Cisco 3020 blade switch for HP

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Apr 22nd, 2008


My server group recently purchased a HP c7000 enclosure with 4 Cisco 3020 blade switches. Has anyone deal with this type of setup before? Any suggestions on how should I connect the 4 Cisco 3020 blade switches to my 2 Cisco 6513 Aggregation switches via layer 2 link. Does anyone have any best practice documentations on this type of setup?


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dd99onedd Wed, 04/23/2008 - 06:16

Thanks for the reply. I read those documents and they only refer to enclosures that have 2 blade switches. Since I have 4 blade switches and if I connect each blade switch to both 6513 switches, should I disable the internal cross-connect between switches or enable them such as follow:

<--> means "internal cross-connection"

Switch 1A <--> Switch 1B

Switch 2A <--> Switch 2B



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