Can I connect Server (apart from Cisco) to Fabric Interconnect ?

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Aug 16th, 2013
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Hello,


I have a question. I want to connect any other server apart from cisco to connect directly on Fabri Interconnect.


Is there any way I can achive this?


-Amit

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padramas Fri, 08/16/2013 - 06:24
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Hello Amit,

No, we cannot directly connect any rack server to UCS FI in end host mode.


In future release, we might support connecting a UCS rack server directly to FI


Padma

Amit Vyas Fri, 08/16/2013 - 07:05
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Thanks for your reply Padma


Just want to understand why we cannot connect any server direcly to FI and you mean UCS Rack server (C-Series Server) ? if yes, i guess it's already supports or you can correct me if my understanding is wrong


-Amit

padramas Fri, 08/16/2013 - 07:29
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Hello Amit,

Currently, we can connect / manage UCS rack servers ( C series ) to FI via Fabric Extender. In future, we might allow rack server to directly connected to FI.


FI in end host mode is not regular LAN / SAN switch  and it is part of system. So, we cannot directly connect rack servers to it.


I have to check if it is allowed when FI is operating in switch mode.


Padma

Amit Vyas Fri, 08/16/2013 - 07:39
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Okay.. Understood


Last thing.. I hope there will be a posibility in future that we can add / manager other make servers also. i.e. HP, Dell, IBM or Sun


-Amit

richbarb Fri, 08/16/2013 - 08:18
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Hello Amit,


You may connect any server in the FI and have normal traffic flow (not management them), just configure a port as appliance port.

I don't think the UCS will support others vendors in UCSM, the plataform is completly different. Optionally you can use UCS Director to do that.


Regards.

Richard

Amit Vyas Fri, 08/16/2013 - 09:08
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Thanks Richard


Helpful information you have given. I will try that in my environment by configuring Appliance port


-Amit

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