9781587143045

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

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    9781587143045

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    1587143046

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/13/2013
  • Publisher: Cisco Press
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Summary

Cisco® Nexus® switches and the NX-OS operating system are rapidly becoming new de facto standards for data center distribution/aggregation layer networking .NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching, Second Edition is the definitive guide to utilizing their powerful new capabilities in enterprise data center environments. Now fully updated for Cisco's newest enhancements, this book covers every facet of deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting NX-OS in real data center environments. Drawing on their extensive experience working with Cisco's largest data center customers, three Cisco experts present comprehensive planning guidance, realistic configurations, CLI commands, screen captures, troubleshooting tips, and much more. Their authoritative, accurate coverage includes: * How NX-OS differs from Cisco IOS * Implementing NX-OS Layer 2 and Layer 3 support * Configuring multicast * Enforcing robust data center security with NX-OS * Leveraging NX-OS's unparalleled high availability features * Working with configuration rollback, virtual device contexts, and other advanced features * Maximizing serviceability * Implementing FabricPath and understanding how it changes data center topologies * Configuring FCoE, including multi-hop FCoE * Deploying the Nexus 1000V and its new Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) * Utilizing Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) to extend Layer 2 connectivity between remote network sites * And much more

Author Biography

Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851 (Routing and Switching/Storage Networking), is a technical marketing engineer (TME) on the Nexus 7000 team for Cisco. He has 21 years of experience in the industry and has held certifications from Novell, HP, Microsoft, ISC2, SNIA, and Cisco. His focus is working with customers worldwide to address their challenges with comprehensive end-to-end data center architectures and how they can best use Cisco technology to their advantage. He has had the opportunity to speak at Cisco Live on VDCs, NX-OS Multicast, and general design. He lives in Ohio with his wife and four wonderful children and enjoys travel and auto racing. He can be found on Twitter @ccie5851.

 

David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952, is a technical solutions architect for Data Center for Enterprise 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 15 years and working as a technical solutions architect for 6 years and has provided unique experiences helping customers build architectures for Enterprise data centers. 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.

 

Matthew McPherson is a senior systems engineer and solutions architect for Cisco in the Central Select Operation, specializing in data center architectures. Matt has been with Cisco for more than 2 1/2 years and has more than 12 years of experience in the industry working for service providers and large enterprise customers in the financial and manufacturing verticals. He has held certifications from Juniper, Netscreen, and Cisco, and possesses a deep technical background in the areas of routing, switching, and security. His primary focus is working with strategic customers in greater Michigan to address their overall infrastructure challenges. He lives in Michigan with his wife and enjoys biking and collecting cars.

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