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VC-Flex-10 & HPN 6120XG switch in the same enclosure - supported?

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VC-Flex-10 & HPN 6120XG switch in the same enclosure - supported?

Question from Wolfgang:




Hello all,

we have a customer installation, where 2 Netapp´s have to be directly connected to a C7000.

As there are several concerns connecting these systems external directly on VC-modules, the intention is to connect them to

two additional switches HP-6120XG . 

So the question is:

Is it supported to use the C7000 for the switches mainly as “power source” without having server connected, as there are no mezzanin cards installed on the servers?

I know it would have been cheaper to use external switches, but customer ordered them without presales support and it’s on us to get it going.





Input from Monty:




As long as the additional switches don’t present a configuration conflict with server adapter cards – there will be no problem.





Any other suggestions or comments?