New, Cisco Nexus 3600 Models-C36180YC-R and 3636C-R

Besides the main five platforms of 3000 Series, 3100 Series, 3100V Series, 3200 Series and 3500 Series, the Cisco Nexus 3000 Series has added new models: 3600 Series.

The Cisco Nexus 3600 consists of two models: Nexus C36180YC-R (Released 08, SEP, 2017) and the latest Nexus 3636C-R.

  1. The Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R is a high-speed, high-density, 1, 10, 25, 40, or 100 Gigabit Ethernet switch designed for data center aggregation.
  2. The Cisco Nexus 3636C-R switch is a high-speed, high-density 10-, 25-, 40-, or 100-Gigabit Ethernet (GE) switch designed for the data center spine.

The large buffers and routing table sizes of the Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R and 3636C-R also make these two switches an alternative for a wide range of applications, such as IP storage, Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), big data, and edge routing.

Both C36180YC-R and 3636C-R come in a compact 1-Rack-Unit (1RU) form factor and provides extensive Layer 2 and Layer 3 functions. It is part of the R-Series family and runs industry-leading Cisco NX-OS Software.

The comprehensive programmability features enable organizations to run today’s applications while also preparing them for demanding and changing application needs. The Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R and Nexus 3636C-R support both forward and reverse (port-side exhaust and port-side intake) airflow schemes with AC and DC power inputs.

The Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R is a Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) and Quad SFP (QSFP) switch with 48 SFP and 6 QSFP28 ports. Each SFP port can operate at 1, 10, or 25 Gigabit Ethernet and each QSFP28 can operate at 100 or 40 Gigabit Ethernet or in a breakout cable configuration (You can refer to the software release note and optics support page for more details). 6 QSFP28 ports can supports the IEEE 802.1ae MAC Security (MACSec) standard.

Nexus C36180YC-R

 

Nexus 3636C-R

 

Configuration ● 48 ports 1, 10, or 25 Gigabit Ethernet SFP

● 6 ports 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28. All the 6 ports support wire-rate MACSec encryption.

● Locator LED

● Environment LED

● Status LED

● Dual redundant power supplies

● One 10-, 100-, or 1000-Mbps management port (cooper or fiber)

● One RS-232 serial console port

● One USB port

● 36 QSFP28 ports operating at 40 or 100 Gigabit Ethernet

● 8 ports that can be used for MACSec

● Locator LED

● Environment LED

● Status LED

● Dual redundant power supplies

● 3 redundant fans

● One 10-, 100-, or 1000-Mbps management port (copper or fiber)

● One RS-232 serial console port

● One USB port

Main Benefits-The Cisco Nexus C36180YC-R provides the following:
  • Wire-rate Layer 2 and 3 switching on all ports, with up to 3.6 Terabits per second (Tbps) and up to 1.67 billion packets per second (bpps)
  • Programmability, with support for Cisco NX-API, Linux containers, Extensible Markup Language (XML), and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), the OpenStack plug-in, Python, and Puppet and Chef configuration and automation tools
  • High performance and scalability with a 6-core CPU, 32 GB of DRAM, and 8 GB of dynamic buffer allocation, making the switch excellent for massively scalable data centers and big data applications
  • Flexibility:

◦     Both fiber and copper cabling solutions are available for 1-, 10-, 25-, 40-, 50-, and 100-Gbps connectivity, including Active Optical Cable (AOC) and Direct-Attached Cable (DAC)

◦     The QSFP28 ports can be configured to work as 4 x 25-Gbps or 4 x 10-Gbps ports

  • High availability:

◦     Virtual PortChannel (vPC) technology provides Layer 2 multipathing by eliminating the Spanning Tree Protocol. It also enables fully used bisectional bandwidth and simplified Layer 2 logical topologies without the need to change the existing management and deployment models

◦     Advanced maintenance capabilities include hot and cold patching and Graceful Insertion and Removal (GIR) mode

◦     The switch uses hot-swappable Power-Supply Units (PSUs) and fans

  • NX-OS operating system with comprehensive, proven innovations:

◦     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

◦     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

◦     Complete 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)

