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Cisco Nexus FEX Lineup

Cisco has had Fabric Extenders in their Nexus datacenter switch portfolio since 2009. Since there are various models and they all are still appearing in the datacenters here is a summary of all the different FEX models. Updated on 12-Oct-2014: Added Nexus 2348TQ. Updated on 22-Apr-2015: Added Nexus 2332TQ. Nexus 2148T Nexus 2148T was the […]

FEX Pre-provisioning

Today, in the highlight: FEX pre-provisioning. What is a FEX? It is Fabric Extender, a “remote line card” used in Cisco Nexus series switches. It is managed through its parent switch (like Nexus 5000 or Nexus 7000) but looks externally like a traditional data center access switch. In some cases you would like to configure […]

Dual-layer vPC on Nexus 5000

Doing some googling for the coming NX-OS 5.1(3)N1(1) for Nexus 5000 I found this: Cisco NX-OS Software Release 5.1(3)N1(1) for Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and 2000 Series Fabric Extenders: https://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps9441/ps9670/product_bulletin_c25-686744.pdf Update: The same document in HTML: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps9441/ps9670/product_bulletin_c25-686744.html Yes there are the goodies like FabricPath and Adapter FEX and PTP, but who cares about those […]

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