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Virtual Connect FlexFabric module question

chuckk281
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Virtual Connect FlexFabric module question

Vinay had a Virtual Connect FlexFabric module question:

 

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Hi All,

 

Below is my client scenario:

 

1 C7000 Enclosure

11 Half Height Blade ‘BL460C’ with ‘BLc NC551m DP FlexFabric’ Adapter

 

I have only two ‘BLc VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Opt’ interconnect adapter.

 

I am planning to install ‘VC FlexFabric 10Gb’ Interconnect adapter on Bay 3 and 4, please let me know if Bay 1 and Bay 2 can be left blank?

 

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Phoebe had the answer:

 

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Hi,Vinay

 

Yes, You can install HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Module for c-Class BladeSystem into c7000's Bay 3 and 4 while left Bay 1 and Bay 2 blank via below guide.

[HP Virtual Connect for c-Class BladeSystem Setup and Installation Guide]

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01732252/c01732252.pdf

41page

[Bay 1] Other/empty [Bay 2] Other/empty
[Bay 3] VC Ethernet* [Bay 4] VC Ethernet
[Bay 5] Other/empty [Bay 6] Other/empty
[Bay 7] Other/empty [Bay 8] Other/empty

*Requires minimum VC v3.10 firmware

 

 

And I think you already know HP VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-port Module is supported from VC v3.15 firmware.

 

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Check out the link for the Virtual Connect FlexFabric module: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/ethernet/10gb24/index.html