HP FlexFabric 12900E series Installation Manual

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HPE FlexFabric 12900E Switch Series
Part number: 5200-1868
Document version: 6W102-20160509

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  • Page 1: Installation Guide

    HPE FlexFabric 12900E Switch Series Installation Guide Part number: 5200-1868 Document version: 6W102-20160509...

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    © Copyright 2016 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for Hewlett Packard Enterprise products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. Hewlett Packard Enterprise shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Preparing for installation ················································································· 1   Safety recommendations ··································································································································· 1   General safety recommendations ·············································································································· 1   Electricity safety ········································································································································· 1   Handling safety ·········································································································································· 2   ESD prevention ·········································································································································· 2   Laser safety ················································································································································ 2   Examining the installation site ···························································································································· 2  ...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Planning IRF fabric setup ································································································································· 49   Planning IRF fabric size and the installation site ······················································································ 49   Identifying the master switch and planning IRF member IDs ··································································· 49   Planning IRF topology and connections ··································································································· 50   Identifying physical IRF ports on the member switches ··········································································· 50  ...

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    Environmental specifications ··························································································································· 85   Noise ································································································································································ 85   Appendix B FRUs and compatibility matrixes ··············································· 86   MPUs ······························································································································································· 86   Interface module adapter ································································································································· 87   LPUs ································································································································································ 87   12900 LPUs ············································································································································· 88   12900E LPUs ··········································································································································· 90  ...

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    Labels for devices ·········································································································································· 119   Filling in labels ··············································································································································· 119   Affixing labels ················································································································································· 119   Affixing a label to a network cable·········································································································· 119   Affixing a label to a power cord ·············································································································· 120   Affixing a generic label ··························································································································· 121  ...

  • Page 7: Preparing For Installation

    Preparing for installation HPE FlexFabric 12900E Switch Series includes the models in Table Table 1 HPE FlexFabric 12900E Switch Series models Product code (J HPE description Alias number) JH103A HPE FlexFabric 12916E Switch Chassis 12916E BJNGA-AC0014 HPE FlexFabric 12916E TAA-compliant JH109A Switch Chassis JH255A...

  • Page 8: Handling Safety

    • Remove all external cables, including power cords, before moving the chassis. • Do not work alone when the switch has power. • Always verify that power has been disconnected from a circuit. Handling safety CAUTION: Do not hold the handle of a fan tray, a power supply, or a card, or the air vents of the chassis to move the switch.

  • Page 9: Temperature

    Additionally, the floor and slide rail loading plan must also consider system expansion, such as adding more cards. For more information, see "Appendix A Chassis views and technical specifications." Temperature CAUTION: If condensation appears on the chassis when you move it to a high-temperature environment, dry the chassis before powering it on to avoid short circuits.

  • Page 10: Grounding

    Table 5 Harmful gas limits in the equipment room Max. (mg/m 0.006 0.05 0.01 All electromagnetic interference (EMI) sources, from outside or inside of the switch and application system, adversely affect the switch in the following ways: • A conduction pattern of capacitance coupling. •...

  • Page 11: Cooling

    Cooling Plan the installation site for adequate ventilation: • Leave a minimum of 30 cm (11.81 in) of clearance at the inlet and outlet air vents. • The rack for the switch has a good cooling system. • The installation site has a good cooling system. •...

  • Page 12: Installation Accessories

    Table 6 Switch dimensions and rack requirements Model Chassis dimensions Rack requirements • Height—931 mm (36.65 in)/21 RU • A minimum of 1.1 m (3.61 ft) in • Width—440 mm (17.32 in) depth (recommended) • Depth—977 mm (38.46 in) • A minimum of 130 mm (5.12 in) 857 mm (33.74 in) for the chassis between the front rack post...

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    Table 7 Installation accessories Product Applicable Description Quantity code models 12916E mounting bracket kit 5188-9604 1 kit 12916E switch 12908E mounting bracket kit 5080-0011 1 kit 12908E switch • 12916E MPU filler panel • • 12908E MPU filler panel 12916E switch 5003-2136 As required...

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    Product Applicable Description Quantity code models 12916E switching fabric module filler panel 5003-2134 As required 12916E switch 12908E switching fabric module filler panel 5003-2407 As required 12908E switch 12900E LPU filler panel All 12900E 5003-2135 As required switches 12900E cable management bracket All 12900E 5066-4433 As required...

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    Product Applicable Description Quantity code models • 12916E L-type bracket kit • 12908E L-type bracket kit • 12916E switch 5188-9607 1 kit • 12908E switch 12904E mounting bracket kit 5190-0785 1 kit 12904E switch 12904E MPU filler panel 5003-2408 As required 12904E switch 12904E switching fabric module filler panel 5003-2409...

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    Product Applicable Description Quantity code models HPE FlexFabric 7910 Bottom-Support Rails JH042A 1 kit 12904E switch • 12916E—3 0 kits • 5185-89 M6 screw and floating nut • All 12900E 12908E—1 • 4 kits switches 5185-89 • 12904E—8 kits Power supply filler panel All 12900E 5003-2137 As required...

