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.