Posted by: Yasir Irfan
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series, Cisco Nexus 7010 Series Switch, Cisco NX-OS software, Cisco Systems, Core Switches, Data Center, Giga Ethernet, IP telephony, Juniper, mission-critical, Network, Network Technologies and Trends, Nexus 7000 Series Switches, Nortel, Ten Giga Ethernet interface, What happened to Ten Giga Ethernet interface in Nexus 7000 Series Switch
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 solutions were presented, starting from Nortel, Juniper and Cisco. We opted for the Cisco recommended solution. In the new solution we are having Cisco Nexus 7010 as our Core Switches.
Since still we are staging our Cisco Nexus 7010 switches, while doing so I figure out there are no more Giga Ethernet or Ten Giga Ethernet interfaces in the Cisco Nexus 7010 Series Switch. All interfaces are known as Ethernet ports.
VDC-Admin-DC-ITKE1(config)# interface ?
ethernet Ethernet IEEE 802.3z
loopback Loopback interface
mgmt Management interface
port-channel Port Channel interface
vlan Vlan interface
VDC-Admin-DC-ITKE1 (config)# interface ethernet 1/26
VDC-Admin-DC-ITKE1 (config-if)# speed ?
auto Auto negotiate speed
But nothing to worry they will not just support 10Mb/s but even they can support 10 GB/s. This is one of key difference I found between Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series and Nexus 7000 Series Switches. As we proceed further I let you all know the major differences between Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series and Nexus 7000 Series Switches. One fact to known about Nexus 7000 Series Switches run by Cisco NX-OS software. It was specifically designed for the most mission-critical place in the network, the data center.