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Jul 31 2011   12:32PM GMT

Over View of Nexus Supervisor Engine 1



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
Tags:
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.

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