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Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Configuration Limits for Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3)N2(1)

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Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Configuration Limits
for Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3)N2(1)

Contents

Introduction

Layer 2 Topology Configuration Limits

Layer 2 and Layer 3 Topology Configuration Limits

Layer 2 Switching, Fibre Channel, and FCoE Topology Configuration Limits

Related Documentation

Release Notes

Configuration Guides

Maintain and Operate Guides

Installation and Upgrade Guides

Licensing Guide

Command References

Technical References

Error and System Messages

Troubleshooting Guide

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Configuration Limits
for Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3)N2(1)


Release Date: June 13, 2011
Part Number: OL-25324-01
Current Release: Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3)N2(1)

This document describes the Cisco Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switch configuration limits for Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3)N2(1). Use this document in combination with documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.

Contents

This document includes the following sections:

Introduction

Layer 2 Topology Configuration Limits

Layer 2 and Layer 3 Topology Configuration Limits

Layer 2 Switching, Fibre Channel, and FCoE Topology Configuration Limits

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Introduction

The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switches include a family of line-rate, low-latency, lossless 10-Gigabit Ethernet, Cisco Data Center Ethernet, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and now native Fibre Channel switches for data center applications. The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series includes the Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform and the Cisco Nexus 5000 Platform.

Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.0(3)N2(1) introduces two new Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform switches that extend the versatility of the data-center class Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switches and provide higher density, lower latency, multilayer services.

The Cisco Nexus 5000 Platform includes the following switches:

Cisco Nexus 5020 switch

Cisco Nexus 5010 switch

For information about the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, see the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform Hardware Installation Guide.

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform switches have been tested for scaling purposes under the following deployment scenarios:

Layer 2-only deployments

Layer 2 and Layer 3 combined deployments

Fibre Channel and FCOE deployments


Note Verification topologies included all listed features configured to the Verified Limits simultaneously. The Maximum Limit for a given feature is the configuration limit or the hardware limit on a specific platform.


Layer 2 Topology Configuration Limits

This section describes the configuration limits in topologies that include only Layer 2 feature configurations.

Table 1 shows the Layer 2 configuration limits for Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3)N2(1):

Table 1 Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3) Layer 2 Topology Configuration Limits 

Feature
Cisco Nexus 5000 Platform
Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform
Verified Topology 1
Maximum Limits 2
Verified Topology 1
Maximum Limits 2

Active VLANs/VSANs per switch

504

507

(504 when FCoE is enabled)

31 are set aside for VSANs and the remaining are for VLANs.

4013

(31 are set aside for VSANs and the remaining are for VLANs)

4013

(31 are set aside for VSANs and the remaining are for VLANs)

VLAN/VSAN ID Space

4,013 Unreserved Space

4,013 Unreserved Space

4013 Unreserved Space

4013 Unreserved Space

Logical Interfaces3

12,000

12,000

14,500

14,500

VLAN ACLs (VACLs) per switch

128 (10 unique VACLs)

1024 (128 unique VACLs)

128 (10 unique VACLs)

1024 (62 unique VACLs with up to 2048 ACE entries across all VACLs)

Port ACLs (PACLs) per switch

576

576

1152

1152

Member interfaces per EtherChannel

16

16

16

16

IGMP Snooping groups

1,000

1,000

3,700

4,000

Maximum Fabric Extenders per Cisco Nexus 5000 Series or Nexus 5500 Series switch

12 units

12 units

24 units

24 units in Layer 2 mode

8 units in Layer 3 mode

Maximum Fabric Extenders dual-homed to a vPC Cisco Nexus 5000 Series or Nexus 5500 Series switch pair

12 units

12 units

24 units

24 units in Layer 2 mode

8 units in Layer 3 mode

MAC Table Size

13,8004

16,0004

29,0005

32,0005

Number of Switchport EtherChannels

16 (with the combination not exceeding 16, and not more than a total of 16 ports per EtherChannel)

16 (with the combination not exceeding 16, and not more than a total of 16 ports per EtherChannel)

48—Nexus 5548 or Nexus 5548UP switch

96—Nexus 5596 switch

48—Nexus 5548 or Nexus 5548UP switch

96—Nexus 5596 switch

Number of FEX Port channels/VPCs (across maximum number of FEXs)

576

576

900 in FEX-active/ active configuration

750 in FEX-straight through configuration

1152

SPAN Sessions

2 active sessions

32 source VLANs as a TX source

2 active sessions

32 source VLANs as a TX source

2 active sessions

32 source VLANs as a TX source

4 active sessions

32 source VLANs as a TX source

Configurable QoS groups (including class default)

5

5

6

6

No-drop qos-groups

1 class - FCoE no-drop

3 (including FCoE)

1 class - FCoE no-drop

4

1 Verified Topology—Indicates the verified scaling capabilities with all listed features enabled at the same time. The numbers listed here exceed that used by most customers in their topologies. The scale numbers listed here are not the maximum verified values if each feature is viewed in isolation.

