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Connectivity between Blades and OA in c7000

SteveL.
Occasional Visitor

Connectivity between Blades and OA in c7000

We are planning on using a c7000 with a pair of Procurve 6120G/XGs and a bunch of half-height blades.
Some of our blades will be performing a management function and will need to communicate with the OAs.
From everything I've looked at, I cannot find how a blade could communicate with the OAs via IP.
Is this possible?
Or more clearly, it this possible without this communication leaving the chassis (e.g., through an external switch)?
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kris rombauts
Honored Contributor

Re: Connectivity between Blades and OA in c7000

Hi SteveL,

the OA has an IP address and as long as your dedicated management blade(s) is/are able to get to that IP address all is fine and you can browse, query the OA withotu any issue. That communication is going externally, via your Procurve Ethernet switches.

There is no real internal network from each blade that is dedicated for OA access and available to the end user. There is a management network internally in the C7000 chassis that links every blade with the OA, but that is purely for communication between the OA and the blades iLO's for management purposes and blade identification.
That private network is not customer accessible, so your are always going externally to the OA really.

Hope this answers the question.



Kris
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: Connectivity between Blades and OA in c7000