Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 3132Q Switch Data Sheet

Product Overview

The Cisco Nexus® 3132Q Switch is a dense, high-performance Layer 2 and 3, 40-Gbps switch that is a member of the Cisco Nexus 3100 switches. The Nexus 3100 switches are the second-generation Cisco Nexus 3000 series switches and offer improved port density, scalability, and features compared to the first-generation switches. The Cisco Nexus 3132Q comes in a compact one-rack-unit (1RU) form factor and runs the industry-leading Cisco® NX-OS Software operating system, providing customers comprehensive features and functions that are widely deployed. It supports both forward and reverse (port side exhaust and port side intake) airflow schemes with AC and DC power inputs. The Cisco Nexus 3132Q is well suited for data centers that require a cost-effective, power-efficient line-rate Layer 2 and 3 access or leaf switch.
The Cisco Nexus 3132Q (Figure 1) is a 40-Gbps Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP)-based switch with 32 Enhanced QSFP (QSFP+) ports. It also has 4 SFP+ ports that are internally multiplexed with the first QSFP port. Each QSFP+ port can operate in native 40-Gbps or 4 x 10-Gbps mode, up to a maximum of 104 10G ports.

Figure 1. Cisco Nexus 3132Q Switch

Main Benefits

The Cisco Nexus 3132Q provides the following main benefits:

• Wire-rate Layer 2 and 3 switching on all ports1

– Layer 2 and 3 switching of up to 2.5 terabits per second (Tbps) and up to 1.4 Billion packets per second (bpps) is provided in a compact 1RU form-factor switch.

• High availability

– Virtual PortChannel (vPC) technology provides Layer 2 multipathing through the elimination of Spanning Tree Protocol and enables fully utilized bisectional bandwidth and simplified Layer 2 logical topologies without the need to change the existing management and deployment models.

– The 64-way equal-cost multipath (ECMP) routing enables the use of Layer 3 fat-tree designs and allows organizations to prevent network bottlenecks, increase resiliency, and add capacity with little network disruption.

– Advanced reboot capabilities including In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) and Fast Reboot capabilities.

– Hot swappable power-supply units (PSUs) and fans.

• Flexibility

– The QSFP port can be configured to work as four 10-Gbps ports, offering deployment flexibility, up to a maximum of 104 10G ports.

• High Performance

– The Cisco Nexus 3132Q delivers ultra-low nominal latency, which enables customers to implement high-performance infrastructure for high-frequency trading (HFT) workloads. Customers can also achieve faster application performance because of the serialization savings from switching at 40 Gigabit Ethernet speeds.

• Purpose-built Cisco NX-OS operating system with comprehensive, proven innovations

– PowerOn 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.

– Advanced buffer monitoring reports real-time buffer utilization per port and per queue, which allows organizations to monitor traffic bursts and application traffic patterns.

– EtherAnalyzer 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.

– Precision Time Protocol (PTP; IEEE 1588) provides accurate clock synchronization and improved data correlation with network captures and system events.

– 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).


The Cisco Nexus 3132Q has the following configuration:

• 32 fixed 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports

• 4 SFP+ ports which are multiplexed internally with the first QSFP+ port

• Locator LED

• Dual redundant power supplies

• Redundant (3+1) fans

• One 10/100/1000-Mbps management port

• One RS-232 serial console port

• One USB port

Both forward (port-side exhaust) and reversed (port-side intake) airflow schemes are supported.

Transceiver and Cabling Options

The Cisco Nexus 3132Q has 32 QSFP+ ports. QSFP+ technology allows a smooth transition from 10 to 40 Gigabit Ethernet infrastructures in data centers. Each of the Cisco Nexus 3132Q switch's QSFP+ ports can operate in either native 40 Gigabit Ethernet mode or 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet mode. This switch supports both fiber and copper cabling solutions for these two modes.
For low-cost cabling, copper-based 40-Gbps Twinax cables can be used, and for longer cable reaches, short-reach optical transceivers are excellent. Connectivity can be established from the QSFP+ ports to 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches or hosts using a splitter cable that has a QSFP+ transceiver on one end and four SFP+ transceivers on the other end. Similar capability can be achieved on the fiber solution by using QSFP+ SR4 transceivers on both ends and procuring third-party fiber splitter MPO-to-LC cables. Table 1 lists the QSFP transceiver types supported.

