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How do you activate other ports on M620 Blade Server on VRTX

Posted on 2015-02-21
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Hello The defautl network ports of my VRTX are not working
I'm trying to activate the other ports unsuccessfully
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You buy mezzanine NIC cards for them, there's a list of them at http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/poweredge-m610/pd.

The mezzanine slots are at the back, there's a Broadcom NIC in Mezz1 slot in this image.
More pics at http://bladesmadesimple.com/2011/04/a-look-at-the-dell-poweredge-m610-blade-server/ including one internal with mezzanine slots labeled.
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Oops, that was a M610, same applies to the M620 though, you need mezzanines in the blades plus extra switches in the back to use more than the two onboard NIC ports.
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Ok Thx for your reply

I have one server which is not able to take ip from DHCP still taking 169..... . Normally The 2embedded cards are enough do you know what could be the cause?

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Maybe you've run out of addresses or it isn't connected properly. Set a static IP address and then try pinging it from another blade.
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I contacted the dell support apparently my siwtch is faulty
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