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NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching
Next-Generation Data Center Architectures
The complete guide to planning, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting NX-OS in the enterprise–updated with new technologies and examples
Using Cisco Nexus switches and the NX-OS operating system, data center professionals can build unified core networks that deliver unprecedented scalability, resilience, operational continuity, flexibility, and performance. NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching, Second Edition, is the definitive guide to applying these breakthrough technologies in real-world environments. This extensively updated edition contains five new chapters addressing a wide range of new technologies, including FabricPath, OTV, IPv6, QoS, VSG, Multi-Hop FCoE, LISP, MPLS, Layer 3 on Nexus 5000, and Config sync. It also presents a start-to-finish, step-by-step case study of an enterprise customer who migrated from Cisco Catalyst to a Nexus-based architecture, illuminated with insights that are applicable in virtually any enterprise data center. Drawing on decades of experience with enterprise customers, the authors cover every facet of deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting NX-OS in today’s data center. You’ll find updated best practices for high availability, virtualization, security,
L2/L3 protocol and network support, multicast, serviceability, provision of networking and storage services, and more. Best of all, the authors present all the proven commands, sample configurations, and tips you need to apply these best practices in your data center.
Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851 (Routing and Switching/Storage Networking), Technical Marketing Engineer on Cisco’s Nexus 7000 team, specializes in helping customers design end-to-end data center architectures. Ron has 21 years of industry experience, including 7 at Cisco. He has spoken at Cisco Live on VDCs, NX-OS multicast, and general design.
David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952 (Routing/Switching), is a Cisco Technical Solutions Architect specializing in enterprise data center architecture. He has 20 years of industry experience, 15 of them at Cisco (6 as a solution architect); and has delivered several Cisco Live presentations on NX-OS and data center solutions.
Matthew McPherson, senior systems engineer and solutions architect for the Cisco Central Select Operation, specializes in data center architectures. He has 12 years of experience working with service providers and large finance and manufacturing enterprises, and possesses deep technical knowledge of routing, switching, and security.
Cisco® Nexus® switches and the NX-OS operating system are rapidly becoming new de facto standards for data center distribution/aggregation layer networking.NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching, Second Edition is the definitive guide to utilizing their powerful new capabilities in enterprise data center environments. Now fully updated for Cisco's newest enhancements, this book covers every facet of deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting NX-OS in real data center environments. Drawing on their extensive experience working with Cisco's largest data center customers, three Cisco experts present comprehensive planning guidance, realistic configurations, CLI commands, screen captures, troubleshooting tips, and much more. Their authoritative, accurate coverage includes:
Cisco® Nexus® switches and the NX-OS operating system are rapidly becoming new de facto standards for data center distribution/aggregation layer networking.NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching, Second Edition is the definitive guide to utilizing their powerful new capabilities in enterprise data center environments. Now fully updated for Cisco's newest enhancements, this book covers every facet of deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting NX-OS in real data center environments. Drawing on their extensive experience working with Cisco's largest data center customers, three Cisco experts present comprehensive planning guidance, realistic configurations, CLI commands, screen captures, troubleshooting tips, and much more. Their authoritative, accurate coverage includes: * How NX-OS differs from Cisco IOS * Implementing NX-OS Layer 2 and Layer 3 support * Configuring multicast * Enforcing robust data center security with NX-OS * Leveraging NX-OS's unparalleled high availability features * Working with configuration rollback, virtual device contexts, and other advanced features * Maximizing serviceability * Implementing FabricPath and understanding how it changes data center topologies * Configuring FCoE, including multi-hop FCoE * Deploying the Nexus 1000V and its new Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) * Utilizing Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) to extend Layer 2 connectivity between remote network sites * And much more
About the Author
Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851 (Routing and Switching/Storage Networking), is a technical marketing engineer (TME) on the Nexus 7000 team for Cisco. He has 21 years of experience in the industry and has held certifications from Novell, HP, Microsoft, ISC2, SNIA, and Cisco. His focus is working with customers worldwide to address their challenges with comprehensive end-to-end data center architectures and how they can best use Cisco technology to their advantage. He has had the opportunity to speak at Cisco Live on VDCs, NX-OS Multicast, and general design. He lives in Ohio with his wife and four wonderful children and enjoys travel and auto racing. He can be found on Twitter @ccie5851.
David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952, is a technical solutions architect for Data Center for Enterprise Central Area. David has more than 20 years’ experience in the information technology industry. He has held multiple certifications from Microsoft, Novell, Checkpoint, and Cisco. His focus is to work with Enterprise customers to address end-to-end data center Enterprise architectures. David has been with Cisco for 15 years and working as a technical solutions architect for 6 years and has provided unique experiences helping customers build architectures for Enterprise data centers. David holds a B.S.E. degree in computer science from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and an M.A. degree in adult education from Central Michigan University.
Matthew McPherson is a senior systems engineer and solutions architect for Cisco in the Central Select Operation, specializing in data center architectures. Matt has been with Cisco for more than 2 1/2 years and has more than 12 years of experience in the industry working for service providers and large enterprise customers in the financial and manufacturing verticals. He has held certifications from Juniper, Netscreen, and Cisco, and possesses a deep technical background in the areas of routing, switching, and security. His primary focus is working with strategic customers in greater Michigan to address their overall infrastructure challenges. He lives in Michigan with his wife and enjoys biking and collecting cars.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Cisco NX-OS
2. Layer 2 Support and Configurations
3. Layer 3 Support and Configurations
4. Multicast Configuration
6. High Availability
8. Unified Fabric
9. Nexus 1000V
11. Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
Appendix A. Architecture
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