Cisco has this week released NX-OS 5.1(3)N1(1) for Nexus 5000 Series switches. See the release notes for more information, and there really is lots of information: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus5000/sw/release/notes/Rel_5_1_3_N1_1/Nexus5000_Release_Notes_5_1_3_N1.html Note: The Dual-layer vPC I talked about is called Enhanced vPC (EvPC) in the release notes.
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 […]
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 […]