Maximize Network Performance of 32 Ports Switch
The Cisco N3K-C3132C-Z Nexus 3132c-z switch is a high-performance, L3 managed switch designed for data center and high-performance computing environments. The switch features 32 ports of 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, providing high-bandwidth connectivity for demanding applications. The switch supports a variety of protocols, including IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS, making it ideal for multi-protocol environments.
To maximize network performance, the Cisco N3K-C3132C-Z switch uses a number of advanced technologies, including Quality of Service (QoS), Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), and Virtual Port Channel (vPC). These technologies ensure that network traffic is handled efficiently and effectively, providing reliable connectivity and fast performance.
The switch also supports Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), which provides a programmable, automated, and policy-driven infrastructure for data center networks. With ACI, network administrators can easily manage and control network resources, ensuring that applications receive the resources they need to run optimally.
Additionally, the switch supports virtualization technologies, such as VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, making it ideal for virtualized data center environments. The switch is also designed to meet the demands of big data and cloud computing, providing scalable and flexible networking solutions for these demanding environments.
Reliable Network Connectivity of Nexus Switch
The Cisco N3K-C3132C-Z Nexus 3132c-z 100 Gigabit Qsfp28 L3 Managed 32 Ports Switch provides reliable network connectivity for businesses and organizations. This switch is equipped with 32 Qsfp28 ports that can support 100 Gigabit Ethernet, providing high-speed connectivity for multiple devices.
Additionally, the N3K-C3132C-Z is a layer 3 managed switch, which means that it has advanced routing capabilities and can make intelligent forwarding decisions based on network protocols and policies. This level of management helps ensure that data is being sent and received quickly and accurately, contributing to a stable network environment.
Cisco is known for its quality and reliability, and the N3K-C3132C-Z switch is no exception. The switch has been designed with robust hardware and software features that help ensure a reliable network. For example, it supports redundant power supplies, allowing the switch to continue operating even if one power supply fails. It also supports non-disruptive software upgrades, allowing administrators to make changes to the switch without disrupting network traffic.
Monitoring Network Traffic
The Cisco N3K-C3132C-Z Nexus 3132c-z switch provides a comprehensive solution for monitoring network traffic. The switch is equipped with 32 100 Gigabit QSFp28 ports that allow for efficient network monitoring. The switch is L3 managed, which means that it can be configured to monitor traffic at the network layer.
To monitor network traffic, the switch has various tools that can be used to view network statistics. For example, the switch has a command-line interface (CLI) that allows administrators to view real-time statistics, such as bandwidth utilization and packet count. This information can be used to identify areas of high traffic and to troubleshoot network performance issues.
In addition to the CLI, the switch also has a graphical user interface (GUI) that provides a more user-friendly way to monitor network traffic. The GUI provides a visual representation of network statistics, including bandwidth utilization, packet count, and errors. This allows administrators to easily identify network performance issues and to quickly respond to them.
Another tool for monitoring network traffic is the switch's support for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). SNMP is a standard protocol for monitoring and managing network devices. The switch can be configured to send SNMP traps, which are notifications of network events, to an SNMP management system. This allows administrators to receive real-time alerts of network performance issues.
