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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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easyLink Configuration

easyLink Configuration

NOTE:

When both the master and slave chassis are installed, you can set the easyLink function on only the chassis to which the function belongs. You cannot set the easyLink function of the slave chassis from the master chassis, and vice versa.

easyLink Setting

Screen Shot

Function

Configure ports for connecting the switch module and NIC after enabling the switch centralized management configuration function.

Table 7-29 easyLink Setting

Item

Description

easyLink Setting

NOTE:

If switch centralized management is enabled, the switch module configuration uses the easyLink switch profiles of the management module. To configure services on the Fabric plane of the switch module, disable switch centralized management first; otherwise, the configuration will not be synchronized to the management module and will become invalid after the switch module is restarted. Online delivery will cause a short interruption of ports related to the switch profile.

  • On: enables the switch centralized management configuration function and allows you to configure ports for connecting the switch module and NIC.

    After enabling switch centralized management, Configuration Wizard is automatically displayed. After completing the wizard-based configuration, Configuration Wizard, Switch Profile, NIC Profile and easyLink Setting are displayed in the navigation tree.

NOTE:

When this function is enabled:

  1. You cannot run the offlineconfig command to load the profile to or delete the profile from a switch module.
  2. You cannot set the IP address for the switch module by running the swipcontrol command or on the Chassis Settings > Network Settings > Switch Modules pages using the WebUI.
  • Off: disables the switch centralized management configuration function.

    If this function is disabled, Configuration Wizard, Switch Profile, NIC Profile and easyLink Setting are not displayed in the navigation tree.

Configuration Wizard

Screenshot

Function

Configuration Wizard allows you to create a switch profile and NIC profile, associate a profile with a compute node, and apply the switch profile.

NOTE:
  • Parameter settings of different types of switch modules vary according to options displayed on the WebUI.
  • The maximum number of switch profiles is 32.
  • The maximum number of NIC profiles is 128.
Procedure
  1. Create a switch profile.

    1. Enter the profile information. Table 7-30 describes the parameters.
      Table 7-30 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      Profile name

      Identifies a profile, consists of letters, digits, and underscores (_). It cannot start with an underscore or exceed 20 characters.

      Switch slots

      Specifies the slot numbers of the switch modules.

      Value:

      • 2X/3X
      • 1E/4E

      Switch model

      Specifies the switch module type in the profile.

      The supported switch modules include CX110, CX111, CX210, CX220, CX310, CX311, CX312, CX320, CX710, CX910, CX911, CX912, CX915, CX916, CX916L, and CX920.

      The switch configuration function is implemented in V2.14 or later, and the released version on the Huawei technical support website is V100R001C10SPC110 or later.

      Work mode

      • Tradition (EndHost): indicates the switch mode of switch modules. The switch module version should be VRP V8.
      • Smart Channel (EndHost): indicates the channel mode of switch modules. This mode can automatically resolve loop problems on the network. The switch module version must support this mode. The version that supports the smart channel mode also supports the tradition mode.

      Default value: Tradition (EndHost)

      NOTE:
      • If the switch module version does not match after the switch profile is associated with a switch slot, an alarm will be generated.
      • CX320, CX916 and CX916L support only the Tradition work mode.

      Deployment mode

      Specifies the work relationship between a pair of switch modules in slots 2X/3X or 1E/4E.

      Value:

      • Stack: The switch modules are stacked and present as one switch for management.
      • Twin: The switch modules are mutually backed up for each other on the dual-plane, that is, the service configuration of the two switches are the same.

      Description

      Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

      The configuration promoted in the Add Switch Profile wizard varies depending on the switch module types. Perform the configuration based on actual requirements.

      • CX110, CX111, CX310, CX311, CX312, CX320, CX710, CX910, CX911, CX912, CX915, CX916, CX916L and CX920 support Switch Configuration, Uplink Configuration, and Business VLAN Configuration.
      NOTE:

      The CX916L can only be installed in slot 2X or 3X.

      • CX210, CX220, CX311, CX320, CX911, CX912, CX916, and CX915 support FC Configuration and FC SAN Configuration.
      NOTE:

      If both switch modules in slots indicated in the new switch profile are CX111 or CX915 and work in Stack mode, connect the 10GE ports numbered 3 on the switch module panels with an optic cable and those numbered 4 with an optic cable.

    2. Click Next.

      In the Set Switch Module Management Info area, Table 7-31 describes the parameters.

      NOTE:
      • If Deployment mode is set to Stack, you can set the parameters only in slot 2X or 1E, and slot 3X or 4E automatically synchronizes their parameters.
      • If Deployment mode is set to Twin, you can set the parameter in any slot.
      Table 7-31 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      Switch slots

      Determines the position for installing the switch module in the rear of the E9000 chassis.

      Management Network Port IP Address

      Sets an IP address of a management network port on a switch module by clicking Edit.

      Subnet Mask

      Sets a subnet mask of a management network port on a switch module by clicking Edit.

      Default Gateway

      Sets a default gateway of a management network port on a switch module by clicking Edit.

      Management Mode

      Specifies a connection mode through which a user connects to a switch module.

      User Name

      Specifies a user name that is entered for authentication when a user logs in to a switch module.

      Operation

      Allows users to perform operations on a profile.

      • Change COM Password
        • Specifies the serial port password of the switch module. The old password will be replaced by the new one.
        • The value contains 8 to 16 characters.
        • The password should consist of upper-case and lower-case letters, digits, and special characters, excluding question marks (?) and spaces.
        • Confirm COM Password

          Same as the value of COM Password.

      • Change Administrator Account
        • Specifies the administrator of a switch module. The following formats are supported:
        • Pure user name
        • The value contains 6 to 32 characters.
        • The value cannot contain the space and the following special characters:

          / \ : * ? " < > | @ ' %

        • User name+domain name delimiter+domain name
        • The value contains 6 to 32 characters.
        • The user name and domain name cannot contain spaces and the following special characters:

          / \ : * ? " < > | @ ' %

          .

        • The domain name delimiter is @.

          For example, admin@test.com.

      NOTE:

      The administrator name is case insensitive.

      • Specifies the password of the administrator.
      • The value contains 8 to 32 characters.
      • The value cannot be the same as the user name or the user name in reverse order, and must contain uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, and special characters except question marks (?) and spaces.
      • Confirm Administrator Password

        Same as Administrator Password.

      • Change User Root Password
        • Specifies the password of the root user for the switch module. The old password will be replaced by the new one.
        • The value contains 8 to 32 characters.
        • The value cannot be the same as the user name or the user name in reverse order, and must contain uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, and special characters except question marks (?) and spaces.
        • Confirm User root Password

          Same as the value of User root Password.

      NOTE:
      • The default serial port password is Huawei12#$. To ensure account security, change the password periodically.
      • The default password of the root user is Huawei12#$. To ensure account security, change the password periodically.
    3. (Optional) In the Fault Detection Configuration area, the parameter description is as follows:
      • On: enables the fault detection function. After receiving a smart channel uplink fault message, the switch module checks the VLAN of the smart channel uplink and set the status of all the VLAN ports that connect to compute nodes to Error down. If the smart channel uplink recovers, the Error down ports recover as well.
      • Off: disables the fault detection function.
    4. Click Next.
    5. In the Split 40GE ports area, select 40GE panel ports to be split.
      NOTE:
      • This area is available only for the CX320, CX710, CX916, CX916L and CX920. Each of the selected 40GE ports will be split into four 10GE ports.
      • After splitting or canceling splitting, the configuration of the ports will be lost. Please exercise caution.
    6. Click and configure the SNMP for the Ethernet or FC plane based on the actual requirement. Table 7-32 describes the parameters.
      Table 7-32 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      SNMP

      Indicates whether SNMP is enabled. SNMP is disabled by default.

      SNMP Read

      Default value: Enable. If the SNMP version is SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c, SNMP read can be enabled. If the SNMP version is SNMPv3, SNMP read cannot be enabled.

      SNMP Version

      The message version must be supported by the upper-layer NMS. The SNMP trap message version that the MM910 sends to the upper-layer NMS is one of the following:

      • SNMPv1
      • SNMPv2c
      • SNMPv3

      The default value is SNMPv3. If the SNMP version is SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c, you need to configure the community name. If the SNMP version is SNMPv3, you need to configure the user name, authentication protocol, and privacy protocol.

      User name

      The user name or community name must meet the following requirements:

      • Contains 8 to 32 characters.
      • Contains at least two of the following character types: lower case letters, upper case letters, digits, and special characters (excluding ?, #, ,, ., ;, and space) and does not start with a special character.

      Authentication Protocol

      The value is sha or md5. sha is used by default.

      NOTE:

      md5 is insecure. sha is recommended.

      Authentication password

      The password must meet the following complexity requirements:

      • Contains 8 to 32 characters. For the FC plane of the CX912, CX210, or CX220, the password cannot exceed 19 characters.
      • Contains at least two of the following character types: lower case letters, upper case letters, digits, and special characters (excluding ? and space).
      • Excludes the user name or the user name in reverse order.

      Privacy Protocol

      • Ethernet plane: The value is des56 or aes128. The default value is aes128.
      • FC plane: The value is des or aes128. The default value is aes128.
      NOTE:

      des is insecure. aes is recommended.

      Confirm password

      The password must meet the following complexity requirements:

      • Contains 8 to 32 characters. For the FC plane of the CX912, CX210, or CX220, the password cannot exceed 19 characters.
      • Contains at least two of the following character types: lower case letters, upper case letters, digits, and special characters (excluding ? and space).
      • Excludes the user name or the user name in reverse order.

      Trap

      Indicates whether traps are enabled. Traps are disabled by default.

      Trap type

      Default value: Trap

      Trap port number

      Indicates the number of the host port that receives trap information. The default value is 162. The trap port number ranges from 0 to 65535.

      Trap address

      Indicates the IP address of the host that receives trap information. The trap address range is from 1.0.0.0 to 126.255.255.255, or from 128.0.0.0 to 223.255.255.255.

    7. Click Next.

      The Add Uplink button is displayed.

    8. Click Add Uplink.

      The Add Uplink page is displayed. Table 7-33 describes the parameters.

