, offering flexible migration options. The Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX3 switch supports standard PTP telecom profiles with SyncE and PTP boundary clock functionality for telco data-center edge environments.

Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches Data Sheet (1)

Figure 1.

Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX3 Switch

The Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3 Switch (Figure 2) is a 1RU switch that supports 2.16 Tbps of bandwidth and 1.2 bpps. The 48 10GBASE-T downlink ports on the 93108TC-FX3 can be configured to work as 100-Mbps, 1-Gbps, or 10-Gbps ports. The uplink can support up to six 40- and 100-Gbps ports, or a combination of 1-, 10-, 25-, 40, 50-, and 100-Gbps connectivity, offering flexible migration options.

Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches Data Sheet (2)

Figure 2.

Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3 Switch

The Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3P Switch (Figure 3) is a compact 1 RU switch that supports 2.16 Tbps of bandwidth and 1.2 Billion packets per second (Bpps). Offering flexible port-speed configurations, the switch supports 48 ports of 100M/1/2.5/5/10G BASE-T on the downlinks. The 6 uplink ports support 40/100G QSFP 28. The 93108TC-FX3P is well suited for network customers requiring more versatility and flexibility in networking speeds.

Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches Data Sheet (3)

Figure 3.

Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3P Switch

The Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FX3 Switch (Figure 4) is a 1RU switch that supports 696 Gbps of bandwidth and over 517 Mpps. The 48 1GBASE-T downlink ports on the 9348GC-FX3 can be configured to work as 10-Mbps, 100-Mbps, or 1-Gbps ports. The 4 ports of SFP28 can be configured as 1/10/25-Gbps and the 2 ports of QSFP28 can be configured as 40- and 100-Gbps ports, or a combination of 10-, 25-, 40, 50-, and 100-Gbps connectivity, offering flexible migration options.

Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches Data Sheet (4)

Figure 4.

Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FX3 Switch

The Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FX3PH Switch (Figure 5) is a 1RU switch that supports 696 Gbps of bandwidth and over 517 Mpps. The 40 1GBASE-T downlink ports on the 9348GC-FX3PH can be configured to work as 10-Mbps, 100-Mbps, or 1-Gbps ports. The last 8 downlink ports can be configured to work as 10-Mbps or 100-Mbps only. The 4 ports of SFP28 can be configured as 1/10/25-Gbps, and the 2 ports of QSFP28 can be configured as 40- and 100-Gbps ports, or a combination of 10, 25, 40,and 100-Gbps connectivity, offering flexible migration options. The last 8 ports are only of half-duplex functionality and are limited to 10Mbps and 100Mbps speeds only.

Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches Data Sheet (5)

Figure 5.

Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FX3PH Switch

Product specifications

The Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series offer industry-leading density and performance with flexible port configurations that can support existing copper and fiber cabling (Table 3).

Table 3. Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switch specifications

Feature

Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX3

Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3

Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3P

Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FX3

Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FX3PH

Ports

Downlinks: 48 x 1/10/25G SFP28 ports

Uplinks: 6 x 40/100G QSFP28 ports

Downlinks: 48 x 100M/1/10G BASE-T ports

Uplinks: 6 x 40/100G QSFP28 ports

Downlinks: 48 x 100M/1/2.5/5/10G BASE-T multigigabit-supported ports

Uplinks: 6 x 40/100G QSFP28 ports

Downlinks: 48 x 10M/100M/1G BASE-T ports

Uplinks: 4 x 10/25G SFP28 and 2 x 40/100G QSFP28 ports

Downlinks: 40 x 10M/100M/1G BASE-T ports and 8 x 10M/100M BASE-T half-duplex ports

Uplinks: 4 x 10/25G SFP28 and 2 x 40/100G QSFP28 ports

CPU

4 cores

4 cores

4 cores

4 cores

4 cores

System memory

Default: 16GB

Expandable: 16GB

Default: 32GB

Expandable: 32GB

Default: 16GB

Expandable: 16GB

Default: 32GB

Expandable: 32GB

Default: 32GB

Expandable: 32GB

SSD drive

128 GB

128 GB

128 GB

128 GB

128 GB

System buffer

40 MB

40 MB

40 MB

40 MB

40 MB

Management ports

1 port: 1 RJ-45

2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP

2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP

2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP

2 ports: 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP

USB ports

1

1

1

1

1

1PPS

GPS 1PPS input or output

NA

NA

NA

NA

10MhZ

GPS 10Mhz input or output.