2 Maximum Limits—Indicates the maximum scale capability tested for the corresponding feature individually. This number is the absolute maximum currently supported by Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3)N2(1) software for the corresponding feature. If the hardware is capable of a higher scale, future software releases may increase this maximum limit.

3 Logical interfaces are a product of the number of VLANs times the number of ports. This parameter reflects the load of handling port programming, and is not dependent on the spanning-tree mode or configuration.

4 2,200 entries are reserved multicast MAC addresses. The usable limit for unicast MAC addresses is 13,800.

5 4,000 entries are reserved multicast MAC addresses; 25,000 entries are reserved unicast entries.


Layer 2 and Layer 3 Topology Configuration Limits

Table 2 shows the configuration limits when using a Layer 3 module (N55-D160L3, N55-M160L3) on the Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform switch with Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3)N2(1):

Table 2 Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3) Layer 2 and Layer 3 Configuration Limits 

Feature
Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform
Verified Topology 1
Maximum Limits 2

Active VLANs/VSANs per switch

4,013

(31 are reserved for VSANs and the remaining are for VLANs)

4,013

(31 are reserved for VSANs and the remaining are for VLANs)

VLAN/VSAN ID Space

4,013 Unreserved Space

4,013 Unreserved Space

Logical Interfaces3

10,000

10,000

Member interfaces per EtherChannel

16

16

IGMP Snooping groups

3,400

4,000

Maximum Fabric Extenders per Cisco Nexus 5000 Series or Nexus 5500 Series switch

16

16

Maximum Fabric Extenders dual-homed to a vPC Cisco Nexus 5000 Series or Nexus 5500 Platform switch pair

16 per Nexus 5000 Series switch

16 per Nexus 5000 Series switch

MAC table size

27,4004

32,0004

Number of Switchport EtherChannels

48—Nexus 5548P and Nexus 5548UP switch

96—Nexus 5596UP switch

48—Nexus 5548P and Nexus 5548UP switch

96—Nexus 5596UP switch

Number of FEX port channels/vPCs (across the maximum number of FEXs)

512

768

SPAN Sessions

2 active sessions

32 source VLANs as a TX source

4 active sessions

32 source VLANs as a TX source

Configurable QoS groups (including class default)

6

6

No-drop qos-groups

1 class - FCoE no-drop

4


Layer 3 Configuration Limits
   

BGP

7,2005

8,000

RIP

7,2005

8,000

Multicast routes

2,000

2,000

RACLs

62 Ingress RACLs with up to 1664 ACE entries across all the RACLs

62 Ingress RACLs with up to 1664 ACE entries across all the RACLs

VRFs

25

1,000

Layer 3 Subinterfaces

100

100

ARPs

6,5006

8,000

1 Verified Topology—Indicates the verified scaling capabilities with all listed features enabled at the same time. The numbers listed here exceed that used by most customers in their topologies. The scale numbers listed here are not the maximum verified values if each feature is viewed in isolation.

2 Maximum Limits—Indicates the maximum scale capability tested for the corresponding feature individually. This number is the absolute maximum currently supported by Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3)N2(1) software for the corresponding feature. If the hardware is capable of a higher scale, future software releases may increase this maximum limit.

3 Logical interfaces are a product of the number of VLANs times the number of ports. This parameter reflects the load of handling port programming, and is not dependent on the spanning-tree mode or configuration.

4 24,000 entries are reserved for unicast MAC entries and 3,400 entries are reserved for IGMP groups.

5 7,200 is the maximum number of dynamic routes supported regardless of protocol.

6 The maximum LPM entries plus ARP entries plus SVI route entries is 12,000 entries.


Layer 2 Switching, Fibre Channel, and FCoE Topology Configuration Limits

Table 3 shows the configuration limits in topologies that include Layer 2 switching, Fibre Channel, and FCoE configurations.

