We are considering using VSS, with a second 6500 we are procuring. Originaly the intenet was to configure the second 6500 as a redundant fail over switch, but I am considering going with a VSS solution instead. The 6500's will make up the core, doing internal static routing and will be connected to several HP ProCurve 8212 switches via 2-4 10Gbit uplinks each (using LACP).
Is this configuration known to work with non Cisco equipment on the other end? I'm thinking it is as you can connect LACP bonded unix/windows servers to a VSS cluster, but thought I'd ask anyway.
thanks very much for your time,
It should work. The only thing that is different is since this is a none Cisco device you can not use PAGP for dual-active detection. You have to use BFD or fast hello.
Have a look at this doc for more info: