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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Nexus 3000 Series
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,266.00
Original price
$0.00 - $1,266.00
Current price $1,266.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The N3K-C3048-BA-L3 Cisco comes equipped with 48 fixed 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports and a switching capacity of 176 Gbps, ensuring efficient data handling and network connectivity. It supports up to 4096 VLANs and offers advanced network management through 2 10/100/1000-Mbps management ports, 1 RS-232 serial console port, and 1 USB port for versatile administration options. Designed for redundancy and high availability, it features 2 power supplies, redundant fan type with reversed airflow, and a compact 1RU form factor, making it ideal for dense, high-performance networking environments.

Key Feature for the N3KC3048BAL3

  • What is the total number of Ethernet ports available on this device?
    The device has a total of 50 Ethernet ports, including 48 fixed 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports and 2 10/100/1000-Mbps management ports.
  • How many power supplies are included?
    There are 2 (Redundant) power supplies included with the device.
  • Can you specify the fan type used in this networking hardware?
    The device utilizes redundant fans for cooling.
  • What is the form factor of the device?
    The device has a 1RU form factor.
  • What is the switching capacity?
    The switching capacity of the device is 176 Gbps.
  • How many MAC addresses can this device support?
    The device supports up to 128,000 MAC addresses.
  • What are the maximum supported VLANs?
    The device supports up to 4096 VLANs.
  • Detail the routing table capacity of this device.
    The routing table can handle 16,000 prefixes and 16,000 host entries, along with 8000 multicast routes.
  • What is the operating power of the device?
    The operating power of the device is 120 W.
  • What are the operating temperature and humidity ranges?
    The operating temperature range is 0 °C to 40 °C, and the relative humidity range is 10% to 85% (Noncondensing).

Product Review

The Cisco N3K-C3048-BA-L3 switch provides a high forwarding rate of 132 Mpps and a switching capacity of 176 Gbps, supporting efficient data processing and high-volume traffic management. With dual redundant power supplies and fans, along with support for up to 4096 VLANs and 128,000 MAC addresses, it ensures reliable operation and scalability for growing network demands. However, its operating temperature range is limited to 0 °C to 40 °C, potentially restricting deployment in environments with extreme temperatures.


The Cisco N3K-C3048-BA-L3 is a compact, high-performance switch designed for efficient networking operations. It occupies a 1RU form factor, making it an ideal solution for space-constrained environments. This product is engineered to deliver high-speed data processing and connectivity, supporting a variety of networking requirements. At the core of its physical interface, the switch boasts 48 fixed 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports, facilitating versatile connectivity options for a wide range of devices and applications. Additionally, it includes 2 10/100/1000-Mbps management ports for network management activities, 1 RS-232 serial console port for local system access, and 1 USB port for easy file transfers and system updates. The Cisco N3K-C3048-BA-L3 is designed with redundancy and reliability in mind. It features two power supplies to ensure uninterrupted operation and supports reversed airflow for improved cooling, alongside redundant fan modules to maintain optimal operating temperatures. This design ensures the system remains functional, providing consistent network availability. Key hardware specifications of the Cisco N3K-C3048-BA-L3 include: - Switching Capacity: 176 Gbps, allowing for efficient data handling and processing across the network. - Forwarding Rate: 132 Mpps, ensuring swift packet delivery and reduced latency for critical applications. - Jumbo Frames Support: Up to 9216 bytes, enabling the transmission of larger packets for efficient data processing. The device supports up to 128,000 MAC addresses and accommodates 4096 VLANs, offering extensive network segmentation capabilities. It also supports 512 Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) instances and 64 Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) instances, enhancing network resilience and reducing recovery time in the event of a link failure. Security and traffic management are bolstered by the switch's capacity for 2000 ingress and 1000 egress Access Control List (ACL) entries. For routing, the device can handle 16,000 prefixes and host entries, along with 8000 multicast routes, facilitating efficient network traffic routing and management. The Cisco N3K-C3048-BA-L3 supports up to 52 EtherChannels, with a maximum of 16 ports per EtherChannel, enabling the aggregation of multiple links to increase bandwidth and provide redundancy. The switch also features 9 MB of shared buffer memory and 2 GB of boot flash memory, ensuring smooth operation and sufficient storage for system software and configuration files. Operating efficiency is a key aspect of the Cisco N3K-C3048-BA-L3, with an operating power of 120 W and a heat dissipation of 409 BTU/hour. This ensures the system remains energy efficient, reducing operational costs. The device operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can function in environments with a relative humidity of 10% to 85% (noncondensing). In conclusion, the Cisco N3K-C3048-BA-L3 is a versatile and efficient networking switch that meets the demands of modern data centers and networking environments. Its comprehensive set of features and specifications make it a powerful tool for managing complex networks, ensuring high performance, reliability, and security.


Part Number and ManufacturerCisco N3K-C3048-BA-L3
Fixed Ethernet Ports (10/100/1000 Mbps)48
Management Ethernet Ports (10/100/1000-Mbps)2
RS-232 Serial Console Ports1
USB Port Count1
Power Supply Units2 (Redundant)
Cooling Fan ConfigurationRedundant
Airflow DirectionReversed
Chassis Form Factor1RU
Switching Throughput176 Gbps
Packets Forwarding Rate132 Mpps
Support for Jumbo Frames9216 Bytes
Maximum MAC Addresses128,000
VLAN Support4096
Max Spanning Tree Instances512 (RSTP), 64 (MSTP)
Access Control List Entries2000 (Ingress), 1000 (Egress)
Routing Table Capacity16,000 Prefixes, 16,000 Hosts, 8000 Multicast
Maximum EtherChannels52
Ports per EtherChannel Limit16
Memory Buffers9 MB Shared
Boot Flash Storage2 GB
Power Consumption120 W
BTU Heat Output per Hour409 BTU/Hour
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.72 x 17.3 x 19.7 in.
Temperature Operating Range0 °C to 40 °C
Humidity Operating Range10% to 85% (Non-condensing)

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