      NOTE:

      Ports, Mode, LACP timeout, Min active links, Max active links in the Eth-Trunk Configuration area on the Add Uplink page are automatically configured. You can change them if necessary.

      Table 7-33 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      Uplink name

      The uplink name is mandatory. It must be a string of up to 20 characters, including letters, digits, and underscores (_). It cannot start with an underscore.

      Uplink type

      • Share Uplink: used by multiple Business VLANs whose VLAN type is Normal or Trans at the same time.
      • Normal Uplink: used by a Business VLAN whose VLAN type is Normal or Domain.
      • Cascade Uplink: used for cascading the switch modules of two or more chassis. It can be used only when the Deployment mode of the switch module is set to Stack.

      Interface type

      • Eth-Trunk: allows multiple physical links to be bound as a logical link to increase bandwidth, implement load sharing, and improve system reliability. This is also referred to as Ethernet link aggregation.
      • SmartLink: allows two ports to work in active/standby mode. Normally, one port is active, and the other is blocked and in the inactive state. When the active port is unavailable, the other port is activated for data transfer.
      • Physical Link: indicates a common physical link.

      Default value: Eth-Trunk

      Autonegotiation

      • If Autonegotiation is Enabled, the port auto-negotiation configuration retains the default setting.
      • If Autonegotiation is Disabled, you need to configure the uplink speed value based on the port type.
      NOTE:
      • If the speeds at the uplink port and the connected port are different, the two ports cannot communicate with each other. You are advised to set Autonegotiation to Enabled.
      • The Autonegotiation configuration only applies to GE ports, but does not apply to 10GE and 40GE ports.

      Description

      Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

      Eth-Trunk Configuration

      If Interface type is set to Eth-Trunk, Eth-Trunk Configuration must be configured.

      1. Click Ports. In Available Ports, double-click the port or select the port and click Add to add the port to the Selected Ports list.
        NOTE:

        You must select at least two ports. If Deployment mode is set to Stack, the selected ports must be on switch modules in different slots. Selected Ports show the recommended ports. You can change them based on needs. Table 7-50 describes the port formats.

      2. Sets the mode to Manual or LACP based on the actual situation.
        • Manual: The Eth-Trunk links work in manual load balancing mode.
        • LACP: The Eth-Trunk links work in LACP mode.
        • LACP timeout: specifies the maximum time allowed for receiving packets.
        • Slow: The timeout period is 3 seconds.
        • Fast: The timeout period is 90 seconds.
      3. Sets the number of active links.
        • Min active links: specifies the minimum active links in a link aggregation group.
        • Max active links: specifies the maximum active links in a link aggregation group, this parameter takes affect only when the mode is set to LACP.

      SmartLink Configuration

      If Interface type is set to SmartLink, SmartLink Configuration must be configured.

      1. Click Ports. In Available Master Ports, double-click the ports or select the ports and click Add to add the ports to the Selected Master Ports list.
        NOTE:

        You must select at least one master port and one slave port. The number of selected master ports must be the same as the number of selected slave ports. If Deployment mode is set to Stack, you are advised to select ports on switch modules in different slots. Table 7-50 describes the port formats.

      2. Create the Eth-Trunk port.
        NOTE:
        • If the number of the master or slave ports is more than one, the Eth-Trunk port is created automatically.
        • If the number of the master or slave ports is one, the Eth-Trunk port is not created by default.
        • Manual: The Eth-Trunk links work in manual load balancing mode.
        • LACP: The Eth-Trunk links work in LACP mode.
        • Min active links: specifies the minimum active links in a link aggregation group.
        • Max active links: specifies the maximum active links in a link aggregation group, this parameter takes affect only when the mode is set to LACP.
      3. Set the Flush packet sending function.
        • By default, this function is disabled.
        • If Uplink type is set to Normal Uplink, you do not need to set Flush control VLAN ID.
        • Flush control VLAN ID: The value range is 2 to 4063.

          For the CX311:

        • If Deployment mode is set to Stack, the VLAN ID cannot be 1002 or 1003. VLANs 1002 and 1003 are used by FCoE data by default.
        • If Deployment mode is set to Twin, the VLAN ID cannot be 1002. VLAN 1002 is used by FCoE data by default.

      Physical Link Configuration

      If Interface type is set to Physical Link, Physical Link Configuration must be configured.

      Select physical ports in the list. Table 7-50 describes the port formats.

    9. Click Next.

      The Add Business VLAN button is displayed.

    10. Click Add Business VLAN.

      The Add Business VLAN page is displayed. Table 7-34 describes the parameters.

      NOTE:

      The maximum number of Business VLAN policies is 48.

      Table 7-34 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      VLAN name

      The VLAN name is mandatory. It must be a string of up to 47 characters, including letters, digits, hyphens (-), and underscores (_). It cannot start with an underscore.

      VLAN type

      • Trans: indicates a transparent transmission VLAN that consists of one or more VLAN ranges. Packets in all VLAN ranges can be transparently transmitted to external switches through the Trans VLAN.
      • Normal: indicates a normal VLAN with only one ID.
      • Domain: easyLink enables switch modules to be divided into up to 16 domains. A domain supports transparent transmission of data packets carrying any VLAN tags. Data packets in different domains can have the same VLAN tags. Domain VLANs are unique IDs of domains. Domain VLAN IDs cannot be the same as any normal or Trans VLAN IDs.

      Default value: Trans

      VLAN ID

      • If VLAN type is Trans, the value of VLAN ID is in a range.
      • If VLAN type is Normal, the value of VLAN ID is a fixed value.
      • If VLAN type is Domain, the value of VLAN ID is a fixed value.

      Value range: 2 to 4063

      If the switch module type is CX311, and Deployment mode is Stack or Twin, the value of VLAN ID cannot be the same as the VLAN ID of the FC SAN FCoE.

      Uplink name

      Specifies the created Uplink.

      If VLAN type is set to Normal, only uplinks with Uplink type set to Share Uplink or Normal Uplink and [ NULL ] are displayed. If the value of Uplink name is [ NULL ], the newly created Business VLAN is not associated with the existing uplinks with type of Share Uplink or Normal Uplink.

      Uplink type

      Specifies the uplink type.

      If the value of Uplink name is [ NULL ], this parameter is not displayed.

      Contain VLAN tags in packets

      Specifies whether data packets carry VLAN Tags.

      This parameter is mandatory only if VLAN type is set to Normal and Uplink type is set to Normal Uplink.

      Data packets do not carry VLAN Tags by default.

      Include management network ports

      If this parameter is selected, the management plane is connected.

      Select this parameter only when the slot is 2X or 3X and VLAN type is Normal.

      NOTE:

      This parameter is available only for the CX110, CX111, CX310, CX311, CX312, CX320, CX710, CX915, CX916 and CX916L.

      Flush control VLAN ID

      The value is an integer ranging from 2 to 4063.

      NOTE:

      This parameter is required only when Uplink name is not Null, the selected uplink is a smartlink, and sending flush packets is enabled for the uplink.

      Modify Cascade Uplink

      Associates the newly created VLAN with the Cascade Uplink.

      You can use the default values.

      Description

      Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

    11. Click Next.

      The FC Configuration window is displayed. Table 7-35 describes the parameters.

      Table 7-35 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      Switch slots

      Determines the position for installing the switch module in the rear of the E9000 chassis.

      Management Network Port IP address

      Sets an IP address of a management network port on an FC switch plane by clicking Edit.

      Subnet Mask

      Sets a subnet mask of a management network port on an FC switch plane by clicking Edit.

      Default Gateway

      Sets the default gateway of a management network port on an FC switch plane by clicking Edit.

      User Name

      Specifies a user name that is entered for authentication when a user logs in to an FC switch plane.

      Login Password

      Specifies a password that is entered for authentication when a user logs in to an FC switch plane. By default, Use factory password for login is selected. A user can log in to an FC switch plane using the default password.

      To change a password, deselect Use factory password for login. In the displayed Change Password dialog box, enter a new password twice, and click OK.

      The description for Try to log in using factory password is as follows:

      • When it is selected, you can use the login password preferentially. If the login fails, use the factory password to try again.
      • When it is deselected, you can use only the login password to log in to an FC switch plane.

      Operation

      Allows users to perform operations on a profile. To change the login password, click.

      • The default password for the FC switch plane is Huawei12#$. You are advised to change the default password for security purposes
      • When a new password for logging in to the FC switch plane is set successfully, the old serial port password is replaced. The new password must contain
        • 8 to 20 characters.
        • Uppercase, lowercase, digits, and special characters excluding the question mark "?" and spaces.
        • The password cannot be the same as a user name or the user name in reverse order.
    12. Select an FC mode.

      The FC working mode indicates the working relationship between the FC switch planes of a pair of switch modules (2X/3X or 1E/4E). The values of the FC work mode are as follows:

      • NPV: indicates that the FC switch is in transparent transmission mode and connects to other switch using an NP_port.
      • Switch: indicates that the FC switch is in FCF mode and can connect to storage devices.

        When only the Switch mode is selected, an FC SAN can be configured.

    13. Click Next.

      Go to the Set FC SAN window.

      When only the Switch mode is selected, an FC SAN can be configured.

      NOTE:

      The delivery configuration of an E9000 FC module does not include zone information.

      • If the FC switch profile contains zone information, you must clear the zone information before delivering the FC module configuration.
      • If the FC switch profile does not contain zone information but the FC module contains zone information, you do not need to clear the zone information before delivering the FC configuration. Then a conflict may occur during zone information synchronization when the E9000 is connected to the FC SAN network. If such a conflict occurs, you must clear the zone configuration from the FC module before delivering the FC configuration.
    14. In the FC SAN configuration area, click Edit next to the FC SAN configuration for a specified slot to change SAN name.

      The value of SAN name contains a maximum of 20 characters, including letters (), digits, and underscores (_). The value starts with letters.

    15. Click Next.

      The Add Alias button is displayed.

    16. Click Add Alias.

      The Add Alias dialog box is displayed. Table 7-36 describes the parameters.

      Table 7-36 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      Name

      The value is mandatory and contains a maximum of 20 characters, including letters, digits, and underscores (_). The value starts with letters.

