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Product Line: Cisco Nexus 7000 M1 Series
Product Type: Ethernet Module with XL Option
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Product Description

The N7K-M132XP-12L is a Cisco 10 Gigabit Ethernet module with 32 ports, designed for high-density networking, supporting up to 1 million IPv4 routes and 350K IPv6 routes. It features 2 GB DRAM memory, compatibility with Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.1 or later, and offers a variety of programming interfaces including XML, Scriptable CLI, and Cisco DCNM GUI. This module provides 80 Gbps switch fabric interface capacity per direction, supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, and has a power consumption range between 611 W to 750 W.

FAQs for the N7K-M132XP-12L

  • What are the port specifications of this networking device?
    The device features 32 ports, each supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
  • How many MAC entries does the device support?
    It supports 128K MAC entries.
  • Can you detail the IPv4 and IPv6 route capacities?
    Yes, the device can handle up to 1 million IPv4 routes and up to 350K IPv6 routes.
  • What is the maximum number of NetFlow entries supported?
    The maximum supported NetFlow entries are 512K.
  • How compatible is the device with Cisco's software?
    This device is compatible with Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.1 or later.
  • What are the memory specifications?
    The device is equipped with 2 GB of DRAM.
  • Which programming interfaces are available?
    Available programming interfaces include XML, Scriptable CLI, and Cisco DCNM GUI.
  • What network management software does this device require?
    It requires Cisco DCNM 5.1 for network management.
  • How does the device handle network traffic scheduling?
    Network traffic scheduling is managed through DWRR and SRR.
  • What are the power consumption rates?
    Typical power consumption is 611 W, with a maximum of 750 W.

Product Review

The Cisco N7K-M132XP-12L module offers high-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with 32 ports, supporting up to 1 million IPv4 routes and 350K IPv6 routes, making it suitable for large, data-intensive networks. However, its power consumption is significant, requiring up to 750W at maximum load, which could impact operational costs in larger deployments. Additionally, while it supports a wide range of network management and programming interfaces, including Cisco DCNM 5.1, XML, and CLI, the necessity of running Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.1 or later may limit compatibility with some existing network setups.


The Cisco N7K-M132XP-12L is a high-performance module designed for the Nexus 7000 series switches, providing 32 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. This module is engineered to meet the demanding needs of modern data centers, supporting a wide range of applications including high-density virtualization, high-performance computing, and cloud environments. Key specifications include: - 32 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed network connections. - Support for up to 1 million IPv4 routes and up to 350K IPv6 routes, facilitating extensive network scalability and flexibility. - Enhanced network security and efficiency with 128K MAC entries, 512K NetFlow entries, and 128K ACL entries. The module boasts a switch fabric interface of 80 Gbps in each direction, ensuring high-speed data transfer and efficient network operations. It is equipped with 2 GB of DRAM, enhancing its processing capabilities and performance. The Cisco N7K-M132XP-12L is compatible with Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.1 or later, offering advanced features and functionality. For network management, the module supports the Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) 5.1, providing a comprehensive and user-friendly interface for network administration. It also offers various programming interfaces, including XML, a scriptable Command-Line Interface (CLI), and the DCNM GUI, allowing for flexible and customizable network management. Additional features and specifications include:
  • Jumbo frames support up to 9216 bytes, enabling efficient large data packet transmission.
  • Capacity for 16,384 bridge domains and 4096 simultaneous VLANs, providing extensive virtual networking capabilities.
  • 16,000 policers for effective traffic management and network monitoring.
The module also supports advanced scheduling algorithms such as DWRR (Deficit Weighted Round Robin) and SRR (Shaped Round Robin), which enhance the quality of service (QoS) by ensuring fair bandwidth distribution among various network traffic. Physically, the N7K-M132XP-12L module measures 1.733 x 15.3 x 21.9 inches and weighs 17 lbs, making it a compact yet powerful solution for expanding network capacity. It operates 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 module's typical power consumption is 611 W, with a maximum of 750 W, balancing performance with energy efficiency. In summary, the Cisco N7K-M132XP-12L is a versatile and powerful networking module that provides enhanced connectivity, security, and management features for enterprise and data center networks. Its high port density, advanced routing capabilities, and comprehensive network management support make it an ideal solution for organizations looking to scale their network infrastructure efficiently and effectively.


Part Number N7K-M132XP-12L
Manufacturer Cisco
Port Quantity 32
Port Specification 10GbE (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
MAC Address Capacity 128,000
IPv4 Routing Capability Up to 1M
IPv6 Routing Capability Up to 350,000
NetFlow Record Capacity 512,000
ACL Capacity 128,000
Supported Software Cisco NX-OS, Version 5.1+
APIs XML, CLI (Scriptable), DCNM GUI
Management Platform Cisco DCNM, Version 5.1
Queue Management DWRR, SRR
Max Frame Size 9,216 Bytes
Bridge Domain Count 16,384
VLAN Support 4,096
Rate Limiters 16,000
Data Plane Throughput 80 Gbps bidirectional
Module Slots 1
Dimensions 1.733 x 15.3 x 21.9 inches
Unit Weight 17 pounds
Average Power Use 611 Watts
Peak Power Use 750 Watts
Operational Temperature Range 0 to 40°C
Humidity Tolerance 5 to 90% non-condensing
Non-operational Temperature Range -40 to 70°C

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