Cisco Nexus 3016 Switch Data Sheet

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Product overview

The Cisco Nexus® 3016 Switch (Figure 1) is a 40 Gigabit Ethernet switch platform. It is a high-performance, ultra‑low-latency Ethernet switch providing line-rate Layer 2 and 3 switching in a compact one-Rack-Unit (1RU) form factor. The switch runs the industry-leading Cisco® NX-OS Software operating system, providing customers with robust features and functions that are widely deployed globally.

The line-rate Layer 2 and 3 switching at ultra-low latencies along with the serialization benefits of 40 Gigabit Ethernet switching make the Cisco Nexus 3016 an ideal switch platform for financial co-locations. This switch supports both forward and reversed airflow schemes with AC and DC power inputs.

Cisco Nexus 3016 Switch -

Figure 1.            

Cisco Nexus 3016 Switch

Main benefits

The Cisco Nexus 3016 provides the following main benefits:

      Ultra-low latency

    The Cisco Nexus 3016 delivers ultra-low nominal latency that enables customers to implement high-performance infrastructures for high-frequency trading workloads. Customers can also achieve faster application performance because of the serialization savings from switching at 40 Gigabit Ethernet speeds.

      Wire-rate Layer 2 and 3 switching on all ports

    Layer 2 and 3 switching of up to 1.2 Terabits per second (Tbps) and more than 950 million packets per second (mpps) is provided in a compact 1RU form-factor switch.

      Purpose-built on Cisco NX-OS operating system with comprehensive, proven innovations

    Virtual PortChannel (vPC) provides Layer 2 multipathing through the elimination of Spanning Tree Protocol and enables fully utilized bisectional bandwidth and simplified Layer 2 logical topologies without the need to change the existing management and deployment models.

    Power On Auto Provisioning (POAP) enables touchless bootup and configuration of the switch, drastically reducing provisioning time.

    Cisco Embedded Event Manager (EEM) and Python scripting enable automation and remote operations in data center.

    Advanced buffer monitoring reports real-time buffer utilization per port and per queue, which allows organizations to monitor traffic bursts and application traffic patterns.

    The 64-way Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP) routing enables Layer 3 fat tree designs and allows organizations to prevent network bottlenecks, increase resiliency, and add capacity with little network disruption.

    Ethanalyzer is a built-in packet analyzer for monitoring and troubleshooting control-plane traffic and is based on the popular Wireshark open source network protocol analyzer.

    Precision Time Protocol (PTP; IEEE 1588) provides accurate clock synchronization and improved data correlation with network captures and system events.

    Full Layer 3 unicast and multicast routing protocol suites are supported, including Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), Protocol Independent Multicast sparse mode (PIM-SM), Source-Specific Multicast (SSM), and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP).

      Network traffic monitoring with Cisco Nexus Data Broker

    Build simple, scalable and cost-effective network tap or Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) aggregation for network traffic monitoring and analysis.


      16 fixed 40 Gigabit Ethernet Enhanced Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable (QSFP+) ports (each QSFP+ port can handle four 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections)

      Locator LED

      Dual redundant power supplies

      Fan tray with redundant fans

      Two 10/100/1000-Mbps management ports

      One RS-232 serial console port

      One USB port

      Locator LED and button

Both forward (port-side exhaust) and reversed (port-side intake) airflow schemes are supported.

Transceiver and cabling options

The Cisco Nexus 3016 has 16 QSFP+ ports. QSFP+ technology allows smooth transition from 10 to 40 Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure in data centers. Each of the Cisco Nexus 3016 Switch’s QSFP+ ports can operate in either native 40 Gigabit Ethernet mode or 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet mode. This switch supports both fiber and copper cabling solutions for these two modes.

For low-cost cabling, copper-based 40-Gbps Twinax cables can be used, and for longer cable reaches, short-reach optical transceivers are excellent. Connectivity can be established from the QSFP ports to 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches or hosts using a splitter cable that has a QSFP transceiver on one end and four SFP+ transceivers on the other end. Similar capability can be achieved on the fiber solution by using QSFP+ SR4 transceivers on both ends and procuring third-party fiber splitter MPO-to-LC cables. Table 1 lists the QSFP transceiver types supported.