      Description

      Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 63 characters.

      WWPNs

      Example: 01:23:45:67:89:AB:CD:EF or 0123456789ABCDEF. A maximum of 32 WWPNs can be configured at a time.

    17. Click Next.

      The Add Zone button is displayed.

    18. Click Add Zone.

      The Add Zone dialog box is displayed. Table 7-37 describes the parameters.

      Table 7-37 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      Zone name

      The value is mandatory and contains a maximum of 20 characters, including letters, digits, and underscores (_). The value starts with letters.

      Description

      Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 63 characters.

      WWPNs

      Example: 01:23:45:67:89:AB:CD:EF or 0123456789ABCDEF. A maximum of 32 WWPNs can be configured at a time.

      Aliases

      Add a SAN alias to or remove a SAN alias from a zone.

      Compute Node Slot

      Add a compute node in an available slot to or remove a compute node in an available slot from a zone.

      You do not need to add compute nodes to a Zone for CX311s.

      Uplink Ports

      Add an uplink port to or remove an uplink port from a zone.

    19. Click Next.

      On the Select Operation dialog box, you can click Next to create a NIC profile or click Add Switch Profile to create a switch profile for other slots.

  2. Create a NIC profile.

    1. Click Next.

      Go to the Set NIC Profile Info page.

    2. Set new profile parameters, see Table 7-38.
      Table 7-38 Creating new Profile parameters description

      Parameter

      Description

      Compute node slot

      Select the compute node slot from which NIC information is obtained.

      Profile name

      The value of Profile name contains a maximum of 20 characters, including letters, digits, and underscores (_), but cannot start with an underscore.

      Associated switch profile (2X/3X) and Associated switch profile (1E/4E)

      At least one parameter is selected.

      Create a profile name in Switch Profile. When no profile name is created, only NULL is displayed in a drop-down list box.

      Description

      Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

    3. Click Next.

      The profile configuration page is displayed. Table 7-39 describes the parameters.

      Table 7-39 Basic Info description

      Parameter

      Description

      Profile name

      Indicates the name of a created profile.

      Node Type

      Indicates the type of a compute node where the NIC is located.

      Associated switch profile (2X/3X)

      Indicates a switch profile associated with slots 2X and 3X.

      Associated switch profile (1E/4E)

      Indicates a switch profile associated with slots 1E and 4E.

      Description

      Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

      NIC Location

      Indicates the NIC location, which can be Mezz1, Mezz2, Mezz3, Mezz4, or LOM.

      NIC Type

      Indicates the NIC type such as MZ510.

      NIC Port No.

      Indicates the NIC port numbers which can be 0 and 1, or 0, 1, 2, and 3 based on the NIC type.

      Port Type

      Indicates the NIC port type such as 10GE.

      Maximum Number of PFs

      Indicates the PF number depending on the NIC configurations and types.

      Switch Port No.

      Indicates the switch port corresponding to the NIC port.

      • The format of an Ethernet switch port is switch module slot number:compute node port number.
      • An FC switch port is an FC switch module port connected to a compute node NIC.

      PCIe Info

      Indicates NIC PCIe information. PCIe Info format: indicates a PCIe root port (bus, device, or function)-NIC function number, such as 00:03.0-1 with 00:03.0 indicating the PCIe root, where, 00 indicates the PCIe bus number, 03 indicates the PCIe device number, 0 indicates the PCIe function number, and 1 indicates the NIC port number (PCIe function number).

      Operation

      Only the delete operation is allowed.

    4. Create a NIC team.
      1. Click Create NIC Teaming.

        The Create NIC Teaming (Default configuration) dialog box is displayed.

        NOTE:

        You can create a NIC Teaming through simple or advanced configuration. Both configuration methods use the same parameters, but simple configuration automatically provides parameter values.

      2. Set NIC teaming parameters. For details, see Table 7-40.
        Table 7-40 Create NIC Teaming parameters

        Parameters

        Description

        Name

        The value contains a maximum of 20 characters, including letters, digits, and underscores (_), but cannot start with an underscore.

        NICs

        The NIC format is xxx:y, where xxx indicates the NIC position and y indicates the network port number.

        The operation must meet the following requirements:

        • The port types must be the same.
        • The associated slots must be either slots 2X and 3X, or 1E and 4E.
        • The number of detected NICs must be an even number.
        • When the switch module uses the Ethernet switch plane, the slot corresponding to the selected NIC must be configured with a switch profile which is associated with a NIC profile. When the switch module uses an FC switch plane, FC configuration must be performed on the slot corresponding to the selected NIC.

        Work mode

        The NIC supports Active-Backup, Balance, and LACP. The default mode is Active-Backup.

        • Active-Backup: The NIC works in active/standby mode.
        • Balance: works in load sharing mode.
        • LACP: works in link aggregation mode.
          • The LACP mode can be either of the following:
          • Static LACP
          • Dynamic LACP
          • LACP Timeout: specifies the maximum time allowed for receiving packets.
          • Slow: The timeout period is 3 seconds.
          • Fast: The timeout period is 90 seconds.

        Only the stack mode supports Balance and LACP.

        For an Ethernet port, the NIC supports Active-Backup, Balance, and LACP. The default mode is Active-Backup.

        • Active-Backup: The NIC works in active/standby mode.
        • Balance: works in load sharing mode.
        • LACP: works in link aggregation mode.

        Only the stack mode supports Balance and LACP.

        For an FC port, you do not need to configure the work mode.

        NIC QinQ

        Specifies the setting of the NIC QinQ.

        Value:

        • ON: Enable NIC QinQ.
        • Off: Disable NIC QinQ.

        Default value: Off

        Only MZ520 and MZ522 support this parameter.

        NOTE:

        If NIC QinQ is enabled, PVID cannot be set and the vNIC settings must meet the following requirements:

        • Mode: When the work mode is Stack, this parameter can be Port or PF only. When the work mode is Twin, this parameter must be Port.
        • vNIC Type: The value must be Ethernet.
        • Business VLAN: The value must be domain.
        • VLAN Type: The value must be Domain.

        After the NIC QinQ is enabled, the downlink ports associated with the domain VLAN can transparently transmit data through the VLAN, and the uplink ports provide the QinQ function.

        PVID

        The Port Default VLAN ID (PVID) can be set only for Ethernet ports.

        This parameter is optional. The value is a positive integer from 2 to 4063 and must be in the range of the associated business VLANs.

        If the switch module type is CX311, and Work Relation is Stack or Twin, the value of PVID cannot be the same as the VLAN ID of the FC SAN FCoE.

        NOTE:

        If the associated business VLAN of the PVID is a domain VLAN, the valid PVID is the domain VLAN ID instead of the PVID of the NIC teaming.

        Description

        Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

      3. Click OK.

        The new NIC teaming is listed on the NIC teaming configuration page.

    5. Configure vNICs.
      1. Click Add vNIC.

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

        NOTE:

        You can create a NIC Teaming through simple or advanced configuration. Both configuration methods use the same parameters, but simple configuration automatically provides parameter values.

      2. Set Add vNIC Configuration parameters, see Table 7-41.
        Table 7-41 Add vNIC Configuration Parameters

        Parameters

        Description

        vNIC name

        The value contains a maximum of 20 characters, including letters, digits, and underscores (_), but cannot start with an underscore.

        NIC Teaming Name

        Indicates the name of NIC Teaming to which the vNIC belongs.

        vNIC type

        Supports Ethernet, FCoE and FC, choosing either one based on the NIC.

        FCoE configuration can be performed only when both the switch module and NIC supports FCoE.

        vNIC Mode

        Supports Port, PF, and VF:

        • Port: indicates that the NIC is not virtualized. No other vNIC can be added after the configuration. Only Trans VLAN, Domain Vlan and Normal VLAN can be selected.

          If Normal VLAN is selected, the packets between compute nodes and switch modules do not contain Tags.

        • PF: indicates that the NIC uses the PF function. The number of vNICs varies based on the PF number.
        • VF: indicates that the NIC uses the VF function or that the NIC is virtualized on an OS. The number of vNICs supporting VF is 40 (vNIC*Number of NIC Teaming members ≤ 40). The vNIC supporting VF and vNICs supporting PF cannot coexist.

        For an FC vNIC, the mode is always Port. For an FCoE NIC, the mode is always PF.

        Business VLAN

        Select the Business VLAN (created in the switch profile) to be associated with the vNIC, that is, select the business types and uplink ports for the vNIC.

        VLAN Type

        Indicates the type of the associated VLANs.

        VLAN ID

        Indicates the IDs of the VLANs.

        Description

        Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

      3. Click OK.

        The new vNIC is listed on the vNIC configuration page.

  3. Associate the created NIC profile with compute nodes with the same hardware configuration.

    1. Click Next.

      The Associated Compute Nodes page is displayed. Table 7-42 describes the parameters.

      Table 7-42 Description

      Parameter

      Description

      Profile name

      Displays all policies.

      Node Type

      Indicates the type of a compute node corresponding to a NIC.

      MEZZ Card

      Indicates the NIC slot and type.

      Associated switch profile (2X/3X)

      Indicates a switch profile associated with slots 2X or 3X.

      Associated switch profile (1E/4E)

      Indicates a switch profile associated with slots 1E or 4E.

      Description

      Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

      Associated Compute Nodes

      Associates the created NIC profile with compute nodes with the same hardware configuration.

  4. Apply a switch profile.

    1. Click Next.

      Go to the Deliver Switch Profile page.

      1. In the profile list, click a slot number in the Associated Slots column. See Figure 7-12.
        Figure 7-12 Associated Slots
        NOTE:

        If no slot is associated with a profile, the value of Associated Slots for this profile is None.

        The Select Slots dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 7-13.

        NOTE:
        • Swi1 corresponds to the switch module in slot 1E.
        • Swi2 corresponds to the switch module in slot 2X.
        • Swi3 corresponds to the switch module in slot 3X.
        • Swi4 corresponds to the switch module in slot 4E.
        Figure 7-13 Select Associated Slots dialog box
      2. Select the slot number to be associated with the profile, and click OK.

        The selected slot number is displayed in the Associated Slots column.

