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Change HP BLc GbE2c LY 2/3 Switch for a better one

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Change HP BLc GbE2c LY 2/3 Switch for a better one

I have a C3000 with 4 blades HP ProLiant BL460c G6 E5540, with Eva 4400 , it was working well until we increase number VM and now take 5 hour backup por VM (aprox 500G / 1 TB data).
It may be that the bottleneck is the connection with the switch GbE2c via 4-wire network LACP with HP5120
So we can change the switch ethernet HP BLc GbE2c for buying a HP 6120XG Blade Switch and SFP+ cable to HP 5120-24G
Im not sure , if works in that way , this is what we get:
units part number ENCLOSURE C3000 con CONEXION FC+ETHERNET
1  (536841-B21)  HP BLc3000 2 AC 4 Fan Trl LCE
2  (AJ820A)   HP B-series 8/12c BladeSystem SAN Switch
2  (438030-B21)  HP BLc GbE2c LY 2/3 Switch
4  (500172-B21)  HP 1200W CS HE Power SUppliy Kit
2  (252663-B32)  HP 40A Attached Cord High Volt INTL PDU
8  (AJ836A)   HP 5m Multi-mode OM3 LC/LC FC Cable
4  (AJ716B)   HP 8Gb Shortwave Bseries FC SFP+ 1 Pack

the blades have Embedded NC532i Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE Multifunction Server Adapter included.
1 (507779-B21) HP ProLiant BL460c G6 E5540 1P 6GB-R P410i Server
1 (507794-B21) HP BL460c G6 Intel® Xeon® E5540 (2.53GHz/4-core/8MB/80W) Processor Kit
2 (507125-B21) HP 146GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) Dual Port Enterprise
1 (453246-B21) HP BLc NC382m NIC Adapter Opt Kit
1 (403619-B21) QLogic QMH2462 4Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter for c-Class BladeSystem

My question is what I need to change or buy for the connection of C3000 to 5100 works a 10GbE.

Any suggestions?
Sorry for my bad english.




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Re: Change HP BLc GbE2c LY 2/3 Switch for a better one

Hello @PSantos


I am happy to help you find a solution for your blades to improve your connection and backup speed.  Did you purchase your blades through an HP Representative?  If so, I would contact them.  They will have the information you are looking for.  If you do not have an HP Representative, I can locate someone in your area.  Let me know if you would like me to that for you.


Another option would be to contact HP Total Care at 1-800-474-6836 for information on your blades and improving network connection.