Continuing innovations on Nexus9K ITD – Additional server load-balancing use cases
Announcing Cisco's new Intelligent Traffic Distribution (ITD) features on NX-OS 9.3.1 release. Developed to address concerns with respect to capacity limitation on network service appliances in a multi-terabit environment.
VXLANv6 – VXLANv-what?
With the expansion of network virtualization, infrastructure resources like IP addresses have to be reserved for applications and services as well. As a result, IP address overlap occurs in the underlay and overlay, exhausting unique RFC1918 addresses.
Using DCNM 11 for Easy Provisioning of Networks and VRF’s
As you might remember from our last post within our DCNM 11 series, we discussed Easy Management of Interfaces using DCNM. Today, we’re continuing the discussion by featuring how Cisco’s Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) empowers Easy Provisioning of Overlays using pre-defined, best practice, out-of-box templates.
VXLAN EVPN – De-Facto Standard, Open and Interoperable
EVPN continues to evolve and prove its versatility at Multi-Vendor interoperability events, serving as the defacto standard across Data Center, Enterprise, and Service Provider markets.
Provisioning Underlay for VXLAN EVPN Fabric using Fabric Builder in DCNM 11
Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) version 11 introduced the Fabric Builder, a turn-key function for easy Day-0 provisioning of data center network deployments. With Fabric Builder, we allow users...
Change is the only constant – vPC with Fabric Peering for VXLAN EVPN
Change is the only constant – vPC just changed and Cisco removed the physical Peer Lin, the first vendor in the industry to do so. Introduction Over the course of...
3rd Annual Interoperability Testing: Converging on a Standard
This year, a total of seven vendors participated in the VXLAN BGP EVPN interoperability testing, showing significant industry adoption year over year.
5 Features To Consider When Buying a Top of Rack Switch
I was playing Pokémon GO the other day, and I realized how new technologies and applications are being launched every day, rapidly reshaping how we connect, play, and live. Technologies that were only dreams a few years ago, are now made into reality one after one in incredibly short amount of time, and becoming incredibly viral. […]
Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager Wins Best of Interop 2016 Data Center Award!
It was in mid-March, I posted a blog about the new level of simplicity Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager (NFM) brings when configuring your fabric underlay and VXLAN overlay. Essentially…a point-and-click approach without requiring a single CLI command or any knowledge of IP protocols. Since the release of Nexus Fabric Manager in early April, it’s gotten […]