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Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

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The following table compares Cisco Nexus 3000 Series models. For a complete catalog of all Cisco Nexus switch specifications and ordering information, refer to the Cisco Switch Guide

Cisco Nexus 3064X Cisco Nexus
3064-32T
Cisco Nexus 3064T Cisco Nexus 3016Q Cisco Nexus 3048
Algo Boost-Capable (NAT, Active Buffer Monitoring) No No No No No
VXLAN Capability No No No No No
Layer 3 ISSU No No No No No
Openflow Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cisco OnePK Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rack unit (RU) 1 1 1 1 1
Switching capacity 1.28 Tbps 960 Gbps 1.28 Tbps 1.28 Tbps 176 Gbps
Interface Type 48 SFP+ and 4 QSFP+ 32 RJ-45 and 4 QSFP+ 48 RJ-45 and 4 QSFP+ 16 QSFP+ 48 RJ-45 and 4 SFP+
Maximum 1 GE ports 48 32 enabled (48 maximum) 48 0 Up to 48
Maximum 10 GE ports Up to 64 (48 fixed; 16 using 4 QSFP-to-SFP+ cables) 32 10G BASE-T and 16 using 4 QSFP-to-SFP+ cables are enabled. Additional 16 ports with a license Up to 64 (48 fixed; 16 using 4 QSFP-to-SFP+ cables) Up to 64 (using 16 QSFP-to-SFP+ cables) 4
Maximum 40 GE ports Up to 4 4 4 Up to 16 0
Switch latency Sub-microsecond 3 to 4 microseconds 3 to 4 microseconds Sub-microsecond 2.7 to 7.2 microseconds
Line-rate traffic throughput (both Layer 2 and 3) on all ports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Redundant and hot-swappable power supply and fans Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Air flow Front-back and back-front Front-back and back-front Front-back and back-front Front-back and back-front Front-back and back-front
Cisco Nexus 3132Q Cisco Nexus 3172PQ Cisco Nexus 3172TQ
Algo Boost-capable (NAT, active buffer monitoring) No No No
Virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN) capable Yes Yes Yes
Layer 3 In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) Yes Yes Yes
Openflow support Yes Yes Yes
OnePK support Yes Yes Yes
Rack unit (RU) 1 1 1
Switching capacity 1280 Gbps 720 Gbps 720 Gbps
Interface-type 32 QSFP+ 48 SFP+ and 6 QSFP+ 48 RJ-45 and 6 Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (QSFP+)
Maximum 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports 4 48 48
Maximum 10 GE ports 104 72 72
Maximum 40 GE ports 32 6 6
Line-rate traffic throughput (both Layer 2 and 3) on all ports Yes Yes Yes
Redundant and hot-swappable power supply and fans Yes Yes Yes
Air flow Port-side intake or port-side exhaust Port-side intake or port-side exhaust Port-side intake or port-side exhaust

Cisco Nexus 3524 Cisco Nexus 3548
Algo Boost-capable (NAT, Active Buffer Monitoring) Yes Yes
VXLAN Capable No No
L3 ISSU No No
Openflow support No No
OnePK support No No
Rack unit (RU) 1 1
Switching capacity 480 Gbps 960 Gbps
Interface-type 24 SFP+ 48 SFP+
Maximum 1 GE ports 24 enabled (48 max) 48
Maximum 10 GE ports 24 10G SFP+ ports. Additional 24 ports via license 48
Maximum 40 GE ports 0 0
Switch latency Sub-250ns Sub-250ns
Line-rate traffic throughput (both Layer 2 and 3) on all ports Yes Yes
Redundant and hot-swappable power supply and fans Yes Yes
Air flow Front-back and back-front Front-back and back-front