Does anyone know if the Nexus 5000 will support native fiber channel today? It is my understanding that an expansion module is needed but it doesn't look like that expansion module is orderable today. Does anyone have a good, up-to-date reference that itemizes exactly what the Nexus platforms (5000 & 7000) will do today? It really seems like both platforms are really just high-speed L2 switches today.
Thanks for the feedback Brad. I'll try & take a look at the Product Configurator today and see if that expansion module is orderable. I knew it was on the roadmap but it just wasn't orderable. Thanks again...
Chances are you will still not see the FC modules in the Configuration Tool, but they are orderable. If you search by product number using "N5K" as the search query you will see the FC module.
If you are adding FC modules to a Nexus 5000 you will also need to purchase the Storage Protocols license, which also is not in the Configuration Tool yet, but if you search by product number with "N5020" you will see it.
You cannot order the fiber channel module for the 5k unless you are a storage reseller like NetApp or EMC. We had to get a one off from Cisco to be able to sell it and it does NOT appear in the config tool even though it's orderable.
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