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Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

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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.


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

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

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

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

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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

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