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Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP 

Getting Started Guide

This Getting Started Guide describes the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP and how to start using
it. This product is referred to by HP as the Cisco Fabric Extender for HP Bladeystem. This Getting
Started Guide includes the following sections:
Information about the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP
The Cisco Nexus product line simplifies datacenter operations in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
The Cisco Nexus product line transforms the data center with innovative, standards-based, multilayer,
multiprotocol, and multipurpose Ethernet-based fabric. These products enable any transport over
Ethernet, including Layer 2 and Layer 3 traffic, and storage traffic, all on one common data center-class
platform.
The Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extenders behave as remote line cards for a parent Cisco Nexus 5000 Series
switch. The Fabric Extenders are essentially extensions of the parent Cisco Nexus switch fabric, with
the Fabric Extenders and the parent Cisco Nexus switch together forming a distributed modular system.
Up to 24 Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extenders can be connected to a single Nexus 5000 Series switch,
allowing a single distributed modular system to scale to 384 HP blade servers.
Americas Headquarters:
Cisco Systems, Inc., 170 West Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA 95134-1706 USA
Information about the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP, page 1
Shipping Box Contents, page 2
HP Blade System Architecture, page 3
Installing the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP, page 5
Updating NX-OS, page 6
Configuring the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP, page 7
Verifying the Configuration, page 19
NoteFor HP Integrity Superdome 2, the minimum F/W bundle is 2.51.102, page 20
Related Documentation, page 21
Technical Support, page 21

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  • Page 1: Getting Started Guide

    Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP  Getting Started Guide This Getting Started Guide describes the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP and how to start using it. This product is referred to by HP as the Cisco Fabric Extender for HP Bladeystem. This Getting Started Guide includes the following sections: Information about the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP, page 1 •...
  • Page 2: Shipping Box Contents

