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Cisco C3850-NM-8-10G 10GBPS Network Expansion Module Refurbished

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C3850-NM-8-10G 10 Gigabit Per Second (GBPS) 8 Ports Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) and SFP (Mini-GBIC) Optical Network Gigabits Ethernet Plug-in Expansion Module for Catalyst 3850, One Catalyst 3850 | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Outline of the 10GBPS Network Expansion Module

The Catalyst 3850 series by Cisco stands at the forefront of cutting-edge networking solutions, and the C3850-NM-8-10G is a key player in expanding the capabilities of this robust platform. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricacies of the C3850-NM-8-10G, exploring its features, benefits, and how it elevates the Catalyst 3850 to new heights.

Understanding the Basics of the Cisco C3850-NM-8-10G Network Expansion Module

What is the C3850-NM-8-10G?

The C3850-NM-8-10G is a high-performance network module designed to enhance the Catalyst 3850 series with 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GBPS) connectivity. This expansion module is equipped with 8 ports, supporting both Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) and SFP (Mini-GBIC) optical network interfaces.

Catalyst 3850 Overview

Before we delve into the specifics of the C3850-NM-8-10G, let's briefly revisit the Catalyst 3850 series. Known for its reliability and versatility, the Catalyst 3850 is a widely deployed series of stackable access switches designed to meet the evolving demands of modern networks.

Features of the C3850-NM-8-10G 10 Gigabits Ethernet Module

10 Gigabit Per Second (GBPS) Speed

The standout feature of the C3850-NM-8-10G is its ability to deliver blistering-fast data transfer rates at 10 Gigabits per second. This makes it ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications, data center environments, and scenarios where high-speed connectivity is paramount.

8 Ports for Enhanced Connectivity

With 8 ports at its disposal, the C3850-NM-8-10G provides a significant boost to the number of devices that can be connected simultaneously. This scalability is crucial for growing networks and ensures ample connectivity options without compromising on performance.

SFP+ and SFP (Mini-GBIC) Compatibility

The inclusion of both SFP+ and SFP interfaces adds versatility to the C3850-NM-8-10G. This flexibility allows network administrators to choose the most suitable optical network interface for their specific requirements, whether it's SFP+ for high-speed connections or SFP for standard gigabit connectivity.

Optical Network Gigabit Ethernet

The optical network capabilities of the C3850-NM-8-10G contribute to its reliability and efficiency. Leveraging Gigabit Ethernet technology over optical connections ensures stable and high-performance data transmission, making it an optimal choice for demanding network environments.

Seamless Integration with Catalyst 3850

Designed as a plug-in expansion module, the C3850-NM-8-10G seamlessly integrates with the Catalyst 3850 series. This ensures a hassle-free deployment process and allows users to harness the full potential of the expansion module without complex configurations.

Benefits of the Cisco C3850-NM-8-10G 10GBPS Expansion Module

Future-Proof Network Infrastructure

By incorporating the C3850-NM-8-10G, organizations can future-proof their network infrastructure. The 10 Gigabit per second speed and 8-port configuration provide the scalability needed to accommodate the increasing demands of evolving technologies and applications.

Enhanced Performance for Bandwidth-Intensive Applications

Applications that demand high bandwidth, such as video streaming, virtualization, and data backup, benefit significantly from the C3850-NM-8-10G. The 10 Gigabit per second speed ensures a smooth and responsive user experience even in the face of data-intensive tasks.

Simplified Network Management

The C3850-NM-8-10G contributes to simplified network management within the Catalyst 3850 series. With its plug-in design and compatibility with existing Catalyst 3850 switches, the expansion module streamlines the deployment process and facilitates efficient network administration.

Versatile Connectivity Options

The inclusion of both SFP+ and SFP interfaces offers versatility in connectivity options. This flexibility enables network administrators to tailor the network to specific requirements, choosing the appropriate interface for different devices and applications.