Table 1. Cisco Nexus 3132Q QSFP Transceiver Support Matrix

Part Number



QSFP 40G Active Optical Cable 1m


QSFP 40G Active Optical Cable 2m


QSFP 40G Active Optical Cable 3m


QSFP 40G Active Optical Cable 5m


QSFP 40G Active Optical Cable 7m


QSFP 40G Active Optical Cable 10m


QSFP to 4 x SFP 10Gbps Active Optical Cable 1m


QSFP to 4 x SFP 10Gbps Active Optical Cable 2m


QSFP to 4 x SFP 10Gbps Active Optical Cable 3m


QSFP to 4 x SFP 10Gbps Active Optical Cable 5m


QSFP to 4 x SFP 10Gbps Active Optical Cable 7m


QSFP to 4 x SFP 10Gbps Active Optical Cable 10m


QSFP to 4 x SFP 10-Gbps passive copper splitter cable, 3m


QSFP to 4 x SFP 10-Gbps passive copper splitter cable, 1m


40GBASE-CR4 passive copper cable, 3m


40GBASE-CR4 passive copper cable, 1m


40GBASE-SR4 QSFP transceiver module with MPO connector


40GBASE-CSR4 QSFP+ transceiver module for MMF, 4-lanes, 850-nm wavelength, 12-fiber MPO/MTP connector, 300 m reach with OM3 fiber


40GBASE-LR4 QSFP+ transceiver module for SMF, 4 CWDM lanes in 1310 nm window Muxed inside module, duplex LC connector, 10 km reach


Cisco QSA Module

For more information about the transceiver types, see

Cisco NX-OS Software Overview

Cisco NX-OS is a data center-class operating system built with modularity, resiliency, and serviceability at its foundation. Cisco NX-OS helps ensure continuous availability and sets the standard for mission-critical data center environments. The self-healing and highly modular design of Cisco NX-OS makes zero-impact operations a reality and enables exceptional operation flexibility.
Focused on the requirements of the data center, Cisco 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, Cisco NX-OS provides state-of-the-art implementations of relevant networking standards as well as a variety of true data center-class Cisco innovations.

Cisco NX-OS Software Benefits

Table 2 summarizes that benefits that Cisco NX-OS offers.

Table 2. Benefits of Cisco NX-OS Software



Common software throughout the data center: Cisco NX-OS runs on all Cisco data center switch platforms (Cisco Nexus 7000, 6000, 5000, 4000, 3000 and 1000V Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders).

• Simplification of data center operating environment
• End-to-end Cisco Nexus and Cisco NX-OS fabric
• No retraining necessary for data center engineering and operations teams

Software compatibility: Cisco 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: Cisco NX-OS is designed to support distributed multithreaded processing. Cisco NX-OS 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. The modular processes are governed by a real-time preemptive scheduler that helps ensure timely processing of critical functions.

• Robust software
• Fault tolerance
• Increased scalability
• Increased network availability

Troubleshooting and diagnostics: Cisco NX-OS is built with unique 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. Cisco Smart Call Home and Cisco Online Health Management System (OHMS) are some of the features that enhance the serviceability of Cisco NX-OS.

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

Ease of management: Cisco NX-OS provides a programmatic XML interface based on the NETCONF industry standard. The Cisco NX-OS XML interface provides a consistent API for devices. Cisco NX-OS also provides support for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Versions 1, 2, and 3 MIBs.

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

Role-based access control (RBAC): With RBAC, Cisco 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

Cisco NX-OS Software Packages for Cisco Nexus 3132Q

The Cisco NX-OS Software packages available with the Cisco Nexus 3132Q offer flexibility and a comprehensive feature set as well as consistency with Cisco Nexus access switches. The default system software has a comprehensive Layer 2 feature set with robust security and management features. To enable Layer 3 IP unicast and multicast routing functions, additional licenses need to be installed. Table 3 summarizes the software packages. See Table 5 later in this document for a complete list of software features.

