07-20-2013 06:08 AM - last edited on 07-21-2013 10:21 PM by JinJing1
Wanting to know if I can use the external ports on this module as a normal ethernet switch in its default config. I.e. if I connect one 10 gig device into port 2 and another device into port 3 will they be able to comunicate ?
The reason I ask is to admin the c7000 blade I plan to remote in from port 2 and then access a management switch connected on port 3 which then gives me the access to the management network for login to Onboard Administrator.
Not sure if it's going to work, trying to find out before hand, enclosure is on the other side of the world from me :-|
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07-21-2013 02:25 PM
Would Port 2 & Port 3 be in different VLANs?
You might be better with a jump-off box running in the virtual environment that would then have connectivity up the management VLAN to this other switch of yours.
07-21-2013 11:15 PM
Pretty sure that won't work - the way I understand it, the ports on an uplink group are link aggregated (so no diversity of devices at the remote end), and ports in different uplink groups don't forward traffic to each other.
08-02-2013 07:53 PM
Basically the uplinks are not transient ports like a normal switch so they never allow traffic to come in one uplink port and then leave on another.
This is done to prevent Spanning Tree type loops on your network that brings things to their knees and sends your Network admin into a tizzy.
Plus if you put both ports into the same SUS or VLAN and VC cannot properly create a LACP LAG, it will automatically fail back to Active/Passive mode and one of your 2 ports would be Administratively down.
Not that answer you wanted I am sure, but hopefully it clears things up. Definitely won' t work.
09-08-2013 08:53 AM