Cisco Nexus® 6000 Series Switches are part of the Cisco® Unified Fabric solution. They run the industry-leading Cisco NX-OS Software operating system and are designed to create flexible, scalable network architecture for virtualized and cloud environments. Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches deliver high-density 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in an energy-efficient, compact form factor. Easily scale your architecture to support growing bandwidth demands without sacrificing energy efficiency or rack space. A robust integrated Layer 2 and Layer 3 feature set gives you a versatile platform that you can deploy in environments such as: Direct-attach 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet access-layer deployments, High-density Cisco fabric extender aggregation-layer deployments, Leaf-and-spine architecture deployments, and Compact aggregation-layer deployments. All Cisco Nexus 6000 Series products use the same set of Cisco application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and a single software image. Feature and operation consistency simplify management, while advanced analytics, Power-on autoprovisioning (POAP), and Python and Tool Command Language (Tcl) script increase programmability and efficiency. Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches also support Cisco Nexus 2200 platform fabric extenders, Cisco Nexus B22 Blade Fabric Extenders, Cisco In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU), and Cisco FabricPath.