NA

NA

NA

NA

Time of Day (ToD)

1 RJ-45

NA

NA

NA

NA

ANT

Antenna for GNSS

NA

NA

NA

NA

RS-232 serial ports

1

1

1

1

1

Power supplies
(up to 2)

650W AC port-side intake and port-side exhaust

930W DC port-side intake and port-side exhaust

1200W HVAC/HVDC dual direction

500W AC port-side intake and port-side exhaust

930W DC port-side intake and port-side exhaust

1200W HVAC/HVDC dual direction

1100W AC port-side intake and port-side exhaust

1900W AC port-side intake only

350W AC port-side intake and port-side exhaust

440W DC port-side intake and port-side exhaust

350W HVAC/HVDC dual direction

350W AC port-side intake and port-side exhaust

1900W AC port-side intake and port-side exhaust

440W DC port-side intake and port-side exhaust

350W HVAC/HVDC dual direction

Typical power (AC/DC)

325W

420W

360W

226W

238W

Maximum power (AC/DC)

600W

464W

530W

242W

251W

Input voltage (AC)

100 to 240V

100 to 240V

100 to 240V

100 to 240V

100 to 240V

Input voltage
(High-Voltage AC [HVAC])

200 to 277V

200 to 277V

NA

200 to 277V

200 to 277V

Input voltage (DC)

–48 to –60V

–48 to –60V

NA

–48 to –60V

–48 to –60V

Input voltage
(High-Voltage DC [HVDC])

–240 to –380V

–240 to –380V

NA

–240 to –380V

–240 to –380V

POE Ports

NA

NA

Ports 1 to 48

NA

Ports 1 to 48

POE Modes

NA

NA

POE(15W)

POE+(30W)

UPoE/POE++(60w)

NA

POE(15W)

POE+(30W)

POE++(60w)

Frequency (AC)

50 to 60 Hz

50 to 60 Hz

50 to 60 Hz

50 to 60 Hz

50 to 60 Hz

Fans

4

4

4

3

3

Airflow

Port-side intake and exhaust

Port-side intake and exhaust

Port-side intake and exhaust

Port-side intake and exhaust

Port-side intake and exhaust

Physical dimensions (HxW x D)

1.72 x 17.3 x 19.6 in.

(4.4x 43.9 x 49.6 cm)

1.72 x 17.3 x 17.9 in.

(4.4 x 43.9 x 45.5 cm)

1.72 x 17.3 x 18 in.

(4.4 x 43.9 x 45.9 cm)

1.72 x 17.3 x 19.7 in.

(4.4 x 43.9 x 49.9 cm)

1.72 x 17.3 x 19.7 in.

(4.4 x 43.9 x 49.9 cm)

Acoustics

Port-side exhaust:

Fan speed at 50%:63.4 dBA

Fan speed at 70%:74.3 dBA

Fan speed at 100%: 83.4 dBA

Port-side intake:

Fan speed at 50%:64.6 dBA

Fan speed at 70%:76.1 dBA

Fan speed at 100%: 85.4 dBA

Port-side exhaust:

Fan speed at 50%:68.6 dBA

Fan speed at 70%:76 dBA

Fan speed at 100%: 85.9 dBA

Port-side intake:

Fan speed at 50%:70.7 dBA

Fan speed at 70%:78.3 dBA

Fan speed at 100%: 86.9 dBA

Port-side exhaust:

Fan speed at 50%: 70.1dBA

Fan speed at 70%: 78.1 dBA

Fan speed at 100%: 86.0 dBA

Port-side intake:

Fan speed at 50%: 71.2 dBA

Fan speed at 70%: 79.7 dBA

Fan speed at 100%: 87.6 dBA

Port-side exhaust:

Fan speed at 40%:60.7dBA

Fan speed at 70%:71.9 dBA

Fan speed at 100%: 81.6 dBA

Port-side intake:

Fan speed at 40%:66.1 dBA

Fan speed at 70%:73.2 dBA

Fan speed at 100%: 79.6 dBA

Port-side exhaust:

Fan speed at 40%:60.7dBA

Fan speed at 70%:71.9 dBA

Fan speed at 100%: 81.6 dBA

Port-side intake:

Fan speed at 40%:66.1 dBA

Fan speed at 70%:73.2 dBA

Fan speed at 100%: 79.6 dBA

RoHS compliance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

MTBF

288,760 Hours

276,220 Hours

283,100 hours

283,670 hours

263,920 hours

Minimum ACI release

ACI-15.1.3

ACI-16.0.5

ACI-15.1.3

ACI-16.0.5

NA

Minimum NX-OS release

NXOS-9.3.7

NXOS-10.4.2

NXOS-9.3.5

NXOS-10.4.1

NXOS-10.4.1

Table 4 summarizes the POE specifications.

