Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD) - Now available on Nexus 9K #sdn @CiscoDC



Look for ITD in 7.0(3)I1(2.

Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD) – ITD is an intelligent, scalable load-balancing engine that addresses the performance gap between a multi-terabit switch and gigabit servers and appliances. With this feature on the switch, you can deploy servers and appliances from any vendor without a network or topology upgrade.The ITD architecture integrates Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching with Layer 4 to Layer 7 applications for scale and capacity expansion to serve high-bandwidth applications. This feature is supported on the following:

Cisco Nexus 9372PX, 9372TX, 9396PX, 9396TX, 93120TX, and 93128TX switches

Cisco Nexus 9500 Series switches with Cisco Nexus X9464PX, X9464TX, X9564PX, and X9564TX line cards

It is not supported on 40G ports, on Cisco Nexus 9300 Series switch uplink ports, or on the Cisco Nexus 3164Q switch.

About ITD

ITD provides adaptive load balancing to distribute traffic to an application pool. With this feature on the switch, you can deploy servers and appliances from any vendor without a network or topology upgrade.

The ITD feature offers the following:

The ITD feature supports the following use case examples:


Benefits of ITD

ITD on the switch enables the following:



Deployment and configuration guide...