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Need to create a heart beat between two BL460C Gen 9 blades in the same enclosure

ChrisS1
Occasional Visitor

Need to create a heart beat between two BL460C Gen 9 blades in the same enclosure

Need a little assistance here. We have a C7000 Enclosure with VC Flex10 and 8GB FC module. I have two 1/2 height BL460C Gen9 blades running W2K12R2 standard. I am using two internal ports (one on each blade) for the network on each blade, I believe that still leaves another port I can use for the heartbeat. In VC I configured two ethernet networks that would be be used for the heart beat and I added it to the profile for each blade. Then I configured a nic on each blade for a 192.168.x.x address, but it does not seem to be an active port. I feel like I am on the right track but missing a a step or something. Each blade server has a HP FlexFabric 10GB 2 port 536FLB adapter. I called HP but they only sent me the VC cookbook, which was not helpful for what I was trying to do. These blades will be running a SQL cluster. 

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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Need to create a heart beat between two BL460C Gen 9 blades in the same enclosure

In VC create a new Ethernet network,Name it heatbeat and do not assign it any uplink ports.  Add the heartbeat network to both server profiles on the 2nd NIC port




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ChrisS1
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Re: Need to create a heart beat between two BL460C Gen 9 blades in the same enclosure

Good that is what I did. I attached a screen shot of that. Then on each server one nic showed up as being connected, not having red disconnected symbol on it. I configured one nic on each server with a 192.168.x.x address, subnet and gateway, which I know is all we need for a hear beat. I guess it sounds like I did all the right stuff. Is there some way to verify its functioning or do I have to wait until the DB people set up the cluster for that? 

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Need to create a heart beat between two BL460C Gen 9 blades in the same enclosure

depending on OS and firewall rules, you should be able to ping the other host




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