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Cisco Nexus 2000

My question may seem silly, but I have gotten conflicting responses thus far.

My question is, can a Nexus 2000 series switch be implemented by itself, or does it have to have a "parent" 5000 or 7000 series?

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Re: Cisco Nexus 2000

The Nexus 2000 is not a switch.

It's a fabric extender, you can visualize it as a NIC card extension from your servers to the switch, ie: Nexus 5000 or Nexus 7000 are needed for the 2000 to function. Nexus 7000 will work with specific line card and only the 2200, whereas the Nexus 5000 will work with any Nexus 2000 series (2148,2232,2248).

Docs:

www.cisco.com/go/nexus2000

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10110/prod_literature.html

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Re: Cisco Nexus 2000

The Nexus 2000 is not a switch.

It's a fabric extender, you can visualize it as a NIC card extension from your servers to the switch, ie: Nexus 5000 or Nexus 7000 are needed for the 2000 to function. Nexus 7000 will work with specific line card and only the 2200, whereas the Nexus 5000 will work with any Nexus 2000 series (2148,2232,2248).

Docs:

www.cisco.com/go/nexus2000

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10110/prod_literature.html

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