Cisco Nexus 3548 – (N3K-C3548) switches

Cisco Nexus 3548 (N3K-C3548) series switches was announced in 2012.
Based on Cisco Monticello.

Here you can read about Cisco Nexus N3K-C3548 architecture.

Based on Spirent test, switch is compliant with RFC2544.
Have no IPv6 support.
Have one interesting feature – can form native 40G from 4х 10G, with breakout cable.

  • 960 Gbps switching capacity ( 480 Gbps for C3524)
  • Forwarding rate of up to 720 Mpps (360 Mpps for C3524)
  • Line-rate traffic throughput (both Layer 2 and 3) on all ports

In Cisco Nexus 3548 line was 3 generations, here they are listed in release order:

Switch modelPorts layoutSystem memoryBoot flash
Cisco N3K-C3524P-10G48 SFP+ ( 24 enabled)2 GB2 GB
Cisco N3K-C3548P-10G48 SFP+2 GB2 GB
Cisco N3K-C3524P-10GX48 SFP+ ( 24 enabled)4 GB4 GB
Cisco N3K-C3548P-10GX48 SFP+4 GB4 GB
Cisco N3K-C3524P-XL48 SFP+ ( 24 enabled)16 GB16 GB
Cisco N3K-C3548P-XL48 SFP+16 GB16 GB