Cisco Catalyst C9500-40X-A

The Cisco Catalyst C9500-40X-A is a high-performance network switch with a powerful switching capacity of up to 480 Gbps and a forwarding rate of up to 720 Mpps. It supports a wide range of features, including extensive MAC and IP routing capabilities, multicast support, Quality of Service (QoS), and robust security features. With 16 GB of DRAM and 16 GB of flash memory, it offers ample resources for efficient network management. This switch is suitable for demanding networking environments and data centers, providing reliable and scalable performance.

Performance specifications

Switching capacity

Up to 480 Gbps full duplex

Forwarding rate

Up to 720 Mpps

Total number of MAC addresses

Up to 64,000*

Total number of IPv4 routes (Address Resolution Protocol [ARP] plus learned routes)

Up to 64,000 indirect*

Up to 32,000 host*

Total number of IPv6 routes

Up to 32,000 indirect*

Up to 16,000 host*

Multicast scale

Up to 48,000*

QoS ACL scale

Up to 18000*

Security ACL scale

Up to 18000*

FNF entries

Up to 512,000*


16 GB


16 GB



Total Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIs)


Jumbo frame

9198 bytes

Power supply specifications

Power Supply Feature

Support in the Catalyst 9500 Series

AC power max rating


System power consumption

850W max

Input-voltage range and frequency

AC 115 to 230 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz

Power supply efficiency


Total output BTU (Note: 1000 BTU/hr = 293W)

2901 BTU/hr (850W) max

Input current

AC 10A at 115VAC, 5 A at 230VAC

Output ratings

12V at 79A, 12V at 3A

Output holdup time

AC = 10 ms at maximum load

Power-supply input receptacles

AC IEC 60320 C16

Power cord rating

AC 15A

Dimensions, physical specifications, weight, and MTBF



Dimensions (H x W x D)

1.73 x 17.5 x 21.52 in

Rack units (RU)

1 RU

Chassis with 2 power supplies and built-In fan

25.75 lb (11.68 kg)

Input voltage

90 to 264 VAC

Operating temperature

32°F to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

Storage temperature

-4° to 149°F (-20° to 65°C)

Relative humidity operating and nonoperating noncondensing

Ambient (noncondensing) operating: 5% to 90%

Ambient (noncondensing) nonoperating and storage: 5% to 95%


Operation up to 6000 ft

MTBF (hours)



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