iNik26
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hardware based VXLAN for small/medium datacenter?

Hello all,

we are trying to figure out if an hardware based VXLAN fabric (Cisco Nexus 9332PQ as spines and 9372PX as leaves) could be a plus for a small/medium datacenter with up to 20 hosts and 500 VMs or would be enough a "simpler" software VXLAN fabric using NSX-v ?

Any recommendation will be appreciated!

Thank you!

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Sreec
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Well host count or VM count is not the criteria for Hardware based VXLAN . If there is a potential bridge use case  - Software/Hardware based bridging is the choice .  I have provided some inputs in this thread -Hardware Base VXLAN . Feel free to update if you have a different use case .

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