The modern data center is rapidly changing and evolving to support the current and future demands of technology. At the center of this change is the network—the single entity that connects everything and touches all components of the data center. With that in mind, Cisco has launched a new series of switches, Nexus, based on a revolutionary new operating system, NX-OS, to meet these changes and provide a platform with the scalability, reliability, and comprehensive feature set required in the next-generation data center.

The purpose of this book is to provide a guide for the network administrator who might not be familiar with Nexus and NX-OS. It is intended to be used as a “go-to” resource for concise information on the most commonly ...

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