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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Nexus
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $4,947.00
Original price
$0.00 - $4,947.00
Current price $4,947.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The N3K-C31108PC-V is a 1 RU form factor switch with a switching capacity of 2.16 Tbps and a forwarding rate of up to 1.2 Bpps. It supports 48 SFP+ ports, 6 QSFP28 ports, and is capable of handling jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes. This device is designed with 16 GB of memory, a 16 MB shared buffer, and a 64 GB SSD boot flash, accommodating a wide range of networking demands.

Key Feature for the N3K-C31108PC-V

  • What is the switching capacity of the switch?
    The switching capacity is 2.16 Tbps.
  • How many QSFP28 ports does it have?
    It has 6 QSFP28 ports.
  • Can the switch support jumbo frames?
    Yes, it supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes.
  • What is the maximum number of MAC addresses supported?
    The switch supports up to 288,000 MAC addresses.
  • How many VLANs can be configured on the switch?
    Up to 4096 VLANs can be configured.
  • What is the form factor of the switch?
    The form factor is 1 RU.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature for the switch?
    The maximum operating temperature is 0 °C to 40 °C.
  • How many power supplies does the switch have?
    The switch comes with 2 power supplies.
  • What is the size of the switch?
    The size is 1.72 x 17.3 x 22.3 in.
  • What type of memory is included?
    It includes 16 GB of memory.

Product Review

The Cisco N3K-C31108PC-V offers a high switching capacity of 2.16 Tbps and a forwarding rate of up to 1.2 Bpps, supporting efficient data processing and high-volume traffic management. Despite its compact 1 RU form factor, the device supports a vast range of network features, including a large number of MAC addresses, VLANs, and a comprehensive routing table. However, its operating temperature range is limited to 0 °C to 40 °C, potentially restricting deployment in environments with extreme temperatures.


The Cisco N3K-C31108PC-V is a versatile and high-capacity switch designed for data center deployments. It integrates seamlessly into the modern data center's demanding environment with its extensive feature set and performance capabilities. This switch is engineered to support a wide range of applications, including high-performance computing, cloud services, and virtualization, making it an essential component for any scalable network infrastructure. At the heart of the Cisco N3K-C31108PC-V are its hardware specifications that cater to the needs of extensive data handling and processing. It offers 48 SFP+ ports and 6 QSFP28 ports, providing ample connectivity options for a variety of network requirements. These ports support high-speed data transfer, ensuring efficient operations across the network. The form factor of the switch is 1 RU, making it compact enough to fit in any standard equipment rack while maximizing space efficiency. The switching capacity of the Cisco N3K-C31108PC-V is a significant 2.16 Tbps, coupled with a forwarding rate of up to 1.2 Bpps. This capability allows for the rapid movement of large volumes of data across the network, minimizing bottlenecks and enhancing overall performance. The switch also supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, which is beneficial for improving network efficiency by reducing the number of frames needed to transmit large data packets.
  • MAC Address capacity is 288,000, allowing for extensive device connectivity.
  • Support for up to 4096 VLANs, ensuring network segmentation and security.
  • Spanning Tree Instances include 512 for RSTP and 64 for MSTP, enhancing network resilience.
The Cisco N3K-C31108PC-V excels in network control and security features as well. It can handle 16,000 ACL entries for ingress and 1,000 for egress, providing fine-grained access control and traffic filtering. The routing table is capable of managing 16,000 prefixes and host entries, alongside 8000 multicast routes, which is crucial for efficient network routing and multicast applications. For enhanced network reliability and bandwidth aggregation, the switch supports up to 64 EtherChannels, with the ability to have 32 ports per EtherChannel. This feature enables the bundling of several physical links into a single logical link, providing higher throughput and redundancy. In terms of memory and storage, the switch is equipped with 16 GB of memory and a 16 MB shared buffer size, which aids in handling large volumes of concurrent sessions and data flows. Additionally, the boot flash is a 64 GB SSD, offering reliable and fast storage for the operating system and applications. Power efficiency is another key aspect of the Cisco N3K-C31108PC-V, with two power supplies and an operating power requirement of 150 W. It supports both AC and DC power input, providing flexibility for different data center power configurations. The heat dissipation is rated at 512 BTU/Hour, ensuring that the switch operates within safe temperature ranges. The physical dimensions of the switch are 1.72 x 17.3 x 22.3 inches, and it weighs 21.4 lbs. It is designed to operate in a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and at altitudes up to 13,123 ft, making it suitable for deployment in a wide range of environments.


Part Number and ManufacturerCisco N3K-C31108PC-V
SFP+ Port Count48
QSFP28 Port Count6
Chassis Type1 RU
Total Switching Throughput2.16 Terabits per second
Maximum Forwarding Rate1.2 Billion packets per second
Support for Jumbo PacketsUp to 9216 Bytes
MAC Address Capacity288,000
Supported VLANs4096
Spanning Tree Protocol Instances512 for RSTP, 64 for MSTP
Access Control List Capacity16,000 Ingress, 1,000 Egress
Routing Capacity16,000 Prefixes, 16,000 Hosts, 8,000 Multicast Routes
EtherChannel Support64 Groups
Ports per EtherChannel Maximum32
System Memory16 GB
Packet Buffer Memory16 MB Shared
Boot Storage64 GB SSD
Power Supply Units Included2
Typical Power Consumption150 Watts
AC Voltage Requirement100 to 240 VAC
DC Voltage Requirement-40 VDC to -72 VDC
Thermal Output512 BTU per Hour
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth)1.72 x 17.3 x 22.3 inches
Unit Weight21.4 pounds
Operational Temperature Range0 to 40 degrees Celsius
Maximum Operating AltitudeUp to 13,123 feet

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