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Technical reasons behind our blade LOM not being partitionable by 3rd party switches

chuckk281
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Technical reasons behind our blade LOM not being partitionable by 3rd party switches

Francisco had an interesting customer question:

 

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Hi experts. This is quite an easey but strange question I have from a customer. They say that the partition in vloms has something to do with the partitioning in FCoE (I don’t know, didn’t hear that till now), so they say that our LOM not being partitionable by cisco switches is just a marketing issue, and technically, we should be able just as cisco and IBM.

Do we have any good argument against this statement (other than he being crazy ;) )

 

Thank you very much for your help and very best regards,

 

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Chris responded:

 

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They appear to be confusing ETS queues, which are different than FlexNICs.  FlexNICs are hardware partitions defined within the NIC ASIC.  We borrow the concept of 802.1Q-in-Q to identify FlexNICs on the downlink side.

 

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Does that help?? Any other comments or questions?