Just curious if anyone out there has experience using the 55xx as a L3 Distribution switch or even as a Core. By enabling the L3 features does it allow you enabled L3 SVI's for VLAN interfaces or are there interfaces on the daughter card that are used for routing instead? If someone could expand based on their experience it would be appreciated. Any reference URL's would be helpfull too.
Can you provide any specific features you are going to be using in your core?
Most layer-3 features are supported in Nexus 5Ks. Also, be aware that although VRF is supported, MPLS is not.(only 7Ks support it). One more thing to know is that although most FEXs work with 5Ks, there are some that don't.
The layer 3 engine in the nexus 5k daughter card is the same architecture as the Cisco 3750.
I used nexus 5ks with L3 before and all works fine but I would not recommend as core switch. A small L3 datacenter makes more sense. The roadmaps for Nexus 5ks is geared for data center only and not campus switching.
I rather go with the new Cisco 4500-X if I were you.
Hi everyone, I would like to thank you in advance for any help you can provide a newcomer like myself!
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