Cisco N7K-C7018-FAB-1 46GBPS 18 Slot Networking  Fabric Module
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N7K-C7018-FAB-1 Cisco Nexus 7000 Hot Swappable Fabric Module New

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N7K-C7018-FAB-1 Nexus 7000 18 Slots 46 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) Environmentally Friendly Hot Swappable Fabric Module | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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Key Features and Benefits of Nexus 7000 Series switches

The N7K-C7018-FAB-1 is a hot swappable switch fabric module for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switches. It is designed to provide high-performance and reliability in large data center environments.

Key features of the N7K-C7018-FAB-1 include:

  • Hot Swappable: The module can be removed and replaced without shutting down the switch or disrupting the network.
  • High-Performance: The N7K-C7018-FAB-1 provides 18 slots for switching and forwarding, delivering up to 960 Gbps of bandwidth.
  • Reliable: The module is designed with redundancy in mind, providing redundancy for all critical components.
  • Scalable: The N7K-C7018-FAB-1 supports up to 18 line-rate switches for scalable data center solutions.
  • Easy to Manage: The N7K-C7018-FAB-1 is easily manageable through the use of the Cisco Nexus operating system (NX-OS) and can be managed through the use of a variety of management tools.

Benefits of using the N7K-C7018-FAB-1 include:

  • High-Availability: The N7K-C7018-FAB-1 provides high availability for data center environments, reducing downtime and increasing reliability.
  • Scalable Network: The module provides a scalable network that can be easily expanded as data center needs change.
  • Increased Efficiency: The N7K-C7018-FAB-1 provides high-performance and low latency, increasing network efficiency.
  • Easy to Manage: The module is easy to manage, reducing the need for specialized network administrators and reducing costs.
  • Increased Security: The N7K-C7018-FAB-1 provides enhanced security features, helping to protect against data breaches and other security threats.

Performance of Fabric Module

The N7K-C7018-FAB-1 is a hot swappable switch fabric module that provides high performance in the Cisco Nexus 7000 series switches. This module has a non-blocking architecture that ensures low latency and high throughput for data transmission.

The N7K-C7018-FAB-1 is designed to support up to 120 Gbps of full-duplex switching capacity. This means that it can handle a high amount of traffic without experiencing any delays or drop in performance. Additionally, this module supports lossless operation for storage and high-performance computing applications, which is critical for data center applications that require low-latency and high-bandwidth performance.

The N7K-C7018-FAB-1 also supports advanced features like Quality of Service (QoS), Virtual Port Channel (vPC), and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), which enable customers to optimize their network performance and improve their application delivery.

Furthermore, the N7K-C7018-FAB-1 supports flexible deployment options, allowing customers to install it in a standalone or redundant configuration. In the case of a module failure, the hot swappable design ensures that the switch can be maintained with minimal downtime.

Maintenance and Troubleshooting

The N7K-C7018-FAB-1 is a hot swappable switch fabric module for the Cisco Nexus 7000 series switch. It provides the switch fabric, data plane, and control plane functionality for the switch. Here are some details about its maintenance and troubleshooting:


  • Firmware Upgrade: You can upgrade the firmware on the N7K-C7018-FAB-1 by using the NX-OS software upgrade process.
  • Hardware Replacement: If the module fails, you can replace it without shutting down the switch. Simply remove the old module and insert the new one.


  • Module Failure: If the module fails, the status LED will turn red and the module will be listed as failed in the switch's output of the show module command.
  • Connectivity Issues: If you are having connectivity issues, check the cable connections and ensure that the module is properly seated in the switch.
  • High CPU Utilization: If the CPU utilization on the module is high, you can use the show processes cpu command to see which processes are consuming the most CPU resources.

It's always recommended to have the latest firmware and software releases installed and to follow best practices for maintenance and troubleshooting. Also, always refer to the vendor documentation for the latest information and guidelines.

Product Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc
  • Manufacturer Part Number: N7K-C7018-FAB-1
  • Type: Networking
  • Brand Name: Cisco
  • Product Name: 18 Slot Fabric Module
  • Product Type : Switch Fabric Module
  • Form Factor : Hot-Swappable
  • Application/Usage: Data Networking
  • Environmentally Friendly: Yes
Product Condition:
New Retail Factory Sealed
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

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