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C7000 - need to add NICs

 
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thom_14
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C7000 - need to add NICs

I have some C7000 blade servers with BL490c blades. I want to add more NIC interfaces for the blades, but I'm not sure what I need to buy.

Right now Interconnect Bays 1&2 have 1/10 VC-enet modules, and bays 3&4 have Brocade 4/24 SAN swiches.
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HEM_2
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Re: C7000 - need to add NICs

you would need to install another pair of ethernet interconnects for bays 5 and 6 and then install ethernet cards in mezz slot 2. Dual-port cards in mezz slot 2 will map to bays 5 and 6. Quad-port cards in mezz slot 2 will map to bays 5-8.

another option would be to replace your 1/10 VC mods with Flex10 VC. This will enable the 490c blades to use their 10Gb NICs with the option to carve out 4 NICs per LOM port.