Collectives

Aster Appliance 3H and 4 Platforms Product and Site Preparation Guide

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Hardware
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Aster Appliances
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Product Guide
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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 collective contains one or more cabinets having/sharing one CMIC VM hosted by a VMS. A CMIC VM provides server management services for a collective.
  • The following cabinets can be configured with or without a CMIC VM hosted by a VMS: processing/storage cabinet, 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
    • InfiniBand switch 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.