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Nexus2232PP and Storage License

Hi

I want to purchase one Nexus 5548UP and one Nexus 2232PP.

i have plan to connect 2232PP with 8 uplink to 5548 and i need to use all the 2232 port in fcoe mode.

do i purchase the one of (N55-8P-SSK9) or 4 of them ?

let me know if there is any document about Fabric Extender Storage licensing.

thank you

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Nexus2232PP and Storage License

Hello Amir,

Fabric Extender does not require license but Nexus 5K switch needs licenses for storage functionality and links connecting to fabric extenders and uplink storage ports.

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Software Configuration Guide

Licensing Requirements for the Fabric Extender

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus2000/sw/configuration/guide/rel_6_0/b_Configuring_the_Cisco_Nexus_2000_Series_Fabric_Extender_rel_6_0_chapter_01.html#concept_99509AB7BE8F4DFB9EF49B702F768E62

Cisco NX-OS Licensing Guide

Licensing Cisco NX-OS Software Features

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/sw/nx-os/licensing/guide/b_Cisco_NX-OS_Licensing_Guide_chapter_01.html

Cisco Nexus 5548P Switch - FAQ

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps9441/ps9670/qa_c67-618605_ps10110_Products_Q_and_A_Item.html

If I am reading the above docs correctly, N55-8P-SSK9 will provide licenses for 8 ports that will connect with your 2232 Fabric extender. You might need additional licenses for ports used for upstream storage connectivity.

HTH

Padma

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