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Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender

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Agenda
Overview and Positioning Deployment Model

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Nexus Data Center Product Portfolio 15Tb/s


7.5Tb/s

1Tb/s 520G

Nexus 7018 Nexus 7010

Fabric Extender
VM

Nexus 5020
Nexus 5010

Nexus 2000
(2148T, 2140-10G)

Nexus 1000V
VN-Link NX-OS Server
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Aggregation/Core
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Data Center Access Switch Portfolio Nexus 5000 and Nexus 2000
Nexus 2140-10G Nexus 5020 Nexus 5010
28-Port 1RU Switch Nexus 2148T 1GE FEX (1RU) 48x1GE + 4x10GE ports 10GE FEX (1RU) 40x10GE ports

56-Port 2RU Switch

Nexus 5000 10GE L2 Line Rate Low Latency Unified Fabric over Ethernet Data Center Ethernet Fibre Channel Over Ethernet

Nexus 2000 Combines benefits of ToR and EoR architectures Cost-effective 1GE and 10GE connectivity Integrated management domain with N5000

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Traditional Data Center Architectures Top of Rack (ToR) Architecture


Flexible and scalable POD design Ease in replication of racks Shorter server-to-access switch cabling Fewer across-rack cables Lower cabling costs

End of Row (EoR) Architecture


Fewer configuration and management points in the network Fewer devices; requires less power Lower CapEx and OpEx Ease in rolling out services and software upgrades Maintains feature consistency (Security, QoS, Multicast, etc.) Allows high-density server aggregation at access layer

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Nexus 2000Deployment Benefits


Nexus 2000 combines benefits of both ToR and EoR architectures
Physically resides on the top of each rack but

Logically acts like an end-of-row access device

Nexus 2000 deployment benefits


Reduces cable runs Reduces management points Ensures feature consistency across hundreds of servers Enables Nexus 5000 to become a high-density 1GE access layer switch Investment protection VN-Link capabilities

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Nexus 5000/2000 Single Access Layer


Nexus 5000

Nexus 2000 FEX

Nexus 5000 + Nexus 2000 is a Virtual Chassis Nexus 2000 is a Virtual Line Card to the Nexus 5000 No Spanning Tree between Nexus 2000 and Nexus 5000 Nexus 5000 maintains all management and configuration

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Nexus 2148T
1 RU fixed-configuration form factor
- 48x 1GE server-facing (downlink) ports -4x10GE network-facing (uplink) ports

Single access layer with Nexus 5000


- no local switching; no spanning tree - all server traffic goes to Nexus 5000 and back

Nexus 2148 Fabric Extender

Supports active-active uplinks (future) All networking ports on back face Front-to-back airflow (same as servers)
- facilitates hot-aisle cold-aisle DC design

48x 1GE ports downlink

4x 10GE ports uplink

Redundant hot-swappable power supplies Removable fan tray with redundant fans Power: 165W (typ.), 200W (max.) Over subscription: 1.2:1 to 4.8:1
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Nexus 2148 Fabric Extender

48x1GE

4x10GE

Beacon and Status LEDs Beacon and Status LEDs Power Supplies -- redundant and hot swappable

Redundant hot-swappable fans


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Nexus 2000 Positioning


N2K + N5K act as a single unified entity representing the access layer of the network
Positioning Nexus 2000 as a 1GE Top-of-Rack access device Nexus 2000 acts as a highdensity 1GE Remote I/O Module of Nexus 5000
SAN A LAN

SAN B

N5000
Single Management Domain

10GE

10GE

Single Management Domain

Nexus 2000

Nexus 2000

No changes to 3-tiered networking architecture


Positions N2K+N5K as 1GE and 10GE access solution for data centers
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10GE or 1GE

Server Racks

10

Nexus 2000
All configuration, management and troubleshooting via Nexus 5000 L2 Forwarding, security and QoS decision made by N5K Optimized for servers/apps requiring line-rate or near-line-rate 1GE solution 12 to 20 Nexus 2000s per N5K N2000 to N5000 interconnection
- dual active-active N5K via VPC

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Deployment Model

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Nexus 2000 Deployment Model


Core Layer
Nexus 7010

Nexus 7010

Distribution Layer

10GE
GigE 10GE Nexus 5000 GigE 10GE

Access Layer

Nexus 2000 reduces the number of connections to the Distribution and Core Layers

Nexus 2000

Rack 1 Rack 1 Rack 1


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.. Rack

.. Rack

Row 1 / Domain 1
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Nexus 5000 and 2000Architectural Flexibility


SAN A
Single Management Domain

LAN

SAN B

Nexus 5000

ToR or EoR Rack or Blade 1GE to 10GE Unified I/O

2148T

2148T

2140-10G

Blade Chassis 10GE

1GE Rack

1GE Rack

10GE Rack

10G/ DCE/ FCoE

Blade Chassis 10GE

20+ Racks per Server Switch


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Nexus 5000/2000ToR Deployment


Nexus 7000 Nexus 7000 Distribution Layer

MCEC

Access Layer Nexus 5000 Nexus 2000 Nexus 2000 x4 FEX Nexus 5000 Nexus 2000 Nexus 2000 FEX x4 x4

x4

x4

x4

x4

x4

Rack Rack 1 1
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Rack 1

Rack 2 Rack 12
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Rack Rack 22

Rack 1

Rack 2 Rack 12
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Cisco Nexus Family


The Business Benefits of Unified Fabric

Reduction of Total Cost of Ownership

Consolidation with Investment Protection

Increased Business Agility

Enhanced Business Resilience

Ease of Deployment and Operational Alignment

N5010 N5020 N2000 FEX

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Summary
Cisco Nexus is the network foundation for Data Center 3.0 Cisco Nexus Family of Data Center class switches delivers a Unified Fabric architecture today with the availability of Nexus 5000 and Nexus 2000 Cisco Nexus provides customers with transport flexibility, infrastructure scalability, and operational continuity

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