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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Nexus
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $6,532.00
Original price
$0.00 - $6,532.00
Current price $6,532.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The N3K-C3232C is a 1 RU form factor switch with 32 fixed 100 GbE ports, supporting a switching capacity of 6.4 Tbps and a forwarding rate of up to 3.3 Bpps. It features a comprehensive set of specifications including 8 GB of memory, 16 MB of shared buffer size, and 64 GB of boot flash, designed for optimal performance and scalability. With support for up to 4096 VLANs, 128,000 LPM routes, and 6,000 ingress ACL entries, it provides extensive network control and efficiency for demanding enterprise environments.

Key Feature for the N3K-C3232C

  • What is the form factor of the device?
    The device has a 1 RU form factor.
  • How many 100 GbE ports are available?
    There are 32 fixed 100 GbE ports.
  • What is the switching capacity?
    The switching capacity is 6.4 Tbps.
  • What types of ports are included for management and console access?
    It includes one 10/100/1000 management port and one RS-232 serial console port.
  • How many power supplies does the device have?
    There are 2 redundant power supplies.
  • What is the maximum number of MAC Address Entries supported?
    The device supports up to 136,000 MAC Address Entries.
  • What is the device's forwarding rate?
    The forwarding rate is up to 3.3 Bpps.
  • How many USB ports are on the device?
    There are 2 USB ports.
  • What are the operating power and AC input voltage specifications?
    The operating power is 205 W, with an AC input voltage range of 100 to 240 VAC.
  • What is the maximum number of VLANs supported?
    The device supports up to 4096 VLANs.

Product Review

The Cisco N3K-C3232C switch offers a high-density configuration with 32 fixed 100 GbE ports in a compact 1 RU form factor, catering to environments requiring efficient use of rack space and high-speed connectivity. With a switching capacity of 6.4 Tbps and a forwarding rate of up to 3.3 Bpps, it ensures swift data transmission, although its latency of -450ns might not meet the needs of the most latency-sensitive applications. Additionally, the switch supports a wide range of features including 40,000 MAC addresses, 4,096 VLANs, and extensive ACL entries, but its operating power consumption of 205 W and operating temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C could pose limitations in certain deployments.


The Cisco N3K-C3232C is a 1 Rack Unit (RU) switch designed for efficient and high-performance networking. This product is equipped with 32 fixed 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports, providing a substantial bandwidth capacity for data-intensive operations. The switch also features one 10/100/1000 management port, one RS-232 serial console port, and two USB ports, supporting a variety of management and operational needs. With two redundant power supplies, the Cisco N3K-C3232C ensures continuous operation and reliability for critical network infrastructures. Its switching capacity reaches up to 6.4 Terabits per second (Tbps), and it can forward data at a rate of up to 3.3 billion packets per second (Bpps), indicating its capability to handle large volumes of traffic efficiently. The device supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, enabling the transmission of larger packets and improving data transfer rates. It can store up to 40,000 MAC addresses and allows for the creation of 4096 VLANs, facilitating extensive network segmentation and management. The switch supports 512 Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) instances and 64 Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) instances, enhancing network resilience and reducing loop recovery time. Access Control Lists (ACLs) are critical for network security, and the Cisco N3K-C3232C provides capacity for 6,000 ingress and 1,000 egress ACL entries, allowing for detailed control over network access and traffic. The switch can manage up to 128,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes and 72,000 IP host entries, making it suitable for large and dynamic network environments. Additionally, it supports a maximum of 136,000 MAC address entries. For network aggregation, the device supports up to 256 EtherChannels with a maximum of 32 ports per EtherChannel, optimizing bandwidth and providing redundancy. The switch is characterized by a low latency of -450 nanoseconds, ensuring swift data processing and transfer. The hardware specifications include 8 GB of memory and a 16 MB shared buffer size, which help in managing the switch's operations and traffic flow. The boot flash of 64 GB offers ample storage for the operating system and applications. Operating power consumption is 205 Watts, with an AC input voltage range of 100 to 240 VAC, making it energy efficient for its capabilities. The operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 40 °C, accommodating various data center environments. Key hardware features include: - Switching Capacity: 6.4 Tbps - Forwarding Rate: Up to 3.3 Bpps - Form Factor: 1 RU The Cisco N3K-C3232C is tailored for organizations requiring high-capacity, low-latency switching solutions. Its comprehensive set of features and specifications make it an ideal choice for data centers and large enterprise networks demanding reliable, high-speed data transmission and advanced network management capabilities.


Part Number and ManufacturerCisco N3K-C3232C
100 GbE Ports (Fixed)32
Management Ports (10/100/1000)1
Serial Console Ports (RS-232)1
USB Ports2
Power Supply Units2 (Redundant)
Device Size1 Rack Unit
Switch Capacity6400 Gbps
Billion Packets per Second (Bpps)Up to 3.3
Maximum Frame Size9216 Bytes
MAC Address Capacity40,000
Virtual LANs (VLANs)4096
Spanning Tree Protocol Instances512 (RSTP), 64 (MSTP)
Access Control List (ACL) Entries6,000 (Ingress), 1,000 (Egress)
Longest Prefix Match (LPM) Routes128,000
IP Host Entries72,000
MAC Address Table Size136,000
EtherChannels Supported256
Maximum Ports per EtherChannel32
Network Latency-450ns
System Memory8 GB
Packet Buffer Size16 MB Shared
Boot Storage Capacity64 GB
Power Consumption205 W
Voltage Requirement100 to 240 VAC
Operational Temperature Range0 °C to 40 °C

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