Build a Next-Generation Network
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 with application-awareness and comprehensive performance analytics for the data center.
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Application Awareness and More
The integrated Cisco Network Analysis Module (NAM) provides deep-packet inspection into network and application performance to improve service delivery.Learn More
A Single End-to-End Platform
The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series offers a comprehensive, one-platform solution for the data center core network. It also provides aggregation, high density, and end-of-row and top-of-rack server connectivity. For campus core deployments, it offers a scalable, highly resilient, high-performance solution.
The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series was designed around three principles:
- Infrastructure scalability: Virtualization, efficient power and cooling, high density, and performance all support efficient data center infrastructure growth.
- Operational continuity: The Cisco Nexus design integrates hardware, NX-OS software features, and management to support zero-downtime environments.
- Transport flexibility: You can incrementally and cost-effectively adopt new networking innovations and technologies.
New technologies that you can support include:
Innovations and Investment Protection
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Network Analysis Module (NAM)
The new integrated NAM brings application-awareness and comprehensive performance analytics to Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches. It delivers superior visibility into network and application performance to help you more effectively manage network operations and services delivery in the Unified Data Center.
Enhanced Copper and Fiber F2-Series Modules
The new Cisco Nexus 7000 enhanced F2-Series (F2e) modules help to enable full Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionality. They also support Unified Fabric features such as Cisco FabricPath, FCoE, and IEEE 802.1az link encryption, and interoperability with M-Series modules in the same-Virtual Device Context (VDC).
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Enhanced F2-Series 48-Port 1 and 10GBASE-T Ethernet Module (RJ45)Read Data Sheet
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Enhanced F2-Series 48-Port 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module (SFP or SFP+)Read Data Sheet
The new 4-slot Cisco Nexus 7000 chassis delivers up to 1.92 Tbps switching capacity in a compact 7 rack-unit (RU) form factor. This provides an ideal solution for small and midsize data center core and edge deployments.
Specifications at a Glance
|Number of slots||4, 9, 10, and 18|
|Bandwidth per slot||550 Gbps|
|Max switching capacity||17.6 Tbps|
|Max packets per second||11.5 billion|
|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 (copper or fiber)|
|40GE and 100GE||Up to 96 40GE ports and 32 100GE 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|
|Service Modules||Network Analysis Module (NAM)|
Build a Unified Data Center
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Learn about the similarities and differences of the models within this product series.
Cisco Nexus 7000 10-Slot Switch
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