N3K-C3172PQ-XL is the Nexus 3172Q, 72 QSFP+ ports, 1RU switch. The Cisco Nexus 3172Q, 3172Q-X, and 3172Q-XL Switches are dense, high-performance, 40-Gbps Layer 2 and 3 switches. They are members of the Cisco Nexus 3100 platform. These second-generation Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches offer improved port density, scalability, and features compared to the first-generation switches. The Cisco Nexus 3172Q, 3132Q-X, and 3172Q-XL come in a compact one-rack-unit (1RU) form factor and run the industry-leading Cisco NX‑OS Software operating system, providing customers with comprehensive features and functions that are widely deployed. They support both forward and reverse airflow (port-side exhaust and port-side intake) schemes with AC and DC power inputs. The Cisco Nexus 3172 are well suited for data centers that require a cost-effective, power-efficient line-rate Layer 2 and 3 access or leaf switch.
|Physical||1RU fixed form-factor switch|
|Performance||2.5-Tbps switching capacity|
|Physical dimensions||1.72 x 17.3 x 19.7 in. (4.4 x 43.9 x 50.5 cm)|
|Weight||21.5 lb (9.3 kg)|