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How does the APIC communicate with the N9Ks?

MUQ_1899_
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What protocol/s does the APIC use for communication/control/configuration of the physical switches?

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RedNectar
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Hi MUQ_1899_

The APIC uses the Opflex protocol to communicate with the Nexus 9000 switches.

You can read more about Opflex here, and the latest draft standard here.

Opflex is also used by Cisco's AVS and by Microsoft's hyper-v switch - hear MS executive Brad Anderson talk about it here and you can find details about the Opflex extensions for the Open Virtual Switch (OVswitch) here.

HTH

CW

RedNectar aka Chris Welsh.
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RedNectar
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Hi MUQ_1899_

The APIC uses the Opflex protocol to communicate with the Nexus 9000 switches.

You can read more about Opflex here, and the latest draft standard here.

Opflex is also used by Cisco's AVS and by Microsoft's hyper-v switch - hear MS executive Brad Anderson talk about it here and you can find details about the Opflex extensions for the Open Virtual Switch (OVswitch) here.

HTH

CW

RedNectar aka Chris Welsh.
Forum Tips: 1. Paste images inline - don't attach. 2. Always mark helpful and correct answers, it helps others find what they need.
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