Chapter 4

Nexus Switching

When Cisco launched the Nexus product line, it introduced a new category of networking devices called data center switching. Data center switching products provide high-density, high-speed switching capacity to serve the needs of the servers (physical and virtual) in the data center. This chapter focuses on the core components of network switching and how to verify which components are working properly to isolate and troubleshoot Layer 2 forwarding issues.

Network Layer 2 Communication Overview

The Ethernet protocol first used ...

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