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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 10. Quality of Service (QoS)

This chapter covers the following topics:

• Nexus 7000 quality of service configuration

• Nexus 5000 quality of service configuration

• Nexus 1000V quality of service configuration

In the past, QoS in a data center environment has been frequently overlooked. Data centers were built with large bandwidth links, and most applications were isolated to the data center and centralized. Virtualization is changing all those rules because applications are more mobile within and between data centers. Technology enables applications that may have been distributed in the past to be centralized, and the need to differentiate between applications to meet service-level agreements (SLA) is becoming critical.

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