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NSX and Cisco Nexus 7000

Is it required to have Cisco UCS servers to integrate Cisco Nexus 7000 devices with VMware NSX?

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No it is not mandatory to use Cisco UCS servers.

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Can you please elaborate further exactly about your design ?

If you can share more details it will be easy to understand.

NSX is independent of any physical hardware.

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Have a look at the paper: "Deploying VMware NSX with Cisco UCS and Nexus 7000" http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/products/nsx/vmware-nsx-on-cisco-n7... 

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Virtuoso
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UCS is not mandatory for deploying NSX by integrating it with Nexus 7000. Any supported server hardware in VMware HCL should be fine.

Here is a nice article on NSX + Nexus 7K . It talks about normal Rack Mountable servers.

Going Over the Edge with your VMware NSX and Cisco Nexus

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It is not mandatory to use Cisco UCS when using NSX with Cisco N7K.

Cisco N7K will be an upstream switch to forward North-South and East-West the traffic.