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How to configure HP Virtual Connect 4Gb FC Module

Craigb.iSell
Occasional Visitor

How to configure HP Virtual Connect 4Gb FC Module

Hi All,

we have recently purchased a BLC3000 and populated this with:

1 x GbE2c Ethernet Blade Switch in interconnect 1
2 x HP Virtual Connect 4Gb FC Module in interconnect 3 and 4.

I have a mix of BL460C, BL465C, BL280C and BL495C blades with 6 of the 8 using QLogic QMH2462 4Gb FC HBA for HP c-Class BladeSystem in mezzanine 2 so that they map to the ports on the Virtual Connect FC modules.

My problem is that I have no idea how to make my blade HBAs visible to my HP 4/16 Fibre Switch and then to my EVA4400 SAN.

It looks like I need to do something to make the HBA ports active? When I telnet to the switch and run show port I get:

VCFCMY58440117 #> show port

Admin Operational Login Config Running Link Link
Port State State Status Type Type State Speed
---- ----- ----------- ------ ------ ------- ----- -----
Ext:0 Online Online LoggedIn TF TF Active 4Gb/s
Ext:17 Online Offline NotLoggedIn TF TF Inactive Auto
Ext:18 Online Online LoggedIn TF TF Active 4Gb/s
Ext:19 Online Online LoggedIn TF TF Active 4Gb/s

Int:1 Online Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto
Int:2 Down Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto
Int:3 Down Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto
Int:4 Down Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto
Int:5 Down Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto
Int:6 Down Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto
Int:7 Down Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto
Int:8 Down Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto
Int:9 Down Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto
Int:10 Down Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto
Int:11 Down Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto
Int:12 Down Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto
Int:13 Down Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto
Int:14 Down Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto
Int:15 Down Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto
Int:16 Down Downed NotLoggedIn TH TH(iso) Inactive Auto

Please can someone suggest how to get started with this?
3 REPLIES
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: How to configure HP Virtual Connect 4Gb FC Module

You need a VC Ethernet module of some type instead of the GbE2c switch. The VC Manager lives on the Ethernet module.
Sivaramakrishna_1
Honored Contributor

Re: How to configure HP Virtual Connect 4Gb FC Module

Hi,

As Mr.David said, with only VC FC modules you can't manage. You need to have 2 VC Ethernet modules so that by using VC Manager you can manage the VC FC Modules.
Craigb.iSell
Occasional Visitor

Re: How to configure HP Virtual Connect 4Gb FC Module

Thanks for your help guys - I have ordered two non-virtual connect fibre channel switches.