Downstream port channel must meet the following requirements:. Inserted IBM USB Memory Key in the HS23, On which that ESXi. What you'll learn Understand the Models and Overview of Nexus 2000 aka Fabric Extender, 5000, 7000 Series Devices Understand the Models and Overview of Nexus 9000 as known as ACI. Otherwise known as spanning a port. The port is part of a virtual port-channel (vPC) on a dual-homed FEX, and the FEX port configurations do not match on the two Nexus switches in the vPC domain. 2(1), you can configure the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series device to restore vPC services when its peer fails to come online by using the auto-recovery command. 1) and get the port channels and members that way, then have a PowerShell script running on a scheduled basis that would pull the data from the pollers and populate some interface custom properties. Suppose there is two 10 Gig uplink connectivity between 5k and 2k and it is considered as Fex 101. • Data plane port channel towards downstream neighbor • Each vPC Peer has at least one member port per vPC – Can be more, up to hardware platform limits • From perspective of downstream neighbor, upstream. With the 6248 fabric interconnects they follow the path that the Nexus 5K series from Cisco have gone with all the ports being Unified Ports. i have 2 nexus 9k and 2 nexus 5k. Configuring Cisco Ports with HP Flex-10 to avoid loops April 28th, 2011 Julian Wood Leave a comment Go to comments When deploying HP Flex-10 switches in your racks, one of the things that is often overlooked is ensuring you have the correct upstream switch port configuration. Nexus 5000 series UP switches have the option of either enabling individual ports as Ethernet or Fibre Channel ports. This can be confusing when configuring a SAN Port Channel between a Nexus 5k and an MDS. Implementation of clouds solution for Fastweb custumers, this environment is compose by two parts internet and mpls, like heart of these solutions are presents Nexus 5k and Nexus 2K like layer 2, in vpc techology are connect to Nexus 2K a blade system where are plug fisical servers and inside it are present the virtual machine in Wmware. Since in most of the real world designs you would want to Pair your FEX with Nexus 5K, so we will be discussing basic FEX configuration from Nexus 5K perspective: The official NX-OS version in CCIE DC lab for Nexus 5548 is 5. I have a customer considering FCoE in a UCS environment, they have Nexus 1000v vDS and will be using LACP on their 2 x 10G Uplinks with VPC's configured on the back end Nexus 5K switches. 2-Create Port-channel either by selecting Two 4 x 1 Gig ports or 4 x 10Gig ports. The 5K can manage the Nexus 2K switches, very much like a Cisco 3750 stack configuration. On a traditional port-channel, all the ports needed to be connected to the same device to form a port-channel, with vPC, you don't ! You can connect one port to one core, and second one to second core. Inserted IBM USB Memory Key in the HS23, On which that ESXi. • Ensure mission critical systems are available and operating 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. 1(3) & FEX models available in lab will be 2232 & 2224. The 20/40 module is Virtual Connect based with similar hardware functionality of the HPN 6125XLG. • Taking an IP address and netmask and calculates the resulting broadcast, network, wildcard mask, and host range as requested by IP Subnetting plan. The following example shows how to create a switch profile, configure a peer switch, (IDENTICO SUI 2 peer NEXUS 5K) port-channel Configure port channel. • Existing cluster and network. With VLANs or VSANs, all supported interfaces in the specified VLAN or VSAN are included as SPAN sources. Plus, this stuff is cool!. 1st the QoS configuration is essential, configure the 5k like this:. Suppose two copper gigabit links in a vPC are set to autonegotiate and are up at 1Gb/s. It could also mean single point of failure for servers that are NIC-teamed in this manner. 5) Next, we'll configure the port-channel: The common switchport modes are "access" and "trunk". I realize there is still some confusion regarding Cisco Nexus FEX as it relates to ToR connected FEX, which is a Cisco Nexus 2K FEX with a Cisco Nexus 5K/7K/9K as a parent switch, and the FEX you find in UCS, which we can refer to as "Blade-FEX". So recently I was involved in a project to swap out a Nexus core that consisted of Nexus 7K Chassis with Nexus 5k distribution switches in favor of new Nexus 9396 models. • Manage and monitor Nutanix Systems and VMware NSX solutions. txt) or view presentation slides online. On the data center core Cisco Nexus 5500UP-A switch, configure the SAN port channel on physical interfaces. On Nexus 7k, As you would expect if you add ports to a port-channel, the port-channel will inherit the MTU of the physical ports, or you can just change the MTU on the port-channel, either way you must configure the MTU on the port-channel even if it is layer 2 or layer 3. Any host facing connected switches such as IBM ESM must have BPDUfilter enabled. I was thinking of trying to use a universal device poller