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MM910 Management Module V100R001 User Guide 24

This document provides the product description, installation and configuration methods, and common operations of the E9000 server chassis management module MM910.
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Configuration Examples

Configuration Examples

FCoE Networking (FCF Application)

Configure easyLink for FCoE forwarder (FCF) application in FCoE networking scenarios. The FCF converts FCoE to standard FC and connects to the FC SAN.

Networking Overview
Network Diagram
Figure 4-32 Overall networking (FCF application)

Figure 4-33 FC networking

Service Networking Requirements
  • The chassis connects to uplink aggregation switches through 8 x 10GE links. The switch modules are in redundancy mode.
  • The chassis directly connects to dual-controller FC storage (such as the S3900) through 4 x 8 or 4 x 16 Gbit/s links, or to dual-controller FCoE storage through 4 x 10 Gbit/s links.
NOTE:

The CX320 switch modules support direct connection to FC or FCoE storage. If the storage device supports FCoE ports, the FCoE ports can also be used for connections.

  • Each compute node runs three types of services on different physical network interface cards (NICs). The uplinks of these NICs share 2 x 10GE bandwidth.
NOTE:

In this scenario, the chassis connects to FC storage directly. If the chassis connects to FC switches directly, see FCoE Networking (NPV Application).

Physical Networking
  • Install two CX320 switch modules in slots 2X and 3X. Connect the two switch modules directly to the FC storage through FC or FCoE ports, and connect the two switch modules to aggregation switches through Ethernet ports.
  • Stack the two CX320 switch modules and use the default stack ID. The E9000 midplane provides 40GE ports for stack channels. Enable the uplink Eth-Trunk ports to forward local packets first.
  • Install half-width CH121 V3 compute nodes in slots 1, 2, and 3. Install a converged NIC MZ510 in slot Mezz 1. Each MZ510 connects to each CX320 through one 10GE link.
  • Connect the following 10GE ports on the CX320 switch module panels to the uplink Ethernet aggregation switch:
    • Ports 10GE 2/17/1 to 10GE 2/17/4
    • Ports 10GE 3/17/1 to 10GE 3/17/4
  • Connect the FC ports FC 2/21/1, FC 2/21/2, FC 3/21/1, and FC 3/21/2 or FC 2/22/1, FC 2/22/2, FC 3/22/1, and FC 3/22/2 of the CX320 switch modules to FC storage, or connect the 10GE ports 10GE 2/17/7, 10GE 2/17/8, 10GE 3/17/7, and 10GE 3/17/8 to FCoE storage.
NOTE:

The CX320 switch module supports direct connection to FC and FCoE storage. If FC ports are to be used, the fiber channel forward (FCF) in the CX320 converts FCoE signals to FC signals. If FCoE ports are to be used to connect to the FCoE storage, the ports on the panel or PIC card can be used.

Overall Networking
  • The MZ510 has two ports to connect to the CX320 switch modules in slots 2X and 3X. Figure 4-34 shows the connection between the MZ510 ports and switch modules.
Figure 4-34 Mapping between the MZ510 ports and the CX320 switch modules in slots 2X and 3X

  • To ensure network reliability, the two CX320 switch modules are stacked and the eight 10GE uplinks are aggregated as a group.
  • The Universal Multi-Channel (UMC) is enabled for the MZ510. Each MZ510 port is partitioned into four physical functions (PFs) (channels). The four PFs include three NIC PFs and one FCoE PF.
    • Each MZ510 port provides three Ethernet PFs. The six Ethernet PFs in total are bonded as three groups. The two PFs in each group work in active/standby mode. The three groups carry different services.
    • The FCoE PFs on the MZ510 ports connect to the two switch modules through FCoE.
Configuration Plan

The configuration of FCF application in an FCoE network includes NIC configuration and easyLink configuration.

NIC Configuration
  • Configure the MZ510 to work in NIC + FCoE mode (default configuration).
  • Enable UMC (multi-PF) for the MZ510, and set the bandwidth and PVLAN for each PF.
  • Bond the Ethernet PFs of the MZ510 ports into three groups. For details, see Figure 4-35.
  • Set a PVLAN for each Ethernet PF.

Table1 Network port parameter plan provides the NIC configuration plan. For details about the configuration procedure, see Configuring a profile > NIC configuration in Configuration Procedure.

Table 4-21 Network port parameter plan

NIC

Port

PF No.

PF Type

PVLAN

Mezz1

Port 0

PF 0

NIC

2001

PF 2

FCoE

NA

PF 4

NIC

2002

PF 6

NIC

2003

Port 1

PF 1

NIC

2001

PF 3

FCoE

NA

PF 5

NIC

2002

PF 7

NIC

2003

Figure 4-35 illustrates the bonding of the PFs on the two ports of the MZ510.

