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Cisco NX-OS

Get an open and extensible OS for data center fabrics

Make your network agile, easily scalable, and secure with simplified network operations and integrated automation.

Reduce complexity and improve resiliency with Cisco Nexus switch-based data centers

Cisco NX-OS is a robust data center OS that offers flexibility, scalability, modularity and improved performance.

Scale easily with flexible architecture

Take advantage of VXLAN EVPN architecture, enable IP-based broadcast production with Cisco IP Fabric for Media (IPFM), and optimize traffic with enhanced service chaining.

Simplify network operations

Accelerate provisioning, enable easy network management with Cisco Nexus Dashboard Fabric Controller (NDFC), and automate operations with open APIs.

Gain end-to-end visibility

Configure, operate, and analyze everything connected to your data center and cloud networks with Cisco Nexus Dashboard.

Build high-performance networks for AI/ML

Achieve unparalleled support for AI/ML tasks with non-blocking networks, ultra-low latency switches, and expert congestion management solutions.


Cisco NX-OS overview

See how to build an agile and secure network to deliver your applications.

​​Compare Cisco Data Center Networking software licensing tiers​

Data Center Networking Essentials

Recommended for single data centers​.

Features include:

  • ​​Single-site fabric services ​ 
  • Fabric management for LAN single-site and IPFM with NDFC
  • Routing and switching  
  • Telemetry
  • Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights (basic device and network monitoring)

Data Center Networking Advantage

​​Recommended for multiple data centers. Includes all Essentials features plus advanced capabilities.

​​Features include:

  • Multisite fabric services
  • VXLAN Multisite and Tenant Routed Multicast
  • Fabric management for LAN multisite with NDFC
  • Media Flow Analytics and Monitoring
  • ​​DCI overlay
  • ​​RTP flow monitoring, PTP monitoring, multicast NAT​
  • Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights (troubleshooting and conformance)

Data Center Networking Premier

​​Recommended for intelligent analytics, visibility, and automation for multiple data centers. Includes all Essentials and Advantage features.

​​Features include:

  • ​​Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights (network analytics and assurance)

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