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NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching: Next-Generation Data Center Architectures, Second Edition by Matthew McPherson, David Jansen, Ron Fuller

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Chapter 8. Unified Fabric

This chapter covers the following topics:

Unified Fabric overview

Enabling technologies

Nexus 5x00 Unified Fabric configuration

Nexus 7000 Unified Fabric configuration

• Cisco MDS Unified Fabric configuration

The Nexus family of switches represents a revolutionary approach to I/O within the data center referred to as Unified Fabric.

Unified Fabric Overview

One of the biggest trends in data centers today is consolidation, which can mean many different things. In some cases, consolidation refers to a physical consolidation of data centers where dozens or even hundreds of data centers are geographically dispersed and consolidated into a smaller number of large data centers. Consolidation can also exist within a ...

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