Some people say that I should stay away from the N9K if I'm not planning to use ACI. Cisco stats that it has 50% less code. Do you guys have any practical experience with deploying N9K switches? I'm eyeing the 9396PX as this has been recommended by our Cisco technical contact.
Originally I've been eyeing the 5672UP, and I'm wondering what I'm missing out on if I go with the N5K instead of the N9K?
The features I need are:
- 48x10GbE ports
- >= 4x40GbE ports
- VRRP/HSRP support so I can do the default gateways on these devices
FEX support is on the "would be nice to have" list.
The idea is that each server will use LACP and use one physical link per switch.