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Product Line: Cisco N77C7706
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $2,906.00
Original price
$0.00 - $2,906.00
Current price $2,906.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The N77-C7706 features a 6-slot chassis supporting a diverse range of port counts including 192 x 10 Gbps, 96 x 40 Gbps, and 48 x 100 Gbps, designed for scalability and high-density networking requirements. It operates on Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.2.6 or later, ensuring compatibility with Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Supervisor, I/O, and Fabric-2/3 Modules, and boasts a system forwarding capacity of 21 Tbps with a maximum local and inter-slot switching capacity of 2.4 Tbps each. The unit is engineered for efficiency and reliability within a 9 RU form factor, featuring integrated cable management, front-to-back airflow, and a comprehensive operating temperature range from 0 °C to 40 °C, ensuring optimal performance across diverse environmental conditions.

Key Feature for the N77C7706

  • What is the number of slots available in the chassis?
    • The chassis has 6 slots.
  • Does the product include a fan tray?
    • Yes, a fan tray is included.
  • Is a power supply included with the chassis?
    • No, the chassis does not come with a power supply.
  • What is the airflow direction for this product?
    • The airflow direction is front-to-back.
  • Does the chassis have an integrated cable management system?
    • Yes, there is an integrated cable management system.
  • What is the total port count for 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps, and 100 Gbps ports?
    • The chassis supports 192 x 10 Gbps, 96 x 40 Gbps, and 48 x 100 Gbps ports.
  • What product compatibility does the chassis offer?
    • It supports all Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Supervisor and I/O Modules, Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Fabric-2 Modules, and Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Fabric 3 Modules.
  • What software is compatible with the chassis?
    • Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.2.6 or later is compatible.
  • What is the system's forwarding capacity?
    • The system has a forwarding capacity of 21 Tbps.
  • What are the maximum local and inter-slot switching capacities?
    • Both the maximum local and inter-slot switching capacities are 2.4 Tbps.

Product Review

The Cisco N77-C7706 offers a high-density port configuration, supporting up to 192x10 Gbps, 96x40 Gbps, and 48x100 Gbps, which allows for flexible network design and scalability. However, the lack of a power supply unit included necessitates an additional purchase, potentially increasing overall costs. Its compatibility with a wide range of Cisco Nexus 7700 series modules and a system forwarding capacity of 21 Tbps ensures high performance and reliability for extensive network environments.


The Cisco N77-C7706 is a high-performance networking chassis designed to meet the demanding needs of modern data centers. It is part of the Cisco Nexus 7700 series and offers a compact form factor of 9 rack units (RU) with dimensions of 15.6 x 17.3 x 32 inches and a weight of 145 pounds for the chassis alone. This chassis is engineered to support a wide range of networking requirements with its versatile slot and port configurations. The chassis accommodates six slots, which are compatible with all Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Supervisor and I/O Modules, as well as Cisco Nexus 7700 Series Fabric-2 and Fabric-3 Modules. This compatibility ensures flexibility in network design and the ability to scale operations efficiently. The Cisco N77-C7706 supports a diverse range of port speeds, including 192 x 10 Gbps, 96 x 40 Gbps, and 48 x 100 Gbps, allowing for a wide array of connectivity options to meet various networking demands. Key hardware specifications include: - Integrated cable management system, ensuring organized and efficient cable routing. - Front-to-back airflow design, promoting optimal cooling and system reliability. - Fan tray included, though the chassis does not come with a power supply unit. In terms of performance, the system forwarding capacity reaches up to 21 Tbps, with both maximum local switching capacity and maximum inter-slot switching capacity at 2.4 Tbps. These specifications highlight the chassis's ability to handle large volumes of data traffic, ensuring high-speed data transfer and processing across the network. The Cisco N77-C7706 operates effectively within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can function at altitudes from -500 to 13,123 feet. It supports a minimum operating relative humidity of 5% (noncondensing) and a maximum of 95% (noncondensing), accommodating a wide variety of environmental conditions. The chassis is also designed to withstand seismic activities up to Zone 4 per GR63 standards and has a floor loading capacity of 92 lbs per square foot. For storage, the chassis can be kept at temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 70 °C, with a relative humidity range of 5% to 95% (noncondensing). Its heat dissipation capacity is a maximum of 26,280 BTU/Hour, indicating efficient management of thermal output during operations. Software compatibility is an essential aspect of the Cisco N77-C7706, which supports Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.2.6 or later. This software compatibility ensures that the chassis can leverage the latest networking technologies and security features provided by Cisco's operating system. In summary, the Cisco N77-C7706 stands out as a versatile and efficient networking chassis suitable for data centers looking to optimize their network infrastructure. Its comprehensive compatibility with Cisco Nexus 7700 Series modules, along with its impressive performance metrics and environmental tolerances, make it a reliable choice for organizations aiming to enhance their networking capabilities.


Item Number and CreatorCisco N77-C7706
Chassis Slot Quantity6
Equipped with Fan ModuleYes
Included Power SupplyNo
Cooling DirectionFront-to-Back
Built-in Cable Organization FeatureYes
Available Ports192 x 10 Gbps, 96 x 40 Gbps, 48 x 100 Gbps
Compatibility with ProductsCompatible with all items in the Cisco Nexus 7700 Series including Supervisor and I/O Modules, Fabric-2, and Fabric 3 Modules
Required SoftwareMust run Cisco NX-OS Software, version 6.2.6 or above
Overall System Throughput21 Terabits per second
Peak Local Processing Capability2.4 Terabits per second
Top Inter-Slot Data Handling Capacity2.4 Terabits per second
Device Dimensions9 Rack Units
Physical Measurements15.6 x 17.3 x 32 inches
Mass145 pounds (Chassis Alone)
Lowest Operational Temperature0 Degrees Celsius
Highest Operational Temperature40 Degrees Celsius
Operational Humidity Minimum5% Humidity (Noncondensing)
Operational Humidity Maximum95% Humidity (Noncondensing)
Usage Elevation Range-500 to 13,123 feet
Seismic Stability RatingZone 4, according to GR63 standards
Ground Pressure Requirement92 pounds per square foot
Storage Temperature Range Low-40 Degrees Celsius
Storage Temperature Range High70 Degrees Celsius
Humidity Range for Storage5% to 95% Humidity (Noncondensing)
Maximum Thermal Output26,280 BTUs per Hour

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