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The Cisco Nexus 7000 series switches are the foundation of the Cisco Unified Fabric solution. Designed to meet the requirements of mission-critical data centers, these switches deliver exceptional availability, outstanding scalability, and the proven and comprehensive Cisco NX-OS software data center switching feature set. The Cisco Nexus 7700 switches are the extension to the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series modular switches.
The Cisco Nexus 7700 switches have operational and feature consistency with the existing Cisco Nexus 7000 series switches, using a common system architecture, the same application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology, and the same proven Cisco NX-OS Software releases.
The Cisco Nexus 7700 18-slot switch has two dedicated half-slot supervisors to provide full redundancy, stateful supervisor switchover, and hitless In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) capabilities. The Cisco Nexus 7700 18-slot switch has six fabric module slots to provide simultaneously active fabric channels to each of the I/O and supervisor modules. Through the parallel forwarding fabric architecture, the Cisco Nexus 7700 18-slot switch can achieve 42 Tbps of forwarding capacity or more.