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HP Virtual Connect: Common Myths, Misperceptions, and Objections, 2nd Edition

 
chuckk281
Trusted Contributor

HP Virtual Connect: Common Myths, Misperceptions, and Objections, 2nd Edition

Several of our BladeSystem experts worked hard to update the ever popular HP Virtual Connect: Common Myths, Misperceptions, and Objections document. Attached is the updated, latest, and greatest document to dispel what you may have heard, thought, or wondered about the capabilities of the Virtual Connect portfolio. Do you have other questions that could be addressed by our experts and put into revision 3? Take look and let us know.

3 REPLIES
kheller2
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP Virtual Connect: Common Myths, Misperceptions, and Objections, 2nd Edition

Keep in mind 14: HP server blade NICs stay active even after VC Ethernet uplink failure  is entirely dependent on having the correct and latest NIC driver and NIC firmware. If you are using G6 blades and Linux or Citrix XEN etc, make sure you are on BNX2X 1.52.x or later.

Alisdair Philp
Occasional Contributor

Re: HP Virtual Connect: Common Myths, Misperceptions, and Objections, 2nd Edition

Would really like to see a detailed explanation on Stacking Links. We have recently switched from DL's to BL's and our first c7000 chassis deployed created a huge (and as yet unresolved) debate over whether or not the presence of the stacking links with to Active uplinks could lead to a network loop being formed by VC. (NIC bridging and Port Mirroring is discussed in 2nd Edition). Any really detailed section on stacking links and their role / function would be great in relation to Cisco external switches, STP, Loops etc. The Multi-Enclosure and VC for Cisco Admins documents help but could go further...

bestinm
Advisor

Re: HP Virtual Connect: Common Myths, Misperceptions, and Objections, 2nd Edition

Hi,

 

We are facing issue in bl 860c i2 server with HP UX 11.3 (patched to the latest sept11) . All the NICs are showing up eventhough the uplinks are down. in VC smartlink is enabled .

 

any suggstion?

thanks

bestin