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HP Virtual Connect (Access Gateways) Segmented

  • 1.  HP Virtual Connect (Access Gateways) Segmented

    Posted 03-12-2013 05:17 PM

    All of our HP chassis show as segmented within the fabric. These are using HP Virtual Connect and all show up as "unreachable" Access Gateways.

    They have been in place long before I arrived at the company. The virtual environment is in use heavily and has many, many guests defined to the clusters which are connected to an EMC VMAX array over a DCX 8510-8B.

    Should I care that they show as segmented? Is there a way to fix that?


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  • 2.  Re: HP Virtual Connect (Access Gateways) Segmented

    Posted 03-13-2013 01:34 AM

    Hi,

    That does not mean that the HP Virtual Connect is segmented in the fabric, it is just unmanageable via DCFM.

    I use CMDCE (the EMC OEM version of DCFM) and in its release notes, it states the following about HP Virtual Connect:

    HP Virtual Connect Module

    There is no active management support for HP Virtual Connect Modules by CMDCE.

    So I suppose, that this management software can detect the presence of the HP VC but is not able to manage it.

    Kind regards,

    Felipe


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  • 3.  Re: HP Virtual Connect (Access Gateways) Segmented

    Posted 03-29-2013 03:35 PM

    This actually depends on the version of Virtual Connect. HP has Qlogic (Virtual Connect) and Brocade (Virtual Connect 2) versions of VC. The VC2 products can be discovered with DCFM / BNA / CMCNE. You would have to manually discover them and enter their passwords into the Discovery dialog.


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  • 4.  Re: HP Virtual Connect (Access Gateways) Segmented

    Posted 04-01-2013 01:15 AM

    felipon and jdaignea,

    lance.m.pearson open the Thread with main question "Segmented"

    maybe I'm a bit Stupid,now I want to ask what have DCFM, BNA or all other available Management Software with a "Segmented" Issue ?

    Second, there are diverse VC Blade available from HP, some like the 5480 Support AG, some other not.

    Lance,

    can you specified please more accurate the exact Blade Type/Model ?

    thanks

    antonio


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  • 5.  Re: HP Virtual Connect (Access Gateways) Segmented

    Posted 04-04-2013 12:40 AM

    Hi ,

    The thread was open with the title "segmented", but if you read it, it has nothing to do with segmentation (specially being configured as Access Gateway). The issue is related to the manageability of a HP VC via DCFM.

    Rgds


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  • 6.  Re: HP Virtual Connect (Access Gateways) Segmented

    Posted 04-04-2013 01:06 AM

    --->>>but if you read it

    i read the entire Post, and cannot find any word about DCFM , BNA or whatever.

    All of our HP chassis show as segmented within the fabric. These are using HP Virtual Connect and all show up as "unreachable" Access Gateways.

    They have been in place long before I arrived at the company. The virtual environment is in use heavily and has many, many guests defined to the clusters which are connected to an EMC VMAX array over a DCX 8510-8B.

    Should I care that they show as segmented? Is there a way to fix that?


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  • 7.  Re: HP Virtual Connect (Access Gateways) Segmented

    Posted 04-04-2013 07:33 AM

    We have two different DCX/Blade models in our infrastructure. In one fabric we have two DCX8510_8Bs with 8Gb optics.

    The other fabric has two DCX8510_8bs with 16Gb optics.

    Both fabrics show all HP Virtual Connect Access Gateways as "segmented" within CMCNE.


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  • 8.  Re: HP Virtual Connect (Access Gateways) Segmented

    Posted 04-04-2013 08:27 AM

    Lance

    Please determine the exact Virtual Connect module installed in your C Class enclosures. HP has Virtual Connect modules manufactured by both Brocade and Qlogic. If you have the Brocade VC module in Access Gateway or switch mode this can be managed by CMCNE (BNA 11.x). If you have the Qlogic module this cannnot be managed by CMCNE.


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  • 9.  Re: HP Virtual Connect (Access Gateways) Segmented

    Posted 04-04-2013 09:27 AM

    I believe the VC modules are actually HP models......"HP VC 8Gb 24-Port FC Module" is what I see within VCM.

    Edited to add HP part number: 466482-B21


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  • 10.  Re: HP Virtual Connect (Access Gateways) Segmented

    Posted 04-04-2013 10:12 AM

    Please login to one of the directors and provide the output from the following command: agshow

    This will display all of the Access Gateway (Brocade VC's) connected to the network.


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  • 11.  Re: HP Virtual Connect (Access Gateways) Segmented

    Posted 04-04-2013 11:18 AM

    Edited to add: PRODUCTION (R1) SIDE

    agshow

    Worldwide Name            Ports   Enet IP Addr    Firmware                        Local/Remote   Name

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    10:00:00:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx    24     128.xxx.xxx.xxx  v6.1.0_uth                     local          VCFC2CN8224D009

    10:00:00:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx    24     128.xxx.xxx.xxx  v6.1.0_uth                     local          VCFC2CN8224D001

    10:00:00:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx    24     128.xxx.xxx.xxx  v6.1.0_uth                     local          VCFC2CN8223D040

    10:00:00:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx    24     128.xxx.xxx.xxx  v6.1.0_uth                     local          VCFC2CN8224D00P


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  • 12.  Re: HP Virtual Connect (Access Gateways) Segmented

    Posted 04-04-2013 11:20 AM

    DEVELOPMENT (R2) SIDE

    agshow

    Worldwide Name            Ports   Enet IP Addr    Firmware                        Local/Remote   Name

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    10:00:00:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx    24     128.xxx.xxx.xxx  v6.1.0_uth                     remote         VCFC2CN8148D06U

    10:00:00:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx    24     128.xxx.xxx.xxx  v6.1.0_uth                     remote         VCFC2CN8147D06F

    10:00:00:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx    24     10.x.xxx.xx      v6.1.0_uth5                    remote         VCFC2CN8240D02M

    10:00:00:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx    24     10.x.xxx.x       v6.1.0_uth5                    remote         VCFC2CN8240D03E


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  • 13.  Re: HP Virtual Connect (Access Gateways) Segmented

    Posted 04-04-2013 11:51 AM

    At this point I'm assuming the original answer is correct....that there is no support for HP VC within CMCNE.


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  • 14.  Re: HP Virtual Connect (Access Gateways) Segmented

    Posted 04-04-2013 12:10 PM

    CMDCE = Brocade Data Center Fabric Manager 10.x

    CMCNE = Brocade Network Advisor 11.x / 12.x

    Network Advisor is the upgrade path for DCFM. If you have an active software maintenance contract for DCFM with EMC you can obtain the software upgrade at no charge. The release notes state there are no restrictions for HP VC in the CMCNE release.


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