I am getting quotes for Structured Cabling and one guy is saying that I can use 40G MPO from my distribution switch up to a 40G MPO patch panel connection and across a 40G MPO trunk but then break it out to 4 x 10G LC ports which I agree with but then he says that I can use each of those four 10G LC duplex cables to connect to four separate physical machines. Is this possible with NX-OS?
I will be using a Cisco 5696Q with mostly QSFP line cards as my distribution switch and 6001T's as my ToR's and building out a total of 12 racks. So I will have one rack with my distribution switch gear and the other 11 will all have ToR 6001T.
I am asking for patch panel quotes for all 12 racks.
I am new Cisco and NX-OS so please let me know if this is possible or not and if you need more info.
FOLLOW UP What is best practice in this case? 1. Should I not use breakouts but instead change some of the line cards from QSFP to 10G LC OR 2. Keep line cards 40G for higher density and use break out configuration when 10G is needed.