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HP BLc 1/10GbE Cisco 3120X Blade switch

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HP BLc 1/10GbE Cisco 3120X Blade switch


I have a question on HP BLc Cisco 3120X 1/10GbE blade switch.


what is the maximum downlink connection speed that can be configured for each blade server in the c7000 chassis. Suppose if I have 16 blade servers installed in a c7000 chassis and I have two  Cisco 3120X switch for redundancy. Then is it possible to configure 10Gbps downlink to each blade server in the chassis so that the communication within the chassis blade servers gets 10Gbps bandwidth ??

Hongjun Ma
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Re: HP BLc 1/10GbE Cisco 3120X Blade switch

3120X has 1G downlink. If you'd like to have 10G local switching between 2 blades. you have 2 options


Virtual Connect Flex-10 or FlexFabric module

Procurve 6120XG blade switch.


Between these two modules, Virtual Connect is much more popular as it's main interconnect module HP server group has been investing.


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