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
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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)
The Nexus 7702 is a 2-slot, three-rack-unit (3RU) chassis that supports the Nexus 7700 10/40/100 GE F3-Series modules, supervisors, and power supplies. It provides comprehensive Layer 2 and Layer 3 features and operational consistency in small to medium-sized data center aggregation and campus core deployments. In addition, it supports:
- Small to medium-sized DCI solutions: The comprehensive DCI feature set includes OTV, LISP, MPLS, and Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), and the chassis is hardware ready for Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) and Ethernet VPN (EVPN) technologies.
- High-performance RISE and ITD services: The compact chassis is ideal for the delivery of services.
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 7700 2-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