Figure 4-35 Port bonding

For more details on NIC configuration, see E9000 Deployment Process > Networks for Typical Application Scenarios > FCoE Converged Network Application Scenario (CX320 in FCF Mode) > Configuring NICs > Configure NIC Bonding in E9000 Server V100R001 Deployment Guide.

easyLink Configuration
  • Stack the switch modules in slots 2X and 3X.
  • Aggregate the uplink ports and enable the uplinks to work in manual load-sharing mode.
  • Create VLANs 2001, 2002, and 2003, and add the ports connected to compute nodes and the aggregated uplink ports to the VLANs.
  • Configure the FCF feature for the switch modules in slots 2X and 3X.
  • Configure the ports (on the switch modules in slots 2X and 3X) used to connect to the storage.

Figure 4-36 illustrates the easyLink networking.

Figure 4-36 easyLink networking model

easyLink allows the compute node (CH121) function as a server and switch modules (CX320) function as the virtual NICs of the server.

The configuration clue is as follows:

  1. Create a profile for switch modules in slots 2X and 3X, and set the switch type to CX320, working mode to Tradition, and Deployment mode to Stack.
  2. Aggregate the uplink ports that connect to aggregation switches.

    In the profile, create Uplink 1 to carry Ethernet services. Create Business VLAN 1, set VLAN IDs to 2001 to 2003, and associate Uplink 1 with Business VLAN 1.

    NOTE:

    VLAN IDs 2001 to 2003 correspond to PVLANs configured for the NIC PFs.

  3. Configure the uplink ports that connect to the FC SAN storage.

    In the profile, configure Swi2 FC SAN and Swi3 FC SAN for connecting to the external storage.

  4. Configure port teaming on ports 0 and 1 of the card in slot Mezz 1.

    Create a NIC profile and configure ports 0 and 1 of Mezz 1 as NIC Teaming 1.

  5. Create an Ethernet vNIC for NIC Teaming 1 and associate it with Business VLAN 1.
  6. Create an FCoE vNIC for NIC Teaming 1.

For details about the configuration procedure, see Configuration Procedure.

Configuration Procedure
Scenarios

Configure easyLink for an E9000 in an FCoE network that uses FCF.

NOTE:

The configuration varies depending on the physical networking. This section uses the CH121 V3 (configured with MZ510s) and CX320 as an example. If the actual physical networking is different, refer to Configuration Procedure for NIC configuration and easyLink Configuration for easyLink configuration.

Prerequisites

Conditions

The NIC configuration is complete. For details, see Configuration Plan.

Data

None.

Procedure
  1. Log in to the MM910 WebUI.

    For details, see Logging In to the MM910 WebUI.

  2. Enable easyLink Setting.

    1. Choose Stateless Computing > easyLink Configuration > easyLink Setting.
    2. Click , set easyLink Setting to , and click .

      The Add Switch Profile page is displayed.

  3. Create a profile for the switch modules in slots 2X and 3X.

    1. Set the parameters as follows:
      • Profile name: CX320
      • Switch slots: 2X/3X
      • Switch model: CX320
      • Work mode: Tradition (EndHost)
      • Deployment mode: Stack
      Figure 4-37 Creating a profile for switch modules
    2. Click Next.

      The Set Switch Module Management Info page is displayed.

  4. Set parameters based on service requirements, and click Next.

    The Set SNMP Info page is displayed.

  5. Set parameters based on service requirements, and click Next.

    The panel port configuration page is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-38.

    Figure 4-38 Configuring panel ports
    NOTE:

    The MX517 or MX527 can be installed in slot PIC 1 or PIC 2, and the configuration of PIC 1 or 2 must be the same as the hardware configuration of the switch module.

  6. Click Next.

    The Set Uplinks page is displayed.

  7. Aggregate the uplink ports that connect to aggregation switches.

    1. Click Add Uplink.

      The Add Uplink dialog box is displayed.

    2. Enter the uplink name, and set Uplink type to Share Uplink, Interface type to Eth-Trunk, and Autonegotiation to Enabled.
    3. Click in the Eth-Trunk Configuration area.
    4. In the dialog box displayed, select ports from Available Ports, and click and then OK.
    5. Set Mode to Manual, and click OK.
    6. Click Next.
    Figure 4-39 Creating uplink U1 (example)

  8. Create a business VLAN.

    1. Click Add Business VLAN.

      The Add Business VLAN dialog box is displayed.

    2. Enter the VLAN name, set VLAN type to Trans, VLAN ID to 2001-2003, and Uplink name to the value set in 7.
    3. Click OK.
    4. Click Next.
    Figure 4-40 Creating a Business VLAN

    The FC Configuration page is displayed.

  9. Configure FC settings.

    1. Enable FC and set FC mode to Switch (FCF).
    2. Click Edit in FCoE Port DCB Configuration, select manual in PFC work mode, and click Save, as shown in Figure5 Configuring FC.
    3. Click Next.
    Figure 4-41 Configuring FC

  10. Configure FC SAN settings.

    • If the chassis directly connects to FC switches through FC ports, configure the ports under Swi2 FC SAN Configuration and Swi3 FC SAN Configuration as follows:
      1. Click and FC Ports Settings.
      2. Add ports and click OK.

