I was reviewing the non-ACI Nexus 9000 products this week and started thinking that the Nexus 9000 will become Cisco’s response to whitebox disruption.
Was reading through some documentation as noticed that the Nexus 5500 series has some unusual behaviours for Store and Forward. I made myself notes about the functional modes. Cut-Through vs Store and Forward In cut-through mode of operation a switch will start transmitting a frame before the frame has been completely received and this is the […]
Cisco Nexus 1000 has been a platform since it was launched, at least, that’s what I’ve always thought. Lately, Cisco has talked extensively about vPath 2.0 offering a multiservice data plane (great podcast with Cisco on vPath 2.0 at Packet Pushers) for service delivery on VMware hypervisors. And sometime NX1K will likely be on Openvswitch […]
Tony Bourke draws attention to the Barrons report that Cisco is scaling the back the ACE : Though even if it were true, it wouldn’t necessarily mean Cisco has given up on ACE. It could signal that Cisco is no longer interested in selling the ACE30 service module, preferring instead the ACE 4710 appliance and/or gearing up […]
Cisco has been making some improvements to the Cisco NXOS CLI. Here is one that I especially like on the
When working on NX-OS it’s kind of annoying to attempt to use a feature that hasn’t been enabled and get an error message. Why not get an “not enabled” or “not licensed” error message ?
Why does Nexus NXOS use ‘switchto’ instead of ‘changeto’ for the CLI ?