Technical specifications

Fibre Channel ports • Fixed-switch form factor with 48 SFP+ ports base•
Entry-level 24-port preactivated base model with
flexibility to turn on any 24 ports• Incremental ports ⚬
8-ports upgrade license offers the option of upgrading to
32, 40, and 48 ports
Security • VSAN fabric isolation• Intelligent packet inspection at
port level• Hardware zoning by Access Control Lists
(ACLs)• Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP) switchto-
switch authentication• FC-SP host-to-switch
authentication• Role-based access control (RBAC) using
RADIUS, TACACS+, or Lightweight Directory Access
Protocol (LDAP) authentication, authorization, and
accounting (AAA) functions• Secure FTP (SFTP)• Secure
Shell Protocol Version 2 (SSHv2)• Simple Network
Management Protocol Version 3 (SNMPv3) implementing
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)• Control-plane
security• TrustSec payload encryption• Secure Boot and
Anti-counterfeit technology
Performance • Port speed: 4, 8, 16, and 32 Gbps autosensing with 32
Gbps of dedicated bandwidth per port• Aggregate
bandwidth of 1.5 Tbps end-to-end full duplex• Buffer
credits: Up to 8300 for a group of 16 ports, with a default
of 500 buffer credits per port and a maximum of 8270
buffer credits for a single port in the group• Port groups:
3 port groups of 16 ports each• Port channel: Up to 16
load-balanced physical links grouped in one port channel
Diagnostics • Power-On-Self-Test (POST) diagnostics• Online Health
Management System (OHMS) diagnostics• Internal
loopbacks• SPAN• Fibre Channel traceroute• Fibre
Channel ping• Fibre Channel debug• IBM Fabric
Analyzer• Syslog• Port-level statistics• Link diagnostics
(E-port and F-port links)• Read Diagnostic Parameter
Serviceability • Configuration file management• Call Home• Port
beaconing• Link cable beacon• System LEDs• SNMP
traps for alerts
Reliability and availability • Hot-swappable, dual redundant power supplies• Hotswappable
fan tray with switch integrated temperature
and power management• Hot-swappable SFP+ optics•
Stateful process restart• Any port configuration for port
channels• Fabric-based multipathing• Per-VSAN fabric
services• Port tracking• Virtual Router Redundancy
Protocol (VRRP) for management IP interface• FEC with
HBA ports• Buffer-to-buffer state change notification with
HBA ports
Protocols • Fibre Channel standards• FC-PH, Revision 4.3 (ANSI
INCITS 230-1994)• FC-PH, Amendment 1 (ANSI INCITS
230-1994/AM1-1996)• FC-PH, Amendment 2 (ANSI INCITS
230-1994/AM2-1999)• FC-PH-2, Revision 7.4 (ANSI INCITS
297-1997)• FC-PH-3, Revision 9.4 (ANSI INCITS
303-1998)• FC-PI, Revision 13 (ANSI INCITS 352-2002)•
FC-PI-2, Revision 10 (ANSI INCITS 404-2006)• FC-PI-3,
Revision 4 (ANSI INCITS 460-2011)• FC-PI-4, Revision 8
(ANSI INCITS 450-2008)• FC-PI-5, Revision 6 (ANSI INCITS
479-2011)• FC-PI-6 (ANSI INCITS 512-2015)• FC-FS,
Revision 1.9 (ANSI INCITS 373-2003)• FC-FS-2, Revision
1.01 (ANSI INCITS 424-2007)• FC-FS-2, Amendment 1
(ANSI INCITS 424-2007/AM1-2007)• FC-FS-3, Revision
1.11 (ANSI INCITS 470-2011)• FC-FS-4• FC-LS, Revision
1.62 (ANSI INCITS 433-2007)• FC-LS-2, Revision 2.21
(ANSI INCITS 477-2011)• FC-LS-3, Includes revision 3.53•
FC-SW-2, Revision 5.3 (ANSI INCITS 355-2001)• FC-SW-3,
Revision 6.6 (ANSI INCITS 384-2004)• FC-SW-4, Revision
7.5 (ANSI INCITS 418-2006)• FC-SW-5, Revision 8.5 (ANSI
INCITS 461-2010)• FC-SW-6• FC-GS-3, Revision 7.01
(ANSI INCITS 348-2001)• FC-GS-4, Revision 7.91 (ANSI
INCITS 387-2004)• FC-GS-5, Revision 8.51 (ANSI INCITS
427-2007)• FC-GS-6, Revision 9.4 (ANSI INCITS
463-2010)• FC-GS-7, Includes revision 10.8• FCP,
Revision 12 (ANSI INCITS 269-1996)• FCP-2, Revision 8
(ANSI INCITS 350-2003)• FCP-3, Revision 4 (ANSI INCITS
416-2006)• FCP-4, Revision 2b (ANSI INCITS 481-2011)•
FC-SB-2, Revision 2.1 (ANSI INCITS 349-2001)• FC-SB-3,
Revision 1.6 (ANSI INCITS 374-2003)• FC-SB-3,
Amendment 1 (ANSI INCITS 374-2003/AM1-2007)• FCSB-
4, Revision 3.0 (ANSI INCITS 466-2011)• FC-SB-5,
Revision 2.00 (ANSI INCITS 485-2014)• FC-BB-6, Revision
2.00 (ANSI INCITS 509-2014)• FC-BB-2, Revision 6.0
(ANSI INCITS 372-2003)• FC-BB-3, Revision 6.8 (ANSI
INCITS 414-2006)• FC-BB-4, Revision 2.7 (ANSI INCITS
