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High-Density, 100 Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Get high-density, advanced programmability, low latency, workload isolation, and wire-rate layer 2 and 3 switching on a data-center-class, Cisco NX-OS operating system. The 3232C, part of the Cisco Unified Fabric family, is a compact, 1-rack-unit (1RU), form factor switch for top-of-rack (ToR) data center deployments.

Features and Capabilities

Flexibility and High Performance

  • Provides layer 2 and 3 switching of up to 6.4 terabits per second (Tbps) and more than 2300 million packets per second (mpps)
  • PHY-less design on all ports to optimize latency
  • 32 fixed 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable 28 (QSFP 28) ports
  • Supports 10G/25G/40G/50G/100G in a single ToR platform.
  • Supports mobility and tenant isolation with VXLAN

Ease of Operations

The modular, resilient Cisco NX-OS operating system 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 (POAP) and PXE for touchless bootup and configuration of the switch
  • Cisco Embedded Event Manager (EEM) and Python scripting as well as NX-API
  • Advanced software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities, including support for Chef, Puppet, and Open Flow

Integration with Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) and XML management tools

Specifications at a Glance

Physical specifications:

  • Dual redundant power supplies
  • Redundant (3 plus 1) and hot-swappable fans
  • One 10/100/1000 Mbps management port
  • One RS-232 serial console port
  • 32 QSFP 28 each supporting native 100 Gigabit Ethernet and 4 x 25 Gigabit Ethernet modes
  • One USB port

Performance specifications:

  • 6.4 Tbps switching capacity
  • Forwarding rate of 2300 mpps
  • Configurable maximum transmission units (MTUs) of up to 9216 bytes (jumbo frames)

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