Solved

does any configuration need to be done to on an HP C-Class blade enclosure, to be able to reach a another switch?

Posted on 2011-09-06
6
560 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
i have an HP C-Class blade enclosure, with (2) 6120G interconnect bay switches (hp pro curve switches)
i also have an arista 10gb switch, that the 6120 is connected to.
i am unable to get to any server/device on the arista switch, from the C class enclosure.
any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:jsctechy
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 55

Expert Comment

by:andyalder
ID: 36489227
By default all ports are in vlan 1 so I wouldn't expect you to have to do any configuration to get basic non-vlanned configuration. Can the blades ping each other? Is it a c7000 or c3000 enclosure, if c3000 do you have additional network mezzanine cards?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jsctechy
ID: 36489669
it is a c7000
looks like STP was blocking some of the ports, i just ran a SHOW TECH ALL
not sure why we still cant get to other devices on the other Arista switch... any ideas?
0
 
LVL 55

Expert Comment

by:andyalder
ID: 36489742
Ports are set to auto, so the ports on your other switch should be too, but not really relevant at 10Gb. Does matter to the servers but presumably they can talk to each other through the switches OK.

Spanning tree is disabled by default - that would be a problem if the interconnects between the two blade switches are enabled. Interconnect is disabled by default on the c-class enclosure anyway though.
0
Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jsctechy
ID: 36489796
there is no cable from the first 6120g to the second, is this a problem? is this needed for redundancy?
0
 
LVL 55

Accepted Solution

by:
andyalder earned 500 total points
ID: 36490491
It's internal, but should normally be disabled where there is an external network that has more powerful switches than those in the blade enclosure. You normally only enable it (or them as there are two) if you use the blade switches as your core switches. In this case your 10Gb switch would be your core switch.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jsctechy
ID: 36497392
i ran a SHOW CDP NEIGHBORS on the pro curve switch, it is seeing the ARISTA NETWORKS switch ports. although, its not forwarding any traffic to/from the procurves. any thoughts?

0

Featured Post

The Ultimate Checklist to Optimize Your Website

Websites are getting bigger and complicated by the day. Video, images, custom fonts are all great for showcasing your product/service. But the price to pay in terms of reduced page load times and ultimately, decreased sales, can lead to some difficult decisions about what to cut.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
Moving your enterprise fax infrastructure from in-house fax machines and servers to the cloud makes sense — from both an efficiency and productivity standpoint. But does migrating to a cloud fax solution mean you will no longer be able to send or re…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface. Change Cu…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question