I am building a virtualized network on an HP C3000 with 460c Gen 8 blades and 2 HP L3 switch interconnects. I was advised to by a 1Gb 4-port 366M Mezzanine Adapter. That provides me 6 ethernet connections to each blade. I have been told that you can only make 2 connections to from each blade to each interconnect, but since I have to interconnectes and 6 ports I hope someone can tell me if I can make 3 connections from each server to each interconnect. I looking for the actual - thanks Dave
Or I'll make a better attempt to answer your question here, someone can correct me though because perhaps my HP specific knowledge is limited.
Typically a blade server will have onboard connections to the first two interconnect slots. So lets say there are two onboard NICs, you will get one connection to each of those two interconnect modules you have mentioned.
If you need more than what is available onboard, then you need to purchase mezzanine cards. However, those cards tend to connect that blade to DIFFERENT interconnect modules. I suggest you talk to a knowledgeable HP pre-sales engineer to make sure you understand exactly what you need to meet your requirements.
Here's just an example from an HP guide: