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Overview:

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

High performance

The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches run on Cisco NX-OS. It was specifically developed for mission-critical enterprise and service provider deployments. The switches offer a full feature set in a highly resilient modular platform.

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 features, and management to support zero-downtime environments.

Transport flexibility

Networking technologies can be incrementally and cost-effectively adopted. These include the Cisco Remote Integrated Services Engine (RISE), Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA), and Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV).

Programmability with NX-OS

The 7000 Series offers programmable and automation tools for zero-day to day-N configuration and management. Standard, open, and programmable API interfaces are available for provisioning control and data planes. Visit the DevNet community for resources.

Compare Nexus 3000 Series models

The series is designed for top-of-rack deployments. It offers 24 to 128 ports, high performance, and comprehensive features.


Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • 4, 9, 10, and 18 slots
  • 550 Gbps bandwidth per slot
  • Up to 192 40 GE ports and 32 100 GE ports
  • Redundant supervisors

Nexus 7100 Series Switches

  • 2, 6, 10, and 18 slots
  • Upto 2.8Tbps bandwidth per slot
  • Up to 480 40GE and 480 100GE ports
  • Redundant supervisors

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch:

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches combine high levels of scalability with operational flexibility. They provide the foundation for Cisco Unified Fabric. They are a modular data center-class product line designed for highly scalable 1/10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet networks with a fabric architecture that scales beyond 17 terabits per second (Tbps). Designed to meet the requirements of the most mission-critical data centers, the switches deliver continuous system operation and virtualized, pervasive services. The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series is based on the proven Cisco NX-OS Software operating system, with enhanced features to deliver real-time system upgrades with exceptional manageability and serviceability.

The first in the next generation of switch platforms, the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series provides integrated resilience combined with features optimized specifically for the data center for availability, reliability, scalability, and ease of management.

 

Main benefits

Coupled with Cisco NX-OS, the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series delivers a comprehensive set of features with nonstop operation in four chassis form factors:

  • 18-slot chassis with 18 front-accessible module slots and side-to-side airflow in a compact horizontal form factor with purpose-built integrated cable management.
  • 10-slot chassis with 10 front-accessible vertical module slots and front-to-back airflow and an integrated cable management system.
  • 9-slot with 9 front-accessible module slots and side-to-side airflow in a compact horizontal form factor with purpose-built integrated cable management.
  • 4-slot chassis with all front-accessible module slots and side-to-back airflow in a small form factor with purpose-built integrated cable management.

All Cisco Nexus 7000 Series chassis use a passive mid-plane architecture, providing physical connectors and copper traces for interconnecting the fabric modules and the I/O modules for direct data transfer. All intermodule switching is performed via the crossbar fabric ASICs on the individual I/O modules and fabric modules. In the case of Cisco Nexus 7004 chassis, since there are no fabric modules, the mid-plane provides the connectors and traces to interconnect the fabric ASICs on the I/O modules directly.

A scalable, fully distributed fabric architecture composed of up to five fabric modules combined with the chassis midplane delivers up to 550 Gbps per slot for 8.8 Tbps, 9.9 Tbps, and 18.7 Tbps of forwarding capacity in the 9-slot, 10-slot, and 18-slot switches, respectively. The 4-slot chassis delivers up to 1.92 Tbps of forwarding capacity in combination with the built-in fabric system.

The midplane design on the 9-slot, 10-slot, and 18-slot chassis and the backplane design on the 4-slot chassis support flexible technology upgrades as your needs change, providing ongoing investment protection.


Cisco Nexus 7000 4-Slot Switch Chassis

The Cisco Nexus 7000 4-Slot chassis with two I/O module slots supports up to 96 x 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 12 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 4 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, meeting the needs of small to medium-size data centers, co-locations, access- and aggregation-layer deployments, high-speed core deployments, and smaller operation zones. The Cisco Nexus 7000 4-Slot chassis also has two dedicated supervisor slots to provide full redundancy and high availability. The 4-slot chassis does not require fabric modules. The local I/O module fabrics are connected back to back to form a two-stage crossbar that interconnects the I/O modules and the supervisor engines. The backplane capacity is determined by the installed I/O modules.

  • Side-to-rear airflow increases the system density in a seven-rack-unit (7RU) footprint, optimizing the use of rack space. The optimized density provides the capability to stack up to six 4-slot chassis in a 42RU rack.
  • The fan tray with built-in fan and controller redundancy helps ensure reliability of the system and support for hot swapping of fan trays. The fan tray is on the top side of the chassis and draws the air from the right side of the chassis through the line card and supervisor slots and propagates it through the empty space on the left side of the chassis. The air then flows up to the fan tray on the top side and finally flows out from the vent holes on the back side of the chassis.
  • Even though Nexus 7004 does not have fabric modules, fabric redundancy is still provided. If the local fabric on one of the I/O modules fails, the entire I/O module is taken offline.
  • All modules, including power supplies and the fan tray, are accessible from the front.

