Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Verified Scalability
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The following table lists the Cisco verified limits for topologies that include Layer 2 and Layer 3 feature configurations.
If your scale requirements exceed either the Verified Topology or the Verified Maximum limit, please contact your Cisco representative. Based on your requirements, it may be possible to validate support for your requirement, as long as the scale capability of the hardware is not exceeded.
Table 1 Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3)U4(1) Layer 2 and Layer 3 Topology Configuration Limits
Active VLANs per switch
STP logical interfaces
MAC table size
Number of switch port EtherChannels
Number of system logging destination ports
2 active sessions6
4 active sessions7
2 destination ports per session
Layer 3 physical interfaces
Layer 3 SVI, subinterfaces, EtherChannels
16,000 (Nexus 3048 and Nexus 3064-E)
8,000 (Nexus 3064PQ)
IPv4 routes (LPM)
8,000 (Nexus 3048 and Nexus 3064-E)
4,000 (Nexus 3064PQ)
IGMP Snooping groups
TCAM entries for ACL
2,000 ingress, 1,000 egress
2,000 ingress, 1000 egress
Configurable QoS groups
81 Verified Topology-- Indicates the verified scaling capabilities with all listed features enabled at the same time. The numbers listed here exceed those used by most customers in their topologies. The scale numbers listed here are not the maximum verified values if each feature is viewed in isolation.2 Indicates the maximum scale capability tested for the corresponding feature individually. this number is the absolute maximum currently supported by Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3)U4(1) software for the corresponding feature. If the hardware is capable of a higher scale, future software releases may increase this verified maximum limit.3 507 VLANs in PVRST mode. 512 VLANs in RPVST mode where 507 are user-defined VLANs, and 4,000 VLANs in MST mode.4 507 VLANs in PVRST mode. 512 VLANs in RPVST mode where 507 are user-defined VLANs, and 4,000 VLANs in MST mode.5 32 maximum number of members6 Allows same SPAN source in a single direction in 2 SPAN sessions with difference destinations .7 4 active SPAN sessions with the SPAN source in a single direction (RX only or TX only in each SPAN session. 2 active SPAN sessions with the SPAN source in both RX and TX directions.8 8,192 when URPF is enabled globally.9 Increase to 16,000 when URPF is disabled globally. Use the system urpf disable command to disable URPF.10 A combination of HSRP and VRRP groups, where the total is 255.11 A combination of HSRP and VRRP groups, where the total is 255.
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