Table 3. Cisco NX-OS Software Packages Available for Cisco Nexus 3132Q

Software Package

Features Supported

System default: Base license (N3K-BAS1K9) included; no purchase necessary

• Comprehensive Layer 2 feature set: VLAN, IEEE 802.1Q Trunking, vPC, Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), Unidirectional Link Detection (UDLD; standard and aggressive), Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), spanning-tree guards, and Transparent VLAN Trunk Protocol (TVTP)
• Security: Authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA); access control lists (ACLs), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) snooping, storm control, private VLAN (PVLAN), and configurable Control-Plane Policing (CoPP)
• Management features: Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) support, console, Secure Shell Version 2 (SSHv2) access, Cisco Discovery Protocol, SNMP, and syslog
• Layer 3 IP routing: inter-VLAN routing (IVR), static routes, RIPv2, ACLs, OSPFv2, EIGRP stub, Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), and Unicast Reverse-Path Forwarding (uRPF)
• Multicast: PIM SM, SSM, and MSDP

LAN Enterprise license (N3K-LAN1K9)

• Advanced Layer 3 IP routing: BGP, and Virtual Route Forwarding lite (VRF-lite)

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

The Cisco Nexus 3132Q is supported in Cisco DCNM. Cisco DCNM is designed for hardware platforms enabled for Cisco NX-OS, which consist of the Cisco Nexus Family of products. Cisco DCNM is a Cisco management solution that increases overall data center infrastructure uptime and reliability, hence improving business continuity. Focused on the management requirements of the data center network, Cisco DCNM provides a robust framework and comprehensive feature set that meets the routing, switching, and storage administration needs of present and future data centers. In particular, Cisco DCNM automates the provisioning process, proactively monitors the LAN by detecting performance degradation, secures the network, and streamlines the diagnosis of dysfunctional network elements.

Product Specifications

Table 4 lists the specifications for the Cisco Nexus 3132Q, Table 5 lists software features, and Table 6 lists management standards and support.

Table 4. Specifications




• 1RU fixed form-factor switch
• 32 QSFP+ ports; each supports native 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet modes
• 4 SFP+ ports
• 2 redundant power supplies
• 4 redundant (3+1) fans
• Management, console, and USB flash-memory ports


• 2.5 Tbps switching capacity
• Forwarding rate up to 1.4 bpps
• Line-rate traffic throughput (both Layer 2 and 3) on all ports
• Configurable maximum transmission units (MTUs) of up to 9216 bytes (jumbo frames)

Hardware tables and scalability

Number of MAC addresses


Number of VLANS


Number of spanning-tree instances

• RSTP: 512
• MSTP: 64

Number of access control list (ACL) entries

4000 ingress

1000 egress

Routing table

• 16,000 prefixes and 16,000 host entries*
• 8000 multicast routes*

Number of EtherChannels

64 (with vPC)

Number of ports per EtherChannel


Buffer size

12 MB shared

Boot flash memory

2 GB



50 to 60 Hz

Power supply types

• AC (forward and reversed airflow)
• DC (forward and reversed airflow)

Typical operating power

• 210 watts (W) with Twinax at 100% load; 2 PSUs
• 240 watts (W) with SR4 optics at 100% load; 2 PSUs)

Maximum power

340 watts (W)


• Input voltage
• Frequency
• Efficiency
• 100 to 240 VAC
• 50 to 60 Hz
• 89 to 91% at 220V


• Input voltage
• Maximum current
• Efficiency
• -40 to -72 VDC
• 33A
• 85 to 88%

Power-supply efficiency

89 to 91% at 220V

Typical heat dissipation

• 717 BTU/hr (with Twinax at 100% load)
• 819 BTU/hr (with SR4 optics at 100% load)

Maximum heat dissipation

1160 BTU/hr


• Forward and reversed airflow schemes
• Forward airflow: Port-side exhaust (air enters through fan tray and power supplies and exits through ports); supported with AC and DC power supplies
• Reversed airflow: Port-side intake (air enters through ports and exits through fan tray and power supplies); supported with AC power supply only
• Redundant fans
• Hot swappable (must swap within 1 minute)


Measured sound power (maximum)

• Fan speed: 40% duty cycle
• Fan speed: 70% duty cycle
• Fan speed: 100% duty cycle
• 66.1 dBA
• 70.6 dBA
• 76.9 dBA


Dimensions (height x width x depth)

1.72 x 17.3 x 19.7 in. (4.4 x 43.9 x 50.5 cm)


21.5 lb (9.3 kg)

Operating temperature

32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Storage temperature

-40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)

Operating relative humidity

• 10 to 85% noncondensing
• Up to 5 days at maximum (85%) humidity
• Recommend ASHRAE data center environment

Storage relative humidity

5 to 95% noncondensing


0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3000m)

* Please refer to Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Verified Scalability Guide documentation for exact scalability numbers validated on for specific software releases:

