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Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R Switch Data Sheet

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Product overview

The Cisco Nexus® C36180YC-R is a high-speed, high-density, 1, 10, 25, 40, or 100 Gigabit Ethernet switch designed for data center aggregation. The large buffers and routing table sizes of the Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R also make this switch an alternative for a wide range of applications, such as IP storage, Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), big data, and edge routing. The switch comes in a compact 1-Rack-Unit (1RU) form factor and provides extensive Layer 2 and Layer 3 functions. It is part of the R-Series family and runs the industry-leading NX-OS operating system software.

The comprehensive programmability features enable organizations to run today’s applications while also preparing them for demanding and changing application needs. The Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R supports both forward and reverse (port-side exhaust and port-side intake) airflow schemes with AC and DC power inputs.

The Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R (Figure 1) is a Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) and Quad SFP (QSFP) switch with 48 SFP and 6 QSFP28 ports. Each SFP port can operate at 1, 10, or 25 Gigabit Ethernet and each QSFP28 can operate at 100 or 40 Gigabit Ethernet or in a breakout cable configuration[1]. 6 QSFP28 ports can supports the IEEE 802.1ae MAC Security (MACSec) standard.

Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R Switch

Figure 1.               

Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R Switch

Main benefits

The Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R provides the following:

     Wire-rate Layer 2 and 3 switching on all ports, with up to 3.6 Terabits per second (Tbps) and up to 1.67 billion packets per second (bpps)

     Programmability, with support for Cisco® NX-API, Linux containers, Extensible Markup Language (XML), and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), the OpenStack plug-in, Python, and Puppet and Chef configuration and automation tools

     High performance and scalability with a 6-core CPU, 32 GB of DRAM, and 8 GB of dynamic buffer allocation, making the switch excellent for massively scalable data centers and big data applications

     Flexibility:

    Both fiber and copper cabling solutions are available for 1-, 10-, 25-, 40-, 50-, and 100-Gbps connectivity, including Active Optical Cable (AOC) and Direct-Attached Cable (DAC)

    The QSFP28 ports can be configured to work as 4 x 25-Gbps or 4 x 10-Gbps ports

     High availability:

    Virtual PortChannel (vPC) technology provides Layer 2 multipathing by eliminating the Spanning Tree Protocol. It also enables fully used bisectional bandwidth and simplified Layer 2 logical topologies without the need to change the existing management and deployment models

    Advanced maintenance capabilities include hot and cold patching and Graceful Insertion and Removal (GIR) mode

    The switch uses hot-swappable Power-Supply Units (PSUs) and fans

     NX-OS operating system with comprehensive, proven innovations:

    Power-On Auto Provisioning (POAP) enables touchless bootup and configuration of the switch, drastically reducing provisioning time

    Cisco Embedded Event Manager (EEM) and Python scripting enable automation and remote operations in the data center

    Ethanalyzer is a built-in packet analyzer for monitoring and troubleshooting control-plane traffic and is based on the popular Wireshark open-source network protocol analyzer

    Complete Layer 3 unicast and multicast routing protocol suites are supported, including Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode (PIM-SM), Source-Specific Multicast (SSM), and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)

Configuration

The Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R has the following configuration:

     48 ports 1, 10, or 25 Gigabit Ethernet SFP

     6 ports 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28. All the 6 ports support wire-rate MACSec encryption.

     Locator LED

     Environment LED

     Status LED

     Dual redundant power supplies

     One 10-, 100-, or 1000-Mbps management port (cooper or fiber)

     One RS-232 serial console port

     One USB port

Transceiver and Cabling options

The Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R has 48 SFP ports. With support of a wide range of speed, from 1-, 10-, or 25-Gbps SFP, with support for both fiber and copper cabling solutions.

The Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R has 6 QSFP ports. QSFP28 technology allows a smooth transition from 40 to 100 Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure in data centers. Each of the switch QSFP28 ports can operate in either native 100 Gigabit Ethernet mode or 4 x 25 Gigabit Ethernet mode. This switch supports both fiber and copper cabling solutions for these two modes.

Please refer to the latest compatibility matrix for information about all supported optics: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/interfaces-modules/transceiver-modules/products-device-support-tables-list.html

For more information about the transceiver types, please visit: https://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps5455/prod_module_series_home.html.

Cisco NX-OS Software benefits

NX-OS is a data center-class operating system built with modularity, resiliency, and serviceability at its foundation. It helps ensure continuous availability and sets the standard for mission-critical data center environments. The self-healing and highly modular design of NX-OS makes zero-impact operations a reality and enables exceptional operation flexibility.

Focused on the requirements of the data center, NX-OS provides a robust and comprehensive feature set that meets the networking requirements of present and future data centers. With an XML interface and a Command-Line Interface (CLI) like that of Cisco IOS® Software, NX-OS provides state-of-the-art implementations of relevant networking standards as well as a variety of true data center-class Cisco innovations.

