The Cisco Nexus® 7000 M1-Series 32-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module with XL Option (Figure 1) is a highly scalable high-performance module designed for mission-critical Ethernet networks. The module uses the M1-XL forwarding engine that features a larger Forwarding Information Base (FIB). The module also supports a wide range of Small Form Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) transceivers, including Twinax CX1, allowing deployment flexibility in various types of networking environments.
The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches comprise a modular data center-class product line designed for highly scalable 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks with a fabric architecture that scales beyond 15 terabits per second (Tbps) and is designed to support high-density 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet deployments. Designed to meet the requirements of the most mission-critical network environments, it delivers continuous system operation and virtualized pervasive services. The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series is based on the proven Cisco® NX-OS Software operating system, with enhanced features to deliver real-time system upgrades with exceptional manageability and serviceability. Its innovative unified fabric design is purpose built to support consolidation of IP, storage, and interprocess communication (IPC) networks on a single Ethernet fabric.
The Cisco Nexus 7000 M1-Series 32-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module with XL Option has a number of key features that are designed to enable flexible deployment and support for environments requiring the highest performance and a comprehensive feature set. With an optional Scalable Feature license, the module can operate in the enhanced XL mode, which enables use of the full forwarding table, essential for large-scale deployments such as Internet peering environments. This larger FIB table can support multiple copies of the full Internet route table for use in Internet-facing deployments with Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) and virtual device context (VDC) support. The capability to operate in either non-XL or XL mode makes this module extremely flexible for many types of networking environments, without requiring a hardware module change or upgrade, and delivers a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
The 32-port module supports a broad range of transceiver modules, allowing deployment in various types of situations, including Twinax CX1 cable for in-rack or rack-to-rack links in the data center, long-reach intersite deployments over single-mode fiber (SMF), and short- and medium-reach deployments over multimode fiber (MMF) for data center and campus environments. The fabric interface on the 32-port module delivers 80 Gbps of bandwidth in each direction.
All Cisco Nexus 7000 I/O modules contain integrated forwarding engines. The M1-XL forwarding engine on the Cisco Nexus 7000 M1-Series 32-Port module is part of the Cisco Nexus 7000 M1-Series forwarding engines. The M1-XL forwarding engine is based on the M1 engine, incorporating larger FIB and access control list (ACL) tables. The module is fully compatible with, and offers feature consistency with, all existing M1 modules. The performance specifications for the Cisco Nexus 7000 M1-Series 32-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module with XL Option operating in non-XL and XL modes are described in Table 1.
Table 1. Performance Specifications for non-XL and XL Mode Operation
Up to 1M*
Up to 350K*
* Actual limit depends on prefix distribution.
Each M1-XL forwarding engine delivers up to 60 million packets per second (Mpps) of Layer 2 and Layer 3 IPv4 unicast forwarding or 30 Mpps of IPv6 unicast forwarding across all ports. The distributed architecture, with the forwarding engine integrated into each module, scales the forwarding performance of the chassis linearly by the number of I/O modules employed. The 18-slot chassis with sixteen Cisco Nexus 7000 M1-Series 32-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Modules with XL Option can deliver up to 960 Mpps of IPv4 unicast forwarding. Multicast forwarding is built into the I/O module performing egress replication.
The M1-XL forwarding engine also delivers ACL filtering, marking, rate limiting, and NetFlow with no degradation of performance. Powerful ACL processing supports up to 64K entries per module in non-XL mode or 128K entries per module in XL mode, where entries can address Layer 2, 3, and 4 fields in addition to new Cisco metadata fields that employ security group tags (SGTs).
The Cisco Nexus 7000 M1-Series 32-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module with XL Option offers exceptional security with integrated hardware support for Cisco TrustSec® technology, including line-rate data confidentiality, data integrity, and ACL processing for Security Group Tags (SGTs). Data confidentiality and integrity conform to the IEEE MAC security standard (IEEE 802.1AE [MACsec]). All 32 ports on the module support the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cipher, using a 128-bit key. New security ACLs are enhanced through hardware support for Cisco metadata headers capable of carrying SGTs. Security group ACLs (SGACLs) use SGT information to provide hardware-based enforcement of security policies, removing dependencies on IP addresses, thus improving scalability and simplifying manageability.
The Cisco Nexus 7000 M1-Series 32-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module with XL Option buffers data in virtual output queues (VOQs) before the data flows to the fabric. The data flow is controlled by a central arbiter on the supervisor module, using a credit-based buffer design. This architecture offers a lossless fabric that delivers quality of service (QoS) and fairness across all ports, even during congestion.
Table 2 summarizes the features and benefits of the Cisco Nexus 7000 M1-Series 32-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module with XL Option.