Cisco Nexus 7000 9-Slot Switch Chassis

The Cisco Nexus 7000 9-Slot chassis with up to seven I/O module slots supports up to 336 x 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 42 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 14 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, meeting the demands of mission-critical campus core and data center deployments. It has two dedicated supervisor slots to provide full redundancy.

  • Side-to-side airflow increases the system density in a 14RU footprint, optimizing the use of rack space. The optimized density provides the capability to stack up to three 9-slot chassis in a 42RU rack.
  • Independent variable-speed system and fabric fans provide efficient cooling capacity to the entire system. Fan-tray redundancy features help ensure reliability of the system and support for hot swapping of fan trays.
  • I/O modules, supervisor modules, and fabric modules are accessible from the front. Power supplies and fan trays are accessible from the back.

Cisco Nexus 7000 10-Slot Switch Chassis

The Cisco Nexus 7000 10-Slot chassis with up to eight I/O module slots supports up to 384 x 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 48 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 16 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, meeting the demands of large data center deployments. It has two dedicated supervisor slots to provide full redundancy.

  • Front-to-back airflow helps ensure that use of the Cisco Nexus 7000 10-Slot chassis addresses the requirement for hot-aisle and cold-aisle deployments without additional complexity.
  • The system uses dual system and fabric fan trays for cooling. Each fan tray is redundant and composed of independent variable-speed fans that automatically adjust to the ambient temperature, helping reduce power consumption in well-managed facilities while helping enable optimum operation of the switch. The system design increases cooling efficiency and provides redundancy capabilities, allowing hot swapping without affecting the system; if either a single fan or a complete fan tray fails, the system continues to operate without a significant degradation in cooling capacity.
  • The system supports an optional air filter to help ensure clean air flow through the system. The addition of the air filter satisfies Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) requirements.
  • I/O modules and supervisor modules are accessible from the front, and fabric modules, power supplies, and fan trays are accessible from the back.

Cisco Nexus 7000 18-Slot Switch Chassis

The Cisco Nexus 7000 18-Slot chassis with up to 16 I/O module slots supports up to 768 x 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 96 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 32 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, meeting the demands of the largest data center deployments. It has two dedicated supervisor slots to provide full redundancy.

  • Side-to-side airflow increases the system density in a 25RU footprint, optimizing the use of rack space. The optimized density provides more than 16RU of free space in a standard 42RU rack for cable management and patching systems.
  • Independent variable-speed system and fabric fans provide efficient cooling capacity to the entire system. Fan-tray redundancy features help ensure reliability of the system and support for hot swapping of fan trays.
  • I/O modules and supervisor modules are accessible from the front, and fabric modules, power supplies, and fan trays are accessible from the back.

Features and Benefits

Coupled with Cisco NX-OS, the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series delivers a comprehensive set of features with nonstop operation in four chassis form factors:

  • 18-slot chassis with 18 front-accessible module slots and side-to-side airflow in a compact horizontal form factor with purpose-built integrated cable management.
  • 10-slot chassis with 10 front-accessible vertical module slots and front-to-back airflow and an integrated cable management system.
  • 9-slot with 9 front-accessible module slots and side-to-side airflow in a compact horizontal form factor with purpose-built integrated cable management.
  • 4-slot chassis with all front-accessible module slots and side-to-back airflow in a small form factor with purpose-built integrated cable management.

All Cisco Nexus 7000 Series chassis use a passive mid-plane architecture, providing physical connectors and copper traces for interconnecting the fabric modules and the I/O modules for direct data transfer. All intermodule switching is performed via the crossbar fabric ASICs on the individual I/O modules and fabric modules. In the case of Cisco Nexus 7004 chassis, since there are no fabric modules, the mid-plane provides the connectors and traces to interconnect the fabric ASICs on the I/O modules directly.

A scalable, fully distributed fabric architecture composed of up to five fabric modules combined with the chassis midplane delivers up to 550 Gbps per slot for 8.8 Tbps, 9.9 Tbps, and 18.7 Tbps of forwarding capacity in the 9-slot, 10-slot, and 18-slot switches, respectively. The 4-slot chassis delivers up to 1.92 Tbps of forwarding capacity in combination with the built-in fabric system.

The midplane design on the 9-slot, 10-slot, and 18-slot chassis and the backplane design on the 4-slot chassis support flexible technology upgrades as your needs change, providing ongoing investment protection.

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Chassis Common Components

All Cisco Nexus 7000 Series chassis have the following components:

  • Integrated cable management system designed to support the cabling requirements of a fully configured system at either or both sides of the switch, allowing outstanding flexibility. All system components can easily be removed with the cabling in place, providing ease of maintenance tasks with little disruption.
  • A series of LEDs at the top of the chassis provide a clear summary of the status of the major system components, alerting operators to the need to conduct further investigation. These LEDs report the power supply, fan, fabric, supervisor, and I/O module status.
  • A purpose-built optional front-module door provides protection from accidental interference with both the cabling and modules installed in the system. The transparent front door allows easy observation of cabling and module indicators and status lights without any need to open the doors, reducing the likelihood of faults caused by human interference. The door supports a dual-opening capability for flexible operation and cable installation while fitted. The door can easily be completely removed for both initial cabling and day-to-day management of the system.

