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DC//Campus with N7K

Hi,

Could you suggest us the best practices to design a DC and Campus?

Currently we have only 2xN7K and we need deployment both networks (Campus and DC).

Maybe can we set VDCs (virtual device context)  to Campus and DC?

Thanks.

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DC//Campus with N7K

Hi, your question is very vague and non-specific. If you are designing a DC and Campus network core with Nexus 7K you should really employ an architect that has experience in this field.

Whether you utilise VDC or not, is not a specific answer and will depend on your application. Also the type of line cards need to be planned accordingly.

note that the Nexus 7K does not have any service modules (i.e. NAM, ACE, FW etc), so if you have such requirements for your DC and Campus networks, you have to make sufficient other provisions.

Best practice (vague practice) will state that you should utilise VDC best you can, as well as vPC connectivity to other layers.

Adriaan

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DC//Campus with N7K

Hi Henry

Here are the links that will be helpful describing some best-practices:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/solutions/Enterprise/Data_Center/nx_7000_dc.html

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/solutions/Enterprise/Data_Center/DC_3_0/DC-3_0_IPInfra.html

Try to search Cisco site - there are plenty of guides.

HTH,

Alex

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