Table 1.        Cisco Nexus 3016 QSFP Transceiver Support Matrix

Part Number



QSFP to 4xSFP10G Passive Copper Splitter Cable, 5m


QSFP to 4xSFP10G Passive Copper Splitter Cable, 3m


QSFP to 4xSFP10G Passive Copper Splitter Cable, 1m


40GBASE-CR4 Passive Copper Cable, 5m


40GBASE-CR4 Passive Copper Cable, 3m


40GBASE-CR4 Passive Copper Cable, 1m


40GBASE-SR4 QSFP Transceiver Module with MPO Connector

For more information about the transceiver types, see

Cisco NX-OS Software Overview

Cisco NX-OS is a data center-class operating system built with modularity, resiliency, and serviceability at its foundation. Cisco NX-OS helps ensure continuous availability and sets the standard for mission-critical data center environments. The self-healing and highly modular design of Cisco NX-OS makes zero-impact operations a reality and enables exceptional operation flexibility.

Focused on the requirements of the data center, Cisco NX-OS provides a robust and comprehensive feature set that meets the networking requirements of present and future data centers. With an XML interface and a Command-Line Interface (CLI) like that of Cisco IOS® Software, Cisco NX-OS provides state-of-the-art implementations of relevant networking standards as well as a variety of true data center-class Cisco innovations.

Cisco NX-OS Software Benefits

Table 2 summarizes that benefits that Cisco NX-OS offers.

Table 2.        Benefits of Cisco NX-OS Software



Common software throughout the data center: Cisco NX-OS runs on all Cisco data center switch platforms: Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, 4000, and 1000V Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders.

  Simplification of data center operating environment
  End-to-end Cisco Nexus and Cisco NX-OS fabric
  No retraining necessary for data center engineering and operations teams

Software compatibility: Cisco NX-OS interoperates with Cisco products running any variant of Cisco IOS Software and also with any networking OS that conforms to the networking standards listed as supported in this data sheet.

  Transparent operation with existing network infrastructure
  Open standards
  No compatibility concerns

Modular software design: Cisco NX-OS is designed to support distributed multithreaded processing. Cisco NX-OS modular processes are instantiated on demand, each in a separate protected memory space. Thus, processes are started and system resources allocated only when a feature is enabled. The modular processes are governed by a real-time preemptive scheduler that helps ensure timely processing of critical functions.

  Robust software
  Fault tolerance
  Increased scalability
  Increased network availability

Troubleshooting and diagnostics: Cisco NX-OS is built with unique serviceability functions to enable network operators to take early action based on network trends and events, enhancing network planning and improving Network Operations Center (NOC) and vendor response times. Cisco Smart Call Home and Cisco Online Health Management System (OHMS) are some of the features that enhance the serviceability of Cisco NX-OS.

  Quick problem isolation and resolution
  Continuous system monitoring and proactive notifications
  Improved productivity of operations teams

Ease of management: Cisco NX-OS provides a programmatic XML interface based on the NETCONF industry standard. The Cisco NX-OS XML interface provides a consistent API for devices. Cisco NX-OS also provides support for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Versions 1, 2, and 3 MIBs.

  Rapid development and creation of tools for enhanced management
  Comprehensive SNMP MIB support for efficient remote monitoring

Using the Cisco Nexus Data Broker software and Cisco Plug-in for OpenFlow agent, the Cisco Nexus 3016 Switch can be used to build a scalable, cost-effective, and programmable tap or SPAN aggregation infrastructure. This approach replaces the traditional purpose-built matrix switches with these switches. You can interconnect these switches to build a multilayer topology for tap or SPAN aggregation infrastructure.

  Scalable and cost effective
  Robust traffic filtering capabilities
  Traffic aggregation from multiple input ports across different switches
  Traffic replication and forwarding to multiple monitoring tools

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC): With RBAC, Cisco NX-OS enables administrators to limit access to switch operations by assigning roles to users. Administrators can customize access and restrict it to the users who require it.

  Tight access control mechanism based on user roles
  Improved network device security
  Reduction in network problems arising from human errors

Cisco NX-OS Software Packages for Cisco Nexus 3016

The Cisco NX-OS Software packages available with the Cisco Nexus 3016 offer flexibility and a comprehensive feature set as well as consistency with Cisco Nexus access switches. The default system software has a comprehensive Layer 2 feature set with robust security and management features. To enable Layer 3 IP unicast and multicast routing functions, additional licenses need to be installed. Table 3 summarizes the software packages.

