N9K-C93180YC-EX Cisco Layer3 Switch
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Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX Rack Mountable Switch 6x 40 Gigabit New

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N9K-C93180YC-EX Nexus 9300 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10GBase-X Manageable Layer 3 (L3) with 6x 40 Gigabit Ethernet 40GBase-X Expansion Slots Rack Mountable Switch | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Overview of the Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX Rack Mountable Switch

The Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX Nexus 9300 is a powerful networking switch designed to meet the demands of modern data centers. This switch offers 48 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with advanced management capabilities. The Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX is a powerful network switch designed for high-performance data centers and enterprise environments. This switch explores its 48 Ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Layer 3 (L3) manageability, rack-mountable design, and modular architecture with 6x 40 Gigabit Ethernet expansion slots.

Layer 3 (L3) Capability

The switch features Layer 3 (L3) routing capabilities, allowing for efficient routing of data between different subnets. This is essential for large-scale networks where segmentation and routing play a crucial role in optimizing data traffic. The Layer 3 functionality enhances the switch's ability to handle complex networking scenarios. The Layer 3 functionality enables advanced routing capabilities, allowing the switch to make intelligent decisions based on IP addresses. This is particularly beneficial for large networks where efficient routing is essential for optimal performance.

Rack Mountable Design

The N9K-C93180YC-EX is designed to be rack-mountable, fitting into standard 19-inch racks commonly used in data centers. Its 1U form factor ensures efficient use of rack space, making it a suitable choice for environments where space optimization is a priority. The switch is designed to be rack-mounted, fitting into a standard 1U space in server racks. This space-efficient design is essential for data centers and server rooms where real estate is often limited.

Modular Design with Expansion Slots

One notable feature of this Cisco Nexus switch is its modular design. The switch comes with 6 expansion slots supporting 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GBase-X). These slots provide scalability, allowing organizations to expand their network capabilities as demand grows. The modular design also facilitates flexibility in adapting to evolving networking requirements.


The N9K-C93180YC-EX switch offers advanced manageability features, empowering network administrators with tools to efficiently configure, monitor, and troubleshoot the network. Cisco's intuitive management interface simplifies day-to-day operations, while advanced command-line interfaces provide granular control for experienced users.

40 Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slots

The inclusion of 6 expansion slots supporting 40 Gigabit Ethernet adds a layer of versatility to the N9K-C93180YC-EX. Organizations can leverage these slots to connect high-bandwidth devices or aggregate multiple lower-speed connections. This flexibility ensures that the switch can adapt to diverse networking needs.

10 Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity

The Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX features 48 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, providing high-speed connectivity for data-intensive applications. Each port supports 10GBase-X technology, ensuring reliable and efficient data transfer. This capability makes the switch well-suited for environments where low-latency and high-bandwidth networking are crucial, such as in enterprise data centers and cloud computing environments.

High-Speed Connectivity

With 48 ports supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet, the Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX delivers high-speed connectivity for a diverse range of devices. This is essential for meeting the demands of modern applications and ensuring that data can be transferred at rapid speeds. High-speed connectivity is particularly critical in scenarios where latency and bandwidth are determining factors in network performance.


Flexibility is a hallmark of the Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX, driven by its modular architecture. The 40 Gigabit Ethernet expansion slots provide flexibility in configuring the switch based on specific requirements. Whether it's allocating more bandwidth to critical applications or integrating additional networking capabilities, the switch offers the flexibility needed in dynamic and evolving network environments.

Performance of Cisco Managed Switch

The Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX Nexus 9300 rack mountable 48 ports managed switch is a high-performance switch that is designed for use in data center environments. It is part of the Cisco Nexus 9300 series of switches, which are known for their high-speed switching capabilities and high-density ports.

One of the key features of the product is its 48 ports, which provide a large number of connectivity options for devices and servers in the data center. These ports support a variety of speeds, including 10Gbps and 40Gbps, and can be configured for use with different types of transceivers. This allows the switch to be easily customized to meet the specific needs of the data center environment.

The part also has a high-performance switching fabric that allows it to handle a large amount of traffic. This is achieved through a combination of hardware and software optimization, which allows the switch to handle large amounts of data quickly and efficiently. This is especially important in data center environments where there is a high amount of traffic and high-bandwidth applications.


