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August 16, 2011  7:55 AM

Difference between shared mode and dedicated mode operation in Nexus 7000 Series Switches – Series 2



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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In my previous post we discovered how Nexus 7000 Series line card works in shared mode. The other mode of operation is...

August 10, 2011  7:41 AM

Difference between shared mode and dedicated mode operation in Nexus 7000 Series Switches – Series 1



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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When it comes to the line cards of Nexus 7000 Series Switches, they operate in either in shared mode or dedicated mode.  So what is the difference between shared mode and dedicated mode operation? In shared mode operation say four interfaces of 10 Giga are grouped together and they offer in...


July 31, 2011  9:54 AM

Key differences between a Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches – Series 4



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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One more difference I came across among Nexus 7010 and Nexus 7018 Switch is the power supplies, the Nexus 7010 Switch can hold up to three load sharing, fault tolerant , hot-swappable power supplies.  Whereas the Nexus 7018 switch can hold up to four load sharing, fault tolerant, hot-swappable...


July 31, 2011  8:09 AM

Key differences between a Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches – Series 3



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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The other difference I have noticed between a Nexus 7010 and Nexus 7018 Switches is the way the cooling works. The Nexus 7010 and Nexus 7018 Switches are cooled using the fan trays which are found at the back of Nexus 7000 Series chassis. The Nexus 7018 Switch applies side to side airflow , the...


July 31, 2011  5:27 AM

Key differences between a Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches – Series 2



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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In my previous post I mentioned about the physical difference about Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches, apart from physical differences there are some other...


July 30, 2011  6:31 AM

Key differences between a Nexus 7010 and 7018 Switches – Series 1



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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We all know the introduction of Nexus 7000 Series brought the revolution to Data Centers; Nexus 7000 Series Switches are quite different from the traditional Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches.  Nexus 7000 Switches comes in two...


December 29, 2010  5:27 AM

How to allocate physical interfaces to VDC in a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switch?



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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  To allocate physical interfaces to VDC from the config terminal mode type the VDC name and then allocate the physical interfaces as shown below by using the command "allocate interface" N7000-ITKE01#configure t   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


December 28, 2010  5:44 AM

How to configure VDC in Cisco Nexus 7000 Series switch?



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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In my


December 27, 2010  6:22 AM

What is Virtual Device Contexts (VDC) in Nexus 7000 Series Switches?



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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  The Virtual Device Contexts (VDC) is a new feature introduced in Cisco Nexus 7000 NX-OS, so does it happens to be the first Data Center Switch to provide Virtual Device Contexts (VDC) capabilities. The Virtual Device Contexts (VDC) allows a


December 26, 2010  5:46 AM

What happened to Ten Giga Ethernet interface in Nexus 7000 Series Switch?



Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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 Our Network Infrastructure is currently being under major revamp. We are expanding our Data Center as well our enhancing our services to our customers with the introduction of IP telephony, better internet speed and of course better systems. When we started planning for this project lot of...


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