Nx-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching

Nx-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching : Next-Generation Data Center Architectures

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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">Cisco<SUP>&reg;</SUP> Nexus switches and the new NX-OS operating system are rapidly becoming the new de facto standards for data center distribution/aggregation layer networking. NX-OS builds on Cisco IOS to provide advanced features that will be increasingly crucial to efficient data center operations. NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching is the definitive guide to utilizing these powerful new capabilities in enterprise environments.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">In this book, three Cisco consultants cover every facet of deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting NX-OS in the data center. They review the key NX-OS enhancements for high availability, virtualization, In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU), and security. In this book, you will discover support and configuration best practices for working with Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols and networks, implementing multicasting, maximizing serviceability, providing consistent network and storage services, and much more.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">The authors present multiple command-line interface (CLI) commands, screen captures, realistic configurations, and troubleshooting tips&mdash;all based on their extensive experience working with customers who have successfully deployed Nexus switches in their data centers.</P> <UL> <LI>Learn how Cisco NX-OS builds on and differs from IOS</LI> <LI>Work with NX-OS user modes, management interfaces, and system files</LI> <LI>Configure Layer 2 networking: VLANs/private VLANs, STP, virtual port channels, and unidirectional link detection</LI> <LI>Configure Layer 3 EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, and First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRPs)</LI> <LI>Set up IP multicasting with PIM, IGMP, and MSDP</LI> <LI>Secure NX-OS with SSH, Cisco TrustSec, ACLs, port security, DHCP snooping, Dynamic ARP inspection, IP Source Guard, keychains, Traffic Storm Control, and more</LI> <LI>Build high availability networks using process modularity and restart, stateful switchover, nonstop forwarding, and in-service software upgrades</LI> <LI>Utilize NX-OS embedded serviceability, including Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), Smart Call Home, Configuration Checkpoint/Rollback, and NetFlow</LI> <LI>Use the NX-OS Unified Fabric to simplify infrastructure and provide ubiquitous network and storage services</LI> <LI>Run NX-OS on Nexus 1000V server-based software switches</LI></UL> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press&reg;, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.</P>
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  • Electronic book text | 480 pages
  • United States
  • English
  • 1587140381
  • 9781587140389

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