Quick Start: Add a c7000 enclosure with multiple logical interconnect groups and connect its server hardware to networks

This quick start describes the process to add an enclosure with multiple logical interconnect groups so that the server hardware can access existing data center networks.

To set up an enclosure that is not stacked, configure multiple logical interconnect groups such that each interconnect is in a different logical interconnect group (which subsequently defines the logical interconnects) before adding the enclosure. You can also set up a partially-stacked enclosure where you have more than one interconnect associated to a logical interconnect group.






Network Sets
  1. Add networks.

  2. (Optional) Add networks to sets.

  • Adding a network does not require that you take resources offline.

Logical Interconnect Groups
  1. Create a logical interconnect group for each interconnect you want in a different group.

  • You can create a logical interconnect group with more than one logical interconnect.

  • You add uplink sets as part of creating a logical interconnect group. Ensure that at least one of the uplink sets you add includes an uplink port to the data center networks you want to access.

  • The logical interconnect groups create the logical interconnects when the enclosure is added.

Enclosure Groups
  1. Create an enclosure group.

  • Include the logical interconnect groups you created in the enclosure group.

  1. Add the enclosure.

  • Select Add enclosure for management.

  • Specify the enclosure group you created.

  • Select a firmware baseline and a licensing option.

Server Profiles


Server Hardware
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Create a server profile manually or from a server profile template and assign it to the server hardware.

    • Copy a server profile and assign it to the server hardware, then edit the server profile as necessary.

  2. Power on the server hardware.

For a server blade to connect to a data center network, it must have a server profile assigned to it, and that server profile must include a connection to either the network or a network set that includes the network:

  • If there is an existing server profile that matches how you want the server hardware configured, you can copy that server profile and assign it to the server hardware.

  • Otherwise, you must create or copy and modify a server profile that includes at least one connection to the network or a network set that contains the network.

  • Server profiles contain much more configuration information than the connections to networks.


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