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Cisco Nexus 7000 F1-Series 32-Port 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module Data Sheet

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Product Overview

The Cisco Nexus® 7000 F-Series 32-Port 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module offers outstanding flexibility and performance, with extensive virtualization and multipath capabilities. The module enables the deployment of high-density, low-latency, scalable data center architecture.

The Cisco Nexus 7000 F-Series 32-Port 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module (Figure 1) is the first of the Cisco Nexus 7000 F-Series Ethernet modules, extending the capabilities of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series in the data center. Powered by the F1 forwarding engine, the module delivers 480 million packets per second (Mpps) of distributed Layer 2 forwarding and up to 320 Gbps of data throughput through a custom dedicated forwarding application- specific integrated circuit (ASIC), enabling the creation of extensible data centers. A Cisco Nexus 7000 18-Slot Switch fully populated with Cisco Nexus F-Series 32-Port 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Modules has the capability to deliver up to 10.2 terabits per second (Tbps) of switching performance, with a typical power consumption of less than 10 watts (W) per port.

Figure 1. Cisco Nexus 7000 F-Series 32-Port 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fabric Module

Powerful access control list (ACL) processing supports 32,000 per module, ingress and egress, with the ACL entries addressing Layer 2, 3, and 4 fields. The F1 forwarding engine also supports applications requiring port mirroring, with integrated hardware support for 16 simultaneous unidirectional Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) sessions per module. Additionally, the F-Series module delivers integrated Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), greatly simplifying the network infrastructure and reducing costs by enabling the deployment of unified data center fabrics to consolidate data center traffic onto a single, general-purpose, high-performance, highly available network.

With the Cisco Nexus 7000 F-Series module, FCoE can be deployed in director-class modular platforms for the access and core of converged networks. In addition to FCoE host and target support, the module provides VE-port support, allowing creation of FCoE Inter-Switch Links (ISLs) and enabling scalable, multihop FCoE topologies. The FCoE traffic in a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch can be segmented using a dedicated storage virtual device context (VDC), providing isolation within the shared physical infrastructure. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series FCoE converged networks can be transparently bridged to Cisco® MDS 9500 Series Fibre Channel SANs with the Cisco MDS 10-Gbps 8-Port FCoE Module. This capability preserves existing and continued investments in Fibre Channel SANs and offers a single unified OS (Cisco NX-OS Software) and management platform (Cisco Data Center Network Manager [DCNM]) for both the LAN and SAN.

The Cisco Nexus 7000 F-Series modules, when combined with the powerful Cisco NX-OS Software, deliver Cisco FabricPath multipath Ethernet technologies based on IETF Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL). Cisco FabricPath comprises a set of multipath Ethernet technologies and combines the reliability and scalability benefits of Layer 3 routing with the flexibility of Layer 2 Ethernet networks. With Cisco FabricPath, organizations can now build massively scalable, flexible networks that efficiently use available bandwidth between nodes, offering improved network resiliency.

Cisco FabricPath offers a topology-based Layer 2 routing mechanism that provides an equal-cost multipath (ECMP) forwarding model. Cisco FabricPath implements an enhancement that resolves the MAC address table scalability challenge characteristic of switched Layer 2 networks. Enhanced virtual PortChannel (vPC+) is another technology offered by Cisco FabricPath. Similar to vPC, vPC+ allows the redundant interconnection of the existing Ethernet infrastructure to a Cisco FabricPath fabric without relying on Spanning Tree Protocol.

The benefits of Cisco FabricPath include:

Operational simplicity: Cisco FabricPath embeds an autodiscovery mechanism that does not require any additional platform configuration. By offering Layer 2 connectivity, this “VLAN anywhere” characteristic simplifies provisioning and offers workload flexibility across the network.

High resiliency and performance: Because Cisco FabricPath is a Layer 2 routed protocol, it offers stability, scalability, and optimized resiliency along with network failure containment.

Massively scalable fabric: By building a forwarding model on 16-way ECMP, Cisco FabricPath helps prevent bandwidth bottlenecks and allows capacity to be added dynamically, without network disruption.

