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7 Things to Remember the First Time You Configure a Nexus 7000

Posted by Eric Stuhl on Tue, May 08, 2012 @ 10:55 AM

The first time I logged into a Nexus 7000, I was a bit intimidated, as there were enough differences between it and the 6500s that I had been more comfortable with in the past. Here are some tips to try and make the transition a little easier.

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Topics: Cisco, Data Center, Nexus 7000

Virtualization in the Nexus 7000 Platform

Posted by Eric Stuhl on Fri, Apr 06, 2012 @ 11:13 AM

The concept of network based virtualization has typically been focused around logical overlays placed on a consistent physical architecture. VLANs, GRE, MPLS, and VRF allow network engineers the ability to create constructs within the network to virtually segment resources.  While this is a powerful tool, the Nexus 7000 takes the capacity of the network to virtualize itself to a much higher degree.

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Topics: Cisco, Data Center, Nexus 7000

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