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Product Line: Cisco Nexus Series
Product Type: Network Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,059.00
Original price
$0.00 - $1,059.00
Current price $1,059.00
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Product Description

The N7K-M206FQ-23L Cisco module features 6 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports, designed for high-density networking with a capacity for up to 1 million IPv4 routes and 350K IPv6 routes. It supports extensive networking standards, including 128K MAC entries, 512K NetFlow entries, and up to 4096 simultaneous VLANs, with 2 GB DRAM for memory and compatibility with Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1 or later. Additionally, the module offers advanced features such as support for jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, 16,000 policers for traffic management, and operates efficiently within a power range of 720 W to 795 W, ensuring reliability and performance in demanding network environments.

Key Feature for the N7K-M206FQ-23L

  • What is the maximum number of Gigabit Ethernet ports available on this device?
    The device offers 6 ports of 40 Gigabit Ethernet.
  • How many MAC entries does it support?
    It supports 128K MAC entries.
  • Can you detail the IPv4 and IPv6 routing capabilities?
    Yes, it can handle up to 1 million IPv4 routes and up to 350K IPv6 routes.
  • What is the capacity for NetFlow entries?
    The device supports 512K NetFlow entries.
  • Is this device compatible with older software versions?
    It requires Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1 or later.
  • How much memory is available?
    There is 2 GB of DRAM memory available on the device.
  • What programming interfaces are supported?
    Supported programming interfaces include XML, Scriptable CLI, and Cisco DCNM GUI.
  • What are the device's dimensions and weight?
    The device measures 1.733 x 15.3 x 21.9 inches and weighs 16.5 lbs.
  • What is the typical and maximum power consumption?
    Typical power consumption is 720 W, with a maximum of 795 W.
  • What are the operational temperature and humidity ranges?
    Operational temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C, with a relative humidity range of 5% to 90% (noncondensing).

Product Review

The Cisco N7K-M206FQ-23L module supports a high-density configuration with six 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports, enhancing network scalability and performance. Its capacity for up to 1 million IPv4 routes and 350K IPv6 routes, along with 512K NetFlow entries, meets the demands of large-scale networks. However, the module's power consumption, peaking at 795W, may raise concerns for energy efficiency in data center operations.


The Cisco N7K-M206FQ-23L module is designed to enhance the capabilities of networks through high-density, high-performance Ethernet connectivity. This module is compatible with the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, offering advanced features and reliability for critical data center operations. It provides six ports of 40 Gigabit Ethernet, catering to environments that demand high bandwidth and throughput. Key hardware specifications include support for up to 128K MAC entries, allowing for a vast number of devices to be connected without compromising network efficiency. The module can handle up to 1 million IPv4 routes and up to 350K IPv6 routes, facilitating extensive network scalability and future-proofing for the adoption of IPv6 addresses. Additionally, it supports 512K NetFlow entries for enhanced network traffic monitoring and 128K ACL entries to ensure secure access control and traffic filtration. The module is engineered for performance with 2 GB of DRAM memory, ensuring smooth operation even under heavy load. It supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, reducing the number of frames needed for data transmission and improving network efficiency. The high capacity for simultaneous VLANs (4096) and bridge domains (16,384) enables complex network segmentation and virtualization for improved security and traffic management.
  • Software compatibility is ensured with Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1 or later, providing access to the latest features and updates.
  • The module supports programming interfaces including XML, Scriptable CLI, and Cisco DCNM GUI, offering flexibility in network management and automation.
  • It incorporates DWRR and SRR scheduling mechanisms to prioritize and manage network traffic effectively.
Designed for easy maintenance, it supports online insertion and removal, allowing for upgrades and replacements without disrupting network operations. The module occupies one slot within the chassis, with dimensions of 1.733 x 15.3 x 21.9 inches and a weight of 16.5 lbs. It operates within a typical power consumption of 720 W and can go up to a maximum of 795 W, making it energy efficient relative to its performance output. The operational temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and the operational humidity range of 5% to 90% noncondensing ensure reliability under various environmental conditions. For storage, it can withstand temperatures from -40 °C to 70 °C and a humidity range of 5% to 90% noncondensing, ensuring the module's longevity and durability over time. In summary, the Cisco N7K-M206FQ-23L module is an integral component for enterprises and data centers looking to scale their network infrastructure. With its high-capacity Ethernet ports, extensive route and entry support, and compatibility with advanced Cisco software and programming interfaces, it stands out as a key solution for enhancing network performance, security, and manageability.


Item CodeCisco N7K-M206FQ-23L
Port Quantity6
Port Specification40GbE (Gigabit Ethernet)
MAC Address Capacity128,000
IPv4 Routing CapacityUp to 1,000,000
IPv6 Routing CapacityUp to 350,000
NetFlow Entry Capacity512,000
Access Control List Capacity128,000
Supported SoftwareCisco NX-OS, Version 6.1+
Memory Capacity2GB DRAM
APIsXML, CLI (Scriptable), DCNM GUI
Queue ManagementDeficit Weighted Round Robin (DWRR), Shaped Round Robin (SRR)
Max Frame Size9,216 bytes
Bridge Domain Count16,384
VLANs Supported4,096
Rate Limiters16,000
Hot-Swap CapabilitySupported
Slot Number1
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.733 x 15.3 x 21.9 inches
Unit Weight16.5 pounds
Average Power Use720 Watts
Peak Power Use795 Watts
Operational Temp Range0 to 40 °C
Humidity Range in Operation5% to 90%, non-condensing
Temperature Range for Storage-40 to 70 °C
Humidity Range for Storage5% to 90%, non-condensing

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