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xsadmin
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How to connect to HP VC 8Gb FC module?

We in the company bought HP c7000, in it there is one HP VC 8Gb 24-Port FC Module. I set the module in interconnect bay #5. The module received ip the address on dhcp. But I don't understand as it to control, the web isn't present the interface.

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Aleksei Vinchakov
Network Engineer
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Torsten.
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Re: How to connect to HP VC 8Gb FC module?

How about the other interconnects?

 

You need a network VC module to control a FC VC module and of course fc mezzanine cards to use the module.


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xsadmin
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Re: How to connect to HP VC 8Gb FC module?

We have: half size blades with fc mezzanine cards in them, cisco 3020 switch in bay #1 and cisco 3020 switch in bay #2 (they work), HP VC 8Gb 24-Port FC Module in bay #5 (port mapping is OK). I tried to connect HP VC 8Gb 24-Port FC Module to my fc to brocade factory, but I don't see wwn of blades

 

I found in documentation: 

The HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-Port Fibre Channel Module requires a Virtual Connect Ethernet Module installed in the system for management and administration

 

But I don't know that it and as looks, and distributors didn't tell words about it!

 

 

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Aleksei Vinchakov
Network Engineer
Torsten.
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Re: How to connect to HP VC 8Gb FC module?

Consider the FC module as an extension to network VC modules, without it cannot work.

 

You may use a brocade switch module instead.


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xsadmin
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Re: How to connect to HP VC 8Gb FC module?

Could you give me the specific reference to the module which needs to be bought in addition? URL? Full name? Price? 

Thank you

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Aleksei Vinchakov
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Torsten.
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Re: How to connect to HP VC 8Gb FC module?

see http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/servers/bladesystem/virtual-connect-products.html


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xsadmin
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Re: How to connect to HP VC 8Gb FC module?

I don't understand logic. Why this module can't independently work? Why to provide FC for c7000 I shall buy except it the module? It and itself costs much. I shall buy any module from the section Converged & Ethernet Networking?

 

It is better to buy Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class? 

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Aleksei Vinchakov
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Torsten.
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Re: How to connect to HP VC 8Gb FC module?

The VC FC module is an extension to the ethernet modules, without you have no possibility to manage it. It is an extension, not a standalone module.


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xsadmin
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Re: How to connect to HP VC 8Gb FC module?

It is better to buy Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class? It is a standalone module? And it will work with mezzanine?

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Aleksei Vinchakov
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Re: How to connect to HP VC 8Gb FC module?

>>It is better to buy Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class?

Depends on your needs.

 

>> It is a standalone module?

yes, you need a pair of modules for redundancy.

 

>> And it will work with mezzanine?

yes


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xsadmin
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Re: How to connect to HP VC 8Gb FC module?

I need to connect c7000 to storage systems through fc factory only.

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Aleksei Vinchakov
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Torsten.
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Re: How to connect to HP VC 8Gb FC module?

As said, it depends. With current VC ethernet modules and blades you don't need FC mezzanines and interconnects at all, because the converged adapters of the blades can do FCoE, the VC modules can be configured to have FC uplink ports that can be connected to an external FC switch. Otherwise you may consider to use a current b-series FC switch and mezzanine FC cards.

 

Your

VC 8Gb FC module is useless at the moment.


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Re: How to connect to HP VC 8Gb FC module?

 

Is this still the case? I have a C7000 with the following:

 

1,2 = 10Gbps pass-thrus

3,4 = 4Gbps FC pass-thrus

5,6 = 8Gbps VC-FCs

We don't want any VC-FC features - we just want pass-through to our Nexus 5548UPs. Using OneView in managed mode, I was able to configure the VC-FC's and my Nexus switchs sees the Blade PWWNs. 

 

Is VC-Enet still required now that we have OneView?