419-2008)• FC-BB-5, Revision 2.0 (ANSI INCITS
462-2010)• FC-VI, Revision 1.84 (ANSI INCITS 357-2002)•
FC-SP, Revision 1.8 (ANSI INCITS 426-2007)• FC-SP-2,
Revision 2.71 (ANSI INCITS 496-2012)• FAIS, Revision
1.03 (ANSI INCITS 432-2007)• FAIS-2, Revision 2.23 (ANSI
INCITS 449-2008)• FC-IFR, Revision 1.06 (ANSI INCITS
475-2011)• FC-FLA, Revision 2.7 (INCITS TR-20-1998)•
FC-PLDA, Revision 2.1 (INCITS TR-19-1998)• FC-Tape,
Revision 1.17 (INCITS TR-24-1999)• FC-MI, Revision 1.92
(INCITS TR-30-2002)• FC-MI-2, Revision 2.6 (INCITS
TR-39-2005)• FC-MI-3, Revision 1.03 (INCITS
TR-48-2012)• FC-DA, Revision 3.1 (INCITS TR-36-2004)•
FC-DA-2, Revision 1.06 (INCITS TR-49-2012)• FC-MSQS,
Revision 3.2 (INCITS TR-46-2011)• Fibre Channel classes
of service: Class 2, Class 3, and Class F• Fibre Channel
standard port types: E, F, and B• Fibre Channel enhanced
port types: SD, ST, and TE• FC-NVMe• In-band
management using IP over Fibre Channel (RFC 2625)•
IPv6, IPv4, and Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) over
Fibre Channel (RFC 4338)• Extensive IETF-standardsbased
TCP/IP, Simple Network Management Protocol
Version 3 (SNMPv3), and Remote Monitoring (RMON)
Network management • Management access through 2 out-of-band Ethernet
ports ⚬ mgmt0: 10/100/1000BASE-T port ⚬ mgmt1:
1/10G SFP+ port#• RS-232 serial console port• USB
power-on auto-provision port• Access protocols•
Command-Line Interface (CLI) using the console and
Ethernet port• SNMPv3 using the Ethernet port and inband
IP over Fibre Channel access• Storage Networking
Industry Association (SNIA)• Storage Management
Initiative Specification (SMI-S)• NX-API for REST• Full
access through HTTPS REST• Distributed device alias
service• Network security• Per-VSAN RBAC using LDAP,
RADIUS, and TACACS+-based AAA functions• Simple File
Transfer Protocol (SFTP)• SSHv2 implementing AES•
SNMPv3 implementing AES• Data Center Network
Manager (DCNM)
Programming interfaces • Scriptable CLI• DCNM web services API• NX-API RESTful
interfaces• Onboard Python interpreter• Embedded
Event Manager (EEM)• NX-OS Software scheduler
Physical dimensions (H x W x D) and weight • 1 Rack Unit (1RU) (1.72 x 17.3 x 22.3 in. [4.37 x 43/9 x
56.6 cm]) excluding Power Supply Unit (PSU) and fantray
handles• 16.7 lb. (8.5 kg)
Power • 80 Plus Platinum certified power supplies• Power
supply options ⚬ 650W AC in base model, port-side
exhaust variant (2 per switch) ⚬ 650W AC in base
model, port-side intake variant (2 per switch)• Power
cord ⚬ IEC60320 C14 plug on 650W power supply
connecting to a notched C15 socket connector• AC input:
100 to 240 VAC (10% range)• Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
(nominal)• Typical power consumption ⚬ 217W for Idle
48-Port switch without optics modules ⚬ 251W for 48-
Port switch with 24 32G SW optics modules under typical
conditions ⚬ 297W for 48-Port switch with 48 32G SW
optics modules under typical conditions• Airflow ⚬
Back to front (toward ports) using port-side exhaust
fans ⚬ Front to back (inward from ports) using portside
intake fans ⚬ 50 Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM)
through system fan assembly at 77°F (25°C) ⚬ 100
CFM maximum
Temperature range • Temperature, ambient operating: ⚬ 32 to 104°F (0 to
40°C) with port-side exhaust and intake airflow variants•
Temperature, ambient nonoperating and storage: –40 to
158°F (–40 to 70°C)• Relative humidity, ambient
(noncondensing) operating: 10 to 90%• Relative
humidity, ambient (noncondensing) nonoperating and
storage: 10 to 95%• Altitude, operating: –197 to 6500 ft
(–60 to 2000m)
Approvals and compliance • Safety compliance• CE Marking• UL 60950• CAN/CSAC22.2
No. 60950• EN 60950• IEC 60950• TS 001•
AS/NZS 3260• IEC60825• EN60825• 21 CFR 1040• EMC
compliance• FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A• ICES-003
Class A• EN 55022 Class A• CISPR 22 Class A• AS/NZS
3548 Class A• VCCI Class A• EN 55024• EN 50082-1• EN
61000-6-1• EN 61000-3-2• EN 61000-3-3
Fabric services • Name server• Registered State Change Notification
(RSCN)• Login services• Fabric Configuration Server
(FCS)• Broadcast• In-order delivery
Advanced function • VSAN• IVR• Port Channel with multipath load
balancing• Flow- and zone-based QoS