Build a Next-Generation Network
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches create the network foundation for your next-generation Unified Fabric data center and campus core. Modular switches, including the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series, deliver a comprehensive Cisco NX-OS feature set and open source programmable tools for software-defined network (SDN) deployments. They offer high-density 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet with application awareness and performance analytics
Video Data Sheet
See the advantages offered by Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches. (5:40 min)Read Data Sheet
Switch Excels in Miercom Test
Learn test results for the Cisco Nexus 7700 18-Slot Switch with 192 100 GE ports. (3:40 min)Read Report
Features and Capabilities
High Performance with Comprehensive Feature Set
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches offer one of the most comprehensive data center network feature sets in a single platform. They deliver high performance and density for both data center and campus core. They also offer a full feature set for data center aggregation, end-of-row, and data center interconnect (DCI) deployments in a highly resilient modular platform.
The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series runs on Cisco NX-OS Software. It was specifically developed for the most mission-critical enterprise and service provider deployments.
The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series was designed around three principles:
Virtualization, efficient power and cooling, cloud scale with automation, high density, and performance all support efficient data center growth.
The design integrates hardware, NX-OS software features, and management to support zero-downtime environments.
You can incrementally and cost-effectively adopt new networking technologies.
Technologies that you can support include:
- Remote Integrated Service Engine (RISE)
- Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA)
- Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
- Cisco FabricPath
- Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
- Cisco Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
- Cisco IOS Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
- Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD) (PDF - 1.2 MB)
Cisco Nexus 7000 F3-Series 10 Gigabit Ethernet Modules
Integrated with Cisco NX-OS Software, the F3 10 GE module delivers one of the industry’s broadest feature sets in a single module. It gives you the flexibility to deploy a wide range of network designs while protecting your investments.
For a full list of F3 10, 40, and 100 GE modules, please see the comparison table
Programmability, SDN Support, and Simplified Operations
Broad, open-source tools and support for open standards significantly boost Cisco Nexus 7000 programmability and SDN capabilities for virtualized and cloud deployments. Programmability tools include:
- Chef and Puppet software agents
- REST APIs
Specifications at a Glance
|Nexus 7000||Nexus 7700|
|Number of slots||4, 9, 10, and 18||6, 10 and 18|
|Bandwidth per slot||550 Gbps||1.3Tbps|
|Maximum switching capacity||17.6 Tbps||Up to 83 Tbps|
|1 GE density||Up to 768 ports||Up to 768 ports|
|1/10 GE density with Cisco Nexus 2000||Up to 3072 ports||Up to 3072 ports|
|Line-rate 10 GE density||Up to 768 ports (copper or fiber)||Up to 768 ports|
|40 GE and 100 GE||Up to 192 40 GE ports and 32 100 GE ports||Up to 384 40 GE ports and 192 100 GE ports|
|Hitless software upgrade||Yes: In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)||Yes: ISSU|
Models and Documents
Learn about the similarities and differences of the models within this product series.
Cisco Nexus 7700 10-Slot Switch
Cisco Nexus 7700 6-Slot Switch
Cisco Nexus 7000 18-Slot Switch
Cisco Nexus 7000 10-Slot Switch
Cisco Nexus 7000 9-Slot Switch
Cisco Nexus 7000 4-Slot Switch