Energy-Efficient Design

The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series uses power supplies that are up to 90 percent efficient, so less power is wasted as heat, and more power is available for the system to use than with typical power supplies.

The fan modules in the chassis adjust to compensate for changing thermal characteristics. At lower speeds, they use less power. In the 9-slot chassis, the fan tray is designed to completely turn off the power for a row of fans when the corresponding slots are unused.

Consolidation of multiple switches in the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series is enabled by the powerful combination of high density and performance, support for device virtualization, and comprehensive reliability and availability features. This consolidation increases the power efficiency by reducing wasted power from multiple partially loaded and inflexible systems.

Specifications

Model Cisco Nexus 7000 4-Slot Switch Cisco Nexus 7000 9-Slot Switch Cisco Nexus 7000 10-Slot Switch Cisco Nexus 7000 18-Slot Switch
Product compatibility Supports all Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor and I/O modules except the following:
N7K-SUP1
N7K-M132XP-12
N7K-M148GS-11
N7K-M148GT-11
N7K-F132XP-15
Does not use fabric modules
Supports all Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor and I/O modules
Supports Fabric2 modules
Does not support Fabric1 modules
Supports all Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor and I/O modules
Supports Fabric1 and Fabric2 modules
Supports all Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor and I/O modules
Supports Fabric1 and Fabric2 modules
Max local switching capacity 600 Gbps 600 Gbps 600 Gbps 600 Gbps
Max inter-slot switching capacity 440 Gbps 550 Gbps 550 Gbps 550 Gbps
Software compatibility Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1(2) or later Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.2 or later Cisco NX-OS Software Release 4.0 or later Cisco NX-OS Software Release 4.1 or later
Options Lockable front module door Lockable front module door Air filter
Lockable front module doors
Lockable front module door
Performance 1.44 billion packets per second (bpps) (IPv4 unicast) in combination with supervisor module and built-in fabric 5.04 bpps (IPv4 unicast) in combination with supervisor and fabric modules 5.76 bpps (IPv4 unicast) in combination with supervisor and fabric modules 11.5 bpps (IPv4 unicast) in combination with supervisor and fabric modules
Reliability and availability Online insertion and removal (OIR) of all redundant components: supervisor modules, power supplies, and fan trays OIR of all redundant components: supervisor and fabric modules, power supplies, and fan trays OIR of all redundant components: supervisor and fabric modules, power supplies, and fan trays OIR of all redundant components: supervisor and fabric modules, power supplies, and fan trays
MIBs Supports Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Versions 3, 2c, and 1 (see Cisco NX-OS Software release notes for details about specific MIB support) Supports SNMPv3, v2c, and v1 (see Cisco NX-OS Software release notes for details about specific MIB support) Supports SNMPv3, v2c, and v1 (see Cisco NX-OS Software release notes for details about specific MIB support) Supports SNMPv3, v2c, and v1 (see Cisco NX-OS Software release notes for details about specific MIB support)
Network management Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) 6.1.(2) or later Cisco DCNM 5.2 or later Cisco DCNM 4.0 or later Cisco DCNM 4.1 or later
Programming interfaces
  • XML
  • Scriptable command-line interface (CLI)
  • Cisco DCNM 6.1(2) web services
  • XML
  • Scriptable CLI
  • Cisco DCNM 5.2 web services
  • XML
  • Scriptable CLI
  • Cisco DCNM 4.0 web services
  • XML
  • Scriptable CLI
  • Cisco DCNM 4.1 web services
Physical specifications
  • Usable rack space: 7RU
  • 4-slot chassis: 2 dedicated supervisor modules and 2 I/O modules
  • 4 power supply slots
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 12.2 x 17.3 x 24 in. (30.9 x 43.9 x 61 cm)
  • Chassis depth including cable management and chassis doors is 29.6 in. (75.2 cm)
  • Unit is rack mountable in a standard 19-inch (482.6-mm) Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) rack
  • Weight
    • Chassis only: 45 lb. (20 kg)
    • Fan Tray: 25 lb (11.3 kg)
  • Supports 3-kW AC and DC and 3.5-kW HV AC/DC power supplies
  • Supports up to 6 chassis stacked in a 42RU rack
  • Usable rack space: 14RU
  • 9-slot chassis: 2 dedicated supervisor modules and 7 I/O modules
  • 5 fabric module slots
  • 2 power supply slots
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 24.5 x 17.3 x 24 in. (62.2 x 43.9 x 61 cm)
  • Chassis depth including cable management and chassis doors is 29 in. (73.7 cm)
