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Blade C7000 Gigabit switch question

 
JorisK
Regular Advisor

Blade C7000 Gigabit switch question

Hi everyone,

We currently have running:
Bay 1 and 2 - GB2Ec Ethernet switches
Bay 3 and 4 - Brocade 4/12 FC switches
Bay 5 and 6 - GB2Ec Ethernet switches

My question:
We still have bay 7 and 8 free. Can i use these bays for two GB2Ec switches and make the switch in Bay 5 redundant with the switch bay 7 and do the same with the switches in bay 6 and 8?

Regards!
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JKytsi
Honored Contributor

Re: Blade C7000 Gigabit switch question

I dont get what do You mean.

bay 1 and 2 make reduntant "pair"
bay 3 and 4 make reduntant "pair"
bay 5 and 6 make reduntant "pair"

bays 7 and 8 can be reached from full height servers mezz slot 3 or with quad port interfaces from mezz2
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JorisK
Regular Advisor

Re: Blade C7000 Gigabit switch question

Our Blades currently have 4 NICS:

- one from Bay 1
- one from Bay 2
- one from Bay 5
- one from Bay 6

What happens if I insert two extra ethernetswitches in bay 7 and 8?

Currently the switches in Bay 5 and 6 are used by VM's. We want to make them redundant by adding more switches. Is this possible?
JKytsi
Honored Contributor

Re: Blade C7000 Gigabit switch question

nothing happens, if You don't add more NICs to servers.
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JorisK
Regular Advisor

Re: Blade C7000 Gigabit switch question

Currently both mezz slots in all Blades are in use. One slot filled with an QLogic card and one with a quad port Broadcom card.

I guess it is not possible to add more NICs to the Blades?
JKytsi
Honored Contributor

Re: Blade C7000 Gigabit switch question

so you have half height blades and quad port NIC?

if the quad port nic is in Mezz slot2 it has access to interconnect bays
5,6,7,8

example
server in bay 8 with quad port nic in mezz slot2 connects to

interconnect module 5 port 8
interconnect module 6 port 8
interconnect module 7 port 8
interconnect module 8 port 8
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JorisK
Regular Advisor

Re: Blade C7000 Gigabit switch question

Hmm.. that's not quite the situation...

I guess we do not use a quad port nic. Our 460c blades are filled with one QLogic and one Broadcom NIC. This gives us 4 NICS per blade to bay 1,2,5,6.
JKytsi
Honored Contributor

Re: Blade C7000 Gigabit switch question

without quad port nic you _can't_ access the interconnect bays 7 and 8 with half height servers.
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JKytsi
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Re: Blade C7000 Gigabit switch question

so did this clear things for You ?
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