While change the configuration of within a HP Virtual Connect Manager I noticed that I didn’t have any options to delete server profiles, Ethernet Networks or Shared Uplink Sets within the web browser.
I needed to change the configuration dramatically from an active / standby configuration to an active / active configuration. I also needed to change the complete server profile configuration and Ethernet Networks configuration.
I noticed that I can also connect through SSH to the HP VC Flex-10 Enet modules. This presents a CLI with different command options. And of course I had more options within the CLI compared to the web interface.
HP Virtual Connect Management CLI v3.18
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help : displays a list of available subcommands
exit : quits the command shell
<subcommand> ? : displays a list of managed elements for a subcommand
<subcommand> <managed element> ? : displays detailed help for a command
Through the CLI I had the option to remove the server profiles, Ethernet Networks and the configured Shared Uplink Set. The help command (?) is very useful to check the command syntax to remove different configuration settings. You have to remove the different items in the correct order. I used the following order:
- 1. Server Profile : remove profile <profile_name>
- 2. Ethernet Networks : remove network <enet_name>
- 3 Shared Uplink Set : remove uplinkset <sus_name>
When you try to delete the items in the wrong order you will receive an error message on the console, like shown below.
->remove uplinkset SUS1
ERROR: Operation not allowed : The requested shared uplink set is currently in use by one or more networks
After deleting the configuration I configured my desired setup. The configuration can be a lit bumpy, which depends on the firmware used with the Virtual Connect Manager. I found a very good article on configuring HP Virtual Connect Manager in conjunction with ESX, Windows Hyper-V.
TIP: when configuring or changing Ethernet network settings on a Server Profile, first unassigned the profile from the bay. Changing settings on an unassigned profile is much faster than on an assigned profile.