Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

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Build a Next-Generation Network

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches create the network foundation for your next-generation Unified Fabric data center. Modular switches, including the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 7700 Series, deliver a comprehensive Cisco NX-OS feature set and open source programmable tools for software-defined network (SDN) deployments. They offer high-density 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet with application awareness and performance analytics


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Learn test results for the Cisco Nexus 7700 18-Slot Switch with 192 100 GE ports. (3:40 min)

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Features and Capabilities

High Performance with Comprehensive Feature Set

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches offer one of the most comprehensive data center network feature sets in a single platform. They offer high performance, high port density, and a full feature set for data center aggregation, end-of-row, and data center interconnect (DCI) deployments in a highly resilient modular platform.

The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series runs on Cisco NX-OS Software. It was specifically developed for the most mission-critical enterprise and service provider deployments.

The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series was designed around three principles:

Infrastructure Scalability

Virtualization, efficient power and cooling, cloud scale with automation, high density, and performance all support efficient data center growth.

Operational Continuity

The 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 technologies.

Technologies that you can support include:


Next-Generation Nexus 7700 M3-Series Modules: These feature-rich I/O modules deliver enhanced security, wire-rate performance with deep buffers, and high-capacity TCAMs for low-latency, highly secure, and scalable data centers.

Programmability with Cisco Open NX-OS: The Cisco Nexus 7000 family of switches offers an industry-leading, comprehensive set of programmable and automation tools for day-0 to day-N configuration and management. The 7000 Series offers standard, open, and programmable API interfaces for provisioning both control and data planes.

  • Flexible customization through third-party application hosting capabilities such as Puppet, Chef, and Ansible
  • Use of the Cisco NX-API for remote programmable access to the switch

Visit the DevNet community for programmability resources.

Virtual Topology System: Automate overlay provisioning for both virtual and physical workloads for faster application delivery.

Specifications at a Glance

  Nexus 7000 Nexus 7700
Number of slots 4, 9, 10, and 18 6, 10 and 18
Bandwidth per slot 550 Gbps 1.3Tbps
Maximum switching capacity 17.6 Tbps Up to 83 Tbps
1 GE density Up to 768 ports Up to 768 ports
1/10 GE density with Cisco Nexus 2000 Up to 3072 ports Up to 3072 ports
Line-rate 10 GE density Up to 768 ports (copper or fiber) Up to 768 ports
40 GE and 100 GE Up to 192 40 GE ports and 32 100 GE ports Up to 384 40 GE ports and 192 100 GE ports
Redundant supervisors Yes Yes
Hitless software upgrade Yes: In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) Yes: ISSU

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