Table 3.        Cisco NX-OS Software Packages Available for Cisco Nexus 3016



System default (no license required)

  Comprehensive Layer 2 feature set: VLAN, IEEE 802.1Q Trunking, Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), vPC, Unidirectional Link Detection (UDLD) (standard and aggressive), Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Spanning Tree Protocol guards, and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) transparent
  Security: Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA); configurable Control-Plane Policing (CoPP): Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) snooping; storm control; and Private VLAN (PVLAN)
  Management features: IEEE 1588 (PTP) boundary clock, Cisco SPAN, Encapsulated Remote SPAN ERSPAN), Cisco Data Center Networking Manager (DCNM) support, console, Secure Shell Version 2 (SSHv2) access, Cisco Discovery Protocol, SNMP, and syslog

Base license

  Layer 3 IP routing: Inter-VLAN Routing (IVR), static routes, RIPv2, Access Control Lists (ACLs), OSPFv2 (limited to 256 routes), EIGRP stub, Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), and Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF)
  Multicast: PIM-SM, SSM, and MSDP

LAN Enterprise license

  Advanced Layer 3 IP routing: OSPFv2, EIGRP, BGP, and Virtual Route Forwarding lite (VRF-lite)

Cisco Nexus Data Broker license

  License for using the tap and SPAN aggregation functions with Cisco Nexus Data Broker; only the Base license is needed for this feature
* The Base license (N3K-BAS1K9) is required to take advantage of LAN Enterprise license (N3K-LAN1K9) features.
* Table 5 later in this document provides a complete feature list.

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

The Cisco Nexus 3016 is supported in Cisco DCNM. Cisco DCNM is designed for hardware platforms enabled for Cisco NX-OS, which consist of the Cisco Nexus Family of products. Cisco DCNM is a Cisco management solution that increases overall data center infrastructure uptime and reliability, hence improving business continuity. Focused on the management requirements of the data center network, Cisco DCNM provides a robust framework and comprehensive feature set that meets the routing, switching, and storage administration needs of present and future data centers. In particular, Cisco DCNM automates the provisioning process, proactively monitors the LAN by detecting performance degradation, secures the network, and streamlines the diagnosis of dysfunctional network elements.

Cisco Nexus Data Broker

The Cisco Nexus 3016 Switch with Cisco Nexus Data Broker can be used to build a scalable and cost-effective traffic monitoring infrastructure using network taps and SPAN. This approach replaces the traditional purpose-built matrix switches with one or more OpenFlow-enabled Cisco Nexus switches. You can interconnect these switches to build a scalable tap or SPAN aggregation infrastructure. You also can combine tap and SPAN sources to bring the copy of the production traffic to this tap or SPAN aggregation infrastructure. In addition, you can distribute these sources and traffic monitoring and analysis tools across multiple Cisco Nexus switches. For more details, visit

Product specifications

Table 4 lists the specifications for the Cisco Nexus 3016, Table 5 lists software features, and Table 6 lists management standards and support.

Table 4.        Specifications




  1RU fixed form-factor switch
  16 QSFP ports; each supports native 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet modes
  2 redundant power supplies
  1 fan tray with redundant fans
  1 I/O module with management, console, and USB flash memory ports


  1.28-Tbps switching capacity
  Forwarding rate of 950 mpps
  Line-rate traffic throughput (both Layer 2 and 3) on all ports
  Configurable Maximum Transmission Units (MTUs) of up to 9216 bytes (jumbo frames)

Hardware tables and scalability

MAC addresses


Number of VLANS


Spanning-tree instances

  RSTP: 512
  MSTP: 64

Access Control List (ACL) entries

2000 ingress

1000 egress

Routing table

16,000 prefixes and 16000 host entries*

8000 multicast routes*

Number of EtherChannels

64 (with vPC)

Number of ports per EtherChannel



9 MB shared

Boot flash memory

2 GB



50 to 60 Hz

Power supply types

AC (forward and reversed airflow)

DC (forward and reversed airflow)

Typical operating power

172 watts (W; with Twinax at 100% load; 2 Power Supply Units [PSUs])

174W (with short-reach optics at 100% load; 2 PSUs)