to read the Cisco Port Channel OID's (CISCO-PORT-CHANNEL-MIB 1. I'm trying to set up a port channel from a Netapp filer's CNA adapters (2 twinax cables). To get a good overview of basic concepts and architecture one should get started. The Layer3 is defined on the Nexus pair (192. This feature is called Fabric Extenders (FEX). The Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switch supports Ethernet, Fibre Channel, virtual Fibre Channel, port channels, SAN port channels, VLANs, and VSANs as SPAN sources. In order to enable all links to be used in the port-channel for FCoE traffic, enter the port-channel load-balance ethernet source-dest-port command to configure Nexus 5000 “port-channel load balancing” to “source-dest-port”. Below is the diagram you can use for reference in this example. The third device can be a switch, server, or any other networking device that supports link aggregation technology. - Implement Straight-through Port channel connecting to the FEXs - Build new Data Center halls in Singapore from scratch - Deployed a series of Nexus 5K's(5548) and Nexus 2K's(2232, 2248) - Implement Dual-sided vPC(Virtual Port channel) connecting to the Nexus 7K's - Implement Straight-through Port channel connecting to the FEXs. Configure HP Virtual connect to use Port Channel on Cisco Switch. All of these features are unique in Cisco Nexus 7000 and Cisco Nexus 5000. A FEX device is connected to a parent switch, like Nexus 5000 or Nexus 7000. Here are some notes that might help make the project a bit less intimidating. With this configuration “source-destination-oxid” load balancing is used for FCoE traffic. The Fibre Channel port channel reported it's speed as 16 Gbps. I configured both 9k switches as a vPC and both of 5K switches as another vPC and they work well and everything seems right in the output of the "show vpc"command. To get from Server A to Server B you have to route though the L3 router on the 6500. Configure N5K1 and N5K2's links to Server 2 as Port-Channel 102. Cisco Nexus 5k configuration overview. (LACP i am excluding this). Every one of the usual suspects (collisions, etc) on the port showed nothing and yet the output errors were clocking. This was my first opportunity to work with the Nexus line of switches whether in production or a lab and thought I'd post a couple of the differences between IOS and NX-OS. The 5K can manage the Nexus 2K switches, very much like a Cisco 3750 stack configuration. Conditions: Sequence of events a) The physical interface needs to be configured as part of a fex-fabric port channel. frank; March 20, 2018 Configure Port Channel Group. 92Tbps of throughput, or simply as an upgrade from the traditional Catalyst 6509 chassis, you will definitely want to take advantage of its Virtual Port-Channel (vPC) capability. interface Ethernet1/22. No, it won't take the command. Nexus 5000 series UP switches have the option of either enabling individual ports as Ethernet or Fibre Channel ports. NetApp Dynamic Multimode VIF and Cisco Etherchannel November 5, 2010 John 4 comments NetApp Appliances support Link Aggregation of their network interfaces, they call the Link Aggregation a VIF (Virtual Interface) and this provides Fault Tolerance, Load Balancing and higher throughput. Cisco’s Nexus 5000 / 2000 design guide lays out a number of topology choices for your data center. Pretty basic configuration overall, but definitely beneficial in a network environment. It was clear which ports were for FC and it just took a right click to configure them. Port-Channel 102 should be configured as an access port in VLAN 10, an STP Edge Port, and as vPC 102. I tried to make the drawing above reflect what the configuration would look like. A rack with a 5K and (2) 2K’s has all the Nexus 2K down-links and the 2K’s cabling. MGMT interface configuration: N5K-A(config)# int mgmt 0 N5K-A(config-if)# ip address 192. Must add switchport configs in the interface port-channel. On a traditional port-channel, all the ports needed to be connected to the same device to form a port-channel, with vPC, you don’t ! You can connect one port to one core, and second one to second core. The vPC aka virtual Port Channel is a Cisco technology that presents both Nexus paired devices as a unique Layer 2 logical node to a third device. Portchannels and ifgrps may be used with FCoE. I have a customer considering FCoE in a UCS environment, they have Nexus 1000v vDS and will be using LACP on their 2 x 10G Uplinks with VPC's configured on the back end Nexus 5K switches. min-links Configure the port-channel min-links suspend-individual Configure lacp port-channel state. People new to Cisco Nexus switches will be displaced by three features/commands:. Cisco vPC - A Virtual Port-Channel (vPC) allows links that are physically connected to two different Cisco Nexus™ 5000 Series devices to appear as a single Port -Channel to a third device. While connected to a single switch, host in mode 4, and doing ifdown for one of the interfaces, the Nexus still sees the link as up and includes in the port channel. On each of the vPC+ peer link interfaces in interface configuration mode, enter the