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Limit nbr of NICS available to a blade

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Limit nbr of NICS available to a blade

We're pretty new to bladeservers and I want to know if it is possible to limit the number of NICs a bladeserver sees.

E.g. at the moment a blade server in our C7000 has like 10 NICS available in Windows. I can disable the once I don't use in Windows but what if I only want to have 2 or 3 NICS show up in Windows.

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Re: Limit nbr of NICS available to a blade

What is the server model and mezz cards in it?  


If you are using CNA's I haven't seen a way around them showing up, not including them in the profile doesn't make a difference.


If they are not CNA you could look into disabling them in BIOS or physically removing mezz cards that you don't need.

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Re: Limit nbr of NICS available to a blade

This is a limitation of Virtual Connect Flex-10/FlexFabric. You see all the FlexNICs even if you are not using them.

Right now there is no way around this but I can tell you VC engineering has heard this and is working on it.