        NOTE:

        The compute node in the selected slot and the compute node to which the profile imported must be of the same type.

      3. Click in the Operation column.

        The Manually Deliver Profile dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 7-14.

        Figure 7-14 Manually Deliver Profile dialog box

        Table 7-43 describes the parameters.

        Table 7-43 Parameter description

        Item

        Description

        Delivery Mode

        • Offline delivery: Offline delivery to an Ethernet switching plane restarts the plane. Offline delivery to an FC switching plane overwrites the existing FC configurations.
        • Online delivery: Online delivery to an Ethernet switching plane does not restart the plane. Offline delivery to an FC switching plane does not overwrite the existing FC configurations.
        NOTE:

        The first delivery of new configurations must be offline.

        Associated Compute Node

        Shows compute node errors, including Compute node type mismatch, Mismatched NIC (type, quantity, and slot), and BMC communication failed.

        Table 7-44 lists the online delivery issues and solutions.

        Table 7-44 Online delivery issues and solutions

        Online Delivery Issue

        Solution

        Incorrect slot for online delivery.

        Close and re-open the delivery policy page.

        Failed to run the online delivery command.

        Try online delivery again. If the delivery still fails, contact Huawei technical support.

        The SOL channel is in use.

        Manually free up the SOL channel.

        The password is empty.

        Enter the password for logging in to the switch module through the serial port as prompted.

        Incorrect login password.

        Re-enter the password for logging in to the switch module through the serial port as prompted.

        The switching system is busy.

        1. Try online delivery again after some time. If the problem persists, go to step 2.
        2. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the switching system through the serial port and check the switching system status. Based on the switching system status, choose to end the current operation or wait for it to finish. Log out of the switching system.
      4. Select a slot number and click Deliver to issue the profile to the switch module in the specified slot.

  5. Click Finish. The Switch Profile page is displayed.

Switch Profile

Creating a Profile
Screenshot

NOTE:

Parameters on the WebUI vary according to the switch module type.

  1. On the Switch Profile page, click Add.

    The Add dialog box is displayed. Table 7-45 describes the buttons on the Switch Profile page. Table 7-46 describes the profile list parameters.

    Table 7-45 Buttons on the Switch Profile page

    Button

    Description

    Add

    Creates a profile. You need to set Profile name, Switch model, Switch slots, Work mode, and Deployment mode for the profile to be created.

    The maximum number of switch profiles is 32.

    Table 7-46 Parameters in the profile list

    Parameter

    Description

    Profile name

    Identifies a profile. Consists of letters, digits, and underscores (_). It cannot start with an underscore or exceed 20 characters.

    Switch model

    Specifies the switch module type in the profile.

    The supported switch modules include CX110, CX111, CX210, CX220, CX310, CX311, CX312, CX320, CX710, CX910, CX911, CX912, CX915, CX916, CX916L and CX920.

    The switch configuration function is implemented in V2.14 or later, and the released version on the Huawei technical support website is V100R001C10SPC110 or later.

    Switch slots

    Specifies the slot numbers of the switch modules.

    Value:

    • 2X/3X
    • 1E/4E

    Work mode

    • Tradition (EndHost): indicates the switch mode of switch modules. The switch module version should be VRP V8.
    • Smart Channel (EndHost): indicates the channel mode of switch modules. This mode can automatically resolve loop problems on the network. The switch module version must support this mode. The version that supports the smart channel mode also supports the tradition mode.

    Default value: Tradition (EndHost)

    NOTE:
    • If the switch module version does not match after the switch profile is associated with a switch slot, an alarm will be generated.
    • CX320, CX916 and CX916L support only the Tradition work mode.

    Deployment mode

    Specifies the Deployment modeship between a pair of switch modules in slots 2X/3X or 1E/4E.

    Value:

    • Stack: The switch modules are stacked and present as one switch for management.
    • Twin: The switch modules are mutually backed up for each other on the dual-plane, that is, the service configuration of the two switches are the same.

    Description

    Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

    Associated Slots

    Specifies the slots for the switch modules, to which the profile is associated.

    You can click the slot numbers to change them.

    Delivery Status

    Specifies the delivery status of a profile.

    • Not delivered: The profile has not been delivered to the associated switch module. You can click to apply the profile to the switch module.
    • Delivering: The profile is being delivered.
    • Delivered: The profile has been delivered, and the configuration takes effect.
    • Modified: The profile delivered to the associated switch module is modified and has not been delivered to the switch module.
    • Delivery failed: indicates that a profile fails to be delivered to the compute node in the specified slot. When you move your mouse over Delivery failed, the failure cause is displayed.
    NOTE:

    After the rollback from a later version to (U54) 5.15, the delivery status may change from Delivery failed to Delivering. If this status persists, you are advised to restart the switch module so that the configuration policy can be properly delivered.

    Status Detection

    Views the status of switch modules and compute nodes associated with a profile.

    • : indicates that switch modules or compute nodes are abnormal.
      • Switch modules are abnormal if their types do not match, their software versions do not match, their version query times out their BMCs are abnormal, or the Ethernet switch module passwords are incorrect.
      • Compute nodes are abnormal if their types do not match, their NIC types, quantity, or slots do not match, or their BMCs are abnormal.
    • : indicates that switch modules or compute nodes are normal but the profile is not delivered to them.
    • : indicates that the profile is successfully delivered to switch modules or compute nodes.

    Operation

    Specifies the operations that can be performed on a profile.

    • : modifies a profile.
    NOTE:

    Within two minutes after editing a profile, do not perform a restart or active/standby switchover of the MM910 management modules.

    • : copies a profile.
    • : deletes a profile.
    • : delivers a profile to the switch module.
    NOTE:

    The switch profile will be automatically delivered to the switch modules in the associated slots after the switch modules are reinstalled, restarted, or powered off and on.

  2. Set Profile name, Switch model, Switch slots, Work mode, and Deployment mode.

    The switch profile configuration varies depending on the switch module types. Perform the configuration based on actual requirements.

    • CX110, CX111, CX310, CX311, CX312, CX320, CX710, CX910, CX911, CX912, CX915,CX916, CX916L and CX920 support Switch Configuration, Uplink Configuration, and Business VLAN Configuration.
    NOTE:

    The CX916L can only be installed in slot 2X or 3X.

    • CX210, CX220, CX311, CX320, CX911, CX912, CX916 and CX915 support FC Configuration and FC SAN Configuration.
    NOTE:

    If both switch modules in slots indicated in the new switch profile are CX111 or CX915 and work in Stack mode, connect the 10GE ports numbered 3 on the switch module panels with an optic cable and those numbered 4 with an optic cable.

  3. Click OK.
Configuring Basic Information
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  1. In the Basic Info area, click Edit to add remarks.

    NOTE:

    Description provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

  2. Click Save.
Switch Configuration
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  1. In the Set Switch Module Management Info area, click Edit to change Management Network Port IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway.

    Table 7-47 describes the parameters.

    NOTE:
    • If Deployment mode is set to Stack, you can set the parameters only in slot 2X or 1E, and slot 3X or 4E automatically synchronizes their parameters.
    • If Deployment mode is set to Twin, you can set the parameter in any slot.
    Table 7-47 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Switch slots

    Determines the position for installing the switch module in the rear of the E9000 chassis.

    Management Network Port IP Address

    Sets an IP address of a management network port on a switch module by clicking Edit.

    Subnet Mask

    Sets a subnet mask of a management network port on a switch module by clicking Edit.

    Default Gateway

    Sets a default gateway of a management network port on a switch module by clicking Edit.

    Management Mode

    Specifies a connection mode through which a user connects to a switch module.

    User Name

    Specifies a user name that is entered for authentication when a user logs in to a switch module.

    Operation

    Allows users to perform operations on a profile.

    • Change COM Password
      • Specifies the serial port password of the switch module. The old password will be replaced by the new one.
      • The value contains 8 to 16 characters.
      • The password should consist of upper-case and lower-case letters, digits, and special characters, excluding question marks (?) and spaces.
      • Confirm COM Password

        Same as the value of COM Password.

    • Change Administrator Account
      • Specifies the administrator of a switch module. The following formats are supported:
      • Pure user name
      • The value contains 6 to 32 characters.
      • The value cannot contain the space and the following special characters:

        / \ : * ? " < > | @ ' %

      • User name+domain name delimiter+domain name
      • The value contains 6 to 32 characters.
      • The user name and domain name cannot contain spaces and the following special characters:

        / \ : * ? " < > | @ ' %

        .

      • The domain name delimiter is @.

        For example, admin@test.com.

    NOTE:

    The administrator name is case insensitive.

    • Specifies the password of the administrator.
    • The value contains 8 to 32 characters.
    • The value cannot be the same as the user name or the user name in reverse order, and must contain uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, and special characters except question marks (?) and spaces.
    • Confirm Administrator Password

      Same as Administrator Password.

    • Change User root Password
      • Specifies the password of the root user for the switch module. The old password will be replaced by the new one.
      • The value contains 8 to 32 characters.
      • The value cannot be the same as the user name or the user name in reverse order, and must contain uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, and special characters except question marks (?) and spaces.
      • Confirm User root Password

        Same as the value of User root Password.

    NOTE:
    • The default serial port password is Huawei12#$. To ensure account security, change the password periodically.
    • The default password of the root user is Huawei12#$. To ensure account security, change the password periodically.

  2. Click Save.
Fault Detection Configuration
GUI

NOTE:

This configuration is displayed when the working mode is Smart Channel.

The description of the parameters in the Fault Detection Configuration area is as follows:

  • On: enables the fault detection function. After receiving a smart channel uplink fault message, the switch module checks the VLAN of the smart channel uplink and set the status of all the VLAN ports that connect to compute nodes to error-down. If the smart channel uplink recovers, the error-down ports recover as well.
  • Off: disables the fault detection function.
Panel Port Configuration
Screenshot

NOTE:

This area is available only for the CX320, CX710, CX916, CX916L and CX920. Only the CX916, CX916L supports 25GE port conversion.

  1. In the Panel Port Configuration area, click Edit. Table 7-48 describes the parameters.

    Table 7-48 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Split 40G ports

    Each of the selected 40GE ports will be split into four 10GE ports.

