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Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

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The following table compares hardware capabilities of Cisco Nexus 7000 Series models. Please consult your Cisco representative to confirm the appropriate Cisco NX-OS Software release required to enable these features.

7000 4-slot 7000 9-slot 7000 10-slot 7000 18-slot 7700 6-slot 7700 10-slot 7700 18-slot
Supervisor redundancy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
I/O module slots 2 7 8 16 4 8 16
Bandwidth per slot (Gbps) 440 Gbps 550 Gbps 550 Gbps 550 Gbps 1.3 Tbps 1.3 Tbps 1.3 Tbps
Switching capacity (Tbps) 1.92 7.7 8.8 17.6 21 42 83
1 GE port density 96 336 384 768 192 384 768
10 GE port density 96 336 384 768 192 384 768
40 GE port density 24 84 96 192 96 192 384
100 GE port density 4 14 16 32 48 96 192
Rack space (RU) 7 14 21 25 9 14 26
Airflow Side-rear Side-side Front-back Side-side Front-back Front-back Front-back
 
N7K-F248XP-25E N7K-F248XT-25E N7K-F348XP-25 N7K-F312FQ-25 N7K-F306CK-25 N77-F348XP-23 N77-F324FQ-25 N77-F312CK-26
Line card family F2e F2e F3 F3 F3 F3 F3 F3
Chassis supported Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7700 Cisco Nexus 7700 Cisco Nexus 7700
Ports (number and type) 48 ports, 1 and 10 GE 48 ports, 1 and 10 GE 48 port 1 and 10 GE 12 port 40 GE 6 port 100 GE 48 port 1 and 10 GE 24 port 40 GE 12 port 100 GE
Interface type SFP, SFP+ RJ45 SFP, SFP+ Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Plus (QSFP+), Bidirectional (Bidi) Cisco CPAK SFP, SFP+ QSFP+, Bidi Cisco CPAK
Fabric bandwidth (Gbps) 480 480 480 480 600 480 960 1200
Performance (Mpps) 720 720 720 720 900 720 1440 1800
NetFlow Sampled Sampled Sampled Sampled Sampled Sampled Sampled Sampled
Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Port Channel (vPC) support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FabricPath support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Layer 3 interface Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (CoE), FabricPath support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), Cisco Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
M-Series Interoperability in same VDC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A
N7K-
M148GS
-11L
N7K-
M148GT
-11L
N7K-
M108X2
-12L
N7K-
M132XP
-12L
N7K-
M224XP
-23L
N7K-
M206FQ
-23L
N7K-
M202CF
-22L
Line card family M1 M1 M1 M1 M2 M2 M2
Ports (number and type) 48, 1 GE 48, 10/100/1000 8, 10 GE 32, 10 GE 24, 10 GE 6, 40 GE 2, 40/100 GE
Interface type SFP RJ45 X2 SFP+ SFP+ QSFP+ CFP
Fabric bandwidth (Gbps) 46 46 80 80 240 240 200
Performance (Mpps) 60 60 120 60 120 120 120
NetFlow Full/
sampled
Full/
sampled
Full/
sampled
Full/
sampled
Full/
sampled
Full/
sampled
Full/
sampled
FEX support No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual PC (vPC)
support
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
QinQ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MPLS support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Overlay Transport
Virtualization (OTV)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Locator/ID Separation
Protocol (LISP)
No No No Yes No No No
FCoE, FabricPath
support
No No No No No No No
IEEE 1588 PTP No No No No Yes Yes Yes
PONG No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Nexus 7700 Supervisor 2E Nexus 7000 Supervisor 2E Nexus 7000 Supervisor 2 Nexus 7000 Supervisor 1
CPU Dual Quad-Core Xeon Dual Quad-Core Xeon Quad-Core Xeon Dual-Core Xeon
Speed (GHz) 2.13 2.13 2.13 1.66
Memory (GB) 32 32 12 8
Flash memory USB USB USB Compact Flash
Fibre Channel over
Ethernet on F2 module
Yes Yes Yes No
CPU share Yes Yes Yes No
Virtual Device Contexts
(VDCs)
8+1 admin VDC 8+1 admin VDC 4+1 admin VDC 4
Cisco Fabric Extender
(FEX) support
64 FEX/3072 ports 64 FEX/3072 ports 32 FEX/1536 ports 32 FEX/1536 ports
Connectivity Management
Processor (CMP)
Not supported Not supported Not supported Supported