We are all knowing LACP on ethernet network but Fibre Channel and SAN network providing multipathing I/O by using logical and physical paths as single device on operating system and also using path selecting policies for using I/O paths optimized. But if server using 16Gb/s FC HBA, so there is no bandwidth aggregation. Server can generate bandwidth for each port up to maximum speed of port and also path selecting has performance impact of server when large paths are presented to server. Months before, I was thinking about FC port aggregation and did many searches but I didn’t find anything until now.
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I met HPE C7000 more than ten years ago for first time and I was newbie engineer in virtualization and datacenter. We had 6th generation of blade servers and the first virtual desktop infrastructure farm hosted by the servers in Iran and even Middle East. Now I didn’t find any official information about HPE Blade System retirement but after BL6xx server are retired and BL4xx servers released by some limitation compare to Synergy servers, it was clear.
You may using HPE OneView for monitoring your HPE infrastructure, if see this warning on your server health, follow this post:
Overall security state of the system is at risk
HPE is on of biggest companies which producing data center equipment’s and facilities. HPE has unified management and monitoring suite for server hardware, network devices and storage devices that called HPE OneView. You may have multiple data center at different geographical location and needs to monitoring all devices on same dashboard. Because HPE OneView needs access to any under managed devices via network and it’s recommended that implementing HPE OneView in local site, there are some limitations about managing and monitoring all devices on single instance of HPE OneView. HPE has introduced HPE OneView Global Dashboard for monitoring and managing multiple HPE OneView appliances.
HPE has released the supported ESXi versions as customized images for ProLiant and other HPE server products. There is bad news about HPE ProLiant BL460c. Which Version Have Released? The below versions of HPE Custom Images for VMware Released in January 2021: VMware-ESXi-7.0.1-17325551-HPE-701.0.0.10.6.3.9-Jan2021.iso VMware-ESXi-6.7.0-17167734-HPE-Gen9plus-670.U18.104.22.168.8-Jan2021.iso VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-Update3-17097218-HPE-Gen9plus-650.U22.214.171.124.8-Dec2020.iso Which Hardware Products Not Supported? The mentioned images don’t support installing on the below server products: HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Server Blade HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server Blade HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade Which Versions Are Supported on ProLiant BL c-Class Servers? The below versions must be used on ProLiant BL c-Class Servers: VMware-ESXi-7.0.1-16850804-HPE-701.0.0.10.6.0.40-Oct2020.iso...