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Cisco Nexus 3016 Switch

High performance, ultra-low-latency ethernet switch.

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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.
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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.
  • EtherAnalyzer 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).
Manufacturer Cisco
Part No. c3016
Width 439
Height 44
Depth 505
Weight [Kg] 9.30
Bandwidth 960 Mpps forwarding rate
Host OS Support Cisco NX-OS
Switching Capacity 1.28 Tbps switching capacity
Ports 16 QSFP ports, 2 MGMT, 1 Console
LAN Socket(s) Max. 4,096 VLANs