        Figure 4-42 shows the Swi2 FC SAN configuration.

        Figure 4-42 FC SAN configuration (chassis connects to FC switches through FC ports)
    • If the chassis directly connects to FCoE switches through FCoE ports, configure the ports under Swi2 FC SAN Configuration and Swi3 FC SAN Configuration as follows:
      1. Click and FCoE Ports Settings.
      2. Add ports and click OK.
        NOTE:

        The MX517 provides FCoE and FC ports, and the MX527 provides only FC ports.

        Figure 4-43 shows the Swi2 FC SAN configuration.

        Figure 4-43 FC SAN configuration (chassis connects to FCoE switches through FCoE ports)

  11. Click Next.
  12. Click Add Alias, set parameters based on service requirements, and click Next.
  13. Configure the zone. In this example, select Use the default zone, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The default zone automatically adds the FCoE instance uplink ports and downlink ports associated with this profile as members. If Use the default zone is not selected, you need to manually add uplink ports and WWPNs for zones. You can add multiple zones.

    The Set NIC Profile Info page is displayed.

  14. Select a compute node slot, enter the profile name, select the profile from Associated switch profile (2X/3X), and click Next.

    Figure 4-44 shows an example.

    Figure 4-44 Creating a NIC profile

  15. Click Create NIC Teaming.

    The Create NIC Teaming (Default configuration) dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-45.

    NOTE:

    If the automatically generated NIC team does not meet service requirements, click Advanced Settings to configure NIC teaming.

    Figure 4-45 Creating a NIC team

  16. Configure the NIC teaming and click OK.
  17. Create an Ethernet vNIC.

    1. Click Add vNIC.

      The Create vNIC (Default configuration) dialog box is displayed.

      If the automatically generated vNIC configuration does not meet service requirements, click Advanced Settings.

    2. Enter the vNIC name, associate the NIC team created in 15, set vNIC type to Ethernet and Mode to PF, and click OK, as shown in Figure 4-46.
      Figure 4-46 Creating an Ethernet vNIC

  18. Create an FCoE vNIC.

    1. Click Add vNIC.

      The Create vNIC (Default configuration) dialog box is displayed.

      If the automatically generated vNIC configuration does not meet service requirements, click Advanced Settings.

    2. Enter the vNIC name, associate the NIC team created in 15, set vNIC type to FCoE and Mode to PF, and click OK, as shown in Figure 4-47.
      Figure 4-47 Creating an FCoE vNIC
    3. Click Next.

      The Associate Compute Nodes page is displayed.

  19. Click None under Associate Compute Nodes.

    The Select Associated Slots dialog box is displayed.

  20. Select the compute nodes, and click OK.
  21. Click Next.

    The Deliver Switch Profile page is displayed.

  22. Locate the profile to be applied, and click .

    The Manually Deliver Profile dialog box is displayed.

  23. Click Deliver.

    When the delivery status becomes Delivered, the profile is successfully applied to the switch modules.

  24. Click Finish.

FCoE Networking (NPV Application)

Configure easyLink for N Port Virtualization (NPV) application in FCoE networking scenarios. NPV reduces switch management and overhead in larger SAN deployments. With NPV, you can add the switch modules in an E9000 chassis to the network without having to assign a domain ID to each of them.

Networking Overview
Network Diagram
Figure 4-48 Overall networking (NPV application)
Service Networking Requirements
  • The CX320 switch modules in redundancy mode directly connect to FC or FCoE switches in NPV mode to forward FC traffic. Ethernet traffic is transferred to the customer's network through an Ethernet aggregation switch.
  • The switch modules connect to FC switches through 4 x 8 or 4 x 16 Gbit/s links and connect to Ethernet aggregation switches through eight 10GE links.
NOTE:

If the FC switches support FCoE ports, FCoE ports can also be used for connections.

  • Each compute node provides two 10GE uplinks.

    In this scenario, the chassis connects to FC switches. If the chassis directly connects to FC storage, see FCoE Networking (FCF Application).

