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HP Virtual Connect 4.01 Update: RBAC and Multicast + some more

HP has released a significant firmware update to its Virtual Connect line of HP Blade chassis switches.

This is part 6 of a 6 part post on HP Virtual Connect 4.01:

  1. HP Virtual Connect 4.01: What’s New
  2. HP Virtual Connect 4.01: Dual-hop FcOE support
  3. HP Virtual Connect 4.01: Min/Max Bandwidth Optimisation
  4. HP Virtual Connect 4.01: Priority Queue QoS
  5. HP Virtual Connect 4.01: SNMP and sFlow enhancements
  6. HP Virtual Connect 4.01: RBAC and Multicast + some more

Custom role-based configuration

VC 4.01 now also adds more options for role customisation.

You can split your administration into Storage Admin, Server Admin, Network Admin and Domain User.

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You can now configure more operational permissions for these users and the GUI will show you what will change when you are about to apply the new permission.

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Multicast Filtering

VC 4.01 enables multicast filtering without flooding for authorised applications. Admins can configure authorised application to a Multicast stream.

Authorised applications can then subscribe to a multicast stream. VC will only send  multicast streams to subscribed applications and and other attempts by unauthorised applications to subscribe are blocked.

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Other 4.01 enhancements

There is now a configurable LACP timer (30 sec or 1 sec) which is useful when doing in-service upgrades of Cisco firmware which need a 30-second long timer to avoid LACP timeout during the upgrade.

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This can be configured at the domain level or per connection.

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Pause Flood protection has been added to protect against link layer flooding.

There is also now a configurable GUI session timeout and also CLI tab completion.

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That’s all!

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  1. Pramod
    August 2nd, 2013 at 15:26 | #1

    How to install the latest firmware . What is the command.
    The release notes was not helpful.

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