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Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

Compare Nexus 3000 Series models

The series is designed for top-of-rack deployments. It offers 24 to 128 ports, high performance, and comprehensive features.

3600 Series

  • Large 8-GB buffers and large tables
  • Native 25 GE support for access connectivity
  • Highly programmable with NX-API
  • 1/10/25/40/100-Gbps connectivity

3500 Series

  • Lowest latency in the industry
  • Comprehensive features, including AlgoBoost
  • Suited for HFT and HPC deployments
  • 1/10/40-Gbps connectivity

3400 Series

  • Programmable pipeline
  • In-band network telemetry (INT)
  • Suited for web-scale, service provider, and financial data centers
  • Supports 1/10/25/40/100/400G

3200 Series

  • High density and 42-MB buffer
  • MACsec-capable and includes telemetry for top-notch security
  • Highly programmable with comprehensive features
  • 10/25/40/50/100-Gbps connectivity

3100-Z Series

  • Compact: 100G 1RU
  • Flexible connectivity: 128 ports x 1/10/25/40/50/100G
  • Highly versatile leaf/spine platform
  • Wire-speed Layer 2 and 3 switching

3100V, 3100, 3000 Series

  • Suited for big data, cloud, and virtualization
  • Optimized for 10G access and 10/100/1000 Mbps management
  • Compact, power-optimized platforms
  • VXLAN routing

Features and benefits

Simplified operations

Cisco Embedded Event Manager, Python scripts, touchless boot and configuration, Cisco Data Center Network Manager, XML management tools, and advanced reboot features are included. Use Cisco Nexus Data Broker for visibility and monitoring.

Open programmability

DevOps automation tools (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.) are built in. NX-API offers a common programming approach across switches. Python scripts, Bash shell, and Linux containers support customer applications. OpenStack and OpenFlow support SDN.

Scalability and high performance

Get multitenant scalability with VXLAN support. Cisco bidirectional support simplifies migration to 40 Gigabit Ethernet. AlgoBoost and Warp mode on Cisco Nexus 3500 Series Switches provide one of the lowest latency rates in the industry.

High availability and efficiency

Modular Cisco NX-OS Software supports fault isolation. Switches use redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fan modules. Shared buffer space handles microbursts, regular data traffic flow, and jitter for increased network efficiency.

Networking software subscriptions

Cisco Smart Licensing is a flexible and secure licensing model that provides you with an easier, faster, and more consistent way to purchase, activate, manage, renew, and upgrade software products across the Cisco portfolio and across your organization.

Networking Essentials

For single data centers. Includes both NX-OS or ACI management and operations capabilities.

Networking Advantage

For multiple data centers and/or clouds. Includes advanced capabilities on top of Networking Essentials.

Networking Premier

For multiple data centers and/or clouds. Get Networking Advantage plus Assurance and Insights Day 2 ops.

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