switchport mode fabricpath command. My FC ISL trunk port channel just won't come up. Port-channel 1 on all switch pairs is the vPC peer link, and port-channel 2 (shown here) carries the peer keepalive traffic on VLAN 2. Nexus 2200 FEX Configuration By stretch | Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 2:20 a. For more information on configuration sessions, see the Cisco Nexus 5600 Series NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide, Release 7. vPC is not possible between a Nexus 5000 and Nexus 5500 switches. If a VM host moves from one blade to another (to another VEM) it keeps the same vEth port. This feature is called Fabric Extenders (FEX). I have produced a Cisco Nexus 5000 CLI Pocket Guide. Cisco Nexus 5000 Series vPC Design and Configuration Whether you’re looking at the Cisco Nexus 5000 line for the Unified Fabric feature, the 1. It stayed here for ~20 seconds or so and then changed to a suspended state. A Virtual Port Channel (vPC) is an enhancement to MEC that allows for the same sort of functionality — building a port channel across two switches — without the need for Stackwise or VSS. An E port connected to another switch may also be configured to form a SAN port channel (see Chapter 1, “Configuring SAN Port Channels”). Hands on experience in configuring Fabric path, VPC, VPC+ & VDC on Nexus 7000 series. Then re-add the Port channel 102 config. One of the main requirements in Dual-Homed FEX topologies is configuration consistency across both Nexus 5K switches. MGMT interface configuration: N5K-A(config)# int mgmt 0 N5K-A(config-if)# ip address 192. Although there are two Nexus 5k switches in the drawing, they function as one logical unit after configuring. A Cisco Nexus port profile is a group of port configuration directives that can be applied to an interface via a single command. 2(1), you can configure the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series device to restore vPC services when its peer fails to come online by using the auto-recovery command. Those are the basics of making a Cisco Nexus ntp server. Inserted IBM USB Memory Key in the HS23, On which that ESXi. Nexus 5K is capable only to act as “erspan-source” type when it comes to ERSPAN which means it can only send monitored data as GRE packets over L3 but not receive (N7K support both “erspan-source” and “erspan-destination” types). fake_nexus_driver. Cisco Virtual Port Channel (vPC) Overview Cisco's vPC Configuration Guide defines vPC with the following description: " A virtual PortChannel (vPC) allows links that are physically connected to two different Cisco Nexus 5000 Series devices to appear as a single PortChannel to a third device. When the network design and configuration are carefully considered the Nexus performs in a dedicated iSCSI SAN and in a shared, converged network. Getting the configuration on the 5k right is really the trick on this build, all sorts of weird problems will show up if you are missing anything and they are quite difficult to troubleshoot. When a Port Channel is carrying FCoE traffic, all interfaces of this port channel must belong to the same Nexus Unified Port Controller (UPC) ASIC. Configure N5K1 and N5K2's links to Server 1 as Port-Channel 101. With this configuration “source-destination-oxid” load balancing is used for FCoE traffic. Cisco Nexus 5672 QSFP to SFP+ Breakout cable config question. This is because a port-channel was associated with the FEX. In fabric port (F port) mode, an interface functions as a fabric port. Experienced firewall engineer with advanced knowledge of Checkpoint, Fortinet, Cisco ASA 5500 series, JUNOS and Palo Alto PA-200. Now, what I also did was change from mode 4 to 2 (balance-xor). The rest of the configuration for links to the servers and the 3850 pretty trivial but you do need one special command to change the port channel from a regular port channel into a virtual port channel. The interface defaults for trunk mode are different on a Nexus 5k running in NPV mode than they are for a Nexus 5k running in FC-SW mode. L3 vPC Support on Nexus 5k. Technical white paper | HP FlexFabric -20/40 F8 deployment guide with Nexus 5600 and 9300. You cannot have a vPC between a non F2 I/O module and a F2 module. Skip navigation. Configuring VTP on a Switch to propagate the VLAN information in the domain. Is it possible to port channel 2 10G ports on the Nexus 1000V (Emulex CNAs) with 2 10G ports on the Nexus 5000 if the ports on the Nexus 5000 ports are. Worked on Fabric path environment with Nexus 7010 spine & Nexus5672, 5548 leaf switches and eVPC between 5k and 2k. All configuration are done on nexus 5K. Nexus 7000 Nexus 5000 Nexus 2000. x user guide shows to configure individual links and then add "channel-group x mode active" command under them. When one port fails the switch will choose a replacement from the hot standby pool. The example migration in the web page is an access layer end-of-row configuration of Catalyst 6500s to an end-of-row (EoR) configuration of Nexus 9508 switches populated with 48-port 1/10Gbps cards. In this case, we. I usually assign a dummy IP address such as 192. The configuration