  • Unit is rack mountable in a standard 19-inch (482.6-mm) EIA rack
  • Weight
    • Chassis only: 100 lb. (45 kg)
    • Fabric Module: 5 lb (2.3 kg)
    • Fan Tray: 25 lb (11.3 kg)
  • Supports 6-kW and 7.5-kW AC and DC power supplies
  • Supports up to 3 chassis stacked in a 42RU rack
  • Usable rack space: 21RU
  • 10-slot chassis: 2 dedicated supervisor modules and 8 I/O modules
  • 5 fabric module slots
  • 3 power supply slots
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 36.5 x 17.3 x 33.1 in. (92.7 x 43.9 x 84.1 cm)
  • Chassis depth including cable management and chassis doors is 38 in. (96.5 cm)
  • Unit is rack mountable in a standard 19-inch (482.6-mm) EIA rack
  • Weight
    • Chassis only: 200 lb. (90 kg)
    • Fabric Module: 4 lb (1.8 kg)
    • System Fan Tray: 20 lb (9.1 kg)
    • Fabric Fan Tray: 5 lb (2.3 kg)
  • Supports 6-kW and 7.5-kW AC and DC power supplies
  • Usable rack space: 25RU
  • 18-slot chassis: 2 dedicated supervisor modules and 16 I/O modules
  • 5 fabric module slots
  • 4 power supply slots
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 43.5 x 17.3 x 33.1 in. (110.5 x 43.9 x 84.1 cm)
  • Chassis depth including cable management and chassis doors is 38 in. (96.5 cm)
  • Unit is rack mountable in a standard 19-inch (482.6-mm) EIA rack
  • Weight
    • Chassis only: 187 lb. (85 kg)
    • Fabric Module: 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)
    • Fan Tray: 25.8 lb (11.7 kg)
  • Supports 6-kW and 7.5-kW AC and DC power supplies
Environment
Airflow direction Side to rear Side to side Bottom front of chassis to top back Side to side
Operating temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Operating relative humidity 5 to 90%, noncondensing
Operating altitude -500 to 13,123 ft. (agency certified 0 to 6500 ft.)
Seismic Zone 4 per GR63
Floor loading 42 lb. per sq. ft. 104 lb. per sq. ft. 190 lb. per sq. ft. 190 lb. per sq. ft.
Operational vibration GR63, Section 5.4.2
ETS 300 019-1-3, Class 3.1, Section 5.5
Storage altitude -1000 to 30,000 ft.
Storage temperature -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
Storage relative humidity 5 to 95%, noncondensing
Heat dissipation Maximum 3500W per chassis (actual dissipation will be lower, depending on the chassis configuration) Maximum 7500W per chassis (actual dissipation will be lower, depending on the chassis configuration) Maximum 12,000W per chassis (actual dissipation will be lower, depending on the chassis configuration) Maximum 18,000W per chassis (actual dissipation will be lower, depending on the chassis configuration)
Regulatory Standards Compliance
Regulatory compliance
  • EMC compliance
  • FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) (USA) Class A
  • ICES-003 (Canada) Class A
  • EN55022 (Europe) Class A
  • CISPR22 (International) Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 (Australia and New Zealand) Class A
  • VCCI (Japan) Class A
  • KN22 (Korea) Class A
  • CNS13438 (Taiwan) Class A
  • CISPR24
  • EN55024
  • EN50082-1
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • EN61000-6-1
  • EN300 386
Environmental standards
  • NEBS criteria levels
  • SR-3580 NEBS Level 3 (GR-63-CORE and GR-1089-CORE)
  • Verizon NEBS compliance VZ.TPR.9203 – Data Center
  • Lumen NEBS requirements
  • ATT NEBS requirements
  • ATT TP76200 Carrier Grade Level 1
  • ETSI
  • ETSI 300 019-1-1, Class 1.2 Storage
  • ETSI 300 019-1-2, Class 2.3 Transportation
  • ETSI 300 019-1-3, Class 3.2 Stationary Use
  • Reduction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) 5
Safety
  • UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1
  • AS/NZS 60950
Warranty Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches come with the standard Cisco 1-year limited hardware warranty

Documentation:

Download the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch Datasheet (PDF).

Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Switch:

The Cisco Nexus 7700 Switches are the latest extension to the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series modular switches. With more than 83 Terabits per second (Tbps) of overall switching capacity, the Cisco Nexus 7700 Switches delivers the highest-capacity 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports in the industry, with up to 768 native 10-Gbps ports, 384 40-Gbps ports, or 192 100-Gbps ports. This high system capacity is designed to meet the scalability requirements of the largest cloud environments.

The Cisco Nexus 7700 switches (Figure 1) have operational and feature consistency with the existing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, using common system architecture, the same Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) technology, and the same proven Cisco NX-OS Software releases.


