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Routing issue in Nexus 7009 due to vPC or hsrp

we have two site's, on first site we have two nexus 7009 switches (Nexus A  & Nexus B)  and other site is remote site having two 6500 switches. (design attached)

we are using hsrp on nexus switches and Active is Nexus A for all vlan’s 
            
From one of my remote site user's (user's are in vlan 30 ) are not able to communicate with  nexus site vlan 20 specially if host in vlan 20 take forwarding path from nexus switch B,

I can ping the vlan 20 both physical address's and gateway (vlan 20 configured in both nexus switch and using HSRP) from vlan 30 which configured on remote site 6500 switch

ospf with area 0 is the  routing protocol running between both site.

vlan 10 we are using as a management  vlan on both nexus switch  that building neighbore ship with WAN router, it's means wan router have two neighbors nexus A and nexus B, but nexus B building the neigbhorship via a Nexus A because from WAN router we have single link which is terminated on Nexus A,

there is one layer 2 switch between nexus A and WAN router, nexus A site that switch port in vPC because we are planning to pull second link later to nexus B.

All user's are connected with edge switch and edge switch have a redundant uplink to nexus A and B with vPC configured

After troubleshooting we observe that if user in vlan 20 wants to communicate with vlan 30 (remote site), traffic is taking Nexus B is forwarding path, then gets drops.
I run the tracert from pc its showing route till SVI on Nexus B  after that seems packets not finding route.  Even vlan 30 routes are available in the routing table of Nexus B. we don’t have any access-list and Firewall between this path.

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Re: Routing issue in Nexus 7009 due to vPC or hsrp

Hi,

I suspect in your scenario that traffic is being dropped due to the characteristics of vPC, the routing table on Nexus-B may reflect the next-hop address for the destination IP, however if that next-hop address is the address of the Nexus-A off of VLAN 20 then it will be forwarded across the vPC peer-link, this breaks the convention.

When you attach a Layer 3 device to a vPC domain, the peering of routing protocols using a VLAN also carried on the vPC peer-link is not supported. If routing protocol adjacencies are needed between vPC peer devices and a generic Layer 3 device, you must use physical routed interfaces for the interconnection.

You can configure VLAN Interfaces for Layer 3 connectivity on the vPC peer devices to link to Layer 3 of the network for such applications as HSRP and PIM. However, Cisco recommend that you configure a separate Layer 3 link for routing from the vPC peer devices, rather than using a VLAN network interface for this purpose.

Take a look at the following URL, this article helps to explain the characteristics of vPC and routing over the peer-link:

http://bradhedlund.com/2010/12/16/routing-over-nexus-7000-vpc-peer-link-yes-and-no/

Regards
Allan.

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Re: Routing issue in Nexus 7009 due to vPC or hsrp

Hi,

I suspect in your scenario that traffic is being dropped due to the characteristics of vPC, the routing table on Nexus-B may reflect the next-hop address for the destination IP, however if that next-hop address is the address of the Nexus-A off of VLAN 20 then it will be forwarded across the vPC peer-link, this breaks the convention.

When you attach a Layer 3 device to a vPC domain, the peering of routing protocols using a VLAN also carried on the vPC peer-link is not supported. If routing protocol adjacencies are needed between vPC peer devices and a generic Layer 3 device, you must use physical routed interfaces for the interconnection.

You can configure VLAN Interfaces for Layer 3 connectivity on the vPC peer devices to link to Layer 3 of the network for such applications as HSRP and PIM. However, Cisco recommend that you configure a separate Layer 3 link for routing from the vPC peer devices, rather than using a VLAN network interface for this purpose.

Take a look at the following URL, this article helps to explain the characteristics of vPC and routing over the peer-link:

http://bradhedlund.com/2010/12/16/routing-over-nexus-7000-vpc-peer-link-yes-and-no/

Regards
Allan.

Hope you find this is helpful.

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