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Introduction to Nexus Data Center Infrastructure and Architecture

Contents

  1. "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz
  2. Foundation Topics
  3. Exam Preparation Tasks

Chapter Description

In this sample chapter from CCNA Data Center DCICN 200-150 Official Cert Guide, focuses on the Cisco Nexus product family. You learn the different specifications of each product, which includes Nexus 9000, Nexus 7000, Nexus 6000, Nexus 5000, Nexus 3000, and Nexus 2000.

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All Key Topics

Review the most important topics from this chapter, noted with the Key Topic icon in the outer margin of the page. Table 1-23 lists a reference for these key topics and the page numbers on which each is found.

Table 1-23 Key Topics for Chapter 1

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Key Topic Element

Description

Page Number

Section

Chassis

13

Section

System Controller

14

Section

Fabric Modules

15

Section

Line Cards

16

Table 1-3

Nexus 9500 Modular Platform Line Card Comparison

17

Section

Cisco QSFP Bi-Di Technology for 40Gbps Migration

20

Table 1-4

Nexus 9500 Fixed-Platform Comparison

21

Table 1-5

Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Modular Platform Comparison

22

Section

Cisco Nexus 7004 Series Switch Chassis

25

Table 1-6

Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Supervisor Modules Comparison

29

Table 1-7

Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Software Licensing Features

33

Table 1-8

Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 M-Series Modules Comparison

36

Table 1-9

Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 F-Series Modules Comparison

37

List

Redundancy Modes Configurable by Users

38

Note

Nexus 6004 Can Support 1G Ports

45

Table 1-13

Nexus 5500 and Nexus 5600 Product Specification

47

Section

Cisco Nexus 5548P and 5548UP Switches' Features

48

Section

Cisco Nexus 5500 Products' Expansion Modules

50

Table 1-14

Nexus 5600 Product Switches' Feature

53

Section

Cisco Nexus 5600 Expansion Modules

55

Table 1-20

Nexus 2000 1/10Gbps Module Comparison

64

Table 1-21

Nexus 2000 100Mbps/1Gbps Module Comparison

65

Define Key Terms

Define the following key terms from this chapter, and check your answers in the glossary:

  • port channel (PC)

  • virtual Port Channel (vPC)

  • Fabric Extender (FEX)

  • top-of-rack (ToR)

  • end-of-row (EoR)

  • spine-leaf

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