here is for switch "A" in the 25th pair of Nexus 5548s. Cisco virtual Port Channel (vPC) is a virtualization technology, launched in 2009, which allows links that are physically connected to two different Cisco Nexus Series devices to appear as a single port channel to a third endpoint. but no matter what I do, the fc ports will stay offline, or stuck at initialising. use port channel ID 10 towards FI A 6. n5k(config-if)# sh run int po 100 <…. Is it possible to port channel 2 10G ports on the Nexus 1000V (Emulex CNAs) with 2 10G ports on the Nexus 5000 if the ports on the Nexus 5000 ports are. ITD: Load Balancing, Traffic Steering & Clustering using Nexus 5k/6k/7k Puneet Kumar September 16, 2014 - 4 Comments Data traffic has grown dramatically in the recent years, leading to increased deployment of network service appliances and servers in enterprise, data center, and cloud environments. The Boarder Interface (BIF) are the physical uplink connections from FI to the Nexus 5K’s. Connected 4001i e xternal ports to a Nexus 5K with 10 Gb SFP+. On the interface on R1 that is connected to the layer 2 switch (above) we see the IP address config and the load-interval 30 config that I always put on in my lab environments so I can get averages over a 30 second sliding window instead of a 5 minute sliding window. This feature is called Fabric Extenders (FEX). interface port-channel 1 description port-channel _eth9+10 to 7k switchport mode trunk switchport trunk allowed vlan 30-32,88 interface port-channel 20. ethpc would inform ethpm that link is up, and then ethpm will proceed to give instructions on what the configuration is for the port port-channel -port-channeling process responsible for aggregating physical links into logical channels lacp -802. Nexus Virtual Device Context (VDC) So lets start with the first technology, the VDC is something like VRF on steroids, you can separate the nexus system into several small individual systems with their own resources, dedicated interfaces and independent configuration files. Is it possible to port channel 2 10G ports on the Nexus 1000V (Emulex CNAs) with 2 10G ports on the Nexus 5000 if the ports on the Nexus 5000 ports are. 1 Cisco Nexus 5000 series configuration – NPV mode. No, it won't take the command. VXLAN Lab using Cisco Nexus 9000v. This port may be connected to a peripheral device (host or disk) operating as an N port. If a VM host moves from one blade to another (to another VEM) it keeps the same vEth port. Port-channel 1 on all switch pairs is the vPC peer link, and port-channel 2 (shown here) carries the peer keepalive traffic on VLAN 2. 192) 使用 TFTP 软 件把 license 文件导入 Nexus 交换机的 flash 中 指定 TFTP 目录 license (license 文件存放在本地 PC 的路径 。. This seems to be down to a buggy version of NX-OS: version 5. တကယ်လို့ အပေါ်နားက switches က Nexus 7K ဖြစ်ပြီးတော့ အောက်နားက switches တွေက nexus 5K switches တွေဆိုရင် အပေါ် က switches မှာရော အောက်နားက switches တွေမှာပါ vpc domain configure. Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) is a technology which allows you to utilize Top-Of-the-Rack (TOR) design and to simplify management. Re: Port Channel from 3800 to Nexus 5K Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:50 am We have actually had to do it with HP servers as their software stops sending LACP keepalives after awhile. Page 7 About Interface Deletion from a SAN Port Channel Deleting an Interface from a SAN Port Channel SAN Port Channel Protocol About Channel Group Creation Autocreation Guidelines Enabling and Configuring Autocreation Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS SAN Switching Configuration Guide OL-xxxxx-xx. A Virtual Port Channel (vPC) is an enhancement to MEC that allows for the same sort of functionality — building a port channel across two switches — without the need for Stackwise or VSS. Over the last year, we’ve noticed some issues with this deployment design. Re: Port Channel from 3800 to Nexus 5K Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:50 am We have actually had to do it with HP servers as their software stops sending LACP keepalives after awhile. The following example shows how to create a switch profile, configure a peer switch, (IDENTICO SUI 2 peer NEXUS 5K) port-channel Configure port channel. The interface defaults for trunk mode are different on a Nexus 5k running in NPV mode than they are for a Nexus 5k running in FC-SW mode. Inserted IBM USB Memory Key in the HS23, On which that ESXi. Expert level knowledge in Cisco ACI architecture and products Ability to verify APIC and leaf health. if you want to use LACP then go for distributed switch. This course has been designed to focus on the knowledge and skills required by system engineers involved in the operation and administration of a Cisco Nexus Switch 7k 5k 2k deployment. The third device can be a switch, server, or any other networking device that supports link aggregation technology. Ensure the Port-Channel ID is selected and set to the correct number - the same as you configured in step 2 under Group. Nexus 5K basic installation guide L2 L3 Introduction: Topology includes two nexuses with VPC configured, simple server