We are considering the installation of a 16 port 10/100/1000BaseTX module in our core 6509s for some of our gig enabled servers. This raises some questions: At what point do you need to enable the x-bar with a SFC? In other words, what is the best way to quantify the current load on the 32GBps bus?
Background: We are running Hybrid CatOS 6.3(8)/ IOS 12.1(11b)E4, Sup1A with MSFC2. Is it correct that we have to upgrade to a Sup2 and run Native OS before introducing the SFM2? The scale and cost of the upgrade would then magnify meaning that I would need to know that it was all necessary.
Your configuration supports a switch fabric module as it stands, but whether you get any benefit from it depends on whether the line cards you already have are fabric-enabled or not. If most of the switching between the gigabit ports will remain within the new WS-X6516-GE-TX module, you would probably get more benefit from providing it with a distributed forwarding card (WS-F6K-DFC) on the line card.
The "show system" command will tell you the current backplane utilisation. You can, of course get this information also through snmp and graph it using e.g. MRTG, for more reliable and authoritative evidence.
Topology & Design:
Two ACI fabrics
Stretching VLANs using OTV
Both fabrics are advertising BD subnets into same routing domain
Some BDs(or say VLANs) are stretched, but some are not.
Endpoints can move betwee...
VMware Trunk Port Group is supported from ACI version 2.1
VMM integration must be configured properly
ASA device package must be uploaded to APIC
ASAv version must be compatible with ACI and device package version
Topology &Design:Traffic flow within same fabric:Endpoint moves to Fabric-2Bounce Entry Times OutTraffic Black-holedSummarySolutionAppendix:
In the Previous articles of ACI Automation, we are using Postman/Newman a...