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What difference the Platforms between [Nexus 9300-EX] and [Nexus 9300-FX]

Hi, guys.

I really want to know about the difference between N9300 Platforms EX and FX.

I found the just one difference is the SSD capacity.

Please give me the information about the N9300 Platforms~ Thank you!

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Enthusiast

I once was told that the EX had 25GE hardware according to pre-standard 25GE implementation (cisco prop)

The FX had 25GE hardware in accordance to the 25GE standard.

Don't know if this is true.

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Participant

Hello Jin Hyuk,

What difference the Platforms between [Nexus 9300-EX] and [Nexus 9300-FX]
CPU,system memory,Maximum number of Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes,Maximum number of IP host entries,Maximum number of MAC address entries, memory may vary.

You can refer to the datasheet below.

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/nexus-9000-series-switches/datasheet-c78-736651.html

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On a similar note is it possible to upgrade an existing 9300EX to a 9300FX??

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Beginner

Hi

The key difference between 9300-EX and 9300-FX  series is FC traffic support.

The  9300-FX  series support FC traffic.

Thank you.

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Cisco Employee

in addition to the FC/FCOE port support, FX also has the latest ASIC and support streaming telemetry better than the EX

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Can you please let us know which latest ASIC FX support?

 

I thought both EX and FX support LSE ASIC.

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Hi,

Here is a mapping between platform and ASIC on the switch/linecard:

PlatformASIC
9300-GXLS6400GX
9300-FX2LS3600FX2
9364CS6400
9300-FX / X9700-FXLS1800FX
9300-EX / X9700-EXLSE

Here is also a view of the ASIC Slices:

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Reference: Ciscolive BRKDCN-3222  https://www.ciscolive.com/c/dam/r/ciscolive/emea/docs/2020/pdf/BRKDCN-3222.pdf 

 

Cheers,

Sergiu

 

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Thank you for presenting this answer this way, it really helped where the datasheet fell short!
CCIE# 6771
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The Nexus 9300 FX platform supports FC and FCoE and EX does not support it. Beside to that, EX does not support MACsec.

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