NEXUS 7000 and 5000 for internet connectivity

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Aug 29th, 2008

Can we use Nexus 5000 and 7000 for WAN connectivity and Internet Services from ISP at collapsed core distribution layer.

What layer 3 features are supported by both devices with ADV lan Enterprise License.

I have this problem too.
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bicoyle Fri, 08/29/2008 - 05:55

The Nexus 5000 and 7000 are not really desigend as WAN termination or ISP connectivity. The Cisco ASR or 7600 would most likely be a better platform for this requirement. The Nexus 5000 by design is a Layer 2 switch. The Nexus 7000 does have rich Layer 3 features including dynamic routing and PBR, but again a ASR or 7600 is probably a better choice.

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