    Merge 10G ports

    Each four of the selected 10GE ports will be merged into one 40GE port.

    25GE port conversion

    Each of the selected 25GE ports will be converted to one 10GE port.

    NOTE:

    Select a port from ports 1–4 or 5–8 for conversion, and the other three ports in the same row will be selected and converted too.

    Flexible card (PIC)1

    The MX517 or MX527 can be configured.

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

    Flexible card (PIC)2

    The MX517 or MX527 can be configured.

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

    NOTE:

    After splitting or canceling splitting, the configuration of the ports will be lost. Please exercise caution.

  2. Click Save to save the settings.
Uplink Configuration
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  1. In the Uplink Configuration area, click Add Uplink, set parameters in the Add Uplink dialog box, and click Next.

    Table 7-49 describes the parameters.

    Table 7-49 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Uplink name

    The uplink name is mandatory. It must be a string of up to 20 characters, including letters, digits, and underscores (_). It cannot start with an underscore.

    Uplink type

    • Share Uplink: used by multiple Business VLANs whose VLAN type is Normal or Trans at the same time.
    • Normal Uplink: used by a Business VLAN whose VLAN type is Normal or Domain.
    • Cascade Uplink: used for cascading the switch modules of two or more chassis. This type can be selected only when Work mode of the switch modules is set to Tradition and Deployment mode is set to Stack.
    NOTE:

    A cascade uplink is only used for cascading chassis. If a cascade link belongs to the same business VLAN as other uplink types, do not connect the cascade uplink to external switches; otherwise, network loops will occur.

    Interface type

    • Eth-Trunk: allows multiple physical links to be bound as a logical link to increase bandwidth, implement load sharing, and improve system reliability. This is also referred to as Ethernet link aggregation.
    • SmartLink: allows two ports to work in active/standby mode. Normally, one port is active, and the other is blocked and in the inactive state. When the active port is unavailable, the other port is activated for data transfer.
    • Physical Link: indicates a common physical link.

    Default value: Eth-Trunk

    Autonegotiation

    • If Autonegotiation is Enabled, the port auto-negotiation configuration retains the default setting.
    • If Autonegotiation is Disabled, you need to configure the uplink speed value based on the port type.
    NOTE:
    • If the speeds at the uplink port and the connected port are different, the two ports cannot communicate with each other. You are advised to set Autonegotiation to Enabled.
    • The Autonegotiation configuration only applies to GE ports, but does not apply to 10GE and 40GE ports.

    Description

    Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

    Smart Channel Configuration

    Set Smart Channel Configuration when Work mode is set to Smart Channel.

    1. Set Member Port Mode.
      • Auto: The Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) is used to negotiate with external switches to automatically add member ports to Trunk A or Trunk B.
      • Manual: You need to manually specify the member ports to be added to Trunk A or Trunk B.
    2. Click Modify Member Port. The Select Physical Ports dialog box is displayed. In the Available Ports lists, select ports, and double-click or click Add to add the ports to Selected Ports in Auto mode or to TrunkA Ports and TrunkB Ports in Manual mode.
      NOTE:

      You must select at least two ports. If Deployment mode is set to Stack, the selected ports must be on switch modules in different slots. Table 7-50 describes the port formats.

    3. Set Min active links based on the actual situation.

      Min active links: specifies the minimum active links in a link aggregation group.

    Eth-Trunk Configuration

    Set Eth-Trunk Configuration when Work mode is set to Tradition and Interface type is set to Eth-Trunk.

    1. Click Ports. In Available Ports, double-click the port or select the port and click Add to add the port to the Selected Ports list.
      NOTE:

      You must select at least two ports. If Deployment mode is set to Stack, the selected ports must be on switch modules in different slots. Table 7-50 describes the port formats.

    2. Sets the mode to Manual or LACP based on the actual situation.
      • Manual: The Eth-Trunk links work in manual load balancing mode.
      • LACP: The Eth-Trunk links work in static LACP mode.
      • LACP timeout: specifies the maximum time allowed for receiving packets.
      • Slow: The timeout period is 3 seconds.
      • Fast: The timeout period is 90 seconds.
    3. Sets the number of active links.
      • Min active links: specifies the minimum active links in a link aggregation group.
      • Max active links: specifies the maximum active links in a link aggregation group, this parameter takes affect only when the mode is set to LACP.

    SmartLink Configuration

    Set SmartLink Configuration when Work mode is set to Tradition and Interface type is set to SmartLink.

    1. Click Ports. In Available Master Ports, double-click the ports or select the ports and click Add to add the ports to the Selected Master Ports list.
      NOTE:

      You must select at least one master port and one slave port. The number of selected master ports must be the same as the number of selected slave ports. If Deployment mode is set to Stack, you are advised to select ports on switch modules in different slots. Table 7-50 describes the port formats.

    2. Create the Eth-Trunk port.
      NOTE:
      • If the number of the master or slave ports is more than one, the Eth-Trunk port is created automatically.
      • If the number of the master or slave ports is one, the Eth-Trunk port is not created by default.
      • Manual: The Eth-Trunk links work in manual load balancing mode.
      • LACP: The Eth-Trunk links work in static LACP mode.
      • Min active links: specifies the minimum active links in a link aggregation group.
      • Max active links: specifies the maximum active links in a link aggregation group, this parameter takes affect only when the mode is set to LACP.
    3. Set the Flush packet sending function.
      • By default, this function is disabled.
      • If Uplink type is set to Normal Uplink, you do not need to set Flush control VLAN ID.
      • Flush control VLAN ID: The value range is 2 to 4063.
      • If the switch module type is CX311:
      • If Deployment mode is set to Stack, the VLAN ID cannot be 1002 or 1003. VLANs 1002 and 1003 are used by FCoE data by default.
      • If Deployment mode is set to Twin, the VLAN ID cannot be 1002. VLAN 1002 is used by FCoE data by default.

    Physical Link Configuration

    Set Physical Link Configuration when Work mode is set to Tradition and Interface type is set to Physical Link.

    Select physical ports in the list. Table 7-50 describes the port formats.

    Table 7-50 Port format description

    Port Format

    Description

    10GE 2:1

    This port type is available only when the switch modules work in stack mode. 10GE indicates a 10GE port, 2 indicates slot 2X, and 1 indicates the first port on the switch module panel (the silkscreen is 1).

    10GE 1

    This port type is available only when the switch modules work in twin mode. 10GE indicates a 10GE port and 1 indicates the first port on the switch module panel (the silkscreen is 1).

    10GE 2:1 M or 10GE 1 M

    Ports suffixed with M indicate extended ports on the switch module.

    • For the CX111, 10GE ports suffixed with M in the port list are 10GE ports on the panel.
    • For the CX110, 10GE ports suffixed with M in the port list are 10GE ports on the panel.
    • For the CX312, 10GE ports suffixed with M in the port list are eight 10GE ports in the lower part of the panel.

    10GE 2:1 E1

    Ports suffixed with E1 indicate extended ports of slot 1 on the switch module panel (the silkscreen is 1). The number after E indicates the card slot silkscreen. For example, CX320 configured MX517 can provide such ports.

    40GE 2:1–1 or 40GE 1–1

    This port type is available when one 40GE port is split into four 10GE ports.

    4*10GE 2:1

    This port type is available when four 10GE ports are merged into one 40GE port.

  2. Click Save.
Business VLAN Configuration
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  1. In the Business VLAN Configuration area, click Add Business VLAN. The Add Business VLAN dialog box is displayed. Table 7-51 lists the parameters.

    NOTE:

    The maximum number of Business VLAN policies is 48.

    Table 7-51 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    VLAN name

    The VLAN name is mandatory. It must be a string of up to 47 characters, including letters, digits, hyphens (-), and underscores (_). It cannot start with an underscore.

    VLAN type

    • Trans: indicates a transparent transmission VLAN that consists of one or more VLAN ranges. Packets in all VLAN ranges can be transparently transmitted to external switches through the Trans VLAN.
    • Normal: indicates a normal VLAN with only one ID.
    • Domain: easyLink enables switch modules to be divided into up to 16 domains. A domain supports transparent transmission of data packets carrying any VLAN tags. Data packets in different domains can have the same VLAN tags. Domain VLANs are unique IDs of domains. Domain VLAN IDs cannot be the same as any normal or Trans VLAN IDs.

    Default value: Trans

    VLAN ID

    • If VLAN type is Trans, the value of VLAN ID is in a range.
    • If VLAN type is Normal, the value of VLAN ID is a fixed value.
    • If VLAN type is Domain, the value of VLAN ID is a fixed value.

    Value range: 2 to 4063

    If the switch module type is CX311, and Deployment mode is Stack or Twin, the value of VLAN ID cannot be the same as the VLAN ID of the FC SAN FCoE.

    Uplink name

    Specifies the created Uplink.

    If VLAN type is set to Normal, only uplinks with Uplink type set to Share Uplink or Normal Uplink and [ NULL ] are displayed. If the value of Uplink name is [ NULL ], the newly created Business VLAN is not associated with the existing uplinks with type of Share Uplink or Normal Uplink.

    Uplink type

    Specifies the uplink type.

    If the value of Uplink name is [ NULL ], this parameter is not displayed.

    Contain VLAN tags in packets

    Specifies whether data packets carry VLAN Tags.

    This parameter is mandatory only if VLAN type is set to Normal and Uplink type is set to Normal Uplink.

    Data packets do not carry VLAN Tags by default.

    Include Management Interface

    If this parameter is selected, the management plane is connected.

    Select this parameter only when the slot is 2X or 3X and VLAN type is Normal.

    NOTE:

    This parameter applies only to CX110, CX111, CX310, CX311, CX312, CX320, CX710, CX915, CX916 and CX916L.

    Flush control VLAN ID

    The value is an integer ranging from 2 to 4063.

    NOTE:

    This parameter is required only when Uplink name is not Null, the selected uplink is a smart link, and sending flush packets is enabled for the uplink.

    Modify Cascade Uplink

    Associates the newly created VLAN with the Cascade Uplink.

    You can use the default values.

