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Carlos Aguinaldo
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vPC Peer Link on QSFP Ports

Hi All,

Can I use the QSFP ports on N9Ks for their vPC Peer Link?

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willwetherman
Rising star

Hi,

Yes you can use the 40Gbps QSFP+ ports to form the vPC peer link on the Cisco Nexus 9K.

"You can create a vPC peer link by configuring a port channel on one Cisco Nexus 9000 Series chassis by using two or more 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports or 40-Gigabit Ethernet ports"

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus9000/sw/6-x/interfaces/configuration/guide/b_Cisco_Nexus_9000_Series_NX-OS_Interfaces_Configuration_Guide/b_Cisco_Nexus_9000_Series_NX-OS_Interfaces_Configuration_Guide_chapter_0111.html

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Hi All,
Can I use the QSFP ports on N9Ks for their vPC Peer Link?

Hi Carlos,

You configure a Virtual Port-Channel interface using individual interfaces, just like any other port-channel.  So, yes, you can use the 40G interfaces to create a VPC port channel.  You can also use it for anything else you want, like the peer-link or keep-alive. 

There are no restrictions on usage and you can leverage based on your requirement.

Hope it Helps..

-GI

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willwetherman
Rising star

Hi,

Yes you can use the 40Gbps QSFP+ ports to form the vPC peer link on the Cisco Nexus 9K.

"You can create a vPC peer link by configuring a port channel on one Cisco Nexus 9000 Series chassis by using two or more 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports or 40-Gigabit Ethernet ports"

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus9000/sw/6-x/interfaces/configuration/guide/b_Cisco_Nexus_9000_Series_NX-OS_Interfaces_Configuration_Guide/b_Cisco_Nexus_9000_Series_NX-OS_Interfaces_Configuration_Guide_chapter_0111.html

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Thanks!

Hi All,
Can I use the QSFP ports on N9Ks for their vPC Peer Link?

Hi Carlos,

You configure a Virtual Port-Channel interface using individual interfaces, just like any other port-channel.  So, yes, you can use the 40G interfaces to create a VPC port channel.  You can also use it for anything else you want, like the peer-link or keep-alive. 

There are no restrictions on usage and you can leverage based on your requirement.

Hope it Helps..

-GI

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Carlos Aguinaldo
Beginner

Thanks!