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Load Balancing across two Flex-10 modules

dbx13
Advisor

Load Balancing across two Flex-10 modules

We have a C7000 with two Flex-10's in bays 1 and 2 respectively. The up-front reasoning was to have a backup/redundant Flex-10 in case of failure.

If they're anything like a Cisco switch, failure is unlikely. Is there any way to get the two operating in a load balancing config?

Thanks!
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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Load Balancing across two Flex-10 modules

Take a look at the Virtual Connect cookbook

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01990371/c01990371.pdf




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Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Load Balancing across two Flex-10 modules

It will depend upon how you want to configure your VC modules.

When you configure a Shared Uplink Set with 1 or multiple connections to each module, only the connections to 1 of the modules will be "active" and the connections to the other module will be "standby".

The only way you could configure for Load Balancing would be to have separate networks configured on the VC Modules. 1 network using the uplink(s) on 1 module and 1 network using the uplink(s) on the other module.

That being said, Load Balancing would need to be performed at the server level though nic teaming.


Steven

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dbx13
Advisor

Re: Load Balancing across two Flex-10 modules

Thanks guys, section 2.1 of the Flex10 Cookbook is the answer I was looking for!

Have a greaty day.