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Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

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The following table compares hardware capabilities of Cisco Nexus 7000 Series models. Please consult your Cisco representative to confirm the appropriate Cisco NX-OS Software release required to enable these features.

 

Nexus 7700 Supervisor 2E Nexus 7000 Supervisor 2E Nexus 7000 Supervisor 2 Nexus 7000 Supervisor 1
CPU Dual Quad-Core Xeon Dual Quad-Core Xeon Quad-Core Xeon Dual-Core Xeon
Speed (GHz) 2.13 2.13 2.13 1.66
Memory (GB) 32 32 12 8
Flash memory USB USB USB Compact Flash
Fibre Channel over
Ethernet on F2 module
Yes Yes Yes No
CPU share Yes Yes Yes No
Virtual Device Contexts
(VDCs)
8+1 admin VDC 8+1 admin VDC 4+1 admin VDC 4
Cisco Fabric Extender
(FEX) support
64 FEX/3072 ports 64 FEX/3072 ports 32 FEX/1536 ports 32 FEX/1536 ports
Connectivity Management
Processor (CMP)
Not supported Not supported Not supported Supported
  N7K-M148GS-11L N7K-M148GT-11L N7K-M108X2-12L N7K-M132XP-12L N7K-M224XP-23L N7K-M206FQ-23L N7K-M202CF-22L N77-M348XP-23L N77-M324FQ-25L 
Line card family M1 M1 M1 M1 M2 M2 M2 M3 M3
Chassis supported Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7700 Cisco Nexus 7700
Ports (number and type) 48, 1 GE 48, 10/100/1000 8, 10 GE 32, 10 GE 24, 10 GE 6, 40 GE 2, 40/100 GE 48, 1/10 GE 24, 40 GE
Interface type SFP RJ45 X2 SFP+ SFP+ QSFP+ CFP SFP, SFP+ QSFP+
Fabric bandwidth (Gbps) 46 46 80 80 240 240 200 480 960
Performance (Mpps) 60 60 120 60 120 120 120 720 1440
NetFlow Full/ Full/ Full/ Full/ Full/ Full/ Full/    
sampled sampled sampled sampled sampled sampled sampled Sampled Sampled
Virtual Port Channel (vPC) support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FabricPath No No No No No No No Hardware-ready Hardware-ready
VXLAN No No No No No No No Yes Yes
BGP-EVPN No No No No No No No Yes Yes
Encryption 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128- and 256-bit 128- and 256-bit
Cisco TrustSec Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FEX support No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Hardware-ready Hardware-ready
QinQ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MPLS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) No No No Yes No No No Hardware-ready Hardware-ready
FCoE No No No No No No No Hardware-ready Hardware-ready
FCoE and FabricPath No No No No No No No Hardware-ready Hardware-ready
IEEE 1588 PTP No No No No Yes Yes Yes Hardware-ready Hardware-ready
PONG No No No No Yes Yes Yes Hardware-ready Hardware-ready
F-Series Interoperability in the same VDC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
N7K-F248XP-25E N7K-F248XT-25E N7K-F348XP-25 N7K-F312FQ-25 N7K-F306CK-25 N77-F348XP-23 N77-F324FQ-25 N77-F312CK-26
Line card family F2e F2e F3 F3 F3 F3 F3 F3
Chassis supported Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco Nexus 7700 Cisco Nexus 7700 Cisco Nexus 7700
Ports (number and type) 48 ports, 1 and 10 GE 48 ports, 1 and 10 GE 48 port 1 and 10 GE 12 port 40 GE 6 port 100 GE 48 port 1 and 10 GE 24 port 40 GE 12 port 100 GE
Interface type SFP, SFP+ RJ45 SFP, SFP+ Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Plus (QSFP+), Bidirectional (Bidi) Cisco CPAK SFP, SFP+ QSFP+, Bidi Cisco CPAK
Fabric bandwidth (Gbps) 480 480 480 480 600 480 960 1200
Performance (Mpps) 720 720 720 720 900 720 1440 1800
NetFlow Sampled Sampled Sampled Sampled Sampled Sampled Sampled Sampled
Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Port Channel (vPC) support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FabricPath support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Layer 3 interface Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (CoE), FabricPath support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), Cisco Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VXLAN/EVPN No No Hardware Ready Hardware Ready Hardware Ready Hardware Ready Hardware Ready Hardware Ready
M-Series Interoperability in same VDC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7000 4-slot 7000 9-slot 7000 10-slot 7000 18-slot 7700 2-slot 7700 6-slot 7700 10-slot 7700 18-slot
Supervisor redundancy Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
I/O module slots 2 7 8 16 1 4 8 16
Bandwidth per slot (Gbps) 440 Gbps 550 Gbps 550 Gbps 550 Gbps 1.3Tbps 1.3 Tbps 1.3 Tbps 1.3 Tbps
Switching capacity (Tbps) 1.92 7.7 8.8 17.6 5 21 42 83
1 GE port density 96 336 384 768 48 192 384 768
10 GE port density 96 336 384 768 48 192 384 768
40 GE port density 24 84 96 192 24 96 192 384
100 GE port density 12 42 48 96 12 48 96 192
Rack space (RU) 7 14 21 25 3 9 14 26
Airflow Side-rear Side-side Front-back Side-side Front-back Front-back Front-back Front-back