Chapter 1. Introduction to Cisco NX-OS

This chapter provides an introduction and overview of NX-OS and a comparison between traditional IOS and NX-OS configurations and terminology. The following sections will be covered in this chapter:

NX-OS overview

NX-OS user modes

Management interfaces

Managing system files

NX-OS Overview

Cisco built the next-generation data center class operating system designed for maximum scalability and application availability. The NX-OS data center class operating system was built with modularity, resiliency, and serviceability at its foundation. NX-OS is based on the industry-proven Cisco Storage Area Network Operating System (SAN-OS) Software and helps ensure continuous availability to set the standard for ...

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