Cisco Nexus 7700 2-Slot Switch

The Cisco Nexus 7700 2-Slot Switch, with one I/O module slots, supports up to 48 x 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 24 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports, or 12 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, to meet the demands of small campus and data center deployments in a compact 3 Rack Units (RU) footprint.

  • The Cisco Nexus 7700 2-Slot Switch has one dedicated half-slot supervisor.
  • The Cisco Nexus 7700 2-slot chassis does not include any fabric modules as it has a single module only. The system is capable of supporting all current and future Cisco Nexus 7700 modules at full line-rate switching capacity.
  • Front-to-back airflow helps ensure that the Cisco Nexus 7702 addresses the requirement for hot-aisle and cold-aisle deployments, to help provide efficient cooling.
  • The system uses one fan tray for cooling. The fan tray is composed of three independent variable-speed fans that automatically adjust to the ambient temperature, helping to reduce power consumption in well-managed facilities while supporting optimum operation of the switch.
  • The system supports an optional door and air filter to help ensure clean airflow through the system. The addition of the air filter satisfies Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) requirements.
  • The Cisco Nexus 7700 2-Slot Switch can have up to two 3- or 3.5-kilowatt (KW) power supplies. The redundant power supply configuration provides more flexibility in power redundancy configuration.
  • The I/O module, supervisor module, and power supplies are accessible from the front, and the fan tray is accessible from the back of the chassis.
  • The I/O module, supervisor module, and power supplies are inter-changeable across all Cisco Nexus 7700 chassis.

Cisco Nexus 7700 6-Slot Switch

The Cisco Nexus 7700 6-Slot Switch, with up to four I/O module slots, supports up to 192 x 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 96 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 48 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, meeting the demands of small to medium data center deployments in a compact 9 Rack Units (RU) footprint.

  • The Cisco Nexus 7700 6-Slot Switch has two dedicated half-slot supervisors to provide full redundancy, stateful supervisor switchover, and hitless In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) capabilities.
  • The Cisco Nexus 7706 has six fabric module slots to provide simultaneously active fabric channels to each of the I/O and supervisor modules. Through the parallel forwarding fabric architecture, the Cisco Nexus 7706 can achieve 10.5 Tbps of forwarding capacity or more.
  • Front-to-back airflow helps ensure that the Cisco Nexus 7706 addresses the requirement for hot-aisle and cold-aisle deployments to help provide efficient cooling.
  • The system uses three redundant fan trays for cooling. Each fan tray is composed of independent variable-speed fans that automatically adjust to the ambient temperature, helping reduce power consumption in well-managed facilities while helping enable optimum operation of the switch. The system also allows hot swapping of fan trays without negatively affecting the system.
  • The system supports an optional door and air filter to help ensure clean airflow through the system. The addition of the air filter satisfies Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) requirements.
  • The Cisco Nexus 7700 6-Slot Switch can have up to four 3- or 3.5-(kW) power supplies. The smaller power supply configuration provides more flexibility and greater control in power provisioning. The four power supply bays are designed for future growth.
  • I/O modules, supervisor modules, and power supplies are accessible from the front, and fabric modules and fan trays are accessible from the back of the chassis.

Cisco Nexus 7700 10-Slot Switch

The Cisco Nexus 7700 10-Slot Switch, with up to eight I/O module slots, supports up to 384 x 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 192 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 96 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, to meet the demands of large data center deployments.

  • The Cisco Nexus 7700 10-Slot Switch has two dedicated half-slot supervisors to provide full redundancy, stateful supervisor switchover, and hitless In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) capabilities.
  • The Cisco Nexus 7710 has six fabric module slots to provide simultaneously active fabric channels to each of the I/O and supervisor modules. Through the parallel forwarding fabric architecture, the Cisco Nexus 7710 can achieve 21 Tbps of forwarding capacity or more.
  • Front-to-back airflow helps ensure that the Cisco Nexus 7710 addresses the requirement for hot-aisle and cold-aisle deployments to help provide efficient cooling.
  • The system uses three redundant fan trays for cooling. Each fan tray is composed of independent variable-speed fans that automatically adjust to the ambient temperature, to help reduce power consumption in well-managed facilities while helping to enable optimum operation of the switch. The system also allows hot swapping of fan trays without negatively affecting the system.
  • The system supports an optional door and air filter to promote clean airflow through the system. The addition of the air filter satisfies Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) requirements.
  • The Cisco Nexus 7700 10-Slot Switch can have up to eight 3- or 3.5-(kW) power supplies. The smaller power supply configuration provides more flexibility and greater control in power provisioning. The eight power supply bays are designed for future growth, and most common configurations do not require the use of all power supply units for redundant power configurations.
  • I/O modules, supervisor modules, and power supplies are accessible from the front, and fabric modules and fan trays are accessible from the back of the chassis.

