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Can I have mixed VC modules in VCEM

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Can I have mixed VC modules in VCEM

Lars-Eric had a VC question:




Is it ok to have one Flex-10 in bay 1 and one Flex-10D/10 in bay 2?

Without using VCEM.




Reply from Fred:




No. They can't be mixed that way. This is documented in the SIG: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.BINARYPORTLET/public/kb/docDisplay/resource.process/?spf_p.tpst=kbDocDisplay_ws_BI&spf_p.rid_kbDocDisplay=docDisplayResURL&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&spf_p.rst_kbDocDisplay=wsrp-resourceState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c03801914-2%257CdocLocale%253D&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken



Only install HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Modules into bays horizontally adjacent to bays containing another HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module.

If any other type of module is installed, the second one discovered is set to UNKNOWN, and no connections are made to the server NICs attached to the interconnect bay. The module is set to UNKNOWN because it is removed automatically from the VC domain when removed physically from the interconnect bay.


. If an HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module is connected to a Flex-10 NIC that corresponds to an Ethernet connection in a server profile, then replacing the module with any other type of Virtual Connect Ethernet module requires that all network uplinks be removed from the module before replacement. For more information on module removal, see "Interconnect module removal and replacement (on page 44)."

If the replacement module is not removed from the GUI, the module is marked as INCOMPATIBLE, and no connections are made to the server NICs attached to the interconnect bay.


. An empty interconnect bay horizontally adjacent to a bay containing an HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module is treated as if it has a Flex-10-compatible Ethernet module for server configuration. If the corresponding server NIC is Flex-10, it is partitioned according to the connections in the server profile. Adding a module that does not support Flex-10 when the corresponding server is configured for Flex-10 results in the module being set to INCOMPATIBLE.


. An HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module can only be used in a domain running VC firmware v3.70 or higher, otherwise the module is marked as UNKNOWN.




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