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Cisco 6500 vs Nexus 5000

Hello

I wanted to understand , if i use WS-X6748-ge-tx with DFC for Server connectivity and if i use Nexus 5000 for server connectivity.

What is the difference in performance which we can see ?

thanks

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Re: Cisco 6500 vs Nexus 5000

Hello Rahulja,

first of all, with the Nexus 5000 you may need a fabric extender to be able to connect GE server NICs

in short Nexus provides greater 10GE port density in comparison to C6500

a WS 6748 with appropriate DFC is a good linecard for a server farm and it is targeted to this use.

Hope to help

Giuseppe

Re: Cisco 6500 vs Nexus 5000

Hello

I wanted to understand , if i use WS-X6748-ge-tx with DFC for Server connectivity and if i use Nexus 5000 for server connectivity.

What is the difference in performance which we can see ?

thanks

Hi,

As far as the comparisns between the two just check out the below link for nexus 5000 and cisco 6500 series switches hope that help.

http://www.b2net.co.uk/cisco/cisco_nexus_5000_switches.htm

http://www.b2net.co.uk/cisco/cisco_catalyst_6500_series_switches.htm

and check out the below link with nexus 5000 given with different Scenario on basis of performances:-

http://www9.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns340/ns517/ns224/ns783/white_paper_c11-473501.html

Hope to Help !!

Ganesh.H

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