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Product Line: Cisco Nexus 7000 M2 Series
Product Type: Ethernet Module with XL Option
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Product Description

The N7K-M202CF-22L is a Cisco 100 Gigabit Ethernet module with 2 ports, designed for high-capacity routing with support for up to 1 million IPv4 routes and 350K IPv6 routes. It features 2 GB DRAM memory, supports Jumbo Frames up to 9216 bytes, and is compatible with Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1 or later. The module offers XML, Scriptable CLI, and Cisco DCNM GUI interfaces for programming, operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, and consumes up to 795 W of power under maximum load.

FAQs for the N7K-M202CF-22L

  • What is the port type of the networking hardware?
    The port type is 100 Gigabit Ethernet.
  • How many MAC entries does the device support?
    It supports 128K MAC entries.
  • What is the maximum number of IPv4 routes available?
    Up to 1 million IPv4 routes are supported.
  • Can you detail the IPv6 routing capacity?
    The device can handle up to 350K IPv6 routes.
  • What is the total number of NetFlow entries?
    There are 512K NetFlow entries available.
  • How many ACL entries can be configured?
    The hardware supports 128K ACL entries.
  • Is the hardware compatible with Cisco NX-OS Software?
    Yes, it requires Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1 or later.
  • What programming interfaces are available?
    Programming interfaces include XML, Scriptable CLI, and Cisco DCNM GUI.
  • Does the device support Jumbo Frames?
    Yes, it supports Jumbo Frames up to 9216 bytes.
  • What is the typical power consumption of the device?
    The typical power consumption is 690 W.

Product Review

The Cisco N7K-M202CF-22L module offers high-capacity networking with 2 ports of 100 Gigabit Ethernet, supporting up to 1 million IPv4 routes and 350K IPv6 routes, which is advantageous for large-scale network environments requiring extensive data routing capabilities. However, its power consumption, peaking at 795W, may be a concern for energy-conscious deployments, especially in densely populated data centers. Additionally, the module's compatibility with Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1 or later and its programming flexibility through XML and scriptable CLI, enhance its adaptability in complex network configurations, despite its relatively high power requirements.


The Cisco N7K-M202CF-22L module is designed to enhance the capabilities of Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switches, focusing on high-density, high-performance 100 Gigabit Ethernet applications. This module, suitable for a wide range of network environments, is engineered to support a high number of simultaneous services without compromising on performance. At the heart of its specifications are two 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, providing a high-speed network backbone ideal for data centers and large enterprise networks. The module supports up to 128K MAC entries, allowing for extensive device connectivity and network segmentation capabilities. It is also capable of handling up to 1 million IPv4 routes and up to 350K IPv6 routes, ensuring comprehensive routing support for both current and future networking protocols. The N7K-M202CF-22L is equipped with enhanced NetFlow capabilities, supporting up to 512K entries for advanced traffic analysis and network monitoring. Additionally, with 128K ACL entries, it offers granular security controls to protect against unauthorized access and threats. The module is designed to operate with Cisco NX-OS Software Release 6.1 or later, ensuring compatibility with the latest network operating systems and features. Memory capacity is set at 2 GB DRAM, facilitating efficient processing and fast data handling. The module also supports a variety of programming interfaces, including XML, Scriptable CLI, and Cisco DCNM GUI, providing flexibility for network management and automation.
  • Scheduler options include DWRR and SRR, optimizing bandwidth and ensuring equitable access to network resources.
  • It supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, enhancing data transmission efficiency for large data packets.
  • The module offers support for up to 16,384 bridge domains and 4096 simultaneous VLANs, enabling extensive network virtualization and segmentation.
Further enhancing its capabilities are 16,000 policers for effective traffic management and the support for online insertion and removal, allowing for seamless upgrades and maintenance without network disruption. Designed to fit in a single slot, the module measures 1.733 x 15.3 x 21.9 inches and weighs 17 lbs, making it compact yet powerful. The typical power consumption of the N7K-M202CF-22L is 690 W, with a maximum power consumption of 795 W, balancing performance with energy efficiency. Its operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 40 °C, with a relative operational humidity of 5% to 90% (noncondensing), ensuring reliable operation in a variety of environmental conditions. For storage, it can withstand temperatures from -40 °C to 70 °C and the same humidity range as operational conditions. In summary, the Cisco N7K-M202CF-22L module is a powerful addition to the Nexus 7000 Series switches, offering high-speed Ethernet connectivity, extensive routing and security features, and flexible management options, making it a suitable choice for modern, high-demand network environments.


Item NumberN7K-M202CF-22L
Port Count2
Port Category100GbE
MAC Address Capacity128,000
IPv4 Routing Capability1M
IPv6 Routing Capability350,000
NetFlow Record Capacity512,000
Access Control List Capacity128,000
Compatible SoftwareNX-OS 6.1+
Packet Scheduling MethodsDWRR, SRR
Maximum Frame Size9216 Bytes
Total Bridge Domains16,384
Max VLANs Supported4096
Rate Limiters16,000
Module Slots1
Dimensions1.733 x 15.3 x 21.9 inches
Mass17 pounds
Average Power Use690 Watts
Peak Power Use795 Watts
Operational Heat Range0°C to 40°C
Humidity for Operation5% to 90%, non-condensing
Temperature Range, Storage-40°C to 70°C
Humidity, Storage5% to 90%, non-condensing

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