Maximum power




  Input voltage


100 to 240 VAC

50 to 60 Hz

89 to 91% at 220V


  Input voltage
  Max current


-40 to -72 VDC


85 to 88%

Power supply efficiency

89 to 91% at 220V

Typical heat dissipation

587 BTU/hr (16p with Twinax at 100% load; 2 PSUs)

594 BTU/hr (16p with SR4 optics at 100% load; 2 PSUs)

Maximum heat dissipation

775 BTU/hr


Forward and reversed airflow schemes

Forward airflow: Port-side exhaust (air enters through fan tray and power supplies and exits through ports); supported with AC and DC power supplies

Reversed airflow: Port-side intake (air enters through ports and exits through fan tray and power supplies); supported with AC power supply only

Single fan tray with redundant fans

Hot swappable (must swap within 1 minute)


Measured sound power (maximum)

  Fan speed: 40% duty cycle
  Fan speed: 60% duty cycle
  Fan speed: 100% duty cycle


59.7 dBA

66.4 dBA

71.0 dBA


Dimensions (height x width x depth)

1.72 x 17.3 x 19.7 in. (4.4 x 43.9 x 50.5 cm)


20.5 lb (9.3 kg)

Operating temperature

32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Storage temperature

-40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)

Operating relative humidity

10 to 85% noncondensing

Up to 5 days at maximum (85%) humidity

Recommend ASHRAE data center environment

Storage relative humidity

5 to 95% noncondensing


0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3000m)

* Please refer to Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Verified Scalability Guide documentation for exact scalability numbers validated on specific software releases:

Table 5.        Software features



Layer 2

  Layer 2 switch ports and VLAN trunks
  IEEE 802.1Q VLAN encapsulation
  Support for up to 4096 VLANs
  Rapid Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVRST+) (IEEE 802.1w compatible)
  MSTP (IEEE 802.1s): 64 instances
  Spanning Tree PortFast
  Spanning Tree Root Guard
  Spanning Tree Bridge Assurance
  Cisco EtherChannel technology (up to 16 ports per EtherChannel)
  LACP: IEEE 802.3ad
  Advanced PortChannel hashing based on Layer 2, 3, and 4 information
  Jumbo frames on all ports (up to 9216 bytes)
  Storm control (unicast, multicast, and broadcast)
  Private VLANs

Layer 3

  Layer 3 interfaces: Routed ports on interfaces, Switch Virtual Interfaces (SVIs), PortChannels, and subinterfaces (total: 1024)
  64-way Equal-Cost Multipath (ECMP)
  2000 ingress and 1000 egress ACL entries
  Routing protocols: Static, RIPv2, EIGRP, OSPFv2, and BGP
  Bidirectional Flow Detection (BFD) for BGP
  ACL: Routed ACL with Layer 3 and 4 options to match ingress and egress ACLs
  VRF: VRF-lite (IP VPN), VRF-aware unicast (BGP, OSPF, and RIP), and VRF-aware multicast
  uRPF with ACL; strict and loose modes
  Jumbo frame support (up to 9216 bytes)


Multicast: PIM Version 2 Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) and SSM

Bootstrap router (BSR), Automatic Rendezvous Point (Auto-RP) and Static RP

Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) and Anycast RP

Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) Versions 2, and 3

Quality of Service (QoS)

Layer 2 IEEE 802.1p (Class of Service [CoS])

8 unicast and 4 multicast hardware queues per port

Per-port QoS configuration

CoS trust

Port-based CoS assignment

Modular QoS CLI (MQC) compliance

ACL-based QoS classification (Layers 2, 3, and 4)

MQC CoS marking

Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) marking

Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED)

CoS-based egress queuing

Egress strict-priority queuing

Egress port-based scheduling: Weighted Round-Robin (WRR)

Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN)


  Ingress ACLs (standard and extended) on Ethernet
  Standard and extended Layer 3 to 4 ACLs: IPv4, Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), TCP, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), etc.
  VLAN-based ACLs (VACLs)
  Port-based ACLs (PACLs)
  Named ACLs
  ACLs on virtual terminals (vtys)
  DHCP snooping with Option 82
  Port number in DHCP Option82
  DHCP relay
  Dynamic Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) inspection
  Configurable CoPP