Table 4. Switch POE power specifications

Switch

Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3P POE Power Specifications

Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FX3PH POE Power Specifications

Power Supply and Mode

Available PoE power (Watts)

Number of PoE ports (15W)

Number of PoE+ ports (30W)

Number of UPoE/POE++ ports (60W)

Available PoE power (Watts)

Number of PoE ports (15W)

Number of PoE+ ports (30W)

Number of PoE ++ ports (60W)

Two 1900W PSUs Non redundant mode

1920

48

48

32

3000

48

48

48

Two 1900W PSUs Redundant mode

1300

48

43

21

1450

48

48

24

Two 1100W PSUs Non redundant mode

1600

48

48

26

NA

NA

NA

NA

Two 1100W PSUs Redundant mode

500

33

16

8

NA

NA

NA

NA

Table 5 presents the power supply part numbers compatible with Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches.

Table 5. Power Supply Compatibility

Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches

Power Supply Part Number

N9K-C93180YC-FX3

NXA-PAC-650W-PE

NXA-PAC-650W-PI

NXA-PDC-930W-PE

NXA-PDC-930W-PI

N9K-PUV-1200W

N9K-C93108TC-FX3

NXA-PAC-500W-PE

NXA-PAC-500W-PI

NXA-PDC-930W-PE

NXA-PDC-930W-PI

N9K-PUV-1200W

N9K-C93108TC-FX3P

NXA-PAC-1100W-PE

NXA-PAC-1100W-PI

NXA-PAC-1900W-PI

NXA-PAC-930W-PI

N9K-C9348GC-FX3

NXA-PAC-350W-PE2 (NxOS)

NXA-PAC-350W-PI2 (NxOS)

NXA-PAC-350W-PE (ACI)

NXA-PAC-350W-PI (ACI)

NXA-PDC-440W-PE

NXA-PDC-440W-PI

NXA-PHV-350W-PE

NXA-PHV-350W-PE

N9K-C9348GC-FX3P

NXA-PAC-350W-PE2

NXA-PAC-350W-PI2

NXA-PDC-440W-PE

NXA-PDC-440W-PI

NXA-PHV-350W-PE

NXA-PHV-350W-PE

NXA-PAC-1900W-PI

NXA-PAC-1900W-PE

Table 6 presents the fan part numbers compatible with Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches.

Table 6. Fan Compatibility

Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches

Fan Part Number

N9K-C93180YC-FX3

NXA-FAN-35CFM-PI

NXA-FAN-35CFM-PI

N9K-C93108TC-FX3

NXA-SFAN-35CFM-PI

NXA-SFAN-35CFM-PE

N9K-C93108TC-FX3P

NXA-FAN-35CFM-PI

NXA-FAN-35CFM-PI

N9K-C9348GC-FX3

NXA-SFAN-30CFM-PI

NXA-SFAN-30CFM-PE

N9K-C9348GC-FX3P

NXA-SFAN-30CFM-PI

NXA-SFAN-30CFM-PE

Table 7 lists the performance and scalability specifications for the Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switch. (Check the software release notes for feature support information.)

Table 7. Hardware performance and scalability specifications1

Item

Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches

Maximum number of IPv4 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes

1,792,000

Maximum number of IPv4 host entries

1,792,000

Maximum number of IPv6 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes

896,000

Maximum number of IPv6 host entries

1,792,000

Maximum number of MAC address entries

512,000

Maximum number of multicast routes

128,000

Number of Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping groups

32,000

Maximum number of Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders per switch (supported only on 93180YC-FX3 and 93108TC-FX3P)

162

Maximum number of Access Control List (ACL) entries

Single-slice forwarding engine:

5000 ingress

2000 egress

Maximum number of VLANs

40963

Number of Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instances

16,000

Maximum number of ECMP paths

128-way

Maximum number of port channels

512

Maximum number of links in a port channel

32

Number of active SPAN sessions

4

Maximum number of VLANs in Rapid per-VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST) instances

3967

Maximum number of Hot-Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) groups

490

Number of Network Address Translation (NAT) entries

1023

Maximum number of Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) instances

64

Flow-table size used for Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights

64,000

Number of queues

8

1 Refer to the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Verified Scalability Guide documentation for scalability numbers validated for specific software releases.

2 For FEX scale numbers please refer to the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Verified Scalability Guide documentation.

