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FrozenDreams
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Fundamentals_to_C7000_Blade

Hi all,

 

I am very new to this family and not to mention the blade environment. I have been tasked recently to connect the C7000 blade that I have to another switch.

 

I intend to connect the patch to HP GBE2C L/A SP port 23 but have no knowledge on how to check if the ports are enabled and the configurations. Can someone help me out?

 

Should I connect to the serial management port or should I connect to the enclosure?

 

Following which, how can I read and/or change configuration? Telnet? Putty? SecureCRT? I am new to all these.

 

Please help! Thank you in advance and pardon me for the low level question.

 

Very much appreciated.

 

Javen.

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Belen_HP
HPE Pro
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Re: Fundamentals_to_C7000_Blade

Hi,

 

You can find all the information in HP GbE2c Ethernet Blade Switch for c-Class BladeSystem Command Reference Guide http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00701969

 

To connect to the switch you have several options (page 9):

a.  Establishing a console connection

b.  Setting an IP address Establishing a Telnet connection

c.  Establishing an SSH connection 

d.  Using "connect interconnect X" (if already had access to OA) where X is bay where that module GBE2C is connected

 

And to configure the port (page 106) you can use Command: /cfg/port

 

To check port status (page 14) you can use the Main Menu to display information about the current status of the switch.

 

I hope this help!

 

Belén

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FrozenDreams
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Re: Fundamentals_to_C7000_Blade

Hi Belen,

 

Thank you for responding. What is the software required on my end to establish the various connections you mentioned?

 

Will HyperTerminal do? I have restricted access on my laptop and I am trying to work with what Windows XP has and all I can find is a command prompt and HyperTerminal.

 

I will read the manual for more information.

 

Thank you for sharing.

 

Javen.

Belen_HP
HPE Pro

Re: Fundamentals_to_C7000_Blade

Hi Javen,

 

Official SSH clients supported are (page 11):

• SSH 3.0.1 for Linux (freeware)
• SecureCRT® 4.1.8 (VanDyke Technologies, Inc.)
• OpenSSH_3.9 for Linux (FC 3)
• FedoraCore 3 for SCP commands
• PuTTY Release 0.58 (Simon Tatham) for Windows

 

But if you have restricted access on your laptop you could try HyperTerminal with vt100 emulation, although I can´t guarantee this works.

 

Let me know.

 

Belén

 

I work for HP
A quick resolution to technical issues for your HP Enterprise products is just a click away  HP Support Center Knowledge-base
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FrozenDreams
Occasional Collector

Re: Fundamentals_to_C7000_Blade

Hi Belen,

 

Updates:

 

I managed to get into GbE2c Ethernet Blade Switch and verified that the relevant ports are enabled via putty/HyperTerminal using serial links through management port. Many thanks for the solution provided.

 

Now I wish to configure my 16 blades, BL460c Gen 8 to recognize GbE2c and route data through Port 'x' of my GbE2c. How can I do so? How can I check if links between my blades and my switch is up and running?

 

I now hook up to the enclosure iLO and I can see "HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator" from Firefox.

 

FrozenDreams.