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  • Latest Post - ‏2014-06-17T17:31:16Z by NadineSilva
sweiec
sweiec
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Pinned topic Management Network status 'Not ready'

‏2013-11-21T01:13:30Z |

Hi,

There seems to be no documentation about configuring Cisco 3110g switch modules with the BladeCenter E. All the existing documentation is outdated and applies to previous hardware components.

From what I gather the Management Network communicates between the AMM and 3110g switch via VLAN 4095. However this traffic seems to be over some internal path and not configurable. The Cisco 3110g switch does not even support a 4095th vlan...

Anyone else configured this before?

Thanks

 

 

  • an_ibm_user
    an_ibm_user
    21 Posts

    Re: Management Network status 'Not ready'

    ‏2013-11-21T17:41:39Z  

    One option is to configure the switch over serial.

    You can also assign an IP address to the switch via the AMM web interface. The address must be in the same subnet and have the same gateway as the AMM. The AMM will proxy arp the address and you should be able to talk to the switch through the same network path you would reach the AMM.

    Note that if you stack Cisco switches in the BladeCenter, you lose the option of configuring them through the AMM and must use the serial port on the switch.

  • sweiec
    sweiec
    4 Posts

    Re: Management Network status 'Not ready'

    ‏2013-11-21T20:27:21Z  

    One option is to configure the switch over serial.

    You can also assign an IP address to the switch via the AMM web interface. The address must be in the same subnet and have the same gateway as the AMM. The AMM will proxy arp the address and you should be able to talk to the switch through the same network path you would reach the AMM.

    Note that if you stack Cisco switches in the BladeCenter, you lose the option of configuring them through the AMM and must use the serial port on the switch.

    To clarify I'm not having a problem configuring normal traffic. My question is related to the data path that cKVM utlizes which seems to be a non existant vlan over an undocumented path.

  • an_ibm_user
    an_ibm_user
    21 Posts

    Re: Management Network status 'Not ready'

    ‏2013-11-22T20:24:19Z  
    • sweiec
    • ‏2013-11-21T20:27:21Z

    To clarify I'm not having a problem configuring normal traffic. My question is related to the data path that cKVM utlizes which seems to be a non existant vlan over an undocumented path.

    Yes, IBM is abusing standards... VLAN 4095 is invalid. The spec does not allow it. They use it for internal connectivity between AMMs and Blade IMMs, and are using custom Cisco firmware to accomplish it.

    What are you trying to do?

  • sweiec
    sweiec
    4 Posts

    Re: Management Network status 'Not ready'

    ‏2013-11-26T00:51:04Z  

    Yes, IBM is abusing standards... VLAN 4095 is invalid. The spec does not allow it. They use it for internal connectivity between AMMs and Blade IMMs, and are using custom Cisco firmware to accomplish it.

    What are you trying to do?

    I'm trying to get the Management Network to work. Currently it's 'Not ready' and there's no documentation about the internal connectivity.

  • Novikov_Alexander
    Novikov_Alexander
    1150 Posts

    Re: Management Network status 'Not ready'

    ‏2013-11-29T20:14:14Z  
    • sweiec
    • ‏2013-11-26T00:51:04Z

    I'm trying to get the Management Network to work. Currently it's 'Not ready' and there's no documentation about the internal connectivity.

    Dear See Lee,

    could you explain where you see Management Network status 'Not ready' ? Could you provide screenshot and AMM Service Data.

     

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow

  • sweiec
    sweiec
    4 Posts

    Re: Management Network status 'Not ready'

    ‏2013-12-02T17:40:39Z  

    Dear See Lee,

    could you explain where you see Management Network status 'Not ready' ? Could you provide screenshot and AMM Service Data.

     

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow

    AMM > Blade Tasks > Power/Restart

  • Novikov_Alexander
    Novikov_Alexander
    1150 Posts

    Re: Management Network status 'Not ready'

    ‏2013-12-02T17:45:35Z  
    • sweiec
    • ‏2013-12-02T17:40:39Z

    AMM > Blade Tasks > Power/Restart

    Hi See Lee,

    what about screenshot and AMM Service Data?

     

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow

     

  • NadineSilva
    NadineSilva
    2 Posts

    Re: Management Network status 'Not ready'

    ‏2014-06-17T17:31:16Z  

    Hi See Lee,

    what about screenshot and AMM Service Data?

     

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow

     

    Hi,

     

    I'm having the same issue.

    looking on AMM NPS on menu: Blade Tasks -> Power/Restart all NPS blades on all environment report the same problem: Management network not ready.

    A fw upgrade was suggested but problem not fixed, what else should be done to solve this issue?

     

    Thank you in advance.

    Best regards,

    Nadine

    Updated on 2014-06-17T17:32:41Z at 2014-06-17T17:32:41Z by NadineSilva