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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Nexus
Product Type: Switch
Original price $624.00 - Original price $2,331.00
Original price
$624.00 - $2,331.00
Current price $2,331.00
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Product Description

The N77-F324FQ-25 is a 24-port 40G module compatible with Cisco Nexus 7700 series chassis, including the 6-, 10-, and 18-slot configurations, designed to enhance network performance and scalability. It supports a wide range of programming interfaces such as XML, Scriptable CLI, Cisco DCNM Web Services, Python, and OpenFlow, and offers advanced features like 144 MB Virtual Output Queue Buffer, 1.44 Bpps forwarding capacity, and Jumbo Frames up to 9216 bytes. The module also provides comprehensive traffic management with 4 ingress queues and 8 egress queues per port, supports 64K MAC address entries, 4096 VLANs, 64K IPv4 entries, 32K IPv6 entries, and includes 16K ACLs for enhanced network security and control.

Key Feature for the N77-F324FQ-25

  • What port type does the networking module support?
    The module supports 40G port types.
  • How many slots on the Cisco Nexus 7700 chassis is the module compatible with?
    Supported on Cisco Nexus 7700 6-, 10-, and 18-Slot Switch Chassis.
  • What types of programming interfaces are available for this module?
    Available programming interfaces include XML, Scriptable CLI, Cisco DCNM Web Services, Python, and OpenFlow.
  • How many MAC address entries can the module handle?
    The module can handle 64K MAC address entries.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature for the module?
    The maximum operating temperature is 40 °C.
  • How many queues per port does the module support for both ingress and egress?
    The module supports 4 queues per port for ingress and 8 for egress.
  • What is the size and weight of the module?
    The module measures 1.75 x 15.9 x 21.8 in and weighs 17 lbs.
  • How many VLANs can the module support?
    The module supports up to 4096 VLANs.
  • What are the IPv4 and IPv6 entries capacity of the module?
    The module supports 64K IPv4 entries and 32K IPv6 entries.
  • What safety standards does the module comply with?
    The module complies with UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, AS/NZS 60950 safety standards.

Product Review

The Cisco N77-F324FQ-25 module offers 24 ports of 40G connectivity, ensuring high-speed data transfer and compatibility with Cisco Nexus 7700 series chassis, making it suitable for scalable network infrastructures. Its support for advanced programming interfaces like XML, CLI, DCNM Web Services, Python, and OpenFlow enables flexible management and automation capabilities. However, the limitation of 4 ingress and 8 egress queues per port might restrict performance optimization in highly congested networks, despite its substantial virtual output queue buffer and comprehensive forwarding capacity.


The Cisco N77-F324FQ-25 is a high-performance module designed for the Cisco Nexus 7700 series switches, which include the 6-slot, 10-slot, and 18-slot chassis. This module is engineered to cater to the demanding requirements of modern data centers, delivering exceptional speed and reliability for both Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding of IPv4 and IPv6 packets. At the core of its specifications, the module boasts 24 ports, each capable of 40Gbps, making it well-suited for environments where high bandwidth and data rates are a necessity. The integration of this module into networks enhances connectivity and optimizes performance, providing a seamless operational experience. In terms of programmability and management, the module supports a range of interfaces including XML, a scriptable Command-Line Interface (CLI), Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) Web Services, Python, and OpenFlow. This flexibility ensures that network administrators can efficiently manage and automate the network infrastructure, adapting to various operational requirements with ease. - Front Panel LEDs offer visual indicators for Status, Link, and ID, facilitating easy monitoring and troubleshooting. - The module's compatibility with advanced queuing mechanisms is evident in its support for 4 ingress queues and 8 egress queues per port, ensuring efficient traffic management and prioritization. - With a substantial virtual output queue buffer of 144 MB per module, the N77-F324FQ-25 efficiently handles high volumes of data, reducing congestion and improving overall network performance. The hardware supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, allowing for the efficient handling of large data packets, which is critical in reducing processing load and improving throughput in high-performance computing environments. Additionally, the module has a forwarding capacity of 1.44 billion packets per second (Bpps), showcasing its ability to handle extensive data loads without compromising on speed or reliability. From a security and management perspective, the module supports up to 64K MAC address entries, 4096 VLANs, and comprehensive ACLs (Access Control Lists) up to 16K, providing robust network segmentation and security features. It also supports control-plane policing, further enhancing its security capabilities. The physical dimensions of the module are 1.75 x 15.9 x 21.8 inches, with a weight of 17 pounds, making it a compact yet powerful component within the Nexus 7700 series chassis. It operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can withstand relative humidity levels from 5% to 90%, ensuring reliability under varied environmental conditions. For safety and compliance, the module meets international standards including UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1 and AS/NZS 60950, ensuring it adheres to global safety regulations. In summary, the Cisco N77-F324FQ-25 is a highly capable module that enhances the performance, scalability, and security of Cisco Nexus 7700 series switches. Its extensive feature set, combined with high port density and forward-thinking design, makes it an essential component for enterprises aiming to optimize their network infrastructure for high-speed connectivity and operational efficiency.


Item Number Cisco N77-F324FQ-25
Manufacturer Cisco
Total Ports 24
Port Specification 40Gbps
Device Compatibility Compatible with Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Switches (6-slot, 10-slot, and 18-slot)
Indicator Lights on Front Status, Connectivity, Identifier
APIs XML, CLI (Scriptable), DCNM Web Services, Python, OpenFlow
Inbound Queues per Port 4
Outbound Queues per Port 8
Buffer for Virtual Output Queues 144MB per Module
Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) Supports up to 9216 Bytes
Throughput 1.44 Billion packets per second (Bpps) for Layer 2 and 3, IPv4 and IPv6
MAC Address Capacity 64,000
Supported VLANs 4096
IPv4 Address Storage 64,000
IPv6 Address Storage 32,000
Neighbor Entries 64,000
Access Control Entries (ACEs) 16,000
Control Plane Protection Available
Dimensions 1.75 x 15.9 x 21.8 inches
Weight 17 pounds
Operating Temperature Range 0 to 40°C
Humidity Range During Operation 5% to 90%, non-condensing
Temperature Range for Storage -40 to 70°C
Humidity Range for Storage 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Safety Standards UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, AS/NZS 60950

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