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Since we all know Cisco Systems has introduced Nexus Switches and NeXt-generation Operating System (NX-OS). I was wondering how am I going to configure them in our expansion project? As we are expected to have Nexus 7000, Nexus 5000 and Nexus 2000 Series Switches.
Thanks to Cisco Press soon they are releasing a title NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching which addresses the operation, use and configuration of the NeXt-generation Operating System (NX-OS) for Cisco data center products.
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Currently the rough-cut pages of the title NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching are available. I just had a glance of some sample pages for some chapters. The new title NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching has seven chapters
Chapter1: Introduction to Cisco NX-OS
Chapter 2: Layer 2 Support and Configurations
Chapter 3: Layer 3 Support and Configurations
Chapter 4: Multicast Configuration
Chapter 5: Security
Chapter 6: High Availability
Chapter 7: Serviceability
Chapter 1 deals with an Introduction to Cisco NX-OS and I liked the way sections covered in this chapter. The author starts with an overview of NX-OS and its advantages, some of the advantages of NX-OS are
Unified data center operating system
Flexibility and scalability
Comprehensive security, availability, serviceability, and management features
Currently the NX-OS platform is supported by following platforms
Cisco MDS 9000
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (UCS)
Overall this title seems to very interesting and useful for the Network Administrators who are exploring their skills in the world of NX-OS. Eagerly waiting for Cisco Press to release this title in book format until then keep enjoying the rough cuts.