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Cisco Nexus 3132Q-V Switch

Cisco Nexus 3132Q-V Switchview expanded image

Get High-Density, 40 Gigabit Ethernet Switching

Get high performance, advanced programmability, and wire-rate Layer 2 and 3 switching based on the Cisco NX-OS operating system. The 3132Q-V is a 32-port 10/40-Gbps top-of-rack (ToR) switch that supports DevOps toolsets. Ideal for building cost-effective, power-efficient data centers, this compact switch offers flexibility and scale for service and cloud providers.

Features and Capabilities

High Performance and Flexibility

  • All ports are line-rate 10 or 40 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Up to 2.5 Tbps and up to 1.4 billion packets per second (Bpps)
  • The design is optimized for ultra-low, nominal latency (approximately 650 nanoseconds)
  • Border Gateway Protocol Ethernet VPN (BGP EVPN) control plane offers scalable multitenancy and host mobility


  • Native line-rate virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN) routing can enable mobility and tenant isolation
  • Integrates with Cisco Cloud Network Manager and XML management tools
  • Includes scalable and cost-effective network traffic monitoring with Cisco Nexus Data Broker

Simple Operations

  • Includes touchless boot-up with Power-On Auto-Provisioning (POAP)
  • Configuration management DevOps tools support Puppet, Chef, and Ansible
  • Advanced programmability functions include Cisco NX-API command-line interface (CLI), NX-API representational state transfer (REST), Cisco Embedded Event Manager, and Python scripting

Specifications at a Glance

  • 1-rack-unit (1RU) fixed form factor
  • 16 MB of deep-shared buffer
  • 32 Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable (QSFP) 40-Gbps ports. Each QSFP port supports 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet or 40 Gigabit EtherneT
  • Up to 128 10-Gbps ports with a breakout cable
  • 2.8 Tbps switching capacity

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