Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switchesview expanded image

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.

Application Awareness and More

The integrated Cisco Network Analysis Module (NAM) provides deep-packet inspection into network and application performance to improve service delivery.

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

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

See Cisco Nexus 7000 industry leading innovations.

New Innovations

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)

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Enhanced F2-Series 48-Port 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module (SFP or SFP+)

Cisco Nexus 7004 Chassis

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
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
Service Modules Network Analysis Module (NAM)

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