The Cisco Nexus 7000 Enhanced F2-Series 48-Port 1 and 10GBASE-T Ethernet Copper Module (referred to as the Cisco Nexus 7000 F2e Copper Module in this document) offers outstanding flexibility and wire-rate performance on each port. The module enables the deployment of high-density, low-latency, scalable data center architectures based on the IEEE 802.3an standard, best known as 10GBASE-T.
The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches provide the foundation of the Cisco Unified Fabric. They are a modular data center-class product line designed for highly scalable 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks. The fabric architecture scales beyond 15 terabits per second (Tbps) and is designed to support future 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. To meet the requirements of the most mission-critical network environments, the switches deliver continuous system operations and virtualized services. The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series is powered by the proven Cisco NX-OS Software operating system, with enhanced features to deliver real-time system upgrades with exceptional manageability and serviceability. Its innovative unified fabric design is purpose built to support consolidation of IP and storage networks on a single lossless Ethernet fabric.
Support for 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Each port can be used at 1 or 10GBASE-T Ethernet speed, allowing IT departments to migrate to 10GBASE-T for their server connectivity according to the unique requirements of their networks.
Comprehensive Layer 2 and Layer 3 capabilities
The comprehensive set of Layer 2 and Layer 3 functions makes this module excellent for data center networks.
Virtual device context (VDC)
The Cisco VDC feature helps enable the virtualization of a single physical device in one or more logical devices. Each of the provisioned logical devices is configured and managed as if it were a separate physical device.
Cisco FabricPath technology based on IETF TRILL
Cisco FabricPath uses routing principles in the data plane and control plane to bring reliability and scalability to transparent bridging while maintaining flexibility and ease of use.
Efficient power use
Power consumption is exceptionally low, typically less than 9W per port. By enabling Energy-Efficient Ethernet, organizations can achieve an additional 15% power reduction in typical configurations.
Virtual output queuing (VOQ) with centralized arbitration
This feature enables fairness when one or more destinations is congested and support for lossless unified fabric.
Load sharing across all fabric modules
Through the high-availability design, bandwidth is shared across all fabric modules simultaneously for optimal performance.
Online insertion and removal (OIR)
Hot insertion and removal is supported for continuous system operation.
Identification (ID) LED
Through the beacon feature, administrators can clearly identify the module for a service condition; ports on the I/O module can send beacons as well.