Third vendor in this year’s series of data center switching updates: Cisco.
As expected, Cisco launched a number of new switches in 2017, and EOL’d older models … for pretty varying value of old. For example, most of the original Nexus 9300 models are gone.
On the software side Nexus OS made some progress, but not as much as in the previous years (and I admit I stopped tracking Nexus 7000 software). Nexus 9000 series got various BGP and QoS features and improved VXLAN/EVPN support… and after a long wait the configuration archive and configuration change logging.
Amazingly, Nexus OS finally got configuration replace, but it’s only available on Nexus 7000 as it was introduced in NX-OS release 8.2(1). Meanwhile, the flagship data center switching line, Nexus 9000, is still on release 7.0. Go figure…