Configuration - 48 fixed 10/100/1000-Mbps Ethernet ports - 4 fixed Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) ports - Locator LED - Single DC power supply - Fan tray with redundant fans - Two 10/100/1000-Mbps management ports - One RS-232 serial console port - One USB port - Locator LED and button
The Cisco Nexus 3048 provides the following main benefits:
? Wire-rate Layer 2 and 3 switching ? Layer 2 and 3 switching of up to 176 Gigabit per second (Gbps) and more than 132 million packets per second (mpps) in a compact 1RU form-factor switch ? Robust and purpose-built Cisco NX-OS operating system for end-to-end Cisco Nexus fabric ? Transparent integration with the Cisco Nexus family of switches to provide a consistent end-to-end Cisco Nexus fabric ? Modular operating system built for resiliency ? Integration with Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) and XML management tools ? Comprehensive feature set and innovations for next-generation data centers ? 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 the 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). ? Network traffic monitoring with Cisco Nexus Data Broker ? Build simple, scalable and cost-effective network tap or Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) aggregation for network traffic monitoring and analysis.