Cisco C9500-NM-8X Ethernet Expansion Module
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C9500-NM-8X Cisco 10GBPS Expansion Module 8 x 10GB Ethernet New

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C9500-NM-8X 10 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Ethernet Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Plug-in Module 8 Ports Expansion Module | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Overview of the Cisco 10GBPS Expansion Module

The C9500-NM-8X is a network module for the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series switches, which provides 8 additional 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports for high-speed connectivity. These ports are used for connecting to other network devices such as servers or other switches. The Catalyst 9500 Series is a family of high-performance, stackable, and fixed-core switches developed by Cisco to meet the evolving demands of modern networks. These switches are known for their advanced features, scalability, and reliability, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.

Speed and Connectivity

The module boasts a remarkable speed of 10 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS), providing high-speed data transfer and facilitating the efficient handling of bandwidth-intensive tasks. This level of performance is particularly beneficial in environments where a fast and stable network connection is essential.

Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Technology

The inclusion of Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus-SFP+ technology enhances the flexibility of the module. SFP+ enables hot swapping, meaning that you can replace or add components without shutting down the system. This feature is valuable for minimizing downtime and ensuring continuous network operation.

High-Speed Connectivity

The primary allure of the C9500-NM-8X lies in its ability to provide 10 GBPS connectivity across all eight ports. This high-speed connectivity is pivotal for meeting the demands of modern applications, such as high-definition video streaming, large-scale data transfers, and real-time collaboration tools. The module's capacity to handle significant data loads positions it as a valuable asset for enterprises with bandwidth-intensive workloads.

Versatility with SFP+ Technology

The use of Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) technology in the C9500-NM-8X enhances its versatility. SFP+ transceivers come in various types, including SR (Short-Range), LR (Long-Range), and ER (Extended Range), allowing businesses to tailor their network setup to specific distance and bandwidth requirements. This adaptability is crucial in dynamic environments where networking needs can vary across different scenarios.

Enhanced Network Performance

The integration of the C9500-NM-8X into a Catalyst 9500 Series switch brings about a tangible enhancement in network performance. The module's high-speed connectivity, coupled with Cisco's advanced networking technologies, results in reduced latency, improved data transfer rates, and an overall optimized network experience. This is particularly crucial for businesses relying on real-time applications and services.

Simplified Management

Cisco is renowned for its commitment to user-friendly interfaces and streamlined management capabilities. The C9500-NM-8X aligns with this philosophy, providing administrators with intuitive tools for managing and monitoring the expansion module. This simplified management approach contributes to operational efficiency, allowing IT teams to focus on strategic tasks rather than grappling with complex configurations.

Extraordinary Performance

The C9500-NM-8X Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series 10GBPS 8 Ports Expansion Module is designed to provide high performance to the network.

The module supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) speeds on all of its ports, which allows for very fast data transfer rates between devices connected to the switch. This is important for applications that require high bandwidth, such as video streaming, virtualization, and large data transfers.

The module also supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS) which allows the network administrator to prioritize traffic and ensure that mission-critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth. Additionally, the module supports buffer and memory optimization, which allows for more efficient handling of network traffic, minimizing packet loss and delay.

The module also supports advanced security features such as Cisco TrustSec, which provides end-to-end security and segmentation, as well as Cisco Trust Anchor Technology which helps to ensure that only authorized software is running on the switch.

Benefits of Cisco C9500-NM-8X

Understanding the advantages of the Cisco C9500-NM-8X is essential for decision-makers looking to invest in networking infrastructure. Let's explore the key benefits of this expansion module.

Enhanced Performance

The 10 GBPS speed of the C9500-NM-8X significantly enhances network performance. Whether handling large data transfers or supporting bandwidth-intensive applications, this module ensures that the network operates at optimal speed, reducing latency and improving overall efficiency.


