Scenario 3: Defining network connectivity as you add the enclosure to manage

In this scenario, you configure the logical interconnect group, including its uplink sets, and the enclosure group during the enclosure add operation. HPE OneView detects the interconnects installed in the enclosure and prompts you to create a logical interconnect group and enclosure group based on the hardware in the enclosure. This scenario creates a single logical interconnect group for the enclosure.

Resource

Task

Description

Enclosures
  1. Add the enclosure.

  • Select Add enclosure for management.

  • Select Create new enclosure group.

  • Select an enclosure group name.

  • Select a firmware baseline and an HPE OneView Advanced licensing option.

Logical Interconnect Groups
  1. Select Create new logical interconnect group.

  2. Edit the default logical interconnect group.

  • During the enclosure add operation, select Create new logical interconnect group. After you click Add, HPE OneView discovers the interconnects in the enclosure, creates a default logical interconnect group, and opens an edit screen for that logical interconnect group.

  • The default logical interconnect group name is the enclosure group name you entered followed by interconnect group. For example, if you specified DirectAttachGroup for the enclosure group name, the default logical interconnect group name is DirectAttachGroup interconnect group.

  • You add uplink sets as part of editing the 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.

Server Profiles

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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.

Prerequisites

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