High Performance

The 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports ensure high-speed data transfer, meeting the performance needs of modern data centers. This is essential for handling large volumes of data and supporting bandwidth-intensive applications.


With 6 additional slots for 40 Gigabit Ethernet connections, the N9K-C93180YC-EX offers scalability. This allows organizations to expand their network infrastructure as their needs grow, providing investment protection.

Space Efficiency

The 1U rack-mountable design of the switch is crucial for data centers where space optimization is a priority. The compact form factor enables efficient use of rack space, allowing for the deployment of more networking equipment in the same physical footprint.

Flexibility and Customization

The modular design of the switch allows for customization. Organizations can choose and install expansion modules based on their specific requirements, ensuring that the switch aligns perfectly with their networking needs.

Layer 3 Routing Capabilities

The Layer 3 capabilities enable intelligent routing decisions based on IP addresses. This enhances the efficiency of data traffic within the network, improving overall performance and reducing latency.

Use Cases

Data Centers

The Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX is well-suited for data center environments where high-performance networking is crucial. Its scalability and compact design make it an ideal choice for organizations with dynamic and evolving data center requirements. The Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX is well-suited for data center environments where high-speed, reliable connectivity is critical. Its modular design allows for easy expansion as data loads increase, making it an ideal choice for evolving data center needs.

Enterprise Networks

In large enterprise networks, the switch's 48 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Layer 3 capabilities make it suitable for handling the diverse communication needs of a complex network infrastructure. In enterprise settings, the Layer 3 capabilities of this switch enhance network efficiency, especially in large-scale deployments. The 48 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet cater to the demands of diverse networked devices within an organization.

Cloud Service Providers

Cloud service providers can benefit from the switch's scalability and modular design. It allows them to expand their network infrastructure to meet the growing demands of their customers.

Telecommunication Networks

Telecommunication networks, with their high data transfer requirements, can leverage the switch's 40 Gigabit Ethernet expansion slots for seamless connectivity and efficient data handling.

Reliability of Switch Module

The Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX Nexus 9300 rack mountable 48 ports managed switch is considered to be a highly reliable switch. It is built with the Cisco NX-OS operating system, which is known for its stability and reliability. The switch also has a high availability design that includes redundant power supplies, fans, and supervisor modules, which help to minimize downtime in case of a failure. Additionally, the switch has a range of features that enhance its reliability, such as Layer 2 and Layer 3 features, Quality of Service (QoS), and security features that help to protect the network from threats.

Main Specification about this Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# N9K-C93180YC-EX
  • Product Line: Nexus
  • Product Series: 9300
  • Product Type: Managed Switch

Interfaces / Ports of Managed Switch

  • Modular: Yes
  • Total Number of Ports: 48
  • Management ports: 2, 1 RJ-45, and 1 SFP
  • Port/Expansion Slot Details: 48 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
  • Port/Expansion Slot Details: 6 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot

Performance of 48 Ports Switch

  • Network Technology: 10GBase-X
  • Network Technology: 40GBase-X
  • Ethernet Technology: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Ethernet Technology: 40 Gigabit Ethernet

I/O Expansions Module

  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 54
  • Expansion Slot Type: QSFP
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP+
  • Shared SFP Slot: No


  • CPU: 4 cores
  • System memory: 24 GB
  • SSD drive: 64 GB
  • System buffer: 40 MB

Power Description

  • Power Source: Power Supply
  • Typical power (AC/DC): 210W
  • Maximum power (AC/DC): 470W
  • Redundant Power Supply Supported: Yes
  • Power supplies (up to 2): 650W AC, 930W DC, or 1200W HVAC/HVDC


  • Compatible Rack Unit: 1U
  • Environmentally Friendly: Yes
  • Environmental Certification: RoHS

In general, the Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX Nexus 9300 switch is a versatile and powerful networking solution suitable for a variety of environments. Its combination of high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, Layer 3 capabilities, rack-mountable 1U design, and modular architecture with 40 Gigabit Ethernet expansion slots make it a valuable asset for data centers, enterprises, cloud service providers, and telecommunication networks. Organizations looking for a reliable and scalable networking solution should consider the Cisco N9K-C93180YC-EX for its advanced features and flexibility.

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