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Product Line: Cisco Nexus 3100-V Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The N3K-C3132Q-V Cisco is equipped with 32 QSFP+ ports supporting fixed 40 GbE, and 4 SFP+ ports with mode multiplexed functionality, housed in a 1 RU form factor. It operates on Cisco NX-OS, featuring a switching capacity of 2.56 Tbps and a forwarding rate of up to 1.4 Bpps, supported by 16 GB of memory and a 16 MB buffer size. This switch supports up to 288,000 MAC addresses, 4096 VLANs, and provides enhanced network efficiency with 8000 multicast routes and customizable security through 16,000 ingress ACL entries and 1000 egress ACL entries.

FAQs for the N3K-C3132Q-V

  • How many QSFP+ ports are available on this device?
    There are 32 QSFP+ ports available.
  • What is the port type of the SFP+ ports?
    The SFP+ ports are multiplexed mode.
  • Can you specify the number of SFP+ ports on this networking hardware?
    This device features 4 SFP+ ports.
  • What software supports this hardware?
    Cisco NX-OS software supports this hardware.
  • What is the form factor of this device?
    The device has a 1 RU form factor.
  • What is the switching capacity of the hardware?
    The switching capacity is 2.56 Tbps.
  • How many MAC addresses can this device support?
    It supports up to 288,000 MAC addresses.
  • What is the maximum forwarding rate?
    The maximum forwarding rate is up to 1.4 Bpps.
  • How many VLANs does this device support?
    It supports up to 4096 VLANs.
  • What's the operating temperature range for this device?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C.

Product Review

The Cisco N3K-C3132Q-V switch offers a high switching capacity of 2.56 Tbps and a forwarding rate up to 1.4 Bpps, making it suitable for environments demanding high bandwidth and processing speed. However, its fixed 40 GbE QSFP+ ports limit flexibility for networks requiring a mix of 10, 25, or 100 GbE connectivity options. While it supports a wide range of features including 288,000 MAC addresses, 4096 VLANs, and extensive ACL entries, its operating temperature range is limited to 0 °C to 40 °C, potentially restricting deployment in environments with higher temperature variances.


The Cisco N3K-C3132Q-V is a compact, 1 RU form factor switch designed for high-density, scalable data center deployments. It offers a comprehensive set of features to deliver high performance, operational efficiency, and resilience for a wide range of data center networking applications. At the heart of its hardware specifications, the switch boasts 32 fixed QSFP+ ports capable of delivering 40 GbE connectivity. This allows for a highly scalable network design, enabling dense configurations and providing the bandwidth necessary for demanding applications. Additionally, the switch includes 4 SFP+ ports, with a mode multiplexed design, enhancing its flexibility and ability to handle a variety of network topologies and speeds. The Cisco N3K-C3132Q-V operates on three distinct modes, supported by the powerful Cisco NX-OS software. This versatility ensures that the switch can adapt to different deployment requirements, including traditional data center networks, virtualized environments, and high-frequency trading applications. Key hardware features include: - A switching capacity of 2.56 Tbps, ensuring that the switch can handle large amounts of data traffic with ease. - A forwarding rate of up to 1.4 Bpps, enabling the switch to process a high number of packets per second, which is crucial for maintaining high network performance and reducing latency. - Support for jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, allowing for more efficient data processing by reducing the number of frames needed for large data transfers. The switch's hardware is designed to support a large scale of network parameters, including up to 288,000 MAC addresses, 4096 VLANs, and extensive ACL entries with 16,000 ingress and 1,000 egress. It also supports up to 8000 multicast routes, enhancing its capability to efficiently distribute data across multiple destinations. With 64 EtherChannels and the ability to include up to 32 ports per EtherChannel, the Cisco N3K-C3132Q-V enables high-bandwidth links between switches or servers, providing redundancy and increasing throughput. The switch is equipped with 16 GB of memory and a 16 MB buffer size, alongside a 16 GB boot flash. These specifications ensure smooth operation and sufficient storage for the system software and configuration files. The hardware is powered by a 2.5 GHz dual-core x86 CPU, providing the computational power needed to handle complex networking tasks and operations. Heat management is efficiently addressed with a heat dissipation capacity of 580 BTU/hour, ensuring the switch operates within the safe temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C. This guarantees reliability and longevity of the switch even in demanding data center environments. In summary, the Cisco N3K-C3132Q-V is a highly capable switch designed for modern data centers. Its extensive port density, high switching capacity, and advanced features make it an ideal solution for organizations looking to build scalable, high-performance networking infrastructures.


Part NumberN3K-C3132Q-V
QSFP+ Ports Count32
Type of QSFP+ Ports40 GbE Fixed
SFP+ Ports Quantity4
SFP+ Port ConfigurationMultiplexing Enabled
Total Operating Modes3
Compatible SoftwareCisco NX-OS
Enclosure Type1 Rack Unit
Total Switching Throughput2.56 Terabits per second
Maximum Forwarding Rate1.4 Billion packets per second
Maximum Frame Size9216 Bytes
MAC Address Capacity288,000
Supported VLANs4096
RSTP Max Instances512
MSTP Max Instances64
ACL Entries on Ingress16,000
ACL Entries on Egress1,000
Max Multicast Routes8000
EtherChannel Count64
Ports per EtherChannel Maximum32
System Memory16 GB
Packet Buffer Size16 MB
Storage for Boot Configuration16 GB
Processor TypeDual-Core X86, 2.5 GHz
BTU Rating per Hour580
Temperature Range for Operation0 °C to 40 °C

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