Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches


Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches is a modular data center-class product line for highly scalable 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks with a switch fabric architecture that scales to more than 15 Tbps. It is designed to meet the requirements of most mission-critical data centers, providing resilient system operations and ubiquitous virtualization services. Built on a mature operating system, the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series delivers real-time system upgrades with enhanced manageability and maintainability. Its innovative design is designed to support end-to-end data center connectivity, consolidating IP, storage and IPC (interprocess communication) networks onto a single Ethernet switching fabric.

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches Overview

Building a next-generation network foundation for the unified fabric data center The modular Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 switches offer a comprehensive Cisco NX-OS feature set and open source programmable tools for software-defined networking (SDN) deployments. These switches can be used to build high-density 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet with application-aware and performance analysis capabilities.

The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches run on Cisco NX-OS Software. The software was developed for mission-critical enterprise and service provider deployments. These switches offer a comprehensive feature set in a modular platform with high resiliency.

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches Product Picture

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Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches Specifications

#Nexus 7700 Supervisor 3ENexus 7700 Supervisor 2ENexus 7000 Supervisor 2ENexus 7000 Supervisor 2Nexus 7000 Supervisor 1
CPUIntel Broadwell DE (8 cores)Dual Quad-Core XeonDual Quad-Core XeonQuad-Core XeonDual-Core Xeon
Speed (GHz)
Memory (GB)643232128
Flash memoryUSBUSBUSBUSBCompact Flash
Fibre Channel overYesYesYesNo
Ethernet on F2 module
CPU shareYesYesYesNo
Virtual Device Contexts8+1 admin VDC8+1 admin VDC8+1 admin VDC4+1 admin VDC4
Cisco Fabric Extender64 FEX/3072 ports64 FEX/3072 ports64 FEX/3072 ports32 FEX/1536 ports32 FEX/1536 ports
(FEX) support
Connectivity ManagementNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedNot supportedSupported
Processor (CMP)

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches Features

Infrastructure scalability
Support for efficient data center growth through virtualization, energy savings and efficient cooling, automated cloud scaling, high density and high performance.

Continuous operation capability
The hardware, NX-OS software features and management functions are designed to be integrated to support a zero downtime environment.

Transmission flexibility
Organizations can incrementally adopt network technologies in a cost-effective manner, including Cisco Remote Integrated Services Engine (RISE), Cisco Dynamic Switch Fabric Automation (DFA), and Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV).

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