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NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching: Next-Generation Data Center Architectures

by Kevin Corbin, Ron Fuller, David Jansen
     
 

NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching

Next-Generation Data Center Architectures

The complete guide to planning, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting NX-OS in enterprise environments

Kevin Corbin, CCIE® No. 11577

Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851

David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952

Cisco® Nexus switches and

Overview

NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching

Next-Generation Data Center Architectures

The complete guide to planning, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting NX-OS in enterprise environments

Kevin Corbin, CCIE® No. 11577

Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851

David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952

Cisco® Nexus switches and the new NX-OS operating system are rapidly becoming the new de facto standards for data center distribution/aggregation layer networking. NX-OS builds on Cisco IOS to provide advanced features that will be increasingly crucial to efficient data center operations. NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching is the definitive guide to utilizing these powerful new capabilities in enterprise environments.

In this book, three Cisco consultants cover every facet of deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting NX-OS in the data center. They review the key NX-OS enhancements for high availability, virtualization, In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU), and security. In this book, you will discover support and configuration best practices for working with Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols and networks, implementing multicasting, maximizing serviceability, providing consistent network and storage services, and much more.

The authors present multiple command-line interface (CLI) commands, screen captures, realistic configurations, and troubleshooting tips—all based on their extensive experience working with customers who have successfully deployed Nexus switches in their data centers.

Kevin Corbin, CCIE® No. 11577, is a Technical Solutions Architect for Cisco, specializing in data center technologies. Kevin works with enterprise customers to help them develop their next-generation data center architectures. Kevin has more than 14 years of server and networking experiencing including routing, switching, security, and content networking.

Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851 (Routing and Switching/Storage Networking), is a Technical Solution Architect for Cisco with 19 years of experience in the industry. His focus is working with enterprise customers to address their challenges with comprehensive end-to-end data center architectures.

David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952, is a Technical Solutions Architect for Cisco’s U.S. Enterprise Segment, where he works with enterprise customers to address end-to-end data center architectures. David has more than 20 years experience in the information technology industry.

  • Learn how Cisco NX-OS builds on and differs from IOS

  • Work with NX-OS user modes, management interfaces, and system files

  • Configure Layer 2 networking: VLANs/private VLANs, STP, virtual port channels, and unidirectional link detection

  • Configure Layer 3 EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, and First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRPs)

  • Set up IP multicasting with PIM, IGMP, and MSDP

  • Secure NX-OS with SSH, Cisco TrustSec, ACLs, port security, DHCP snooping, Dynamic ARP inspection, IP Source Guard, keychains, Traffic Storm Control, and more

  • Build high availability networks using process modularity and restart, stateful switchover, nonstop forwarding, and in-service software upgrades

  • Utilize NX-OS embedded serviceability, including Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), Smart Call Home, Configuration Checkpoint/Rollback, and NetFlow

  • Use the NX-OS Unified Fabric to simplify infrastructure and provide ubiquitous network and storage services

  • Run NX-OS on Nexus 1000V server-based software switches

This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press®, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587058929
Publisher:
Cisco Press
Publication date:
07/07/2010
Series:
Networking Technology Series
Pages:
463
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Corbin, CCIE No. 11577, is a technology solutions architect with Cisco. In this role

for three years, Kevin works with Enterprise customers to help them develop their next-generation

data center architectures. Kevin has more than 14 years of server and networking experiencing

including routing, switching, security, and content networking. Kevin has also held

multiple certifications from Microsoft, Citrix, HP, Novell, and VMWare. Prior to joining

Cisco, Kevin worked for many large enterprises and most recently in a consulting capacity for

large enterprise customers.

Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851 (Routing and Switching/Storage Networking), is a technical solutions

architect for Cisco specializing in data center architectures. He has 19 years of experience

in the industry and has held certifications from Novell, HP, Microsoft, ISC2, SNIA, and

Cisco. His focus is working with Enterprise customers to address their challenges with comprehensive

end-to-end data center architectures. He lives in Ohio with his wife and three wonderful

children and enjoys travel and auto racing.

David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952, is a technical solutions architect for Data Center for 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 12 years and working as a Technical Solutions Architect for 4

years and has provided unique experiences helping customers build architectures for

Enterprise data centers. David has also been instrumental in developing data center interconnect

solutions to address L2 requirements between multiple data centers to meet application

clusters and virtualization requirements. David has been presenting data center interconnect at

Cisco Live for 3 years. 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.

About the Technical Reviewers

Phil Davis, CCIE No. 2021, is a technical solutions architect with Cisco, specializing in routing

and switching and data center technologies. Phil has been with Cisco for more than 10 years and

has more than 17 years of experience in the industry. Phil currently uses his expertise with

Enterprise customers designing their data center and multiprotocol network architectures. Phil

holds multiple certifications, including VMware’s VCP, and is often presenting on many of

today’s top technologies. Phil lives near Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife and two children.

Eric Murray is a network engineer for a large healthcare company. He has more than 15 years

experience with designing, implementing, and maintaining Cisco Enterprise networks in the

fast-paced healthcare and manufacturing industries. Eric has implemented several Nexus data

center network designs and migrations and is a subject matter expert in utilizing Nexus 7000,

5000, and 2000 series switches. Eric is currently involved with designing, testing, implementing,

and providing technical support for a Cisco Unified Communications solution. Eric also

has extensive experience in multiprotocol WAN and data center LAN environments utilizing

Cisco switching and routing platforms.

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