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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Nexus
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $12,950.00
Original price
$0.00 - $12,950.00
Current price $12,950.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The N3K-C3132C-Z is equipped with 32 fixed 10 GbE QSFP28 ports and supports a switching capacity of 6.4 Tbps, designed to facilitate high-speed connectivity and efficient data handling. It features two redundant power supplies and a 128 GB boot flash, ensuring reliable operation and ample storage for system software. With a buffer size of 32 MB and support for up to 4,096 VLANs, this switch is optimized for high-performance networking, offering extensive scalability for growing network demands.

Key Feature for the N3K-C3132C-Z

  • What is the total number of 10 GbE QSFP28 ports available on the device?
    The device has 32 fixed 10 GbE QSFP28 ports.
  • How many power supplies does the device support?
    It supports 2 redundant power supplies.
  • Is there a dedicated console port for management?
    Yes, there is 1 RJ-45 console port for management.
  • Can you detail the management port specifications?
    The device includes 1 RJ-45 and 1 SFP management port.
  • What USB connectivity options are available?
    There is 1 USB port available for connectivity.
  • What is the device's switching capacity?
    The switching capacity of the device is 6.4 Tbps.
  • How much power does the device typically consume?
    It typically consumes 200 W of power.
  • What is the maximum power consumption of the device?
    The maximum power consumption is 493 W.
  • Can you provide the heat dissipation figures for typical and maximum operation?
    Typical heat dissipation is 1064 BTU/hour, and maximum is 1682 BTU/hour.
  • What is the range of MAC addresses the device can handle?
    The device can handle between 32K (minimum) and 288K (maximum) MAC addresses.

Product Review

The Cisco N3K-C3132C-Z switch offers a significant switching capacity of 6.4 Tbps and supports a wide range of features with its 32 fixed 10 GbE QSFP28 ports, catering efficiently to high-density networking environments. However, its operating power consumption, peaking at 493 W with a maximum heat dissipation of 1682 BTU/hour, might raise concerns for energy-conscious deployments. Additionally, the switch's extensive support for up to 4096 VLANs, comprehensive ACL entries, and its robust buffer size of 32 MB make it versatile for complex configurations and heavy traffic management, albeit within an operational temperature range that limits its deployment in environments exceeding 40 °C.


The Cisco N3K-C3132C-Z is a high-performance, flexible, and efficient networking solution designed for data centers. It features 32 fixed 10 GbE QSFP28 ports, catering to high-density and high-speed data requirements. This switch is engineered to support a broad spectrum of data center demands, offering significant switching capacity and forwarding rate. At the core of its performance metrics, the Cisco N3K-C3132C-Z boasts a switching capacity of 6.4 Tbps, ensuring smooth data transmission across the network without bottlenecks. The switch operates typically at 200 W, with a maximum operating power of 493 W, reflecting its efficiency in managing power consumption under varied loads. Heat dissipation is another critical aspect managed effectively by this device, with typical and maximum dissipation values at 1064 BTU/Hour and 1682 BTU/Hour, respectively, ensuring the system remains cool under heavy operation. From a hardware perspective, the switch is equipped with two power supplies to ensure redundancy and continuous operation, minimizing downtime. For configuration and management, it includes one RJ-45 console port, one RJ-45, and one SFP management port, alongside one USB port for additional connectivity options.
  • MAC Address Capacity: The system supports a minimum of 32K and a maximum of 288K MAC addresses, accommodating a large number of devices.
  • Routing and VLAN Support: It offers support for up to 24,000 IPv4 Unicast Routes, 8,000 IPv4 Multicast Routes, and up to 4096 VLANs, providing ample capacity for routing and virtual network segmentation.
  • Enhanced Network Resilience: With support for up to 512 Spanning Tree Protocol instances for Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) and 64 for Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), it ensures network resilience and reliability.
The switch also supports a wide range of security and network management features with 4,096 Access Control List (ACL) entries, 24 EtherChannels with up to 24 ports per EtherChannel, and a 32 MB buffer size for handling traffic spikes. Storage is facilitated by a 128 GB boot flash, providing ample space for software, logs, and other data. The device's physical specifications include a compact size of 43.9 x 4.36 x 46.99 cm, making it suitable for rack mounting in data centers, and it weighs 19.2 lbs. It operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, ensuring reliable performance across a wide range of data center environments. The AC input voltage range of 100 to 240 VAC makes it adaptable to various power supplies. In summary, the Cisco N3K-C3132C-Z is designed for organizations requiring a high-capacity, reliable, and efficient networking solution. Its comprehensive set of features and specifications make it a valuable asset for managing data center networks, supporting a vast array of devices, and ensuring uninterrupted, high-speed data transmission.


Part Number and ManufacturerCisco N3K-C3132C-Z
32 QSFP28 Ports for 10 GbE32
Power Supply Units2 (with Redundancy)
Console Interface via RJ-451
Management Interfaces (RJ-45 and SFP)1
USB Interfaces1
Data Throughput Capability6.4 Terabits per second
Operational Power (Typical)200 Watts
Operational Power (Maximum)493 Watts
Heat Output (Typical)1064 British Thermal Units per Hour
Heat Output (Maximum)1682 British Thermal Units per Hour
MAC Address CapacityMinimum 32K, Maximum 288K
IPv4 Routing Entries24,000
IPv4 Addresses SupportedMinimum 16K, Maximum 168K
IPv4 Routes for Multicast8000
Virtual LANs Supported4096
Spanning Tree Protocol Instances512 (RSTP), 64 (MSTP)
Access Control List Entries4096
Link Aggregation Groups24
Ports per Link Aggregation Group24
Memory Buffer32 Megabytes
System Storage for Booting128 Gigabytes
Electrical Input Requirement100 to 240 VAC
Physical Dimensions43.9 x 4.36 x 46.99 cm
Unit Weight19.2 pounds
Temperature Range for Operation0 to 40 degrees Celsius

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