    Description

    Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

  2. Click Save.
SNMP Settings
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NOTE:

When MM910 is upgraded from an earlier version to (U54) 5.75 or later, configure the serial port password for the new version before enabling SNMP configurations and offline delivery. For details, see Switch Configuration.

  1. In the SNMP Settings area, configure SNMP for the Ethernet or FC plane.
  2. Click Edit. Table 7-52 describes the parameters.

    Table 7-52 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    SNMP

    Indicates whether SNMP is enabled. SNMP is disabled by default.

    SNMP Read

    Default value: Enable. If the SNMP version is SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c, SNMP read can be enabled. If the SNMP version is SNMPv3, SNMP read cannot be enabled.

    SNMP Version

    The message version must be supported by the upper-layer NMS. The SNMP trap message version that the MM910 sends to the upper-layer NMS is one of the following:

    • SNMPv1
    • SNMPv2c
    • SNMPv3

    The default value is v3. If the SNMP version is SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c, you need to configure the community name. If the SNMP version is SNMPv3, you need to configure the user name, authentication protocol, and privacy protocol.

    User name

    The user name or community name must meet the following requirements:

    • Contains 8 to 32 characters.
    • Contains at least two of the following character types: lower case letters, upper case letters, digits, and special characters (excluding ?, #, ,, ., ;, and space) and does not start with a special character.

    Authentication Protocol

    The value is sha or md5. sha is used by default.

    NOTE:

    md5 is insecure. sha is recommended.

    Authentication password

    The password must meet the following complexity requirements:

    • Contains 8 to 32 characters. For the FC plane of the CX912, CX210, or CX220, the password cannot exceed 19 characters.
    • Contains at least two of the following character types: lower case letters, upper case letters, digits, and special characters (excluding ? and space).
    • Excludes the user name or the user name in reverse order.

    Privacy Protocol

    • Ethernet plane: The value is des56 or aes128. The default value is aes128.
    • FC plane: The value is des or aes128. The default value is aes128.
    NOTE:

    des is insecure. aes is recommended.

    Confirm password

    The password must meet the following complexity requirements:

    • Contains 8 to 32 characters. For the FC plane of the CX912, CX210, or CX220, the password cannot exceed 19 characters.
    • Contains at least two of the following character types: lower case letters, upper case letters, digits, and special characters (excluding ? and space).
    • Excludes the user name or the user name in reverse order.

    Trap

    Indicates whether traps are enabled. Traps are disabled by default.

    Trap type

    Default value: Trap

    Trap port number

    Indicates the number of the host port that receives trap information. The default value is 162. The trap port number ranges from 0 to 65535.

    Trap address

    Indicates the IP address of the host that receives trap information. The trap address range is from 1.0.0.0 to 126.255.255.255, or from 128.0.0.0 to 223.255.255.255.

  3. Click Save to save the settings.
FC Configuration
Screenshot

  1. In the FC Configuration area, select an FC mode.

    The FC mode indicates the working relationship between the FC switch planes of a pair of switch modules (2X/3X or 1E/4E). The values of the FC mode are as follows:

    • NPV: indicates that the FC switch is in transparent transmission mode and connects to other switch using an NP_port.
    • Switch: indicates that the FC switch is in FCF mode and can connect to storage devices.

    When only the Switch mode is selected, an FC SAN can be configured.

  2. Click Edit to change Management Network Port IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway.

    Table 7-53 describes the parameters.

    Table 7-53 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Switch slots

    Determines the position for installing the switch module in the rear of the E9000 chassis.

    Management Network Port IP Address

    Sets an IP address of a management network port on an FC switch plane by clicking Edit.

    Subnet Mask

    Sets a subnet mask of a management network port on an FC switch plane by clicking Edit.

    Default Gateway

    Sets the default gateway of a management network port on an FC switch plane by clicking Edit.

    User Name

    Specifies a user name that is entered for authentication when a user logs in to an FC switch plane.

    Login Password

    Specifies a password that is entered for authentication when a user logs in to an FC switch plane. By default, Use factory password for login is selected. A user can log in to an FC switch plane using the default password.

    To change a password, deselect Use factory password for login. In the displayed Change Password dialog box, enter a new password twice, and click OK.

    The description for Try to log in using factory password is as follows:

    • When it is selected, you can use the login password preferentially. If the login fails, use the factory password to try again.
    • When it is deselected, you can use only the login password to log in to an FC switch plane.

    Operation

    Allows users to perform operations on a profile. To change the login password, click.

    • The default password for the FC switch plane is Huawei12#$. You are advised to change the default password for security purposes
    • When a new password for logging in to the FC switch plane is set successfully, the old serial port password is replaced. The new password must contain
      • 8 to 20 characters.
      • Uppercase, lowercase, digits, and special characters excluding the question mark "?" and spaces.
      • The password cannot be the same as a user name or the user name in reverse order.

  3. Click Save to save the settings.
  4. Configure an FC SAN.

    When only the Switch mode is selected, an FC SAN can be configured.

    NOTE:

    The delivery configuration of an E9000 FC module does not include zone information.

    • If the FC switch profile contains zone information, you must clear the zone information before delivering the FC module configuration.
    • If the FC switch profile does not contain zone information but the FC module contains zone information, you do not need to clear the zone information before delivering the FC configuration. Then a conflict may occur during zone information synchronization when the E9000 is connected to the FC SAN network. If such a conflict occurs, you must clear the zone configuration from the FC module before delivering the FC configuration.
    1. In the FC SAN configuration area, click Edit next to the FC SAN configuration for a specified slot to change SAN name.

      The value of SAN name contains a maximum of 20 characters, including letters (), digits, and underscores (_). The value starts with letters.

    2. Click Save to save the settings.
    3. Click Add Alias.

      The Add Alias dialog box is displayed. Table 7-54 describes the parameters.

      Table 7-54 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      Name

      The value is mandatory and contains a maximum of 20 characters, including letters, digits, and underscores (_). The value starts with letters.

      Description

      Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 63 characters.

      WWPNs

      Example: 01:23:45:67:89:AB:CD:EF or 0123456789ABCDEF. A maximum of 32 WWPNs can be configured at a time.

    4. Click OK to save the settings.
    5. Click Add Zone.

      The Add Zone dialog box is displayed. Table 7-55 describes the parameters.

      Table 7-55 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      Zone name

      The value is mandatory and contains a maximum of 20 characters, including letters, digits, and underscores (_). The value starts with letters.

      Description

      Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 63 characters.

      WWPNs

      Example: 01:23:45:67:89:AB:CD:EF or 0123456789ABCDEF. A maximum of 32 WWPNs can be configured at a time.

      Aliases

      Add a SAN alias to or remove a SAN alias from a zone.

      Compute Node Slot

      Add a compute node in an available slot to or remove a compute node in an available slot from a zone.

      The CX311 does not need to add a compute node to a Zone.

      Uplink Ports

      Add an uplink port to or remove an uplink port from a zone.

    6. Click OK to save the settings.

  5. Click Return. The Switch Profile window is displayed.
FC Configuration (for the CX320)
GUI

  1. In the FC Configuration area, set FC to Enable so that you can perform FC configuration.
  2. Configure the FC mode.

    The FC working mode indicates the working relationship between the FC switch planes of a pair of switch modules (2X/3X or 1E/4E). The value is NPV, Switch, or FSB. Table 7-56 describes the parameters.

    Table 7-56 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    NPV

    indicates that the FC switch is in transparent transmission mode and connects to other switch using an NP_port.

    Switch (FCF)

    indicates that the FC switch is in FCF mode and can connect to storage devices.

    FSB

    The FCoE switch running FIP snooping is called a FIP Snooping Bridge (FSB). The FSB is used to limit the FCoE traffic forwarding from the servers to the Fiber Channel Forwarder (FCF), protecting FC devices against malicious attacks.

    In FSB mode, an aggregation link is added to each FC SAN FCoE port. Therefore, aggregation links must be configured on the interconnected FCF switch.

  3. (Optional) Configure FCoE Port DCB configuration.

    NOTE:

    Perform this configuration only when FCoE interfaces are used. If only FC interfaces are used, ignore this configuration.

    1. Click Edit.
    2. (Optional) Configure the Data Center Bridging Exchange Protocol (DCBX).

      Table 7-57 describes the parameters.

      Table 7-57 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      DCBX

      • Enable: DCB devices at the two ends of a link can automatically discover each other and exchange DCB configuration.
      • Disable: DCB devices at the two ends of a link cannot automatically discover each other and exchange DCB configuration.

      Default value: Enable

      DCBX version

      The version must be consistent with that of a downstream device.

      • IEEE
      • Intel OUI

      Default value: Intel OUI

    3. Configure Priority-based Flow Control (PFC).

      Table 7-58 describes the parameters.

      Table 7-58 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      PFC work mode

      • auto: The local PFC and peer PFC parameters are exchanged by using the DCBX function. If the negotiation at the two ends is successful, the PFC function takes effect; otherwise, the PFC function does not take effect. When the peer device is set to accept the DCB negotiation result, you can modify the DCB parameter configuration on the peer device to ensure that the configurations on both sides are the same.
      • manual: You need to manually configure the PFC parameters on the local and peer devices and ensure that the configurations on both sides are the same. If the peer device does not support the DCBX function, set the parameter to manual.
      NOTE:
      • If PFC work mode is set to auto, set DCBX to Enable.
      • Set the PFC work mode to manual to improve reliability of FCoE links and prevent problems caused by DCB negotiation failure when the peer device sends multiple types of LLDP packets.

      PFC priority

      Indicates whether to enable the PFC priority configuration function.

    4. Configure Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS).

      Table 7-59 describes the parameters.

    Table 7-59 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    PG ID

    Specifies the name of the priority group. PG0, PG1, and PG15 cannot be deleted.

    DRR weight

    Set this parameter when PGs except PG15 use the Deficit Round Robin (DRR). The value ranges from 1 to 99. A greater weight indicates a higher priority.

    The sum of the DRR weights of PG0 and PG1 is 100 and the default value is 50.

    Enable PG traffic shaping

    Allows users to customize traffic policies to shape the traffic of all packets that pass through a port.