Cisco Nexus 7700 18-Slot Switch

The Cisco Nexus 7700 18-Slot Switch, with up to 16 I/O module slots, supports up to 768 x 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 384 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 192 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, to meet the demands of the largest data center deployments.

  • The Cisco Nexus 7700 18-Slot Switch has two dedicated half-slot supervisors to provide full redundancy, stateful supervisor switchover, and hitless In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) capabilities.
  • The Cisco Nexus 7700 18-Slot Switch has six fabric module slots to provide simultaneously active fabric channels to each of the I/O and supervisor modules. Through the parallel forwarding fabric architecture, the Cisco Nexus 7700 18-Slot Switch can achieve 42 Tbps of forwarding capacity or more.
  • Front-to-back airflow helps ensure that the Cisco Nexus 7700 18-Slot Switch addresses the requirement for hot-aisle and cold-aisle deployments to support efficient cooling.
  • The system uses three redundant fan trays for cooling. Each fan tray is composed of independent variable‑speed fans that automatically adjust to the ambient temperature, to reduce power consumption in well-managed facilities while helping to enable optimum operation of the switch. The system also allows hot swapping of fan trays without negatively affecting the system.
  • The system supports an optional door and air filter to help ensure clean airflow through the system. The addition of the air filter satisfies NEBS requirements.
  • The Cisco Nexus 7700 18-Slot Switch can have up to sixteen 3- or 3.5-kW power supplies. The smaller power supply configuration provides more flexibility and greater control in power provisioning. The 16 power supply bays are designed for future growth, and most common configurations do not require the use of all power supply units for redundant power configurations.
  • I/O modules, supervisor modules, and power supplies are accessible from the front, and fabric modules and fan trays are accessible from the back of the chassis.

Features and Benefits

Powered by Cisco NX-OS, the Cisco Nexus 7700 switches deliver a comprehensive set of features with nonstop operations in four chassis form factors:

  • Cisco Nexus 7700 2-Slot Switch: A 2-slot switch with two front-accessible module slots with front-to-back airflow and an integrated cable management system
  • Cisco Nexus 7700 6-Slot Switch: A 6-slot switch with six front-accessible module slots with front-to-back airflow and an integrated cable management system
  • Cisco Nexus 7700 10-Slot Switch: A 10-slot switch with 10 front-accessible module slots with front-to-back airflow and an integrated cable management system
  • Cisco Nexus 7700 18-Slot Switch: An 18-slot switch with 18 front-accessible module slots and front-to-back airflow with integrated cable management system

All Cisco Nexus 7000 Series chassis use a passive mid-plane architecture, providing physical connectors and copper traces for interconnecting the fabric modules and I/O modules for direct data transfer. All inter-module switching is performed via crossbar fabric ASICs on the individual I/O modules and fabric modules.

A scalable, fully distributed fabric architecture uses up to six fabric modules to deliver up to 1.32 Tbps per slot of bandwidth in the Cisco Nexus 7700 6-, 10-, and 18-slot switches on day one. In case of the Cisco Nexus 7700 2‑slot chassis, the fabric modules are not required since it uses a single I/O module. The midplane design on the 2‑, 6-, 10-, and 18-slot chassis supports flexible technology upgrades as your needs change, providing ongoing investment protection. Future fabric modules will allow higher bandwidth capabilities on the platform.

Common Components on Cisco Nexus 7700 Switches

All Cisco Nexus 7700 Switches have the following components:

  • An integrated cable management system, custom designed for the 2-, 6-, 10-, and 18-slot switches, supports the cabling requirements of a fully configured system at either or both sides of the switch, providing outstanding flexibility. All system components can easily be removed with the cabling in place, providing ease of maintenance with no disruption.
  • A series of LEDs at the top of the chassis (except in case of the Cisco Nexus 7700 2-slot chassis) provides a clear summary of the status of the major system components, alerting operators to the need to conduct further investigation. These LEDs report the power supply, fan, fabric, supervisor, and I/O module status.

Energy-Efficient Design

The Cisco Nexus 7700 Switches use 3.5-kW and 3-kW power supplies that are 96 and 90 percent efficient or greater, so less power is dissipated as heat, and more power is available for the system to use than with typical power supplies. These high-efficiency power supplies allow smaller power configuration and provide flexible power provisioning.

The fan trays in the switches have variable speed fans that adjust to compensate for changing thermal characteristics and use less power at typical operating conditions. Standard fan trays are included as part of the Nexus 7700 2-, 6-, 10-, and 18-slot chassis. The Nexus 7700 6-, 10-, and 18-slot chassis also support optional generation 2 fan trays. All fan trays provide NEBS compliance in combination with the rest of the components of the chassis for specific system configurations. Additionally, the generation 2 fan trays provide NEBS Level-3 acoustic compliance and short term operation at 55C for the Nexus 7700 6-, 10-, and 18-slot chassis if configured with the Nexus 7700 M3 100G I/O modules or future I/O modules.