Physical Networking
  • Install two CX320 switch modules in slots 2X and 3X. Connect the two switch modules directly to FC switches through FC or FCoE ports, and connect the two switch modules to aggregation switches through Ethernet ports.
  • Stack the two CX320 switch modules and use the default stack ID. The E9000 midplane provides 40GE ports for stack channels. Enable the uplink Eth-Trunk ports to forward local packets first.
  • Install half-width CH121 V3 compute nodes in slots 1, 2, and 3. Install a converged NIC MZ510 in slot Mezz 1. Each MZ510 connects to each CX320 through one 10GE link.
  • Connect the following 10GE ports on the CX320 switch module panels to the uplink Ethernet aggregation switch:
    • Ports 10GE 2/17/1, 10GE 2/17/2, 10GE 2/17/3, and 10GE 2/17/4
    • Ports 10GE 3/17/1, 10GE 3/17/2, 10GE 3/17/3, and 10GE 3/17/4
  • Connect the FC ports FC 2/21/1, FC 2/21/2, FC 3/21/1, and FC 3/21/2 or FC 2/22/1, FC 2/22/2, FC 3/22/1, and FC 3/22/2 of the CX320 switch modules to FC switches, or connect the 10GE ports 10GE 2/17/7, 10GE 2/17/8, 10GE 3/17/7, and 10GE 3/17/8 to FCoE switches.
NOTE:

The CX320 supports direct correction to FC or FCoE switches. If FC ports are to be used, only the PIC card ports can convert FCoE signals to FC signals. If FCoE ports are to be used to connect to FCoE switches, the ports on the panel or PIC card can be used.

Overall Networking
  • The MZ510 has two ports to connect to the CX320 switch modules in slots 2X and 3X. Figure 4-49 shows the connection between the MZ510 ports and the CX320 switch modules.
Figure 4-49 Mapping between the MZ510 ports and the CX320 switch modules in slots 2X and 3X

  • To ensure network reliability, the two CX320 switch modules are stacked and the eight 10GE uplinks are aggregated as a group.
  • The Universal Multi-Channel (UMC) is enabled for the MZ510. Each MZ510 port is partitioned into four physical functions (PFs) (channels). The four PFs include three NIC PFs and one FCoE PF.
    • Each MZ510 port provides three Ethernet PFs. The six Ethernet PFs in total are bonded as three groups. The two PFs in each group work in active/standby mode. The three groups carry different services.
    • The FCoE PFs on the MZ510 ports connect to the two switch modules through FCoE.
Configuration Plan
NIC configuration

The configuration of NPV application in an FCoE network includes NIC configuration and easyLink configuration.

  • Configure the MZ510 to work in NIC + FCoE mode (default configuration).
  • Enable UMC (multi-PF) for the MZ510, and set the bandwidth and PVLAN for each PF.
  • Bond the Ethernet PFs of the MZ510 ports into three groups. For details, see Figure 4-35.
  • Set a PVLAN for each Ethernet PF.

Table 4-22 provides the NIC configuration plan. For details about the configuration procedure, see Configuring a profile > NIC configuration in Configuration Procedure.

Table 4-22 Network port parameter plan

NIC

Port

PF No.

PF Type

PVLAN

Mezz1

Port 0

PF 0

NIC

2001

PF 2

FCoE

NA

PF 4

NIC

2002

PF 6

NIC

2003

Port 1

PF 1

NIC

2001

PF 3

FCoE

NA

PF 5

NIC

2002

PF 7

NIC

2003

Figure 4-50 illustrates the bonding of the PFs on the two ports of the MZ510.

Figure 4-50 Port bonding

For operation details, see E9000 Deployment Process > Networks for Typical Application Scenarios > FCoE Converged Network Application Scenario (CX320 in NPV Mode) > Configuring NICs > Configure NIC bonding in E9000 Server V100R001 Deployment Guide.

easyLink Configuration
  • Stack the switch modules in slots 2X and 3X.
  • Aggregate the uplink ports and enable the uplinks to work in manual load-sharing mode.
  • Create VLANs 2001, 2002, and 2003, and add the ports connected to compute nodes and the aggregated uplink ports to the VLANs.
  • Configure the NPV feature for the switch modules in slots 2X and 3X.
  • Configure the ports (on the switch modules in slots 2X and 3X) used to connect to the switches.

Figure 4-51 illustrates the easyLink networking.

Figure 4-51 easyLink networking model

easyLink allows the compute node (CH121) function as a server and switch modules (CX320) function as the virtual NICs of the server.

The configuration clue is as follows:

  1. Create a profile for switch modules in slots 2X and 3X, and set the switch type to CX320, working mode to Tradition, and Deployment mode to Stack.
  2. Aggregate the uplink ports that connect to the TOR switch.

    In the profile, create Uplink 1 to carry Ethernet services. Create Business VLAN 1, set VLAN IDs to 2001 to 2003, and associate Uplink 1 with Business VLAN 1.

    NOTE:

    VLAN IDs 2001 to 2003 correspond to PVLANs configured for the NIC PFs.

  3. Configure the uplink ports that connect to the FC or FCoE switches.

    In the switch profile, create Swi2 FC SAN and Swi3 FC SAN in NPV mode for connecting to the external FC or FCoE switches.

  4. Configure port teaming on ports 0 and 1 of the card in slot Mezz 1.

    Create a NIC profile and configure ports 0 and 1 of Mezz 1 as NIC Teaming 1.

  5. Create an Ethernet vNIC for NIC Teaming 1 and associate it with Business VLAN 1.
  6. Create an FCoE vNIC for NIC Teaming 1.