    • CIR: indicates the priority group shaping committed information rate (CIR). The value ranges from 64 to 100,000,000 kbit/s. The value of CIR must be smaller than or equal to the value of PIR.
    • PIR: indicates the priority group Shaping peak information rate (PIR). The value ranges from 64 to 100,000,000 kbit/s. The value of PIR must be greater than or equal to the value of CIR.
    • CBS: indicates the committed burst size (CBS). The value ranges from 10000 to 536,870,912 bytes. The value of CBS must be smaller than or equal to the value of PBS.
    • PBS: indicates the peak burst size (PBS). The value ranges from 10000 to 536,870,912 bytes. The value of PBS must be greater than or equal to the value of CBS.

    Queues

    Specifies the priority queue of a priority group. By default, queues 0, 1, 2, 4, and 5 belong to PG0, queues 6 and 7 belong to PG15, and queue 3 belong to PG1.

    Queue Configuration

    Specifies the name of the priority queue.

    PG

    Specifies the priority group of a queue.

    Queue scheduling mode

    • PQ: indicates priority queuing (PQ). Queues are scheduled according to priorities. Queues with lower priories are processed only after all the queues with higher priorities are empty. The PQ scheduling mechanism, however, may result in starvation of packets in queues with lower priorities if queues of higher priorities are full for a long time.
    • DRR: indicates deficit round robin (DRR). Queues are scheduled in a polling manner based on the queue weight. The DRR scheduling mechanism schedules queues in a polling manner to ensure service time for each queue. Assume that there are eight queues, each of which is assigned a weight (w7, w6, w5, w4, w3, w2, w1, and w0). The weight indicates the percentage of resources for each queue. For example, for a 100 Mbit/s port, the weights of the queues are 50, 50, 30, 30, 10, 10, 10, and 10, respectively. This ensures that the queue with the lowest priority is assigned 5 Mbit/s bandwidth, preventing the starvation of packets in queues with lower priorities.

    Default value: PQ

    Enable queue traffic shaping

    Allows users to customize traffic policies to shape the traffic of a type of packets (based on the simple traffic classification) that pass through a port, implementing traffic shaping for services, such as voice, data, video services.

    • CIR: indicates the priority group shaping committed information rate (CIR). The value ranges from 64 to 100,000,000 kbit/s. The value of CIR must be smaller than or equal to the value of PIR.
    • PIR: indicates the priority group Shaping peak information rate (PIR). The value ranges from 64 to 100,000,000 kbit/s. The value of PIR must be greater than or equal to the value of CIR.
    • CBS: indicates the committed burst size (CBS). The value ranges from 10000 to 536,870,912 bytes. The value of CBS must be smaller than or equal to the value of PBS.
    • PBS: indicates the peak burst size (PBS). The value ranges from 10000 to 536,870,912 bytes. The value of PBS must be greater than or equal to the value of CBS.

    The queue traffic shaping function is disabled by default.

  4. Click Save to save the settings.
  5. Configure an FC SAN.

    1. Click Edit. Table 7-60 describes the parameters.
      NOTE:

      Configure either FCoE Ports Settings or FC Ports Settings. At least one of the two must be configured. In NPV mode, only one of FCoE Ports Settings and FC Ports Settings can be configured.

      Table 7-60 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      FCoE Ports Settings

      Port for sending FCoE data. This parameter is available only when an MX517 is used. It is not available for the MX527.

      FC Ports Settings

      Port for sending FC data. This parameter is available when the flexible cards MX517 and MX527 are used.

      SAN name

      The name cannot be left blank. It must be a string of up to 20 characters, including letters, digits, and underscores (_), and must start with a letter.

      FCoE data VLAN

      The FCoE VLAN is used for the FCoE traffic communication between the switch module and the server NIC. The value ranges from 2 to 4063. The FCoE VLAN cannot be the same as the Business VLAN, NPV VLAN, and any other FCoE Data VLAN.

      NPV VLAN

      The NPV VLAN is used for the communication between the switch module and the FCF device. The VLAN must be the same as FCoE VLAN of the external FCF switch. The value ranges from 2 to 4063. The NPV VLAN cannot be the same as the Business VLAN, FCoE Data VLAN, and any other NPV VLAN.

      NOTE:

      Set this parameter only when the FC mode is NPV.

    2. Click Save to save the settings.
    3. Click Add Alias.
      NOTE:
      • This configuration is displayed only when the FC working mode is Switch (FCF).
      • A maximum of 32 aliases can be configured for an FC SAN.

      The Add Alias dialog box is displayed. Table 7-61 describes the parameters.

      Table 7-61 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      Name

      The value is mandatory and contains a maximum of 20 characters, including letters, digits, and underscores (_). The value starts with letters.

      Description

      Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 63 characters.

      WWPNs

      Example: 01:23:45:67:89:AB:CD:EF or 0123456789ABCDEF. A maximum of 32 WWPNs can be configured at a time.

    4. Click OK to save the settings.
    5. Determine whether to select Use the default zone.
    NOTE:

    This configuration is displayed only when the FC working mode is Switch (FCF).

    • Selected: Only the default zone is used and customized zones are not supported. Uplink ports in the FCoE instance and downlink ports associated with this profile are automatically added as members to the default zone. Using the default zone will delete the customized zones.
    • Unselected: The default zone is not used and users can create one or more customized zones and need to manually add uplinks and WWPNs. A maximum of 32 zones can be created.

      Click Add Zone to add a zone. Table 7-62 describes the parameters on the displayed Add Zone dialog box.

      Table 7-62 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      Zone name

      The value is mandatory and contains a maximum of 20 characters, including letters, digits, and underscores (_). The value starts with letters.

      Description

      Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 63 characters.

      WWPNs

      Example: 01:23:45:67:89:AB:CD:EF or 0123456789ABCDEF. A maximum of 32 WWPNs can be configured at a time.

      Aliases

      Add a SAN alias to or remove a SAN alias from a zone.

      Uplink Ports

      Add an uplink port to or remove an uplink port from a zone.

  6. Click Return to return to the Switch Profile page.
Delivering a Profile
Screenshot

NOTE:

Before delivering a profile, make sure that NIC Profile is configured.

  1. In the profile list, click a slot number in the Associated Slots column. See Figure 7-15.
    Figure 7-15 Associated Slots
    NOTE:

    If no slot is associated with a profile, the value of Associated Slots for this profile is None.

    The Select Associated Slots dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 7-16.

    NOTE:
    • Swi1 corresponds to the switch module in slot 1E.
    • Swi2 corresponds to the switch module in slot 2X.
    • Swi3 corresponds to the switch module in slot 3X.
    • Swi4 corresponds to the switch module in slot 4E.
    Figure 7-16 Select Associated Slots dialog box
  2. Select the slot number to be associated with the profile, and click OK.

    The selected slot number is displayed in the Associated Slots column.

  3. Click in the Operation column.
    The Manually Deliver Profile dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 7-17.
    Figure 7-17 Manually Deliver Profile dialog box

    Table 7-63 describes the parameters.

    Table 7-63 Parameter description

    Item

    Description

    Delivery Mode

    • Offline delivery: Offline delivery to an Ethernet switching plane restarts the plane. Offline delivery to an FC switching plane overwrites the existing FC configurations.
    • Online delivery: Online delivery to an Ethernet switching plane does not restart the plane. Offline delivery to an FC switching plane does not overwrite the existing FC configurations.
    NOTE:

    The first delivery of new configurations must be offline.

    Current Configuration

    Shows the current configuration of the management module.

    NOTE:

    This operation is supported only when the profile has been modified.

    Associated Compute Node

    Shows compute node errors, including Compute node type mismatch, Mismatched NIC (type, quantity, and slot), and BMC communication failed.

    Table 7-64 lists the online delivery issues and solutions.

    Table 7-64 Online delivery issues and solutions

    Online Delivery Issue

    Solution

    Incorrect slot for online delivery.

    Close and re-open the delivery policy page.

    Failed to run the online delivery command.

    Try online delivery again. If the delivery still fails, contact Huawei technical support.

    The SOL channel is in use.

    Manually free up the SOL channel.

    The password is empty.

    Enter the password for logging in to the switch module through the serial port as prompted.

    Incorrect login password.

    Re-enter the password for logging in to the switch module through the serial port as prompted.

    The switching system is busy.

    1. Try online delivery again after some time. If the problem persists, go to step 2.
    2. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the switching system through the serial port and check the switching system status. Based on the switching system status, choose to end the current operation or wait for it to finish. Log out of the switching system.

    The Associated Compute Node area displays the status of compute nodes.

    Compute nodes are abnormal if their types do not match, their NIC types, quantity, or slots do not match, or their BMCs are abnormal.

  4. Select a slot number and click Deliver to issue the profile to the switch module in the specified slot.
NOTE:

Within two minutes after delivering a profile, do not perform a restart or active/standby switchover of the MM910 management modules.

Detecting Status
Screenshot

  1. In the profile list, click View in the Status Detection column. See Figure 7-18.
    Figure 7-18 Clicking View in the Status Detection column

    The Status Details page is displayed, as shown in Figure 7-19.

    • The Associated Switch Modules area displays the status of switch modules.

      Switch modules are abnormal if their types do not match, their software versions do not match, their version query times out their BMCs are abnormal, or the Ethernet switch module passwords are incorrect.

    • The Associated Compute Node area displays the status of compute nodes.

      Compute nodes are abnormal if their types do not match, their NIC types, quantity, or slots do not match, or their BMCs are abnormal.

    Figure 7-19 Status Details
  2. In the profile list, click Normal in the Status Detection column. See Figure 7-20.
Figure 7-20 Clicking Normal in the Status Detection column

The Status Details page is displayed, as shown in Figure 7-21.

Figure 7-21 Status Details

NIC Profile

GUI

Function

The NIC Profile page allows you to configure an internal switch module port for connecting to a NIC.

NOTE:

Parameter settings of different types of switch modules vary according to options displayed on the WebUI.

Table 7-65 describes the buttons on the NIC Profile page, and Table 7-66 describes the parameters on this page.

Table 7-65 Buttons on the NIC Profile page

Button

Description

Add

Sets Compute node slot, Profile name, Associated switch profile (2X/3X), and Associated switch profile (1E/4E).