Consolidation of multiple switches to Cisco Nexus 7700 Switches is made possible by the high density of ports on the switches combined with high-performance device virtualization, comprehensive reliability, and availability features. This consolidation capability provides multiple benefits such as reduced power, cooling, and space requirements to save on costs.

Specifications

Model Cisco Nexus 7700 2-Slot Switch Cisco Nexus 7700 6-Slot Switch Cisco Nexus 7700 10-Slot Switch Cisco Nexus 7700 18-Slot Switch
Port count 48 x 10 Gbps, 24 x 40 Gbps, and 12 x 100 Gbps 192 x 10 Gbps, 96 x 40 Gbps, and 48 x 100 Gbps 384 x 10 Gbps, 192 x 40 Gbps, and 96 x 100 Gbps 768 x 10 Gbps, 384 x 40 Gbps, and 192 x 100 Gbps
Product compatibility
  • Supports all Cisco Nexus 7700 switch modules except the following:
  • N77-F248XP-23E
  • Does not use fabric modules
  • Supports all Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Supervisor and I/O modules
  • Supports Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Fabric-2 modules
  • Supports Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Fabric 3 modulesS
  • upports all Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Supervisor and I/O modules
  • Supports Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Fabric-2 modules
  • Supports Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Fabric 3 modules
  • Supports all Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Supervisor and I/O modules
  • Supports Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Fabric-2 modules
Software compatibility Cisco NX-OS Software Release 7.2 or later Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.2.6 or later Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.2.2 or later Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.2.2 or later
Options
  • Door air filter
  • Lockable front module doors
  • Door air filter
  • Lockable front module doors
  • Door air filter
  • Lockable front module doors
  • Door air filter
  • Lockable front module doors
  • Power supply center cable management
System forwarding capacity No fabric modules
All I/O modules are line rate
21 Tbps 42 Tbps 83 Tbps
Max local switching capacity* 2.4 Tbps 2.4 Tbps 2.4 Tbps 1.2 Tbps
Max inter-slot switching capacity* n/a 2.4 Tbps 2.4 Tbps 1.2 Tbps
Reliability and availability Online insertion and removal (OIR) of redundant power supplies OIR of all redundant components: supervisor and fabric modules, power supplies, and fan trays OIR of all redundant components: supervisor and fabric modules, power supplies, and fan trays OIR of all redundant components: supervisor and fabric modules, power supplies, and fan trays
MIBs Supports Simple Network Management Protocol Version 3 (SNMPv3), v2c, and v1 (see Cisco NX-OS Software release notes for details about specific MIB support) Supports SNMPv3, v2c, and v1 (see Cisco NX-OS Software release notes for details about specific MIB support) Supports SNMPv3, v2c, and v1 (see Cisco NX-OS Software release notes for details about specific MIB support) Supports SNMPv3, v2c, and v1 (see Cisco NX-OS Software release notes for details about specific MIB support)
Network management Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)
Programming interfaces
  • XML
  • Scriptable command-line interface (CLI)
  • Cisco DCNM web services
  • Python
  • Tool Command Language (TCL)
  • Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
  • Cisco One Platform Kit (OnePK)
  • OpenFlow
  • XML
  • Scriptable CLI
  • Cisco DCNM web services
  • Python
  • TCL
  • Cisco IOS EEM
  • Cisco OnePK
  • OpenFlow
  • XML
  • Scriptable CLI
  • Cisco DCNM web services
  • Python
  • TCL
  • Cisco IOS EEM
  • Cisco OnePK
  • OpenFlow
  • XML
  • Scriptable CLI
  • Cisco DCNM web services
  • Python
  • TCL
  • Cisco IOS EEM
  • Cisco OnePK
  • OpenFlow
Physical specifications
  • Required rack space: 3RU
  • 2-slot switch: 1 dedicated supervisor module and 1 I/O module
  • No fabric modules
  • 2 power supply slots
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 5.15 x 17.3 x 29.1 in. (13.08 x 43.9 x 73.9 cm)
  • Chassis depth, including cable management and chassis doors, is 35.1 in. (89.15 cm)
  • Unit is rack-mountable in a standard 19-inch (482.6-mm) EIA rack; unit is also 2-post rack-mountable
  • Weight
    • Chassis only: 37.5 lb (17 kg)
    • Fan Tray: 13.5 lb (6.1 kg)
  • Supports 3-kW AC and DC and 3.5-kW HV AC/DC power supplies
  • Required rack space: 9RU
  • 6-slot switch: 2 dedicated supervisor modules and 4 I/O modules