Table 5. Software Features



Layer 2

• Layer 2 switch ports and VLAN trunks
• IEEE 802.1Q VLAN encapsulation
• Support for up to 4096 VLANs
• Rapid Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVRST+) (IEEE 802.1w compatible)
• MSTP (IEEE 802.1s): 64 instances
• Spanning Tree PortFast
• Spanning Tree Root Guard
• Spanning Tree Bridge Assurance
• Cisco EtherChannel technology (up to 16 ports per EtherChannel)
• LACP: IEEE 802.3ad
• vPC
• Advanced PortChannel hashing based on Layer 2, 3, and 4 information
• Jumbo frames on all ports (up to 9216 bytes)
• Storm control (unicast, multicast, and broadcast)
• Private VLANs
• NvGRE Entropy
• Resilient Hashing

Layer 3

• Layer 3 interfaces: Routed ports on interfaces, switch virtual interfaces (SVIs), PortChannels, and subinterfaces (total: 1024)
• 64-way ECMP
• 4000 ingress and 1000 egress ACL entries
• Routing protocols: Static, RIPv2, EIGRP, OSPFv2, and BGP
• Bidirectional Flow Detection (BFD) for BGP
• ACL: Routed ACL with Layer 3 and 4 options to match ingress and egress ACLs
• VRF: VRF-lite (IP VPN), VRF-aware unicast (BGP, OSPF, and RIP), and VRF-aware multicast
• uRPF with ACL; strict and loose modes
• Jumbo frame support (up to 9216 bytes)
• Advanced BGP features including BGP add-path for eBGP and iBGP, remove-private-as enhancements and eBGP next hop unchanged
• IP-in-IP Tunnel support


Multicast: PIMv2, PIM-SM, and PIM-SSM

Bootstrap router (BSR), Automatic Rendezvous Point (Auto-RP) and Static RP

Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) and Anycast RP

Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) Versions 2 and 3

Quality of service (QoS)

Layer 2 IEEE 802.1p (class of service [CoS])

8 unicast and 8 multicast hardware queues per port

Per-port QoS configuration

CoS trust

Port-based CoS assignment

Modular QoS CLI (MQC) compliance

ACL-based QoS classification (Layers 2, 3, and 4)

MQC CoS marking

Differentiated services code point (DSCP) marking

Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED)

CoS-based egress queuing

Egress strict-priority queuing

Egress port-based scheduling: Weighted Round-Robin (WRR)

Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN)

Priority Flow Control (with 3 no-drop queues and 1 default queue with strict priority scheduling between queues

Policy Based Routing (PBR)


• Ingress ACLs (standard and extended) on Ethernet
• Standard and extended Layer 3 to 4 ACLs: IPv4, Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), TCP, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), etc.
• VLAN-based ACLs (VACLs)
• Port-based ACLs (PACLs)
• Named ACLs
• ACLs on virtual terminals (vtys)
• DHCP snooping with Option 82
• Port number in DHCP Option82
• DHCP relay
• Dynamic Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) inspection
• Configurable CoPP
• SPAN with ACL Filtering


• Switch management using 10/100/1000-Mbps management or console ports
• CLI-based console to provide detailed out-of-band management
• In-band switch management
• Locator and beacon LEDs
• Port-based locator and beacon LEDs
• Configurable CoPP
• Configuration rollback
• SSHv2
• Telnet
• AAA with RBAC
• Syslog
• Syslog generation on system resources (for example, FIB tables)
• Embedded packet analyzer
• SNMP v1, v2, and v3
• Enhanced SNMP MIB support
• XML (NETCONF) support
• Remote monitoring (RMON)
• Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for management traffic
• Unified username and passwords across CLI and SNMP
• Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (MS-CHAP)
• Digital certificates for management between switch and RADIUS server
• Cisco Discovery Protocol Versions 1 and 2
• Cisco SPAN on physical, PortChannel, VLAN, and Fibre Channel interfaces
• Ingress and egress packet counters per interface
• PTP (IEEE 1588) boundary clock
• Network Time Protocol (NTP)
• Cisco OHMS
• Comprehensive bootup diagnostic tests
• Cisco Call Home
• Cisco DCNM
• Advanced buffer monitoring

Table 6. Management and Standards Support



MIB support

Generic MIBs

• IANAifType-MIB
• IANAiprouteprotocol-MIB

Ethernet MIBs


Configuration MIBs


Monitoring MIBs


Security MIBs


Miscellaneous MIBs


Layer 3 and Routing MIBs



• IEEE 802.1D: Spanning Tree Protocol
• IEEE 802.1p: 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: LLDP
• IEEE 1588-2008: Precision Time Protocol (Boundary Clock)



• 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 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


• 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

Software Requirements

Cisco Nexus 3100 Series Switches are supported by Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.0(2)U2(1) and later. Cisco NX-OS interoperates with any networking OS, including Cisco IOS Software, that conforms to the networking standards mentioned in this data sheet.

