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Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches


Important Features

The comprehensive Cisco NX-OS feature set and the scalability of the Cisco Nexus 6000 Series deliver high performance, operational efficiency, and design flexibility with extensive programmability. These switches form part of the foundation of the Cisco Unified Fabric.

Following are the major benefits of this series:

High Scalability and Performance

  • Up to 384 10-Gbps or 96 40-Gbps line-rate, Layer 2 and Layer 3 ports in four-rack units (4RU)
  • Up to 160 unified ports (1/10 Gigabit Ethernet, FCoE, 2/4/8-Gbps Fibre Channel) for LAN and SAN convergence
  • Up to 2304, 1 or 10 Gigabit Ethernet server ports with the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders (FEX)
  • Cisco FabricPath support for scalable Layer 2 networks

Operational Efficiency

The Cisco 5600 switches simplify operations in the following ways:

  • Advanced analytics toolkit with buffer and latency monitoring
  • Single point of management with FEX architecture
  • Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA) and PowerOn Auto Provisioning (PoAP) for fabric automation


  • Programmability: Python scripting, TCL scripting, the Cisco One Platform Kit (onePK; supported in future software release)
  • VXLAN support for virtualized and cloud deployments (supported on Cisco Nexus 6004X)
  • Eight expansion slots with broad connectivity options, including future 100 Gigabit Ethernet support