Build a Next-Generation Network
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches create the network foundation for your next-generation Unified Fabric data center. 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 offer high performance, high port density, and 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)
Next-Generation Nexus 7700 M3-Series Modules: These feature-rich I/O modules deliver enhanced security, wire-rate performance with deep buffers, and high-capacity TCAMs for low-latency, highly secure, and scalable data centers.
Programmability with Cisco Open NX-OS: The Cisco Nexus 7000 family of switches offers an industry-leading, comprehensive set of programmable and automation tools for day-0 to day-N configuration and management. The 7000 Series offers standard, open, and programmable API interfaces for provisioning both control and data planes.
- Flexible customization through third-party application hosting capabilities such as Puppet, Chef, and Ansible
- Use of the Cisco NX-API for remote programmable access to the switch
Virtual Topology System: Automate overlay provisioning for both virtual and physical workloads for faster application delivery.
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|
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