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Configuring and Troubleshooting Virtual Switching System (VSS)

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08-26-2013 12:00 AM PST thru 09-06-2013 12:00 AM PST

Managing Controllers with Cisco Prime™With Anand Ganesan

Welcome to the Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about how to monitor, configure, and troubleshoot the Virtual Switching System (VSS) in Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches with expert Anand Ganesan.

VSS is network system virtualization technology that pools multiple Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches into one virtual switch, increasing operational efficiency, boosting nonstop communications, and scaling system bandwidth capacity to 1.4 Tbps. At the initial phase, a VSS will allow two physical Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches to operate as a single logical virtual switch called a virtual switching system 1440 (VSS1440). 

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The VSS simplifies network configuration and operation by reducing the number of Layer 3 routing neighbors and by providing a loop-free Layer 2 topology.

Anand Ganesan is a customer support engineer in the High-Touch Technical Service team at Cisco specializing in switching protocols. He has been supporting major service providers and enterprise customers in switching and all other switching technologies for more than two years with Cisco. He has a total of eight years of experience in the IT industry. He holds a bachelor of engineering degree from Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore.

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Because of the volume expected during this event, Anand might not be able to answer every question. Remember that you can continue the conversation in the Network Infrastructure subcommunity, LAN Switching & Routing shortly after the event. This event lasts through September 6, 2013. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other Cisco Support Community members.