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Virtual Connect: Question about direct connect

 
KailahG
HPE Blogger

Virtual Connect: Question about direct connect

Howdy!

 

Jim wants to know about direct connect option with VC:

 

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Do we support VC-VC direct network connections between two C7000’s for East-West traffic in a non-stacked environment (separate VC Domains)?  Or, would this need to go through a switch?

 

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Dan wrote back:

 

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Yes it's supported but with 2 limitations

 

1) We can only do it between 2 VC Domains.  So if no stacking, then only 2 enclosures.

 

2) The network(s) going between the enclosures are only accessible between the blades in those 2 domains.  You cannot bounce that network out another uplink to the rest of the network.  So be sure these are heartbeat or vMotion or other networks not requiring routing.

 

I also recommend setting the uplink to Failover mode so you can force who is Primary and who is Standby.

 

-Dan

 

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