A PICS Telecom 101 on the Nexus 9500 Series from the Cisco Nexus 9K platform.
The Cisco Nexus 9500 Series is a modular chassis-based switch platform designed for high-performance data center networking, offering scalability, advanced programmability, and support for Cisco ACI. With its high-density ports and advanced features, the Nexus 9500 Series provides organizations with the flexibility and performance required to meet the demands of modern data center environments.
PICS Telecom offers the largest inventory of new and used multi-vendor telecom network products and data equipment. Providing critical spares and services to over 2000 customers in over 100 countries. All equipment provided is thoroughly tested to ensure it is in excellent working condition and is backed by PICS’ comprehensive warranty.
- Scalability and high-density ports: The Nexus 9500 Series supports a modular architecture that allows for the installation of various line cards. It provides high-density 10/25/40/50/100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, enabling organizations to scale their networks and accommodate increasing bandwidth requirements.
- Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) support: The Nexus 9500 Series switches are compatible with Cisco ACI, a comprehensive SDN solution. ACI simplifies network management, automates provisioning, and enhances security through policy-based control and centralized visibility across physical and virtual environments.
- High-performance forwarding and low latency: The Nexus 9500 Series switches are engineered for high-performance data center networks, delivering high forwarding capacity and low latency to support demanding applications and workloads.
- Advanced programmability and automation: These switches feature Cisco NX-OS software, which offers advanced programmability through various APIs, including RESTful APIs and Python scripting support. This allows for seamless integration with automation frameworks and orchestration tools, enabling efficient network provisioning and management.
- Virtual Port Channel (vPC) and Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation (MC-LAG): The Nexus 9500 Series supports vPC and MC-LAG technologies, providing enhanced resiliency and link aggregation capabilities for increased bandwidth and redundancy in data center deployments.
- Deep visibility and analytics: The Nexus 9500 Series switches provide built-in telemetry capabilities, allowing for real-time monitoring, troubleshooting, and analytics. Network administrators gain deep visibility into network traffic, performance, and security, enabling proactive management and optimization.
- Fabric Extender (FEX) support: The Nexus 9500 Series switches support Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) technology, enabling the extension of the switch fabric to access layer switches. FEX simplifies network design and management while maintaining a centralized control plane.