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Bladesystem networking question

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Bladesystem networking question

I currently have a c7000 chassis with a few bl460c servers, we are thinking about opting for a blade switch (6120xg) over the 1gb pass thru module.


using the onboard 10gb nics on the blade servers, I can connect right up to the switch downlink ports without any addiditonal mez cards, correct?


I'm wanting to do all vsphere traffic over the 2 onboard 10gb nics.



Jan Soska
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Re: Bladesystem networking question


regarding your question - you can use onboard NIC's without any mezzanine cards under 1 condition - you will but 6120xg switches in 1st (and 2nd if you want redundacy) rear interconnect slot of blade chasis. I assume now it is empty in your case, so it should't be a problem.

Anyway, please check Interconnect bay mapping at http://www.google.sk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=hp%20c7000%20interconnect%20bay%20mapping&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CFkQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fh20000.www2.hp.com%2Fbc%2Fdocs%2Fsupport%2FSupportManual%2Fc00698534%2Fc00698534.pdf&ei=TI3LT9uxOsXLswaBie3HBg&usg=AFQjCNGsJOyRZsO-ANR2jsim8EPvB-sD2g