Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch

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Next generation of 10Gb data-centre Ethernet

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The Cisco Nexus 5020 is designed to meet the challenges of next-generation data centres — including dense multi-socket, multi-core, virtual-machine-optimised environments — where infrastructure sprawl and increasingly demanding workloads are commonplace.

  • High-performance, low-latency 10Gb Ethernet
  • Optional unified fabric with Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) for I/O (input/output) consolidation
  • Virtual machine-optimised services for higher asset utilisation
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Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch


The Cisco® Nexus™ 5020 Switch provides a unified fabric over 10 Gigabit Ethernet for LAN, SAN, and cluster traffic. This unification enables consolidation and utilization of previously separate infrastructure and cabling, reducing the number of adapters and cables required and eliminating redundant switches. The Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch simplifies cable management, allowing hosts to connect to any network through a unified Ethernet interface.

Optional Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)


  • Straightforward encapsulation of Fibre Channel into Ethernet
  • Eliminates the need for separate switches, cabling, adapters, and transceivers for each class of traffic
  • Helps dramatically reduce power consumption


Virtual Machine Optimized Services


  • The Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch is designed to support virtualization and virtual machine mobility by mapping virtual machines to network profiles, allowing network services to be allocated at per-virtual machine granular¬ity centrally from the unified fabric
  • This cohesive capability to move virtual machines and network profiles together eases manageability and increases isolation
  • Consistent network and security policies can be enabled centrally over the unified fabric


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Cisco SMARTnet Service is an award-winning technical support service that offers direct, anytime access to Cisco engineers and an extensive range of technical resources. SMARTnet delivers rapid issue resolution, flexible device-by-device coverage, and premium service options to help maximize operational efficiency.

Cisco SMARTnet provides the following:

  • Around-the-clock, global access to the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC)
  • Access to the extensive Cisco.com knowledgebase and tools
  • Next-business-day advance hardware replacement (premium options available for business-critical devices, such as 2-hour replacement and onsite parts replacement and installation)
  • Ongoing operating system software updates and upgrades
  • Cisco OS software support to extend the life of Cisco devices with improved security, increased performance, bandwidth management, new protocol support, and greater interoperability
  • Proactive diagnostics and real-time alerts on select devices with Smart Call Home


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