Interconnection Solutions for Cisco Nexus 3500 Series Switches

Interconnection Solutions for Cisco Nexus 3500 Series Switches

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Cisco Nexus 3000 series switch has been introduced in April 2011 to provide line-rate layer 2 and layer 3 performance. This series is designed to be low-latency, flexible, high-density and power-efficient to meet current needs in data centers. It also includes various models as Cisco Nexus 3048 switch, Cisco Nexus 3100 platform switches, Cisco Nexus 3100-V platform switches, Cisco Nexus 3200 platform switches and Cisco Nexus 3500 series switches. This post will mainly introduce the Cisco Nexus 3500 series switches and their applicable interconnection solutions.

Description of Cisco Nexus 3500 Platform

Cisco Nexus 3500 platform uses the Cisco Algo Boost technology to achieve excellent Layer 2 and 3 switching latencies of less than 200 nanoseconds. With the help of Algo Boost technology, Cisco Nexus 3500 can perform hitless NAT (Network Address Translation) for IPv4 unicast routed packets without incurring any additional latency. Cisco Nexus 3500 is also available for active buffer monitoring to speed up the collection of buffer utilization data in hardware. The traffic mirroring function of Cisco Nexus 3500 helps to enhance the switch capability for both network troubleshooting and in-service network monitoring.

Model Configurations

There are two kinds of configurations for Cisco Nexus 3500 series switches. Cisco Nexus 3548 (as shown in the picture) is the compact 1RU switch containing 48 fixed SFP+ ports for 1, 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. It enables the total switching capacity of 960 Gbps. Similarly, Cisco Nexus 3524 has the identical hardware as Cisco Nexus 3548. However, its software license is different from Cisco Nexus 3548 which only allows the operating of 24 ports. And its switching capacity is only 480 Gbps. If you want to active all the 48 ports of Cisco Nexus 3524, another license is required to enable the rest 24 ports.

cisco nexus 3500

Cisco Nexus 3548x and 3524x are the next generation switches. They keep the basic hardware structure as the previous generation, but consume 25 percent less power. They also introduce powerful hardware-based multicast NAT and latency monitoring capabilities and a second USB port for easier manageability.

Three Configurable Modes of Cisco Nexus 3500

For the low latency of Cisco Nexus 3500, there are three configurable modes. First is the normal mode. This mode is excellent for environments needing low latency and high scalability. Second is the warp mode. It is efficient for customers with smaller environments who demand the lowest latencies. Last mode is the warp SPAN. It is used when a stream of traffic in the entering port simply needs to be copied to a list of outgoing ports as quickly as possible without processing or modification. The following picture shows the warp mode hardware data path.

Warp Mode Hardware Data Path

Interconnection Solutions

FS.COM provides a series of high-quality interconnection solutions with 100% compatibility for Cisco Nexus 3500 series switches, you may check the following tables to find the suitable optics.

SFP Transceivers
#ID Description Interface Cable Type
11773 Cisco GLC-T Compatible 1000BASE-T SFP Copper RJ-45 100m Transceiver RJ-45 Cat 5
11774 Cisco GLC-SX-MM Compatible 1000BASE-SX SFP 850nm 550m Transceiver LC duplex MMF
22138 Cisco GLC-SX-MMD Compatible 1000BASE-SX SFP 850nm 550m DOM Transceiver LC duplex MMF
11775 Cisco GLC-LH-SM Compatible 1000BASE-LX/LH SFP 1310nm 10km Transceiver LC duplex MMF/SMF
22139 Cisco GLC-LH-SMD Compatible 1000BASE-LX/LH SFP 1310nm 10km DOM Transceiver LC duplex MMF/SMF
SFP+ Transceivers
#ID Description Interface Cable Type
11552 Cisco SFP-10G-SR Compatible 10GBASE-SR SFP+ 850nm 300m DOM Transceiver LC duplex MMF
11555 Cisco SFP-10G-LR Compatible 10GBASE-LR SFP+ 1310nm 10km DOM Transceiver LC duplex MMF
45563 Cisco DWDM-SFP10G Compatible 10G DWDM SFP+ DOM Transceiver LC duplex MMF
SFP+ Cables
#ID Description
30849 1m Cisco SFP-H10GB-CU1M Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive DAC
30862 3m Cisco SFP-H10GB-CU3M Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive DAC
30863 5m Cisco SFP-H10GB-CU5M Compatible 10G SFP+ Passive DAC
36609 7m Cisco SFP-H10GB-ACU7M Compatible 10G SFP+ Active DAC
40110 10m Cisco SFP-H10GB-ACU10M Compatible 10G SFP+ Active DAC
QSFP+ Cables
#ID Description
30894 1m Cisco QSFP-4SFP10G-CU1M Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Passive Breakout DAC
30903 3m Cisco QSFP-4SFP10G-CU3M Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Passive Breakout DAC
30904 5m Cisco QSFP-4SFP10G-CU5M Compatible 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ Passive Breakout DAC
Conclusion

Cisco Nexus 3500 series switches are designed to extend the versatility of Cisco Nexus 3000 family with extremely low latency in 1, 10 and 40 Gigabit Networks. FS.COM offers all the compatible transceivers and cables listed above. Please visit www.fs.com or contact us via sales@fs.com for more information.

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