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Model Number:
Nexus 3548-XL 48 SFP+ ports, Enhanced, Extended Memory


N3K-C3548P-XL Overview

The Cisco Nexus 3548 switches are compact one-rack-unit (1RU) form-factor 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches that provide line-rate Layer 2 and 3 switching with ultra-low latency. These switches contain no physical layer (PHY) chips, allowing low latency and low power consumption. These switches support both forward and reversed airflow schemes and both AC and DC power inputs.

Quick Specs

Table 1 shows the Quick Specs.

Product CodeN3K-C3548P-XL
Physical· 48 fixed SFP+ ports (1 or 10 Gbps)· Dual redundant hot-swappable power supplies· Four individual redundant hot-swappable fans· One 1-PPS timing port, with the RF1.0/2.3 QuickConnect connector type· One 10/100/1000-Mbps management port· One RS-232 serial console port· Two USB ports· Locator LED· Locator LED button
Performance· 960-Gbps switching capacity· Forwarding rate of 720 mpps· Line-rate traffic throughput (both Layer 2 and 3) on all ports· Configurable MTUs of up to 9216 bytes (jumbo frames)
Physical dimensions
(H x W x D)
1.72 x 17.3 x 18.38 in. (4.36 x 43.9 x 46.7 cm)
Weight17.4 lb (7.9 kg)

Compare to Similar Items

Table 2 shows the comparison.

Product CodeN3K-C3548P-XLN3K-C36180YC-R
Ports48 fixed SFP+ ports (1 or 10 Gbps)·48 SFP ports; each supports native 25, 10, or 1 Gigabit Ethernet mode·6 QSFP28 ports; each supports native 100 Gigabit Ethernet and 4 x 25 Gigabit Ethernet modes
Physical dimensions
(H x W x D)
1.72 x 17.3 x 18.38 in. (4.36 x 43.9 x 46.7 cm)1.72 x 17.3 x 26.85 in. (4.4 x 43.9 x 68.2 cm)
Weight17.4 lb (7.9 kg)27.1 lb (12.3 kg)