Cisco N9K-C9516 Networking Switch Chassis
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N9K-C9516 Cisco 9516 Switch Chassis Factory Sealed New

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Short Description:
N9K-C9516 Nexus 9516 Chassis With 16 Line card Slots | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
Product Condition:
New Retail Factory Sealed
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

Advanced Security Features

The N9K-C9516 Nexus 9516 chassis with 16 line card slots provides advanced security features to help protect your network from various threats. Some of the key security features include:

  • Access Control Lists (ACLs): The N9K-C9516 supports the use of ACLs to restrict network access and control network traffic. ACLs allow you to define and enforce security policies and prevent unauthorized access to your network.
  • Firewall: The switch includes firewall capabilities, allowing you to inspect and control network traffic and prevent unauthorized access to your network.
  • Encryption: The N9K-C9516 supports encryption of network traffic, helping to protect sensitive information and ensure privacy.
  • Network Segmentation: The switch supports network segmentation, allowing you to isolate different parts of your network and reduce the risk of unauthorized access.
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC): The switch supports RBAC, allowing you to define different roles for network administrators and control access to network resources based on those roles.

These advanced security features help ensure the security and privacy of your network and protect against various threats and vulnerabilities.

High Availability and Redundancy Options

The N9K-C9516 Nexus 9516 chassis with 16 line card slots provides high availability and redundancy options to help ensure network availability and minimize downtime. Some of the key features include:

  • Redundant Power Supplies: The N9K-C9516 supports redundant power supplies, allowing you to provide backup power in the event of a power failure, ensuring network availability and uptime.
  • Redundant Fan Trays: The switch includes redundant fan trays, helping to ensure that the switch remains operational even in the event of a fan failure.
  • Stateful Switchover (SSO): The switch supports Stateful Switchover (SSO), allowing you to provide redundancy at the control plane level and ensure high availability. In the event of a switchover, SSO helps minimize downtime and ensure that network services remain available.
  • Virtual Port Channel (vPC): The N9K-C9516 supports vPC, allowing you to provide redundancy at the data plane level and ensure high availability. vPC helps ensure that network traffic is automatically rerouted in the event of a failure, minimizing downtime and maintaining network availability.
  • Non-Stop Forwarding (NSF): The switch supports NSF, allowing you to provide redundancy at the data plane level and ensure high availability. NSF helps ensure that network traffic is automatically rerouted in the event of a failure, minimizing downtime and maintaining network availability.

These high availability and redundancy options help ensure network availability and minimize downtime, reducing the impact of failures and helping to keep your network up and running.

Network Scalability and Flexibility

The N9K-C9516 Nexus 9516 chassis with 16 line card slots provides network scalability and flexibility, allowing you to accommodate growing network demands and changing requirements. Some of the key features include:

  • Line Card Slot Capacity: The N9K-C9516 provides 16 line card slots, providing the flexibility to add or replace line cards as your network grows or changes.
  • Modular Design: The switch is designed to be modular, allowing you to add or replace components as needed and accommodate changing requirements.
  • Support for Multiple Form Factors: The N9K-C9516 supports multiple form factors, including fixed form factor line cards and modular form factor line cards, providing the flexibility to choose the form factor that best meets your network requirements.
  • Support for Multiple Networking Protocols: The switch supports multiple networking protocols, including Ethernet, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and Internet Protocol (IP), allowing you to accommodate a wide range of network requirements.
  • Programmability and Automation: The switch supports programmability and automation, allowing you to automate network tasks and respond quickly to changing requirements.

These network scalability and flexibility features allow you to accommodate growing network demands and changing requirements, ensuring that your network is always up to the task.

General Information

  • Manufacturer Cisco Systems, Inc
  • Manufacturer Part Number N9K-C9516
  • Brand Name Cisco
  • Product Line Nexus
  • Product Series 9000
  • Product Model 9516
  • Product Name ONE Nexus 9516 Chassis with 16 Linecard slots
  • Product Type Switch Chassis


  • Modular Yes
  • Port/Expansion Slot Details 16 x Expansion Slot

I/O Expansions:

  • Number of Total Expansion Slots 16
  • Expansion Slot Type Line Card

Network & Communication:

  • Layer Supported 3

Management & Protocols:

  • Manageable Yes

Power Description:

  • Power Source Power Supply
  • Redundant Power Supply Supported Yes

Different Types of Switches

Networking switches vary widely depending on the number of devices they can support, network bandwidth/speed, and form factor. Switches for small offices will have anything between 4 and 8 ports and can fit on a desk. For larger office network implementation, switches may have 24 ports, 48 ports, 96 ports, and 128 ports and are rack-mountable between 1U and 4U. Switches come in different types depending on the network speed and tasks they support. These include 40/100 Gbps, 10 Gigabit (up to 10000 Mbps), Gigabit Ethernet (up to 1000 Mbps), Power over Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps).

Unmanaged Switches

The unmanaged switches offer fixed configurations on a plug-and-play basis. It is the most basic switch and there are a few choices in the market. These switches are affordable, but the basic features make them inappropriate for enterprise applications.

Managed Switches

The number of features and level of functionality improves with managed switches, making them ideal for enterprise and business applications. These switches are built with the command-line interface for ease of configuration. Equally, they support SNMP agents that come in handy when troubleshooting network issues.

The security on managed switches is better and will protect different types of traffic. Other features include support for virtual LANs, IP routing, and quality of service settings. Managed switches are more expensive compared to all other types of switches.

Smart Switches

Smart switches refer to switches that possess more features than those unmanaged switches but do not have the full features of managed switches. Smart switches are more cost-effective than managed switches.

Some of the limitations of the smart switches are a lack of telnet access support, Web GUIs, and a lack of many features for VLANs. They are affordable compared to a fully managed switch and are suitable for a smaller computer network.

Modular Switches

Modular switches allow the addition of expansion modules as the network expands. The expansion modules allow for more networked devices but are application-specific. They may include wireless access points, firewalls, or network analysis tools. The flexibility of a modular networking switch comes at a higher cost.

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