Nexus vPC and 3rd Party Switches

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Sep 22nd, 2010
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Could vPC be leveraged with Nexus 5Ks in the distro layer and stacked 3rd party switches in the access layer?

So, imagine I have a 3Com or Dell or HP stacked switches in the access layer.

I think the answer is yes because the vPC functionality (similar to VSS in the 6500s) is a product of the merging of control plane information between the Nexus switches and therefore is not dependent on the lower layer switches uplinked to them.


Anyone labbed this up?


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ex-engineer Wed, 09/22/2010 - 15:25
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Victor, I havent labbed it up, but I think you are right. It makes sense to me....would love to see that in action, though.



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