For details about the configuration procedure, see Configuration Procedure.

Configuration Procedure
Scenarios

Configure easyLink for an E9000 in an FCoE network that uses NPV.

NOTE:

The configuration varies depending on the physical networking. This section uses the CH121 V3 (configured with MZ510s) and CX320 as an example. If the actual physical networking is different, refer to Configuration Procedure for NIC configuration and easyLink Configuration for easyLink configuration.

Prerequisites

Conditions

The NIC configuration is complete. For details, see Configuration Plan.

Data

None.

Procedure
  1. Log in to the MM910 WebUI.

    For details, see Logging In to the MM910 WebUI.

  2. Enable easyLink Setting.
    1. Choose Stateless Computing > easyLink Configuration > easyLink Setting.
    2. Click , set easyLink Setting to , and click .

      The Add Switch Profile page is displayed.

  3. Create a profile for the switch modules in slots 2X and 3X.
    1. Set the parameters as follows:
      • Profile name: CX320
      • Switch slots: 2X/3X
      • Switch model: CX320
      • Work mode: Tradition (EndHost)
      • Deployment mode: Stack
      Figure 4-52 Creating a profile for switch modules
    2. Click Next.

      The Set Switch Module Management Info page is displayed.

  4. Set parameters based on service requirements, and click Next.

    The Set SNMP Info page is displayed.

  5. Set parameters based on service requirements, and click Next.

    The panel port configuration page is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-53.

    Figure 4-53 Configuring panel ports
    NOTE:

    The MX517 or MX527 can be installed in slot PIC 1 or PIC 2, and the configuration of PIC 1 or 2 must be the same as the hardware configuration of the switch module.

  6. Click Next.

    The Set Uplinks page is displayed.

  7. Aggregate the uplink ports that connect to aggregation switches.
    1. Click Add Uplink.

      The Add Uplink dialog box is displayed.

    2. Enter the uplink name, and set Uplink type to Share Uplink, Interface type to Eth-Trunk, and Autonegotiation to Enabled.
    3. Click in the Eth-Trunk Configuration area.
    4. In the dialog box displayed, select ports from Available Ports, and click and then OK.
    5. Set Mode to Manual, and click OK.
    6. Click Next.
    Figure 4-54 Creating uplink U1 (example)
  8. Create a business VLAN.
    1. Click Add Business VLAN.

      The Add Business VLAN dialog box is displayed.

    2. Enter the VLAN name, set VLAN type to Trans, VLAN ID to 2001-2003, and Uplink name to the value set in Configuration Procedure.
    3. Click OK.
    4. Click Next.
    Figure 4-55 Creating a Business VLAN

    The FC Configuration page is displayed.

  9. Configure FC settings.
    1. Enable FC and set the FC mode to NPV.
    2. Click Edit in FCoE Port DCB Configuration, select manual in PFC work mode, and click Save, as shown in Figure5 Configuring FC.
    3. Click Next.
    Figure 4-56 Configuring FC
  10. Configure FC SAN settings.
    • If the chassis connects to FC switches through FC ports, click the ports under Swi2 FC SAN Configuration and Swi3 FC SAN Configuration as follows:
      1. Click and FC Ports Settings.
      2. Add ports and click OK.
        NOTE:

        NPV VLANs are used for the switch modules to connect to FCF devices and must be consistent with the FCoE VLAN configuration of the external FCF switches. The NPV VLANs range from 2 to 4063 and must be different from Business VLANs, FCoE data VLANs, and other NPV VLANs.

        Figure 4-57 shows the Swi2 FC SAN configuration.

        Figure 4-57 FC SAN configuration (chassis connects to FC switches through FC ports)
    • If the chassis connects to FCoE switches through FCoE ports, configure the ports under Swi2 FC SAN Configuration and Swi3 FC SAN Configuration as follows:
      1. Click and FCoE Ports Settings.
      2. Add ports and click OK.
        NOTE:

        The MX517 provides FCoE and FC ports, and the MX527 provides only FC ports.

        Figure 4-58 shows the Swi2 FC SAN configuration.

        Figure 4-58 FC SAN configuration (chassis connects to FCoE switches through FCoE ports)
  11. Click Next.

    The Set NIC Profile Info page is displayed.

  12. Select a compute node slot, enter the profile name, select the profile from Associated switch profile (2X/3X), and click Next.

    Figure 4-59 shows an example.

    Figure 4-59 Creating a NIC profile.
  13. Click Create NIC Teaming.

    The Create NIC Teaming (Default configuration) dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-60.

    NOTE:

    If the automatically generated NIC teaming does not meet service requirements, click Advanced Settings to configure NIC teaming.

    Figure 4-60 Creating a NIC team
  14. Configure the NIC teaming and click OK.
  15. Create an Ethernet vNIC.
    1. Click Add vNIC.

