Nexus peering?


We have a single Nexus 5010 connected to a SAN and ESX hosts. We use a simple zoning config. We want to seamlessly add another Nexus 5010 and have an idea but would rather have a step by step as we want to do it live.

I know to peer them they need keep-alives and pretty much the same config on each, I'd just like to know if there are any gotchas or missing items other than matching configs and keep-alives?

Thanks again
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Soulja53 6F 75 6C 6A 61 Commented:
Here is a good doc:

Specifically for the parameters you want to match between the devices:

I can't say this would be a seamless install through. Are you using any FEX's or are you ESX ans SAN connected directly to the 5K's?

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snyderkvAuthor Commented:
ESX hosts are directly connected via FCoE to 5k.

Thanks I'll read the docs
Soulja53 6F 75 6C 6A 61 Commented:
Okay, so it shouldn't be that bad. If FEX's were in play, it would be much more to consider.
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