A detailed look at the Big, Hot and Heavy Ethernet Switches with a large crew to talk about their practical experiences on design, selection and performance of Cisco Nexus switches. The result ? We don’t think the Nexus switches are very exciting.
Due to people commitments we recorded a double length show which will be released in two parts. This is Part 2 and Part 1 was released next weekend.
What You’ll Hear…
- On the increase in 10GbE in the Data Centre and what’s driving that. And looking at why we aren’t comfortable with the HP Flex-10 networking module for their blade servers.
- We are planning on using IP Storage, after consulting with the Server team. The cost of FC doesn’t work for us, and FCoE still isn’t here.
- A look at transient traffic loads and how the deployment of VMware DRS changes the way our backbone looks. The importance of dynamic traffic flows to VMware and what we need to do to support that.
- We take a detailed and critical look at what Cisco doesn’t tell you about the Nexus 7000 — the bad things, the missing features such as QoS, MPLS and lack of value. Not to mention the generally underwhelming performance of the product. Also, it’s big, it uses a lot of power and runs hot.
You can find Steve Rossen on @steve
IOS Hints Live — San Jose September 2010
You can book to join the event at ioshintsdatacenter.eventbrite.com/. There are only a limited number of seats at this unique event where Ivan Pepelnjak and Greg Ferro will both be available to discuss, review and develop your designs.
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- Show 39 — Unplugged on Tech Field Day Wireless - April 4, 2011
- Rant: Why SPB Doesn’t Get Any Attention - March 27, 2011
- Show 38 — Comparing Data Centre Fabrics From Juniper, Brocade and Cisco - March 25, 2011
- Show 37 — Even More IPv6 Ready Than Last Week - March 14, 2011
- PPP Show 36 — IPv6 Ready - March 14, 2011
- Show 35 — Media Markup — A Garden of Switches - March 6, 2011
- Show 34 — Breaking the Three Layer Model - February 27, 2011
- Show 32 — Media Mungle - February 1, 2011
- Show 33 — IPv6 It All Comes Down to Money - January 30, 2011