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c240 UCSM mode without vics

pieman2015
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Do the c240's support direct connection to the FIs using emulex cna or do they have to go through a fex?

 

In other words, is direct connect (to FIs) only support using Cisco VICs?

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Walter Dey
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Connectivity can be either direct or via a fex; but the I/O adaptor has to be a Cisco VIC.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c-series_integration/ucsm2-2/b_C-Series-Integration_UCSM2-2/b_C-Series-Integration_UCSM2-2_chapter_01.html

So you can't manage c series rackmounts with anything other than a Cisco Vic card?

 

Emulex CNA adapters are mentioned here: 

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c-series_integration/ucsm2-0-2/b_UCSM_202_C-Integration/b_UCSM_202_C-Integration_chapter_011.html

 

Does this article simply mean the adapter can be managed in UCSM rather than using it to actually manage the server?

The general prerequisites for Dual-wire integration with Cisco UCS Manager are built into the C-Series Rack-Mount Server CIMC release 1.4(6) or later. If you want to use the SingleConnect or direct connect modes you must have the following:

  • Server CIMC release 1.4(6) or later

  • Cisco UCS VIC 1225 Virtual Interface Card

  • Cisco UCS VIC 1227 (MLOM)

  • Cisco UCS VIC 1225T Virtual Interface Card

  • Cisco UCS VIC 1227T (MLOM)