Posted by: Yasir Irfan
active/standby mode, Auxiliary serial port, Console port, continuous operation, DRAM, dual core processor, Intel Xeon processors, Nexus 7000 Series Switch, NVRAM, Over View of Nexus Supervisor Engine 1, Supervisor Engine 1, supervisor Engine Module, USB
Currently Supervisor Engine 1 is the only supervisor Engine Module available for the Nexus 7000 Series Switch, which is designed to provide a scalable control plane and management functions based on dual core processor. Cisco recommends to have two supervisor Engines per chassis in an active/standby mode.
The Supervisor Engine 1 Module provides the following
- Dual-core 1.66Ghz Intel Xeon processors with 4GB DRAM
- 2MB NVRAM, 2GB internal boot disk, 2 external compact flash slots
- 10/100/1000bps management port
- Console and Auxiliary serial ports
- USB file transfer port
- Connectivity Management Processor (CMP) with separate 10/100/1000 Ethernet access that will support 802.1ae LinkSec encryption in the future.
- Supervisory modules run in Active/Standby mode for continuous operation
The most interesting part of Supervisor Engine 1 for me is the Connectivity Management Processor (CMP) which is basically designed to support remote management and troubleshooting of the system. Since a lot of information is available about Supervisor Engine 1, in my next post I will try to highlight the importance of Connectivity Management Processor (CMP) in the Supervisor Engine 1.