Cisco 3020 blade switch for HP

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Apr 22nd, 2008
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Hi,

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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Jon Marshall Tue, 04/22/2008 - 09:35
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Cisco have a design doc for integrating these blades into the data centre.


http://www.cisco.com/application/pdf/en/us/guest/netsol/ns304/c649/ccmigration_09186a00807ed7e1.pdf


There are also other useful docs at


www.cisco.com/go/srnd


In our data centre we have a pair of distribution switches (6500's) and we connect each blade switch to both 6500's.


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dd99onedd Wed, 04/23/2008 - 06:16
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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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Jon Marshall Wed, 04/23/2008 - 06:17
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We disable the internal cross connect between blade switches.


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