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Product Line: Cisco Nexus 7000 F3 Series
Product Type: Ethernet Module
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Product Description

The N7K-F312FQ-25 is a Cisco Nexus 7000 series module featuring 12 40G ports, designed for compatibility with 4-, 9-, 10-, and 18-slot switch chassis. It supports advanced programming interfaces, including XML, CLI, DCNM, Python, and OpenFlow, and offers comprehensive traffic management with 4 ingress and 4 egress queues per port, alongside a 72 MB virtual output queue buffer. This module excels in performance with a 720 Mpps forwarding capacity for IPv4 and IPv6, supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, and ensures extensive network scalability with 64K MAC address, 4096 VLANs, and up to 64K IPv4/IPv6 routing entries.

FAQs for the N7K-F312FQ-25

  • What port type does the networking hardware support?
    The hardware supports 40G port types.
  • How many slots on the Cisco Nexus chassis are compatible with the product?
    Supported on Cisco Nexus 7000 4-, 9-, 10-, and 18-Slot Switch Chassis.
  • What programming interfaces are available for this device?
    Programming interfaces include XML, Scriptable CLI, Cisco DCNM Web Services, Python, and OpenFlow.
  • How many MAC address entries can be supported?
    The device supports 64K MAC address entries.
  • Is jumbo frame support available on this device?
    Yes, jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes are supported.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature for the device?
    The maximum operating temperature is 40 °C.
  • How many queues per port are available for ingress and egress traffic?
    There are 4 queues per port available for both ingress and egress traffic.
  • What is the weight of the networking hardware?
    The weight of the hardware is 15 lbs.
  • What safety standards does the hardware comply with?
    The hardware complies with UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, AS/NZS 60950 safety standards.
  • How many VLANs does the device support?
    The device supports 4096 VLANs.

Product Review

The Cisco N7K-F312FQ-25 module, designed for the Nexus 7000 series chassis, supports 12 ports of 40G connectivity, offering substantial throughput with a 720 Mpps forwarding capacity for IPv4 and IPv6, suitable for high-density, high-speed network environments. It provides flexibility in network programming and automation with support for multiple interfaces, including XML, CLI, Python, and OpenFlow, enhancing network management and integration capabilities. However, the module's operational temperature range is limited to 0°C to 40°C, potentially restricting deployment in environments with extreme temperature conditions.


The Cisco N7K-F312FQ-25 is a high-performance module designed for the Cisco Nexus 7000 series switches, specifically compatible with the 4-, 9-, 10-, and 18-slot chassis. This module features 12 ports, each capable of 40G connectivity, offering a substantial throughput for data-intensive applications. It is engineered to cater to the demands of high-speed data centers, providing a comprehensive solution for scalable network infrastructure. Key specifications include: - Number of Ports: The module is equipped with 12 ports, enhancing the capability of the network infrastructure by facilitating high-bandwidth connections. - Port Type: Each port supports 40G connectivity, ensuring high-speed data transfer and efficient network performance. - Product Compatibility: This module is designed for use with Cisco Nexus 7000 series 4-, 9-, 10-, and 18-slot switch chassis, ensuring seamless integration into existing network setups. The front panel of the module includes LEDs for status, link, and ID, offering at-a-glance monitoring of network performance and connectivity. For network management and customization, the module supports a wide range of programming interfaces, including XML, Scriptable CLI, Cisco DCNM Web Services, Python, and OpenFlow, providing flexibility for network administrators to tailor the network to specific requirements. Each port on the module supports four ingress and four egress queues, optimizing data flow and minimizing congestion. The virtual output queue buffer is 72 MB per module, ensuring efficient handling of data packets. The module also supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, allowing the transmission of large data packets without the need for fragmentation. Performance-wise, the Cisco N7K-F312FQ-25 offers a forwarding capacity of 720 Mpps for both IPv4 and IPv6 packets, ensuring fast and reliable Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching. The module can store up to 64K MAC address entries, 4096 VLANs, and both 64K IPv4 and 32K IPv6 entries, facilitating extensive network segmentation and routing capabilities. It also supports 64K adjacency entries and 16K ACLs, providing comprehensive network security and policy enforcement options. Control-plane policing is supported, enhancing the security and stability of the network infrastructure. The module measures 1.733 x 15.3 x 21.9 inches and weighs 15 lbs, making it a compact yet powerful addition to the Cisco Nexus 7000 series switches. Operating conditions include a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and a relative humidity of 5% to 90% (noncondensing), ensuring reliability under various environmental conditions. The module also meets several safety standards, including UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1 and AS/NZS 60950. In summary, the Cisco N7K-F312FQ-25 is a versatile and efficient module that enhances the capabilities of the Cisco Nexus 7000 series switches. With its high port density, comprehensive programming interface support, and robust performance metrics, it is an ideal solution for expanding and optimizing network infrastructure in data centers.


Item Number and Producer Cisco N7K-F312FQ-25
Total Ports 12
Port Specification 40G
Compatible Products Works with Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches: 4, 9, 10, and 18-slot models
Indicators on the Device Status, Link, Identity
Interface Options for Programming XML, CLI (Scriptable), DCNM Web Services, Python, OpenFlow
Inbound Queues per Port 4
Outbound Queues per Port 4
Buffer for Virtual Output Queue 72 MB per Module
Maximum Frame Size Supports up to 9216 Bytes
Throughput 720 Million packets per second (Mpps) for IPv4/IPv6
MAC Address Capacity 64K
Supported VLANs 4096
IPv4 Capacity 64K
IPv6 Capacity 32K
Neighbor Entries 64K
Access Control Lists 16K
Support for Control-Plane Policing Yes
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.733 x 15.3 x 21.9 inches
Unit Weight 15 pounds
Operational Temperature Range 0 °C to 40 °C
Humidity Range for Operation 5% to 90% non-condensing
Temperature Range for Storage -40 °C to 70 °C
Humidity Range for Storage 5% to 95% non-condensing
Compliance Standards UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, AS/NZS 60950

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