      The Create vNIC (Default configuration) dialog box is displayed.

      If the automatically generated vNIC configuration does not meet service requirements, click Advanced Settings.

    2. Enter the vNIC name, associate the NIC team created in 13, set vNIC type to Ethernet and Mode to PF, and click OK, as shown in Figure 4-61.
    Figure 4-61 Creating an Ethernet vNIC
  16. Create an FCoE vNIC.
    1. Click Add vNIC.

      The Create vNIC (Default configuration) dialog box is displayed.

      If the automatically generated vNIC configuration does not meet service requirements, click Advanced Settings.

    2. Enter the vNIC name, associate the NIC team created in 13, set vNIC type to FCoE and Mode to PF, and click OK, as shown in Figure 4-62.
      Figure 4-62 Creating an FCoE vNIC
    3. Click Next.

      The Associate Compute Nodes page is displayed.

  17. Click None under Associated Compute Nodes.

    The Select Associated Slots dialog box is displayed.

  18. Select the compute nodes, and click OK.
  19. Click Next.

    The Deliver Switch Profile page is displayed.

  20. Locate the profile to be applied, and click .

    The Manually Deliver Profile dialog box is displayed.

  21. Click Deliver.

    When the delivery status becomes Delivered, the profile is successfully applied to the switch modules.

  22. Click Finish.

10GE Networking

Configure easyLink for the E9000 server in 10GE networking.

Networking Overview

The CX310 switch module applies to 10GE networks, and the CX710 applies to 40GE networks. Each of the first six 40GE ports on the CX710 panel can be split into four 10GE ports to connect to 10GE switches. Ethernet networks based on the CX710 are similar to those based on the CX310. This scenario uses the CX310 as an example.

Network Diagram
Figure 4-63 Overall networking

Service Networking Requirements
  • The chassis connects to Ethernet aggregation switches through four 10GE links, and switch modules are configured in redundancy mode.
  • Each compute node provides two 10GE uplinks.
Physical Networking
  • Install two CX310 switch modules in slots 2X and 3X, and connect them to Ethernet aggregation switch.
  • Stack the two CX310 switch modules. The E9000 midplane provides 40GE ports for stack channels. Enable the uplink Eth-Trunk ports to forward local packets first.
  • Install CH121 V3 compute nodes in slots 1, 2, and 3, and install an MZ510 in slot Mezz 1 of each CH121 V3. Each MZ510 connects to each CX310 through one 10GE link.
  • Connect the 10GE ports 2/17/1, 2/17/2, 3/17/1, and 3/17/2 on the CX310 panel to uplink Ethernet aggregation switches.
Configuration Plan

The configuration of the E9000 server in 10GE networking includes NIC configuration and easyLink configuration.

NIC Configuration
  • Set the NIC working mode to NIC.
  • Bond the Ethernet PFs of the MZ510 ports that connect to the CX310 switch modules in slots 2X and 3X.

Table 4-23 shows the configuration plan. For details about the configuration, see Profile.

Table 4-23 Network port parameter plan

NIC

Port

PF No.

PF Type

Mezz1

Port0

PF0

NIC

Port1

PF1

NIC

Figure 4-64 illustrates the bonding of the PFs on the two ports of the MZ510.

Figure 4-64 Port bonding

For details about the configuration procedure, see E9000 Deployment Process > Networks for Typical Application Scenarios > 10GE Application Scenario > Configuring NICs > Configure NIC Bonding in E9000 Server V100R001 Deployment Guide.

easyLink Configuration
  • Stack the switch modules in slots 2X and 3X.
  • Aggregate the uplink ports and enable the uplinks to work in manual load-sharing mode.

Figure 4-65 illustrates the easyLink networking.

Figure 4-65 easyLink networking model

easyLink allows the compute node (CH121) function as a server and switch modules (CX310) function as the virtual NICs of the server.

The configuration clue is as follows:

  1. Create a profile for switch modules in slots 2X and 3X, and set the switch type to CX310, working mode to Tradition, and Deployment mode to Stack.
  2. Aggregate the uplink ports that connect to the TOR switch.

    In the switch profile, create Uplink 1 to carry Ethernet services. Create Business VLAN 1, set the VLAN ID to 2001, and associate Uplink 1 with Business VLAN 1.

  3. Create a NIC profile and configure ports 0 and 1 of Mezz 1 as NIC Teaming 1.
  4. Create an Ethernet vNIC for NIC Teaming 1 and associate it with Business VLAN 1.

For details about the configuration procedure, see Configuration Procedure.

Configuration Procedure
Scenarios

Configure easyLink for an E9000 in 10GE networking.

NOTE:

The configuration varies depending on the physical networking. This section uses the CH121 V3 (configured with MZ510s) and CX320 as an example. If the actual physical networking is different, refer to Profile for NIC configuration and easyLink Configuration for easyLink configuration.

Prerequisites

Conditions

The NIC configuration is complete. For details, see Configuration Plan.

