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Cisco 3020 blade switch for HP

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?

Thanks

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Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: Cisco 3020 blade switch for HP

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.

Jon

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Re: Cisco 3020 blade switch for HP

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

Thanks

Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: Cisco 3020 blade switch for HP

We disable the internal cross connect between blade switches.

Jon

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