Networking with the Nortel 10 Gb Ethernet Switch Module for BladeCenter HPlanning / Implementation (withdrawn product)

15 Jan 2008
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This Redpaper discusses the physical layout of the 10 Gb switch and the installation in HSS slots 7 or 9 in BladeCenter H chassis. In addition, we discuss the physical layout of the NetXen HBA card and its installation in the HS21/LS21 and connectivity to an IBM TotalStorage device.

This Redpaper provides detailed instructions on how to install and configure NetXen drivers on the Windows 2K3 and Linux (RHEL and SUSE) platforms.

This Redpaper discusses:

* NIC teaming and bonding
* The 10 Gb switch configuration
- Cisco integration, including link aggregation, multiple VLANs (802.1q), L3 routing with OSPF, Spanning Tree modes
- HA features: trunk failover, VRRP
- Filters/access lists, including use of QoS; can include QoS example for iSCSI or other
* 10 Gb iSCSI
- with N-Series/NetApp storage with 10 Gb NIC
- Best performance with TCP Chimney or LSA

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Executive Summary
Chapter 2. BladeCenter H and HT chassis
Chapter 3. Nortel 10 Gb Ethernet Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter
Chapter 4. Nortel Layer 2/3 10 Gigabit Uplink Ethernet Switch Module
Chapter 5. NetXen card installation and configuration
Chapter 6. Nortel 10 Gb Ethernet Switch Module configuration and network integration
Appendix A: Switch configuration files
Appendix B. iSCSI NetApp configuration

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