General Information about this Cisco N3K-C3132C-Z
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Part Number or SKU# N3K-C3132C-Z
- Product Type: Managed Switch
Technical Information for Managed Switch
- Ports: Switch 32 Ports L3 Managed 100 Gigabit Qsfp28
- Enclosure Type : Rack-mountable 1u
- Subtype: 100 Gigabit Ethernet
Performance of 100 Gigabit Ethernet Switch
- Switching capacity: 6.4 TBPS
Expansion / Connectivity of Layer3 Switch
- 32 X 100gbase-x Qsfp28
- 2 X 10gbase-x Sfp
- 1 X Console Rj-45
- 1 X Management Rj-45/sfp
- 1 X Usb
- Bootp Support, Syslog Support, Spanning Tree Protocol (stp) Support, Access Control List (acl) Support, Virtual Route Forwarding-lite (vrf-lite), Uni-directional Link Detection (udld), Rapid Per-vlan Spanning Tree Plus (pvrst+), Dhcp Relay, Link Aggregation Control Protocol (lacp), Management Information Base (mib), Stp Portfast, Class Of Service (cos), Virtual Portchannel (vpc) Technology, Virtual Private Lan Service (vpls), Control Plane Protection (copp), Virtual Extensible Lan (vxlan), Role-based Access Control (rbac), Source-specific Multicast (ssm), Cisco Discovery Protocol, Spanning-tree Root Guard (strg), Authentication, Authorization And Accounting (aaa), Dns Client, Power On Auto Provisioning (poap), Top-of-rack (tor), Proxy Arp, Switched Port Analyzer (span), Encapsulated Remote Span (erspan), Embedded Event Manager (eem), Vlan Tagging, Q-in-q Tunneling, Online Health Management System (ohms), Beacon Led
- Routing Protocol: OSPF, BGP-4, RIP-2, BGP, EIGRP, IGMPv2, HSRP, IGMP, VRRP, OSPFv2, PIM-SM, IGMPv3, GRE, MSDP, ECMP, MPLS, CIDR, MSTP, RSTP, STP, NTPv3
- Remote Management Protocol: SNMP 2, SNMP, RMON, Telnet, SNMP 3, TFTP, SSH-2, CLI, NETCONF, NTP, ICMP, DHCP, IPv4, IPv6, JSON, RSTP
- Power Device : Internal Power Supply (not Installed) - Hot-plug
- Max Supported Qty : 2
- Power Redundancy : Optional
- IPv4 routes (Unicast): 24000 IPv4 hosts: 168000 IPv4 routes (Multicast): 4096 Virtual interfaces (VLANs): 4096 ACL entries: 4096 RSTP instances: 512 MSTP instances: 64 Packet buffer size: 32 MB
Dimension and Weight
- Width: 17.3 Inch
- Depth: 18.5 Inch
- Height: 1.7 Inch
- Weight: 13.8 LBS
- Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), IEEE 802.1w, IEEE 802.3ae, IEEE 802.1s, IEEE 802.1ab (LLDP), IEEE 802.3ba, IEEE 802.1AX
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Different Types of Switches
Networking switches vary widely depending on the number of devices they can support, network bandwidth/speed, and form factor. Switches for small offices will have anything between 4 and 8 ports and can fit on a desk. For larger office network implementation, switches may have 24 ports, 48 ports, 96 ports, and 128 ports and are rack-mountable between 1U and 4U. Switches come in different types depending on the network speed and tasks they support. These include 40/100 Gbps, 10 Gigabit (up to 10000 Mbps), Gigabit Ethernet (up to 1000 Mbps), Power over Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps).
The unmanaged switches offer fixed configurations on a plug-and-play basis. It is the most basic switch and there are a few choices in the market. These switches are affordable, but the basic features make them inappropriate for enterprise applications.
The number of features and level of functionality improves with managed switches, making them ideal for enterprise and business applications. These switches are built with the command-line interface for ease of configuration. Equally, they support SNMP agents that come in handy when troubleshooting network issues.
The security on managed switches is better and will protect different types of traffic. Other features include support for virtual LANs, IP routing, and quality of service settings. Managed switches are more expensive compared to all other types of switches.
Smart switches refer to switches that possess more features than those unmanaged switches but do not have the full features of managed switches. Smart switches are more cost-effective than managed switches.
Some of the limitations of the smart switches are a lack of telnet access support, Web GUIs, and a lack of many features for VLANs. They are affordable compared to a fully managed switch and are suitable for a smaller computer network.
Modular switches allow the addition of expansion modules as the network expands. The expansion modules allow for more networked devices but are application-specific. They may include wireless access points, firewalls, or network analysis tools. The flexibility of a modular networking switch comes at a higher cost.
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