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

The N3K-C3524P-10G Cisco switch features 24 fixed SFP+ ports and a switching capacity of 480 Gbps, designed to efficiently manage network traffic with a forwarding rate of 360 Mpps. It supports up to 64,000 MAC addresses, 24,000 IPv4 unicast routes, and 4096 VLANs, catering to extensive network demands. With management port speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps, a 6 MB buffer size, and operating power of 142 W, this device is engineered for high-performance networking environments.

FAQs for the N3K-C3524P-10G

  • What is the switching capacity of this network switch?
    The switching capacity is 480 Gbps.
  • How many SFP+ ports does the switch have?
    The switch has 24 fixed SFP+ ports.
  • Can you detail the power consumption and heat dissipation for this device?
    Operating power is 142 W, and heat dissipation is 484 BTU/Hour.
  • What type of console port is available on this device?
    It features an RS-232 serial console port.
  • What is the maximum number of MAC addresses supported?
    The device supports up to 64,000 MAC addresses.
  • How many VLANs can this switch support?
    The switch can support up to 4096 VLANs.
  • What are the operating temperature limits for this switch?
    The operating temperature range is 0 °C to 40 °C.
  • What is the forwarding rate of the switch?
    The forwarding rate is 360 Mpps.
  • How much boot flash memory does the switch have?
    The switch is equipped with 2 GB of boot flash memory.
  • What are the dimensions of the switch?
    The dimensions are 1.72 x 17.3 x 18.38 inches (H x W x D).

Product Review

The Cisco N3K-C3524P-10G offers a solid switching capacity of 480 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 360 Mpps, ensuring efficient packet handling for medium-sized networks. However, its operating power consumption of 142 W and heat dissipation at 484 BTU/hour may pose challenges for environments striving for energy efficiency. Additionally, with 24 fixed SFP+ ports and comprehensive support for up to 4096 VLANs, this switch is versatile for various networking configurations but may require careful thermal management in densely packed racks.


The Cisco N3K-C3524P-10G is a network switch designed to accommodate the demanding requirements of modern data centers and high-end computing environments. This device is equipped with a variety of ports and features optimized for efficient data handling and network management. Central to its design are 24 fixed SFP+ ports, providing ample connectivity for high-speed networking devices. These ports support 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections, enabling rapid data transfer and communication between connected devices. In addition to these, the switch includes one 1-PPS Timing Port, essential for time-sensitive applications and synchronization across networked devices. For management purposes, the Cisco N3K-C3524P-10G is outfitted with two management ports, facilitating remote and local administration of the switch. These ports operate at speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of network management devices. A single RS-232 Serial console port is also available for direct device configuration and monitoring, alongside one USB port for firmware updates or file transfers. In terms of performance, this switch boasts a switching capacity of 480 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 360 Mpps. These specifications underscore the device's ability to handle substantial data throughput, making it suitable for environments with intensive data or high levels of network traffic. Power consumption is rated at 142 W, with a heat dissipation of 484 BTU/Hour, reflecting an efficient use of energy relative to its performance capabilities. The switch supports up to 64,000 MAC addresses, 24,000 IPv4 Unicast Routes, and 64,000 IPv4 Hosts. Additionally, it can handle 8,000 IPv4 Multicast Routes, underscoring its versatility in various networking scenarios.
  • VLAN support is extensive, with the capacity for up to 4096 VLANs, enabling complex network segmentation and improved security.
  • The device also supports 4096 ACL entries for granular access control and security policy implementation.
  • For network optimization and redundancy, the switch can manage up to 24 EtherChannels with up to 24 ports each, along with 512 RSTP instances and 64 MSTP instances.
Memory and storage include a 6 MB buffer size for efficient data processing and 2 GB of boot flash memory for the operating system and applications. The physical dimensions of the Cisco N3K-C3524P-10G are 1.72 x 17.3 x 18.38 inches, making it a compact solution for rack-mounted installations. Operating within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, this switch is designed to perform reliably in a variety of data center environments. Its construction and features make it a suitable choice for organizations seeking a high-performance, scalable networking solution.


SFP+ Ports Quantity24
1-PPS Port Count1
Administration Ports2
Serial Ports for Console Access1
USB Interface Count1
Speed of Management Interface10/100/1000 Mbps
Console Interface SpecificationRS-232 Serial
Switch Capacity480 Gbps
Rate of Packet Forwarding360 Mpps
Power Requirement142 W
Thermal Output484 BTU/Hour
MAC Address Capacity64,000
IPv4 Route Entries for Unicast24,000
IPv4 Host Entries64,000
IPv4 Routes for Multicast8000
Supported VLANs4096
ACL Entries Supported4096
RSTP Instance Limit512
MSTP Instance Limit64
EtherChannel Count24
Ports per EtherChannel Maximum24
Memory Buffer6 MB
Boot Flash Storage2 GB
Physical Dimensions (H x W x D)1.72 x 17.3 x 18.38 in.
Temperature Range for Operation0 °C to 40 °C

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