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    Product Applicable Description Quantity code models ESD wrist strap All 12900E 5185-8765 switches Console cable All 12900E 5185-8627 switches SFP/SFP+ dust plug All 12900E SFP/SFP+ fiber 5185-8722 As required Ethernet interface cards QSFP+ dust plug All 12900E QSFP+ fiber 5187-9022 As required Ethernet interface cards...

  • Page 18: Installing The Switch

    Installing the switch IMPORTANT: Keep the packages of the switch and the components for future use. Confirming installation preparations Before you install the switch, verify that: • You have read "Preparing for installation" carefully and the installation site meets all the requirements.

  • Page 19: Installing The Switch In A Rack

    Installing the switch in a rack Switch dimensions and rack requirements Figure 2 12916E switch dimensions (1) Fan tray handle (2) Mounting bracket (3) Cable management bracket...

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    Figure 3 12908E switch dimensions (1) Fan tray handle (2) Mounting bracket (3) Cable management bracket Figure 4 12904E switch dimensions 30 mm (1.18 in) 264 mm (10.39 in) 845 mm (33.27 in) 90 mm (3.54 in) 12 mm (0.47 in) (1) Fan tray handle (2) Mounting bracket (3) Cable management bracket...

  • Page 21: Attaching Slide Rails To The Rack

    Model Chassis dimensions Rack requirements • Height—531 mm (20.91 in)/12 RU • A minimum of 1.1 m (3.61 ft) in depth • Width—440 mm (17.32 in) (recommended) • Depth—977 mm (38.46 in) • A minimum of 130 mm (5.12 in) 857 mm (33.74 in) for the chassis between the front rack post and the 12908E...

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    Attaching slide rails for the 12916E or 12908E switch Read the signs on the slide rails to avoid making a mistake. Figure 5 Right slide rail 1RU (Rack Unit) = 44.45 mm (1.75 in) (1) Guide rail (2) Sign (3) Installation hole Table 9 Description for signs on the slide rails Sign Meaning...

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    Figure 6 Installing slide rails Attaching slide rails for the 12904E switch Read the signs on the slide rails to avoid making a mistake. Figure 7 Right slide rail (1) Sign (2) Guide rail (3) Ventilation holes (4) Installation hole Mark the slide rail installation position on the rack posts.

  • Page 24: Installing Cage Nuts For Attaching Mounting Brackets

    Install cage nuts in the marked square holes on the rack posts, as shown by callout 2 in Figure a. Insert the lower ear of a cage nut into the corresponding installation hole. b. Compress the upper and lower ears of the cage nut to lead the upper ear through the hole. Perform the following tasks as shown by callout 3 in Figure 8: a.

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    For the 12904E switch, install cage nuts in all the marked square holes. Figure 9 Installing cage nuts for attaching mounting brackets (for the 12916E switch)

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    Figure 10 Installing cage nuts for attaching mounting brackets (for the 12908E switch)

  • Page 27: Mounting The Switch In A Rack

    Figure 11 Installing cage nuts for attaching mounting brackets (for the 12904E switch) Mounting the switch in a rack CAUTION: • Do not hold the handle of a fan tray, a power supply, or a card, or the air vents of the chassis to carry the switch.

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    For the 12916E and 12908E switches, the name plate on the upper right corner of the front panel covers two mounting screw holes in the mounting brackets. Screws are not needed for these two mounting holes. If the mounting holes in the mounting brackets cannot align with the cage nuts on the rack, verify the following items: The top flange of the slide rail aligns with the middle of the narrower metal area between holes.

  • Page 29: Grounding The Switch

    Figure 13 Mounting the 12904E switch in the rack (1) Chassis handle (2) Slide the chassis into the rack (3) Use screws to secure the mounting brackets to the rack Grounding the switch CAUTION: Reliably grounding the switch is crucial to lightning protection and EMI protection. Ground the switch reliably before you use it.

  • Page 30: Grounding The Switch By Using A Grounding Strip

    Grounding the switch by using a grounding strip CAUTION: • Use the grounding cable (yellow-green grounding cable) provided with the switch. • Connect the grounding cable to the earthing system in the equipment room. Do not connect it to a fire main or lightning rod. If a grounding strip is available at the installation site, ground the switch by connecting the grounding cable to the grounding strip.

  • Page 31: Grounding The Switch By Using The Pe Wire Of An Ac Power Supply

    (2) Grounding sign (3) Grounding strip (4) Grounding post (5) Ring terminal (6) Hex nut Grounding the switch by using the PE wire of an AC power supply CAUTION: • Make sure the AC power supply uses a three-wire cable with a protection wire (PE), and the PE wire of the AC power supply is reliably grounded.

  • Page 32: Grounding The Switch By Using The Rtn Wire Of The Dc Power Supply

    Grounding the switch by using the RTN wire of the DC power supply CAUTION: • Make sure the RTN wire is reliably grounded from the DC egress of the DC power cabinet. • The power cord color code scheme in Figure 16 is for illustration only. The cable delivered for your country or region might use a different color scheme.

  • Page 33: Installing Frus

    Installing FRUs WARNING! Long-time exposure to strong air flow might cause discomfort. To avoid this hazard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends not standing close to the air outlet vents while the switch is operating. If you must be next to the switch on the air outlet vent side for an extended period, avoid the air flow or take other protective measures.

