The Cisco Nexus ® 3132Q and 3132Q-X Switches are dense, high-performance, Layer 2 and 3 40-Gbps 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 3132Q and 3132Q-X 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 (port-side exhaust and port-side intake) airflow schemes with AC and DC power inputs. The Cisco Nexus 3132Q and 3132Q-X are well suited for data centers that require a cost-effective, power-efficient line-rate Layer 2 and 3 access or leaf switch.