Table 3 Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3) Layer 2 Switching, Fibre Channel, and FCoE Configuration Limits 

Feature
Cisco Nexus 5000 Platform
Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform
Verified Topology 1
Maximum Limits 2
Verified Topology 1
Maximum Limits 2

Active VLANs/VSANs per switch

504

507

(504 when FCoE is enabled)

31 are reserved for VSANs and the remaining are for VLANs.

512

4,013

(31 are reserved for VSANs and the remaining are for VLANs)

VLAN/VSAN ID space

4,013 unreserved space

4,013 unreserved space

4,013 unreserved space

4,013 unreserved space

Logical interfaces3

12,000

12,000

12,000

14,500

IGMP groups

1,000

1,000

1,000

4,000

Maximum Fabric Extenders per Cisco Nexus 5000 Series or Nexus 5500 Platform switch

5

12

5

24

MAC table size

14,0004

16,0004

14,0004

32,0004

Number of Switchport EtherChannels

8

16 (with the combination not exceeding 16, and not more than a total of 16 ports per EtherChannels)

8

48—Nexus 5548P and Nexus 5548UP switch

96—Nexus 5596UP switch

SPAN Sessions

2 active sessions

32 source VLANs as a TX source

2 active sessions

32 source VLANs as a TX source

2 active sessions

32 source VLANs as a TX source

4 active sessions

32 source VLANs as a TX source

Configurable QoS groups (including class default)

2

5

2

6

No-drop qos-groups

1 - FCoE

3 (including FCoE)

1 - FCoE

4

Native FC links per switch

16

16

8 on N5548

8—Nexus 5548 switch

48—Nexus 5548UP switch

96—Nexus 5596UP switch

FLOGIs or FDISCs per NPV port group

106

255

106

255

Zones per virtual or physical F port (includes all VSANs)

32

32

32

32

Zone sets per switch (includes all VSANs)

32

500

32

500

Zone members per physical fabric (includes all VSANs)

1,280

8,000

1,280

8,000

Zones per switch (includes all VSANs)

640

8,000

640

8,000

Maximum diameter of a SAN Fabric

7

12

7

12

FSPF interface instances per switch

192

512

192

256—Nexus 5548 switch

1,536—Nexus 5548UP switch

3,072—Nexus 5596UP switch

ISL instances per switch

6

16

6

8—Nexus 5548 switch

48—Nexus 5548UP switch

96—Nexus 5596UP switch

Virtual Fibre Channel interfaces

160

160

160

160

Max FCIDs allocated

320

2,048

320

2,048

Fibre Channel Flows

32

32

32

32

1 Verified Topology—Indicates the verified scaling capabilities with all listed features enabled at the same time. The numbers listed here exceed that used by most customers in their topologies. The scale numbers listed here are not the maximum verified values if each feature is viewed in isolation.

2 Maximum Limits—Indicates the maximum scale capability tested for the corresponding feature individually. This number is the absolute maximum currently supported by Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3)N2(1) software for the corresponding feature. If the hardware is capable of a higher scale, future software releases may increase this maximum limit.

3 Logical interfaces are a product of the number of VLANs times the number of ports. This parameter reflects the load of handling port programming, and is not dependent on the spanning-tree mode or configuration.

4 24,000 entries are reserved for unicast MAC entries and 3,400 entries are reserved for IGMP groups.


Related Documentation

Documentation for Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9670/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

The following are related Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender documents:

Release Notes

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Release Notes

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Release Notes

Configuration Guides

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Configuration Limits for Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(3)N1(1)

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Configuration Limits for Cisco NX-OS Release 5.0(2)N1(1)

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Configuration Limits for Cisco NX-OS Release 4.2(1)N1(1) and Release 4.2(1)N2(1)

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Fibre Channel over Ethernet Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Layer 2 Switching Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Multicast Routing Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Quality of Service Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS SAN Switching Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Security Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Unicast Routing Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch NX-OS Software Configuration Guide

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Fabric Manager Configuration Guide, Release 3.4(1a)

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide, Release 4.2

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Software Configuration Guide

Maintain and Operate Guides

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Operations Guide

Installation and Upgrade Guides

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide, Release 4.2(1)N1(1)

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

Licensing Guide

Cisco NX-OS Licensing Guide

Command References

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Command Reference

Technical References

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender MIBs Reference

Error and System Messages

Cisco NX-OS System Messages Reference

Troubleshooting Guide

Cisco Nexus 5000 Troubleshooting Guide

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

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