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High-density, Top-of-Rack, Data Center Switching

Get high performance, advanced programmability, workload isolation, and wire-rate Layers 2 and 3 switching based on Cisco NX-OS Software. The Cisco Nexus 31128PQ Switch, part of the Unified Fabric family, is a compact, 2-rack-unit (2RU) switch for top-of-rack data center deployments.

Learn more about the Cisco Nexus 31128PQ.

Flexibility and High Performance

  • Provides Layers 2 and 3 switching of up to 2.4 Tbps and more than 1,680 mpps
  • Supports mobility and tenant isolation with VXLAN (with a software upgrade)
  • Optimizes latency with PHY-less design on all ports
  • Supports 1,10,40 Gbps for maximum physical layer flexibility
  • Offers 96 1, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) plus eight 40 GE ports in a 2RU

Simplified Operations

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

  • PowerOn Auto Provisioning for touchless bootup and configuration
  • Cisco Embedded Event Manager (EEM) and Python scripting
  • Advanced software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities, including support for OpenFlow
  • Integration with Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) and XML management tools

Physical specifications:

  • Provides 96 small form factor pluggable plus [SFP+] and 8 Quad SFP+ [QSFP+] transceivers
  • Dual redundant power supplies
  • Redundant (3 plus 1) and hot-swappable fans
  • Low power consumption of 2 watts per port

Performance specifications:

  • Line-rate traffic throughput (both Layers 2 and 3) on all ports
  • Configurable maximum transmission units (MTUs) of up to 9216 bytes (jumbo frames)

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