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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco N7KC7004
Product Type: Switch
Original price $2,527.00 - Original price $2,796.00
Original price
$2,527.00 - $2,796.00
Current price $2,527.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The N7K-C7004 Cisco features a 4-slot chassis with side-to-side airflow and an integrated cable management system, designed for efficient space utilization and cooling. It supports a maximum local switching capacity of 600 Gbps and an inter-slot switching capacity of 440 Gbps, ensuring high-speed data transmission across the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series. With software compatibility starting from Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1(2), it offers advanced network management through Cisco DCNM 6.1(2) and programming interfaces including XML, CLI, and web services, catering to a wide range of network environments.

Key Feature for the N7KC7004

  • What is the number of slots available in the chassis?
    There are 4 slots available in the chassis.
  • Does the product offer an integrated cable management system?
    Yes, an integrated cable management system is included.
  • Is a power supply included with the chassis?
    No, the chassis does not come with a power supply.
  • What type of airflow does the chassis support?
    The chassis supports side-to-side airflow.
  • Can the chassis support Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor and I/O Modules?
    Yes, it supports almost all Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor and I/O Modules.
  • What is the maximum local switching capacity?
    The maximum local switching capacity is 600 Gbps.
  • What software versions are compatible with this chassis?
    The chassis is compatible with Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1(2) or later.
  • What is the performance capability of the chassis in terms of packet processing?
    It can process up to 1.44 billion packets per second (bpps) (IPv4 unicast) in combination with the supervisor module and built-in fabric.
  • What network management tools can be used with this chassis?
    Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) 6.1(2) or later can be used for network management.
  • What programming interfaces are available for this product?
    The product supports XML, Scriptable command-line interface (CLI), and Cisco DCNM 6.1(2) web services for programming interfaces.

Product Review

The Cisco N7K-C7004 chassis excels with a local switching capacity of 600 Gbps and interoperability with nearly all Nexus 7000 series modules, enhancing its versatility in diverse network environments. However, the absence of an included power supply necessitates additional investment for full functionality, which might be a consideration for budget-conscious deployments. Its comprehensive support for various programming interfaces, including XML and CLI, alongside a maximum performance of 1.44 billion packets per second, ensures efficient network management and high-speed data processing, making it suitable for demanding data center applications.


The Cisco N7K-C7004 is a versatile and efficient networking chassis designed for the modern data center, encapsulating high performance and scalability within its compact 7 RU form factor, measuring 12.2 x 17.3 x 24 inches and weighing 45 lbs for the chassis alone. This device is engineered to facilitate high-speed data transmission and sophisticated network operations, making it an essential component for enterprises seeking to optimize their networking infrastructure. At the core of the N7K-C7004's design is its capacity to house up to four slots, supporting a wide range of Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor and I/O Modules. This compatibility ensures that the chassis can be customized to meet diverse networking requirements, from basic data handling to complex, multi-layered network architectures. The integrated cable management system further enhances its utility by ensuring organized and accessible connections, which simplifies maintenance and upgrades. The chassis boasts an impressive maximum local switching capacity of 600 Gbps and an inter-slot switching capacity of 440 Gbps. These specifications demonstrate the N7K-C7004's ability to manage vast amounts of data, facilitating efficient network operations and reducing latency. The performance is further exemplified by its capability to process 1.44 billion packets per second (IPv4 unicast) when combined with the appropriate supervisor module and built-in fabric, ensuring swift and reliable data packet delivery across the network.
  • Fan Tray: Ensures effective side-to-side airflow, maintaining optimal operating temperature and system reliability.
  • Airflow Design: Side-to-Side, supporting efficient heat dissipation of up to 3,500 W maximum, crucial for maintaining performance stability.
  • Software and Network Management: Compatible with Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1(2) or later and managed via Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) 6.1.(2) or later, providing advanced tools for network configuration, monitoring, and optimization.
The N7K-C7004 operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can function in environments with up to 95% noncondensing humidity, showcasing its durability and adaptability to various data center environments. The product's resilience is further highlighted by its ability to operate at altitudes ranging from -500 to 13,123 ft and its compliance with Seismic Zone 4 per GR63 standards, ensuring its reliability in diverse geographical locations and conditions. Programming interfaces such as XML, a scriptable command-line interface (CLI), and Cisco DCNM 6.1(2) web services provide flexible and efficient management options, catering to different administrative preferences and requirements. These features, combined with the chassis's robust performance metrics and compatibility with a wide range of modules, make the Cisco N7K-C7004 an excellent choice for organizations looking to enhance their network infrastructure with a scalable, high-capacity, and manageable solution.


Item Number and Maker Cisco N7K-C7004
Chassis Slot Count 4
Includes Fan Module Yes
Supplied Power Unit No
Cooling Direction Side-to-Side
Built-in Cable Organization Yes
Module Compatibility Compatible with Most Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor and I/O Modules
Peak Local Switching Throughput 600 Gigabits per second
Top Inter-Slot Switching Throughput 440 Gigabits per second
OS Compatibility Must run Cisco NX-OS Software Version 6.1(2) or newer
Throughput Capability 1.44 billion packets per second for IPv4 unicast, dependent on supervisor module and fabric
Network Administration Tool Supported by Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) version 6.1.(2) or above
API Support XML, Command-line interface (CLI) with scripting capabilities, Web services via Cisco DCNM 6.1(2)
Device Size 7 Rack Units
Dimensions (H x W x D) 12.2 x 17.3 x 24 inches
Chassis Weight 45 pounds without components
Lowest Operating Temperature 0 degrees Celsius
Highest Operating Temperature 40 degrees Celsius
Operational Humidity Range (Min) 5% Non-condensing
Operational Humidity Range (Max) 95% Non-condensing
Usage Altitude Range -500 to 13,123 feet
Seismic Stability Zone 4 as per GR63
Ground Pressure 42 pounds per square foot
Storage Temperature Range (Min) -40 degrees Celsius
Storage Temperature Range (Max) 70 degrees Celsius
Maximum Heat Output 3,500 Watts

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