I have my pair of Fabric Interconnect connected to 2 Nexus5000. There is a flaw in this design that if both Nexus 5000 are down, my UCS is cut off from the network.
Is there a way that I can run another pair of connection to the Core Switches Nexus 7000, but set it up so the traffic only flows through the 5000 and if both 5000s down, then flow to the core Nexus 7000 ?
The design I mention has no single point of failure, is bandwith and hop count optimized. Why are you so concerned about both N5k failing ? there are hundreds or thousands of such installations in the field working without a problem. In principle I could be paranoid, and raise the same issue for N7k, although they have 2 Sup's.
The UCS N5K vPC will only be used for intra VLAN traffic, e.g. server 1, vnic 1 connected to fabric A talking to server 2, vnic2, connected to fabric B, where vnic 1 and 2 are in the same vlan.
The traffic will be sent to N7K, for South-North traffic to WAN/Campus, resp. UCS inter Vlan traffic.
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