Data

None.

Procedure
  1. Log in to the MM910 WebUI.

    For details, see Logging In to the MM910 WebUI.

  2. Enable easyLink Setting.

    1. Choose Stateless Computing > easyLink Configuration > easyLink Setting.
    2. Click , set easyLink Setting to , and click .

      The Add Switch Profile page is displayed.

  3. Create a profile for the switch modules in slots 2X and 3X.

    1. Set the parameters as follows:
      • Profile name: CX310
      • Switch slots: 2X/3X
      • Switch model: CX310
      • Work mode: Tradition (EndHost)
      • Deployment mode: Stack
      Figure 4-66 Creating a switch profile
    2. Click Next.

      The Set Switch Module Management Info page is displayed.

  4. Set parameters based on service requirements, and click Next.

    The Set SNMP Info page is displayed.

  5. Set parameters based on service requirements, and click Next.
  6. Click Next.

    The Set Uplinks page is displayed.

  7. Aggregate the uplink ports that connect to aggregation switches.

    1. Click Add Uplink.

      The Add Uplink dialog box is displayed.

    2. Enter the uplink name, and set Uplink type to Normal Uplink, Interface type to Eth-Trunk, and Autonegotiation to Enabled.
    3. Click in the Eth-Trunk Configuration area.
    4. In the dialog box displayed, select ports from Available Ports, and click and then OK.
    5. Use default settings for other parameters, and click OK.
    6. Click Next.
    Figure 4-67 Creating an uplink

  8. Create a business VLAN.

    1. Click Add Business VLAN.

      The Add Business VLAN dialog box is displayed.

    2. Enter the VLAN name, set VLAN type to Domain, VLAN ID to 2001, and Uplink name to the value set in 7.
    3. Click OK.
    Figure 4-68 Creating a Business VLAN

  9. Click Next repeatedly until the Set NIC Profile Info page is displayed.
  10. Select a compute node slot, enter the profile name, select the profile from Associated switch profile (2X/3X), and click Next.

    Figure 4-69 shows an example.

    Figure 4-69 Creating a NIC profile

  11. Click Create NIC Teaming.

    The Create NIC Teaming (Default configuration) dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-70.

    NOTE:

    If the automatically generated NIC teaming does not meet service requirements, click Advanced Settings to configure NIC teaming.

    Figure 4-70 Creating a NIC team

  12. Configure the NIC teaming and click OK.
  13. Create an Ethernet vNIC.

    1. Click Add vNIC.

      The Create vNIC (Default configuration) dialog box is displayed.

    2. Use the automatically generated vNIC, and click OK, as shown in Figure 4-71.
    Figure 4-71 Creating a vNIC

  14. Click Next.

    The Associate Compute Nodes page is displayed.

  15. Click None under Associated Compute Nodes.

    The Select Associated Slots dialog box is displayed.

  16. Select the compute nodes, and click OK.
  17. Click Next.

    The Deliver Switch Profile page is displayed.

  18. Locate the profile to be applied, and click .

    The Manually Deliver Profile dialog box is displayed.

  19. Click Deliver.

    When the delivery status becomes Delivered, the profile is successfully applied to the switch modules.

  20. Click Finish.

Smart Channel Networking

Configure easyLink for the E9000 in Smart Channel networking.

Networking Overview
Network Diagram
Figure 4-72 Smart Channel networking
Physical Networking
  • Install CX310 switch modules in slots 2X and 3X. Connect the two switch modules to two Ethernet aggregation switches through four 10GE uplinks. Stack the two Ethernet aggregation switches. Aggregate the four 10GE uplinks and enable the links to work in LACP mode.
  • Stack the two CX310 switch modules. The E9000 midplane provides 40GE ports for stack channels.
  • Install the CH121 V3 compute nodes in slots 1, 2, and 3. Install an MZ510 in slot Mezz 1 of each CH121 V3. Each MZ510 connects to each CX310 through two 10GE links.
  • Connect the 10GE ports 2/17/1, 2/17/2, 3/17/1, and 3/17/2 on the CX310 panel to uplink Ethernet aggregation switches.
Configuration Plan

The configuration for Smart Channel networking includes NIC configuration and easyLink configuration.

NIC Configuration
  • Set the NIC working mode to NIC.
  • Bond the Ethernet PFs of the MZ510 ports that connect to the CX310 switch modules in slots 2X and 3X.

Table 4-24 shows the configuration plan. For details about the configuration, see Profile.

Table 4-24 Network port parameter plan

NIC

Port

PF No.

PF Type

Mezz1

Port0

PF0

NIC

Port1

PF1

NIC

Figure 4-73 illustrates the bonding of the PFs on the two ports of the MZ510.

