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Proliant BL GBe2 - How best to connect to your network?

Jason Scott
Regular Advisor

Proliant BL GBe2 - How best to connect to your network?

Our server guys have recently bought a Blade chassis system and tasked us with connection it up to our procurve network.

The documentation is sketchy though and we've already managed to cause problems in our attempts.

Can anyone tell me what type of configuration you have on your procurve switches that service the Blade switches? Ideally what we want is 2 links from each Blade switch - one link to one switch and the other link to a second switch, but obviously avoiding any STP loops. Our procurve switches are running RSTP on vlan 1.

PS
If you know of better documentation that I can look through that would be helpful!
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Terry Kirk
Advisor

Re: Proliant BL GBe2 - How best to connect to your network?

Jason;

We have a BL10e enclosure with the integrated switches.

We have only one link from each switch. It goes from the blade chassis to one of our pair of 2848s that handle our windows servers
On the 2848s, we have lacp disabled on all ports (HP recommendation)
On the port linking to the blade chassis:
no spanning-tree 20 mcheck
(again recommended by HP)

The two switches in the blade chassis are linked internally by two trunked 100M ports.

STP costing should prefer the gig links over the internal links between the switches.

Hope this helps.

Terry
Terry