Nexus 7700 F2-Series 48-Port Fiber 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module

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Cisco Nexus 7700 F2-48

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Manufacturer: Cisco
Part #: Cisco Nexus 7700 F2-48
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Warranty: 90 Days

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Nexus 7700 F2-Series 48-Port Fiber 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module


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The Cisco Nexus 7700 F2-Series 48-Port Module offers outstanding feature flexibility and wire-rate performance on each port. The module enables the deployment of high-density, low-latency, scalable data center architecture.

The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches are the foundation of the Cisco® Unified Fabric solution. Designed to meet the requirements of mission-critical data centers, these switches deliver exceptional availability, outstanding scalability, and the proven and comprehensive Cisco NX-OS Software data center switching feature set

The Cisco Nexus 7700 platform is 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 platform 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, and 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 have operation and feature consistency with the existing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, using a common system architecture, the same application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology, and the same proven Cisco NX-OS Software releases.

The Cisco Nexus 7700 F2e-Series module (Figure 1) is a low-latency, high-performance, high-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet module designed for the Cisco Nexus 7700 platform to deliver up to 768 wire-rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a single Cisco Nexus 7700 18-Slot Switch chassis.

The Cisco Nexus 7700 F2e-Series module is built on a switch-on-chip (SoC) architecture, in which a single ASIC implements all the module functions, including ingress buffering, forwarding of lookup operations, management of access control lists (ACLs) and quality-of-service (QoS) tables, establishment of lossless links to fabric interfaces, and traffic load balancing through virtual output queues (VOQs). This type of design increases performance while lowering the power and cooling requirements of the module. The module delivers 720 million packets per second (mpps) of distributed Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding and up to 480 Gbps of data throughput. A Cisco Nexus 7700 18-Slot Switch fully populated with the Cisco Nexus 7700 F2e-Series module has the capability to deliver up to 11.5 billion packets per second (bpps) and 15.4 Tbps of switching performance.

Features and Benefits

  • Each port can also be used at 1 Gigabit Ethernet speed, allowing IT departments to migrate to 10 Gigabit Ethernet according to the specific needs of their networks.
  • The Cisco Nexus 7700 F2e-Series module includes classic Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding, powered by the proven and comprehensive Cisco NX-OS feature set. This extremely comprehensive set of Layer 2 and Layer 3 functions makes this module excellent for data center networks, in which density, performance, and continuous system operation are critical.
  • The Cisco Nexus 7700 F2e-Series module is a key enabler of Cisco FabricPath. With Cisco FabricPath, organizations can build resilient, flexible, and if needed, massively scalable Layer 2 networks. Cisco FabricPath protects enterprises’ investments by allowing existing spanning-tree-based deployments to be connected to a Cisco FabricPath network.
  • The Cisco Nexus 7700 F2e-Series module can be used in conjunction with the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders. The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders (FEX) are designed to simplify data center architecture and operations by dramatically reducing the number of points of management.
  • The Cisco Nexus 7700 F2e-Series module delivers integrated Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), greatly simplifying the network infrastructure and reducing costs by enabling the deployment of unified data center fabrics to consolidate data center traffic onto a single, general-purpose, high-performance, highly available network. With the Cisco Nexus 7700 F2e-Series module, FCoE can be deployed in director-class modular platforms for the access layer and core of converged networks.
  • The virtual device context (VDC) feature helps enable the virtualization of a single physical device in one or more logical devices. Each provisioned logical device is configured and managed as if it were a separate physical device.
  • Configurable control-plane policing (CoPP), which protects the supervisor CPU from excessive traffic
  • ACL counters and logging capability to allow administrators to see what traffic is policed
  • Layer 2 to Layer 4 ACL for both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic
  • Cisco TrustSec® technology, including line-rate data confidentiality, data integrity, and ACL processing for security group tags (SGTs); data confidentiality and integrity conforming to the IEEE MAC security standard (IEEE 802.1AE MACsec) is supported on a subset of ports: more specifically, ports 41 to 48 (the leftmost eight ports) on the module support the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cipher, using a 128-bit key

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Product compatibility Supported in all Cisco Nexus 7700 chassis
Software compatibility Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.2.2 or later
Front-panel LEDs • Status: Green (operational), red (faulty), or orange (module booting)
• Link: Green (port enabled and connected), orange (port disabled), off (port enabled and not connected), or blinking green and orange in conjunction with ID LED blue (port flagged for identification; beacon)
• ID: Blue (operator has flagged this card for identification; beacon) or off (module not flagged)
Programming interfaces • XML
• Scriptable command-line interface (CLI)
• Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) web services
• Python
• Tool Command Language (TCL) Interpreter
• Cisco Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
• Cisco One Platform Kit (OnePK)
• OpenFlow
Connectivity 48 ports of 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (Small Form-Factor Pluggable [SFP] or Enhanced SFP [SFP+] optics modules)
Maximum port density • 768 ports of 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet in Cisco Nexus 7700 18-Slot chassis
• 384 ports of 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet in Cisco Nexus 7700 10-Slot chassis
• 192 ports of 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet in Cisco Nexus 7700 6-Slot chassis
Queues per port Configurable template-based queuing modes:
• Ingress (4q1t and 2q1t)
• Egress (1p3q1t, 2p2q1t, and 3p1q1t)
VOQ buffer • Enables fairness when one or more destinations is congested and provides support for lossless unified fabric
• 72 MB per module
Scheduler Deficit-Weighted Round-Robin (DWRR)
Jumbo frame support for bridged and routed packets Up to 9216 bytes
Performance 720-mpps Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding capacity for both IPv4 and IPv6 packets
MAC address entries 16K
VLAN 4096 simultaneous virtual LANs (VLANs) per VDC
IPv4 entries 32K
IPv6 entries 16K
Adjacency entries 16K
ACLs 16K
FCoE features • T11 VF-, VN-, and VE-port for multihop FCoE
• T11 FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP)
• Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF)
Advanced FCoE features • Virtual SANs (VSANs)
• Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR)
• PortChannels (up to 16 links)
• SAN trunking
• Storage VDC
Policers 1024
Control-Plane Policing (CoPP) Supported
Sampled NetFlow Up to 256 programmable sampling rates
Online insertion and removal (OIR) Supported
IEEE Data Center Bridging (DCB) • Priority-based flow control (PFC): IEEE P802.1Qbb
• Enhanced transmission selection (ETS): IEEE P802.1Qaz
• Data Center Bridging Exchange (DCBX)
Physical dimensions • Occupies one I/O module slot in a Cisco Nexus 7700 chassis
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.75 x 15.9 x 21.8 in. (4.4 x 40.39 x 55.37 cm)
• Weight: 17lb (7.7kg)
Power consumption • Typical: 400 watts (W)
• Maximum: 500W
Environmental conditions • Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
• Operational relative humidity: 5 to 90%, noncondensing
• Storage temperature: -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
• Storage relative humidity: 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 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 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

* Validation in progress

Safety • UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1
• AS/NZS 60950


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