Performance and Scalability
The N3K-C3172-BD-L3 Cisco Nexus 3172PQ switch is a high-performance, low-latency, layer 3 switch designed for data center and enterprise environments. The switch is built on a scalable and modular architecture, which allows it to deliver high performance and throughput for both high-speed access and high-speed aggregation.
The N3K-C3172-BD-L3 switch offers high-performance capabilities with a switching capacity of up to 1.44 Tbps, which allows for high-speed traffic handling. It also features 72 fixed 40-Gigabit Ethernet (GE) QSFP+ ports, which provide high-density connectivity for servers and storage devices. Additionally, the switch supports a wide range of advanced features, including Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding, virtual PortChannel (vPC) technology, and access control lists (ACLs).
The N3K-C3172-BD-L3 switch is designed to be highly scalable, with support for up to 2304 virtual interfaces (VLANs). It also supports a wide range of protocols, including Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), which enable it to scale to meet the needs of even the largest data center environments.
The switch is also highly modular, with support for hot-swappable power supplies and fans, which allows for easy upgrades and maintenance. Additionally, the switch supports Cisco's Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) software, which provides a single management interface for multiple switches and helps to simplify the management of large-scale data center networks.
In terms of airflow, the N3K-C3172-BD-L3 switch is available in both front-to-back (airflow direction from front to back) and back-to-front (airflow direction from back to front) configurations, allowing it to be deployed in a variety of different data center environments.
Network Security Features
The N3K-C3172-BD-L3 Cisco Systems Nexus 3172PQ is a high-performance, low-latency, and energy-efficient switch that is designed for data center environments. It offers a range of network security features that ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data. Some of the key network security features of this switch are:
- Access Control Lists (ACLs): ACLs are used to control traffic flow on the network. They allow or deny access to network resources based on defined rules.
- Port Security: This feature allows you to restrict access to specific ports on the switch. It prevents unauthorized access to the network by limiting the number of MAC addresses that can be learned on a port.
- Secure Shell (SSH): SSH is a secure protocol that is used to access the switch remotely. It encrypts all data exchanged between the switch and the client, preventing eavesdropping and data tampering.
- Network Address Translation (NAT): NAT is used to translate private IP addresses into public IP addresses. It helps to protect the internal network from unauthorized access by hiding the actual IP addresses.
- Virtual Private Network (VPN): VPN is used to create a secure connection between remote networks. It encrypts all data exchanged over the network, preventing eavesdropping and data tampering.
- Spanning Tree Protocol (STP): STP is used to prevent network loops that can cause network failures. It ensures that only one path is active at a time, and it disables the redundant paths.
- Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): LACP is used to combine multiple physical links into a single logical link. It provides increased bandwidth and redundancy, and it ensures that the network remains available in case of link failure.
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP): DHCP is used to automatically assign IP addresses to devices on the network. It ensures that all devices have a unique IP address, and it reduces the risk of IP address conflicts.
Management and Configuration Options
The N3K-C3172-BD-L3 Cisco Systems Nexus 3172PQ is a high-performance, low-latency switch that offers advanced management and configuration options. It is designed to support the requirements of modern data center environments and can handle high-density, high-bandwidth applications.
- CLI (Command Line Interface) - This is the most commonly used management option for network engineers. It offers a powerful set of commands that can be used to configure and manage the switch.
- GUI (Graphical User Interface) - The GUI offers an intuitive interface for managing and configuring the switch. It is useful for users who are not familiar with the CLI.
- SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) - SNMP can be used to monitor the performance and health of the switch. It allows network administrators to receive notifications about critical events and take corrective action.
- Syslog - Syslog can be used to capture and store system messages. This is useful for troubleshooting issues and analyzing the performance of the switch.
- VLANs - The switch supports up to 4096 VLANs, which can be used to segment the network and improve performance.
- Link aggregation - The switch supports Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) and can be used to create link aggregation groups for increased bandwidth and redundancy.
- Quality of Service (QoS) - The switch supports QoS and can be used to prioritize traffic and ensure that critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth.
- Access control - The switch supports various access control features, including MAC filtering, port security, and DHCP snooping.
- Manufacturer Cisco Systems, Inc
- Manufacturer Part Number N3K-C3172-BD-L3
- Brand Name Cisco
- Product Line Nexus
- Product Series 3000
- Product Model 3172PQ
- Product Name Nexus 3172PQ Layer 3 Switch
- Product Type Layer 3 Switch
- Uplink Port No
- Modular Yes
- Stack Port No
- Port/Expansion Slot Details 48 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
- Port/Expansion Slot Details 6 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
- Media Type Supported Twisted Pair
- Media Type Supported Optical Fiber
- Ethernet Technology 40 Gigabit Ethernet
- Ethernet Technology 10 Gigabit Ethernet
- Network Technology 40GBase-X
- Network Technology 10GBase-X
- Number of Total Expansion Slots 54
- Expansion Slot Type SFP+
- Expansion Slot Type QSFP+
- Number of SFP+ Slots 48
Network & Communication
- Layer Supported 3
- Management & Protocols
- Manageable Yes
- Power Source Power Supply
- Redundant Power Supply Supported Yes
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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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