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NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching: Next-Generation Data Center Architectures by David Jansen - CCIE No. 5952, Ron Fuller - CCIE No. 5851, Kevin Corbin - CCIE No. 11577

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Chapter 8. Unified Fabric

This chapter covers the following topics related to Unified Fabric:

• Unified Fabric Overview

• Enabling Technologies

• Nexus 5000 Unified Fabric Configuration

• N-Port Virtualization (NPV)

• FCoE Configuration

The Nexus family of switches represents a revolutionary approach to I/O within the data center that is 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 themselves where dozens or even hundreds of data centers are geographically dispersed and consolidated into a smaller number of large data centers. Consolidation can also ...

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