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Implementing Cisco UCS Solutions by Prasenjit Sarkar, Farhan Ahmed Nadeem

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FEX IO modules – failure and recovery

IOM provides southbound connectivity to servers using Backplane ports and northbound connectivity to Fabric Interconnects using Fabric Ports. When a service profile is successfully associated with the server, the Backplane port's status shows as Up.

Use the following procedure the look into the status of IOM Backplane and Fabric Ports:

  1. Log in to UCS Manager.
  2. Click on the Equipment tab in the navigation pane.
  3. In the Equipment tab, expand the desired server in the desired chassis.
  4. Expand the desired IO Modules by expanding IO Modules, and the status of Backplane Ports and Fabric Ports will be shown in the Work pane.
  5. The following screenshot shows the Backplane Ports statuses that are connected to the server's mezzanine ...

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