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vPC between Nexus 5K and Cisco 65K no-vss

Hi Can I create vPC between N5K and C65K ? if yes how and what is the advantage ??

my scenario is like this

65K               65K

|                    |

N5K               N5K

|     |               |     |

N2K N2K     N2K     N2K

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vPC between Nexus 5K and Cisco 65K no-vss

Yes you can, but not as you drawn.

If you want vPC in non VSS environment , you should have each 6k connected to each 5k.

Advantage :

         - faster failover

         - non blocking ports -comparing with same setup , but running STP

In order to use vPC you should have the 5k interconnected.

Regards

Dan

Community Member

vPC between Nexus 5K and Cisco 65K no-vss

Thanks for your reply. yes our 65k are connected to each 5K and both 5k are connected togehter....let me try this....i hope it will work...hv u tested it ?/

vPC between Nexus 5K and Cisco 65K no-vss

I do not have exactly the same setup , mainly because of the VSS. I do use vPC for the server side. So you can consider that I have a server in place of your 6k.

Regards

Dan

Cisco Employee

vPC between Nexus 5K and Cisco 65K no-vss

Hi Jain

Here is a one of the most optimel topologies described here in the forum:

https://communities.cisco.com/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/2-34961-11185/450-306/FEX+Active+Active.jpg

http://communities.cisco.com/thread/9079

You can parse the forum sor similar topics - it's quite popular question.

Also here are some videos on n5k and cat6k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8edu9z_m8fI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn8hJAOeS_4&feature=related

and ofcourse vpc config video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H59FRFYgwPo&feature=related

HTH,

Alex

Community Member

vPC between Nexus 5K and Cisco 65K no-vss

Yes. We have two N5K connected to one 6500 via vPC. Works pretty straightforward.

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