Upstream routing over VSX LAG SVI links

This section shows two configurations for upstream routing over VSX LAG SVI links:
  • ECMP

  • ECMP and VSX LAG

The ECMP and VSX LAG configuration is the preferred configuration because LAGs introduce simplicity by reducing the number of transit VLANs and associated SVIs. This simplified configuration results in a minimized Sender Policy Framework (SPF) calculation time. The following figure shows that Core1 and Core2 are not in a VSX LAG, but Agg1 and Agg2 are in a VSX LAG. This figure introduces the requirement for MSTP because all the links between the aggregate and core are bridged (trunk ports with multiple VLANs).

ECMP in a VSX environmentECMP in a VSX environment

The following figure differs from the previous figure in that Core1 and Core2 are in a VSX LAG, which provides load balancing for ECMP. The transit VLANs shown in the following figure are per VRF.

ECMP and VSX LAG in a VSX environmentECMP and MCLAG in a VSX environment