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Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

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Build a next-generation network

Create the network foundation for a next-generation Unified Fabric data center. The modular Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 switches deliver a comprehensive Cisco NX-OS feature set and open-source programmable tools for software-defined networking (SDN) deployments. They offer high-density 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet with application awareness and performance analytics.

Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 models

Learn about the similarities and differences of the switches within this product series.

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Nexus 7000 switches

  • 4, 9, 10, and 18 slots
  • 550 Gbps bandwidth per slot
  • Up to 192 40 GE ports and 32 100 GE ports
  • Redundant supervisors
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Nexus 7700 switches

  • 6, 10, and 18 slots
  • 1.3 Tbps bandwidth per slot
  • Up to 348 40 GE ports and 192 100 GE ports
  • Redundant supervisors

Features and benefits

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High performance

The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches run on Cisco NX-OS Software. It was specifically developed for mission-critical enterprise and service provider deployments. The switches offer a full feature set in a highly resilient modular platform.

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Infrastructure scalability

Virtualization, efficient power and cooling, cloud scale with automation, high density, and performance all support efficient data center growth.

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Operational continuity

The design integrates hardware, NX-OS Software features, and management to support zero-downtime environments.

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Transport flexibility

Networking technologies can be incrementally and cost-effectively adopted. These include the Cisco Remote Integrated Services Engine (RISE), Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA), and Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV).

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Programmability with open NX-OS

The 7000 Series offers programmable and automation tools for zero-day to day-N configuration and management. Standard, open, and programmable API interfaces are available for provisioning control and data planes. Visit the DevNet community for resources.

Services

Solve problems faster, improve operational efficiency, and reduce your risk of downtime.

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Switch excels in real-world test

Watch how Miercom tested the Cisco Nexus 7700 18-slot switch with 192 100 GE ports. (3:40 min)

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