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Standalone Proxy (Stack of 3 5900) + ERS 3600 - Fail


I have a stack of 3 VSP 5900 that is configured with Standalone Proxy and I am trying to connect an ERS 3600 using the I-SID/VLAN but I am not getting it, the vlan is not propagating to ERS.





How could I fix this?

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Chaining of Fabric Attach Proxy switches is not supported.
You can connect FA Clients to the FA Proxy (or FA Standalone Proxy) but not other ERS FA Proxy switches.
If you really needed to hang the ERS3600 off the ERS5900 stack, and you are running Fabric Connect, you could let the ERS5900 run FabricConnect, then it would become a FA Server, and you would be allowed to have ERS3600 FA Proxy connecting into it.
Ludovico Stevens wrote:

Chaining of Fabric Attach Proxy switches is not supported.
You can connect FA Clients to the FA Proxy (or FA Standalone Proxy) but not other ERS FA Proxy switches.
If you really needed to hang the ERS3600 off the ERS5900 stack, and you are running Fabric Connect, you could let the ERS5900 run FabricConnect, then it would become a FA Server, and you would be allowed to have ERS3600 FA Proxy connecting into it.

Is it possible to run SPB in a ERS5900 stack? Asking because I'm trying but I am not getting on it.
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Ludovico Stevens wrote:

Chaining of Fabric Attach Proxy switches is not supported.
You can connect FA Clients to the FA Proxy (or FA Standalone Proxy) but not other ERS FA Proxy switches.
If you really needed to hang the ERS3600 off the ERS5900 stack, and you are running Fabric Connect, you could let the ERS5900 run FabricConnect, then it would become a FA Server, and you would be allowed to have ERS3600 FA Proxy connecting into it.

Yes, you can run SPB ( = Fabric Connect) on an ERS5900 stack.
This is what I suggested above.
If you do so, you will lose the last 2 10G ports on every 5900 unit in the stack; these will be reserved for SPB operation internally.

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