Table 1 summarizes the benefits that NX-OS offers, and Table 2 lists NX-OS packages available for the Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R.

Table 1.           Benefits of Cisco NX-OS Software

Feature

Benefit

Software compatibility: NX-OS interoperates with Cisco products running any variant of Cisco IOS Software and also with any networking OS that conforms to the networking standards listed as supported in this data sheet.

  Transparent operation with existing network infrastructure
  Open standards
  No compatibility concerns

Modular software design: NX-OS is designed to support distributed multithreaded processing. Its modular processes are instantiated on demand, each in a separate protected memory space. Thus, processes are started and system resources allocated only when a feature is enabled. A real-time preemptive scheduler that helps ensure timely processing of critical functions governs the modular processes.

  Robust software
  Fault tolerance
  Increased scalability
  Increased network availability

Troubleshooting and diagnostics: NX-OS is built with innovative serviceability functions to enable network operators to take early action based on network trends and events, enhancing network planning and improving Network-Operations-Center (NOC) and vendor response times.

  Quick problem isolation and resolution
  Continuous system monitoring and proactive notifications
  Improved productivity of operations teams

Ease of management: NX-OS provides a programmatic XML interface based on the NETCONF industry standard. The NX-OS XML interface provides a consistent API for devices. NX-OS also supports Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Versions 1, 2, and 3 MIBs. In addition, NX-API and Linux Bash are now supported.

  Rapid development and creation of tools for enhanced management
  Comprehensive SNMP MIB support for efficient remote monitoring

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC): With RBAC, NX-OS enables administrators to limit access to switch operations by assigning roles to users. Administrators can customize access and restrict it to the users who require it.

  Tight access control mechanism based on user roles
  Improved network device security
  Reduction in network problems arising from human errors

Table 2.           Cisco NX-OS Software packages available for Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R*

Packaging

Chassis Based

Part Number

Supported Features

Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R Enhanced Layer 3 license

Chassis

N3K-LAN1K9

Layer 3 including full OSPF, EIGRP, BGP

Product specifications

Table 3 lists the specifications for the Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R.

Table 3.           Specifications

Description

Specification

Physical

  1RU fixed-form-factor switch
  48 SFP ports; each supports native 25, 10, or 1 Gigabit Ethernet mode
  6 QSFP28 ports; each supports native 100 Gigabit Ethernet and 4 x 25 Gigabit Ethernet modes
  2 redundant power supplies
  Management, console, and USB flash-memory ports

Performance

  1.8-Tbps switching capacity
  Forwarding rate of up to 1.67 bpps
  Line-rate traffic throughput (both Layer 2 and 3) on all ports, for packet size bigger than 115B
  Configurable Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) of up to 9216 bytes (jumbo frames)

Hardware tables and scalability*

Number of MAC addresses

750,000

Number of VLANS

4096

Number of spanning-tree instances

  Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP): 512
  Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP): 64

Number of ACL entries

  7000 ingress

Routing table*

  Maximum number of Longest-Prefix-Match (LPM) routes: 256,000
  Maximum number of IP host entries: 750,000
  Maximum number of MAC address entries: 750,000
  Maximum number of Layer 3 multicast entries: 128,000

Number of EtherChannels

256 (with vPC)

Number of ports per EtherChannel

32

Buffer size

8 GB

System memory

32 GB

Boot-flash memory

128 GB

Frequency

50 to 60 Hz

Power

Power-supply types

AC (forward and reverse airflow) DC (port-side exhaust)**

Typical operating power

383 Watts(W)

Maximum power

771W

AC Power-Supply Units (PSUs)

  Input voltage
  Frequency

Efficiency

 

  100 to 240 VAC
  50 to 60 Hz

89 to 91% at 220V

  Power-supply efficiency
  89 to 91% at 220V

Maximum heat dissipation

2,631MBTU

  Forward and reverse airflow schemes

      Forward airflow: Port-side exhaust (air enters through fan tray and power supplies and exits through ports)

      Reverse airflow: Port-side intake (air enters through ports and exits through fan tray and power supplies)

Hot-swappable (must swap within 1 minute)

Cooling

Measured sound power (maximum)

  Fan speed: 40% duty cycle
  Fan speed: 70% duty cycle
  Fan speed: 100% duty cycle

Sound

Dimensions
(Height x Width x Depth)

1.72 x 17.3 x 26.85 in. (4.4 x 43.9 x 68.2 cm)

Environment

Weight

27.1 lb (12.3 kg)

Temperature: Operating

32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Temperature: Storage

–40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C)

Relative humidity: Operating

  10 to 85% noncondensing
  Up to 5 days at maximum (85%) humidity

Recommend American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) data center environment

Relative humidity: Storage

  5 to 95% noncondensing

Altitude: Operating

Up to 13,123 ft.

