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Cisco NX-OS

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What is Cisco NX-OS?

Cisco NX-OS is a network operating system presented as a solution to help network operations move at the speed of business, with comprehensive automation, extensive visibility, and flexible open architectures for data center networks. NX-OS is the network operating system…

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Cisco NX-OS Review

9 out of 10
October 22, 2020
We are using Cisco NX-OS for the operating system of our Nexus switches. We are using it for multiple purposes, one of them as a Data …
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Product Details

What is Cisco NX-OS?

Cisco NX-OS is a network operating system presented as a solution to help network operations move at the speed of business, with comprehensive automation, extensive visibility, and flexible open architectures for data center networks. NX-OS is the network operating system for all fabric architectures, from traditional L2/L3 to overlay-based fabrics.Cisco NX-OS powers the modern data center.

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iOS, CentOS Linux, and Ubuntu are common alternatives for Cisco NX-OS.

Reviewers rate Performance highest, with a score of 9.6.

The most common users of Cisco NX-OS are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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December 11, 2023

Cisco NX-OS review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • These switches are our data center core and aggregation switches, which provides services to all the application and service.
  • Yes, correct. NXOS is an older version of Nexus. We are currently in the middle of upgrading to a CI, which is software defined ability.
Rahim Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy to manage different networks.
  • Performance and problem identification.
  • Excellent reporting Cisco platform.
  • To monitor different network with the package is not that easy.
  • Multiple issues management.
  • Setting advanced functionalities on Cisco NX-OS is a complex process.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • easy to configure
  • easy to configure and deploy the VPC technology
  • easy of administering the NX-os and overall easy configuration and support available
  • For us it is avery wornderful journey using NX-os
  • we haven't come across any issues to have any change in function
  • we are happy with the prodct and it is fullfling our needs regularly
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Commands to combine Ethernet and fibre channel are very useful
  • The ability to use APIs to interact with the OS
  • Being used to Catalyst iOS the change in some commands gets annoying
  • It also came with a new license model compared to iOS devices
September 10, 2020

NX-OS is Good but not Great

Ramesh K | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Cisco NX-OS is very simple to use and user friendly CLI
  • NX-OS has a modular config so easy to configure.
  • NX-OS comes up with copp policy where we can define most of our system level ontrols instead of defining separate ACLs
  • Memory leak issue is one of the major issues that need to be solved.
  • Burst traffic handling needs improvement.
  • The buffer size is too small and module-level issues will be repetitive.
August 20, 2020

My Cisco NX-OS Review

John Patrick Duro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Software compatibility
  • Virtual PortChannel
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Port profiles
  • Autolearn feature for network security configuration - it is not learning as expected and performance is poor.
  • Etheranalyzer - WireShark is more user friendly.
  • Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) - it's too complex to set up.
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