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Nutanix with Cisco Catalyst 9300

  • 27 April 2019
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We are planning to connect 2 stacked Catalyst 9300 to a Nutanix Cluster. While doing research I found a document recommending the Nexus 9300 and specifying that the Catalyst 9300 wouldn't meet requirements for the Data Center. There was no reasoning for this and I would like to know why the Catalyst 9300 switches are not recommended.
Thanks in advance,
Ingrid

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used the C9300-48UXM will have 12 ports of 10gb baeeT for the Nutanix
We are planning to connect 2 stacked Catalyst 9300 to a Nutanix Cluster. While doing research I found a document recommending the Nexus 9300 and specifying that the Catalyst 9300 wouldn't meet requirements for the Data Center. There was no reasoning for this and I would like to know why the Catalyst 9300 switches are not recommended.
Thanks in advance,
Ingrid


Hello Ingrid, maybe I have the same doubt. We would like to buy catalysts 9300 to connect on Nutanix (using more SFP+ ports).
I see inside of this documentation about the catalysts and nutanix:

https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Web-Console-Guide-Prism-v58:wc-network-visualizer-supported-switches-r.html

But no have a documentation saying: The catalyst 9300 are the recommend switch to interconnect Nutanix.

Anybody can provide for us this information?
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You can see the information regarding physical switch recommendations and the technical reasons behind them here:

https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/solutions/details?targetId=BP-2050-Physical-Networking:top_choosing_a_physical_switch.html
You can see the information regarding physical switch recommendations and the technical reasons behind them here:

https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/solutions/details?targetId=BP-2050-Physical-Networking:top_choosing_a_physical_switch.html

Nice Alexbo you got the point. Thanks for your followup
I have set up multiple sites using the Catalyst 9300 (Mfg. Part#: C9300-48UXM-A) with the 8 port 10G expansion module (Mfg. Part#: C9300-NM-8X=). To connect the hosts to the switches I use Cisco SFP+

Twinaxial Cables (Mfg. Part#: SFP-H10GB-CU1M=).

I hope this helps.


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