Examples of CMIC Collectives in a System with Multiple Cabinets
- In a system, cabinets in the server management network are organized into collectives.The system number, collective numbers, and cabinet numbers are viewable in SMWeb Services web applications.
- Depending on your system configuration, a system has one or more collectives.
- A CMIC VM provides server management services for a collective, with one or more cabinets per collective. One cabinet in a collective must contain a CMIC VM hosted by a VMS.
In single-system and multi-system configurations running CMIC 11.01 or 11.02, a single CMIC VM managing multiple cabinets without CMIC VMs can manage up to 32 nodes and servers. In single-system and multi-system configurations running CMIC 11.03 or later, a single CMIC VM managing multiple cabinets without CMIC VMs can manage up to 50 nodes and servers.
- The following cabinets can be configured with or without a CMIC VM hosted by a VMS: processing/storage cabinet, BYNET V5 InfiniBand switch cabinet, or Platform Framework Cabinet (PFC).
- A collective can contain one or more of the following cabinets. At least one of the cabinets must contain a CMIC VM hosted by a VMS.
- Processing/storage cabinet
- BYNET V5 cabinet (if used)
- PFC (if used)
- Each collective in the system has a unique collective ID (collective number).
- Each cabinet in the system has a unique cabinet ID (cabinet number).
- Collectives and cabinets are numbered as follows:
- Collectives are numbered consecutively, beginning with Collective 1.
- Cabinets are numbered consecutively, beginning with Cabinet 1.
- In the collectives shown:
- Collective 1 contains one cabinet (Cabinet 1) managed by one CMIC VM hosted by a VMS in the cabinet.
- Collective 2 contains two cabinets (Cabinet 2 and Cabinet 3). Both cabinets are managed by one CMIC VM hosted by a VMS in Cabinet 2.
- For port-to-port cabling, see the appropriate Hardware Installation Guide.