C-series Switches


Technical Specifications

Port speed

  • 16 Gbps Fibre Channel

Number of ports

  • (12 - 48) Fibre Channel
    Range, depending on model

Aggregate switch bandwidth

  • 768 Gbps, maximum, depending on model

Encryption capability

  • AES 256-bit

Protocol supported

  • Fibre Channel

Availability features

  • Non-disruptive software upgrades, dual hot-swappable power supplies (with integrated fans for redundancy), and hot-swappable fans

Form factor

  • 1U

Management features

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Line Interface (CLI), Cisco Data Center Network Manager with Quick Configuration Wizard, HPE StoreFabric Data Center Network Manager License (optional), Cisco Enterprise Package License (optional)

BladeSystem supported

  • No


  • 12-port upgrade license

Models available

  • 12-port model, 48-port model

Media type technology

  • Small Form Factor (SFF)

Software (required)

  • NX-OS 6.2(9) or later

Software (optional)

HPE SN6010C Enterprise Package License HPE SN6000C Data Center Network Manager License HPE SN6010C 12-port Upgrade License