M1 vs M2 vs M3 : Cisco Nexus Line Cards

M1 vs M2 vs M3 : Cisco Nexus Line Cards

Cisco Nexus 7000/7700 Line cards fall under 2 categories – M series and F Series. While Nexus starting with M1 Series Line cards which majorly performed all Layer 3 related features and operations, F1-Series Line cards were basically layered 2 cards and used for FEX, Fabric Path, and FCoE etc.

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Further drilling into M-Series, we understand that M1 Series was the introductory line cards for Nexus 7k by Cisco.

These cards had 10Gig links making them ideal for the Distribution layer. With technology development and more demand from the customer and IT industry, M1 XL, M2 and lately M3 series have been introduced.

Comparison Table of M-series Cisco Nexus Line Cards:

Below table enumerates the major difference between M1, M2 and M3 cards –

PARAMETER
M1 SERIESM2 SERIESM3 SERIES
Line Cards
N7K-M148GS-11L
N7K-M148GT-11L
N7K-M108X2-12L
N7K-M132XP-12L
N7K-M224XP-23L
N7K-M206FQ-23L
N7K-M202CF-22L
N7K-M348XP-25L
N7K-M324FQ-25L
N77-M348XP-23L
N77-M324FQ-25L
N77-M312CQ-26L
Fabric Path SupportNo No Yes
VXLAN
NoNoYes
BGP-EVPNNoNoYes
Interface type supportedSFP,RJ45,X2,SFP+SFP+,QSFP+,CFPSFP,SFP+,QSFP+,QSFP28
Chassis SupportedCisco Nexus 7000Cisco Nexus 7000Cisco Nexus 7000
Max Fabric bandwidth (Gbps)802401200
Max Performance (Mpps)1201201800
FEX supportNoYesYes
LISPNoNoHardware Ready
FCoE supportNoNoHardware Ready
IEEE 1588 PTP
NoYesHardware Ready
PONG
NoYesHardware Ready

Download the comparison table here.

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