Cisco Nexus 3172 (N3K-C3172) series switches was announced in 2013.
Based on BCM56850 StrataXGS® Trident2.
Here you can read about Cisco Nexus 3172 architecture.
- 1.4-Tbps switching capacity
- Forwarding rate of up to 1 bpps
- Line-rate traffic throughput (both Layer 2 and 3) on all ports
N3K-C3172 supporting VXVLAN BGP EVPN from NX-OS version 7.0(3)I4(1)
This switches can work in N3K mode or in N9K mode.
In N9K mode switch will follow N9K license model.
Licenses in N3K mode:
|Base license (N3K-BAS1K9)||● Static routing|
● EIGRP stub
● OSPFv2 (limited routes)
● PIMv2 (sparse mode)
|LAN Enterprise license||● OSPF (unlimited routes)|
● EIGRP (unlimited routes)
● Policy-Based Routing
● Generic routing encapsulation (GRE) tunnels
● Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) Source-Specific Multicast (SSM) mode
● VXLAN bridging with BGP eVPN control plane ( c софта 7.0(3)I4(1) )
The Layer 3 Base Services Package license is a prerequisite for the Layer 3 Enterprise Services Package license on Cisco Nexus 3000 and 3100 Series switches, except the Cisco Nexus 3164Q, 31128PQ, 3232C, and 3264Q switches and the Cisco Nexus 3100-V Series switches.
Here is a list of 6 models in N3K-3172 line, they have some difference in specifications:
|Switch model||Ports layout||System memory||Boot flash|
|Cisco N3K-C3172PQ-10GE||48 SFP+ и 6 QSFP+||4 GB||2 GB|
|Cisco N3K-C3172PQ-XL||48 SFP+ и 6 QSFP+||8 GB||16 GB|
|Cisco N3K-C3172TQ-10GT||48 10G BASE-T и 6 QSFP+||4 GB||2 GB|
|Cisco N3K-C3172TQ-32T||32(48 need lic) 10G BASE-T и 6 QSFP+||4 GB||2 GB|
|Cisco N3K-C3172TQ-XL||48 10G BASE-T и 6 QSFP+||8 GB||16 GB|
|Cisco N3K-C31128PQ-10GE||96 SFP+ и 8 QSFP+||64 GB SSD|