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Cisco N9K-X9432C-S 32-Ports Expansion Module Refurbished

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N9K-X9432C-S Nexus 32-Ports X9432c-s 100 Gigabit Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP)28 X 32 Expansion Module | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Overview of Cisco Nexus X9432C-S Expansion Module

The Cisco N9K-X9432C-S is an expansion module designed for the Cisco Nexus series switches. Specifically, it's part of the Nexus X9432C-S series, offering high-speed connectivity and expansion options for networking environments.

Purpose of an Expansion Module

An expansion module serves as an additional component that extends the capabilities of networking devices such as switches. It typically provides extra ports or functionalities, enhancing the device's capacity and adaptability to varying networking requirements.

Understanding the Technical Specifications100 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 100 Gigabit Ethernet: The N9K-X9432C-S supports 100 Gigabit Ethernet, signifying high-speed data transfer capabilities. This is crucial for data-intensive applications and scenarios requiring rapid data exchange.
Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP)28 x 32
  • QSFP28 Interface: The expansion module features Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable with 28 ports, each supporting high-speed data transmission. QSFP28 is a compact and versatile interface commonly used for high-performance networking.
Importance of 100 Gigabit Ethernet and QSFP28 in NetworkingHigh-Speed Data Transfer
  • The support for 100 Gigabit Ethernet ensures rapid data transfer, crucial for handling large volumes of data and facilitating high-performance networking.
Versatile Connectivity
  • QSFP28 interfaces provide versatile connectivity options, supporting various network configurations and facilitating seamless integration with different devices.
Application in Networking EnvironmentsIntegration into Cisco Nexus Switches
  • The N9K-X9432C-S is specifically designed for integration into Cisco Nexus switches, expanding their capabilities and supporting high-speed networking requirements.
Data Centers and High-Performance Networks
  • This expansion module is well-suited for deployment in data centers and high-performance network environments where fast and reliable data transfer is paramount.
Benefits of Cisco N9K-X9432C-S Expansion ModuleIncreased Port Density
  • The module increases the port density of Cisco Nexus switches, allowing for more devices to be connected and enhancing the overall capacity of the network.
  • Supporting 100 Gigabit Ethernet and QSFP28 interfaces ensures that the network infrastructure is ready for future data demands and technology advancements.
  • The expansion module provides scalability options, allowing network administrators to scale the network infrastructure based on evolving requirements.
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.
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.

Power Consumption:

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.

Heat Dissipation:

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: 32 Port 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

In summary, the Cisco N9K-X9432C-S Nexus X9432C-S 100 Gigabit QSFP28 x 32 Expansion Module serves as a valuable component for enhancing the capabilities of Cisco Nexus switches. With support for 100 Gigabit Ethernet and QSFP28 interfaces, it contributes to high-speed data transfer, increased port density, and the scalability of networking environments, particularly in data centers and high-performance network setups.

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