Cisco Nexus 7018 Chassis Information

Cisco Nexus 7018 Chassis Information

Apart from the previous Cisco 7010 Chassis, now we are talking about the another Cisco 7000 Nexus chassis with more slots than the earlier one, The chassis is Cisco Nexus 7018 Chassis with 18 Slots.

Cisco Nexus 7000 series is one of the biggest Cisco Nexus switch in the datacenter domain. There are lot of devices in Cisco Nexus 7000 series but here we are talking about the specified cisco Nexus 7018 chassis and its hardware description below.

Cisco Nexus 7018 is used in Core and in distribution layer of datacenter architecture in enterprise networks. It gets the huge space in the market now a days with its capacity and capabilities.

Cisco Nexus 7018 chassis is specially designed which includes 18 slot as described, The 16 slots in the chassis is used for Input/ output modules. So you can mix any of the modules here like you can mix F or M modules in 8 Slots of Cisco Nexus 7010 Switch. Other 2 modules are dedicated for Supervisor engine in Nexus device.

Fig 1.1- Cisco Nexus 7018

As per physical description of cisco Nexus 7018 is concerned, it is described as below:
  • 25RU rack space, while Cisco Nexus 7010 has 21RU rack space
  • 5 Fabric Modules
  • 4 Power Supply while Cisco Nexus 7010 have 3 Power Supply.
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 43.5 x 17.3 x 33.1 in. (110.5 x 43.9 x 84.1 cm)
  • Unit is rack mountable in a standard 19-inch (482.6-mm) EIA rack
Other features of Cisco Nexus 7018 chassis is given as below:
  • Supports all Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor and I/O modules
  • Supports Fabric1 and Fabric2 modules
  • Maximum local Switching Capacity of 600 Gbps
  • Maximum inter-slot Switching Capacity of 550 Gbps
  • It can compatible with the Software NX-OS release 4.0 and later
  • It has other options like  Lockable front module doors
  • It can perform till 11.5 bpps (IPv4 unicast) in combination with supervisor and fabric modules
  • It has high reliability and availability like OIR of all redundant components which includes Supervisor and fabric modules, power supplies, and fan trays in Cisco Nexus 7018 Chassis.
  • It can support MIBs like Supports SNMPv3, v2c, and v1 (see Cisco NX-OS Software release notes for details about specific MIB support)
  • As far as the Network Management it can support Cisco DCNM 4.1 or later
  • The IOS of the Cisco Nexus 7018 have the programming interfaces like XML, Scriptable CLI and Cisco DCNM web services
So Please look your requirement in the enterprise networks and if you think all of the above mention requirement is applicable with your requirements, then go for Cisco Nexus 7018 chassis and use it in your enterprise datacenter environment. You can buy two cisco Nexus 7018 chassis and create different VDC's on it and make it peer devices for your Core, distribution and OTV VDCs.