03-14-2014 07:13 AM
Hi, i have 6 pairs of HP Storage Servers of different generation and on the last pair, i got the problem to bond the 10Gbe Ports. In one of the two Storage server everything works fine.
On the other, if i use the NICs separated it works fine, if i bond-them, then it fails. I have changed the DACs, tried to reset to factory default and changed 10Gbe-adapter without success!
Can someone help me?
Thx and regards, Mario
03-14-2014 07:19 AM
sounds like you need to verify the switch configuration or physical cabling if you did the same thing as all the other nodes and those all work. There isn't much to mess up for config on the HP nodes so its more likely a problem on the switch config.
03-14-2014 07:37 AM
03-14-2014 07:54 AM
LVANs have nothing do to with bonding. You are 100% sure you defined the ports on the switch to be members of the bond group and that you have connected to those ports? Can't tell you how many times I've bonded ports 2 and 4 and connected the cables to ports 2 and 3 or something else and spent time pulling out my hair only to figure out I didn't have the two correct ports in the group.
also, what bonding are you using LCAP or ALB?
03-14-2014 08:01 AM - edited 03-14-2014 08:11 AM
I have a 10Gbe card with 2 Ports, no way to make it wrong! ;-)
I tried both LCAP or ALB, dont work any...
03-14-2014 09:00 AM
the "wrong" side would be the switch side. Did you plug the cables into the correct ports for the switch. Also, what switch?
I can't tell from what you said if you are just configuring the server or configuring the switch as well as BOTH have to be configured to match the same settings or bonding won't work.
03-14-2014 05:45 PM - edited 03-14-2014 05:47 PM
"In one of the two Storage server everything works fine. On the other, if i use the NICs separated it works fine"
If you're not in production yet, I would take the DACs/SFPs of the bond that's not working, and plug them into the pair of ports on the switch that's being used by the working bond.
If it still doesn't work, at the very least, you'll be able to eliminate the switch as the cause of the problem.
But ojkin is right, although there's not much to configure for an ALB/LACP bond on the StoreVault's side, if the switch ports don't have the correct configuration it wont work.
03-16-2014 11:46 PM
03-17-2014 06:03 AM
Did you try plugging it into the exact ports on the switch that you say works on the other unit? Try that first and that should give you an idea if the problem is with the switch or with the server.
After that, try another switch or another set of ports and if that doesn't work, then contact HP for support. It SHOULD work when setup correctly and most of the setup is on the switch. If it works on all your other units, its either a hardware problem or a bug.