[c-nsp] Dell VLT to Cisco VSS

Paul paul at gtcomm.net
Mon Jan 18 04:37:54 EST 2016

VSS is single control plane so it's all one big chassis, the dell switch 
would have no idea it isn't connected to a single 6500 and should work 
without issues.
VPC is dual control planes using mLAG which is still transparent to the 
LAG partner
as long as the control protocol is standard (802.1ax w/ LACP for 
example)  there *should* be no issues.
stritcly talking about link aggregation here, whatever else you might be 
running is another story
as with everything... test it first :)

On 1/18/2016 3:12 AM, Nick Cutting wrote:
> I'm told Dell VLT is very similar to Nexus VPC.
> I plan to connect 2 Dell S4820T switches to a VSS'ed 6500 (QSFP+ breakout cables)
> It would be similar to 2 nexus5/7k's connected to a VSS pair.
> Or am I a mad man, dancing with inter-vendor prop tech - and would be better off with a normal LACP port channel to one 6500, for each switch?
> Does anyone have an field experience doing this?
> Thanks,
> Nick
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