Nexus 7K usage w/VDC, vPC - anybody?

Ryan Hughes rshughes at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 12:37:53 CDT 2009


It was an early implementation of Nexus for an enterprise customer for their
existing data center. We did the implementation of the Nexus very early on
(January) to aggregate HP bladecenter 10G server access. Honestly, N5K's
would have made more sense at the end of the day but that wasn't the initial
design when they bought the gear. Lots of layer8 issues prevented us from
making the Nexus the ASBR/ABR for the core - most specifically was training
for the NOC. Llack of service modules didn't win any favoritism either
(ACE/NAM).

Ryan
On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 1:23 PM, Stefan <netfortius at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you, Ryan, for the info. Interesting your choice of 6500s at the
> core. I would have expected that layer to be the first "recipient" of
> N7Ks, then slowly moving into aggr., access, .... You are not running
> some services modules in the core chassis, are you?
>
>
> On 7/18/09, Ryan Hughes <rshughes at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Currenet 4.1 is a little flaky for vPC; running a set up with 4.1.5ES
> (TAC
> > release) - recommendation is to wait and go with 4.2.1 when that
> releases.
> > Haven't had any issues with the VDC features - still using 6500 in the
> core
> > for the time being. Most installs I've seen have resulted in some TAC
> case
> > or another. I've had pretty good results with the N5K platform as whole.
> >
> > Ryan
> >
> > On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 5:59 PM, Stefan <netfortius at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I'd be interested to know if anybody has been using the Cisco N7K
> >> platform, especially in vertical consolidation mode (aggr and core as
> >> VDCs, and dual Nexus VPC-ed together)? Any comments on this system,
> >> even outsde this narrow scope of my previous question? Anybody using
> >> these as server access systems, in DCs?
> >>
> >> Thank you,
> >>
> >>
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> >>
> >
>
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