Feature spotlights


Use an open-object API model to provision Layer 2 and 3 features. A Route Processor Module application package, Linux containers, Broadcom and Linux shell access provide extensibility.

Architectural Flexibility

Deploy these switches in an energy-efficient three-tier or leaf-spine architecture. They also support scalable virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN) multitenancy.

Real-time visibility and telemetry

Built-in sensors support Cisco Tetration Analytics for rich traffic flow telemetry and line-rate data collection. Cisco Nexus Data Broker monitors and analyzes network traffic.


These switches deliver up to 172.8 Tbps of nonblocking performance with less than 5-microsecond latency. They offer wire-speed gateway, bridging and routing.