Cisco Nexus Series Switches

Cisco Nexus Series Switches

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Cisco Nexus Series Switches

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10 out of 10
March 28, 2022
Cisco Nexus 7000 series switch is being used across the whole organization. It is one of our data center core switch. It provides core …
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$49.00

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$200,000.00

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What is Cisco Nexus Series Switches?

Cisco Nexus is a series of network switches.

Cisco Nexus Series Switches Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Cisco Nexus is a series of network switches.

Reviewers rate Performance highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of Cisco Nexus Series Switches are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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David Peck | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Layer two switching with wire speed: With this product, all switching is done at wire speeds, so if your source/destination can pump enough data to these switches, it can handle it.
  • High capacity layer three routings: Depending on your needs, there is a very good possibility that from a layer three perspective, these switches can handle your workloads. For example, we run redundant switches, which require a virtual gateway that is shared between the two physical switches and we've never had a problem with layer three routing on these switches.
  • Dependable, with serious uptime: Years ago, when we first installed them was the only time they have been powered off or on. Add that the only time these switches have ever been restarted was in maintenance windows as part of a software upgrade - they just flat out work.
  • The levers used to remove line cards could be in a better physical location.
  • I would have preferred the power cables to attach to the rear of the switch.
  • Leaving room for cable management would have been nice.
May 14, 2022

Cisco Nexus Switch

VINIT LAKHOTIYA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Cisco Nexus Series Switches are really good for data center usage and they offer flexibility, high density, and performance for top-of-rack deployments.
  • So far found Cisco switches with no issue but yes still cisco can think of making them a little compact, user-friendly GUI interface to go through and operate them.
  • Cisco should implement or have have more user friendly interface to operate switches.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Virtualization of zones/segments within a data center (DC) can be done on a single Nexus switch. Hence, it saves space for having multiple hardware in the DC.
  • Scalability is easily achieved due to its modular line card structure.
  • Ease of configuration and management; you enable the features that you need.
  • Implementing jumbo frames on interfaces of its fabric extender series (N2k, etc.) by editing the network QoS does not have to be a global configuration that would affect all its interfaces. It can be improved to become just an interface configuration.
  • Licensing on the NXOS is a bit complicated and expensive. I understand that the Nexus is made for core data center switching but it does not have to break the bank.
  • OTV technology is for Nexus only. Based on the advantage of the technology, it should be made vendor-neutral to accommodate other vendor devices.
Edwin Labirua | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • The Cisco Nexus 9000 has a virtual port channel (vPC) allowing us to bundle links between the two switches increasing the bandwidth available to the device.
  • The ease of configuration of the ports in the Nexus 9000. In Catalyst switches, you have to be specific if a port is either FastEthernet, gigabit Ethernet, or ten-gigabit Ethernet. In the Nexus 9000, all port is Ethernet port, making the command used universally, unlike the Catalyst line.
  • The Nexus 9000 provides more features compared to the Catalyst line.
  • The Nexus 9000 has 40GB capability increasing thru-put.
  • Consolidate NX-OS updates, multiple components of the Nexus 9000 had to be updated manually compared to the Catalyst.
  • Licensing for the Cisco 9000 can be complicated. A more straightforward licensing model would benefit us greatly.
  • The Nexus 9000 OS can be buggy depending on the version you are one. We had to perform 2 subsequent upgrades to fix a bug.
Patricia Duran Garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Favorable effects on traffic handling, good traffic segmentation, and seamless network integration.
  • The energy expenditure is minimal and favors us economically.
  • Now we have more benefits with our LAN network.
  • Downtime is over, we are now more productive and with great traffic segmentation.
  • It is an expensive product with a high learning curve to implement, so it is necessary to ask for help from the technical support service.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Handle really high workloads (>100Gbps) pretty well.
  • Introduces SDN in datacenters via ACI.
  • Very reliable/stable platform.
  • Require high level of specialization to manage.
  • The most expensive family of switches that I'm aware of, any brand included.
Cate Joe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Perfect in terms of scalability and efficiency.
  • Extensive speed, and unified fabric, which supports networking.
  • Wide range bandwidth, with extensive coverage.
  • Slightly high in terms of cost and deployment process.
  • Some unfixed bugs still requires some updates.
  • Licensing is slightly technical, and hence, requires some focus.
Juan Francisco Chicaiza Meza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • The switches are modular so they have a high scalability.
  • Switches have low power consumption.
  • Single orchestrator switch management.
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches allow us to have an automated data center.
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches have become an information platform for decision making.
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches allow for easy provisioning and integration when adding new equipment.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 10g copper, 1g copper, SFP fibre, switch stacking, cable balancing
  • Extremely good network speeds, and easy administration of switch config
  • Excellent integration to Cisco monitoring and config backup software
  • Some limited switch commands on the lower 3k series
  • Quite costly versus catalyst series that has most all the hardware and software features
  • For those that like cloud management these don't include this
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Reliability - Cisco is a well known player due to its products reliability.
  • High throughput.
  • CLI interaction and commands are friendly and familiar.
  • Scalability.
  • Price - Cisco equipment is quite expensive in Brazil.
  • In the last years it required a lot of bug fixes.