Create the network foundation you need for your next-generation unified fabric data center and high-performance campus core. Modular Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches deliver a comprehensive NX-OS feature set, with high-density 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet for the data center and campus core.
Second generation F2-Series I/O module, Fabric 2 modules and the small-form-factor Cisco Nexus 7000 9-Slot Switch are the newest additions to the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series.
For data centers, the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series offers an end-to-end solution in one platform for data center core, aggregation, and high-density, end-of-row and top-of-rack server connectivity. For campus core deployments, it provides a scalable, highly resilient, high-performance solution.
The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series was designed around three principles:
The second generation Fabric 2 module delivers twice the performance as previous generations.
The second generation F2-Series module delivers high-performance Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionality for the data center.
The small-form-factor Cisco Nexus 7009 is the latest addition to the flagship Cisco Nexus 7000 Series. This 9-slot, high-performance switch is designed to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) in space-constrained enterprise and service provider environments.
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|Number of slots||9, 10, and 18|
|Bandwidth per slot||550 Gbps|
|Max switching capacity||17.6 Tbps|
|Max packets per second||11.5 B pps|
|1 GE density||Up to 768 ports|
|1 GE density with Cisco Nexus 2000||Up to 1536 ports|
|Line-rate 10 GE density||Up to 768 ports|
|Hitless software upgrade||Yes: In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)|
|Switch virtualization||Yes: Virtual Device Context (VDC)|
|Programming interface||XML and CLI script|
|Management tool||Cisco Data Center Network Manager|
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