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 VDX Switch port channel 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 VCS Fabric vLAG.
VDX switches can be deployed as independent Top-or-Rack switches without being configured into a VCS Fabric. These tests include Cisco vPC connected to individual VDX switches at the Top-of-Rack.
Brocade’s VDX switches with Port Channels and Cisco’s vPC are used in datacenter networks when customers want to integrate Brocade switches in a blade server chassis and at the top of rack with Cisco switches.