  • Page 34: Installing Mpus

    Figure 17 Attaching an ESD wrist strap (12916E switch) (1) ESD jack (with an ESD sign) Installing MPUs CAUTION: • If you are not to install an MPU in an MPU slot, keep the filler panel in the slot. • Before you install an MPU in the chassis, make sure the connectors on the MPU are not broken or blocked.

  • Page 35: Installing Mpus For The 12904e Switch

    As shown by callout 1 in Figure 18, remove the filler panel from the target MPU slot. Keep the removed filler panel secure for future use. As shown by callout 2 in Figure 18, orient the MPU with the upside up based on the orientation of characters on the MPU.

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    As shown by callout 2 in Figure 19, pivot up the handle of the MPU. As shown by callout 3 in Figure 19, orient the MPU upside up based on the orientation of characters on the MPU. Holding the MPU by the front panel with one hand and supporting the bottom with the other, push the MPU steadily into the slot along the guide rails.

  • Page 37: Installing Lpus

    Installing LPUs CAUTION: • Before you install an LPU on the switch, make sure the connectors on the LPU are not damaged or blocked. • Install filler panels in empty LPU slots. For the compatibility between the switch and the LPUs, see "Appendix B FRUs and compatibility matrixes."...

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    Installing a 12900 LPU The 12900 LPU edges and the ejector lever seats on the LPU slots have purple marks. To install a 12900 LPU: Loosen the captive screws that secure the LPU to the protection box, pull the ejector levers of the LPU outward, and pull out the LPU from the protection box.

  • Page 39: Installing 12900e Lpus

    Figure 22 Installing a 12900 LPU (12916E switch) (1) Push the LPU slowly along the guide rails into the slot (2) Pull the ejector levers outward (3) Push the LPU by the middle part on the front panel (4) Pull the ejector levers inward (5) Fasten the captive screws on the LPU Installing 12900E LPUs The 12900E LPUs available for the switch have a height of 50 mm (1.97 in), a width of 433 mm...

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    As shown by Figure 23, orient the LPU upside up based on the orientation of characters on the LPU. Holding the LPU by the front panel with one hand and supporting the bottom with the other, push the LPU steadily into the slot along the guide rails. Keep the LPU parallel to the slot to avoid touching other components in the chassis.

  • Page 41: Installing Cable Management Brackets

    (5) Fasten the captive screws on the LPU Installing cable management brackets The cable management brackets are installed on the two sides of the LPU slots. Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends that you install cable management brackets after you have installed LPUs. As shown in Figure 24, insert the cable management bracket end that has a spring tab into the cable...

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    The switch has six vertically-oriented switching fabric module slots at the chassis rear. The switch comes with all switching fabric module slots empty. You can install two to six switching fabric modules for the switch. Install switching fabric module slot filler panels in the empty switching fabric module slots.

  • Page 43: Installing A Filler Panel In A Switching Fabric Module Slot

    Figure 26 Installing a switching fabric module (12916E switch) (1) Push the switching fabric module slowly into the slot (2) Rotate the ejector levers inward until the spring clips lock the ejector levers in place Installing a filler panel in a switching fabric module slot The switch comes with empty switching fabric module slots.

  • Page 44: Removing A Filler Panel From A Switching Fabric Module Slot

    Figure 27 Installing a filler panel in a switching fabric module slot (12916E switch) (1) Push the filler panel slowly into the slot (2) Simultaneously rotate the ejector levers inward (3) Fasten the captive screws on the ejector levers Removing a filler panel from a switching fabric module slot As shown by callout 1 in Figure 28, loosen the captive screws on the ejector levers.

  • Page 45: Installing Fan Trays

    Figure 28 Removing a filler panel from a switching fabric module slot (12916E switch) (1) Loosen the captive screws on the ejector levers (2) Rotate the ejector levers outward (3) Pull the filler panel out of the slot along the guide rails Installing fan trays Follow these restrictions and guidelines when you install a fan tray: •...

  • Page 46: Installing Fan Trays For The 12916e And 12908e Switches

    • Before you install or replace a switching fabric module on an operating switch, first remove the fan tray. Install the fan tray immediately after you finishing installing or replacing the switching fabric module. Prepare in advance to make sure the whole process is finished within 3 minutes. Installing fan trays for the 12916E and 12908E switches IMPORTANT: The fan tray is high and heavy.

  • Page 47: Installing Fan Trays For The 12904e Switch

    Installing fan trays for the 12904E switch Orient the fan tray correctly. To install a fan tray in the FAN1 slot, orient the fan tray so that the LEDs are on the left side of the front panel. To install a fan tray in the FAN2 slot, orient the fan tray so that the LEDs are on the right side of the front panel.

  • Page 48: Connecting The Power Cord

    Figure 31 Removing a filler panel (12916E switch) Figure 32 Installing a power supply (12916E switch) Connecting the power cord CAUTION: • Power on the switch after you have installed two fan trays on the switch. • Make sure each power cord has a separate circuit breaker. •...

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    Figure 33 Using a self-adhesive cable tie to secure the power cord to the switch (12916E switch) Connecting the DC power cord WARNING! Make sure the circuit breakers for the terminals marked – and + are turned off. To connect the DC power cord: Connect the DC power cord connector to the DC input receptacle of the power supply.

