This white paper discusses how the data broker along with Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches integrates with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure to provide fabric traffic visibility for security, monitoring, and operations purposes.
It is the purpose of this white paper is to provide guidance to network planners, engineers, and managers who are deploying Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in a data center as replacements for Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series Switches.
The Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches product family makes the next generation of data center switching accessible to customers of any size. This white paper is intended for commercial customers new to Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches who are curious how the switches might be feasibly deployed in their data centers.
This white paper highlights the benefits of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches, outlines several designs suitable for small-to-midsize customer deployments, discusses integration with existing networks, and walks through a topology validated by Cisco for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches, complete with configuration examples.
The new Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches provide features optimized specifically for the data center: high 10 and 40-Gbps port densities, reliability, performance, scalability, programmability, and ease of management. With exceptional performance and a comprehensive feature set, the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series offers versatile platforms that can be deployed in multiple scenarios, such as layered access-aggregation-core designs, leaf-and-spine architecture, and compact aggregation solutions.
This document discusses the hardware architecture of the new switch platforms in the Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches product family: in particular, the Cisco Nexus 9200 platform switches. The Cisco Nexus 9200 platform is a new extension of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series. The platform uses a compact fixed-switch form factor and operates in the NX-OS mode, based on Cisco NX-OS Software. Built with next-generation Cisco application-specific circuits (ASICs), the Cisco Nexus 9200 platform brings high-performance and high-density 25, 50, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to data center networks, providing industry-leading performance, power efficiency, and capabilities in compact fixed-form-factor switches.
The data center infrastructure is central to the overall IT architecture. It is where most business-critical applications are hosted and various types of services are provided to the business. Proper planning of the data center infrastructure design is critical, and performance, resiliency, and scalability need to be carefully considered.
Another important aspect of the data center design is the flexibility to quickly deploy and support new services. Designing a flexible architecture that can support new applications in a short time frame can result in a significant competitive advantage.
The basic data center network design is based on a proven layered approach that has been tested and improved over the past several years in some of the largest data center implementations in the world. The layered approach is the foundation of a data center design that seeks to improve scalability, performance, flexibility, resiliency, and maintenance.
This document is intended to help network planners, engineers, and managers who are deploying Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in a data center as replacements for Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series Switches.
The data center is central to IT strategy and houses the computational power, storage resources, and applications
necessary to support an enterprise business. A flexible data center infrastructure than can support and quickly deploy new applications can result in significant competitive advantage, but designing such a data center requires solid initial planning and thoughtful consideration of port density, access-layer uplink bandwidth, true server capacity, oversubscription, mobility, and other details.
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