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Virtual Connect FlexFabric and Cisco Nexus 5548

 
chuckk281
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Virtual Connect FlexFabric and Cisco Nexus 5548

Rob had a Virtual Connect and Nexus question:

 

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Team,

 

I’ve read through the latest Nexus and FlexFabric white paper, but have a quick question.

Can you directly connect a VC FlexFabric module into a Nexus 5548 ?

All of the examples in the white paper show it connecting through the 2232’s with vPC.

 

What are the advantages/disadvantages of going through the 2232’s vs directly to the 5548’s ?

 

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Malcolm replied:

 

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Yes, you can connect Flex-10 or FlexFabric directly to Nexus 5 or even 7Ks directly.  The advantage is the customer save money the higher up they connect (cutting Edge or Edge-FEX costs). And if you really want to save them money, sell them HP Networking! 

 

Below are a couple of examples of the updates. 

 

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Example #2:

 

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Good info! Any comments or questions??