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Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell 
Getting Started Guide
This Getting Started Guide describes the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell and how to start
using it. This Getting Started Guide includes the following sections:

Information about the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell

The Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell provides an extension of the Cisco Nexus switch fabric
to the Dell blade servers.
The Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extenders behave as remote line cards for a parent Cisco Nexus 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. The Cisco
Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell support is limited to the Cisco Nexus 5500 series of switches.
Each Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender connects via 10-Gigabit Ethernet to up to 16 servers within a
Dell BladeEnclosure and contains 8 10-Gigabit Ethernet fabric uplinks towards the parent Cisco Nexus
switch. Multiple low cost options are available for fabric connections between the Cisco Nexus B22 and
the parent Cisco Nexus switch. Low-cost connections up to 10 meters can be made with copper Twin-ax
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

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

    The Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell shipping box contains: • Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell, with 16 internal host ports and 8 external network ports. The shipping box is available with or without the Fabric Extender Transceiver (FET). The product ID of the bundle with the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender and the Fabric Extender Tranceiver is N2K-B22DELL-F ( Dell part number 4PTY0) and contains 16 Fabric Extender Transceivers.
  • Page 3 Shipping Box Contents Figure 1 Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell Eight External 10-Gigabit SFP+ ports Power LED (Left) and Health (LED Right) Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 4: Dell Blade System Architecture

    The switch module should be installed into the I/O slot that corresponds to the I/O fabric (A, B, • or C) where a 10GE KR Ethernet Adapter, or 10GE Converged Network Adapter (CNA), within the blade server, is appropriately installed. The Chassis Management Controller (CMC) GUI can Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 5 • the section on installing an I/O module in the Dell PowerEdge M1000e Enclosure Owner’s Manual. See the Dell documentation for information on the port mapping between the blade chassis and the • switch modules. M1000e I/O Module Port Mapping Full-Height Blades Full height blades support up to 2 LOM or bNDC adapters, with at least 2 port connections each.
  • Page 6 Mezz Port 1 to I/O Module B1, port n Mezz Port 2 to I/O Module B2, port n Blade c Mezzanine card supports Fabric C • Mezz Port 1 to I/O Module C1, port n+8 Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 7: Installing The Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender For Dell

    Populate all the chassis interconnect bays with a connection blade or one of the blank panels provided with the chassis. To install the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell in the chassis: Locate the appropriate interconnect bay at the rear of the chassis. See the setup and installation guide provided with the chassis.
  • Page 8: Updating Nx-Os

    Updating NX-OS The Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell is a hot-pluggable device. The chassis may be on or off Note during installation. Align the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell with the appropriate interconnect bay, according to the specific configuration for the chassis. Push the switch firmly into the interconnect bay.
  • Page 9: Configuring The Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender For Dell

    Cisco Nexus 5000 Series NX-OS Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide. Configuring the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell This section describes how to configure a Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell with a Cisco Nexus 5500 series switch and includes the following sections: •...
  • Page 10 The range of the FEX Number is from 100 to 199. Step 5 (Optional) Displays the association of a Fabric switch# show interface port-channel channel fex-intf Extender to an EtherChannel interface. Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 11 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 interface. Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 12 The ports are distributed across the number specified in the pinning max-links section. So if you only have 4 uplinks, you do not want to have max 8 since it will leave half your internal ports unmapped. Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 13 To redistribute the host interfaces on the Fabric Extender, perform this task: Command Purpose Redistributes the host connections. The range of the switch# fex pinning redistribute FEX Number FEX number is from 100 to 199. Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 14 Caution The fex pinning redistribute command disrupts all the host interface ports of the Fabric Extender. For additional information about configuring the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell and parent Cisco Nexus Switches, see the following documentation: Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Software Configuration Guide •...
  • Page 15 Fabric Fabric Port Port State Uplink Model Serial --------------------------------------------------------------- Eth1/19 Active 1 N2K-B22DELL-P FOC1514256S Eth1/20 Active 2 N2K-B22DELL-P FOC1514256S Eth1/21 Active 3 N2K-B22DELL-P FOC1514256S Eth1/22 Active 4 N2K-B22DELL-P FOC1514256S switch(config-fex)# Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 16 This example shows how to display the module information about all connected Fabric Extender units: N5596-2-Dell# show module fex FEX Mod Ports Card Type Model Status --- --- ----- ---------------------------------- ------------------ ----------- 160 1 Fabric Extender 16x10GE + 8x10G Module N2K-B22DELL-P present Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 17 Fan: ---------------> . Power Supply: ---------------> . 4) Temperature Sensor: ---------------> . Port ------------------------- 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Port ------------------------ TestFabricPorts: Fabric 1 Port ------------------------- N5596-2-Dell# Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 18 Sensor #4 : -128,-128 Sensor #5 : -128,-128 Sensor #6 : -128,-128 Sensor #7 : -128,-128 Sensor #8 : -128,-128 Max Connector Power: 625 Cooling Requirement: 8 Ambient Temperature: 40 Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell Getting Started Guide...
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  • Page 20 : 0,0 Sensor #2 : 0,0 Sensor #3 : 0,0 Sensor #4 : 0,0 Sensor #5 : 0,0 Sensor #6 : 0,0 Sensor #7 : 0,0 Sensor #8 : 0,0 Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 21: Additional Information

    Information about the Dell BladeServers is available at: http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/poweredge-m1000e/pd?refid=pedge_m1000e&baynote_bnrank=0& baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch&isredir=true Technical Support Technical support for the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell can be obtained from either Cisco or Dell. This topic includes the following sections: For Dell Support, page 22 •...
  • Page 22 For contact options in the United States, see http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dellcare/contact_technical_support?c=us&l =en&s=gen To contact Dell by phone call 1-888-Dell. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For continuous quality improvement, calls may be recorded or monitored. For Cisco Support For configuration or troubleshooting assistance, the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Dell is covered under the Cisco support contract of the parent Cisco Nexus switch.