Welcome to the Cisco Networking Professionals Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn how the Nexus 7000 can help scale and simplify your virtualized server deployments within the data center using technologies such as OTV and FabricPath with Balaji Sivasubramanian. Balaji is a product line manager in the Data Center Switching business unit of Cisco, focusing on marketing the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series data center switches. He has also been a senior product manager for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch, for which he successfully launched the Virtual Switching System (VSS) technology worldwide. He started his Cisco career in the Technical Assistance Center working in LAN switching products and technologies. He has been a speaker at industry events such as Cisco Live and VMworld. Sivasubramanian holds a bachelor of engineering degree in electrical and electronics from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University (India) and a master of science degree in computer engineering from the University of Arizona.
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There is no publicly available NX-OS simulator. You can talk to your account team to see what options you have available for you to practice on NX-OS. We have some on-line labs that gives you can potentially get acess to.
I am thinking about enabling NetFlow in my N7K's, but I am a little concerned that I may suffer a performance hit due to the amount of traffic I have traversing the switch. Do you have any recommendations for enabling NetFlow?
In what case would you recommend purchasing a N7K-M132XP-12 over a N7K-F132XP-15? I currently have several N7K-M132XP-12, but I would prefer to purchase N7K-M132XP-12 modules moving forward. What will I lose in doing so?