that need redundant gateway and simple Cisco switch connected with port channel to both nexuses (split). Implementing & Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 & 7000 Duración: 5 Días Código del Curso: ICNX5-7 Temario: Durante este curso de 5 días de duración, aprenderás a implementar una infraestructura de routing y switching de un Centro de Datos corporativo, con las plataformas de última generación Cisco Nexus 5000 y Nexus 7000. Must add switchport configs in the interface port-channel. On the 5K side, it says to configure them as the fex port, but how do I drop into the individual 2K ports to configure them?. Nexus 5K is capable only to act as "erspan-source" type when it comes to ERSPAN which means it can only send monitored data as GRE packets over L3 but not receive (N7K support both "erspan-source" and "erspan-destination" types). : 22 (Default) ssh_port=22 [cisco] nexus_driver=neutron. Verify the ifgrp configuration on the storage system:. b) Configure the port-channel as a regular VPC trunk interface Workaround:. The 5K can manage the Nexus 2K switches, very much like a Cisco 3750 stack configuration. This is design was only recently supported by Cisco as previously you would have had to load balance traffic on the port channel via MAC-Pinning. I was setting up Netapp FAS3020 with LACP VIF and creating a VPC on the nexus ( 4 links from filer and 2 links to each nexus). Each member port of the ifgrp must be connected to a different switch that is part of the vPC. In-depth and personal with the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender Architectures, Features, and Topologies Pavan S Kaushik Technical Marketing Engineer BRKARC-3454 2. connecting single N2k to two N5k). What is the difference between the above 2 scenarios & how they differ. In any of this cases from above, static port channel will cause a traffic loss, so implement dynamic port channels with LACP 😉 Port channel configuration Port channel interface can be created manually or can be created by the device when you apply port channel configuration on the port(s). One of the main requirements in Dual-Homed FEX topologies is configuration consistency across both Nexus 5K switches. Virtual Port Channel (VPC) ties two identical Nexus 9K, 7K, 6K, 5K, or 3K switches together by doing a great job of spoofing Layer 2 (L2), including STP BPDU (Spanning Tree hellos) and FHRP (First. Live Nexus Online Training 30 hours 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Trusted Professionals Flexible Timings Real Time Projects Nexus Certification Guidance Group Discounts Nexus Training Videos in Hyderabad, Bangalore, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Houston 24* 7 Support. min-links Configure the port-channel min-links suspend-individual Configure lacp port-channel state. Whether you’re looking at the Cisco Nexus 5000 line for the Unified Fabric feature, the 1. Zoning Configuration of Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches SAN-Zoning Configuration using Cisco NEXUS 5k Switch port channel (2). When following the Cisco Cheat sheet for deploying the Nexus 1000v for deploying the Nexus 1000v in L3 mode, make sure one of the first commands you run (or when applying your config) is ‘feature LACP’ without it you cannot activate your LACP port channel. I set up something similar to the above, the port-channel is between the server ports and the 5k (2ks acting as fabric extenders) and setup to load balance using LACP. While connected to a single switch, host in mode 4, and doing ifdown for one of the interfaces, the Nexus still sees the link as up and includes in the port channel. I set up something similar to the above, the port-channel is between the server ports and the 5k (2ks acting as fabric extenders) and setup to load balance using LACP. Essentially the 5K grabs it and assumes it will have full use of the unit. The base configuration of the 6004-EF must have 2 x 12 port 40GbE expansion modules, delivering 24 ports of 40GbE or 96 ports of 10GbE. (Note: This sets the pinning to 1 since we are going to be configuring a port-channel for the connection between the 2 and 5k. What you'll learn Understand the Models and Overview of Nexus 2000 aka Fabric Extender, 5000, 7000 Series Devices Understand the Models and Overview of Nexus 9000 as known as ACI. Nexus 5000 and 2000 Series Configuration and Troubleshooting - Questions and Answers from live Webcast you will create a port channel from the Nexus up to the. Lacp port channel shows down on one 5k I got one side of my lacp port channel down. vPC is similar to Virtual Switch System (VSS) on the Catalysts 6500s. In this post I will show you how to configure the Nexus switches to function as the toplogy beneath shows. A FEX is a Nexus 2000 series switch. 