Ok guys, sorry for the delay on this one… Between work and my personal life, I have been so busy!
At this point, we have a working vPC peer link between our Nexus boxes. Remember our vPC peer keep-alive link needs to be up as part of this (I think of it as the heartbeat link).
So now we need to connect the access switch to the Nexus 7000 boxes to take advantage of virtual port channels. Let’s take a look again at our diagram.
In this example, I’m using one of the newer 4948 TenGigabit switches. There are two TenGigabit ports on the 4948. I’m connecting one to “Nexus1” and the other to “Nexus2”. This doesn’t have to be 10Gigabit, it could be any number of 1gig ports if you like. For example, you could connect 4 gig ports to Nexus1 and 4 gig ports to Nexus2. Remember, you can have up to 8 active ports in a port channel.