ACE module and NEXUS 7000

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Jun 11th, 2010
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Is it possible to connect an ACE Module to 2 Nexus 7000 switches with vPC?

This would allow to have 2 active links and make a more redundant design avoiding to use an orphan port to connect to the ACE module/6500.

Any feedback apreciated.


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Sean Merrow Fri, 06/11/2010 - 07:26
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Hello Giulio,

I'm not sure I'm understanding your question, but let me give it a shot.

The ACE module won't actually "connect" to a Nexxus switch.  From the ACE's perspective, as well as the Catalyst switch in which it resides, the ACE is connected via a Tengig port across the backplane.  In your Sup's config, you allocate VLANs to vlan-groups, and apply the vlan-groups to the ACE.  From your ACE's view, it doesn't know what the view is beyond this Tengig port (we only call it a Tengig port because there is no 16Gig port name).

So while I'm not sure if this was tested in a lab, I can't think of any reason why you couldn't have a vPC between the Catalyst 6500 and your Nexxus 7000.

Hope this helps,



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