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Interconnecting C3000/Flex-10 enclosures (without Multi Enclosure Domain)

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Interconnecting C3000/Flex-10 enclosures (without Multi Enclosure Domain)

While "Stacking" as defined by the relevant HP documentation is not supported on C3000 enclosures with VC-Flex10, I still want to set up some C3000 enclosures to allow servers to communicate without external switches.  Is there any reason that connecting enclosures with DACs in this way would not work?


I do realize that there would be limitations to this setup, such as maintaining a full mesh of enclosures to get around the restriction that VC modules don't transit on the uplinks, etc, I'm just concerned that the VC manager wouldn't interpret the connections as stacking links and report an unsupported stacking configuration or something like that.


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Re: Interconnecting C3000/Flex-10 enclosures (without Multi Enclosure Domain)

You can go "Back to Back" using DACs but only between 2 chassis.

Its not possible to Daisy Chain with Flex10 because traffic is not permitted to come in on X1 and leave on X2 for example. If traffic comes in from an uplink it must be delivered to a server, not another uplink.

I explain this to othr people like it was a 10GB Cross Over cable.