Altitude: Non-Operating

Up to 16,000 ft.

* Denotes Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) capabilities; please refer to Cisco Nexus 3600 Series Verified Scalability Guide documentation for exact scalability numbers validated for specific software releases: https://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11541/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html.
**Cannot mix High Voltage and normal power supplies

Software features

Please refer to the latest release notes for a list of software features supported on Nexus 3600 platform: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/switches/nexus-3000-series-switches/products-release-notes-list.html.

Standards

Table 4 lists management standards supported by the Cisco Nexus 3600 platform.

Table 4.           Management and standards support

Description

Specification

MIB support

Generic MIBs

  SNMPv2-SMI
  CISCO-SMI
  SNMPv2-TM
  SNMPv2-TC
  IANA-ADDRESS-FAMILY-NUMBERS-MIB
  IANA-Type-MIB
  IANA iprouteprotocol-MIB
  HCNUM-TC
  CISCO-TC
  SNMPv2-MIB
  SNMP-COMMUNITY-MIB
  SNMP-FRAMEWORK-MIB
  SNMP-NOTIFICATION-MIB
  SNMP-TARGET-MIB
  SNMP-USER-BASED-SM-MIB
  SNMP-VIEW-BASED-ACM-MIB
  CISCO-SNMP-VACM-EXT-MIB
  CISCO-CLASS-BASED-QOS-MIB

Ethernet MIBs

  CISCO-VLAN-MEMBERSHIP-MIB
  LLDP-MIB
  IP-MULTICAST-MIB

Configuration MIBs

  ENTITY-MIB
  IF-MIB
  CISCO-ENTITY-EXT-MIB
  CISCO-ENTITY-FRU-CONTROL-MIB
  CISCO-ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB
  CISCO-SYSTEM-MIB
  CISCO-SYSTEM-EXT-MIB
  CISCO-IP-IF-MIB
  CISCO-IF-EXTENSION-MIB
  CISCO-NTP-MIB
  CISCO-IMAGE-MIB
  CISCO-IMAGE-UPGRADE-MIB

Monitoring MIBs

  NOTIFICATION-LOG-MIB
  CISCO-SYSLOG-EXT-MIB
  CISCO-PROCESS-MIB
  RMON-MIB
  CISCO-RMON-CONFIG-MIB
  CISCO-HC-ALARM-MIB

Security MIBs

  CISCO-AAA-SERVER-MIB
  CISCO-AAA-SERVER-EXT-MIB
  CISCO-COMMON-ROLES-MIB
  CISCO-COMMON-MGMT-MIB
  CISCO-SECURE-SHELL-MIB

Miscellaneous MIBs

  CISCO-LICENSE-MGR-MIB
  CISCO-FEATURE-CONTROL-MIB
  CISCO-CDP-MIB
  CISCO-RF-MIB

Layer 3 and Routing MIBs

  UDP-MIB
  TCP-MIB
  OSPF-MIB
  BGP4-MIB
  CISCO-HSRP-MIB

Standards

  IEEE 802.1D: Spanning Tree Protocol
  IEEE 802.1p: Class-of-Service (CoS) Prioritization
  IEEE 802.1Q: VLAN Tagging
  IEEE 802.1s: Multiple VLAN Instances of Spanning Tree Protocol
  IEEE 802.1w: Rapid Reconfiguration of Spanning Tree Protocol
  IEEE 802.3z: Gigabit Ethernet
  IEEE 802.3ad: Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
  IEEE 802.3ae: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  IEEE 802.1ab: Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)

RFC

BGP

  RFC 1997: BGP Communities Attribute
  RFC 2385: Protection of BGP Sessions with the TCP MD5 Signature Option
  RFC 2439: BGP Route Flap Damping
  RFC 2519: A Framework for Inter-Domain Route Aggregation
  RFC 2545: Use of BGPv4 Multiprotocol Extensions
  RFC 2858: Multiprotocol Extensions for BGPv4
  RFC 3065: Autonomous System Confederations for BGP
  RFC 3392: Capabilities Advertisement with BGPv4
  RFC 4271: BGPv4
  RFC 4273: BGPv4 MIB: Definitions of Managed Objects for BGPv4
  RFC 4456: BGP Route Reflection
  RFC 4486: Subcodes for BGP Cease Notification Message
  RFC 4724: Graceful Restart Mechanism for BGP
  RFC 4893: BGP Support for Four-Octet AS Number Space
  RFC 5549: BGP IPv4 NLRIs with an IPv6 next hop

OSPF

  RFC 2328: OSPF Version 2
  8431RFC 3101: OSPF Not-So-Stubby-Area (NSSA) Option
  RFC 3137: OSPF Stub Router Advertisement
  RFC 3509: Alternative Implementations of OSPF Area Border Routers
  RFC 3623: Graceful OSPF Restart
  RFC 4750: OSPF Version 2 MIB