  • Page 50: Optional.) Installing Transceiver Modules

    Figure 34 Connecting the DC power cord (Optional.) Installing transceiver modules CAUTION: • To prevent particles from entering the ports, keep the dust plugs in the SFP+/SFP ports if you are not to install transceiver modules or cables in the ports,. •...

  • Page 51: Installing A Cfp2 Module

    If you cannot hold the module by its two sides because of high module density, press the module on its head end to push it in. Figure 35 Installing an SFP+/SFP/QSFP+ module (12916E switch) For information about connecting an optical fiber, see "Connecting your switch to the network."...

  • Page 52: Installing A Cxp Module

    Figure 36 Installing a CFP2 module (12916E switch) For information about connecting an optical fiber, see "Connecting your switch to the network." Installing a CXP module CAUTION: • Read the following instructions before you install a CXP module. Failure to follow these instructions might cause damage to the CXP module.

  • Page 53: Installing A Cxp Optical Cable

    Unpack the CXP module. Do not touch the golden plating of the module. Correctly orient the CXP module and make sure the pull latch is on top of the CXP module. Gently push the module into the slot until it has firm contact with the slot. Figure 37 Installing a CXP module (12916E switch) For information about connecting an optical fiber, see "Connecting your switch to the...

  • Page 54: Setting Up An Irf Fabric

    Setting up an IRF fabric You can use HPE IRF technology to connect and virtualize 12900E switches into a large virtual switch called an "IRF fabric" for flattened network topology, high availability, scalability, and manageability. For more information about IRF, see HPE 12900E & 12900 Switch Series IRF Configuration Guide.

  • Page 55: Planning Irf Fabric Setup

    Step Description Install IRF member switches. "Installing IRF member switches." Power on the switches. Configure basic IRF settings on See HPE 12900E & 12900 Switch Series IRF Configuration Guide. each switch in standalone mode. Connect the physical IRF ports. Connect physical IRF ports on switches. Enable IRF mode.

  • Page 56: Planning Irf Topology And Connections

    Planning IRF topology and connections Connect the IRF member switches through IRF ports, the logical interfaces for the connections between IRF member switches. Each IRF member switch has two IRF ports: IRF-port 1 and IRF-port 2. To use an IRF port, you must bind a minimum of one physical port to it. When connecting two neighboring IRF member switches, you must connect the physical ports of IRF-port 1 on one switch to the physical ports of IRF-port 2 on the other switch.

  • Page 57: Connecting The Physical Irf Ports

    For more information about configuring basic IRF settings, see HPE 12900E & 12900 Switch Series IRF Configuration Guide. Connecting the physical IRF ports Follow these guidelines to connect the 10GE/40GE/100GE ports between the IRF member switches: • Use SFP+ transceiver modules and fibers or SFP+ DAC cables to connect SFP+ ports. SFP+ DAC cables are mainly used for short distance transmission.

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    Display the running status of the IRF fabric by using the commands in Table Table 10 Displaying and maintaining IRF configuration and running status Task Command Display information about the IRF fabric display irf Display topology information about the IRF fabric display irf topology To avoid IP address collision and network problems, configure a minimum of one MAD mechanism to detect the presence of multiple identical IRF fabrics and handle collisions.

  • Page 59: Connecting Your Switch To The Network

    Connecting your switch to the network This chapter describes how to connect your switch to a network. The first time you access a switch you must log in through the console port. On the switch, you can configure Telnet or SSH for remote access through Ethernet ports. You manage console login users at AUX user lines, and manage Telnet and SSH users at VTY user lines.

  • Page 60: Setting Terminal Parameters

    Figure 41 Connecting a terminal to the switch (12916E switch) Setting terminal parameters To configure and manage the switch, you must run a terminal emulator program on the console terminal. If your PC runs Windows Server 2003, add the HyperTerminal component before performing the following steps to log in to and manage the switch.

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    Figure 42 Connection description Select the serial port to be used from the Connect using list, and click OK. Figure 43 Setting the serial port used by the HyperTerminal connection Set Bits per second to 9600, Data bits to 8, Parity to None, Stop bits to 1, and Flow control to None, and click OK.

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    Figure 44 Setting the serial port parameters Select File > Properties in the HyperTerminal window. Figure 45 HyperTerminal window On the Settings tab, set the emulation to VT100 and click OK.

  • Page 63: Powering On The Switch

    Figure 46 Setting terminal emulation in Switch Properties dialog box Powering on the switch Before powering on the switch, confirm the following: • You know where the emergency power-off switch for the equipment room is located. • The switch has been securely mounted. •...

  • Page 64: Configuring The Switch

    BootWare, Version 1.32 **************************************************************************** Compiled Date : Mar 18 2015 CPU Type : XLP316 CPU Clock Speed : 1200MHz Memory Type : DDR3 SDRAM Memory Size : 4096MB Memory Speed : 667MHz BootWare Size : 1536KB Flash Size : 1012MB BASIC CPLD Version : 4.0 EXTENDED CPLD Version : 4.0...

  • Page 65: Configuring Authentication On A User Interface

    Configuring authentication on a user interface You can configure authentication on a user interface to control access to the switch. Table 11 describes the Telnet login authentication methods available for a VTY user line. Table 11 Telnet login authentication methods Authentication Feature Application scenarios...