Table 2. Features and Benefits*
Enables larger forwarding table, providing investment protection through increased system flexibility and ease of sparing
Dedicated mode: Allows up to 8 line-rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports per module
Delivers up to 64 line-rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in the Cisco Nexus 7000 10-Slot Switch and 128 line-rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in the Cisco Nexus 7000 18-Slot Switch
Shared mode: Allows up to 32 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports per module
Delivers up to 256 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in the Cisco Nexus 7000 10-Slot Switch and 512 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in the Cisco Nexus 7000 18-Slot Switch
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VOQ with centralized arbitration
Enables fairness when one or more destinations are congested and support for lossless unified I/O
Load sharing across all fabric modules
Through its high-availability design, shares bandwidth across all fabric modules simultaneously for optimal performance
Through its fully distributed data plane, offers high-performance parallel forwarding
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
M1-based line cards with comprehensive feature sets, supports MPLS in the hardware
Integrated hardware support for Cisco TrustSec technology
Simplifies and scales access control by using SGTs and SGACLs and delivers data confidentiality and data integrity on all 32 ports using the IEEE 802.1AE standard
Online insertion and removal (OIR)
Supports hot insertion and removal for continuous system operation
Identification (ID) LED
Through the beacon feature, allows administrators to clearly identify the module for a service condition; ports on the I/O module can send beacons as well
* Initial software releases may support a subset of the overall hardware capabilities. Refer to the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS release notes for up-to-date software version information and feature support details.
Table 3 lists the specifications for the Cisco Nexus 7000 M1-32-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module with XL Option.
Table 3. Product Specifications
• Supported in all Cisco Nexus 7000 Series chassis
• Supported Fabric-1 or Fabric-2 fabric modules
• Supported SUP1, SUP2 or SUP2E Supervisor modules
Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.1 or later (minimum requirement)
2 GB DRAM
• Status: Green (operational), red (faulty), or orange (module booting)
• Link: Green (port enabled and connected), orange (port disabled), blinking orange (faulty port), off (port enabled and not connected), or blinking green and orange in conjunction with ID LED blue (port flagged for identification; beacon)
• ID: Blue (operator has flagged this card for identification; beacon) or off (module not flagged)
• Scriptable command-line interface (CLI)
• Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) GUI
Cisco DCNM 5.1
32 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (SFP+ pluggable optics module)
Maximum port density
256 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet for 10-slot chassis
512 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet for 18-slot chassis
All 32 ports have built-in IEEE 802.1AE MAC security and an AES cipher with a 128-bit key (requires a software license to enable)
Queues per port
• Ingress: 8 queues and 2 thresholds (RX: 8q2t)
• Egress: 1 strict priority queue, 7 Deficit Weighted Round Robin (DWRR) queues, and 4 thresholds (TX: 1p7q4t)
DWRR and Shaped Round Robin (SRR)
• Dedicated mode: 1 MB plus 65 MB per port on ingress and 80 MB per port on egress
• Shared mode: 1 MB per port plus 65 MB per 4-port group on ingress and 80 MB per 4-port group on egress
Jumbo frame support for bridged and routed packets
Up to 9216 bytes
Forwarding Engine: M1-XL
60 Mpps Layer 2 and Layer 3 IPv4 unicast and 30 Mpps IPv6 unicast
16,384 bridge domains and 4096 simultaneous VLANs per VDC
Switch fabric interface
80 Gbps in each direction (160 Gbps full duplex) distributed across up to five fabric modules
Online insertion and removal
• Occupies one I/O module slot in a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series chassis
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.733 x 15.3 x 21.9 in. (4.4 x 38.9 x 55.6 cm)
• Weight: 17 lb (7.7 kg)
• Typical: 611 watts (W)
• Maximum: 750W
• Certified for operation (operating temperature): 32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC)
• Design and tested for operation (operating temperature): 32 to 131ºF (0 to 55ºC)
• Operational relative humidity: 5 to 90%, noncondensing
• Storage temperature (nonoperating): -40 to 158ºF (-40 to 70ºC)
• Storage relative humidity (nonoperating): 5 to 95%, noncondensing
• FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) (USA) Class A
• ICES-003 (Canada) Class A
• EN55022 (Europe) Class A
• CISPR22 (International) Class A
• AS/NZS CISPR22 (Australia and New Zealand) Class A
• VCCI (Japan) Class A
• KN22 (Korea) Class A
• CNS 13438 (Taiwan) Class A
• EN300 386
• Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) criteria levels; SR-3580 NEBS Level 3 (GR-63-CORE, issue 3, and GR-1089-CORE, issue 4)
• Telecommunications Carrier Group (TCG) Checklist
• ATT TP76200 level 3
• European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) 300 019-1-1, Class 1.2 Storage
• ETSI 300 019-1-2, Class 2.3 Transportation
• ETSI 300 019-1-3, Class 3.2 Stationary Use
• ETSI 300 132-1
• UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1
• AS/NZS 60950
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches come with the standard Cisco 1-year limited hardware warranty
Table 4 summarizes the interfaces, cabling specifications, and distances of SFP+ optics supported by the Cisco Nexus 7000 M1-Series 32-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module with XL Option. Not all optics are supported in the first software release. Refer to the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Release Notes for up-to-date software version information and optics support details.
Table 4. 10 Gigabit Ethernet Interface Distances and Options1
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Table 5. Ordering Information
Cisco Nexus 7000 M1-Series 32 Port 10GbE with XL Option, 80G Fabric (requires SFP+)
Cisco Nexus 7004 Scalable Feature License
Cisco Nexus 7009 Scalable Feature License
Cisco Nexus 7010 Scalable Feature License
Cisco Nexus 7018 Scalable Feature License
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