2000 series switch acts as a remote I/O module or virtual line card of nexus 5K. The vPC aka virtual Port Channel is a Cisco technology that presents both Nexus paired devices as a unique Layer 2 logical node to a third device. On Nexus 5k, as we expect, the only thing that matters is System Class. Getting the configuration on the 5k right is really the trick on this build, all sorts of weird problems will show up if you are missing anything and they are quite difficult to troubleshoot. This feature is called Fabric Extenders (FEX). b) Configure the port-channel as a regular VPC trunk interface Workaround:. On the data center core Cisco Nexus 5500UP-A switch, configure the SAN port channel on physical interfaces. When implementing Cisco Nexus 5k switches (5596UP), I connected a server to a dual homed 2000 FEX (2232T), the port belonging to a virtual port channel. Port-Channel 101 should be configured as an access port in VLAN 10, an STP Edge Port, and as vPC 101. Then re-add the Port channel 102 config. The configuration is pretty straight-forward: Switch4# sh run monitor. I configured both 9k switches as a vPC and both of 5K switches as another vPC and they work well and everything seems right in the output of the "show vpc"command. Deep dive in Policies Network Configuration of Cisco Nexus 9K, 7K, 5K, FEX, OTV, VDC, VPC, Fabric Path, ACI by example. This was my first opportunity to work with the Nexus line of switches whether in production or a lab and thought I’d post a couple of the differences between IOS and NX-OS. Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site. pdf), Text File (. In any of this cases from above, static port channel will cause a traffic loss, so implement dynamic port channels with LACP 😉 Port channel configuration Port channel interface can be created manually or can be created by the device when you apply port channel configuration on the port(s). the topology is shown but the left side is showing down 20 Po20(SD) Eth LACP Eth1/5(s) Eth1/6(s) # sh int port-channel 20 port-channel20 is down (No operational members) Hardware: Por. All configuration are done on nexus 5K. With this configuration "source-destination-oxid" load balancing is used for FCoE traffic. Re: Port Channel from 3800 to Nexus 5K Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:50 am We have actually had to do it with HP servers as their software stops sending LACP keepalives after awhile. Verify the ifgrp configuration on the storage system:. min-links Configure the port-channel min-links suspend-individual Configure lacp port-channel state. 1) and get the port channels and members that way, then have a PowerShell script running on a scheduled basis that would pull the data from the pollers and populate some interface custom properties. - Access Switch (Nexus 5K in this case) even though they connect to two separate Aggregation Nexus 7K; All uplinks are part of a single port channel (Po1). Re: Port Channel from 3800 to Nexus 5K Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:50 am We have actually had to do it with HP servers as their software stops sending LACP keepalives after awhile. I'm trying to set up a port channel from a Netapp filer's CNA adapters (2 twinax cables). It must be connected to Nexus 5K. • The Cisco Nexus architecture, with NX-OS, provides flexible and powerful configuration ability with its policy-map, class-map, and system class configuration structure. I set up something similar to the above, the port-channel is between the server ports and the 5k (2ks acting as fabric extenders) and setup to load balance using LACP. the task is simple, to configure a FC port channel between a n5k and a MDS. In the below example 7Ks are configured in VPC so that downstream switch i. HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 and Nexus vPC (virtual PortChannel) Configuration This paper will outline the steps to configure the Virtual Connect Flex-10 modules and Cisco Nexus 5000/7000 series switches as a virtual PortChannel. With this configuration “source-destination-oxid” load balancing is used for FCoE traffic. A FEX is a Nexus 2000 series switch. Nexus user account: Credentials for logging into the Nexus device. Although there are two Nexus 5k switches in the drawing, they function as one logical unit after…. Make sure N5K1 is always the vPC Primary switch. The port is part of a virtual port-channel (vPC) on a dual-homed FEX, and the FEX port configurations do not match on the two Nexus switches in the vPC domain. Verify the ifgrp configuration on the storage system:. Email: [email protected] Suppose there is two 10 Gig uplink connectivity between 5k and 2k and it is considered as Fex 101. FSB to the Nexus 5k and then to storage. This article contains information about the basic configuration required to set up an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802. On a traditional port-channel, all the ports needed to be connected to the same device to form a port-channel, with vPC, you don’t ! You can connect one port to one core, and second one to second core. There is a number of gotchas around this setup & e. The interface defaults for trunk mode are different on a Nexus 5k running in NPV mode than they are for a Nexus 5k running in FC-SW mode. We explain the differences between Nexus and Catalyst switches but also compare commands , naming conventions , hardware capabilities etc. Nexus 5k vPC to C3850 etherchannel. (Note: This sets the pinning to 1 since we are going to be configuring a