  • Page 66: Verifying The Network Configuration

    # Assign user role network-admin through the user line VTY 0. [Sysname-line-vty0] user-role network-admin [Sysname-line-vty0] quit Configuring the basic network settings • Configure IP addresses # Create VLAN-interface 1. [Sysname] interface vlan-interface 1 # Assign an IP address, for example, 192.168.0.1, to VLAN-interface 1. [Sysname-Vlan-interface1] ip address 192.168.0.1 24 [Sysname-Vlan-interface1] quit •...

  • Page 67: Connecting The Switch To The Network

    Task Command Display the interface status and configuration display interface brief Display the IP configuration of Layer 3 interfaces display ip interface brief Display brief information about active routes in the routing table display ip routing-table Display VLAN settings display vlan Display the spanning tree status and statistics display stp brief Connecting the switch to the network...

  • Page 68: Testing Connectivity

    Figure 47 Using an LC optical fiber connector to connect an SFP module Figure 48 Using an MPO optical fiber connector to connect a QSFP module Examine the port LEDs for incorrect connection. For more information about the LED status, see "Appendix C LEDs."...

  • Page 69: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter describes how to troubleshoot your switch. TIP: • Noncompliant operating environment might cause switch failure. You need to clean your switch periodically and make sure the installation environment meets the requirements. For more information, see "Preparing for installation."...

  • Page 70: Garbled Display On The Configuration Terminal

    Garbled display on the configuration terminal Symptom The configuration terminal displays garbled text when the switch is powered on. Solution To resolve the problem: Verify that the following settings are configured for the terminal: Baud rate—9600. Data bits—8. Parity—None. Stop bits—1. Flow control—None.

  • Page 71: Fan Tray Failure

    Remove and reconnect the power cord to verify that the power cord is connected securely. Replace the power cord. Remove and reinstall the power supply to verify that it is installed securely. For more information, see "Installing FRUs." Verify that the power source is supplying power at the acceptable voltage range. Verify that the total maximum output power of all power supplies exceeds the system power consumption.

  • Page 72: Mpu Failure

    Remove and reinstall the fan tray to make sure it is installed securely in the slot. Verify that the empty LPU slots and power supply slots are installed with filler panels. Install filler panels in empty slots. Replace the fan tray. If the problem persists, contact Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support.

  • Page 73: Switching Fabric Module Failure

    If the problem persists, contact Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support. Switching fabric module failure Symptom The LEDs for the switching fabric module are in the following states: • On the MPU, the RUN LED for the switching fabric module is off. •...

  • Page 74: Interface Failure

    Verify that the system software is compatible with the switching fabric module. Upgrade the system software if it is not compatible with the switching fabric module. Calculate the total power consumption, and make sure your power supplies can provide enough power. For more information, see "Appendix B FRUs and compatibility matrixes."...

  • Page 75

    • Serial number of the chassis (on the label at the right of the rear panel). • Software version, which you can view by using the display version command. • Maintenance agreement or warranty card. • Brief problem description. • Brief explanation of the troubleshooting measures that have been taken.

  • Page 76: Replacement Procedures

    Replacement procedures CAUTION: • When replacing FRUs while the switch is operating, ensure electrical safety. • Follow the replacement procedures strictly to avoid bodily injury and device damage. • Long-time exposure to strong air flow might cause discomfort. To avoid this hazard, do not stand close to the air outlet vents while the switch is operating.

  • Page 77: Replacing A Card

    Install a new power supply. For information about the power supply installation procedure, see "Installing FRUs." Figure 52 Removing a power supply (12916E switch) (1) Press the latch to the handle direction (2) Pull the power supply slowly out of the slot along the guide rails Replacing a card Before you replace a card, remove all its cables.

  • Page 78

    Figure 53 Removing an LPU (1) Loosen the captive screw (2) Rotate the ejector levers outward (3) Pull the LPU slowly out of the slot along the guide rails...

  • Page 79: Optional) Removing An Interface Module Adapter

    Figure 54 Removing a 12904E MPU (1) Loosen the captive screw (2) Pivot up the handle of the MPU (3) Pull the MPU slowly out of the slot along the guide rails (Optional) Removing an interface module adapter If you are not to install an LPU in an LPU slot that has an interface module adapter installed, remove the interface module adapter from the slot and install a filler panel in the slot.

  • Page 80: Replacing A Switching Fabric Module

    Figure 55 Removing an interface module adapter (1) Loosen the screws on the interface module adapter (2) Pull the interface module adapter slowly out of the LPU slot Replacing a switching fabric module Follow these guidelines to replace a switching fabric module: •...

  • Page 81: Replacing A Fan Tray

    Figure 56 Replacing a switching fabric module (12916E switch) (1) Press the buttons on the ejector levers (2) Pull the switching fabric module slowly out of the slot along the guide rails Replacing a fan tray Follow these restrictions and guidelines when you replace a fan tray: •...

  • Page 82: Removing A Fan Tray

    Removing a fan tray Prepare an antistatic mat to place the fan tray to be removed. Put on an ESD wrist strap, and make sure the wrist strap makes good skin contact and is reliably grounded. For more information, see "Installing FRUs."...

