Cisco Nexus 5696Q Switch Chassis – Manageable – 30 x Expansion Slots – 3 Layer Supported – 4U High – Rack-mountable – 1 Year


General Information
Manufacturer Cisco Systems, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number N5696-B-24Q
Manufacturer Website Address
Brand Name Cisco
Product Line Nexus
Product Series 5000
Product Model 5696Q
Product Name Nexus 5696Q Switch Chassis
Marketing Information The increasing number of applications requiring higher bandwidths and the availability of less expensive 10-Gbps servers are combining to drive a growing demand for dense 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet switches. At the same time, data center architecture is evolving in response to new demands on the IT infrastructure. Application workloads are being deployed across a mix of virtualized and nonvirtualized server and storage infrastructure, requiring a network infrastructure that provides consistent connectivity, security, and visibility across a range of bare-metal, virtualized, and cloud computing environments.
Product Type Switch Chassis


Port/Expansion Slot Details 6 x Expansion Slot
Port/Expansion Slot Details 24 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
I/O Expansions
Number of Total Expansion Slots 30
Expansion Slot Type Line Card
Expansion Slot Type QSFP+
Network & Communication
Layer Supported 3
Management & Protocols
Manageable Yes
Power Description
Power Source Power Supply
Physical Characteristics
Compatible Rack Unit 4U
Form Factor Rack-mountable
Height 7″
Width 17.3″
Depth 30″
Package Contents
  • Nexus 5696Q Switch Chassis
  • 2 x Line-card Expansion Module
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS-6


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