Scalability is a critical factor in modern networking, and the C9500-NM-8X excels in this regard. With 8 x 10GB Ethernet ports, the module provides the flexibility to expand the network infrastructure as the organization grows. This scalability is crucial for accommodating increased data loads and adapting to evolving business requirements.

Reliability and Redundancy

Cisco is renowned for producing reliable networking equipment, and the C9500-NM-8X is no exception. The module is designed to meet high standards of reliability, contributing to the overall stability of the network. Additionally, the stackable nature of Catalyst 9500 switches allows for redundancy, ensuring that network operations continue smoothly even in the event of a component failure.

Use Cases

Now that we understand the technical aspects of the Cisco C9500-NM-8X, let's explore the practical applications and use cases where this expansion module excels.

Data Centers

In data center environments, where high-speed and reliable networking is paramount, the C9500-NM-8X shines. Its 10GB Ethernet ports facilitate rapid data transfer, ensuring seamless communication between servers, storage systems, and other network devices. The module's scalability also makes it suitable for expanding data center networks as demand grows.

High-Performance Computing

The demands of high-performance computing (HPC) environments, characterized by intensive computational tasks, necessitate robust networking solutions. The C9500-NM-8X's 10 GBPS speed and multiple Ethernet ports make it an ideal choice for HPC clusters, supporting the fast and efficient exchange of data between nodes.

Multimedia Content Delivery

In scenarios where multimedia content delivery is central, such as streaming services or video conferencing platforms, the C9500-NM-8X plays a crucial role. Its high-speed connectivity ensures smooth and uninterrupted data flow, contributing to a seamless user experience.

Enterprise Networking

For large enterprises with diverse networking needs, the C9500-NM-8X provides a scalable solution. Its plug-and-play design simplifies the integration process, making it suitable for organizations with distributed networks that require reliable and high-speed connectivity.

Compliant Standards

The C9500-NM-8X Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series 10GBPS 8 Ports Expansion Module is compliant with several industry standards to ensure interoperability and compliance with regulatory requirements.

Some of the compliant standards are:

  • IEEE 802.3ae: This is the standard for 10 Gigabit Ethernet. It defines the physical layer and data link layer specifications for 10 GbE.
  • IEEE 802.3x: This is the standard for flow control in Ethernet networks. It allows for the management of network congestion by controlling the flow of data.
  • IEEE 802.3z: This standard defines the specifications for 1000BASE-X, which is used for Gigabit Ethernet over fiber-optic cables.
  • IEEE 802.1Q: This is the standard for VLAN tagging. It allows for the creation of virtual LANs (VLANs) within a single physical LAN.
  • IEEE 802.1AB: This is the standard for Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP). It allows for the discovery of devices on a network and the gathering of information about them.
  • IEEE 802.1p: This is the standard for Quality of Service (QoS) in Ethernet networks.
  • IEEE 802.1D: This is the standard for Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), which is used to prevent loops in a network.
General Information about this Cisco C9500-NM-8X Expansion Module
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# C9500-NM-8X
  • Product Type: Expansion Module
Technical Information
  • Application/Usage: Optical Network
  • Application/Usage: Data Networking
  • Total Number of Ports: 8
  • Connectivity: Technology Wired
  • Data Link Protocol: 10 GigE
  • Data Transfer Rate: 10 GBPS
  • Form Factor: Plug-in module
  • Interfaces: 8 x 10Gb Ethernet - SFP+

In short, the Cisco C9500-NM-8X Catalyst 9500 Series expansion module is a powerful and versatile solution for enhancing network capabilities. With its 10 GBPS speed, 8 x 10GB Ethernet ports, Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) technology, and plug-and-play design, this module addresses the needs of diverse applications, from data centers to high-performance computing environments.

The practical benefits of the C9500-NM-8X, including enhanced performance, scalability, reliability, and future-proofing, make it a valuable investment for organizations seeking robust networking solutions. Whether you are looking to upgrade your current infrastructure or build a new network, the Cisco C9500-NM-8X is a reliable and high-performance expansion module that can contribute to the success of your networking initiatives.

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