About networks

A virtual connect interconnect in an enclosure supports the following types of data center networks:

  • Fibre Channel for storage networks, including fabric-attach (SAN) Fibre Channel (FC) connections and direct-attach (Flat SAN) Fibre Channel connections.
  • Ethernet for data networks, including tagged, untagged, or tunnel networks.
  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) for storage networks where storage traffic is carried over a dedicated Ethernet VLAN.
IMPORTANT:
The networking features described in this section apply to enclosures and servers only. The appliance does not monitor or manage the network features and hardware for rack mount servers or networking equipment outside the enclosures.
NOTE:

You can associate a network to both an IPv4 subnet.

The details of your networks and any alerts associated with them appear on the Networks screen. If no resources are listed, you must add a resource. See Create networks.

About creating networks

Before creating networks, be aware of the networking maximums. See the HPE OneView Support Matrix for more information.

You can create networks before you add an enclosure, which is known as preprovisioning.

About provisioning networks

An Ethernet network is provisioned to an interconnect when the network is associated with an uplink set or internal networks in a logical interconnect.

An FC or FCoE network is provisioned to an interconnect when the network is associated with an uplink set in a logical interconnect.

An Ethernet and FCoE network must be provisioned to a logical interconnect and be consistent with the logical interconnect group to be deployed in a server profile connection.

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