Let me preface this post with a quick word – all the information presented here is pure speculation with a little bit of evidence to back up my speculation. By no means is any of this a guarantee nor a near-time release for any of these modules. This is me just presenting the information that I am able to find and sharing it with you. Now, I am excited for some of this – and it definitely shows where the Nexus 7000 is going – so I hope that this type of information can help keep you informed on where this platform is going. The future looks bright.
While I was doing the research on the track names for the Nexus line cards I came across a few things. Things that we have all either assumed or have heard rumors of, but I guess now we know what is coming in the future for the Nexus 7000. First this is a listing for Silverstone – Supervisor 2 module, a little curious for sure.
The second thing that I came across was a bit more interesting to me – its a Service Module – N7K-SVC-APP-HW-1 – named after the Indian God, Agni. What is curious is that Agni is a messenger from and to the other gods (modules), so it is aptly named. I am guessing that this will be a 2-port module (Agni has 2-heads) similar to what the WS-X6582-2PA adapter is to the 6500. @matthewnorwood just also suggested perhaps this is an Application Load Balancer similar to the ACE30 on the Cat6k, I actually think that might be a more realistic option.(continued)