Hello Cisco Users,
I have a problem with the Nexus 5000 Series when implementing it in a data center. I have some 100Mbit Ports (Servers, ILO Ports), which I can't upgrade to 1GE and have to connect them to the Nexus 5000. As I read, all ports of the 5000 are uplink/downlink ports and the the first eight ports are dual speed for 1GE or 10GE connections. As the Nexus 2000 has only 4x 10GE Uplink Ports, I had the idea to connect two Catalyst 3560 Switches with an GE Uplink SFP connection to the Nexus 5000 as it won't work with the 2000 FEX. Are there any concerns about that scenario? In sum, I would have four FEX and 2 Catalyst 3560 Switches connected to get the necessary 100Mbit Ports. As I know, I would have only a big Layer 2 systemm then, but the Nexus 5000 is connected to a Layer 3 instance for routing purposes. In a later second step, the Layer 3 Router should be replaced by a Catalyst 6500 or Nexus 7000. There are only 50 servers, so not much traffic.Hope anybody can help me with that issue.
Thanks in advance!