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jain.nitin
Participant

vPC between Nexus 5K and Cisco 65K no-vss

Hi Can I create vPC between N5K and C65K ? if yes how and what is the advantage ??

my scenario is like this

65K               65K

|                    |

N5K               N5K

|     |               |     |

N2K N2K     N2K     N2K

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Dan-Ciprian Cicioiu
Rising star

Yes you can, but not as you drawn.

If you want vPC in non VSS environment , you should have each 6k connected to each 5k.

Advantage :

         - faster failover

         - non blocking ports -comparing with same setup , but running STP

In order to use vPC you should have the 5k interconnected.

Regards

Dan

Thanks for your reply. yes our 65k are connected to each 5K and both 5k are connected togehter....let me try this....i hope it will work...hv u tested it ?/

I do not have exactly the same setup , mainly because of the VSS. I do use vPC for the server side. So you can consider that I have a server in place of your 6k.

Regards

Dan

Oleksandr Nesterov
Cisco Employee

Hi Jain

Here is a one of the most optimel topologies described here in the forum:

https://communities.cisco.com/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/2-34961-11185/450-306/FEX+Active+Active.jpg

http://communities.cisco.com/thread/9079

You can parse the forum sor similar topics - it's quite popular question.

Also here are some videos on n5k and cat6k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8edu9z_m8fI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn8hJAOeS_4&feature=related

and ofcourse vpc config video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H59FRFYgwPo&feature=related

HTH,

Alex

v_paranoid
Beginner

Yes. We have two N5K connected to one 6500 via vPC. Works pretty straightforward.