RH5885 V2 NICs

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The RH5885 V2 can be configured with one of the following LOM NICs:
? NIC with four GE ports, whose network port chips support virtualization
? NIC with two 10GE ports with enhanced small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) optical modules, whose network port chips support virtualization

The server also provides PCIe slots for installing various NICs. For details, see the Huawei Server Compatibility Checker at http://support.huawei.com/onlinetoolsweb/ftca/en.

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Difference between the RH5885 V2, RH5885 V3, and RH5885H V3
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Differences between the 4-socket RH5885 V2 and 8-socket RH5885 V2
An 8-socket RH5885 V2 server is made up of two 4-socket RH5885 V2 servers connected through four QPI cables. One of the 4-socket RH5885 V2 servers serves as the master node and the other as the slave node. Hardware differences: ? Rear I/O module: For the 4-socket server, the rear I/O module can be configured with two hard disks and the QPI cables cannot be connected. For the 8-socket server, the rear I/O module cannot be configured with two hard disks and the QPI cables are required. ? Hard disk quantity: 10 (4-socket server); 16 (8-socket server) ? CPU configuration: The 8-socket server must be configured with all CPUs and the 4-socket server can be configured with two or four CPUs. ? DIMM configuration: For the 4-socket server, DIMMs must be symmetrically installed on the memory risers. For the 8-socket server, apart from the symmetry requirements, the DIMMs must be installed on two nodes and the DIMM configuration must be the same on the two memory risers. ? RAID configuration: The 8-socket server requires only one RAID controller card, which must be installed on the master node. Software differences: ? The slave node of the 8-socket server has no BIOS. Therefore, no BIOS information is displayed on iMana. ? The power button on the front panel of the slave node of the 8-socket server is available, but there is no related power control page on the iMana WebUI. ? The iMana of the slave node of the 8-socket server does not provide black box, power-on strategy, system start strategy, and serial port switchover functions.

Bonding of the server NIC
For details about the NIC bonding operations, see "NIC Bonding" in Service Maintenance Manual.

Whether an RH5885 V2 8-socket server can be divided into two 4-socket servers
In principle, an RH5885 V2 8-socket server is not allowed to be divided into two 4-socket servers unless the customer requests it. If it is divided and a CPU error occurs on one server, the CPU error will also be reported on the other server. In this case, you need to use the BMC for 4-socket servers instead.

Whether two RH5885 V2 4-socket servers can be combined into one 8-socket server
Two RH5885 V2 4-socket servers cannot be combined into one 8-socket server. To upgrade a 4-socket server to an 8-socket server, you need to use the BMC for 8-socket servers and upgrade the BIOS version to a version for 8-socket servers.

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