About Me

Welcome! My name is Hongjun Ma and currently I’m an Data Center Architect with HP and before that I worked with Cisco for 11 years focusing on core routing and switching and DC networking. I’m certified with CCIE in R&S and ISP and VCAP5-DCA/DCD.

My twitter is @hongjunma and my linkedin profile is

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/hongjun-ma/7/959/90a

The views and posts on this site are solely my personal view to share what I know and hopefully can save my readers some time doing research.

15 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Thanks a lot for sharing your valuable time for this video.I have some questions for the template you have created in you video for “Virtual Connect Manager Confir Tutorial”.In that example you have two use nics and fc from enclouser Bay 1 and Bay 2 and applied the template on Enc.2 and the end.
    I have scenario of 5 bays & I need to configure Cluster of 5 ESX host.How do I setup Nic and FC such that I get the redundancy as well connection settings from different bays into the templates I finally implement on each bay.

    Sorry I am not a good narrator.Appreciate if you could please share me your email ID or contact number for communication.

    Thanks,
    Rahul.

    • Hi Rahul,

      If you have 5 servers, you can create a sample template profile and leave it unassigned first and then you can right click this profile and select “copy” option to clone a new profile based on this profile and then assign this profile to bay 1. do it for rest of other servers. my work email is hongjun.ma@hp.com if you have further questions.

  2. Wow This is treasure chest ofVirtual Connect info.Thank you for providing such valuable content and in clear to understand manner.I noticed that the last post is in Feb 2014, Are you still active with this blog?.

    • i’m still here and have been working on some reference white papers based on HP server/network/storage portfolio. I should have more to post in the coming days. currently waiting for these white papers to be published on hp.com.

  3. Hi, very impressive pvlan presentation. Just what i needed. Though I’m curious about one more scenario if you’re up for it that was not consulted. Implementation between rest of network and enclosure with mixed blades of bare bone OS (access port to VC) and VM on other. Thx 🙂

    • In later part of the deck, you can see I put some slides for bare bone OS. In general for isolated ports, you can config one physical port on switch as regular isolated ports and run cable down to VC and on VC, you config a single vnet with “Private Network” option enabled, then you assign this vnet to the blades being isolated. VC will make sure blades don’t talk with each other within chassis and switch isolated port config will make sure these blades don’t talk with other ports on the network except promiscuous ports. The same thing goes for community ports but you want to config switch port as access community port and do NOT enable “private network” for the community vnet within VC.

  4. Hi, I need some help, with HP C7000 and switch HP 1:10Gb. We have got one case C7000 for individual clients with HP BL220c. We need set up all blades switch ports as 100Mbits. But is not possible change it. Form www panel port speed and duplex is not active, form tlenet I got message that port is fixed at 1Gbit and can not be changed. I also tried change patch cost but also without effect. Is possible change it anyway? I found that switch HP GbE2C have fixed port at 1Gbit and can not be changed. Any HP specs not says about this in 1:10Gb. Please give me some update about this as I have spent much time to searching any details about this but without effect.
    regards,

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