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Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Verified Scalability Guide for Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3)U4(1)

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Verified Scalability

The following table lists the Cisco verified limits for topologies that include Layer 2 and Layer 3 feature configurations.


Note


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

Feature

Verified Topology1

Verified Maximum2

Active VLANs per switch

4,0003

4,0004

MTU

9,216

9,216

STP logical interfaces

9,000

9,000

MST instances

64

64

MAC table size

32,000

128,000

EtherChannels

8

64

5

Number of switch port EtherChannels

32

32

Number of system logging destination ports

8

8

SPAN sessions

2 active sessions

6

4 active sessions7

2 destination ports per session

Layer 3 physical interfaces

64

64

Layer 3 SVI, subinterfaces, EtherChannels

1,024

1,024

VRF

200

1,024

IPv4 hosts

8,192

16,000 (Nexus 3048 and Nexus 3064-E)

8,000 (Nexus 3064PQ)

IPv4 routes (LPM)

8,1928

16,0009

Multicast routes

2,048

8,000 (Nexus 3048 and Nexus 3064-E)

4,000 (Nexus 3064PQ)

IGMP Snooping groups

3,000

8,000

ECMP

8-way

64-way

TCAM entries for ACL

2,000 ingress, 1,000 egress

2,000 ingress, 1000 egress

HSRP

255

500

VRRP

25510

25511

Configurable QoS groups

8

8

1 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 members
6 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.