The Cisco Nexus 7000 F-1 Series 32-Port 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module delivers up to 512 ports per chassis capable of flexibly supporting both Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet on a per-port basis. Both Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) and Enhanced SFP (SFP+) optics are available for long- and short-haul applications, including Twinax support, for rack-to-rack data center applications, enabling migration and support for numerous deployment scenarios requiring different media types. Table 1 summarizes the features and benefits of the Cisco Nexus 7000 F1-Series 32-Port 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module.

Table 1. Features and Benefits

Feature

Benefit

High-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet module

Offers up to 256 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in the Cisco Nexus 7000 10-Slot Switch and 512 ports in the

Cisco Nexus 7000 18-Slot Switch for efficient and scalable network designs

Cisco FabricPath technologies based on IETF TRILL

With Cisco FabricPath, uses routing principles in the data plane and control plane to bring reliability and scalability to transparent bridging while maintaining flexibility and ease of use

FCoE support

Provides I/O consolidation at the access layer and core of the network, reducing the physical infrastructure that needs to be acquired, managed, and maintained

Ideally suited for deployment in latency-sensitive applications

Provides port-to-port latency as low as 5 microseconds, enabling support for critical applications

Interface flexibility with SFP and

SFP+ support

Provides interface flexibility to fulfill any Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet deployment needs, per port, with a variety of media types

Efficient power use combined with high performance

Has exceptionally low power consumption: typically 10W per port

Virtual output queuing (VOQ) with centralized arbitration

Enables fairness when one or more destinations is congested and support for lossless unified fabric

Load sharing across all fabric modules

Through its high-availability design, shares bandwidth across all fabric modules simultaneously for optimal performance

Distributed forwarding

Through its fully distributed data plane, offers high-performance parallel forwarding at 480 Mpps per module

Online insertion and removal (OIR)

Supports hot insertion and removal for continuous system operation

Identification (ID) LED

Through the beacon feature, allows administrators to clearly identify the module for a service condition;

ports on the I/O module can send beacons as well

Product Specifications

Table 2 lists the product specifications for the Cisco Nexus 7000 F1-Series 32-Port 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module, and Tables 3 and 4 list specifications for pluggable optics.

Table 2. Product Specifications

Item

Specifications

System

Product compatibility

Supported in Cisco Nexus 7000 Series 9-, 10-. and 18-slot chassis
Supported Fabric-1 or Fabric-2 fabric modules
Supported SUP1, SUP2 or SUP2E Supervisor modules

Software compatibility

Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.1.(1) or later (minimum requirement)

Memory

1 GB DRAM

Front-panel LEDs

Status: Green (operational), red (faulty), or orange (module booting)
Link: Green (port enabled and connected), orange (port disabled), off (port enabled and not connected), or blinking green and orange in conjunction with ID LED blue (port flagged for identification; beacon)
ID: Blue (operator has flagged this card for identification; beacon) or off (module not flagged)

Programming interfaces

XML
Scriptable command-line interface (CLI)
Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) GUI

Network management

Cisco DCNM 5.1

Physical Interfaces

Connectivity

32 ports of Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (SFP or SFP+ pluggable optics modules)

Maximum port density

256 ports of Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet for 10-slot chassis

512 ports of Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet for 18-slot chassis

Queues per port

Configurable template-based queuing modes:

Ingress (4q1t and 2q1t)
Egress (1p3q1t, 2p2q1t, 3p1q1t, 2p6q1t, 3p5q1t, and 1p7q1t)

Scheduler

Deficit-Weighted Round-Robin (DWRR)

Jumbo frame support for bridged and routed packets

Up to 9216 bytes

Forwarding Engine: F1

Performance

480-Mpps Layer 2 forwarding capacity

MAC entries

16,000 per forwarding engine, and up to 256,000 per module

VLANs

4000 per forwarding engine, and up to 16,000 per module

ACLs

32,000 per module: 1000 ingress and 1000 egress per sequential port group pair

FCoE features

T11 VF-, VN-, and VE-port for multihop FCoE
T11 FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP)
Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF)