  • 6 fabric module slots
  • 4 power supply slots
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 15.6 x 17.3 x 32 in. (39.62 x 43.9 x 81.3 cm)
  • Chassis depth, including cable management and chassis doors, is 38 in. (96.52 cm)
  • Additional depth with Generation 2 fan tray is 1.75 in. (4.5 cm)
  • Unit is rack-mountable in a standard 19-inch (482.6-mm) EIA rack; unit is also 2-post rack-mountable
  • Weight
    • Chassis only: 145 lb (65.8 kg)
    • Fabric Module: 5.6 lb (2.5 kg)
    • Fan Tray: 5.3 lb (2.4 kg)
    • Fan Tray (Generation 2): 7.75 lb (3.5 kg)
  • Supports 3-kW AC and DC and 3.5-kW HV AC/DC power supplies
  • Required rack space: 14RU
  • 10-slot switch: 2 dedicated supervisor modules and 8 I/O modules
  • 6 fabric module slots
  • 8 power supply slots
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 24.35 x 17.3 x 34 in. (61.85 x 43.9 x 86.4 cm)
  • Chassis depth, including cable management and chassis doors, is 40 in. (101.6 cm)
  • Additional depth with Generation 2 fan tray is 1.75 in. (4.5 cm)
  • Unit is rack-mountable in a standard 19-inch (482.6-mm) EIA rack
  • Weight
    • Chassis only: 160 lb (72.6 kg)
    • Fabric Module: 11 lb (5.0 kg)
    • Fan Tray: 8.5 (3.9 kg)
    • Fan Tray (Generation 2): 12 lb (5.4 kg)
  • Supports 3-kW AC and DC and 3.5-kW HV AC/DC power supplies
  • Required rack space: 26RU
  • 18-slot switch: 2 dedicated supervisor modules and 16 I/O modules
  • 6 fabric module slots
  • 16 power supply slots
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 45.25 x 17.3 x 35 in. (114.9 x 43.9 x 88.9 cm)
  • Chassis depth, including cable management and chassis doors, is 41 in. (104.1 cm)
  • Additional depth with Generation 2 fan tray is 1.75 in. (4.5 cm)
  • Unit is rack-mountable in a standard 19-inch (482.6-mm) EIA rack
  • Weight
    • Chassis only: 300 lb (136.0 kg)
    • Fabric Module: 20 lb (9.1 kg)
    • Fan Tray: 13.5 lb (6.1 kg)
    • Fan Tray (Generation 2): 17.75 lb (8.1 kg)
  • Supports 3-kW AC and DC and 3.5-kW HV AC/DC power supplies
Environment
Airflow direction Front to back Front to back Front to back Front to back
Operating temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Operating relative humidity 5 to 90%, noncondensing
Operating altitude -500 to 13,123 ft. (agency certified 0 to 6500 ft.)
Seismic Zone 4 per GR63
Floor loading 24 lbs per sq. ft. 92 lbs per sq. ft. 122 lbs per sq. ft. 230 lbs per sq. ft.
Operational vibration GR63, Section 5.4.2
ETS 300 019-1-3, Class 3.1, Section 5.5
Storage altitude -1000 to 30,000 ft.
Storage temperature -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
Storage relative humidity 5 to 95%, noncondensing
Heat dissipation Maximum 6650 BTUs per hour (actual dissipation will be lower, depending on the chassis configuration) Maximum 26,280 BTUs per hour (actual dissipation will be lower, depending on the chassis configuration) Maximum 52,500 BTUs per hour (actual dissipation will be lower, depending on the chassis configuration) Maximum 96,160 BTUs per hour (actual dissipation will be lower, depending on the chassis configuration)
Regulatory Standards Compliance
Regulatory compliance
  • EMC compliance
  • FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) (USA) Class A
  • ICES-003 (Canada) Class A
  • EN55022 (Europe) Class A
  • CISPR22 (International) Class A
  • AS/NZS CISPR22 (Australia and New Zealand) Class A
  • VCCI (Japan) Class A
  • KN22 (Korea) Class A
  • CNS13438 (Taiwan) Class A
  • CISPR24
  • EN55024
  • EN50082-1
  • EN61000-3-2
  • EN61000-3-3
  • EN61000-6-1
  • EN300 386
Environmental standards
  • NEBS criteria levels
    • SR-3580 NEBS Level 3 (GR-63-CORE and GR-1089-CORE)
  • Verizon NEBS compliance
    • Telecommunications Carrier Group (TCG) checklist
  • Century Link NEBS requirements
    • Telecommunications Carrier Group (TCG) checklist
  • ATT NEBS requirements
    • ATT TP76200 level 3
  • ETSI
    • ETSI 300 019-2-1, Class 1.2 storage
    • ETSI 300 019-2-2, Class 2.3 transportation
    • ETSI 300 019-2-3, Class 3.2 stationary use
Safety
  • UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1
  • AS/NZS 60950
Warranty Cisco Nexus 7700 Switches come with the standard Cisco 1-year limited hardware warranty

* Based on Nexus 7700 Series Fabric 3 Modules for the 6-slot and 10-slot chassis. Based on Nexus 7700 Fabric 2 Modules for the 18-slot chassis.

Documentation:

Download the Cisco Nexus 7700 Switches Datasheet (PDF).

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