The Cisco Nexus 3550-F Fusion (formerly ExaLINK Fusion) uses reconfigurable FPGA technology to provide Layer 2
Different FPGA firmware can be loaded onto each of the internal
modules in order to modify the functionality.
To change the firmware function, use the
configure module X function command.
For example, to configure the mux firmware onto module X
(the default module installed at the factory):
admin@N3550-F> configure module X function mux Module X function set to mux WARNING: Module X is initializing
On the Nexus 3550-F, the available firmware types are
On the Cisco Nexus 3550-F Fusion HPT, the available firmware types are
The mux firmware is optimized for use with mux objects and mirror objects but does not support switch objects. The switch firmware provides full layer 2 switching functionality and supports all object types. The fastmux firmware uses advanced features to provide the lowest latency. The custom function should be set by users who are running their own firmware on one of the FPGA modules - please refer to the FPGA Development section for more information.
show module command can be used to see information as to the current
state and config of a module:
admin@N3550-F> show module X Module : X Function : mux Power : on State : running FPGA state : configured
Please see this List of FPGA Firmware Differences
for further details of the differences between the
This page was last updated on Feb-19-2021.