  • Page 83: Replacing A Transceiver Module

    Replacing a transceiver module WARNING! • When replacing a transceiver module on an operating switch, ensure electrical safety. • Do not stare at the fibers to avoid hurting your eyes. • Do not touch the golden plating on a transceiver module. •...

  • Page 84: Replacing A Cxp Optical Cable

    If you are not to install a new CXP module in the port, insert the dust plug that is provided with the LPU into the port, to prevent particles from entering the port. Replacing a CXP optical cable Wear an ESD wrist strap and make sure it makes good skin contact and is reliably grounded. For more information, see "Installing FRUs."...

  • Page 85: Appendix A Chassis Views And Technical Specifications

    Appendix A Chassis views and technical specifications Unless otherwise stated, MPUs, LPUs, and switching fabric modules are collectively referred to as "cards" in this document. Chassis views The HPE 12900E Switch Series includes the following models: • 12916E. • 12908E. •...

  • Page 86

    Table 13 Description for the switch sections Section Description The switch has two MPU slots. You can install one MPU, or two MPUs for redundancy. The ejector levers on an MPU and the ejector lever seats at both sides of an MPU MPU section slot have pink marks.

  • Page 87: Weights And Dimensions

    Weights and dimensions The switch uses modular design. Its weight includes the chassis (mounting brackets, MPU filler panels, and LPU filler panels included) and its FRUs. Table 15 Chassis weights and dimensions Model Weight Height Width Depth 12916E 86.1 kg (189.81 lb) 931 mm (36.65 in)/21RU 440 mm (17.32 in) 857 mm (33.74 in)

  • Page 88

    Model Weight Height Width Depth LSXM1QGS12 5.5 kg (12.13 lb) 39.8 mm (1.57 in) 399.2 mm (15.72 in) 512.1 mm (20.16 in) LSXM1CGX8F 5.8 kg (12.79 lb) 39.8 mm (1.57 in) 399.2 mm (15.72 in) 512.1 mm (20.16 in) LSXM1CGP12 9.2 kg (20.28 lb) 50.0 mm (1.97 in) 433.0 mm (17.05 in)

  • Page 89: Module Power Consumption And System Power Consumption

    Model Weight Height Width Depth 12908E fan 183.0 mm (7.20 tray—LSXM108XFA 3.8 kg (8.38 lb) 144.0 mm (5.67 in) 527.0 mm (20.75 in) 12904E fan tray—LSXM104XFA 1.8 kg (3.97 lb) 144.0 mm (5.67 in) 263.0 mm (10.35 in) 97.0 mm (3.82 in) NOTE: Table 19 provides dimensions for a laid down fan tray.

  • Page 90: Fan Tray Power Consumption

    Minimum static power Maximum dynamic power Model consumption consumption LSXM1TGS24FX1 86 W 145 W LSXM1GP48FX1 115 W 165 W LSXM1QGS36FX1 396 W 645 W LSXM1QGS24FX1 270 W 465 W LSXM1QGS12FX1 143 W 225 W LSXM1CGX8FX1 286 W 335 W LSXM1CGP12FX1 388 W 610 W LSXM1CGP8FX1...

  • Page 91: Environmental Specifications

    supply is 90%. Heat dissipation/hour of the switch is 0.9 × (total power consumption of the cards plus power consumption of the fan tray)/0.9 × 3.4121. For the power consumption of the cards and fan trays of the HPE 12900E switches, see "Module power consumption and system power consumption."...

  • Page 92: Appendix B Frus And Compatibility Matrixes

    Appendix B FRUs and compatibility matrixes MPUs The switch uses an MPU for control and management. You can install one MPU or two MPUs for redundancy on the switch. Do not install MPUs of different models on the same switch. Table 25 MPU ordering guide Switch model Available MPUs...

  • Page 93: Interface Module Adapter

    Table 27 Gigabit SFP transceiver modules available for the SFP ports on the MPUs Multimode Central fiber Fiber Maximum Product wavelength modal Description diameter transmission code bandwidth (µm) distance (nm) (MHz*km) 550 m (1804.46 ft) 50/125 500 m (1640.42 ft) HPE X120 1G SFP JD118B LC SX Transceiver...

  • Page 94: Lpus

    For the transceiver modules available for the LPUs, see "Transceiver modules." 12900 LPUs Table 29 describes the 12900 LPUs available for the switch. To install a 12900 LPU in an LPU slot, first install an interface module adapter in the slot. Table 29 12900 LPU specifications Port Available...

  • Page 95

    Port Available 12900 LPU Connect Description quantit Port speed transceiver model modules • CXP module 8-port 100-Gigabit LSXM1CGX8FX1 CXP fiber Ethernet 100 Gbps • CXP optical interface card cable 8-port 100-Gigabit CFP2 fiber LSXM1CGP8FX1 100 Gbps CFP2 module Ethernet interface card 48-port 10-Gigabit LSXM1TGT48FX...

  • Page 96: E Lpus

    Product 12900 LPU code HPE description model (J number) JH005A HPE FlexFabric 12900 12-port 40GbE QSFP+ FX Module LSXM1QGS12FX1 HPE FlexFabric 12900 12-port 40GbE QSFP+ FX TAA-compliant JH119A Module JH006A HPE FlexFabric 12900 8-port 100GbE CXP FX Module LSXM1CGX8FX1 HPE FlexFabric 12900 8-port 100GbE CXP FX TAA-compliant JH120A Module JH288A...

