Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Switches.

Cisco Recently announced Nexus 7700 series switches which is latest extension to Cisco nexus 7000 series switches. Nexus 7700 series consist of two models : Cisco Nexus 7700 – 10 Slot Switch and Cisco Nexus 7700 – 18 Slot Switch . Cisco Nexus 7700 is mainly for mission critical data centers which delivers high availability and scalability.

Nexus 7700 series switches have more than 83 terabits per second switching capacity. Cisco Nexus 7700 Switches delivers the highest-capacity 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports in the industry.

Nexus 7700 are powered by same nexus 7000 series OS.

Below table gives comparison between the two models.

Description Nexus 7710Nexus 7718
Slots1018
Rack Unit14 RU26 RU
Port Density384 – 10G ports or 192 – 40G ports or 96 100G ports768 – 10G ports or 384 – 40G ports or 192 100G ports
Bandwidth21 Tbits Full Duplex42 Tbits Full Duplex
Air FlowFront to BackFront to Back
Switch Fabric ModulesUpto 6Upto 6
Power Suppliesupto 8 power suppliesupto 16 power supplies

Next we will see the difference between existing Nexus 7000 and new Cisco nexus 7700 series.

Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Specifications at a Glance

Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Chassis Comparison:

Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Chassis Comparison

Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Supervisors Comparison:

Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Supervisors Comparison

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