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Cisco Nexus 3132Q Switch

High-Density, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, Data Center Switch

Get high-density, workload isolation, and wire-rate layer 2 and 3 switching on a data-center-class, Cisco NX-OS operating system. The Cisco Nexus 3132Q Switch, part of the Cisco Unified Fabric family, is a compact, 1-rack-unit (1RU), form factor switch for top-of-rack (ToR) data center deployments.

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Features and Capabilities

Flexibility and High Performance

  • Provides layer 2 and 3 switching of up to 2.5 terabits per second (Tbps) and more than 950 million packets per second (mpps)
  • Phyless design on all ports to optimize latency
  • 32 fixed 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Quad small form factor pluggable plus (QSFP+) ports
  • Supports mobility and tenant isolation with VXLAN (with a software upgrade)

Ease of Operations

The modular, resilient, Cisco NX-OS operating system is purpose-built with exceptional support for layer 3 unicast and multicast routing protocols. Manageability features promote ease of use and include:

  • Layers 2 and 3 in-service software upgrade (ISSU) capabilities
  • PowerOn Auto Provisioning (POAP) for touchless bootup and configuration of the switch, drastically reducing provisioning time
  • Cisco Embedded Event Manager (EEM) and Python scripting
  • Advanced software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities, including support for Open Flow and Cisco OnePK
  • Integration with Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) and XML management tools

Specifications at a Glance

Physical specifications:

  • Dual redundant power supplies
  • Redundant (3 plus 1) and hot-swappable fans
  • One 10/100/1000 Mbps management port
  • One RS-232 serial console port
  • 32 QSFP+ - each supports native 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet modes
  • 4 SFP+ ports that are internally multiplexed with the first QSFP+ port
  • One USB port

Performance specifications:

  • 2.5 Tbps switching capacity
  • Forwarding rate of 950 mpps
  • Configurable maximum transmission units (MTUs) of up to 9216 bytes (jumbo frames)

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