port-channel for the connection between the 2 and 5k. It was clear which ports were for FC and it just took a right click to configure them. 2-Create Port-channel either by selecting Two 4 x 1 Gig ports or 4 x 10Gig ports. The only write command supported is write erase. For a customer I installed a Nexus solution, based on 5548 switches (5k) en 2248 FEX (2k) devices. vPC Peers are one switch – Physical result is a triangle – Logical result is a point-to-point Port Channel with no STP blocking. HP Virtual Connect Ethernet modules will work seamlessly with Cisco Nexus infrastructures and this new network design. Below is the single side VPC configuration example. Implementing & Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 & 7000 Duración: 5 Días Código del Curso: ICNX5-7 Temario: Durante este curso de 5 días de duración, aprenderás a implementar una infraestructura de routing y switching de un Centro de Datos corporativo, con las plataformas de última generación Cisco Nexus 5000 y Nexus 7000. Pretty basic configuration overall, but definitely beneficial in a network environment. vPC is not possible between a Nexus 5000 and Nexus 5500 switches. vPC provides the following technical benefits:. Over the last year, we’ve noticed some issues with this deployment design. Experienced in installation, configuration and maintenance of Cisco Nexus 7K, 5K switches in standalone as well as in V-BLOCK infrastructure Extensive knowledge and experience in vPC, ether channel, STP, VTP, and HSRP also VRRP protocols. In the article vPC aka Virtual PortChannel, I explained how vPC works and the benefits that it gives. At this time, it is not supported to configure a FCoE port channel across different Unified Port Controllers. Conditions Nexus 5K to Nexus 5k or MDS san-port-channel. Jumbo Frames (Nexus7k/5k) Enabling jumbo frames in a data center can be somewhat nerve racking when you are trying to ensure you don't take the entire place down. 16875520) instead the actual port number (i. One of the strict guidelines is to begin enabling ethernet ports at the first port 1/1 and in the case of Fiber Channel begin at the last port of the module and work backwards. use port channel ID 10 towards FI A 6. Re: Cisco Nexus 5000 etherchannel with esxi 6 standard vswitch dhanarajramesh Nov 24, 2016 5:32 PM ( in response to Patk009 ) LACP is not supported in VMware standard switch,just configure as normal trunk port and configure route based on virtual port ID. Port-Channel 1 is. This post examines a sample configuration of a virtual port channel. An E port connected to another switch may also be configured to form a SAN port channel (see Chapter 1, "Configuring SAN Port Channels"). A virtual port channel (vPC) allows links that are physically connected to two different Cisco Nexus 7000 Series devices to appear as a single port channel to a third device. Apply the channel-group to each interface, all interfaces must have the same configuration on them. SPAN Sources. It stayed here for ~20 seconds or so and then changed to a suspended state. People new to Cisco Nexus switches will be displaced by three features/commands:. Cisco published a configuration guide for connecting a Nexus 2248TP FEX to a Nexus 7000. -> The above point needs to be tested, mostly has to do with order of operations. Enhanced Virtual Port Channel hit the scene in about January 2012, with version 5. Nexus 2200 FEX Configuration By stretch | Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 2:20 a. The Nexus 7000 supervisor module is based on an Intel dual-core processor that enables a scalable control plane. I configured both 9k switches as a vPC and both of 5K switches as another vPC and they work well and everything seems right in the output of the "show vpc"command. A virtual port channel (vPC) allows links that are physically connected to two different Cisco Nexus 7000 Series devices to appear as a single port channel to a third device. Nexus 5000 and 2000 Series Configuration and Troubleshooting - Questions and Answers from live Webcast you will create a port channel from the Nexus up to the. Make sure N5K1 is always the vPC Primary switch. For VLAN, VSAN, port channel, and SAN port channel sources, the monitored direction can only be ingress and applies to all physical ports in the group. Configure HP Virtual connect to use Port Channel on Cisco Switch. Une fois les ports configurés dans le Port Channel – Vous devez ensuite changer le mode du Port Channel en fex-fabric en utilisant la commande « switchport mode fex-fabric«. The port was on a Cisco Nexus 5000 series device and I could see that, while output errors were clocking up at a massive rate, the switch was giving me nothing to go on as to what kind of errors they were. Here is example n5k(config-if)# sh run int po 100 <> interface port-channel100 switchport mode trunk switchport trunk allowed vlan 777 speed 1000 vpc 100 bdc-n5548-3(config-if)# sh run int eth 1/20 <> interface Ethernet1/20 switchport mode trunk speed 1000 n5k(config-if)# channel-group 100 mode active command failed: port not…. This limitation will be removed in a future NX software release. However, the