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Product Line: Cisco N3K-C3132Q-XL
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $2,167.00
Original price
$0.00 - $2,167.00
Current price $2,167.00
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Product Description

The Cisco N3K-C3132Q-XL is a high-density switch designed for data center networks. It provides high-performance and reliable network infrastructure with advanced features, such as up to 32 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports and support for VXLAN and Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). This switch provides a flexible and resilient design that supports hot-swappable components and advanced Layer 2 and Layer 3 routing protocols.

Key Feature for the N3K-C3132Q-XL

1. Up to 32 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 100 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks 
2. Support for VXLAN and ACI 
3. Up to 1.44 Tbps switching capacity 
4. Advanced Layer 2 and Layer 3 routing protocols 
5. Hot-swappable power supplies and fans for easy maintenance 
6. Industry-leading security features

Product Review

This Cisco N3K-C3132Q-XL features 32 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet and FCoE ports, making it an ideal choice for high-density, data intensive server and storage area networks. The dual speed of 10/25/40/50/100 Gigabit and improved performance scalability makes this product a great choice for those looking to future-proof their network investment. The power efficient design also helps users save money on electricity costs. Overall, this product is ideal for data center deployments that require reliable, high capacity connections.


The Cisco N3K-C3132Q-XL is a high-performance 32-port 10GbE module designed for the Nexus 3000 Series of data center switches. It has 32 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) connectivity with unidirectional throughput speeds of up to 2.6 Tb/s and full-duplex throughput speeds of up to 5.2Tb/s. It supports fiber and copper based Ethernet formats such as SFP+, SFP and 1000Base-T. Each port is capable of up to 85~ 9/microsecond_1] latency. The module operates at line rate and has a hop latency of 99 ns wire-to-wire latency. The Cisco N3K-C3132Q-XL also comes with hardware-based capabilities that make the switch suitable for high performance applications. These include hardware based Quality of Service (QoS), Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) Packet acceleration and Jumboframe support for up to 10K bytes. Furthermore, the module supports enhanced Transport Control Protocol (TCP) offload engines that allow it to deliver ultra low and consistent latency under maximum traffic load, making it ideal for low latency applications such as virtual private networks (VPNs) and virtual machine mobility (VMM). The Cisco N3K-C3132Q-XL comes with an advanced switch fabric which provides up to 3.2 Tb/s non blocking bandwidth and 4Tb/s buffered bandwidth per device. It supports both MACsec encryption and IP authentication, making it an ideal solution for secure OpenFlow networks. Additionally, the switch supports up to 390 million packets per second (mpps) forwarding rate and can accommodate up to 24 million concurrent connections. For increased reliability, the Cisco N3K-C3132Q-XLmodule comes with redundant power supplies, dual supervisor modules, hot swappable input/output device modules, and redundant fans. Furthermore, the device supports modified harf fab redundancy, enabling backup operations on other modules in the same family in case of unforeseen problems with the main device. Lastly, environmental Operating temperature range from -5°C to 40°C and the relative humidity range from 10% - 90% (noncondensing). Overall, the Cisco N3K-C3132Q-XL is a high performance 10GbE switch module designed for the Nexus 3000 series of data center switches. With high throughput speeds, low latency, hardware based QoS and other features, this switches makes an excellent choice for high performance applications as well as secure OpenFlow networks.

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