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HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 Uplink

Aamir Majeed

HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 Uplink


I have C7000 enclosure and 2 HP VC Flex-10 Ethernet module. some limitation is being faced i have only one 10G uplink cable. Is it possible by connecting only one uplink cable on switch 1 we can connect both NIC 1 and NIC 2 of the bladeservers. As per my understanding both adjacent Switches are internally connected via signal midplane of enclosure and these can be stacked together without plugging any external cable.


Please suggest.



Trusted Contributor

Re: HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 Uplink

I have asked our Blades Specialists to respond.


I don't believe that the stacking links allow you to simply route traffic from one module to the other. You would typically see that as an "active-standby" configuration. If you decide to do NIC teaming and then have an "active-active" mode but that requires the uplinks to be on separate VC modules. I will see what the experts say.

Frequent Advisor

Re: HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 Uplink

Yes, if you create a single vNet or Shared uplink set using teh 10Gb uplink, you can then connect both NICs from a server to that network, the NIC on module 2 will use the cross connect to access the uplink.