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Cisco Nexus 5548UP Switch

A 1RU 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and FCoE switch offering up to 960 Gbps of throughput and up to 48 ports.


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As part of the network foundation of Unified Fabric, the Cisco Nexus 5548UP Switch delivers innovative architectural flexibility, infrastructure simplicity, and business agility, with support for networking standards. For traditional, virtualized, unified, and high-performance computing (HPC) environments, it offers a long list of IT and business advantages.
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Architectural Flexibility

  • Unified ports that support traditional Ethernet, Fibre Channel (FC),and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • Synchronizes system clocks with accuracy of less than one microsecond, based on IEEE 1588
  • Offers converged Fabric extensibility, based on emerging standard IEEE 802.1BR, with Fabric Extender (FEX) Technology portfolio, including:
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 FEX
  • Adapter FEX
  • VM-FEX

Infrastructure Simplicity

  • Common high-density, high-performance, data-center-class, fixed-form-factor platform
  • Consolidates LAN and storage
  • Supports any transport over an Ethernet-based fabric, including Layer 2 and Layer 3 traffic
  • Supports storage traffic, including iSCSI, NAS, FC, RoE, and IBoE
  • Reduces management points with FEX Technology

Business Agility

  • Meets diverse data center deployments on one platform
  • Provides rapid migration and transition for traditional and evolving technologies
  • Offers performance and scalability to meet growing business needs

Specifications at a Glance

  • A 1 -rack-unit, 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet switch
  • 32 fixed Unified Ports on base chassis and one expansion slot totaling 48 ports
  • The slot can support any of the three modules: Unified Ports, 1/2/4/8 native Fibre Channel, and Ethernet or FCoE
  • Throughput of up to 960 Gbps
Manufacturer Cisco
Part No. N5K-C5548UP-FA
Width 439
Height 44
Depth 749
Weight [Kg] 15.88
Rack Units 1 RU
Bandwidth 714.2 Mpps
Switching Capacity 960 Gbps
Ports 32-48 SFP+
Port-Port Latency -1.8 Ms