327 VLANs out of 4096 are reserved.

Table 8 lists the environmental properties, and Table 9 lists the weights of the Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches.

Table 8. Environmental properties

Property

Description

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 4000m)

Table 9. Weight

Component

Weight

Cisco Nexus 93180YC-FX3 without power supplies or fans

21 lb (9.52 kg)

Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3P without power supplies or fans

16 lb (7.25 kg)

Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FX3 without power supplies or fans

14.5 lb (6.5 kg)

Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FX3PH without power supplies or fans

14.7 lb (6.6 kg)

Cisco Nexus 93108TC-FX3 without power supplies or fans

15.8 lb (7.1 kg)

350W AC power supply

2.31 lb (1.0 kg)

500W AC power supply

2.14 lb (1.0 kg)

650W AC power supply

2.42 lb (1.1 kg)

1100W AC power supply

3.0 lb (1.36 kg)

1900W AC power supply

3.19 lb (1.4 kg)

440W DC power supply

2.64 lb (1.19 kg)

930W DC power supply

2.42 lb (1.1 kg)

350W HVDC/HVAC power supply

2.64 lb (1.19 kg)

1200W HVDC/HVAC power supply

2.42 lb (1.1 kg)

Fan tray: NXA-FAN-35CFM-PE or NXA-FAN-35CFM-PI

0.26 lb (0.12 kg)

Fan tray: NXA-SFAN-30CFM-PE or NXA-SFAN-30CFM-PI

0.24 lb (0.10 kg)

Fan tray: NXA-SFAN-35CFM-PE or NXA-SFAN-35CFM-PI

0.28 lb (0.13 kg)

Table 10 summarizes regulatory standards compliance for the Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches.

Table 10. Regulatory standards compliance: safety and EMC

Specification

Description

Regulatory compliance

Complies 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.

Software licensing and optics supported

The software packaging for the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series offers flexibility and a comprehensive feature set. The default system software has a comprehensive Layer-2 security and management feature set. To enable additional functions, including Layer-3 IP unicast and IP multicast routing and Cisco Nexus Data Broker, you must install additional licenses. To meet customer requirements, licensing is available as both subscription and perpetual. The licensing guide illustrates the software packaging and licensing available to enable advanced features. For the latest software release information and recommendations, refer to the product bulletin at https://www.cisco.com/go/nexus9000.

For details about the optics modules available and the minimum software release required for each supported module, visit https://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps5455/products_device_support_tables_list.html.

Ordering information

Table 11 presents ordering information for the Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches.

Table 11. Ordering information

Part number

Product description

Base part numbers

N9K-C93180YC-FX3

Nexus 9300 with 48p 1/10G/25G SFP28 ports and 6p 40G/100G QSFP28 ports

N9K-C93108TC-FX3

Nexus 9300 with 48p 100M/1/10GT and 6p 40/100G QSFP28 ports

N9K-C93108TC-FX3P

Nexus 9300 with 48p 100M/1/2.5/5/10GT and 6p 100G QSFP28 ports

N9K-C9348GC-FX3

Nexus 9300 with 48p 100M/1GT, 4p 10/25G SFP28 and 2p 40/100G QSFP28 ports

N9K-C9348GC-FX3PH

Nexus 9300 with 48p 100M/1GT w 8x half-duplex ports, 4p 10/25G SFP28 and 2p 40/100G QSFP28 ports

