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Can't Use Flex-10 and Procurve 6120 Together!

 
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Nima Gh.
Regular Advisor

Can't Use Flex-10 and Procurve 6120 Together!

There is a problem using Procurve 6120 and Flex10 together in a chassis!
Flex-10 forces to map the mezzanine cards while I have inserted a couple of procurve switches into bays 5 and 6 and configured the ports by switches! How could I disable flex-10 for mezzanine ports!?
The Spec:
(Bay1 and Bay2:Flex-10 ; Bay5 and Bay6: Procurve)
Mez Cards: nc532m
Flex-10 Firmware: 3.10
Procurve Firmware: Z.14.12
10 REPLIES
Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't Use Flex-10 and Procurve 6120 Together!

Hello,
blade slots are hardwired in chasis... check blade configuration guide to understand where is which slot wired.

Jan
Nima Gh.
Regular Advisor

Re: Can't Use Flex-10 and Procurve 6120 Together!

This is not my concern! I just want to know how should I use procurve and flex-10 together in a chassis!
rick jones
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't Use Flex-10 and Procurve 6120 Together!

Are these newly added NC532ms or were they already present and connected to Flex-10 modules you removed and replaced with the 6120s?
there is no rest for the wicked yet the virtuous have no pillows
Nima Gh.
Regular Advisor

Re: Can't Use Flex-10 and Procurve 6120 Together!

Since I am testing several configurations, After testing with a 4 Flex-10 Interconnect Module, I just removed All modules and then Added A Flex-10 to Bay 1 and 2 and two 6120s to Bays 5 and 6.
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't Use Flex-10 and Procurve 6120 Together!

you probably have to "Remove from Domain" I dont remember if this is in OA under "interconnect bays", or in VCM.

I think the newer FW versions dont need this anymore.

Dave.
Nima Gh.
Regular Advisor

Re: Can't Use Flex-10 and Procurve 6120 Together!

But I couldn't find such a feature!
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't Use Flex-10 and Procurve 6120 Together!

1. Log in to VCM.
2. In Navigation Pane on Left, scroll down and select "Interconnect Bays"
3. Select the bay you are interested in (click on Bay number)
4. There should be a button "Remove from Domain" (might be greyed out).
5. Click on "?" next to button.

I think in the newer firmware, the button doesnt appear until the module is physically removed.

I also think this process has to be carried out before the new module is inserted.

HTH

Dave.
Nima Gh.
Regular Advisor

Re: Can't Use Flex-10 and Procurve 6120 Together!

The point is that the main virtual connect module maps the ports to the corresponding interconnect bays regardless of emptiness of the interconnect bay!

As I've understood, Flex-10 VC modules and 6120 Procurve Switches couldn't be used together! But I just want to be sure about that! Any Comments?
rick jones
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Can't Use Flex-10 and Procurve 6120 Together!

It should indeed be possible to use both Flex-10 and 6120s in the same chassis with the latest firmware versions. I think you have simply encountered a "wrinkle" when swapping modules around that may require a bit of prior configuration work.
there is no rest for the wicked yet the virtuous have no pillows
Nima Gh.
Regular Advisor

Re: Can't Use Flex-10 and Procurve 6120 Together!

Thanks a lot! I re-inserted the mezz cards and module and the problem is fixed now!