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Product Line: Cisco Nexus 7700 F2 Series
Product Type: Ethernet Module
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Product Description

The N77-F248XP-23E is a Cisco Nexus 7700 series module offering 48 ports supporting both 1G and 10G speeds, designed for compatibility with the Cisco Nexus 7700 6-, 10-, and 18-Slot Switch Chassis. It operates on Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.2.2 or later, featuring 720 Mpps of Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding capacity for IPv4 and IPv6 packets and supports a jumbo frame size up to 9216 bytes. Advanced technical specifications include 16K MAC address entries, 4096 VLANs, multiple queuing strategies with up to 4q1t and 2q1t for ingress and 1p3q1t, 2p2q1t, and 3p1q1t for egress, and deficit-weighted round-robin scheduling, alongside programming interfaces like XML, CLI, DCNM Web Services, Python, and OpenFlow.

FAQs for the N77-F248XP-23E

  • What port types are available on this networking hardware?
    The hardware supports 1G and 10G port types.
  • Is the product compatible with Cisco Nexus 7700 series switch chassis?
    Yes, it is supported on Cisco Nexus 7700 6-, 10-, and 18-Slot Switch Chassis.
  • What software version is required for compatibility?
    It requires Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.2.2 or later for compatibility.
  • Can you describe the types of programming interfaces available?
    The device offers XML, Scriptable CLI, Cisco DCNM Web Services, Python, and OpenFlow programming interfaces.
  • How many queues per port does it have for ingress and egress?
    For ingress, it has 4q1t and 2q1t queues per port. For egress, it supports 1p3q1t, 2p2q1t, and 3p1q1t queues per port.
  • What is the maximum size for jumbo frames?
    Jumbo frames are supported up to 9216 bytes.
  • What is the forwarding capacity of the device?
    The device offers 720 Mpps of Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding capacity for both IPv4 and IPv6 packets.
  • How many MAC address entries are supported?
    It supports up to 16K MAC address entries.
  • What are the environmental operating conditions?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C, with a minimum relative humidity of 5% (noncondensing) and a maximum relative humidity of 95% (noncondensing).
  • What is the typical power consumption?
    The typical power consumption is 400 W.

Product Review

The CISCO N77-F248XP-23E module offers versatile port configuration, supporting both 1G and 10G connections across 48 ports, making it suitable for a variety of network demands in environments using Cisco Nexus 7700 series chassis. However, its performance is constrained by a typical power consumption of 400W and an operating temperature limit of 0 °C to 40 °C, which may affect deployment in environments with high power efficiency requirements or extreme temperatures. Additionally, with comprehensive software compatibility starting from Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.2.2, and a wide array of programming interfaces including Python and OpenFlow, it provides flexibility in network management and automation tasks.


The Cisco N77-F248XP-23E is a high-performance module designed for the Nexus 7700 switch series, featuring 48 ports that support both 1G and 10G Ethernet speeds. This module is engineered to enhance networking efficiency and scalability within enterprise and data center environments, supporting a wide range of applications including high-density virtualization, cloud services, and high-performance computing. Compatibility with the Cisco Nexus 7700 6-, 10-, and 18-Slot Switch Chassis ensures seamless integration into existing network infrastructures, while the requirement for Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.2.2 or later guarantees up-to-date software features and security. The module's front panel is equipped with LEDs for status, link, and ID for quick and easy monitoring of network status. Programming interfaces on the N77-F248XP-23E are diverse, including XML, Scriptable CLI, Cisco DCNM Web Services, Python, and OpenFlow. This variety allows network administrators to automate and customize network operations efficiently, aligning with modern networking demands for flexibility and programmability. In terms of network traffic management, the module offers advanced queuing mechanisms with configurations of 4q1t and 2q1t for ingress queues, and multiple egress queue configurations (1p3q1t, 2p2q1t, and 3p1q1t), powered by a Deficit-Weighted Round-Robin scheduler. These features enable precise control over network traffic, ensuring optimal performance and efficient bandwidth utilization.
  • Support for jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes allows for the efficient transfer of large data packets, reducing overhead and improving network performance.
  • With a forwarding capacity of 720 Mpps for both Layer 2 and Layer 3 IPv4 and IPv6 packets, the module delivers exceptional throughput for high-speed data processing and transfer.
  • The module's comprehensive feature set also includes support for 16K MAC address entries, 4096 VLANs, 32K IPv4 entries, and 16K IPv6 entries, ensuring extensive network scalability and flexibility.
Security and network monitoring are bolstered with 16K adjacency and ACL entries, 1024 policers for traffic rate limiting, and control-plane policing, providing robust network protection and traffic management capabilities. Additionally, the Sampled NetFlow feature with up to 256 programmable sampling rates enables detailed network traffic analysis. Physically, the N77-F248XP-23E's dimensions are 1.75 x 15.9 x 21.8 inches, fitting into standard networking racks and cabinets. It operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and maintains performance reliability with a typical power consumption of 400 W. The module is also designed to operate within a wide humidity range, from 5% to 95% noncondensing, ensuring durability and continuous operation under various environmental conditions. In conclusion, the Cisco N77-F248XP-23E module is a highly capable addition to the Cisco Nexus 7700 series switches, offering a blend of performance, flexibility, and scalability for modern networking environments. Its extensive feature set and compatibility options make it an ideal choice for enterprises and data centers looking to enhance their networking infrastructure.


Part Number and ManufacturerCISCO N77-F248XP-23E
Total Ports48
Port Capability1G and 10G Ethernet
Compatibility with ProductsOperates with Cisco Nexus 7700 Series for 6, 10, and 18-slot chassis
Software RequirementsMust run Cisco NX-OS Software version 6.2.2 or higher
Indicators on Front PanelOperational Status, Connection Activity, Device Identifier
APIs AvailableXML, CLI that is script-compatible, DCNM for Web, Python, OpenFlow
Inbound Traffic Queues per Port4 queues 1 threshold and 2 queues 1 threshold
Outbound Traffic Queues per Port1 priority queue 3 queues 1 threshold, 2 priority queues 2 queues 1 threshold, 3 priority queues 1 queue 1 threshold
Queue ManagementDeficit-Weighted Round-Robin scheduling
Maximum Frame SizeSupports frames up to 9216 bytes
Data Throughput720 million packets per second (Mpps) for Layer 2 and Layer 3, covering both IPv4 and IPv6
MAC Address Capacity16000 entries
Maximum VLANs4096
IPv4 Address Capacity32000 entries
IPv6 Address Capacity16000 entries
Neighbor Entries16000
Access Control Entries16000
Rate Limiters1024
Policy Enforcement on Control Plane1024 policies
NetFlow SamplingConfigurable up to 256 rates
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.75 x 15.9 x 21.8 inches
Operational Temperature RangeFrom 0 °C to 40 °C
Power Consumption (Typical)400 Watts
Humidity Range for Operation (Minimum)5% humidity (non-condensing)
Humidity Range for Operation (Maximum)95% humidity (non-condensing)

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