IBM Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter At-A-Glance Manual page 6

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In BladeCenter H, the ports of CFFh cards are routed through the midplane to I/O bays 7, 8, 9, and 10, as
shown in Figure 3. The BladeCenter HT is similar in that the CFFh cards are also routed through the
midplane to I/O bays 7, 8, 9, and 10.
Figure 3. IBM BladeCenter H I/O topology showing the I/O paths from CFFh expansion cards
The Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter (CFFh) requires that two I/O modules be installed in bays 7 and 9 of
the BladeCenter H and HT chassis, as shown in Table 4.
Table 4. Locations of I/O modules required to connect to the expansion card
Expansion card
Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter (CFFh)
MAC addresses are assigned to the expansion card. In Virtual Fabric Adapter mode (vNIC mode) each of
the eight virtual ports is assigned a MAC address. In 2-port 10 Gb Ethernet mode (pNIC mode), each of
the two physical ports is assigned a MAC addresses.
Emulex Virtual Fabric Adapter (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter
I/O bay 7
I/O bay 8
Supported I/O
Not used
module
I/O bay 9
I/O bay 10
Supported I/O
Not used
module
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