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VC-FlexFabric Flat SAN-Boot from SAN using non-stacked c7000?

chuckk281
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VC-FlexFabric Flat SAN-Boot from SAN using non-stacked c7000?

Ron had some questions regarding boot-from-SAN and the VC FlexFabric module:

 

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Reading page 6 of the 

Implementing HP Virtual Connect Direct-Attach Fibre Channel with HP 3PAR StoreServ Systems

 

Which states

 

“A server profile migration of a profile assigned to a SAN-booted server between enclosures in the Multi- Enclsoure Domain is not supported

 A server profile assigned to a SAN-booted server cannot be migrated between enclosures in the Multi-Enclsoure Domain.

 When VC Domains are managed by Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM), a server profile migration of a SAN-booted server between enclosures within the same Virtual Connect Domain Group (VCDG) or between VCDGs is not supported."

 

  • What if we have separate domains per c7000?
  • Can we support “Boot from SAN” if we are not stacking the virtual connect modules together between multiple c7000? 
  • Can we support “Boot from SAN” and use VCEM to migrate server profiles between c7000 that are not stacked together but attached to same Ethernet top of rack switches.  

 

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Reply from Hoa:

 

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1. Remember: VC Domain = one or more C7000.   One C7000 = one domain.

2. Yes. We do support if we are not stacking the virtual connect modules

3. No.

 

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Input from Dan:

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This has nothing to do with stacking and everything to do with 2+ enclosures with Boot-from-Flat-SAN.

 

Target WWPNs will be different between the enclosures, so moving a profile requires manual intervention to change the target WWPN for the Boot targets.

 

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