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The Cisco Nexus 6001P switch is a 1RU 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet switch offering wire-speed performance for up to sixty-four 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports for Ethernet and FCoE traffic, with an overall throughput of 1.28 terabits per second. The Cisco Nexus 6001P offers 48 fixed 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports and four 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports. Each 40 Gigabit Ethernet port can be split into four 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports using a QSFP+ breakout cable. The Cisco Nexus 6001P delivers low port-to-port latency of approximately 1 microsecond and low jitter independent of packet size using cut-through switching architecture and with features enabled.
The Cisco Nexus 6001P can be deployed in multiple scenarios - direct-attach 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet server-access and high-density fabric extender aggregation deployments, leaf and spine designs, and compact aggregation - to build scalable Cisco Unified Fabric across a diverse set of physical and virtual server environments in the data center.