We are planning to replace our old NX5596 with 3132Q-V. There is a detailed document that explains the process and there is risk involved of things going south. We have multiple 40g ports available. I was wondering if it was in any way possible to setup another cluster network using these ports terminating on new switches? Once everything gets cabled and reachable we remove the old cluster switches. This will enable us to avoid the interim ISL between NX5596 and 3132Q-V.
Assuming you do not have AFF A320, AFF A250 or FAS500f in the cluster (nodes that use shared HA/cluster Ethernet ports), stick with RCF 1.1 files or RCF 1.6 files. Avoid RCF 1.3/1.4 versions since they change the native VLAN from 1 -> 92 and can create problems during cluster switch refresh.