The Journey of a Network Engineer:

Nexus 7000

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February 23, 2013  12:34 AM

Server NIC teaming to multiple switches



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
6500, Bandwidth, LACP, Nexus, Nexus 7000, NIC

Server network redundancy been a hot topic for a while now. It is an ideal situation when we imagine that a server can be connected to multiple switches, with multiple links to provide higher bandwidth, and fault tolerance. But doing so, creates multiple challenges from both the network and...

May 14, 2012  12:26 PM

The difference between Cisco Nexus 7000 M1, F1, and F2 line cards.



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
Cisco, F1, F2, fabric path, line cards, M1, MPLS, Nexus, Nexus 5000, Nexus 7000, OTV

I have written an article few months ago touching the main differences between the F1 and M1 cards in the Cisco Nexus 7k platform. The main...


May 16, 2011  12:49 PM

What is the difference between M1 and F1 Cisco Nexus Line cards?



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
access, ACL, Cisco, DCNM, distribution, F1, Fabric, FabricPath, forwarding, IPv4, IPv6, M1, M1-XL, MAC, Nexus 7000, security group tags, SGT, Unicast, vlan, VSAN

Cisco Nexus series switches brought a new technology to the data center. The whole designed is changed from the Catalyst 6500 series. Nexus is no longer dependent on SUP's backplane, it is more like a midplane architecture. Let me elaborate a little on this, what that statement means that...


May 12, 2011  2:47 AM

Nexus 7000 Vs Catalyst 6500 (Backplan capacity)



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
6500, backplan, Bandwidth, capacity, Catalyst, Cisco, Fabric, Line Module, Module, Nexus, Nexus 5000, Nexus 7000, Sup, SUP720, Supervisor Engine, switch

Cisco has introduced Nexus. Nexus are the new line of data center switches. They come in the variables of 7000, 5000, 2000, and lastly 1000. Nexus 7000 with their...


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