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HP E FlexFabric 5930 Installation Manual: Setting Up An Irf Fabric

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Setting up an IRF fabric

You can use HPE IRF technology to connect and virtualize HPE FlexFabric 5930 switches into a
large virtual switch called an "IRF fabric" for flattened network topology, and high availability,
scalability, and manageability.
To set up IRF links between two switches, use the 10-GE or 40-GE ports.
IRF fabric setup flowchart
Figure 44 IRF fabric setup flowchart
To set up an IRF fabric:
Step
Plan IRF fabric setup.
1.
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
Planning the cabling scheme
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