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Dec 26 2010   5:46AM GMT

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

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

 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 ?

  10     10Mb/s

  100    100Mb/s

  1000   1Gb/s

  10000  10Gb/s

  auto   Auto negotiate speed


VDC-Admin-DC-ITKE1 (config-if)#

 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.

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