So Brocade will become your "core" switch ? I would look into utilizing NPIV on brocade and enabling NPV mode on MDS. Enabling NPV mode is disruptive, it will erase all configuration from the MDS switch. If your hosts are running multipathing software you should be able to do it one fabric at a time. You will need to convert your MDS zoning into Brocade zoning so when you move storage ports to Brocade and connect MDS (post NPV conversion) to Brocade ..if all zones are already in place, hosts will login to storage ports and multipathing software should re-establish the paths.
i am not sure if 9124e ( i believe that's what MDS 8/12) is supports NPIV. If you just purchased the Brocade switches, how likely is it that the HP enclosure will be retired before the Brocade switches ? If the HP enclosure has to be retired before the Brocade switches, you leave yourself with a dummy pass-through switch (Brocade in AG mode).
changing from native Cisco mode to interop mode is always disruptive.
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
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