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Product Line: Cisco N7KF248XT25E
Product Type: Switch
Original price $601.00 - Original price $3,484.00
Original price
$601.00 - $3,484.00
Current price $3,484.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The N7K-F248XT-25E module features 48 ports supporting both 1 and 10GBASE-T connections via RJ-45, designed for seamless integration with Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Chassis. It delivers high performance with a 720 Mpps forwarding capacity for IPv4 and IPv6 packets, supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, and offers extensive programming capabilities through XML, Scriptable CLI, and Cisco DCNM GUI. With a 72 MB virtual output queue buffer per module, it ensures efficient traffic management and supports a comprehensive range of features including Control-Plane Policing and up to 4096 VLANs, making it a versatile choice for advanced network infrastructure.

Key Feature for the N7KF248XT25E

  • What is the maximum operating temperature for the 48-port network module?
    The maximum operating temperature is 40 °C.
  • How many MAC address entries are supported by the product?
    The product supports 16,384 MAC address entries per SoC.
  • Does the module support jumbo frames?
    Yes, jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes are supported.
  • What is the typical power consumption of the device?
    The typical power consumption is 420 W.
  • Can the device be used in any Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Chassis?
    Yes, it is supported in all Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Chassis.
  • What are the available queues per port for ingress on the module?
    For ingress, the module supports 4q1t and 2q1t queues per port.
  • What programming interfaces are available for this networking hardware?
    Available programming interfaces include XML, Scriptable CLI, and Cisco DCNM GUI.
  • What is the size of the virtual output queue buffer?
    The virtual output queue buffer is 72 MB per module.
  • How many VLANs can the module support?
    The module can support up to 4096 VLANs.
  • What is the performance capacity of the module for layer 2 and layer 3 forwarding?
    The module has a performance capacity of 720 Mpps for both IPv4 and IPv6 packets.

Product Review

The Cisco N7K-F248XT-25E module offers a high-performance networking solution with its 48 ports supporting 1 and 10GBASE-T connections, enabling versatile connectivity options for various network requirements. Its comprehensive feature set, including a substantial virtual output queue buffer of 72 MB per module and support for up to 9216-byte jumbo frames, enhances network efficiency and supports high-volume traffic management. However, the module's power consumption of 420 W may necessitate careful planning for power management in densely populated racks.


The Cisco N7K-F248XT-25E is a high-performance, flexible networking module designed to meet the demands of modern data centers and high-end enterprise networks. This module is compatible with all Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Chassis, ensuring a seamless integration into existing network infrastructures. With its 48 ports supporting both 1 and 10GBASE-T over RJ-45 connectors, this module provides a versatile and scalable solution for various network requirements. Key specifications of the module include front panel LEDs that offer immediate visual feedback on the status, link, and ID of each port. The module supports a range of programming interfaces, including XML, a scriptable Command-Line Interface (CLI), and the Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) GUI. These interfaces allow for flexible and customizable network management and monitoring. In terms of network performance and efficiency, the module boasts several advanced features: - Queues per port are configurable as 4q1t and 2q1t for ingress, and 1p3q1t, 2p2q1t, and 3p1t for egress, facilitating efficient traffic management. - A virtual output queue buffer of 72 MB per module ensures smooth data transmission, reducing packet drops. - The module supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, enabling the efficient transfer of large data packets across the network. The Cisco N7K-F248XT-25E delivers impressive forwarding performance, with a capacity of 720 Mpps for both Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding for IPv4 and IPv6 packets. This high throughput ensures that the module can handle the demands of data-intensive applications and services. From a security and management perspective, the module provides extensive support for: - Up to 16,384 MAC address entries per SoC, allowing for a large number of directly connected devices. - Support for 4096 VLANs, 32,768 IPv4 entries, and 16,384 IPv6 entries, enabling comprehensive network segmentation and routing capabilities. - Advanced ACL and control-plane policing features to secure and manage access to network resources. Physically, the module measures 1.733 x 15.3 x 21.9 inches and weighs 14 lbs, making it compact enough for easy installation and integration into network racks. It operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and a relative humidity range of 5% to 90% (noncondensing), ensuring reliable performance under various environmental conditions. The typical power consumption of 420 W highlights the module's efficiency in energy use. In summary, the Cisco N7K-F248XT-25E offers a comprehensive solution for high-speed, high-capacity network environments. Its advanced features and specifications make it an ideal choice for organizations looking to enhance their network infrastructure with a reliable, scalable, and efficient networking module.


Item NumberCisco N7K-F248XT-25E
Total Ports48
Port ConfigurationRJ-45, 1 and 10 GbE
CompatibilityWorks with all Nexus 7000 Series Enclosures
Indicators on FrontActivity, Connection, Identifier
APIsCLI (Scriptable), XML, DCNM Web Interface
Ingress Queuing4q1t, 2q1t
Egress Queuing1p3q1t, 2p2q1t, 3p1q1t
VOQ Buffer72 MB per Expansion Module
Maximum Frame SizeSupports up to 9216 bytes
Throughput720 million packets per second for IPv4/IPv6
MAC Table Size16,384 entries per SoC
Maximum VLANs4096
IPv4 Route Entries32,768
IPv6 Route Entries16,384
Access Control Lists16,384 entries per SoC
Policy EnforcementAvailable
Dimensions1.733 x 15.3 x 21.9 inches
Unit Weight14 pounds
Operating Temp Range0 to 40 °C
Humidity Range (Operating)5% to 90%, non-condensing
Temp Range (Storage)-40 to 70 °C
Humidity Range (Storage)5% to 95%, non-condensing
Power Usage (Typical)420 W

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