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- ISBN: 9781587143045 | 1587143046
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/13/2013
Cisco® Nexus® switches and the NX-OS operating system are rapidly becoming new de facto standards for data center distribution/aggregation layer networking .NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching, Second Edition is the definitive guide to utilizing their powerful new capabilities in enterprise data center environments. Now fully updated for Cisco's newest enhancements, this book covers every facet of deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting NX-OS in real data center environments. Drawing on their extensive experience working with Cisco's largest data center customers, three Cisco experts present comprehensive planning guidance, realistic configurations, CLI commands, screen captures, troubleshooting tips, and much more. Their authoritative, accurate coverage includes: * How NX-OS differs from Cisco IOS * Implementing NX-OS Layer 2 and Layer 3 support * Configuring multicast * Enforcing robust data center security with NX-OS * Leveraging NX-OS's unparalleled high availability features * Working with configuration rollback, virtual device contexts, and other advanced features * Maximizing serviceability * Implementing FabricPath and understanding how it changes data center topologies * Configuring FCoE, including multi-hop FCoE * Deploying the Nexus 1000V and its new Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) * Utilizing Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) to extend Layer 2 connectivity between remote network sites * And much more