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PCI card slots enough for vPARS ?

 
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Ninad_1
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PCI card slots enough for vPARS ?

Hi,

If I need to have say 3 or 4 virtual partitions in a rp7420 as follows
Config 1:
#1 - 2 CPU, 8 GB , 2 SAN connections, 2 LAN connections, 2 SCSI connections for boot disk and local storage connections.
#2 - 4 CPU, 16 GB, 2 SAN connections, 2 LAN connections, 2 SCSI connections for boot disk connection
#3 - 4 CPU, 16 GB, 2 SAN connections, 2 LAN connections, 2 SCSI connections for boot disk connection
OR
Config 2:
#1 and #2 same as above
#3 - 2 CPU, 8 GB , 2 SAN connections, 2 LAN connections, 2 SCSI connections for boot disk connection
#4 - 2 CPU, 8 GB , 2 SAN connections, 2 LAN connections, 2 SCSI connections for boot disk connection

Please suggest if I have missed anything above for any other connections a standard server should have ?

Please can anyone tell me if I can have
Q1)Config 1 in a rp7420 ?
Q2)Can I have Config 2 on a rp7420 ?
Q3)If I have say a 2 port NIC card in my rp7420, can I assign one port to one partition and 2nd port to another partition ? -
Q4)Will it be same with multi port FC cards and SCSI cards.
Q5)Can the rp7420 host all the virtual partitions mentioned in the 2 configs as regards can it host enough PCI cards required for the virtual partitions ?

Thanks a lot,
Ninad
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Luk Vandenbussche
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Re: PCI card slots enough for vPARS ?

Q1) Yes
Q2) Yes
Q3) No, a PCI slot (IO HW path) is dedicated to a vpar, not a SCSI port or Lan card
Q4) Yes, see Q3
Q5) It is possible that you need two cell board to host al the PCI cards. You have 7 IO slots for each cell board, so optionally you might need an empty cell board.
Ninad_1
Honored Contributor

Re: PCI card slots enough for vPARS ?

Luk,

Thanks a lot.
Would you be able to give me any pointer or document where I can understand more on this type of information. Understanding on configuration on hardware front.

Thanks,
Ninad