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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-11-2017

XISL and ICL configuration


I have 2 sites which are connected via DCX8510-8 (2 switches in each fabric, one per site). DCX8510-8 are connected via XISL as we are using 2 virtual fabrics. Now we are expanding our one of the virtual fabric so we are adding 1-1 DCX 8510-4 to both sites as Edge switches. We are planning to use ICLs to connect those new DCX switches in both sites. Is there anyway we can add new DCX switches via ICL without disabling XISL for existing virtual fabrics ?



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Posts: 559
Registered: ‎03-20-2011

Re: XISL and ICL configuration

I don't see any reason why you should disable your XISL between the sites when you expand your fabrics with any kind of ISL/ICL.

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