VXLAN

May 24, 2019

DATA CENTER

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...

April 17, 2019

DATA CENTER

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...

April 20, 2017

DATA CENTER

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.

August 15, 2016

DATA CENTER

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. […]

May 5, 2016

DATA CENTER

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 […]

March 16, 2016

DATA CENTER

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 […]

February 9, 2016

DATA CENTER

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 […]

January 20, 2016

NETWORKING

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, […]

January 5, 2016

TECHWISETV

Network like it’s 1999 with BGP EVPN

BGP EVPN brings both layer 2 and 3 capabilities to the hamstrung overlay but how would it work for your network? How well do you understand the additional benefits and limitations of this design?