Cisco C9300X-NM-2C 2 Port Expansion Module
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Cisco C9300X-NM-2C Catalyst 9300 2-port Expansion Module Refurbished

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C9300X-NM-2C Catalyst 9300 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)/100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP) X 2 Expansion Module | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Overview for the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C 2 Port Expansion Module

The Cisco C9300X-NM-2C is a prominent expansion module designed for the Catalyst 9300 Series, catering to the evolving needs of modern networking. This expansion module, equipped with 40Gb Ethernet/100Gb Ethernet QSFP x 2 ports, is a key component in enhancing the capabilities of Cisco's Catalyst 9300 Series switches. In this detailed exploration, we will delve into the features, benefits, and applications of the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C, shedding light on its role in optimizing network performance.

Key Features of Cisco C9300X-NM-2C

  • Compatibility and Integration: The Cisco C9300X-NM-2C is specifically designed for seamless integration with the Catalyst 9300 Series switches, ensuring compatibility and effortless installation. This module serves as an expansion unit, unlocking additional ports and functionalities to meet the growing demands of network infrastructure.
  • High-Speed Connectivity: One of the standout features of the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C is its provision of 40Gb Ethernet and 100Gb Ethernet connectivity through two QSFP ports. This high-speed connectivity empowers networks to handle data-intensive tasks, such as large-scale data transfers, video streaming, and virtualization, with remarkable efficiency.
  • QSFP Technology: The inclusion of Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP) technology in the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C enhances its performance and versatility. QSFP connectors are renowned for their ability to support higher data rates, making them ideal for modern networking applications that demand rapid data transmission.
  • Scalability: With the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C, scalability becomes a key advantage. The addition of this expansion module allows businesses to scale their networks according to evolving requirements, ensuring that the network infrastructure remains adaptable to the changing landscape of digital communication.
  • Enhanced Network Performance: By incorporating the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C into the Catalyst 9300 Series, organizations can experience a significant boost in network performance. The high-speed connectivity options provided by the module contribute to reduced latency and improved overall efficiency, resulting in a smoother and more responsive network.

Applications and Use Cases

  • Data Centers: The Cisco C9300X-NM-2C is particularly well-suited for deployment in data centers where high-speed data transmission is paramount. Its 40Gb and 100Gb Ethernet capabilities, coupled with QSFP technology, make it an ideal choice for handling the substantial data loads characteristic of data center environments.
  • Enterprise Networks: In enterprise settings, the demand for robust and high-performance networks is ever-present. The Cisco C9300X-NM-2C addresses this need by providing additional ports and high-speed connectivity options, facilitating the smooth flow of data across the enterprise network.
  • Cloud Environments: Cloud computing relies heavily on rapid data transfer and responsiveness. The Cisco C9300X-NM-2C, with its 40Gb and 100Gb Ethernet support, is well-suited for integration into cloud environments where the efficient handling of data between servers and data storage is critical.
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC): Industries and research institutions engaged in high-performance computing can leverage the capabilities of the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C. Its high-speed connectivity options make it an asset for HPC applications that demand quick and reliable data exchanges.

Benefits of Cisco C9300X-NM-2C

  • Future-Proofing Networks: Investing in the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C is a strategic move towards future-proofing network infrastructure. The module's scalability and high-speed connectivity options ensure that the network can adapt to emerging technologies and increasing data demands.
  • Improved Workload Distribution: With additional ports and high-speed connectivity, the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C enables more efficient workload distribution across the network. This results in optimized performance, reduced bottlenecks, and an enhanced user experience.
  • Cost-Effective Expansion: Rather than investing in entirely new networking equipment, businesses can opt for the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C as a cost-effective solution for expanding their network capabilities. This modular approach allows organizations to scale their networks without a significant overhaul of existing infrastructure.
  • Streamlined Data Management: The high-speed connectivity options provided by the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C contribute to streamlined data management. Large data transfers, backups, and other data-intensive tasks can be executed with greater efficiency, minimizing the time required for these operations.

Security Considerations

  • Access Control: When configuring the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C, implementing robust access control measures is crucial. Utilize features such as port security and access control lists (ACLs) to regulate and restrict access to the module's ports, ensuring that only authorized devices can connect.
  • Firmware Security: Regularly update the firmware of the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C to patch any vulnerabilities and ensure that the module operates with the latest security enhancements. Cisco typically releases firmware updates to address potential security threats, and staying current is essential for maintaining a secure network environment.
  • Monitoring and Logging: Implement comprehensive monitoring and logging practices to track activities on the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C. This includes monitoring network traffic, logging security events, and setting up alerts for any suspicious activities. These measures contribute to early detection and response to potential security incidents.

General Information about this Cisco C9300X-NM-2C

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# C9300X-NM-2C
  • Product Line: Catalyst
  • Product Series: 9200
  • Product Name: Catalyst 9300 QSFP Module
  • Product Type: Expansion Module

Technical Specifications

  • Device Type: Expansion Module
  • Form Factor: Plug-in Module


  • Ports: 40GB Ethernet / 100GB Ethernet QSFP X 2
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Data Link Protocol: 40 Gigabit Ethernet, 100 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Data Transfer Rate: 100 Gbps

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Interfaces: 2 X 40GB Ethernet/100GB Ethernet - QSFP

In short, the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C Catalyst 9300 Series Network Module stands as a versatile and high-performance expansion unit that significantly enhances the capabilities of the Catalyst 9300 Series switches. With its 40Gb Ethernet/100Gb Ethernet QSFP x 2 ports, QSFP technology, and scalability, this module addresses the increasing demands of modern networking environments.

Whether deployed in data centers, enterprise networks, cloud environments, or high-performance computing setups, the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C proves instrumental in optimizing network performance, improving data management, and future-proofing network infrastructure.

From physical installation to software configuration, the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C offers a seamless integration process. Its benefits include improved workload distribution, cost-effective expansion, and streamlined data management. However, users must also prioritize security considerations by implementing access control, maintaining up-to-date firmware, and employing robust monitoring and logging practices.

By understanding the features, applications, installation process, benefits, and security considerations of the Cisco C9300X-NM-2C, network administrators and IT professionals can make informed decisions regarding its deployment, ensuring a reliable and secure network environment for their organizations.

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