Regulatory Standards Compliance

Table 7 summarizes regulatory standards compliance for the Cisco Nexus 3100 Series.

Table 7. Regulatory Standards Compliance: Safety and EMC



Regulatory compliance

• Products should comply with CE Markings per directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC


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

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

• EN55024
• EN300386
• KN24


The product is RoHS 5 compliant except for lead press-fit connectors

Ordering Information

Table 8 provides ordering information for the Cisco Nexus 3132Q.

Table 8. Ordering Information

Part Number




Nexus 3132Q, 32 QSFP+ ports, 1RU switch


Nexus 3064 Fan Module, Forward airflow (port side exhaust)


Nexus 3064 Fan Module, Reversed airflow (port side intake)


N2K/3K 400W AC Power Supply, Forward airflow (port side exhaust)


N2K/3K 400W AC Power Supply, Reversed airflow (port side intake)


N2K/3K 400W DC Power Supply, Forward airflow (port side exhaust)


N3K Series 350W DC Power Supply, Reversed airflow (port side intake)

Software Licenses


Nexus 3000 Layer 3 Base License


Nexus 3000 Layer 3 LAN Enterprise License (Requires N3K-BAS1K9 License)



Nexus 3064 Fan Module, Forward airflow (port side exhaust), Spare


Nexus 3064 Fan Module, Reversed airflow (port side intake), Spare


N2K/3K 400W AC Power Supply, Forward airflow (port side exhaust), Spare


N2K/3K 400W AC Power Supply, Reversed airflow (port side intake). Spare


N2K/3K 400W DC Power Supply, Forward airflow (port side exhaust), Spare


N3K Series 350W DC Power Supply, Reversed airflow (port side intake), Spare


Nexus 3064PQ Accessory Kit



Nexus 3132Q, AC, Forward Airflow (port side exhaust), Base & LAN Ent Lic Bundle


Nexus 3132Q, AC, Reversed Airflow (port side intake), Base & LAN Ent Lic Bundle


Nexus 3132Q, DC, Forward Airflow (port side exhaust), Base & LAN Ent Lic Bundle


Nexus 3132Q, DC, Reversed Airflow (port side intake), Base & LAN Ent Lic Bundle

Cables and Optics


40GBASE-LR4 QSFP+ transceiver module for SMF, 4 CWDM lanes in 1310 nm window Muxed inside module, duplex LC connector, 10 km reach


QSFP 4 x 10GBASE-SR transceiver module, MPO, 300m


40GBASE-SR4 QSFP Transceiver Module with MPO Connector


QSFP 40G Active Optical Cable 1m


QSFP 40G Active Optical Cable 2m


QSFP 40G Active Optical Cable 3m


QSFP 40G Active Optical Cable 5m


QSFP 40G Active Optical Cable 7m


QSFP 40G Active Optical Cable 10m


QSFP to 4 x SFP 10Gbps Active Optical Cable 1m


QSFP to 4 x SFP 10Gbps Active Optical Cable 2m


QSFP to 4 x SFP 10Gbps Active Optical Cable 3m


QSFP to 4 x SFP 10Gbps Active Optical Cable 5m


QSFP to 4 x SFP 10Gbps Active Optical Cable 7m


QSFP to 4 x SFP 10Gbps Active Optical Cable 10m


40GBASE-CR4 Passive Copper Cable, 1m


40GBASE-CR4 Passive Copper Cable, 3m


QSFP to 4xSFP10G Passive Copper Splitter Cable, 1m


QSFP to 4xSFP10G Passive Copper Splitter Cable, 3m

Service and Support

Cisco offers a wide range of services to help accelerate your success in deploying and optimizing the Cisco Nexus 3100 Series in your data center. The innovative Cisco Services offerings are delivered through a unique combination of people, processes, tools, and partners and are focused on helping you increase operation efficiency and improve your data center network. Cisco Advanced Services uses 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 3100 Series Switches. Spanning the entire network lifecycle, Cisco Services helps increase investment protection, optimize network operations, support migration operations, and strengthen your IT expertise.

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