  • Page 97: Power Supplies

    Table 33 Switching fabric module ordering guide Available switching fabric Switch model Quantity modules • LSXM1SFF16A1 • LSXM1SFF16B1 12916E 2 to 6 • LSXM1SFF16C1 12908E LSXM1SFF08B1 2 to 6 12904E LSXM1SFF04B1 2 to 6 Table 34 Switching fabric module ordering information Switching Product HPE Description...

  • Page 98: Fan Trays

    Item Specifications Maximum output current 44.5 A • 1200 W @ 110 VAC Maximum output power • 2400 W @ 220 VAC Dimensions (H × W × D) 41 × 100 × 332 mm (1.61 × 3.94 × 13.07 in) Operating temperature –10°C to +50°C (–14°F to +122°F) Ambient...

  • Page 99: Mounting Accessories

    Table 38 Fan tray ordering information Product Fan tray code HPE description Alias Quantity model (J number) HPE FlexFabric 12916E Fan LSXM116XFAN JH106A 12916E fan tray Tray Assembly HPE FlexFabric 12908E Fan LSXM108XFAN JH258A 12908E fan tray Tray Assembly HPE FlexFabric 12904E Fan LSXM104XFAN JH265A 12904E fan tray...

  • Page 100

    • QSFP+ to SFP+ DAC cables listed in Table • CXP modules listed in Table • CXP optical cables listed in Table • CFP2 modules listed in Table Table 40 SFP+ module specifications Multimode Product Central fiber Fiber Maximum code wavelength modal Description...

  • Page 101

    Table 42 Gigabit SFP module specifications Multimode Product Central Fiber fiber Maximum Descriptio code (J wavelength diameter modal transmission number) (nm) (µm) bandwidth distance (MHz*km) 550 m (1804.46 ft) 50/125 HPE X120 500 m (1640.42 ft) 1G SFP LC JD118B 275 m (902.23 ft) Transceiver 62.5/125...

  • Page 102

    Multimode Product Central Fiber fiber Maximum Descriptio code (J wavelength diameter modal transmission number) (nm) (µm) bandwidth distance (MHz*km) HPE X170 1G SFP LC JD115A 1510 9/125 70 km (43.50 miles) LH70 1510 Transceiver HPE X170 1G SFP LC JD116A 1530 9/125 70 km (43.50 miles)

  • Page 103

    Multimode Product Fiber Maximum fiber modal code Description Connector specificatio transmission bandwidth distance (J number) (MHz × km) HPE X140 40G QSFP+ LC LR4 SM Single-mode, 10 km (6.21 JG661A 10km 1310nm 9/125 miles) Transceiver Module Table 44 QSFP+ DAC cable specifications Product code Description...

  • Page 104: Dc Power Cords

    Product code Description Cable length (J number) HPE X2A0 100G CXP to CXP 10m Active Optical JG882A 10 m (32.81 ft) Cable Table 48 CFP2 module specifications Maximum Product Central Connecto Cable transmissi code Description wavelength specifications (J number) distance Four lanes: •...

  • Page 105

    m/9.84 ft) Connector outline Power cord outline Connector outline Countries or regions where the type of Countries or Other countries or Connector Code power cords conforms regions seldom regions using this type type (Length) to local safety using this type of of power cords regulations and can be power cords...

  • Page 106

    Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, 0404A061 (3 Indonesia, Turkey, F type Norway, Germany, m/9.84 ft) Russia, and CIS France, Austria, Belgium, and Italy Connector outline Power cord outline Connector outline Countries or regions where the type of Countries or Other countries or Connector power cords conforms regions seldom...

  • Page 107

    0404A01A (3 I type Australia m/9.84 ft) Connector outline Power cord outline Connector outline...

  • Page 108: Appendix C Leds

    Appendix C LEDs Table 51 lists the LEDs available for the switch. Table 51 LEDs at a glance LEDs LEDs: • Management Ethernet port LEDs • Fan tray status LEDs • Power supply status LEDs • Card status LEDs • MPU active/standby status LED LEDs: •...

  • Page 109: Management Ethernet Port Leds

    Management Ethernet port LEDs 10/100/1000BASE-T management Ethernet port LEDs The MPU provides LINK and ACT LEDs for each 10/100/1000BASE-T management Ethernet port to indicate the link status and data forwarding status of the port. Table 52 10/100/1000BASE-T management Ethernet port LED description LINK Description A link is present, and the management Ethernet port is receiving...

  • Page 110: Mpu Active/standby Status Led

    NOTE: • On the 12916E and 12908E switches, the MPU and LPU slot numbers are marked on the ejector lever seats at the left and right sides of the slots. The switching fabric module slot number is marked above the slot. •...

  • Page 111: Sfp Port Leds

    Table 57 RJ-45 Ethernet port LED description LED status Description Flashing The RJ-45 Ethernet port is receiving or sending data. • Gigabit port—A link is present. The port is operating at 1000 Mbps. Green • 10-Gigabit port—A link is present. The port is operating at 10 Gbps. •...

