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Nexus 9000 40Gb ports

Hello there,

I was wondering if I may connect a fex or something else in the 40Gb ethernet ports on the Nexus 9000 platform.

I'm not planning to run ACI on it, just use the 40Gb fabric.

For instance: The Nexus 9396PX has 12x40Gb ports. Could I connect some fex on it? or use this to create a vpc peer-link?

Thank you.
Richard

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Hi Richard, as far as I know,

Hi Richard,

 

as far as I know, FEXs are supported on N9K. See: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/nexus-9000-series-switches/guide-c07-730115.html

Below "Figure 1".

 

Well, vpc peer-link doesn't really have to use all 12x 40G ports, does it? :-P

 

I come from design background and just wondering, why you buy a so expensive N9K only for 40G Ports....maybe you plan for ACI in the future? For 40G Fabric, N6K would do.....maybe not enough ports? ...no attention to ask too many details. Sorry if I go too far away.  :)

Cisco Employee

Thanks j.wang, I receive a

Thanks j.wang,

 

I receive a reply from Cisco about it.

They said that i can use these ports as I wish running N9K with nxos mode (non-ACI).

Richard

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My 2cBe aware, that is not

My 2c

Be aware, that is not easy, to migrate a Nexus 9k from NX-OS to ACI ! The inital released linecards support NX-OS, but not ACI !
 

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