I've installed several in use cases like the one you describe. Functionally they pretty much suffice.
If you're a small shop and don't otherwise use Nexus gear, there is the learning curve of NX-OS and the associated technologies like VPCs and FEXes. It's not super hard, but different from IOS with different design considerations.
There are some features on the Nexus (like unified ports) not available on a Catalyst switch and vice versa (e.g. VSS).
[toc:faq]The ProblemOn traditional switches whenever we have a trunk
interface we use the VLAN tag to demultiplex the VLANs. The switch needs
to determine which MAC Address table to look in for a forwarding
decision. To do this we require the switch to do...
[toc:faq]Introduction:Netdr is a tool available on a RSP720, Sup720 or
Sup32 that allows one to capture packets on the RP or SP inband. The
netdr command can be used to capture both Tx and Rx packets in the
software switching path. This is not a substitut...
IntroductionOSPF, being a link-state protocol, allows for every router
in the network to know of every link and OSPF speaker in the entire
network. From this picture each router independently runs the Shortest
Path First (SPF) algorithm to determine the b...