Cisco Nexus Data Broker

  Topology support for tap and SPAN aggregation
  Support for QinQ to tag input source tap and SPAN ports
  Traffic load balancing to multiple monitoring tools
  Traffic filtering based on Layer 1 through Layer 4 header information
  Traffic replication and forwarding to multiple monitoring tools
  Robust RBAC
  Northbound Representational State Transfer (REST) API for all programmability support


  Switch management using 10/100/1000-Mbps management or console ports
  CLI-based console to provide detailed out-of-band management
  In-band switch management
  Locator and beacon LEDs
  Port-based locator and beacon LEDs
  Configurable CoPP
  Configuration rollback
  AAA with RBAC
  Syslog generation on system resources (for example, FIB tables)
  Embedded packet analyzer
  SNMP v1, v2, and v3
  Enhanced SNMP MIB support
  XML (NETCONF) support
  Remote Monitoring (RMON)
  Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for management traffic
  Unified username and passwords across CLI and SNMP
  Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (MS-CHAP)
  Digital certificates for management between switch and RADIUS server
  Cisco Discovery Protocol Versions 1 and 2
  Cisco SPAN on physical, PortChannel, VLAN, and Fibre Channel interfaces
  Ingress and egress packet counters per interface
  PTP (IEEE 1588) boundary clock
  Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  Cisco OHMS
  Comprehensive bootup diagnostic tests
  Cisco Call Home
  Cisco DCNM
  Advanced buffer monitoring

Table 6.        Management and Standards Support



MIB support

Generic MIBs


Ethernet MIBs


Configuration MIBs


Monitoring MIBs


Security MIBs


Miscellaneous MIBs


Layer 3 and Routing MIBs



  IEEE 802.1D: Spanning Tree Protocol
  IEEE 802.1p: CoS Prioritization
  IEEE 802.1Q: VLAN Tagging
  IEEE 802.1s: Multiple VLAN Instances of Spanning Tree Protocol
  IEEE 802.1w: Rapid Reconfiguration of Spanning Tree Protocol
  IEEE 802.3z: Gigabit Ethernet
  IEEE 802.3ad: Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
  IEEE 802.3ae: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  IEEE 802.1ab: LLDP
  IEEE 1588-2008: Precision Time Protocol (Boundary Clock)



  RFC 1997: BGP Communities Attribute
  RFC 2385: Protection of BGP Sessions with the TCP MD5 Signature Option
  RFC 2439: BGP Route Flap Damping
  RFC 2519: A Framework for Inter-Domain Route Aggregation
  RFC 2545: Use of BGPv4 Multiprotocol Extensions
  RFC 2858: Multiprotocol Extensions for BGPv4
  RFC 3065: Autonomous System Confederations for BGP
  RFC 3392: Capabilities Advertisement with BGPv4
  RFC 4271: BGPv4
  RFC 4273: BGPv4 MIB: Definitions of Managed Objects for BGPv4
  RFC 4456: BGP Route Reflection
  RFC 4486: Subcodes for BGP Cease Notification Message
  RFC 4724: Graceful Restart Mechanism for BGP
  RFC 4893: BGP Support for Four-Octet AS Number Space


  RFC 2328: OSPF Version 2
  8431RFC 3101: OSPF Not-So-Stubby-Area (NSSA) Option
  RFC 3137: OSPF Stub Router Advertisement
  RFC 3509: Alternative Implementations of OSPF Area Border Routers
  RFC 3623: Graceful OSPF Restart
  RFC 4750: OSPF Version 2 MIB


  RFC 1724: RIPv2 MIB Extension
  RFC 2082: RIPv2 MD5 Authentication
  RFC 2453: RIP Version 2
  IP Services
  RFC 768: User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  RFC 783: Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
  RFC 791: IP
  RFC 792: ICMP
  RFC 793: TCP
  RFC 826: ARP
  RFC 854: Telnet
  RFC 959: FTP
  RFC 1027: Proxy ARP
  RFC 1305: Network Time Protocol (NTP) Version 3
  RFC 1519: Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR)
  RFC 1542: BootP Relay
  RFC 1591: Domain Name System (DNS) Client
  RFC 1812: IPv4 Routers
  RFC 2131: DHCP Helper
  RFC 2338: VRRP

IP Multicast

  RFC 2236: Internet Group Management Protocol, version 2
  RFC 3376: Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 3
  RFC 3446: Anycast Rendezvous Point Mechanism Using PIM and MSDP
  RFC 3569: An Overview of SSM
  RFC 3618: Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
  RFC 4601: Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM): Protocol Specification (Revised)
  RFC 4607: Source-Specific Multicast for IP
  RFC 4610: Anycast-RP using PIM
  RFC 5132: IP Multicast MIB

Software requirements

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches are supported by Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.0 and later. Cisco NX-OS interoperates with any networking OS, including Cisco IOS Software, that conforms to the networking standards mentioned in this data sheet.

