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Can a BL460c use flex-10 LOM and 4 port 1GB Mezzanine card together

Ross_Hage
Occasional Visitor

Can a BL460c use flex-10 LOM and 4 port 1GB Mezzanine card together

Two questions really;

 

1/ can the flex-10 lom and the 4port 1 Gb mezzanine card be used in one blade

 

2/ If so are there any tricks to setting it up

 

I know it looks as if I'm greedy for ports but I want to use virtual servers in our DMZ. I wanted to look at setting up a DMZ vlan and bring it in on the flex-10 but our auditors said they would prefer a separate network that does not touch our core switches.

 

Thanks for the help

 

Ross

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Casper42
Trusted Contributor

Re: Can a BL460c use flex-10 LOM and 4 port 1GB Mezzanine card together

Yes it will work.

 

2 things to note.

 

1) You obviously need more network modules (Don't HAVE to be VC modules) to support the additional 2/4 ports.

  1a) If you want to use all 4 ports, the Mezz card has to be in Mezz 2 and you need 4 additional modules in Bays 5/6/7/8

  1b) If you just want 2 additional 1Gb ports, the Mezz can go in 1 or 2.  1 would be Modules in 3 and 4.  2 would be modules in 5 and 6

 

2) The Server Profile in VC will map like this.

1  FlexNIC LOM1a

2  FlexNIC LOM2a

3  Mezz Card Port 1

4  Mezz Card Port 2

5  Mezz Card Port 3

6  Mezz Card Port 4

7  FlexNIC LOM1b *

8  FlexNIC LOM2b *

9  FlexNIC LOM1c *

10  FlexNIC LOM2c *

 

* If you have a G7/Gen8 with HW iSCSI in use, then FlexNIC B and C will become C and D, and the HW iSCSI function will run on B instead.

 

So make sure you plan your profile accordingly.

Even without VC modules in Bays 3+, the ports still show in the profile so you would just leave them Unassigned until you got back down to the Flex10 related stuff again.

egonzalezc
Occasional Visitor

Re: Can a BL460c use flex-10 LOM and 4 port 1GB Mezzanine card together

Hi Casper42,

I was wondering if there is any way to modify the Server Profile in order to get mapped first the FlexNIC LOM* cards and last the Mezzanine ones.

1 FlexNIC LOM1a
2 FlexNIC LOM2a
3 FlexNIC LOM1b
4 FlexNIC LOM2b
5 FlexNIC LOM1c
6 FlexNIC LOM2c
7 Mezz Card Port 1
8 Mezz Card Port 2
9 Mezz Card Port 3
10 Mezz Card Port 4