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Can we connect two VC FlexFabric switches using cross cable/FC cable?

 
Khurram exe
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Can we connect two VC FlexFabric switches using cross cable/FC cable?

Hi All,

 

We have two DataCenters(DC A and DC B), seperated by 100 meters working idependently with no network connectivity between them. Each DC has a C7000 enclosure with HP BLc VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port installed in it. 

 

For some clustering requirement we have installed two server one at each site(Active node of cluster is in Site A and Passive Node is at Side B).  For hearbeat network can we connect a cross cable/FC Cable between two VC's installed in two chassis and configure a hearbeat uplink in Virtal Connect Manager. 

 

Is it achievalbe or we must have to use ethernet switch?

 

 

 

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Casper42
Trusted Contributor

Re: Can we connect two VC FlexFabric switches using cross cable/FC cable?

FC means Fibre Channel so I was a bit confused there.

If you just mean a Fiber network like 10Gb-SR then yes, you can cross connect 2 enclosures directly.

You just need to make sure the Uplink on each side is NOT using Failover:Auto mode and is instead using Failover:Manual mode on the uplinks.