About server profile connections

The maximum number of connections supported by a profile is dependent on the total number of virtual ports defined by the server hardware type and enclosure group associated with the profile. The total number of virtual ports is determined by multiplying the number of virtual ports per FlexFabric adapter by the number of FlexFabric adapters defined by the server hardware type. The maximum number of connections is 50 or the total number of virtual ports (plus two for unassigned connections), whichever is greater.

About network assignment

For a server profile, you can select either a network or network set to configure the traffic on the ports.

You can add a connection to a server profile without assigning a network or network set by choosing the Unassigned selection. By selecting Unassigned from the network drop-down, you reserve the associated server port to assign networks later.

You can use this selection to temporarily stop traffic forwarding on the interconnect or rack connectivity module port associated with the profile connection.

Valid networks or network sets can be selected for an active connection while the server power is on and without the need to reboot the server. All connection types, including Ethernet, FCoE, iSCSI, and FC, can be created without assigning a network using the Unassigned selection from the network drop-down.

The Unassigned selection also reserves virtual MAC and WWN addresses for a virtual port when used in conjunction with the blade servers.

Rack servers support FC connections. Rack servers can have one connection per physical port. Ethernet connections are supported in HPE Composable Cloud for ProLiant DL solutions.

For blade servers with an iSCSI connection, you can use static values or use DHCP to obtain the IP address, netmask, and gateway.

Link Aggregation Group (LAG) selection

You can select either none or LAG1 for the link aggregation setting of server profiles or server profile templates for rack servers.
  • The none setting indicates that a link aggregation group is not created between the rack connectivity module ports connected to the server adapter ports.

  • The LAG1 setting indicates that a link aggregation group is created between the rack connectivity module ports connected to the server adapter ports. If LAG1 is selected on one of the connections of a rack's server profile, it must also be selected for the other port. The same network selection must be used between the two connections when LAG1 is selected.

You can change the pair of rack server Ethernet connections to have either the same LAG or no LAG even while the server is powered on. You must modify the LAG parameters to add or remove the LAG setting from both the profile Ethernet connections.