This will be a series of small labs which will be concentrated on Nexus-5k and 7K Devices. On Building these small labs, a larger feature like VPC will be integrated into one lab.

This can be done in NX-OS Simulator



1. creating an svi in nexus 5k

-> learning – nexus 5k will not support “no switchport” as this model on lab does not have any m cards with it, hence l3 link was not there. had to enable switchport with svi

feature interface-vlan
interface Ethernet1/9
switchport access vlan 10
interface Vlan10
no shutdown
ip address

N5K-1# ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=254 time=3.302 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=254 time=4.94 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=254 time=4.988 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=254 time=4.988 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=254 time=4.967 ms

This is the primary step in proceeding further.