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Nexus N55-M16P extanision

hello ,

i dont find any info in cisco doc and i need you help

I would like to know if this extansion is hot swap ? and a link

thanks for the help                  


Nexus N55-M16P extanision


I've not tried it so can't testify to how well it works, but according to the Nexus 5596UP Expansion Modules section of the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Hardware Installation Guide the modules can be hot swapped:

The Cisco Nexus 5596UP switch has three slots that can be used for the following optional expansion modules:

  • 4-port QSFP expansion module
  • 16-port Universal (Fibre Channel and Ethernet) GEM (N55-M16UP) that provides 8-, 4-, 2-, or 1-Gbps Fibre Channel and 1- or 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Layer 3 GEMs (N55-M160L3 and N55-M160L3-V2) provide 160 Gbps of Layer 3 services. The N55-M160L3-V2 uses a newer version of the Layer 3 ASIC that enables higher table sizes in a future software release from 8K host entries to 16K host entries or from 4K multicast routes to 8K multicast routes (IPv4).

You can hot swap the expansion modules during operations.

You don't mention the switch model you're using, but the document also indicates this capability for the Nexus 5596T and the Nexus 5548 platforms.