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Product Line: Cisco C6832-X-LE
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The C6832-X-LE Cisco switch offers 32 10G SFP ports and supports 160 Gbps full-duplex switching capacity with a performance capability of up to 120 Mpps. It is equipped with advanced networking features including L2/L3 switching, MPLS, VPLS, and comprehensive IPv4/IPv6 support, alongside 1M NetFlow entries for detailed network monitoring. The hardware additionally supports Large Buffers, MACSec, and LISP, ensuring secure and efficient data handling across networks.

Key Feature for the C6832-X-LE

  • What is the switching capacity of the Native Optics SFP/SFP+?
    The switching capacity is up to 160 Gbps full duplex.
  • How many 10G SFP ports does the device have?
    The device has 62 x 10G SFP ports.
  • Can the Native Optics SFP/SFP+ support both AC and DC power supplies?
    Yes, it supports AC: 750 W and DC: 750 W power supplies.
  • What operating temperature range is specified for this hardware?
    The operating temperature range is 0 °C to 40 °C.
  • What are the safety standards met by the Native Optics SFP/SFP+?
    It meets UL 60950 Second Edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950 Second Edition, EN 60950 Second Edition, IEC 60950 Second Edition, and AS/NZS 60950 standards.
  • How many rack units does the device occupy?
    It occupies 2 rack units.
  • What additional hardware features does the Native Optics SFP/SFP+ offer?
    It includes large buffers, SGT, MACSec, LISP, dual priority queues, two-level shaping, and instant access.
  • What is the performance throughput in Mpps?
    The performance throughput is up to 120 Mpps.
  • Does the device have IPv6 capabilities?
    Yes, it has full-feature L2/L3 capabilities including MPLS, VPLS, IPv4/IPv6.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude for the Native Optics SFP/SFP+?
    The maximum operating altitude is 0 to 2000 meters.

Product Review

The Cisco C6832-X-LE switch offers a significant capacity for high-speed networking with 62 10G SFP+ ports and a switching capacity of up to 160 Gbps, catering well to environments requiring high bandwidth and throughput. However, it lacks 40G ports, which might limit its use in scenarios where higher throughput per port is needed. Its comprehensive feature set, including MPLS, VPLS, and advanced security options like MACSec, alongside large buffer sizes and dual priority queues, makes it highly versatile for complex network setups, though the absence of 40G connectivity could be a constraint for future-proofing in some deployments.


The Cisco C6832-X-LE is a high-capacity, feature-rich networking switch designed to cater to the demands of modern data centers and large enterprise networks. This device comes equipped with an impressive array of hardware specifications that ensure high performance, versatility, and security in handling large volumes of network traffic. Central to its design are 62 native 10G SFP ports, allowing for significant flexibility in connecting to a variety of optical network modules and cables. Despite having no native 40G ports, the switch compensates with its high-density 10G connectivity, ensuring ample throughput for data-intensive applications. The switching capacity of the C6832-X-LE reaches up to 160 Gbps full duplex, with a performance capability of up to 120 million packets per second (Mpps), highlighting its efficiency in handling high-speed network traffic.
  • Full-feature Layer 2 and Layer 3 support with advanced capabilities for MPLS, VPLS, and comprehensive IPv4/IPv6 networking.
  • Large buffers, Security Group Tag (SGT), MACsec encryption, Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP), dual priority queues, two-level shaping, and Instant Access features for enhanced network control, security, and operational flexibility.
  • Supports up to 1M NetFlow entries per system for detailed network traffic visibility and monitoring.
The device's additional hardware features are designed to meet the evolving needs of complex networks. These include large buffers to handle bursts of traffic, MACsec for secure communication, and dual priority queues to ensure prioritization of critical data packets. Its support for two-level shaping allows for more efficient bandwidth management, and the Instant Access feature simplifies network configuration and expansion. In terms of power supply, the Cisco C6832-X-LE is compatible with both AC and DC power, supporting up to 750 W for each. This flexibility ensures that the device can be deployed in a wide range of environments. The switch’s dimensions are 3.5 x 17.35 x 21.52 inches, fitting into two rack units and weighing 33.95 lbs, making it a compact but powerful solution for data centers. Safety and environmental standards are well addressed, with compliance to multiple international regulations, ensuring the device's reliability and durability in diverse operational conditions. The operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 40 °C, with a storage temperature range from -20 °C to 65 °C. The switch is designed to operate efficiently up to an altitude of 2000 meters, with thermal transition rates specified for both heating and cooling phases, ensuring stability in varying temperatures. The switch's humidity tolerance ranges from 5% to 90% for operating conditions and 5% to 95% for non-operating or storage conditions, accommodating a wide range of environmental settings. For network security and management, the Cisco C6832-X-LE supports up to 128K MAC entries and 256K (IPv4) / 128K (IPv6) Access Control List (ACL) entries, providing granular control over network access and traffic. The capacity for 1M NetFlow entries per system underlines the switch's capability to monitor and analyze network traffic extensively, aiding in the detection of anomalies and optimization of traffic flow. In summary, the Cisco C6832-X-LE stands out for its high throughput, extensive feature set, and flexibility, making it a suitable choice for organizations looking to bolster their network infrastructure with a scalable, high-performance switching solution.


Item Code Cisco C6832-X-LE
Supported Optics SFP/SFP+
10G Ports Quantity 32
40G Ports Quantity 0
Capabilities Comprehensive L2/L3, MPLS, VPLS, IPv4/IPv6 support, 1M Netflow entries
Supplementary Hardware Specs Enhanced Buffers, Security Group Tagging, MACSec, Locator/ID Separation Protocol, Dual Priority Queues, Hierarchical Traffic Shaping, Instant Access
Switching Throughput 160 Gbps Bidirectional
Forwarding Rate 120 Million packets per second
10G SFP Slots 62
Compatible Power Supplies AC: 750 W, DC: 750 W
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.5 x 17.35 x 21.52 inches
Unit Height in Rack Spaces 2U
Mass 33.95 pounds
AC Input Voltage Range 100 to 240 VAC
DC Input Voltage Range -48 to -72 VDC
Safety Standards Compliance UL 60950-2, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-2, EN 60950-2, IEC 60950-2, AS/NZS 60950
Operational Temperature Range 0 °C to 40 °C
Temperature Range for Storage -20 °C to 65 °C
Temperature Change Rate (Heating) 0.5°C/min (Hot to Cold)
Temperature Change Rate (Cooling) 0.33°C/min (Cold to Hot)
Humidity during Operation 5% to 90% (Non-condensing)
Humidity during Storage 5% to 95% (Non-condensing)
Max Operational Altitude 0 to 2000 meters
Available MAC Addresses 128,000
ACL Capacity IPv4: 256K; IPv6: 128K
NetFlow Capacity 1M entries per system

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