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.
Cisco Nexus 5000 switches (5010 and 5020) are not really suitable for data center distribution layer from my point of view due to the limited number of VLANs supported (something like 512). They have enough switching power and maybe even port density but the VLAN limit is just too restricting. They also support 1G SFP […]