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Supported Cisco Switches?

Hi @all,

do we have a list of compatible cisco switches with ECS 3.x?

Thanks in advance!

Kind regards

Matthias

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ChristianAdams
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Re: Supported Cisco Switches?

Hi Matthias,

Please help me understand how the Cisco switches would connect to ECS.

For example, do you need to connect Cisco switches to the ECS top-of-rack Arista or Dell switches?

Cheers,

/Chris

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Re: Supported Cisco Switches?

Hi Chris,

the switches should be installed instead of the DELL frontend switches.

KR

Matthias

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ChristianAdams
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Re: Supported Cisco Switches?

Hi Matthias,

Any Cisco switch meeting the following requirements is compatible with ECS.

MUST HAVE:

  • 2 physical switches (all ECS 10G networks are setup as redundant HA)
  • At least 24 10Gbe SFP+ ports per switch
  • 1RU footprint per switch assuming that the switch will be installed within the ECS cabinet
  • Supports LACP
  • Supports Virtual Port-channel (vPC)

PREFERRED:

  • Low latency switches

For example, any 10Gbe switch from the Nexus 3000 series will fit these requirements.  For reference, the Nexus 3524/3534-X would be the closest fit to the existing Arista switches.

Cheers,

/Chris

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Re: Supported Cisco Switches?

Hi Chris,

thx for the quick reply!

KR

Matthias

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