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 […]
Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager: It Really Does Simplify and Automate Fabric Build!
These days, it seems every new data center solution lays claim to the latest industry buzz words: automation and simplicity. Unfortunately, most solutions don’t really live up to their claims and over time they’ve lost their clout. Most people just gloss over them. So, knowing that, why would I use them to describe Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager? I […]
Fast and Flexible – New Third Generation Fabric Interconnect
Guest Blogger: Nikul Sheth, Product Manager for Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect One of the things I admire about great athletes is they are both fast and flexible. This combination makes them more agile and gives them a competitive edge. Our next evolution of Cisco UCS Fabric provides customers with greater speed and flexibility to help […]
Tune in to Networking Field Day 11 – Switching Innovation—Everything Runs on Switching
Networking Field Day 11 is tomorrow and will be live streaming this Thursday, January 21st, from 2:00-4:00pm. For the uninitiated, Tech Field Day is an event hosted by Cisco where delegates come and listen to a technical deep dive by a Cisco expert in a presentation and discussion format. These delegates range from bloggers, speakers, […]