What is NX-OS?
Cisco NX-OS is the world’s most deployed network operating system in the data center. Cisco NX-OS:
Cisco ® NX-OS Software is a data center-class operating system built with modularity, resiliency, and serviceability at its foundation. Based on the industry-proven Cisco MDS 9000 SAN-OS Software, Cisco NX-OS helps ensure continuous availability and sets the standard for mission-critical data center environments. The self-healing and highly modular design of Cisco NX-OS makes zero-impact operations a reality and enables exceptional operational flexibility.
Focused on the requirements of the data center, Cisco NX-OS provides a robust and comprehensive feature set that fulfills the switching and storage networking needs of present and future data centers. With an XML interface and a command-line interface (CLI) like that of Cisco IOS ® Software, Cisco NX-OS provides state-of-the-art implementations of relevant networking standards as well as a variety of true data center-class Cisco innovations.
Cisco NX-OS offers reliability, innovation, and operational consistency across data center platforms. Cisco NX-OS runs on the Cisco Nexus ® Family of hardware-based network switches, which include Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, 4000, and 1000V Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders; Cisco MDS 9000 Family storage switches; and Cisco UCS 6100 Series Fabric Interconnects.