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

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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Cisco Employee

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

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

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

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

Cisco Employee

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

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

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

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

Cisco Employee

Re: Can I connect Server (apart from Cisco) to Fabric Interconne

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

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Re: Can I connect Server (apart from Cisco) to Fabric Interconne

Thanks Richard

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

-Amit

Community Member

Re: Can I connect Server (apart from Cisco) to Fabric Interconne

Hi Sir,

Do we have any official document on this as this is exactly what I am looking at. Thanks.

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