We just bought some new toys, 2 x 6506 with VSS sups
they are connected by 2 x 10gig links
I keep reading in the documentation that traffic should never traverse the VSL links , because you use etherchannels everywhere, but what if you have devices where etherchannel is not possible etc , why is it a problem traversing the VSS links when we need to? the sups are using very little of the 20 gigs
I am designing my network so that vss link doesnt get used , i just need to know there wont be a problem if there is a few that need it.
do i need to make extra etherchannel between the 2 switches for these leaks? ( the sup has 2 x sfp gig-e spare)
Thanks very much John for confirming
I will put any single homed things to go via etherchanneled switches.
Could i pick your brain on something else ---I have 2 ASA5540s on active/standby , what is the best way to implement this in a VSS environment Just one on each vss switch ? the firewalls are currently dot1q trunks.
Never deployed it but i would recommned connecting one ASA to one of the chassis and the other ASA to the other chassis simply because if there is a chassis failure you would still have a firewall up and running.