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

The N3K-C3064PQ-10GE Cisco features 64 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, including 48 SFP+ ports and 4 QSFP+ ports, designed for enhanced networking flexibility. It supports a switching capacity of 1.28 Tbps and a forwarding rate of 960 Mpps, with a buffer memory of 9 MB and flash memory of 2 GB for efficient data processing. The device is equipped with 2 redundant power supplies, 2 redundant fans, and 2 management ports, housed in a 1RU form factor, optimized for high-density, high-availability deployments.

FAQs for the N3K-C3064PQ-10GE

  • What is the switching capacity of this device?
    The switching capacity is 1.28 Tbps.
  • How many 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports are available?
    There are 64 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
  • Can you detail the power supply redundancy?
    The device includes 2 redundant power supplies.
  • What is the maximum number of VLANs supported?
    The maximum number of VLANs supported is 4096.
  • How many management ports does the device have?
    There are 2 10/100/1000 management ports.
  • What type of console port is available on this device?
    The device has 1 RS-232 Serial console port.
  • What is the forwarding rate of the device?
    The forwarding rate is 960 Mpps.
  • How many SFP+ ports does the device feature?
    There are 48 fixed 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet Enhanced SFP+ ports.
  • What are the multicast route capabilities?
    The device can handle up to 8000 multicast routes.
  • How much buffer memory is included?
    The device includes 9 MB of buffer memory.

Product Review

The Cisco N3K-C3064PQ-10GE offers a high density of 48 fixed SFP+ ports and 4 QSFP+ ports, accommodating a versatile range of 10 Gigabit Ethernet configurations, which is beneficial for expanding network infrastructures. However, its switching capacity and forwarding rate of 1.28 Tbps and 960 Mpps, respectively, while adequate for many applications, may not meet the demands of extremely high-throughput environments. The switch also features redundancy in power supplies and fans, enhancing its reliability for critical network operations, but the limited buffer memory of 9 MB could be a constraint in scenarios requiring extensive data buffering.


The Cisco N3K-C3064PQ-10GE is a high-performance, 1RU fixed form factor switch designed for data centers. It offers exceptional throughput and low latency, making it ideal for high-frequency trading, high-performance computing, and cloud networks. This switch is part of the Cisco Nexus 3000 series and is engineered to provide efficient and scalable data center networking. One of the key features of the N3K-C3064PQ-10GE is its port configuration. It comes equipped with 64 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Of these, 48 are SFP+ ports that support both 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, providing flexibility for a range of network architectures. Additionally, the switch includes 4 QSFP+ ports, each of which supports 10GbE, further expanding its high-speed connectivity options.
  • Number of SFP+ Ports: 48 Fixed 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet Enhanced
  • Number of QSFP+ Ports: 4 Fixed 10GbE
  • Switching Capacity: 1.28 Tbps
In terms of reliability, the N3K-C3064PQ-10GE ensures continuous operation with its redundant power supplies and cooling fans, minimizing downtime and maintaining network performance. The switch also features dual management ports, a single RS-232 serial console port, and one USB port, facilitating easy setup and management. Additionally, the inclusion of a locator LED aids in quickly identifying the unit in dense rack environments. The switch's hardware capabilities are complemented by its impressive performance metrics. With a switching capacity of 1.28 terabits per second (Tbps) and a forwarding rate of 960 million packets per second (Mpps), it can handle large volumes of traffic with ease. Support for jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes allows for efficient large data packet transmissions, further enhancing throughput and reducing processing overhead. The N3K-C3064PQ-10GE also excels in scalability and security. It supports up to 128,000 MAC addresses, 4096 VLANs, and has extensive capabilities for multicast and unicast routing with up to 8000 multicast routes and 16,000 host entries. For network segmentation and security, it offers 512 Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) instances and 64 Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) instances, along with 2000 ingress and egress Access Control List (ACL) entries each. Network automation and programmability are facilitated through 32 EtherCAT channels, with each channel supporting up to 16 ports. This feature enables efficient real-time communication and control within automated environments. The switch is also equipped with 9 MB of buffer memory and 2 GB of flash memory, ensuring smooth operation and ample storage for the operating system and configurations. In summary, the Cisco N3K-C3064PQ-10GE is a versatile and powerful networking solution designed to meet the demands of modern data centers. Its comprehensive port configuration, high switching capacity, and advanced features make it an excellent choice for organizations looking to upgrade their network infrastructure for improved performance, reliability, and scalability.


Part NumberN3K-C3064PQ-10GE
Ethernet Ports Quantity64 10GbE Ports
Fixed SFP+ Ports Count48 at 1/10GbE (Enhanced)
QSFP+ Ports Availability4 at 10GbE (Fixed)
Power Supply Units2 (Configured for Redundancy)
Fan Units2 (Configured for Redundancy)
Management Ports Count2 at 10/100/1000 Mbps
Console Port Interface1 RS-232 Serial Connection
USB Port Quantity1
Locator Light Emitting Diodes1
Rack Units1RU Fixed Configuration
Switching Throughput1.28 Terabits per second
Routing Throughput960 Million packets per second
Maximum Frame SizeUp to 9216 Bytes
MAC Address Capacity128,000 Entries
VLAN SupportUp to 4096 VLANs
Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol Instances512
Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol Instances64
Multicast Routing Entries8000 Paths
Host Table Entries16,000
Incoming Access Control Lists2000 Rules
Outgoing Access Control Lists2000 Rules
EtherCAT Channels Available32
Ports per EtherCAT Channel16
Buffer Size9 Megabytes
Storage Memory2 Gigabytes

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