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Cisco3020 - C7000

abuitrago
Advisor

Cisco3020 - C7000

Hi,

I have an enclosure c7000 with 4 Bl680c, that im using with vmware.
Also in the enclosure i have 2 cisco 3020 switches.

The documentation says that in this switches, the ports 23 and 24 can be configure as internal for cross-connection to another switch module.

What does it means, that if a configure the port 23 on both switches, they automaticly see each other or i have to use a cross-over cable between them?

Tks in advance

Angel Buitrago
Bye,
2 REPLIES
DaGuru
Trusted Contributor

Re: Cisco3020 - C7000

Hi Angel,

The default behavior of port 23 and 24 is to act as an external uplink, but they can be configured for internal opperation to link the two interconnect switches together without the need for patch cables.

Take a look at the media-type command on page 204 of the CLI guide. Setting it to "internal" will link the switches internaly.

http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01008996/c01008996.pdf
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abuitrago
Advisor

Re: Cisco3020 - C7000

Tks Dennis for the answer,

can anyone tell me the best practices of using a Cisco 3020 with vmware.

How the configuration should be made?

bye