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

The N3K-C3548P-10GX Cisco switch features a high switching capacity of 960 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 720 Mpps, accommodating extensive data traffic with efficiency. It is equipped with 48 fixed SFP+ ports, two 10/100/1000 management ports, and supports up to 4096 VLANs and 4096 ACL entries, allowing for comprehensive network segmentation and security configurations. Additionally, the device includes two redundant power supplies, ensuring uninterrupted operation, and supports advanced features such as jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes and 24 EtherChannels, enhancing its capability to handle large-scale networks.

FAQs for the N3K-C3548P-10GX

  • What is the number of fixed SFP+ ports available on this device?
    The device has 48 fixed SFP+ ports.
  • How many management ports are available?
    There are 2 10/100/1000 management ports available.
  • What type of console port does the device include?
    The device includes 1 RS-232 serial console port.
  • Can you detail the USB port capabilities of this networking hardware?
    This device is equipped with 1 USB port.
  • How many power supplies does the device support, and what is their configuration?
    The device supports 2 power supplies in a redundant configuration.
  • What is the maximum switching capacity of this device?
    The switching capacity reaches up to 960 Gbps.
  • Can you specify the forwarding rate?
    The forwarding rate of the device is 720 Mpps.
  • What is the maximum size for Jumbo Frames on this device?
    Jumbo Frames can be up to 9216 Bytes.
  • What are the VLAN capabilities of this network switch?
    The device supports up to 4096 VLANs.
  • Could you provide details on the system memory and flash memory?
    The system is equipped with 4 GB of system memory and 4 GB of flash memory.

Product Review

The Cisco N3K-C3548P-10GX offers a high switching capacity of 960 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 720 Mpps, supporting efficient data processing and traffic management. With 48 fixed SFP+ ports, dual redundant power supplies, and extensive support for VLANs, ACLs, and EtherChannels, it is well-suited for high-density networking environments. However, its operational power consumption of 112 W and heat dissipation of 727 BTU/hr may require careful consideration in environments with limited cooling resources or those seeking to minimize energy usage.


The Cisco N3K-C3548P-10GX is a high-performance switch designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and high-density computing environments. This switch offers 48 fixed SFP+ ports, providing a wealth of connectivity options for high-speed networking requirements. It also includes two 10/100/1000 management ports, a single RS-232 serial console port, and one USB port for versatile management and connectivity options. In terms of power, the device is equipped with two redundant power supplies, ensuring continuous operation and minimizing downtime due to power supply failures. Its switching capacity reaches up to 960 Gbps, with a forwarding rate of 720 Mpps, enabling the handling of large amounts of data with ease. The support for jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes allows for efficient processing of large data packets, reducing the overhead and improving the throughput of network traffic. The Cisco N3K-C3548P-10GX operates efficiently, with a power consumption of 112 W and heat dissipation of 727 BTU/hour, making it an energy-efficient choice for enterprises looking to optimize their power usage and reduce cooling requirements. It supports up to 4096 VLANs and ACL entries, providing extensive network segmentation and security customization options. The switch is capable of managing 512 Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) instances and 64 Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) instances, enhancing network resilience and loop prevention.
  • Support for up to 24 EtherChannels, allowing for enhanced bandwidth and link redundancy.
  • A buffer size of 18 MB and system memory of 4 GB, coupled with 4 GB of flash memory, ensures smooth operation and ample storage for firmware and configuration files.
  • Designed to operate in a wide range of environmental conditions, with an operating temperature range from 0 °C to 40 °C, relative humidity from 10% to 85%, and at altitudes up to 10,000 feet.
The physical dimensions of the Cisco N3K-C3548P-10GX make it suitable for standard rack mounting, with a height of 1.72 inches, a width of 17.3 inches, and a depth of 18.38 inches, and it weighs 17.4 lbs. This compact form factor allows for efficient use of rack space in dense deployments. The switch's AC input voltage range from 100 to 240 VAC provides flexibility for deployment in various power environments worldwide. In conclusion, the Cisco N3K-C3548P-10GX is a feature-rich, high-capacity switch that is well-suited for enterprises and data centers requiring reliable, high-speed networking capabilities. Its comprehensive set of features and specifications make it a versatile component in any modern network infrastructure, offering both performance and reliability.


Item Code N3K-C3548P-10GX
Manufacturer Cisco
SFP+ Ports Count 48
Management Ports (10/100/1000) 2
Serial Console Ports (RS-232) 1
USB Ports Quantity 1
Power Supply Units 2 (Backup option)
Total Switching Throughput 960 Gbps
Packet Forwarding Rate 720 Mpps
Max Frame Size 9216 Bytes
Operational Power Consumption 112 W
Thermal Output 727 BTU/Hour
Supported VLANs 4096
Accessible ACL Slots 4096
STP Variants 512 (RSTP), 64 (MSTP)
EtherChannel Limits 24
Ports per EtherChannel Maximum Not specified
Internal Buffer Capacity 18 MB
Main Memory 4 GB
Storage Memory 4 GB
Input Voltage Range 100 to 240 VAC
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.72 x 17.3 x 18.38 in.
Equipment Weight 17.4 lbs
Operational Temperature Range 0 to 40 °C
Ambient Humidity Range 10% to 85%
Maximum Operating Altitude 0 to 10,000 ft

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