FabricPath for CCIE Data Center Studies Series: Lesson 1: Cisco Nexus FabricPath Overview


    Cisco Nexus FabricPath Overview

    Lesson 1 introduces FabricPath for Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000. First, Alan discusses Layer 2 flexibility, pre-FabricPath issues, Layer 2 requiring a tree, and FabricPath versus Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). You then learn about FabricPath Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), FabricPath versus classic Ethernet (CE) interfaces, and FabricPath versus CE VLANs. Finally, the lesson touches on the basic FabricPath data plane operation, FabricPath encapsulation, and multidestination frames.


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