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

The N3K-C3064PQ-10GX Cisco switch features 48 10 GbE SFP+ ports and 4 QSFP+ ports, designed to support high-speed networking with an operating speed of 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and 10 Gbps. It offers a switching capacity of 1.28 Tbps and a forwarding rate of 950 Mpps, alongside advanced capabilities such as support for 4096 VLANs and 64 EtherChannels with up to 32 ports each. Encased in a 1RU form factor, this device ensures redundancy with two power supplies and redundant fan type, while accommodating 9 MB of shared buffer and a 2 GB boot flash memory, making it suitable for high-demand network environments.

FAQs for the N3K-C3064PQ-10GX

  • What is the number of 10 GbE SFP+ ports available on this device?
    The device has 48 10 GbE SFP+ ports.
  • How does the device support redundancy?
    It includes 2 redundant power supplies and redundant fan types.
  • Can the device operate at speeds other than 10 Gbps?
    Yes, it supports operating speeds of 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and 10 Gbps.
  • What type of cooling system is implemented in the hardware?
    The hardware utilizes a redundant fan system for cooling.
  • How many QSFP+ ports are available?
    There are 4 QSFP+ ports on the device.
  • What is the switching capacity of this network switch?
    The switching capacity is 1.28 Terabits per second (Tbps).
  • What is the maximum size of jumbo frames that the device supports?
    It supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes.
  • How many MAC addresses can the device store?
    The device can store up to 128,000 MAC addresses.
  • What is the form factor of this network device?
    The device has a 1RU form factor.
  • Describe the device's power efficiency and heat dissipation capabilities.
    It operates at 143 Watts with a heat dissipation of 683 BTU/hour.

Product Review

The Cisco N3K-C3064PQ-10GX offers a high density of 48 10GbE SFP+ ports and 4 QSFP+ ports, catering to environments requiring extensive connectivity and high-speed data transfer, with a switching capacity of 1.28 Tbps and a forwarding rate of 950 Mpps, supporting efficient network operations. However, its operating temperature range is limited to 0 °C to 40 °C, potentially restricting deployment in environments with higher temperature variations. Additionally, while the switch provides redundancy with dual power supplies and fans, its 9 MB shared buffer might be a bottleneck in scenarios demanding high burst traffic handling.


The Cisco N3K-C3064PQ-10GX is a versatile and efficient networking switch designed for high-performance environments. This device is equipped with 48 10 GbE SFP+ ports and 4 QSFP+ ports, supporting operating speeds of 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and 10 Gbps, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. For management and connectivity, it includes one RS-232 serial console port and one USB port. The switch is designed to ensure reliability and uninterrupted service with two redundant power supplies and redundant fan type, all within a compact 1RU form factor. This switch boasts a substantial switching capacity of 1.28 Tbps and a forwarding rate of 950 Mpps, ensuring efficient data processing and transmission across the network. It supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, facilitating the efficient handling of large data packets. The device can store up to 128,000 MAC addresses, allowing for extensive network interface management. It supports up to 4096 VLANs and offers flexibility in network design with 512 Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) instances and 64 Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) instances. The routing capability of the N3K-C3064PQ-10GX is robust, with a routing table that can accommodate 16,000 prefixes and host entries, in addition to 8000 multicast routes. This enables the switch to manage large, complex networks efficiently. It allows for the creation of up to 64 EtherChannels, with the flexibility to include up to 32 ports per EtherChannel, enhancing link aggregation capabilities. The hardware specifications include 9 MB of shared buffers for handling peak data flow efficiently, and 2 GB of boot flash memory for storing the operating system and configurations. The operating power consumption of 143 W and a heat dissipation of 683 BTU/Hour make it an energy-efficient choice for modern data centers.
  • Size: 1.72 x 17.3 x 19.7 inches, fitting easily into standard racks and cabinets.
  • Weight: 20.5 lbs, lightweight for easy installation and maintenance.
  • Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C, ensuring stable operation in a wide range of environmental conditions.
Input AC voltage ranges from 100 to 240 VAC, accommodating various power supplies worldwide. The switch's dimensions and weight are thoughtfully designed for easy integration into existing infrastructure, with a height of 1.72 inches, a width of 17.3 inches, and a depth of 19.7 inches, weighing in at 20.5 lbs. It operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, ensuring reliability across different operating environments. In summary, the Cisco N3K-C3064PQ-10GX switch is engineered to meet the demands of high-capacity networking environments, combining high port density, flexibility, and efficiency in a compact form factor. Its comprehensive feature set makes it an ideal solution for data centers requiring high-speed data transmission and advanced network management capabilities.


Part Number and ManufacturerCisco N3K-C3064PQ-10GX
SFP+ 10GbE Ports Count48
QSFP+ Port Quantity4
Supported Speeds100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps
RS-232 Serial Console Port Number1
USB Port Count1
Power Supply Units2 (Redundant)
Cooling FansRedundant
Enclosure Type1RU
Total Switch Capacity1.28 Terabits per second
Maximum Forwarding Rate950 Million packets per second
Maximum Frame Size9216 Bytes
MAC Address Storage128,000 entries
Virtual LANs Support4096
Maximum Spanning Tree Instances512 (RSTP), 64 (MSTP)
Routing Entries16,000 Prefixes, 16,000 Host Entries, 8000 Multicast Routes
Link Aggregation Groups64
Max Ports in a Link Aggregation32
Memory Buffer9 MB Shared
System Boot Flash Memory2 GB
Typical Power Consumption143 W
AC Voltage Input100 to 240 VAC
Thermal Output683 BTU/Hour
Physical Dimensions1.72 x 17.3 x 19.7 inches
Unit Weight20.5 pounds
Operational Temperature Range0 °C to 40 °C

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