Advanced FCoE features

Virtual SANs (VSANs)
Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR)
PortChannels (up to 16 links)
SAN trunking
Storage VDC

IEEE Data Center Bridging (DCB) features

Priority-based flow control (PFC): IEEE P802.1Qbb
Enhanced transmission selection (ETS): IEEE P802.1Qaz
Data Center Bridging Exchange (DCBX)
Maximum lossless link distance: 20 km

Fabric Interface

Switch fabric interface

230 Gbps in each direction (460 Gbps full duplex) distributed across five Cisco Nexus 7000 Series fabric modules with 46 Gbps per slot
320-Gbps switching capacity, per module, in meshed architecture

OIR

Online insertion and removal

Environmental

Physical dimensions

Occupies one I/O module slot in a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series chassis
Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.733 x 15.3 x 22.68 in. (4.4 x 38.9 x 57.6 cm)
Weight: 15.5 lb with SFP+ and 14 lb (6.4 kg) without SFP+ module

Maximum power consumption

385W per module

Environmental conditions

Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Operational relative humidity: 5 to 90%, noncondensing
Storage temperature: -40F to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
Storage relative humidity: 5 to 95%, noncondensing

Regulatory compliance

EMC compliance
FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) (USA) Class A
ICES-003 (Canada) Class A
EN55022 (Europe) Class A
CISPR22 (International) Class A
AS/NZS CISPR22 (Australia and New Zealand) Class A
VCCI (Japan) Class A
KN22 (Korea) Class A
CNS13438 (Taiwan) Class A
CISPR24
EN55024
EN50082-1
EN61000-3-2
EN61000-3-3
EN61000-6-1
EN300 386

Environmental standards

NEBS criteria levels
SR-3580 NEBS Level 3 (GR-63-CORE, issue 3, and GR-1089-CORE, issue 4)
Verizon NEBS compliance
Telecommunications Carrier Group (TCG) Checklist
Qwest NEBS requirements
Telecommunications Carrier Group (TCG) Checklist
ATT NEBS requirements
ATT TP76200 level 3 and TCG Checklist
ETSI
ETSI 300 019-1-1, Class 1.2 Storage
ETSI 300 019-1-2, Class 2.3 Transportation
ETSI 300 019-1-3, Class 3.2 Stationary Use

Safety

UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950

Warranty

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches come with the standard Cisco 1-year limited hardware warranty

Table 3. 10 Gigabit Ethernet Interface Distances and Options

10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ Part Number

Wavelength (nanometers [nm])

Fiber and Cable Type

Core Size (microns)

Model Bandwidth

(MHz per km)1

Cable Distance2

SFP-10G-SR

850

Multimode fiber

(MMF) (400/400)

MMF (OM2)

MMF (OM3)

MMF (OM4)

MMF (FDDI-grade)

MMF (OM1)

50.0
50.0
50.0
50.0
62.5
62.5
400
500
2000
4700
160
200
66m
82m
300m
400m
26m
33m

SFP-10G-LRM

1310

MMF4

50
50
62.5
400
500
500
100m
220m
220m

Single-mode fiber (SMF)