Power supplies

NXA-PAC-350W-PE

Cisco Nexus 9000 350W AC PS, port-side exhaust

NXA-PAC-350W-PI

Cisco Nexus 9000 350W AC PS, port-side intake

NXA-PAC-350W-PE2

Cisco Nexus 9000 350W AC PS, port-side exhaust

NXA-PAC-350W-PI2

Cisco Nexus 9000 350W AC PS, port-side intake

NXA-PDC-440W-PI

Cisco Nexus 9000 930W DC PS, port-side intake

NXA-PDC-440W-PE

Cisco Nexus 9000 930W DC PS, port-side exhaust

NXA-PAC-500W-PE

Cisco Nexus 9000 500W AC PS, port-side exhaust

NXA-PAC-500W-PI

Cisco Nexus 9000 500W AC PS, port-side intake

NXA-PAC-650W-PE

Cisco Nexus 9000 650W AC PS, port-side exhaust

NXA-PAC-650W-PI

Cisco Nexus 9000 650W AC PS, port-side intake

NXA-PAC-1100W-PE

Cisco Nexus 9000 1100W AC PS, port-side exhaust

NXA-PAC-1100W-PI

Cisco Nexus 9000 1100W AC PS, port-side intake

NXA-PAC-1900W-PE

Cisco Nexus 9000 1900W AC PS, port-side exhaust

NXA-PAC-1900W-PI

Cisco Nexus 9000 1900W AC PS, port-side intake

NXA-PDC-930W-PE

Cisco Nexus 9000 930W DC PS, port-side exhaust

NXA-PDC-930W-PI

Cisco Nexus 9000 930W DC PS, port-side intake

NXA-PHV-350W-PE

Cisco Nexus 9300 350W power supply, supports HVAC/HVDC, port side exhaust

NXA-PHV-350W-PI

Cisco Nexus 9300 350W power supply, supports HVAC/HVDC, port side intake

N9K-PUV-1200W

Cisco Nexus 9300 1200W universal power supply, bidirectional airflow and supports HVAC/HVDC

Fans

NXA-FAN-35CFM-PE

Cisco Nexus fan, 35CFM, port-side exhaust airflow

NXA-FAN-35CFM-PI

Cisco Nexus fan, 35CFM, port-side intake airflow

NXA-SFAN-30CFM-PE

Cisco Nexus fan, 30CFM, port-side exhaust airflow

NXA-SFAN-30CFM-PI

Cisco Nexus fan, 30CFM, port-side intake airflow

NXA-SFAN-35CFM-PE

Cisco Nexus fan, 35CFM, port-side exhaust airflow

NXA-SFAN-35CFM-PI

Cisco Nexus fan, 35CFM, port-side intake airflow

Accessories on Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches

NXK-ACC-KIT-1RU

Cisco Nexus fixed accessory kit with 4-post rack mount kit

NXK-ACC-KIT-2P

Cisco Nexus fixed accessory kit with 2-post rack mount kit

Warranty, service, and support

The Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series has a 1-year limited hardware warranty. The warranty includes hardware replacement with a 10-day turnaround from receipt of a Return Materials Authorization (RMA).

Cisco offers a range of professional, solution, and product support services for each stage of your Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series deployment:

Cisco Data Center Quick Start Service for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches: this offering provides consulting services that include technical advice and assistance to help deploy Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch.

Cisco Data Center Accelerated Deployment Service for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches: this service delivers planning, design, and implementation expertise to bring your project into production. The service also provides recommended next steps, an architectural high-level design, and operation-readiness guidelines to scale the implementation to your environment.

Cisco Migration Service for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches: this service helps you migrate from Cisco Catalyst® 6000 Series Switches to Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches.

Cisco Product Support: this support service is available globally 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for Ciscosoftware and hardware products and technologies associated with Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches. Enhanced support options delivered by Cisco also include solution support for Cisco ACI, CiscoSMARTnet service, and Cisco Smart Net Total Care®* service.

For more information, visit https://www.cisco.com/go/services.

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Information about Cisco’s environmental sustainability policies and initiatives for our products, solutions, operations, and extended operations or supply chain is provided in the “Environment sustainability” section of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

Reference links to information about key environmental sustainability topics (mentioned in the “Environment sustainability” section of the CSR Report) are provided in the following table:

Sustainability topic

Reference

Information on product material content laws and regulations

Materials

Information on electronic waste laws and regulations, including products, batteries, and packaging

WEEE compliance

Reference links to product-specific environmental sustainability information that is mentioned in relevant sections of this data sheet are provided in the following table:

Sustainability topic

Reference

General

Product compliance

Table 10. Safety and compliance information

Power

Power supply

Table 3. Product specifications: power supplies, typical and maximum power specifications

Material

Unit weight

Table 9. Weight

Dimensions and mean time between failures metrics

Table 3. Product specifications

Cisco makes the packaging data available for informational purposes only. It may not reflect the most current legal developments, and Cisco does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that it is complete, accurate, or up to date. This information is subject to change without notice.

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Added N9K 93108TC-FX3 to FX3 datasheet

Where appropriate

December 1, 2023

Added N9K 9348GC-FX3 and N9K 9348GC-FX3PH DC/PHV PSUs

Table 3

December 17, 2023

Added POE details for N9K-93108TC-FX3P and N9K-9348GC-FX3PH

Where appropriate

March 11, 2024

Added Power Supply and Fan Compatibility

Table 5 and Table 6

April 29, 2024

Updated Power Supply Compatibility

Table 5 and Table 11

June 7, 2024

Cisco Nexus 9300-FX3 Series Switches Data Sheet (2024)
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