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WAVE-274 - Configure more than one virtual blade?

Hi - anyone know how to configure more than one virtual blade on a WAVE-274?

The datasheet at says that I should be able to configure 2 blades with 0.5G of RAM per virtual blade but I'm struggling to do this.

The CLI on the WAVE only lets me create virtual-blade 1. The GUI on the WAAS central manager will let me try and create a second but these commands get rejected when they make it to the WAVE.

I'm on Release 4.1.1c (build b16 Nov 5 2


Looks to me that the data sheet is wrong.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks alot.

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Re: WAVE-274 - Configure more than one virtual blade?

Currently the software only allows VBs of 1 GB of memory, which limits you to 1 VB (which is required for Windows) on the 274. In future releases of WAAS, they will open it up for 512 MB blades (I believe this will be in 5.1.3).



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Re: WAVE-274 - Configure more than one virtual blade?

Thanks very much - the particular software release that I'm running does let me configure 512 MB blades however - but only one of them. I'll let my account manager know that the data sheet, at least at current levels, is misleading.

ttrwave01#show virtual-blade

Virtual-blade resources:

VB Memory: 512MiB configured, 512MiB available.

VB Disk space: 36GiB configured, 17GiB available.

VB Image space /local1/vbs: 2508MiB used, 20014MiB available

CPU(s) assigned: 2

Virtual-blade(s) state:

virtual-blade 1 is running

Re: WAVE-274 - Configure more than one virtual blade?


we have the same issue and asked our cisco guys. The Software release supporting this will released around march 2009 they say.

cheers Patrick

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