Beginners guide for Cisco Nexus rookies like me.

Jason Nash's Blog

We’ve been working with the Nexus 5Ks a good bit lately and they are just cool, no two ways about it.  One really nice feature that the Nexus 5000 and 7000 support is vPC, or virtual port-channels.  Take note that support for vPC is new on the 5K and you’ll need at least version 4.1(3)N1(1) of NX-OS.  If you are below that first grab the latest version from Cisco and update your systems.

Why We Bundle Connections

I’m sure most people reading this are familiar with port-channels, but if not…read on.  A port-channel is a way to group two or more interfaces together.  Some people call it bundling, Etherchanneling (a specific type of port-channel..but commonly used), and other names.  The idea is that you are making multiple connections look like one.  There are considerations around using that additional bandwidth that I won’t get in to here, but the point is…

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