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Virtual Connect - Flex10 with fw 3.10

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Virtual Connect - Flex10 with fw 3.10

Gaute had a Virtual Connect question:




Hi Experts,


Can a VCDomain be configured to be run with VCFlex10-modules in slot 1,5 and 6? (as primary/secondary)


The default config was VCFlex10 modules in slot 1,2 and 5, but the customer use only onboard NIC_1 in BL460G6 for pxe and doesn’t really use the onboard NIC_2


So we moved VCFlex10 from slot 2 to 6 to extend bandwith for RDMA and now the VCDomain is Degraded. (that’s ok, cause I broke the VCDomain)


We use the NC542m in mezz_2 as the RDMA–connection for the compute nodes





If supported running a VCDomain with VCFlex10 in slot 1, 5 and 6, do I need to clear the existing VCDomain and build it up again ?




Dave and Ken had answers:




Dave said: 

               Your VC Domain will run in bay 1 only. VCD will run in the lowest numbered/ adjacent slots, i.e. 1/2, 3/4, 5/6. You could put pass-through in bay 1 and then 5 & 6 would run VCD.


And then Ken replied:  

VC Manager must run on horizontally adjacent modules, so you can run VC Manager in bays 5&6.  You will need to delete and recreate the domain.




Good info. Any other input?