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satishmothukri
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nexus 5548-UP + FEX support + configuration example

Hi All ,

I have below switch at customer location and we are going to have nexus 2248TP-E FEX (supports a total of 48 100/1000BASE-T ports and four 10-Gigabit Ethernet uplinks (SFP+))  to connect server using 1 GB fiber ports.

Uplink between 5548-UP and 2248TP will be 10 G ports.

Can someone confirm whether all nexus 5000 series switches supports FEX ? Is there any limitations like what OS version switch must have ?

Please also share me FEX configuration examples .

Switch 1 # sh version
Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
TAC support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
Documents: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9372/tsd_products_support_series_home.html
Copyright (c) 2002-2013, Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
The copyrights to certain works contained herein are owned by
other third parties and are used and distributed under license.
Some parts of this software are covered under the GNU Public
License. A copy of the license is available at
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html.

Software
  BIOS:      version 3.6.0
  loader:    version N/A
  kickstart: version 5.2(1)N1(4)
  system:    version 5.2(1)N1(4)
  power-seq: Module 1: version v1.0
             Module 3: version v5.0
  uC:        version v1.2.0.1
  SFP uC:    Module 1: v1.0.0.0
  BIOS compile time:       05/09/2012
  kickstart image file is: bootflash:///n5000-uk9-kickstart.5.2.1.N1.4.bin
  kickstart compile time:  3/19/2013 3:00:00 [03/19/2013 10:12:59]
  system image file is:    bootflash:///n5000-uk9.5.2.1.N1.4.bin
  system compile time:     3/19/2013 3:00:00 [03/19/2013 12:10:47]


Hardware
  cisco Nexus5548 Chassis ("O2 32X10GE/Modular Universal Platform Supervisor")
  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU         with 8263848 kB of memory.
  Processor Board ID XXXXXXXXXX

  Device name: XXXXXXXX
  bootflash:    2007040 kB


Last reset
  Reason: Unknown
  System version: 5.2(1)N1(4)
  Service:

plugin
  Core Plugin, Ethernet Plugin
switch 1#  sh module
Mod Ports Module-Type                       Model                  Status
--- ----- --------------------------------- ---------------------- ------------
1   32    O2 32X10GE/Modular Universal Plat N5K-C5548UP-SUP        active *
3   0     O2 Daughter Card with L3 ASIC     N55-D160L3-V2          ok

Mod  Sw              Hw      World-Wide-Name(s) (WWN)
---  --------------  ------  --------------------------------------------------
1    5.2(1)N1(4)     1.0     --
3    5.2(1)N1(4)     1.0     --

Thanks , M S K
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Reza Sharifi
Hall of Fame Expert

Hi,

Yes, the 5500 series support up to 24 FEXs if they are dual homed to 2 5500 switches?

see table-3 in this link:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus5500/sw/configuration_limits/b_N5500_Verified_Scalability_602N11/b_N5500_Config_Limits_602N11_chapter_01.html

HTH

Hi Reza ,

thank you very much for confirming it.

if you have any configuration document of FEX please share it with me.

Many Thanks

Thanks , M S K