G.652

-

300m

SFP-10G-LR

1310

SMF

G.652

-

10 km

SFP-10G-ER

1550

SMF

-

-

40 km 3

SFP-10G-ZR

1550

SMF

-

-

80 km

DWDM-SFP10G-xx.xx=

5

SMF

-

-

-

SFP-H10GB-CU1M

-

Twinax cable, 30AWG cable assembly

-

-

1m

SFP-H10GB-CU1-5M

-

Twinax cable, passive, 30AWG cable assembly

-

-

1.5m

SFP-H10GB-CU2M

-

Twinax cable, passive, 30AWG cable assembly

-

-

2m

SFP-H10GB-CU2-5M

-

Twinax cable, passive, 30AWG cable assembly

-

-

2.5m

SFP-H10GB-CU3M

-

Twinax cable, 30AWG cable assembly

-

-

3m

SFP-H10GB-CU5M

-

Twinax cable, 24AWG cable assembly

-

-

5m

SFP-H10GB-ACU7M

-

Twinax cable, 24AWG cable assembly

-

-

7m

SFP-H10GB-ACU10M

-

Twinax cable, 24AWG cable assembly

-

-

10m

SFP-10G-AOC1M

-

Active Optical Cable assembly

-

-

1m

SFP-10G-AOC2M

-

Active Optical Cable assembly

-

-

2m

SFP-10G-AOC3M

-

Active Optical Cable assembly

-

-

3m

SFP-10G-AOC5M

-

Active Optical Cable assembly

-

-

5m

SFP-10G-AOC7M

-

Active Optical Cable assembly

-

-

7m

SFP-10G-AOC10M

-

Active Optical Cable assembly

-

-

10m

Note: See the SFP+ optics data sheet for additional information: http://cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/data_sheet_c78-455693.html. Please refer to the release notes for software version requirement information.

1 Specified at transmission wavelength.
2 The minimum cabling distance for -SR, -LRM, -LR, and -ER modules is 2m, according to IEEE 802.3ae.
3 Links longer than 30 km are considered engineered links according to IEEE 802.3ae.
4 A mode-conditioning patch is required for use over legacy MMF types such as FDDI-grade, OM1, and OM2. Please refer to the product bulletin at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/product_bulletin_c25-530836.html.
5 Forty different wavelengths are offered. See the dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) SFP+ optics data sheet for additional product numbers and information: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/ps6576/data_sheet_c78-711186.html.

Table 4. Gigabit Ethernet Interface Distances and Options

Gigabit Ethernet SFP Part Number

Wavelength (nm)

Fiber and Cable Type

Core Size (microns)

Model Bandwidth (MHz per km)

Cable Distance

GLC-SX-MM SFP-GE-S GLC-SX-MMD

850

MMF (400/400)

MMF (OM2)

MMF (OM3 and OM4)

MMF (FDDI-grade)

MMF (OM1)

50
50
50
62.5
62.5
400
500
2000
160
200
500m
550m
1000m
220m
275m

GLC-LH-SM SFP-GE-L GLC-LH-SMD

1310

MMF2

50
50
62.5
400
500
500
550m
550m
550m

SMF

G.652

10 km

GLC-ZX-SM SFP-GE-Z GLC-ZX-SMD

1550

SMF

-

-

70 to 100 km1

GLC-T SFP-GE-T

-

Category 5

-

-

100m

CWDM-SFP-1xxx=

3

SMF

-

-

-

DWDM-SFP-xxxx=

4

SMF

-

-

-

Note: See the SFP optics data sheet for additional information: http://cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/ps6577/product_data_sheet0900aecd8033f885.html. Please refer to the release notes for software version requirement information.

1 1000BASE-ZX SFP can reach up to 100 km by using dispersion-shifted SMF or low attenuation SMF; the distance depends on fiber quality, number of splices, and connectors.
2 A mode-conditioning patch is required for use over legacy MMF types such as FDDI-grade, OM1, and OM2. Please refer to the product bulletin at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/product_bulletin_c25-530836.html.
3 Eight different wavelengths are offered. See the coarse wavelength-division mulitplexing (CWDM) SFP optics data sheet for additional product numbers and information: http://cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/ps6575/product_data_sheet09186a00801a557c.html.
4 Forty different wavelengths are offered. See the dense wavelength-division mulitplexing (DWDM) SFP optics data sheet for additional product numbers and information: http://cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/ps6576/product_data_sheet0900aecd80582763.html.

Ordering Information

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering homepage. To download software, visit the Cisco Software Center. Table 5 provides ordering information.

Table 5. Ordering Information

Product Name

Part Number

Nexus 7000 - 32 Port 1G/10G Ethernet Module, SFP/SFP+ (and spare)

N7K-F132XP-15

N7K-F132XP-15=

FCoE License for Nexus 7000 32-port 10G SFP+ (F1) (and spare)

N7K-FCOEF132XP

N7K-FCOEF132XP=

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For More Information

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