I am looking to deploy a Cisco 5100 series Nexus switch for 10Gbps.
I know the Nexus is supposed to work with the converged network adapter (for 10Gbps, FCoE, etc) but can it work without a CNA?
I want to put some 10Gbps passthrough modules in my Dell m1000 chassis and run cables directly to the Nexus switch.
I know the Nexus may be overkill for this solution but it is a step in the UCS solution for us.
Hi, you don't need any special drivers for "low latency" 10gb ethernet on a 5k.
for example, non-nexus 5k switch
PING 10.10.10.1 (10.10.10.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 10.10.10.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=0.530 ms
64 bytes from 10.10.10.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=0.618 ms
and a nexus 5000 with a qlogic 8152
PING 172.16.78.3 (172.16.78.3) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 172.16.78.3: icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=0.150 ms
64 bytes from 172.16.78.3: icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=0.134 ms
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