Back in November 2015 I wrote a post about FEX Topologies with the Cisco Nexus platforms, and at the time the Nexus 5K/6K line was the only model that would support the active/active FEX topology (FEX-AA), which was unfortunate in designing redundant connectivity for downstream devices.

But with the release of NX-OS code 7.2 and above, we now get FEX-AA support on the 7000 and 7700 series switches!

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I’m a big an of the Cisco Fabric Extenders when it comes to getting more ports in a data center topology, I like the easy of management and simple layout for getting connections onto the FEX. However, after speaking with a few coworkers and friends, I came to the conclusion that the supported FEX topologies are still somewhat confusing between the Nexus line, and what is actually supported from a connectivity standpoint on the FEX’s.

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