VDC (Virtual Device Contexts)

The Nexus 7000 supports VDC. VDC allows the partitioning of a single physical device into multiple logical devices.The logical separation provides the following benefits; Admin and management separation Change and failure domain isolation from other VDC Address, VLAN, VRF and vPC isolation Each VDC appears as a unique device…

OTV (Overlay Transport Virtulisation)

Overlay Transport Virtulisation (OTV) is currently a feature on the Nexus 7000 product (M1 modules) range that provides DCI (Data Center Interconnect). It allows multiple data centers to be linked together and extends L2 Ethernet across them. OTV is different to EoMPLS & VPLS as a LAN extension technologies. It…

Nexus

I probably should have made notes on the Cisco Nexus platform and its features when I first started playing with them back in 2010/2011, it would have saved me running over it again and making new notes. Although quite a few new features have been introduced since then Key…