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Connecting a server to gbe2c uplink ports

Diego Montanez
Occasional Contributor

Connecting a server to gbe2c uplink ports

* we wish to provide iSCSI storage to blade servers in C7000 enclosure using a Proliant Storage Server.

* on the Proliant we set two network interfaces as a HP Network Team interface. The cables from these interfaces are connected to a uplink port on two gbe2c switches. These are the only connections to the two switches, as these are used for internal traffic between blades.

* a vlan for iscsi traffic is set on the switches and on the network team.

* a vmkernel port is set up on the vmware blade with ip address in the same subnet of the proliant network team. vlans are also set accordingly.

* we fail to ping the vmkernel port from the proliant and viceversa.

I've read that uplink ports have to be set in a certain way to allow traffic from a server instead of a switch. Please advice. Thanks.
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Connecting a server to gbe2c uplink ports

If you drill down into the ports section in the web gui...

make sure the ports are in the proper vlan and that tagging is disabled. This is the default setting so it should already be set, unless you re-used a port that was already configured.


Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
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Diego Montanez
Occasional Contributor

Re: Connecting a server to gbe2c uplink ports

VLAN tagging is disabled for the ports where both the Proliant and the blade are connected to. Should PVID tagging be disabled too?