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Configuring VPC best practice

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#1 roed24



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I am confused by two different methods proposed for configuring VPC in Nexus 5000. Not sure which is the right method and any of you guys have any experience with configuring VPC?

In the book, NX-OS and Nexus switching, author mentions (infact cautions) against using mgmt0 interface for peer-keepalive.

In the youtube post, the presenter uses mgmt0 interface as peer-keepalive.

Though the youtube content seem to be easy way to configure smile.png

Rgds, TJ

#2 snoopdog



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You can use MGMT0 , thats not the problem.

But as a good design make use of separate link for L3 PKA

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#3 ssnohman



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hi guys , i am new want to know about CCIE DC, can i prepare my DC lab in my laptop? as people are preparing RS and SP labs on IOU and GNS. Kindly help me, 

#4 FK1



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In the real world, we use mgt for keepalive on N5k and N6k when running them as L2 switches. For L3 we usually add an SVI on 5k/6k or an extra /30 fiber connection on the N7k.  

The only caveat for mgt for keepalive that I see is you can't use mgt for keepalive in a lab scenario where your vpc is between two N7K vdc in the same chassis.  

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