what would be a good pair of switches be for doing 10G ISCSI SAN and 2 host vmware cluster?
Hots would connect @ 10 G
SAN would connect @ 10 G
VM Net traffic and vMotion traffic @ 10 G
Clients / MGMT would connect @ 1 G
Would a pair of N3K and a pair of 2960-X's do the job? Would that be overkill?
Is there 1 pair of switches that could accommodate both adequately?
Just looking for suggestions.
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Suggestion is when you design these kind of infrastructure always involve local cisco partner suggest to best suites your need. since these BoM are big expensive and once you bought and install not working as expected, the investment get wasted and purpose is not solved.
As per nexus concern, i suggest to Nexus 5K / 9K here, (until we know the reason why you want to consider Nexus 3K here ?)
since we do not know what is the role of 2960 here, do you have any topology ? to understand and suggest better.
Nexus 5K/ 9K, both are same breed, there may be small difference, some support ACI / Some not.
I always look for the features required for the supported device and choose the best.