ACI SPINE question -
Can anyone tell me the differences between these 2 pieces of equipment? Other than the fact that one is a stand alone switch and the other is a 9500 line card, my understanding is that they have the same internals/ASICs? My understanding is that the difference is really just one of scale, is that true?
Only supported in ACI
Only to be used as a spine
36x40G nonblocking (no oversubscription) switching
Support the same 40G transceivers
Both use a mixture of third party and Cisco ASICs
9336 = fixed switch
9736 = module for 9500 chassis
9336 = 36x40G nonblocking
*9504 = Up to 144x40G (128x40G nonblocking)
*9508 = Up to 288x40G (256x40G nonblocking)
* Assumes all 9500 line card slots are populated with 9736PQ modules. To achieve full bandwidth, you will need 6 fabric modules
thanks - I understand the differences on the data sheets, my questions is more from an under the hood perspective...
Is the 9336PQ ASIC the same as the N9K-X9736PQ line card? My understanding is that they are the exact same, from a circuit/guts perspective, but I want to confirm this. We are answering a larger argument, as to the purpose of the 9336PQ in our environment. Is it safe to characterize the 9336PQ as a N9K-X9736PQ line card, installed in a 2u metal box with 2 PSUs?
Both contain a third party and Cisco Alpine ASIC.
N9K-C9336PQ - Cisco Alpine ASIC and third party chips are both on the board.
N9K-X9736PQ - Cisco Alpine ASIC is on the line card. Third party chips are on the fabric module.
The chipsets on both devices are the same