Uplink Sets

For more information about uplink sets, see About uplink sets.

Screen component

Description

Connection Mode

(Ethernet only)

Connection mode for the uplink set.

Automatic

The uplinks determine the active path.

Failover

The standby uplink to use in case of connectivity loss in the preferred uplink. This uplink becomes the new active network path.

LACP timer

(Ethernet with automatic connection mode only)

Frequency of exchange of Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) control messages between devices in a Link Aggregation Group (LAG).

Short (1s)

Every 1 second with a 3–second timeout.

Long (30s)

Every 30 seconds with a 90–second timeout.

Network

(Fibre Channel networks only)

Name of the Fibre Channel network assigned to this uplink set, followed by the connection type:

Fabric attach or Direct attach.

The network name is a link to an overview of the network on the Networks screen.

Networks

(Ethernet networks only)

Number of Ethernet networks assigned to this uplink set, followed by the network names, and external VLAN IDs.

Each network name is a link to an overview of the networks on the Networks screen.

Networks

(FCoE networks only)

Number of FCoE networks assigned to this uplink set, followed by the network names, external VLAN IDs, and Interconnect Bay. FCoE networks can only be added to uplink sets with FCoE-capable ports that are all on the same interconnect.

Each network name is a link to an overview of the networks on the Networks screen.

Login redistribution

(Fibre Channel networks only)

Login redistribution type: Auto or Manual.

Speed

(Fibre Channel networks only)

Configured port speed for Fibre Channel uplink ports. The available discrete values are based on the adapter and the Fibre Channel interconnect module.

Uplinks
NOTE:

Uplinks are not available for third-party devices (such as Cisco Fabric Extender for HPE BladeSystem modules) that are not managed by the appliance.

Port status icon

Indicates the status of the port.

See Icon descriptions for more information about icons.

Uplink

Interconnect name and port number.

State

State of the port.

Possible states are:
Linked

Uplink port is linked with, typically, a top-of-rack port.

Linked standby

Ethernet networks status. For FCoE uplink sets, this state indicates that there are only FCoE networks and no Ethernet networks present in the uplink set. If there is a defined Ethernet network in the uplink set, the status displays Linked active, FCoE active.

Unlinked

Uplink port is not linked with, typically, a top-of-rack port.

Disabled

The port has been disabled from the Edit interconnect screen.

Unmanaged

The QSFP+ port is empty but requires a splitter cable for the Virtual Connect FlexFabric 20/40 F8 Module to be installed. For more information, see About the Virtual Connect FlexFabric–20/40 F8 interconnect module.

FCoE

Active if the FCoE network has been defined, uplinks are connected, and an FCoE-capable switch has been configured correctly.

None if the FCoE network has been defined and uplinks are connected, but the switch is not FCoE-capable or has not been configured correctly.

Operational Speed

Actual port speed, in Gb/s.

Requested Speed

Configured port speed, in Gb/s.

Auto-negotiation

Status of auto-negotiation: Enabled or Disabled.

LAG

(Ethernet only)

Link Aggregation Group.

Connected to

Port to which the uplink is connected.

Preferred

(Ethernet only)

Preferred appears if the port is set as the active port to carry traffic in the uplink set during a failover.

PortWWN

(Fibre Channel only)

World Wide Name of the uplink port.