Nexus 5000/7000 and Gigabit Fiber Uplinks

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Sep 16th, 2008

Do the integrated 10 GigabitEthernet interfaces on the Nexus 5000 and the interfaces on the 32-port 10 GigabitEthernet linecard for the Nexus 7000 support GigabitEthernet connectivity also or just 10Gig? If not, how do I uplink GigabitEthernet ports directly to the Nexus 7000 over fiber?

Thanks in advance!

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fernandess Mon, 09/22/2008 - 16:02

I would also like to know the answer to this question. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

bhedlund Thu, 11/06/2008 - 19:27

We will have a 48-port 1G fiber module available for the Nexus 7000 very soon, December 2008 or so.

On the Nexus 5020 you can connect GE servers to the first 16 ports.

Hope this helps.

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fernandess Fri, 11/07/2008 - 09:25

Our Cisco rep recently told us the same thing. Thanks for the reply.

addylplam Mon, 11/10/2008 - 17:32

According to Cisco, 1G support is not available until December.

datasiel Tue, 11/11/2008 - 12:03

Can you buy

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series 48-Port 10/100/1000 Ethernet Module with 40 Gbps Fabric

N7K-M148GT-11 ?

Is it available ?

bhedlund Tue, 11/11/2008 - 18:46

Yes, the N7K-M248GT-11 module with RJ45 copper interfaces has been available since Nexus 7000 was made available early this year.

It is the SFP version of that module supporting fiber interfaces that will be available very soon.

Hope this clarifies.


cdusio Fri, 12/19/2008 - 07:22

Yes the 5010 can connect on the first 8 ports at 1 gig and the 5020 can use the first 16 ports.

The 7k has a 68 port sfp based blade that allows 1 gig..



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