second connection never comes up, and in the one case we've had where connection 1 goes down, the second connection didn't take over. Here is example n5k(config-if)# sh run int po 100 <> interface port-channel100 switchport mode trunk switchport trunk allowed vlan 777 speed 1000 vpc 100 bdc-n5548-3(config-if)# sh run int eth 1/20 <> interface Ethernet1/20 switchport mode trunk speed 1000 n5k(config-if)# channel-group 100 mode active command failed: port not…. An F port can be attached to only. SPAN Sources. Saving the running configuration is achieved with a copy running-config startup-config. I nsert ed two Cisco Nexus 40 01i Switch Module s in the BladeCenter chassis I/O bay 7 and 9. The FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module shares the same hardware as the HP Networking 6125XLG. ITD: Load Balancing, Traffic Steering & Clustering using Nexus 5k/6k/7k Puneet Kumar September 16, 2014 - 4 Comments Data traffic has grown dramatically in the recent years, leading to increased deployment of network service appliances and servers in enterprise, data center, and cloud environments. Allow Vlan 30,40,70 only. Here are some notes that might help make the project a bit less intimidating. This is design was only recently supported by Cisco as previously you would have had to load balance traffic on the port channel via MAC-Pinning. Configuration synchronization, also known as Switch Profiles, is a new feature that has been introduced by Cisco to primarily support Nexus vPC Domain topologies in modern data centers, specifically the Dual-Homed FEX scenarios. We try to connect with double twinax between nexus and dell switch in programmable-mux mode, as show the image, and when the main connection, form dell switch to nexus, is lots the server has no connectivity, even the other dell switch never lost de connectivity to de nexus. Suppose there is two 10 Gig uplink connectivity between 5k and 2k and it is considered as Fex 101. When the network design and configuration are carefully considered the Nexus performs in a dedicated iSCSI SAN and in a shared, converged network. Nevertheless, they are Ether-Channeled at both ends. The third device can be a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender or a switch, server, or any other networking device. Virtual Port Channel (VPC) ties two identical Nexus 9K, 7K, 6K, 5K, or 3K switches together by doing a great job of spoofing Layer 2 (L2), including STP BPDU (Spanning Tree hellos) and FHRP (First. On each vPC+ peer link port channel, enter the no shutdown command. Expert level knowledge in Cisco ACI architecture and products Ability to verify APIC and leaf health. Nexus 5K is capable only to act as "erspan-source" type when it comes to ERSPAN which means it can only send monitored data as GRE packets over L3 but not receive (N7K support both "erspan-source" and "erspan-destination" types). if you want to use LACP then go for distributed switch. A vPC allows links that are physically connected to two different Nexus 7000 switches to appear as a single port-channel by a another device. SSH port: By default, port 22. The third device can be a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender or a switch, server, or any other networking device. The Nexus 7000 supervisor module is based on an Intel dual-core processor that enables a scalable control plane. 100/24 N5K-A(config-if)# vrf member management (add interface to preconfigured VRF management) 3. e vPC peers). The interface defaults for trunk mode are different on a Nexus 5k running in NPV mode than they are for a Nexus 5k running in FC-SW mode. 1st the QoS configuration is essential, configure the 5k like this:. Configuration synchronization, also known as Switch Profiles, is a new feature that has been introduced by Cisco to primarily support Nexus vPC Domain topologies in modern data centers, specifically the Dual-Homed FEX scenarios. Since the Cisco Nexus 5020 switches used in this configuration support vPCs and Nexus 7000 switches are configured with a VDC specifically for storage traffic, logical separation of the storage network from the rest. An F port can be attached to only. The rest of the config - Nexus 5K / 2K Jon Langemak March 23, 2011 March 23, 2011 1 Comment on The rest of the config - Nexus 5K / 2K So now that we have our base config running we can take a look at configuring the native FC interfaces, building the connection to the CNAs, and connecting the 5Ks to the IP network (I'll refer to this as. Configure HP Virtual connect to use Port Channel on Cisco Switch. Cisco Nexus Switch has features such as VDC ( Virtual Device Contexts), VPC (Virtual Port Channel), Fabric Path , FEX, OTV, CheckPoint and Rollback, TrustSec, Ethereal/Wireshark and Many more. Enhanced Virtual Port Channel hit the scene in about January 2012, with version 5. I will continuously add to this list. The intent of this post is to provide some short guidance for configuring Nexus products. This was my first opportunity to work with the Nexus line of switches whether in production or a lab and thought I’d post a couple of the differences between IOS and NX-OS.