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New to Nexus switches

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Dec 12th, 2011
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Hello,

I am very familiar with Catalyst switches but new to nexus switching.

We have a 7k up and running. 5k and 2k are on order. Once they arrive, how do I join/extend all 3 switches?


How does a 5k or 2k know which fabric or 7k to join?

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Jennifer Casella Wed, 12/14/2011 - 09:22
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Sudip -


The 5K will connect into your 7K just like a normal switch with a trunk link.  The 2K can be thought of as an external linecard for the 5K.  In order to configure the interfaces that you select to integrate the FEX with, you will need to configure them for FEX fabric mode:


N5K(config)# interface eth2/1<br/> N5K(config-if)# switchport mode fex-fabric



Jen

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