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VC-FC How to configure multiple active uplinks with static login

 
sskarim_1
Occasional Visitor

VC-FC How to configure multiple active uplinks with static login

Gents,

On c7000 enclosure, we have 4 x BL870 servers. Each server is occupied with a FC mezzanine card (dual port). It connects to SAN through the VC-FC and a CISCO switch with only one uplink. When we try to configure a second uplink to increase the bandwidth, we receive a "degraded" mode for the SAN fabric. Also, it has been noticed that the new uplink becomes active and the first gets out of service. Any suggestions? Thanks.

VC firmware 1.3.
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Adrian Clint
Honored Contributor

Re: VC-FC How to configure multiple active uplinks with static login

Are you going static or dynamic?

Check the scenarios (2/3) and the appendix for Cisco config in this doc. MaybeNPIV needs configuring.
http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01702940/c01702940.pdf

Also check the VC support group on BladeConnect as there may be an answer there
http://h30340.leveragesoftware.com/
sskarim_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: VC-FC How to configure multiple active uplinks with static login

We are going static as scenario 1 in the attached cookbook. The objective was to increase the bandwidth of the uplinks (trunking).
Thanks for the references.
sskarim_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: VC-FC How to configure multiple active uplinks with static login

Thread is closed.

We have opened a case on HP, and the answer was no trunking is possible using the VC-FC module. Each HBA port should connect to only one external port (uplink) on same VC-FC module!!
sskarim_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: VC-FC How to configure multiple active uplinks with static login

See previous entry!! and the attached document.