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Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

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The following table compares Cisco Nexus 3000 Series models.

Cisco Nexus 3064X Cisco Nexus
3064-32T
Cisco Nexus 3064T Cisco Nexus 3016Q Cisco Nexus 3048
VXLAN Capability 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 3164Q Cisco Nexus 3172PQ Cisco Nexus 3172TQ
Virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN) capable Yes Yes Yes Yes
Openflow support Yes Yes Yes Yes
OnePK support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rack unit (RU) 1 2 1 1
Switching capacity 1280 Gbps 5120 Gbps 720 Gbps 720 Gbps
Interface-type 32 QSFP+ 64 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 None 48 48
Maximum 10 GE ports 104 256 (Coming shortly with software release) 72 72
Maximum 40 GE ports 32 64 6 6
Line-rate traffic throughput (both Layer 2 and 3) on all ports Yes Yes Yes Yes
Redundant and hot-swappable power supply and fans Yes Yes Yes Yes
Air flow Port-side intake or port-side exhaust Port-side intake 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
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