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Blade Server Port Mapping on switch

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Erik Elsenbach
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Blade Server Port Mapping on switch

Hi,

Is it possible to assign virtual ports on the HP Blade Servers to the physical port on the catalyst HP 3020 switch?

Example:

I want Virtual port 1 (assigned to server1) to send network traffic to physical port 17 (on 3020 switch)

I want Virtual port 2 (assigned to server2) to only send network traffic to physical port 18 (on 3020 switch)

Then for the last 14 servers I want to send them over a 6 GB trunk. Assigning all the remaining servers to send network traffic over this particular network trunk (physical ports 19-24). I want to ensure that Servers 1&2 are not using this trunk.


Are any of these examples possible?

Thanks,
-Erik
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JKytsi
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Re: Blade Server Port Mapping on switch

maybe you could do it with VLANs and port groups ... but sounds like Virtual Connect to me =)
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Erik Elsenbach
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Re: Blade Server Port Mapping on switch

Thanks for your reply.

I plan to keep all servers in the same vlan for this enclosure unfortunatly.

Is virtual connect that you are talking about just a concept or an application?

Thanks,
Erik
Adrian Clint
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Re: Blade Server Port Mapping on switch

Erik

First.... they are not virtual ports - they are physical ports. And this then becomes a Cisco question nothing to do with the fact they are blades... ask a Cisco certified person - they will be better able to answer the question. Just tell them its a 2950 equivalent with 16 ports connected to servers and 8 uplink ports and ask exactly the same question. But I think they would answer VLANs as well.

As for virtual connect. Its a replacement piece of hardware to the Cisco 3020 - costs about the same. It can create virtual connections between physical ports - designed to do exactly what you want to do.


http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/ethernet/vc/index.html
JKytsi
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Re: Blade Server Port Mapping on switch

And here is a good document about the virtual connect.

"virtual connect for cisco administrators"

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01386629/c01386629.pdf
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Lmm_1
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Re: Blade Server Port Mapping on switch

As they said, the answer will be VLANs if you are using Cisco Switches, best option will be Virtual Connect.

rgds,
Lmm
Erik Elsenbach
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Re: Blade Server Port Mapping on switch

Closing the thread, thanks everyone for responses.