Regulatory standards compliance

Table 7 summarizes regulatory standards compliance for the Cisco Nexus 3000 Series.

Table 7.        Regulatory standards compliance: Safety and EMC



Regulatory compliance

  Products should comply with CE Markings per directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC


  UL 60950-1 Second Edition
  CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
  EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  AS/NZS 60950-1

EMC: Emissions

  47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  CISPR22 Class A
  EN55022 Class A
  ICES003 Class A
  VCCI Class A
  KN22 Class A
  CNS13438 Class A

EMC: Immunity


Ordering information

Table 8 provides ordering information for the Cisco Nexus 3016.

Table 8.        Ordering information

Part Number




Nexus 3016, 16 QSFP+ ports, 1RU switch


Nexus 3064 Fan Module, Forward airflow (port side exhaust)


Nexus 3064 Fan Module, Reversed airflow (port side intake)


N2K/3K 400W AC Power Supply, Forward airflow (port side exhaust)


N2K/3K 400W AC Power Supply, Reversed airflow (port side intake)


N2K/3K 400W DC Power Supply, Forward airflow (port side exhaust)


N3K Series 350W DC Power Supply, Reversed airflow (port side intake)

Software Licenses


Nexus 3000 Layer 3 Base License


Nexus 3000 Layer 3 LAN Enterprise License (Requires N3K-BAS1K9 License)


License for Tap/SPAN aggregation using Cisco Nexus Data Broker



Nexus 3064 Fan Module, Forward airflow (port side exhaust), Spare


Nexus 3064 Fan Module, Reversed airflow (port side intake), Spare


N2K/3K 400W AC Power Supply, Forward airflow (port side exhaust), Spare


N2K/3K 400W AC Power Supply, Reversed airflow (port side intake). Spare


N2K/3K 400W DC Power Supply, Forward airflow (port side exhaust), Spare


N3K Series 350W DC Power Supply, Reversed airflow (port side intake), Spare


Nexus 3064PQ Accessory Kit



Nexus 3016, AC, Forward Airflow (port side exhaust), Base and LAN Ent Lic Bundle


Nexus 3016, AC, Reversed Airflow (port side intake), Base and LAN Ent Lic Bundle


Nexus 3016, DC, Forward Airflow (port side exhaust), Base and LAN Ent Lic Bundle


Nexus 3016, DC, Reversed Airflow (port side intake), Base and LAN Ent Lic Bundle

Cables and Optics


40GBASE-SR4 QSFP Transceiver Module with MPO Connector


40GBASE-CR4 Passive Copper Cable, 1m


40GBASE-CR4 Passive Copper Cable, 3m


40GBASE-CR4 Passive Copper Cable, 5m


QSFP to 4xSFP10G Passive Copper Splitter Cable, 1m


QSFP to 4xSFP10G Passive Copper Splitter Cable, 3m


QSFP to 4xSFP10G Passive Copper Splitter Cable, 5m

Service and Support

Cisco offers a wide range of services to help accelerate your success in deploying and optimizing the Cisco Nexus 3000 Series in your data center. The innovative Cisco Services offerings are delivered through a unique combination of people, processes, tools, and partners and are focused on helping you increase operation efficiency and improve your data center network. Cisco Advanced Services uses an architecture-led approach to help you align your data center infrastructure with your business goals and achieve long-term value. Cisco SMARTnet® Service helps you resolve mission-critical problems with direct access at any time to Cisco network experts and award-winning resources. With this service, you can take advantage of the Cisco Smart Call Home service capability, which offers proactive diagnostics and real-time alerts on your Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches. Spanning the entire network lifecycle, Cisco Services helps increase investment protection, optimize network operations, support migration operations, and strengthen your IT expertise.

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