Cisco Nexus® 6000 Series Switches, part of the Cisco® Unified Fabric offering, expands architectural flexibility and scalability, enabling agile virtualized and cloud deployments. It runs the industry-leading Cisco NX-OS Software operating system, providing customers with features and capabilities that are widely deployed worldwide.The new Cisco Nexus 6000 Series provides high 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet density in energy-efficient switches with a compact form factor. With a robust integrated Layer 2 and 3 feature set, the Cisco Nexus 6000 Series provides a versatile platform that can be deployed in multiple scenarios to build scalable Cisco Unified Fabric in the data center: direct-attach 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet access and high-density fabric extender aggregation deployments, leaf and spine designs, and compact aggregation. Cisco Nexus 6000 Series designs can adapt to increasing bandwidth demands with a low power and compact space profile, saving capital expenditures (CapEx) and operating expenses (OpEx).Cisco Nexus 6000 Series products use the same set of Cisco ASICs and a single software image across the product family, thereby offering feature consistency and operation simplicity. Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches support robust Layer 2 and 3 functions, industry-leading fabric extender architecture with Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders and Cisco Nexus B22 Blade Fabric Extender, In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU), and Cisco FabricPath. Operation efficiency and programmability are enhanced on the Cisco Nexus 6000 Series through advanced analytics, power-on autoprovisioning, and Python and TCL scripting.