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Data Center Infrastructure-Test Engineer Journal: Cisco Nexus vPC Interoperability with Brocade VCS Fabric vLAG

by ‎04-17-2013 10:17 AM - edited ‎07-22-2014 09:08 AM (1,209 Views)

Synopsis Test Engineer's Journal for validation of Cisco Nexus vPC Interoperability with Brocade VDX Switches in a Brocade VCS Fabric with vLAG. Also see the Validation Test report for more details.

 

Contents

Overview

This Test Engineer Journal documents test procedures and results for interoperability tests of Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches with NX-OS 6.x configured with the Cisco vPC feature, and the Brocade VCS Fabric vLAG feature in Brocade Network OS (NOS) 3.x.  See the References below for the Validation Test report and a companion Test Engineer Journal covering Cisco Nexus vPC interoperability with Brocade VDX Switches Port Channel feature.

VDX switches can be deployed in a Brocade VCS Fabric. These tests include Cisco vPC connected to a VCS Fabric using the vLAG feature. Both vLAG and vPC provide switch resiliency in a network so traffic continues to be forwarded when a switch in a vPC cluster or vLAG go off-line.

Brocade’s vLAG and Cisco’s vPC are commonly used in datacenter networks when customers want to integrate the efficiency of Brocade VCS Fabric to collapse the aggregation and access layers into a more efficient Edge without disrupting the Core Cisco switch configuration.

 

References

 

Document History

Date                  Version        Description

2013-04-17         1.0                Initial Version

 

Key Contributors

The content in this guide was provided by the following key contributors.

  • Test Engineer:  Michael O’Connor, Strategic Solutions Lab
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