Cisco Nexus 7010 Bundle includes Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor Module and Cisco Nexus 7000 Fabric Module.
The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches combine the highest levels of scalability with operational flexibility. The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series 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. 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 series is based on a proven operating system, with enhanced features to deliver real-time system upgrades with exceptional manageability and serviceability. Its innovative design is purpose built to support end-to-end data center connectivity, consolidating IP, storage, and interprocess communication (IPC) networks onto a single Ethernet fabric. 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.
The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor Module is designed to deliver scalable control plane and management functions for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series chassis. It is based on a dual core processor that scales the control plane by harnessing the flexibility and power of the dual cores. The supervisors control 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 higher forwarding capacity-capable I/O and fabric modules. The supervisor incorporates an innovative dedicated connectivity management processor (CMP) to support remote management and troubleshooting of the complete system.
The Cisco Nexus 7000 Fabric Modules for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Chassis are separate fabric modules that provide parallel fabric channels to each I/O and supervisor module slot. Up to five simultaneously active fabric modules work together delivering up to 230Gbps per slot. Through the parallel forwarding architecture, a system capacity of more than 8Tbps is achieved with the five fabric modules. The fabric module provides the central switching element for fully distributed forwarding on the I/O modules.
THE CISCO NEXUS 7000 SERIES SWITCHES FEATURES:
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. 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.
THE CISCO NEXUS 7000 SERIES SUPERVISOR MODULE FEATURES:
High-performance dual-core Intel Xeon processor
The multithreaded operating system runs on a dedicated dual-core processor. The flexible dual-core design harnesses the maximum processing power for control plane processing with enhanced reliability.
Two supervisor modules operate in active and standby modes with stateful supervisor failover to enhance total system availability.
Resilient dedicated connectivity to each fabric and I/O module slot
Dual redundant Ethernet out-of-band channels to each module and fabric provide resilience for communication between the control and line card processors.
Embedded packet analyzer
An advanced integrated troubleshooting tool reduces the need for dedicated protocol analyzers and provides faster resolution of control plane problems.
LEDs provide visible indication of the supervisor ID, active or standby status, power management, and activity on the compact flash drive.
Identification (ID) LED
Using the beacon feature, the administrator can clearly identify the chassis and supervisor module.
Dedicated operating environment
An independent remote system management and monitoring capability allows 'lights out' management of the system.
Monitoring of supervisor status and initiation of resets
Remote monitoring removes the need for separate terminal server devices for out-of-band management.
Access to supervisor logs
Access to critical log information enables rapid detection and prevention of potential system problems.
THE CISCO NEXUS 7000 FABRIC MODULES FEATURES:
High availability and redundancy
The fabrics support multilevel redundancy, where all available fabrics are active, and provide redundancy for all other fabric modules. All I/O module slots receive a fair share of the total fabric bandwidth, helping ensure lossless forwarding in the event of failover.
The combined fabric modules deliver 10 channels per I/O module and 5 channels per supervisor module, for a scalable capacity of more than 8Tbps for forwarding performance, which can be increased as your needs grow.
Nondisruptive addition and removal of fabric modules
The switch capacity can scale with the addition of modules, with transparent upgrades for continuous operations.
Arbitrated crossbar for unicast
Class-of-service-aware forwarding is delivered in a fully distributed forwarding system that allows future enhancements to Ethernet to support unified I/O.
In conjunction with the supervisor module, VoQ provides a quality-of-service (QoS) aware lossless fabric, avoiding the problems associated with head-of-line blocking.
Multistage crossbar fabric
System forwarding performance is enhanced by a combination of local fabric switching between ports on the same module and centralized forwarding through the fabric for ports on different modules.
Superframing and frame segmentation
Crossbar efficiency is optimized by the use of superframing and frame segmentation to provide deterministic latency and throughput.
Using the beacon feature, the administrator can clearly identify the chassis and fabric module.