Convert NX-OS to ACI Mode.

Right now a lot of Nexus 9K’s are sold by Cisco. Customers are using the NX-OS mode first and then they want to upgrade in the future.
But there is a catch !

A Nexus 9K which is a spine, like the 9336PQ, can only run in ACI mode and NOT in NX-OS mode.
Every N9K NX-OS switch are leaf and when converting the network to ACI, you will have to add SPINE switches.
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When you have a 9508 chassis in NX-OS mode, then the blades CAN’t be spines in the future ! You will have to buy spine blades when converting to ACI.

This is something a lot of customers think it’s possible, but it’s not.

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