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edge or normal ports on server vpc member

hello,

i read that should a switch be vpc member of parent Nexus pair, the parent Nexus pair ports should be normal ports.

however, if a server is to be vpc members of Nexus pair, should the vpc ports be normal or edge ports?

thanks in advance.

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Re: edge or normal ports on server vpc member

This is correct, and it's no different than normal best practices without vpc.

When you connect a server to a switch, that switchport should be configured as 'edge' or 'portfast'

When you connect a switch to a switch, those switchports should be configured as 'normal' or portfast disabled.

Re: edge or normal ports on server vpc member

for the vpc peer-link, the mode should be network and not normal, because of bridge assurance and the bpdu forwarding that will happen from the secondary to the primary.

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Re: edge or normal ports on server vpc member

This is correct, and it's no different than normal best practices without vpc.

When you connect a server to a switch, that switchport should be configured as 'edge' or 'portfast'

When you connect a switch to a switch, those switchports should be configured as 'normal' or portfast disabled.

Re: edge or normal ports on server vpc member

for the vpc peer-link, the mode should be network and not normal, because of bridge assurance and the bpdu forwarding that will happen from the secondary to the primary.

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Re: edge or normal ports on server vpc member

thanks for the responses.

so there is no difference from normal practise, hence edge/portfast on server port, even on vpc member ports;

network/bridge assurance on vpc peer; and normal for others.

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