[c-nsp] Cisco Nexus and HP Flexfabric

Pablo Espinosa espinosa.pablo at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 10:27:06 EST 2011

Thanks Asbjorn

Any experience on the operations side of things for the B22HP route?
More specifically, feedback on how TAC (HP and Cisco) would look, day
to day provisioning (risk to reloading an B22HP to the rest of the HP


On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 4:41 PM, Asbjorn Hojmark - Lists
<lists at hojmark.org> wrote:
> We have customers running the Nexus B22HP (Cisco/HP FEX) and it works pretty
> well.
> Flex-Whatever sucks. Bowling balls through straws. It's a switch, but not a
> switch. It doesn't do QoS. (Flex-NIC bandwidth-limitations work only in one
> direction). It doesn't do multi-hop FCoE (no FCoE out of the rack), and thus
> requires more FC ports = more expensive, it is limited in number of VLANs.
> Management sucks. Server admins configure networking.
> From my experience I'd say
> 1st prio: B22HP -> N5500 (limited market exposure, but cool tech)
> 2nd prio: Pass-Through -> N2232 -> N5500
> ...
> 5th prio: CBS-3120X -> N5500
> ...
> 8th prio: barbed wired
> ...
> Cth prio: VC FlexFabric -> N5500
> ...
> Fth prio: VC Flex-10 -> N5500
> Seriously.
> -A
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:cisco-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of Pablo Espinosa
> Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 11:10 PM
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> Subject: Re: [c-nsp] Cisco Nexus and HP Flexfabric
> Actually, I mis-spoke on the HP Flexfabric question.
> I've been asked to consider the HP Flexfabric product OR the
> integrated Cisco Nexus 2K within an HP Blade server....If anyone has
> deployed either solution, I would love some feedback
> thanks
> p-

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