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.
[toc:faq]The ProblemOn traditional switches whenever we have a trunk
interface we use the VLAN tag to demultiplex the VLANs. The switch needs
to determine which MAC Address table to look in for a forwarding
decision. To do this we require the switch to do...
[toc:faq]Introduction:Netdr is a tool available on a RSP720, Sup720 or
Sup32 that allows one to capture packets on the RP or SP inband. The
netdr command can be used to capture both Tx and Rx packets in the
software switching path. This is not a substitut...
IntroductionOSPF, being a link-state protocol, allows for every router
in the network to know of every link and OSPF speaker in the entire
network. From this picture each router independently runs the Shortest
Path First (SPF) algorithm to determine the b...