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Difference between Port Channel and VPc

Hi Friends,

Could you please provide the difference between Port Channel and VPC.

 

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Zaheer

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Read :)http://www.cisco.com/c

Read :)

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/nexus-3000-series-switches/white_paper_c11-685753.html

 

Virtual PortChannel Technology

Virtual PortChannels (vPCs) allow links that are physically connected to two different Cisco® switches to appear to a third downstream device to be coming from a single device and as part of a single PortChannel. The third device can be a switch, a server, or any other networking device that supports IEEE 802.3ad PortChannels.

Cisco NX-OS Software vPCs and Cisco Catalyst® Virtual Switching Systems (VSS) are similar technologies. For Cisco EtherChannel technology, the term “multichassis EtherChannel” (MCEC) refers to either technology interchangeably.

vPC allows the creation of Layer 2 PortChannels that span two switches. At the time of this writing, vPC is implemented on the Cisco Nexus® 7000 and 5000 Series platforms (with or without Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders).
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One of the key

One of the key differentiators between the two technologies is that port channels support both Layer 2 and Layer 3. vPC on the other hand only supports Layer 2.
 

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Thank You... :-)

Thank You... :-)

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Thank You... :-) 

Thank You... :-)