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Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches


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 for the data center and campus core.

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17+ Terabits Capacity

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.

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A Single End-to-End Platform

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 platform runs on Cisco NX-OS Software. It was specifically designed for the most mission-critical deployments in the data center and campus.

Feature and Capabilities

The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series was designed around three principles:

New Innovations

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Cisco Nexus 7000 Fabric 2 Module

The second generation Fabric 2 module delivers twice the performance as previous generations.

  • Available for Cisco Nexus 7009, 7010, and 7018 chassis
  • Provides 550 Gbps-per-slot switching capacity across all Cisco Nexus 7000 Series chassis
  • Delivers up to 17.6 Tbps switching capacity in the Cisco Nexus 7018
Cisco Nexus 7000 F2-Series 48-Port 1/10 GE I/O Module

Cisco Nexus 7000 F2-Series 48-Port 1/10 GE I/O Module

The second generation F2-Series module delivers high-performance Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionality for the data center.

  • Line rate on all 48 ports with 720 Mpps and 480 Gbps of throughput
  • Comprehensive Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding functionality
  • Cisco FabricPath support, for highly flexible, scalable Layer 2 networks
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 support for high-density access top-of-rack (ToR) deployments
  • FCoE support for LAN and SAN convergence over a single Ethernet network
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Cisco Nexus 7009

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.

  • Rack-space-optimized for space-constrained campus core networks and data centers (14RU)
  • Operational consistency, through a common NX-OS release across the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
  • Investment protection, with support for all Cisco Nexus 7000 I/O modules, supervisor module, and power supplies

Specifications at a Glance

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
Redundant supervisors Yes
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

Featured Content

Evolutionary Unified Fabric
Learn how the Cisco Nexus portfolio delivers an evolutionary and highly scalable data center fabric. (2:15 min)

Scaling Data Centers
Cisco FabricPath scales data center virtualized and traditional networks.

Extending Layer 2 Networks (PDF - 6.33 MB)
Learn how OTV extends Layer 2 networks across geographically-dispersed data centers.

Complete End-to-End Data Center Solution (PDF - 525 KB)
Explore the benefits of top-of-rack and end-of-row architectures with the Cisco Nexus 2224TP, 2248TP, and 2232PP GE/10GE Fabric Extenders.

Converging LAN and SAN over a Unified Network
Get a highly scalable, modular, director-class platform for end-to-end FCoE deployments. See what the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series offers you.

Evolutionary Unified Fabric

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