RIP

  RFC 1724: RIPv2 MIB Extension
  RFC 2082: RIPv2 MD5 Authentication
  RFC 2453: RIP Version 2

IP Services

  RFC 768: User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  RFC 783: Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
  RFC 791: IP
  RFC 792: ICMP
  RFC 793: TCP
  RFC 826: ARP
  RFC 854: Telnet
  RFC 959: FTP
  RFC 1027: Proxy ARP
  RFC 1305: Network Time Protocol (NTP) Version 3
  RFC 1519: Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR)
  RFC 1542: BOOTP Relay
  RFC 1591: Domain Name System (DNS) Client
  RFC 1812: IPv4 Routers
  RFC 2131: DHCP Helper
  RFC 2338: VRRP

IP Multicast

  RFC 2236: Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 2
  RFC 3376: Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 3
  RFC 3446: Anycast Rendezvous Point Mechanism Using PIM and MSDP
  RFC 3569: An Overview of SSM
  RFC 3618: Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
  RFC 4601: Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM): Protocol Specification (Revised)
  RFC 4607: Source-Specific Multicast for IP
  RFC 4610: Anycast-RP using PIM
  RFC 5132: IP Multicast MIB

Regulatory standards compliance

Table 5 summarizes regulatory standards compliance for the Cisco Nexus 3600 platform.

Table 5.           Regulatory standards compliance: Safety and EMC

Specification

Description

Regulatory compliance

Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC

Safety

  UL 60950-1
  CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1EN 60950-1
  IEC 60950-1AS/NZS 60950-1GB4943

EMC: Emissions

  47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  CISPR22 Class A
  EN55022 Class A
  ICES003 Class A
  VCCI Class A
  EN61000-3-2
  EN61000-3-3
  KN22 Class A
  CNS13438 Class A

EMC: Immunity

  EN50082-1
  EN61000-6-1
  EN55024
  CISPR24
  EN300386
  KN 61000-4 series

Ordering information

Table 6 provides ordering information for the Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R.

Table 6.           Ordering information

Part Number

Description

Chassis

N3K-C36180YC-R

Nexus 36180YC-R, 48p 10/25G and 6p QSFP28

NXA-FAN-65CFM-PI

Nexus Fan, 65CFM, port side intake airflow

NXA-FAN-65CFM-PE

Nexus Fan, 65CFM, port side exhaust airflow

NXA-PAC-1100W-PE2

Nexus AC 1100W PSU - Port Side Exhaust

NXA-PHV-1100W-PI

Nexus 1100W Platinum HV-AC-DC PS, Port side Intake airflow

NXA-PHV-1100W-PE

Nexus 1100W Platinum HV-AC-DC PS, Port side Exhaust airflow

NXA-PAC-1100W-PI2

Nexus AC 1100W PSU - Port Side Intake

Software Licenses

N3K-LAN1K9

Nexus 3000 LAN Enterprise License

Spares

N3K-C36180YC-R =

Nexus 36180YC-R, 48p 10/25G and 6p QSFP28, Spare

NXA-FAN-65CFM-PI=

Nexus Fan, 65CFM, port side intake airflow, Spare

NXA-FAN-65CFM-PE=

Nexus Fan, 65CFM, port side exhaust airflow, Spare

NXA-PAC-1100W-PE2=

Nexus AC 1100W PSU - Port Side Exhaust, Spare

NXA-PHV-1100W-PI=

Nexus 1100W Platinum HV-AC-DC PS, Port side Intake airflow, Spare

NXA-PHV-1100W-PE=

Nexus 1100W Platinum HV-AC-DC PS, Port side Exhaust airflow, Spare

NXA-PAC-1100W-PI2=

Nexus AC 1100W PSU - Port Side Intake, Spare

Services and Support

Cisco offers a wide range of services to help accelerate your success in deploying and optimizing the Cisco Nexus 3600 platform switches in your data center. The innovative Cisco Services offerings are delivered through a unique combination of people, processes, tools, and partners, and they focus on helping you increase operation efficiency and improve your data center network. Cisco Advanced Services use an architecture-led approach to help you align your data center infrastructure with your business goals and achieve long-term value.

Cisco SMARTnet Service helps you resolve mission-critical problems with direct access at any time to Cisco network experts and award-winning resources.

With this service, you can take advantage of the Cisco Smart Call Home service capability, which offers proactive diagnostics and real-time alerts on your Cisco Nexus 3600 platform switches. Spanning the entire network lifecycle, Cisco Services help increase investment protection, optimize network operations, support migration operations, and strengthen your IT expertise.

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[1] Please refer to the software release note and optics support page for more details.

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