Advantages of the C3850-NM-8-10G
  • Enhanced Performance: The primary advantage of the C3850-NM-8-10G lies in its ability to enhance network performance. The 10 Gbps speed ensures that data flows swiftly, reducing latency and improving overall network responsiveness.
  • Scalability: Scalability is a key consideration in network design. The C3850-NM-8-10G offers scalability through its 8 ports, allowing organizations to expand their networks as needed without compromising on performance.
  • Cost-Effective Solution: Investing in the C3850-NM-8-10G proves to be a cost-effective solution in the long run. Its compatibility with the Catalyst 3850 series extends the life of existing infrastructure, providing a substantial return on investment.

Performance of 10 GBPS Expansion Module

A 10 Gbps expansion module is a type of network hardware that is designed to increase the capacity and speed of a computer network. The performance of a 10 Gbps expansion module will depend on various factors, including the type of module, the quality of the hardware and software, and the overall network configuration. In general, a 10 Gbps expansion module should be able to support high-speed data transfer and provide a significant boost to the performance of a network. However, the actual performance will depend on the specific requirements and characteristics of the network it is being used in.

Exploring Use Cases
  • Data Centers: In data center environments where high-speed data transfer is non-negotiable, the C3850-NM-8-10G shines. Its 10 Gbps speed and multiple ports make it an ideal choice for handling the substantial data traffic typical in data center operations.
  • Enterprise Networks: Large enterprises with diverse networking needs benefit from the C3850-NM-8-10G's flexibility. Whether connecting different departments or handling high-throughput tasks, this expansion module ensures reliable and efficient network operations.
  • Video Streaming and Content Delivery: In the age of streaming services and content delivery networks, the demand for rapid data transfer is paramount. The C3850-NM-8-10G proves invaluable in such scenarios, facilitating the seamless delivery of high-quality video content.
Network Topologies Enabled by the Module

The C3850-NM-8-10G Cisco Catalyst 3850 Expansion Module supports several network topologies, including:

  • Star Topology: This is the most common topology used with the C3850-NM-8-10G module, where all devices are connected to a central switch, which acts as a hub.
  • Ring Topology: In a ring topology, each device is connected to the next device in a loop. The last device is connected back to the first device, forming a closed loop.
  • Mesh Topology: In a mesh topology, every device is connected to every other device in the network. This topology provides redundancy and ensures that if one connection fails, there are alternative paths for data transmission.
  • Bus Topology: In a bus topology, all devices are connected to a single cable called the backbone. This topology is not commonly used with the C3850-NM-8-10G module.

The C3850-NM-8-10G module also supports virtual LANs (VLANs) and link aggregation control protocol (LACP) for load balancing and redundancy.

General Information for the Cisco 10 Gigabit Network Expansion Module

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# C3850-NM-8-10G
  • Product Type: Expansion Module

Technical Information of Network Expansion Module

  • Application/Usage: Data Networking
  • Application/Usage: Optical Network
  • Data Transfer Rate: 10 GBPS
  • Form Factor: Plug-in Module
  • Data Link Protocol: Gige, 10 Gige
  • Ports Detail: 10 Gigabit SFP+ / SFP (mini-GBIC) x 8

I/O Expansions of 10GE Module

  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 8
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP (mini-GBIC)
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP+


  • Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

Finally, the C3850-NM-8-10G stands as a testament to Cisco's commitment to providing innovative and high-performance networking solutions. With its 10 Gigabit per second speed, 8 ports, and compatibility with both SFP+ and SFP interfaces, this expansion module empowers organizations to build resilient, high-speed networks that can meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. By seamlessly integrating with the Catalyst 3850 series, the C3850-NM-8-10G unlocks new possibilities for enhanced connectivity, improved performance, and simplified network management. As organizations continue to evolve, the C3850-NM-8-10G remains a valuable asset in building and maintaining a robust and future-ready network infrastructure.

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