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Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches


Important Features

Cisco Nexus 3000 switches offer 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) wire-speed Layer 2 and 3 switching for data center top-of-rack (ToR) deployments. These highly programmable, cost-effective switches deliver flexible port densities and low power consumption for data centers.

Cisco Nexus 3100 switches offer 1/10/40 GE high performance, mobility, high density, and rich programmability. These next-generation ToR switches are ideal for deployments where a range of densities at line-rate and connectivity speeds is required. They also help enable mobility of virtual workloads at scale.

Operational Efficiency

  • Modular and resilient Cisco NX-OS
  • PowerOn Auto Provisioning (POAP)
  • Nexus Data Broker support for enhanced visibility and monitoring
  • Fast reboots

Enhanced Programmability

  • Cisco NX-API web service for simplified switch programmability
  • OpenFlow support for software-defined network deployments
  • Support for OpenStack, Chef, Puppet, Python, and Bash shell support

Improved Agility and Resiliency

  • Virtual extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • VM traceability
  • Virtual PortChannel (vPC)
  • 64-way equal-cost multipathing (ECMP)

Flexible Connectivity Options

  • Dynamic port breakout
  • Bidirectional optics
  • AC/DC power and forward and reverse airflow

Cisco Nexus 3500 Series Switches offer the lowest latency in the industry today with line-rate Layer 2 and 3 switching, taking advantage of the unique Cisco Algo Boost technology. These 1/10 GE ToR switches are ideal for deployments requiring ultra-low-latency switching such as high-frequency trading and high-performance computing. Benefits of the Nexus 3500 Series include the following:

Mission-Critical Features

  • Warp mode, Warp Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
  • Multicast support

Performance Visibility

  • Advanced buffer monitoring
  • Embedded Remote SPAN with PTP time-stamping

Easy Deployment and Configuration

  • Robust and proven software that is deployed in thousands of data centers worldwide
  • Simplified management with support for Python scripting, Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM), and other XML manageability tools