VSS and third party switches (ProCurve)

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Jul 9th, 2010
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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,

greg

Correct Answer by Reza Sharifi about 6 years 10 months ago

Greg,


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:


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SX/configuration/guide/vss.html#wp1063718


HTH

Reza

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Reza Sharifi Fri, 07/09/2010 - 10:43
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Greg,


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:


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SX/configuration/guide/vss.html#wp1063718


HTH

Reza

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