The maximum number of NIC profiles is 128.

Table 7-66 Parameters in the profile list

Parameter

Description

Profile name

Identifies a profile.

Node Type

Indicates the type of a compute node where the NIC is located.

MEZZ Card

Indicates the NIC slot and type.

Associated switch profile (2X/3X)

Indicates a switch profile associated with slots 2X and 3X.

Associated switch profile (1E/4E)

Indicates a switch profile associated with slots 1E and 4E.

Description

Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

Associated Slots

Indicates compute nodes associated with a configuration profile.

You can click the slot numbers to change them. For details, see Associated Slots.

Operation

Perform operations on a profile.

  • : modifies a profile.
  • : copies a profile.
NOTE:

When you copy a profile, only the compute node type, remarks and NIC information are copied. NIC Teaming and vNIC configurations cannot be copied.

  • : deletes a profile.
  • : shows vNIC information. For details, see Table 7-67.
Table 7-67 vNIC information parameters

Parameter

Description

Slot

Indicates the compute node slots associated with the vNIC.

Status

Indicates the compute node status.

NIC Team Name

Indicates the name of a NIC teaming.

Work mode

Indicates the working mode of physical NIC ports.

PVID

Indicates the default VLAN of the connected switch module ports.

Location

Indicates the NIC location, which can be Mezz1, Mezz2, Mezz3, Mezz4, or LOM.

Port

Indicates the NIC port numbers which can be 0 and 1, or 0, 1, 2, and 3 based on the NIC type.

PF Number

Indicates the number of a physical function.

PCIe Info

Indicates PCIe information of a mezzanine card. PCIe information format: CPU bus number:device number.function number-NIC function number

MAC Address/WWN

A MAC address is displayed if the NIC port type is Ethernet. A WWN is displayed if the NIC port type is FCoE.

Business VLAN ID

Indicates the business VLANs associated with the vNIC.

Uplink Ports

Indicates the uplink ports of the business VLANs associated with the vNIC.

Associated Slots
  1. In the profile list, click a slot number in the Associated Slots column. See Figure 7-22.
    Figure 7-22 Associated slots
    NOTE:

    If no slot is associated with a profile, the value of Associated Slots for this profile is None.

    The Select Associated Slots dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 7-23.

    Figure 7-23 Select Associated Slots dialog box
  2. Select the slot number to be associated with the profile, and click OK.

    The selected slot number is displayed in the Associated Slots column.

    NOTE:

    The compute node in the selected slot and the compute node to which the profile imported must be of the same type.

    Compute node slot description:

    • When associated with a half-width compute node, the profile can be bound to slots 1 to 16.
    • When associated with a full-width compute node installed in slots 1 to 8, the profile can be bound to slots 1 to 8.
    • When associated with a full-width compute node installed in slots 9 to 16, the profile can be bound to slots 9 to 16.
    • When associated with twin compute nodes, the profile can be bound to slots 1 to 16 or 17 to 32 based on the sub compute node slot number.
Creating a Profile
  1. On the NIC Profile page, click Add Profile.

    The Import From Board dialog box is displayed.

  2. Set new profile parameters, see Table 7-68.

    Table 7-68 Creating new Profile parameters description

    Parameter

    Description

    Compute node slot

    Select the compute node slot from which NIC information is obtained.

    Profile name

    The value of Profile name contains a maximum of 20 characters, including letters, digits, and underscores (_), but cannot start with an underscore.

    Associated switch profile (2X/3X) and Associated switch profile (1E/4E)

    At least one parameter is selected.

    Create a profile name in Switch Profile. When no profile name is created, only NULL is displayed in a drop-down list box.

  3. Click OK.

    The profile configuration page is displayed. For Basic Info description, see Table 7-69.

    Table 7-69 Basic Info description

    Parameter

    Description

    Profile name

    Indicates the name of a created profile.

    Node Type

    Indicates the type of a compute node where the NIC is located.

    Associated switch profile (2X/3X)

    Indicates a switch profile associated with slots 2X and 3X.

    Associated switch profile (1E/4E)

    Indicates a switch profile associated with slots 1E and 4E.

    Description

    Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

    NIC Location

    Indicates the NIC location, which can be Mezz1, Mezz2, Mezz3, Mezz4, or LOM.

    NIC Type

    Indicates the NIC type such as MZ510.

    NIC Port No.

    Indicates the NIC port numbers which can be 0 and 1, or 0, 1, 2, and 3 based on the NIC type.

    Port Type

    Indicates the NIC port type such as 10GE.

    Maximum Number of PFs

    Indicates the PF number depending on the NIC configurations and types.

    Switch Port No.

    Indicates the switch port corresponding to the NIC port.

    • The format of an Ethernet switch port is switch module slot number:compute node port number.
    • An FC switch port is an FC switch module port connected to a compute node NIC.

    PCIe Info

    Indicates NIC PCIe information. PCIe Info format: indicates a PCIe root port (bus, device, or function)-NIC function number, such as 00:03.0-1 with 00:03.0 indicating the PCIe root, where, 00 indicates the PCIe bus number, 03 indicates the PCIe device number, 0 indicates the PCIe function number, and 1 indicates the NIC port number (PCIe function number).

    Operation

    Only the delete operation is allowed.

  4. Create a NIC team.

    1. Click Create NIC Teaming.

      The Create NIC Teaming window is displayed.

    2. Set NIC teaming parameters. For details, see Table 7-70.
      Table 7-70 Create NIC Teaming parameters

      Parameters

      Description

      NIC Team Name

      The value contains a maximum of 20 characters, including letters, digits, and underscores (_), but cannot start with an underscore.

      NICs

      The NIC format is xxx:y, where xxx indicates the NIC position and y indicates the network port number.

      The operation must meet the following requirements:

      • The port types must be the same.
      • The associated slots must be either slots 2X and 3X, or 1E and 4E.
      • The number of detected NICs must be an even number.
      • When the switch module uses the Ethernet switch plane, the slot corresponding to the selected NIC must be configured with a switch profile which is associated with a NIC profile. When the switch module uses an FC switch plane, FC configuration must be performed on the slot corresponding to the selected NIC.

      Work mode

      The NIC supports Active-Backup, Balance, and LACP. The default mode is Active-Backup.

      • Active-Backup: The NIC works in active/standby mode.
      • Balance: works in load sharing mode.
      • LACP: works in link aggregation mode.
      • The LACP mode can be either of the following:
      • Static LACP
      • Dynamic LACP
      • LACP Timeout: specifies the maximum time allowed for receiving packets.
      • Slow: The timeout period is 3 seconds.
      • Fast: The timeout period is 90 seconds.

      Only the stack mode supports Balance and LACP.

      For an Ethernet port, the NIC supports Active-Backup, Balance, and LACP. The default mode is Active-Backup.

      • Active-Backup: The NIC works in active/standby mode.
      • Balance: works in load sharing mode.
      • LACP: works in link aggregation mode.

      Only the stack mode supports Balance and LACP.

      For an FC port, you do not need to configure the work mode.

      NIC QinQ

      Specifies the setting of the NIC QinQ.

      Value:

      • ON: Enable NIC QinQ.
      • Off: Disable NIC QinQ.

      Default value: Off

      Only MZ520 and MZ522 support this parameter.

      NOTE:

      If NIC QinQ is enabled, PVID cannot be set and the vNIC settings must meet the following requirements:

      • Mode: When the work mode is Stack, this parameter can be Port or PF only. When the work mode is Twin, this parameter must be Port.
      • vNIC Type: The value must be Ethernet.
      • Business VLAN: The value must be domain vlan.
      • VLAN Type: The value must be Domain Vlan.

      After the NIC QinQ is enabled, the downlink ports associated with the domain VLAN can transparently transmit data through the VLAN, and the uplink ports provide the QinQ function.

      PVID

      The Port Default VLAN ID (PVID) can be set only for Ethernet ports.

      This parameter is optional. The value is a positive integer from 2 to 4063 and must be in the range of the associated business VLANs.

      If the switch module type is CX311, and Deployment mode is Stack or Twin, the value of PVID cannot be the same as the VLAN ID of the FC SAN FCoE.

      NOTE:

      If the associated business VLAN of the PVID is a domain VLAN, the valid PVID is the domain VLAN ID instead of the PVID of the NIC teaming.

      Description

      Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

    3. Click OK.

      The new NIC teaming is listed on the NIC teaming configuration page.

  5. Configure vNICs.

    1. Click Add vNIC.

      The Add vNIC window is displayed.

    2. Set Add vNIC parameters, see Table 7-71.
      Table 7-71 Add vNIC Configuration Parameters

      Parameters

      Description

      vNIC name

      The value contains a maximum of 20 characters, including letters, digits, and underscores (_), but cannot start with an underscore.

      NIC Team Name

      Indicates the name of NIC Teaming to which the vNIC belongs.

      vNIC type

      Supports Ethernet, FCoE and FC, choosing either one based on the NIC.

      FCoE configuration can be performed only when both the switch module and NIC supports FCoE.

      Mode

      Supports Port, PF, and VF:

      • Port: indicates that the NIC is not virtualized. No other vNIC can be added after the configuration. Only Trans VLAN, Domain Vlan and Normal VLAN can be selected.
      • If Normal VLAN is selected, the packets between compute nodes and switch modules do not contain Tags.
      • PF: indicates that the NIC uses the PF function. The number of vNICs varies based on the PF number.
      • VF: indicates that the NIC uses the VF function or that the NIC is virtualized on an OS. The number of vNICs supporting VF is 40 (vNIC*Number of NIC Teaming members ≤ 40). The vNIC supporting VF and vNICs supporting PF cannot coexist.

      For an FC vNIC, the mode is always Port. For an FCoE NIC, the mode is always PF.

      Business VLAN

      Allows you to select the Business VLAN associated with vNIC. Indicates the business types and uplink ports.

      VLAN type

      Indicates the type of the associated VLANs.

      VLAN ID

      Indicates the IDs of the VLANs.

      Description

      Provides additional information. This parameter is optional but cannot contain any Chinese characters. The value can contain a maximum of 47 characters.

    3. click OK.

      The new vNIC is listed on the vNIC configuration page.

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