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How do you configure vPC?

How do you configure vPC?

Cisco Nexus vPC Configuration Example

  1. Step 1: Enable the vPC Feature and Configure the vPC Domain ID on Both Switches.
  2. Step 2: Choose a Peer Keepalive Deployment Option.
  3. Step 3: Establish the vPC Peer Keepalive Link.
  4. Step 4: Configure the vPC Peer-Link.
  5. Step 5: Configure Individual vPCs to Downstream Devices.

What is vPC in Cisco Nexus?

vPC (Virtual Port Channel) is the Cisco Proprietary feature that is only working on Cisco Nexus Components. vPC use to make Nexus devices logically single devices for the end host or devices. vPC is also known as Multi-chassis EtherChannel (MEC).

What is vPC in Nexus and what are its benefits?

VPC is a feature available for Nexus switches. You can bundle links from two different switches that are running the vpc feature and config. It helps with doubling the bandwidth and creates a loop free topology (from STP perspective). VSS does the same thing for IOS switches using MEC.

What is enhanced vPC?

Enhanced vPC is a method that allows the connection of FEX in an active-active manner using vPC between the FEX and upstream Nexus switch, and at the same time connection of a device to the FEX host interfaces with a vPC.

How do I access VPC?

You can connect to your VPC through a virtual private network (VPN), AWS Direct Connect (DX), a VPC peering connection, a VPC endpoint, ClassicLink, an internet gateway, a network address translation (NAT) gateway, or a NAT instance. The best option depends on your specific use case and preferences.

What is the difference between port channel and VPC?

Here you can see that Virtual Port channel (vPC) is configured using the interfaces of two switches. One of the key difference between the two technologies (port-channel and virtual port-channel ) is that port channels support both Layer 2 and Layer 3. vPC on the other hand only supports Layer 2.

What is difference between EtherChannel and vPC?

vPC (Virtual Port-Channel), also known as multichassis EtherChannel (MEC) is a feature on the Cisco Nexus switches that provides the ability to configure a Port-Channel across multiple switches (i.e. vPC peers). vPC is similar to Virtual Switch System (VSS) on the Catalyst 6500s.

What is difference between VSS and vPC?

2) In VSS there will be single control plane for both the switches, where as in vPC there will be separate control plane for every switch. 3) VSS can support L3 port-channels across multiple chassis,however, vpc is used for L2 port-channels only.

Does vPC increase bandwidth?

The third device in this case can be a switch, server, or any other networking device that supports port channels. A vPC can provide Layer 2 multipathing, which creates redundancy and increase the bisectional bandwidth by enabling multiple parallel paths between the nodes.

What is the difference between port channel and vPC?

What is the difference between vPC and VPC+?

vPC+ uses a pair of physical switches, like regular vPC does. vPC+ is different, as it creates a virtual switch. The rest of the fabricpath domain sees the host as connected to this virtual switch.

How many VPC are in one account?

You can’t have more than 255 gateway endpoints per VPC. This is the combined quota for the maximum number of interface endpoints and Gateway Load Balancer endpoints in a VPC. To increase this quota, contact AWS Support.