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Nexus 5k Replacement and native Fiber Channel

Of course all of the 5ks are going EOL soon.

I am getting very mixed messages on the N9K-C93180YC-FX.

Some things say full FC support while others say you must have an upstream core switch like a 7k.


Nexus 5ks have been my go-to  for smaller clients that have one or 2 storage arrays and one or two chassis or servers.

It was perfect for those small environments or something like a DR site.

From what I am seeing Cisco is driving us toward either having Nexus 7ks if we want converged FC and Ethernet on the same box. Or purchasing a set of switches and another set of MDS.


Does anyone know of anything in the current lineup that would be good to connect a couple of UCS Mini and a few Storage appliances while only buying 2 switches and giving up 2 U of rack space?

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N9K-C93180YC-FX - do support what you looking.

 

Contact local cisco SE or partner, what is your exiting working solution and you looking to replace due to EOL

 

it does not make any sense to replace 5K with 7K (that will be a huge investment). Cisco moving more of hyperflex and ACI 

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