    Shipping Box Contents Each Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender connects via 1 or 10 Gigabit Ethernet to up to 16 servers within a HP BladeSystem and the HP Integrity Superdome 2 chassis, and contains 8 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric uplinks towards the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switch. Multiple low cost options are available for fabric connections between the Cisco Nexus B22 and the Cisco Nexus 5000 series switch.
  • Page 3 HP Blade System Architecture Midplane connector Eight external network ports Installation handle Unit ID (UID) LED and Health LED HP Blade System Architecture Figure 2 shows the rear view of the enclosure. Figure 2 Rear View of the Blade Enclosure Compute Enclosure Server Blade Signal Interconnect Bay...
  • Page 4 HP Blade System Architecture NIC 2(embedded) orange interconnect label NIC 3(embedded) orange interconnect label NIC 4(embedded) orange interconnect label Figure 3 shows the rear view of the enclosure, in which you install the switch module. Figure 3 Rear View of the Enclosure Enclosure rear view Interconnect module bay 5 Enclosure fans...
  • Page 5 Installing the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP Installing the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP Caution Properly ground yourself before handling the switch. Populate all the enclosure interconnect bays with an interconnect module or one of the blank panels provided with the enclosure.
  • Page 6 Updating NX-OS Figure 5 Installing the Fabric Extender Into an Interconnect Bay Press the installation handle into the latch to lock the switch into place. Connect the cables. Configure the Cisco Nexus 5000 switch to recognize and boot up the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP.
  • Page 7 Configuring the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP The switch checks the software image compatibility and upgrades the Fabric Extender if necessary. • The switch pushes the configuration data to the fabric extender. The Fabric Extender does not store •...
  • Page 8 Configuring the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP Associating a Fabric Extender to a Fabric Interface A Fabric Extender is connected to the switch through physical Ethernet interfaces or an EtherChannel. By default, the switch does not allow the attached Fabric Extender to connect until it has been assigned a chassis ID and is associated with the connected interface.
  • Page 9 Configuring the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP Associating a Fabric Extender to an EtherChannel To associate the Fabric Extender to an EtherChannel, perform this task: Command Purpose Step 1 Enters configuration mode. switch# configure terminal Step 2 Specifies an EtherChannel to configure. switch(config)# interface port-channnel channel Step 3...
  • Page 10 Configuring the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP Eth100/1/5 Eth100/1/6 Eth100/1/7 Eth100/1/8 Eth100/1/9 Eth100/1/10 Eth100/1/11 Eth100/1/12 Eth100/1/13 Eth100/1/14 Eth100/1/15 Eth100/1/16 Disassociating a Fabric Extender from an Interface To disassociate the Fabric Extender from an interface, perform this task: Command Purpose Disassociates the Fabric Extender unit attached to the switch(config-if)# no fex associate...
  • Page 11 Configuring the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP Changing the number of uplinks with the pinning max-links command or the no pinning max-links Caution command disrupts all the host interface ports of the Fabric Extender. Redistributing the Links When you provision the Fabric Extender with statically pinned interfaces, the downlink host interfaces on the Fabric Extender are pinned to the fabric interfaces in the order they were initially configured.
  • Page 12 Configuring the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP The next time that you reboot the Fabric Extender, the configured fabric interfaces are pinned to the host interfaces in an ascending order by port number of the fabric interface. If you want to configure the same fixed distribution of host interfaces without restarting the Fabric Extender, enter the fex pinning redistribute command.
  • Page 13 Configuring the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP This example shows how to display all the attached Fabric Extender units: switch(config-fex)# show fex Number Description State Model Serial ------------------------------------------------------------------------ FEX0100 Online N2K-B22HP-P FOC1516ZZLS switch(config-fex)# This example shows how to display the detailed status of a specific Fabric Extender: switch# show fex 100 detail...
  • Page 14 Configuring the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP 06/22/2011 22:09:48.198227: Deleting route to FEX 06/22/2011 22:09:48.203294: Module disconnected 06/22/2011 22:09:48.204160: Offlining Module 06/22/2011 22:09:48.204977: Module Offline Sequence 06/22/2011 22:09:48.527385: Module Offline 06/22/2011 22:10:23.644325: Module register received 06/22/2011 22:10:23.645444: Registration response sent 06/22/2011 22:10:23.864695: Module Online Sequence 06/22/2011 22:10:25.289316: Module Online This example shows how to display the Fabric Extender interfaces pinned to a specific switch interface:...
  • Page 15 Configuring the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP The first show command above shows the SFP+ transceiver that is plugged into the parent switch Note interface. The second show command displays the SFP+ transceiver that is plugged into the uplink port on the Fabric Extender.
  • Page 16 Configuring the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP This example shows how to display diagnostic test results for a specific Fabric Extender unit: switch(config-fex)# show diagnostic result fex 100 FEX-100: Fabric Extender 16x10GE + 8x10G Module SerialNo : FOC1514256S Overall Diagnostic Result for FEX-100 : OK Test results: (.
  • Page 17 Configuring the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP snmpOID : 9.12.3.1.9.78.9.0 Power Consump : 625 RMA Code : 0-0-0-0 CLEI Code : COUCAPKCAA : V00 Supervisor Module specific block: Block Signature : 0x6002 Block Version Block Length : 103 Block Checksum : 0x2603 Feature Bits...
  • Page 18 Configuring the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP OEM Enterprise OEM MIB Offset MAX Connector Power: 0 WWN software-module specific block: Block Signature : 0x6005 Block Version Block Length Block Checksum : 0x66 wwn usage bits: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00...
  • Page 19: Verifying The Configuration

    Verifying the Configuration Part Revision Mfg Deviation H/W Version : 0.0 Mfg Bits Engineer Use snmpOID : 0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0 Power Consump RMA Code : 0-0-0-0 CLEI Code : V00 Supervisor Module specific block: Block Signature : 0x0 Block Version Block Length Block Checksum : 0x0 Feature Bits...
  • Page 20: Additional Information

    Additional Information Figure 6 Identifying LEDs UID LED Health LED Check the LEDs and refer to the indicators described in the following table. Item Description Indicators UID LED—Helps the user locate a specific module in the BladeSystem, such as for replacement. Health LED—Indicates normal Steady green light operation.
  • Page 21: Related Documentation

    Related Documentation Figure 7 External Ports External ports 1, 2, 3, and 4 External ports 5, 6, 7, and 8 For specific information about the Bladesystem enclosure internal port mapping, see the setup and Note installation guide provided with the enclosure. Related Documentation Documentation for Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders is available at the following URL:...
  • Page 22 Technical Support If you have purchased a Care Pack (service upgrade), call 1-800-633-3600. For more information • about Care Packs, refer to the website. In other locations or for the name of the nearest HP authorized reseller, see the Contact HP worldwide (in English) webpage.

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