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EVA4400 connecting to a c7000 blade system

 
danp_2
Occasional Contributor

EVA4400 connecting to a c7000 blade system

Hi,
We have an EVA4400 and would like to connect it to a c7000 blade enclosure. The EVA has a 10port embedded switch. Which ethernet modules do we have to add to the c7000 to make that connection?
Thanks in advance for the help!!
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Denver Osborn
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA4400 connecting to a c7000 blade system

You'll want a Fibre Channel module for your blade enclosure:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/saninfrastructure/switches/b8gbsscblade/index.html

-denver
Denver Osborn
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA4400 connecting to a c7000 blade system

Another url with products for you to have a look at.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/c-class-interconnects.html

Check out the "Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Interconnects"

-denver
danp_2
Occasional Contributor

Re: EVA4400 connecting to a c7000 blade system

Thanks denver.

do we need the swtich for the blade eventhough there is an embedded switch in the storage device?

Dan
Denver Osborn
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA4400 connecting to a c7000 blade system

No, I would think either the virtual interconnect or embedded fc switch should work. Which one fits best for your environment and goals is up to you, I guess.

A good starting place for would be the SAN Design Reference Guide... or even contact a sales rep.

http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00403562/c00403562.pdf

I'd encourage you to look at the SAN Design Reference Guide... pg 180 for blade servers.

-denver
Patrice Bourdon
Frequent Advisor

Re: EVA4400 connecting to a c7000 blade system

hum... don't confuse Eth switch and FC switch !

EVA embeded switch is for FC, so you have to connect it to FC card (mezzanine) embeded in you BL-ade server, via pass-through ports rear BL 7000c.

Re: EVA4400 connecting to a c7000 blade system

Hi

Another option is use one or two passthrough FC module for the c7000 enclosure.