Features and Specifications of 100GBPS Expansion Module
The Cisco N9K-X9432C-S Nexus X9432C expansion module is a high-performance, low-latency 32-port 100Gbps switch module designed for use with Cisco Nexus 9500 Series switches. This module provides a high-bandwidth, low-latency solution for data center and cloud applications that require high-density, high-speed connectivity.
Here are some of the key features and specifications of the Cisco N9K-X9432C-S Nexus X9432C expansion module:
- Port density: The module features 32 ports of 100Gbps, allowing for high-density, high-bandwidth connectivity within the data center.
- Low-latency: With a latency of less than 1 microsecond, the module provides fast, efficient data transfer between devices.
- Hot-swappable: The module is hot-swappable, meaning it can be added or removed from the switch without shutting down the entire system.
- Compatibility: The module is compatible with Cisco Nexus 9500 Series switches, providing a seamless integration with existing Cisco infrastructure.
- Forwarding rate: The module has a forwarding rate of up to 6.4 Tbps, making it ideal for high-performance computing, big data analytics, and other data-intensive applications.
- Power consumption: The module has a maximum power consumption of 600 watts, which can be reduced using energy-efficient features like Cisco EnergyWise.
- QSFP28 interfaces: The module uses QSFP28 interfaces, which support both 100Gbps and 40Gbps connections, providing flexibility for a variety of network environments.
- Virtual PortChannel (vPC) support: The module supports Cisco Virtual PortChannel (vPC) technology, allowing for simplified management of multiple switches.
Installation and Configuration
The Cisco N9K-X9432C-S Nexus X9432C 32-Ports 100GBPS Expansion Module is a high-performance data center switch that provides high-density 100G Ethernet connectivity for large-scale enterprise and service provider networks. To install and configure this module, you will need to follow these steps:
- Install the module: Before installing the module, ensure that your switch has a compatible slot available. Once you have identified the appropriate slot, turn off the power to the switch and insert the module into the slot. Ensure that the module is properly seated and secured with the screws provided.
- Configure the module: Once the module is installed, you will need to configure it using the Cisco NX-OS command-line interface (CLI). To do this, connect a console cable to the switch and open a terminal emulator program such as PuTTY or SecureCRT. Log in to the switch using your credentials and enter the command "configure terminal" to enter configuration mode.
- Configure interface ports: You can configure the interface ports on the module using the "interface" command followed by the port number. For example, to configure port 1 on the module, you would enter "interface Ethernet1/1". From here, you can configure parameters such as speed, duplex, VLAN membership, and other settings.
- Configure VLANs: You can create and configure VLANs on the module using the "vlan" command followed by the VLAN ID. For example, to create VLAN 100, you would enter "vlan 100". From here, you can configure VLAN parameters such as the VLAN name, VLAN membership, and other settings.
- Configure routing: If you need to configure routing on the module, you can use the "router" command to enter routing configuration mode. From here, you can configure routing protocols such as OSPF or BGP, as well as static routes and other settings.
- Save the configuration: Once you have finished configuring the module, you should save the configuration using the "copy running-config startup-config" command. This will ensure that your configuration changes are saved and will persist across reboots.
Power Consumption and Heat Dissipation
The Cisco N9K-X9432C-S Nexus X9432C is a high-performance, high-density expansion module designed for use with Cisco Nexus 9300 series switches. The module provides 32 ports of 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, making it ideal for use in large-scale data center environments where high-speed connectivity is critical.
The power consumption of the Cisco N9K-X9432C-S Nexus X9432C module is dependent on several factors, including the number of ports that are actively being used, the type of traffic being transmitted, and the overall load on the switch. Typically, the module will consume between 530 and 800 watts of power, depending on the configuration.
To ensure optimal performance and prevent damage to the switch and the expansion module, it's important to monitor the power consumption of the system and ensure that it stays within the recommended range. Cisco provides detailed power consumption information for the Nexus 9300 series switches and expansion modules, which can be used to help manage power usage and prevent overloads.
The Cisco N9K-X9432C-S Nexus X9432C module generates a significant amount of heat during operation, due to the high-speed data transmission and processing that takes place. To prevent damage to the switch and expansion module, it's important to ensure that heat dissipation is managed effectively.
The Nexus 9300 series switches are designed with a sophisticated cooling system that uses variable-speed fans and airflow management to maintain optimal temperatures throughout the switch chassis. The expansion modules are also designed with integrated heat sinks and airflow channels that help to dissipate heat and prevent overheating.
To ensure that heat dissipation is managed effectively, it's important to follow Cisco's guidelines for switch installation and airflow management. This may include placing the switch in a dedicated data center room with appropriate cooling and ventilation, ensuring that there is adequate space between switches to allow for proper airflow, and monitoring temperature and humidity levels to prevent overheating.
General Information about this Cisco N9K-X9432C-S
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Part Number or SKU# N9K-X9432C-S
- Product Type: Expansion Module
Key Features of 32 Ports Expansion Module
- Total Number of Ports: 32 X 100 Gigabit Qsfp28
- Interfaces: 32 X 100gb Ethernet - Qsfp28
- Data Link Protocol: 100 Gigabit Ethernet
- Form Factor: Plug-in Module
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
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