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Product Line: Cisco Nexus 3000 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The N3K-C3132Q-40GX is a 1 RU form factor switch with 32 fixed 40 GbE QSFP+ ports and a switching capacity of 2.5 Tbps. It supports a forwarding rate of up to 1.4 Bpps, accommodating large-scale deployments with 9216-byte jumbo frames and 288,000 MAC addresses. Designed for high efficiency, it operates at 170 W power with a heat dissipation of 580 BTU/hour, and features 4 GB memory and a 12 MB shared buffer.

Key Feature for the N3K-C3132Q-40GX

  • What is the switching capacity of this device?
    The switching capacity is 2.5 Tbps.
  • How many 40 GbE QSFP+ ports does the switch have?
    It has 32 fixed 40 GbE QSFP+ ports.
  • Can you specify the forwarding rate?
    The forwarding rate is up to 1.4 Bpps.
  • What are the dimensions of the device?
    The size is 1.72 x 17.3 x 19.7 inches (H x W x D).
  • How many MAC addresses can it support?
    It supports 288,000 MAC addresses.
  • What is the maximum number of VLANs supported?
    The device supports up to 4096 VLANs.
  • Detail the device's power consumption.
    The operating power is 170 W, with a heat dissipation of 580 BTU/hour.
  • What is the form factor of this networking device?
    The form factor is 1 RU.
  • How many SFP+ ports are available?
    There are 4 SFP+ ports available.
  • What type of memory and storage does it have?
    It has 4 GB of memory and 4 GB of boot flash.

Product Review

The Cisco N3K-C3132Q-40GX switch offers a high switching capacity of 2.5 Tbps and a forwarding rate of up to 1.4 Bpps, supporting efficient data handling in demanding network environments. However, its limitation to 32 fixed 40 GbE QSFP+ ports and only 4 SFP+ ports may restrict flexibility for networks requiring a higher mix of port types. Additionally, the switch's power consumption of 170 W and heat dissipation of 580 BTU/hour require careful consideration for energy efficiency and cooling in dense deployments.


The Cisco N3K-C3132Q-40GX is a high-performance switch designed for data centers, providing exceptional speed and flexibility. This switch offers thirty-two 40 GbE QSFP+ ports, allowing for significant bandwidth and connectivity for high-demand applications. Additionally, it includes four SFP+ ports, enhancing its versatility in supporting different network architectures and speeds. For management purposes, the switch is equipped with one 10/100/1000 management port, one RS-232 serial console port, and one USB port, facilitating easy setup and maintenance. With a compact 1 RU form factor, the N3K-C3132Q-40GX is engineered to maximize rack space while delivering powerful performance. It boasts a switching capacity of 2.5 Tbps and a forwarding rate of up to 1.4 Bpps, ensuring efficient data processing and transmission across the network. The switch supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, enabling the handling of large data packets, which is crucial for modern data-intensive applications. The device can store up to 288,000 MAC addresses and supports 4,096 VLANs, providing extensive networking capabilities suitable for complex and scalable environments. It also supports up to 512 Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) instances and 64 Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) instances, ensuring resilient network topology and reducing network downtime. With 4,000 ingress and 1,000 egress Access Control List (ACL) entries, the switch offers precise traffic filtering and security controls. Routing capabilities are robust, with a routing table that accommodates 16,000 prefixes and host entries, and 8,000 multicast routes, enabling efficient network traffic management and routing. The switch can configure up to 64 EtherChannels, with up to 16 ports per EtherChannel, enhancing link aggregation and redundancy. The device is equipped with 4 GB of memory and a 12 MB shared buffer, ensuring smooth operation and handling of concurrent processes. The boot flash of 4 GB supports the switch's operating system and configurations. Operating power is 170 W, with both AC (100 to 240 VAC) and DC (-40 VDC to -72 VDC) input voltage support, making it adaptable to various power supplies. Heat dissipation is managed efficiently at 580 BTU/hour, maintaining optimal performance within an operating temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C. Its dimensions are 1.72 x 17.3 x 19.7 inches, fitting comfortably in standard racks. Key Hardware Specifications: -
  • 32 fixed 40 GbE QSFP+ ports and 4 SFP+ ports for flexible connectivity options.
  • 2.5 Tbps switching capacity and up to 1.4 Bpps forwarding rate for high-speed data processing.
  • Support for up to 4,096 VLANs and 288,000 MAC addresses, accommodating large and complex networks.
The Cisco N3K-C3132Q-40GX is designed to meet the needs of data centers requiring high bandwidth, extensive connectivity options, and reliable performance. Its robust hardware specifications ensure that it can handle demanding network environments and applications, making it an essential component for modern data center infrastructure.


Item CodeN3K-C3132Q-40GX
40 GbE QSFP+ Ports (Fixed)32
SFP+ Ports Quantity4
Management Ports (10/100/1000)1
Serial Console Ports (RS-232)1
USB Port Count1
Chassis Height1 RU
Total Switching Throughput2.5 Tbps
Maximum Forwarding Rate1.4 Bpps
Maximum Frame Size9216 Bytes
MAC Address Capacity288,000
Supported VLANs4096
Spanning Tree Protocol Instances512 (RSTP), 64 (MSTP)
Access Control List Entries4,000 (Ingress), 1,000 (Egress)
Routing Entries Capacity16,000 Prefixes, 16,000 Hosts, 8000 Multicast
EtherChannel Support64
Max Ports per EtherChannel16
System Memory4 GB
Packet Buffer Size12 MB Shared
Boot Flash Memory4 GB
Power Requirement170 W
AC Voltage Range100 to 240 VAC
DC Voltage Range-40 VDC to -72 VDC
BTU per Hour580
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.72 x 17.3 x 19.7 in.
Operational Temperature Range0 °C to 40 °C

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