HP 10504 Installation Manual: Planning Irf Fabric Setup

10500 switch series.
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Step
1.
Plan IRF fabric setup.
Install IRF member
2.
switches.
3.
Power on the switches.
4.
Configure basic IRF
settings on each switch
in standalone mode.
5.
Connect the physical
IRF ports.
6.
Enable IRF mode.
7.
Verify the IRF settings.
8.
Configure other
settings in IRF mode.

Planning IRF fabric setup

This section describes issues that an IRF fabric setup plan must cover.
Planning IRF fabric size and the installation site
Plan IRF fabric size and the installation site, using the following procedure:
1.
Use HP 10500 Switch Series IRF Configuration Guide as a reference to identify the number of
member switches that your system software version supports for an IRF fabric.
All member switches must use the same system software version.
2.
Choose switch models for your network.
The member switches in a 10500 IRF fabric must be the same model.
Select LPUs that can provide 10-GE/40-GE/100-GE ports.
3.
The switches require 10-GE/40-GE/100-GE ports for IRF connection. For more information about
LPUs, see
4.
Select XFP/SFP+/QSFP+/CFP transceiver modules and fibers for long-haul IRF connection, or
select SFP+/QSFP+/QSFP+ to SFP+ cables for short-haul IRF connection. Select 10GBASE-T
twisted-pair cables for short-haul IRF connection.
For more information about transceiver modules and cables, see
compatibility
5.
Plan the installation site.
Description
Plan the installation site and IRF fabric setup parameters:
Planning IRF fabric size and the installation site
Identifying the master switch and planning IRF member IDs
Planning IRF topology and connections
Identifying physical IRF ports on the member switches
See
"Installing the
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See HP 10500 Switch Series IRF Configuration Guide.
Connect physical IRF ports on switches.
See HP 10500 Switch Series IRF Configuration Guide.
Log in to the IRF fabric at any member switch and verify that you can configure
all member switches as if they were one node.
See HP 10500 Switch Series IRF Configuration Guide.
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"Appendix B FRUs and

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10508-v, 10508, 10512

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