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Cisco NX-OS

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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS is designed to run on data centre switches, and for me the key benefit is the ability to merge Ethernet and fire channel management into a single switch hence reducing cabling and management. However we don't require fibre channel at present so these are just being used for the fact they offer 10GbE on every port, which is still a useful feature in the data centre core.Given we don't use the fibre channel features, having to learn the difference in commands from iOS is a little frustrating at times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

If you are going to deploy Oracle on an Intel or AMD based server then Oracle Linux is by far your best choice. The operating system is built and packaged from the ground up to be the single best and easiest OS for running an Oracle database. But while it may be a custom solution, it's probably 98% or more the same as Redhat and CentOS from an OS admin point of view - so easy to hire resources as any Linux admin can work with Oracle Linux with almost zero changes to their existing practices.
Bert Scalzo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco NX-OS

  • easy to configure
  • easy to configure and deploy the VPC technology
  • easy of administering the nx-os and overall easy configuration and support available
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

  • Oracle Linux is a clone of Red Hat Linux, a well-known version of Linux and is very stable. This helps in maintaining fairly error-free systems.
  • The operating system kernel can be updated without having to reboot the system, a potential time saver.
  • Oracle Linux comes in fairly easy to implement packages that work well with Oracle databases.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco NX-OS

  • Stability of the software (in the early days).
  • Lacks some of the features of regular IOS.
  • The command syntax is sometimes just that little bit different from iOS, causing issues for automation, scripting, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

  • A GUI based editor is something that can come in handy for any developer.
  • Auto update of patching is another feature that can come in handy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS 8.2
Based on 1 answer
NX-OS has many similarities with the traditional IOS which is quite beneficial when it comes to configuration and learning. As a native Linux system, there are a lot of tools and features that can be enabled for any use case.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS 7.9
Based on 7 answers
Our switches running NX-OS have provided solid consistent throughput. We haven't had any issues with it not being able to handle what we threw at it. The latency is extremely low. It also has multiple management options that we hope to pursue in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS 7.9
Based on 3 answers
Cisco support never fails me. In terms of timely response, no one is on par with them. They really value the impact of having technical issues and potential business stoppage. Also, their support staff are well equipped with knowledge and skills and easily resolve the most common incidents. Most of the time, we can resolve an issue by just calling them once.
John Patrick Duro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux 8.2
Based on 1 answer
There has been minimal need for any kind of support for Oracle Linux. The OS is robust and does not require recurring support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco NX-OS

We studied the solutions from both vendors but we went for Cisco because it's powerful out of the box and has great support. It's also easy to find knowledge and support communities, and we already had a relationship with Cisco.
Girgis Hady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux and Red Hat Linux are very similar, and the both are great choices. Anyway, the out of the box enhancements that come with Oracle Linux is an aspect to consider if you are using Oracle products
Holman Cárdenas, M.Eng, TOGAF®, ITIL® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco NX-OS 7.9
Based on 7 answers
Security is something I know Cisco take seriously and there are many security features across all their devices. I don't think features like zero-trust are enabled by default though, so it does require reading the relevant guide and applying commands that suit your environment which can mean the implementation is not always as robust as intended.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

No score
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Return on Investment

Cisco NX-OS

  • It is serving the purpose from last few years.
  • Need to spend multiple manpower cycles to do the reload/code upgrades.
  • We need to request for downtime from the user to do the reload/code upgrades.
Ramesh Kaka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

  • Oracle provides very flexible support options.
  • Our objective to reduce cost is fulfilled since it can be used and distributed free of charge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco NX-OS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Oracle Linux

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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