Nexus 7000 2 Gen Supervisor Module

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Cisco Nexus 7000 2 Gen SM

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Part #: Cisco Nexus 7000 2 Gen SM
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Nexus 7000 2 Gen Supervisor Module


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The second-generation Cisco Nexus 7000 2 Gen Supervisor Modules scale the control-plane and data-plane services for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches in scalable data center networks. The second-generation Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor Modules come in two versions: Supervisor2 (Sup2) and Supervisor2 Enhanced (Sup2E)

The Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches comprise a modular data center-class product line designed for highly scalable 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks with a fabric architecture that scales beyond 15 terabits per second (Tbps). Designed to meet the requirements of the most mission-critical data centers, it delivers continuous system operation and virtualized, pervasive services. The Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches is based on a proven operating system, with enhanced features to deliver real-time system upgrades with exceptional manageability and serviceability. Its innovative unified fabric design is specifically built to support consolidation of IP and storage networks on a single lossless Ethernet fabric.

The Cisco Nexus 7000 Supervisor Modules are designed to deliver scalable control-plane and management functions for the Cisco Nexus 7000 chassis. The supervisor controls the Layer 2 and 3 services, redundancy capabilities, configuration management, status monitoring, power and environmental management, and more. It provides centralized arbitration to the system fabric for all line cards. The fully distributed forwarding architecture allows the supervisor to support transparent upgrades to I/O and fabric modules with greater forwarding capacity. Two supervisors are required for a fully redundant system, with one supervisor module running as the active device and the other in hot-standby mode, providing exceptional high-availability features in data center-class products.

Features and Benefits

  • Continuous system operation
  • Active and standby supervisors
  • Segmented and redundant out-of-band provisioning and management paths
  • Virtualization of the management plane
  • Integrated diagnostics and protocol decoding with an embedded control-plane packet analyzer
  • Upgradeable architecture
  • No hardware or software forwarding
  • Independent supervisor and fabric modules in a distributed architecture, enabling independent upgrades of supervisor and fabric modules
  • Transparent upgrade capacity and capability; designed to support high-density 10, 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Superior operating efficiency
  • System locator and beacon LEDs for simplified operations
  • On-board failure logging (OBFL) flash memory
  • Control-plane and virtualization features
  • Virtual device contexts (VDCs)
  • Fabric extender control plane
  • Cisco® Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) control plane
  • Layer 3 protocol learning
  • Spanning Tree Protocol processing
  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) processing for multicast, etc.
  • CPU shares to allocate and guarantee CPU for the highest-priority VDCs

Cisco Nexus 7000 Supervisor2 Enhanced Module
The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Sup2E Module (Figure 2) is based on a two-quad-core Intel Xeon processor with 32 GB of memory that scales the control plane by harnessing the flexibility and power of the two quad cores. With four times the CPU and memory power of the first-generation Cisco Nexus 7000 Supervisor1 (Sup1) Module, the Sup2E module offers the highest control-plane performance and scalability of the modules: for example, supporting more VDCs and fabric extenders.

Cisco Nexus 7000 Supervisor2 Module
The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor2 (Sup2) Module (Figure 3) is based on a quad-core Intel Xeon processor with 12 GB of memory and scales the control plane by harnessing the flexibility and power of the quad cores. A faster CPU and expanded memory compared to the first-generation Sup1 module enable better control-plane performance and an enhanced user experience.

Supervisor Redundancy
Two supervisor modules are required in a Cisco Nexus 7000 system for high availability with active-standby redundancy, with one supervisor module operationally active, and the standby device serving as a hot backup. Both supervisors in the redundancy configuration must be of the same type.

Advanced Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Tools
Management of large-scale data center networks requires proactive management tools to verify connectivity and mechanisms for capturing and analyzing traffic. The Cisco Nexus 7000 Supervisor Modules incorporate highly advanced analysis and debugging capabilities. The Power-On Self-Test (POST) and Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD) provide proactive health monitoring both at startup and during system operation. The supervisor module uniquely provides a built-in packet capture and protocol decoding tool that allows analysis of control-plane traffic to improve network planning, provide faster operation response times to events, and reduce operating costs.

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Item Sup2 Sup2E
Processor Xeon Xeon
Number of cores Quad core 2 quad cores
Speed 2.13 GHz 2.13 GHz
Kernel 64-bit 64-bit
Cisco NX-OS version Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1 Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1
Memory 12 GB (DDR3)
NVRAM 2-MB battery backup
32 GB (DDR3)
NVRAM 2-MB battery backup
Control and monitoring processor (CMP) Not supported Not supported
Flash memory USB flash memory USB flash memory
Removable storage 2 external USB memory slots:
• Log (8 GB)
• Expansion (2 GB)
2 external USB memory slots:
• Log (8 GB)
• Expansion (2 GB)
Power Typical: 109W
Maximum: 300W
Typical: 147W
Maximum: 300W
Dimensions • H x W x D: 1.18 x 15.35 x 21.85 in. (3.0 x 38.9 x 55.6 cm)
• Weight 10.34 lb (4.7 kg)
• H x W x D: 1.18 x 15.35 x 21.85 in. (3.0 x 38.9 x 55.6 cm)
• Weight 11.55 lb (5.25 kg)
Product compatibility Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches
Cards, ports, and slots 2 supervisor modules (must be of same type) required per system for high availability
Interfaces • Supervisor management port: 10/100/1000-Mbps Ethernet port
• Console serial port: RJ45 connector
• Auxiliary serial port: RJ45 connector
• 3 USB ports: 2 host and 1 device port for peripheral devices
MIBs Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) supported; see Cisco NX-OS Software release notes for details of specific MIB support
Network management Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)
Programming interfaces • XML
• Scriptable command-line interface (CLI)
• Cisco DCNM web services
Environmental conditions Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
• Relative humidity (operational): 5 to 90%, noncondensing
• Storage temperature: -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
• Relative humidity (nonoperational): 5 to 95%, noncondensing
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
• 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, issue 3; and GR-1089-CORE, issue 4)
• Verizon NEBS compliance
• Telecommunications Carrier Group (TCG) Checklist
• Qwest NEBS requirements
• Telecommunications Carrier Group (TCG) Checklist
• ATT NEBS requirements
• ATT TP76200 level 3 and TCG Checklist
• 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
Safety • UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1
• AS/NZS 60950


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