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Configure HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter before connecting it to a server

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Jey10
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Configure HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter before connecting it to a server

Hi, that might be a stupid question but I f I wanna use this network card on my blade HP : HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter, can I connect it and configure it alone ? Then plug it and so the disruption would be just a few seconds?

Thanks,

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Jey10
Occasional Advisor

Re: Configure HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter before connecting it to a server

Sorry my post is surely in the bad place, but I can't move it

peyrache
Trusted Contributor

Re: Configure HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter before connecting it to a server

hello

what do you mean Blade is already plug in the Chassis ?

what is the interconnect

thanks

JY

Jey10
Occasional Advisor

Re: Configure HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter before connecting it to a server

I've a bl460c gen 8 chassis with 16 blades and a HP switch.

I want to replace the HP switch by a cisco B22 FEX, then put the card I said on the blades (the current cards are 1G, I don't remember the name).

So I want to know if I can configure the card before connecting it?

Maybe I 'm telling wrong things, tell me?

Thanks,

peyrache
Trusted Contributor

Re: Configure HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter before connecting it to a server

what do you want to do  ?

this card  554FLB are CNA so enable to do ISCSI/FCOE protocols or only Ethernet lan protocol

you can set most of paramaters under bios of 554FLB hitting crtl+**bleep**f+E during startup

JY

Jey10
Occasional Advisor

Re: Configure HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter before connecting it to a server

Thanks for reply.

I know that this card has 2 physical port 10G that can handle up to 4 virtual cards on each physical port.

But I don't know how it's attached to the server. So my wish is to know, when I will have to replace the actual network card of the blades, can I configure the 554 adapter before attaching it to the server ? I mean, do I have to have a service disruption the time I configure the adapter on the server after replacing it, or can I have configured the adapter before, without being attached to a server, to attach it when it's configured?

Maybe I am still not clear.

Thanks in advance

peyrache
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Re: Configure HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter before connecting it to a server

no you can do that, 554FLB need to be connected to the server in order to be configured

hope to be clear

JY

Jey10
Occasional Advisor

Re: Configure HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter before connecting it to a server

So I  "can't" (you said "can").

Ok thanks for the help

peyrache
Trusted Contributor

Re: Configure HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554FLB Adapter before connecting it to a server

sorry tor the typo

you can't do that