Figure 4-73 Port bonding

For details about the configuration, see E9000 Deployment Process > Networks for Typical Application Scenarios > Smart Channel Networking > Configuring NICs > Configure NIC bonding in the E9000 Server V100R001 Deployment Guide.

easyLink Configuration
  • Configure the switch modules in slots 2X and 3X to work in Channel mode.
  • Stack the switch modules in slots 2X and 3X.
  • Add the four uplinks to the Smart Channel.
  • Create VLAN 2001 and add the Smart Channel and switch module downlink ports to the VLAN.

Figure 4-74 illustrates the easyLink networking.

Figure 4-74 easyLink networking model

easyLink allows the compute node (CH121) function as a server and switch modules (CX310) function as the virtual NICs of the server.

The configuration clue is as follows:

  1. Create a profile for switch modules in slots 2X and 3X, and set the switch type to CX310, working mode to Tradition, and work relation to Smart Channel.
  2. Aggregate the uplink ports that connect to the TOR switch.

    In the switch profile, create Uplink 1 to carry Ethernet services. Create Business VLAN 1, set the VLAN ID to 2001, and associate Uplink 1 with Business VLAN 1.

  3. Create a NIC profile and configure ports 0 and 1 of Mezz 1 as NIC Teaming 1.
  4. Create an Ethernet vNIC for NIC Teaming 1 and associate it with Business VLAN 1.

For details about the configuration procedure, see Configuration Procedure.

Configuration Procedure
Scenarios

Configure easyLink for an E9000 in Smart Channel networking.

NOTE:

The configuration varies depending on the physical networking. This section uses the CH121 V3 (configured with MZ510s) and CX320 as an example. If the actual physical networking is different, refer to Profile for NIC configuration and easyLink Configuration for easyLink configuration.

Prerequisites

Conditions

The NIC configuration is complete. For details, see Configuration Plan.

Data

None.

Procedure
  1. Log in to the MM910 WebUI.

    For details, see Logging In to the MM910 WebUI.

  2. Enable easyLink Setting.
    1. Choose Stateless Computing > easyLink Configuration > easyLink Setting.
    2. Click , set easyLink Setting to , and click .

      The Add Switch Profile page is displayed.

  3. Create a profile for the switch modules in slots 2X and 3X.
    1. Set the parameters as follows:
      • Profile name: CX310
      • Switch slots: 2X/3X
      • Switch model: CX310
      • Work mode: Smart Channel (EndHost)
      • Deployment mode: Stack
      Figure 4-75 Creating a switch profile
    2. Click Next.

      The Set Switch Module Management Info page is displayed.

  4. Set parameters based on service requirements, and click Next.

    The Set SNMP Info page is displayed.

  5. Set parameters based on service requirements, and click Next.
  6. Click Next.

    The uplink configuration page is displayed.

  7. Aggregate the uplink ports that connect to aggregation switches.
    1. Click Add Uplink.

      The Add Uplink dialog box is displayed.

    2. Enter the uplink name, and set Uplink type to Normal Uplink, Interface type to Eth-Trunk, and Autonegotiation to Enabled.
    3. Click in the Smart Channel Configuration area.
    4. In the dialog box displayed, select ports from Available Ports, and click and then OK.
    5. Set other parameters based on service requirements, and click OK.
    Figure 4-76 Creating an uplink
  8. Click Next.
  9. Create a business VLAN.
    1. Click Add Business VLAN.

      The Add Business VLAN dialog box is displayed.

    2. Enter the VLAN name, set VLAN type to Domain, VLAN ID to 2001, and Uplink name to the value set in 7.
    3. Click OK.
    Figure 4-77 Creating a Business VLAN
  10. Click Next repeatedly until the Set NIC Profile Info page is displayed.
  11. Select a compute node slot, enter the profile name, select the profile from Associated switch profile (2X/3X), and click Next.

    Figure 4-78 shows an example.

    Figure 4-78 Creating a NIC profile

  12. Click Create NIC Teaming.

    The Create NIC Teaming (Simple Configuration) dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-79.

    NOTE:

    If the automatically generated NIC team does not meet service requirements, click Advanced Configuration to configure NIC teaming.

    Figure 4-79 Creating a NIC team

  13. Configure the NIC teaming and click OK.
  14. Create an Ethernet vNIC.
    1. Click Add vNIC Configuration.

      The Create vNIC (Simple Configuration) dialog box is displayed.

    2. Use the automatically generated vNIC, and click OK, as shown in Figure 4-80.
    Figure 4-80 Creating a vNIC
  15. Click Next.

    The Associate with Compute Node page is displayed.

  16. Click None under Associated Compute Slot.

    The Select Associated Slots dialog box is displayed.

  17. Select the compute nodes, and click OK.
  18. Click Next.

    The Deliver Switch Profile page is displayed.

  19. Locate the profile to be applied, and click .

    The Manually Deliver Profile dialog box is displayed.

  20. Click Deliver.

    When the delivery status becomes Delivered, the profile is successfully applied to the switch modules.

  21. Click Finish.
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