Main benefits-The Cisco Nexus 3636C-R switch provides:
  • Wire-rate Layer 2 and 3 switching on all ports* with up to 7.2 Terabits per second (Tbps) and up to 3.34 billion packets per second (bpps)
  • Programmability with support for the Cisco NX-API, Linux containers, XML, and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) APIs, the OpenStack plug-in, Python, and Puppet and Chef configuration and automation tools
  • High performance and scalability with an 8-core CPU, 32 GB of DRAM, and 16 GB of dynamic buffer allocation, making the switch excellent for massively scalable data centers and big-data applications
  • MACSec capability
  • Higher TCAM capability
  • Flexibility:

◦     Fiber cabling solutions are available for 10-, 25-, 40-, 50-, and 100-Gbps connectivity, including Active Optical Cable (AOC) and Direct-Attached Cable (DAC).

◦     Configurable QSFP28 Uplinks to work  as 4 x 25-Gbps or 4 x 10-Gbps port.

  • High availability:

◦     Virtual Port Channel (VPC) technology provides Layer 2 multipathing by eliminating the Spanning Tree Protocol. It also enables fully used bisectional bandwidth and simplified Layer 2 logical topologies without the need to change the existing management and deployment models.

◦     Advanced maintenance capabilities include hot and cold patching and Graceful Insertion and Removal (GIR) mode.

◦     The switch uses hot-swappable Power-Supply Units (PSUs) and fans.

  • NX-OS operating system with comprehensive, proven innovations:

◦     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.

◦     EtherAnalyzer is a built-in packet analyzer for monitoring and troubleshooting control-plane traffic that is based on the popular Wireshark open-source network protocol analyzer.

◦     Complete 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).

Cisco 100-Gigabit Transceiver Modules for Nexus 3600 Series
Cisco Nexus 3600 Series
Network Device Transceiver Model Minimum Software Release Required
DOM Support Software Release
N3K-C36180YC-R QSFP-100G-SR4-S
QSFP-100G-LR4-S
QSFP-100G-PSM4-S
NX-7.0(3)F3(1) NX-7.0(3)F3(1)
QSFP-100G-AOC5M
QSFP-100G-AOC10M
N3K-C3636C-R QSFP-100G-SR4-S
QSFP-100G-PSM4-S
QSFP-100G-LR4-S
NX-OS 7.0(3)F3(4) NX-OS 7.0(3)F3(4)
QSFP-100G-AOC5M
QSFP-100G-AOC10M
 25-Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Modules for N3K-C36180YC-R
Platform Switch or Module Transceiver Model Minimum Software Release Required
DOM Support Software Release
Cisco Nexus 3000 Series N3K-C36180YC-R SFP-H25G-CU1M
SFP-H25G-CU2M
SFP-H25G-CU3M*
SFP-H25G-CU5M**
NX-OS 7.0(3)F3(1)
 Cisco 10-Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Modules for N3K-C36180YC-R
Cisco Nexus 3600 SeriesN3K-C36180YC-R
Network Device Transceiver Model Minimum Software Release Required
DOM Support Software Release
N3K-C36180YC-R SFP-10G-SR
SFP-10G-LR
NX-7.0(3)F3(1) NX-7.0(3)F3(1)
SFP-10G-AOC3M

*Host side needs to support/enable at least FC-FEC.

**Host side needs to support/enable RS-FEC

Cisco 40-Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Modules for Cisco Nexus 3600 Series
Cisco Nexus 3600 Series
Network Device Transceiver Model Minimum Software Release Required
DOM Support Software Release
N3K-C36180YC-R QSFP-40G-LR4
QSFP-40G-LR4-S
NX-7.0(3)F3(1) NX-7.0(3)F3(1)
QSFP-40G-SR-BD
QSFP-H40G-AOC3M
QSFP-H40G-AOC5M
QSFP-H40G-AOC10M
N3K-C3636C-R QSFP-40G-LR4
QSFP-40G-LR4-S
QSFP-40G-ER4
QSFP-40G-SR4
QSFP-40G-SR4-S
QSFP-4x10G-LR-S
NX-OS 7.0(3)F3(4) NX-OS 7.0(3)F3(4)
QSFP-40G-SR-BD
QSFP-H40G-AOC3M
QSFP-H40G-AOC5M
QSFP-H40G-AOC10M
QSFP-4X10G-AOC3M

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