  • Page 112: Cxp Port Leds

    QSFP+ port LED status Description No link is present. CXP port LEDs The LPUs provide one LED for each CXP port to indicate the link status and data receiving/transmitting status of the CXP ports. Table 61 CXP port LED description LED status Description Flashing...

  • Page 113: Switching Fabric Module Status Leds On A Fan Tray

    Switching fabric module status LEDs on a fan tray A fan tray provides a RUN and ALM LED pair for each switching fabric module it covers. • On the 12916E and 12908E fan trays, the switching fabric module LED pairs correspond to the switching fabric module the fan tray covers from left to right.

  • Page 114: Fan Tray Status Leds

    Fan tray status LEDs A fan tray uses an OK LED and a FAIL LED to indicate its operating status. Table 65 Fan tray LED description FAIL Description The fan tray is operating correctly. The fan tray is faulty. The fan tray is not powered on. Power supply LEDs Each power supply provides two LEDs to indicate its operating status.

  • Page 115: Appendix D Cables

    Appendix D Cables This chapter describes cables used for connecting network ports. Table 67 Cable description Cable Port type Application RJ-45 Ethernet port at one Connects the console port of the switch to the Console cable end and DB-9 port at the console terminal other end Connects RJ-45 Ethernet ports to transmit...

  • Page 116: Cable Pinouts

    Figure 62 RJ-45 connector pinout diagram PIN #8 PIN #1 Cable pinouts EIA/TIA cabling specifications define two standards: 568A and 568B for cable pinouts. • Standard 568A—pin 1: white/green stripe, pin 2: green solid, pin 3: white/orange stripe, pin 4: blue solid, pin 5: white/blue stripe, pin 6: orange solid, pin 7: white/brown stripe, pin 8: brown solid.

  • Page 117: Pin Assignments

    Figure 63 Straight-through cable Figure 64 Crossover cable Pin assignments Select an Ethernet twisted pair cable according to the RJ-45 Ethernet interface type on your device. An RJ-45 Ethernet interface can be MDI (for routers and PCs) or MDIX (for switches). For the pinouts of RJ-45 Ethernet interfaces, see Table 69 Table...

  • Page 118: Making An Ethernet Twisted Pair Cable

    Table 69 RJ-45 MDI interface pinouts 10Base-T/100Base-TX 1000Base-T Signal Function Signal Function Send data BIDA+ Bi-directional data cable A+ Send data BIDA- Bi-directional data cable A- Receive data BIDB+ Bi-directional data cable B+ Reserved BIDC+ Bi-directional data cable C+ Reserved BIDC- Bi-directional data cable C- Receive data...

  • Page 119: Optical Fiber

    Repeat the above steps with the other end of the cable. Use a cable tester to verify the connectivity of the cable. Optical fiber CAUTION: Use the same types of transceiver modules, pigtail cords, patch cords, and fiber cables. If you use single-mode optical fibers, the transceiver modules, pigtail cords, patch cords, and fiber cables must be single-mode.

  • Page 120: Fiber Connector

    Pigtail cords fall into single-mode (yellow) and multi-mode (orange), and can also be classified into SC, LC, FC, and so on based on interface type. Fiber connector Fiber connectors are indispensable passive components in an optical fiber communication system. They allow the removable connection between optical channels, which makes the optical system debugging and maintenance more convenient and the transit dispatching of the system more flexible.

  • Page 121: Sfp+ Dac Cable

    SFP+ DAC cable You can use SFP+ DAC cables to connect the SFP+ ports. The SFP+ DAC cables available for the switch series are 10 G SFP+ Cu cables, as shown in Figure Figure 67 SFP+ DAC cable (1) Connector (2) Pull latch QSFP+ DAC cable You can use QSFP+ DAC cables to connect the QSFP+ ports.

  • Page 122: Cxp Optical Cable

    Figure 69 QSFP+ to SFP+ DAC cable (1) QSFP+ connector (2) QSFP+ pull latch (3) SFP+ connector (4) SFP+ pull latch CXP optical cable You can use CXP optical cable to connect the CXP ports. Figure 70 CXP optical cable...

  • Page 123: Appendix E Engineering Labels

    Appendix E Engineering labels Engineering labels (labels for cables and labels for devices) are used to identify cables and devices for easy maintenance after installation. Labels for cables You can affix labels to network cables (twisted-pair cables and optical fibers) and power cords (AC and DC power cords).

  • Page 124: Generic Labels

    Figure 72 Label for power cords (1) Cable tie (2) Dividing line on the label Generic labels A generic label is bar-shaped with fixed dimensions. It is applicable to all cables. A mark "TO:" is located at the upper left corner in the right area of the label to identify the peer end of the cable on which the label is affixed.

  • Page 125: Labels For Devices

    Figure 73 Generic label (1) Dividing line on the label (2) Cut dotted line Labels for devices A device label is used to identify the device name, model, address, installation date, and so on. Filling in labels You can print or write desired contents on labels. Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends that you print labels.

  • Page 126: Affixing A Label To A Power Cord

    Figure 74 Affixing a label Figure 75 shows the affixed labels when the cable is laid vertically and horizontally. Figure 75 Affixed labels 03 12 Affixing a label to a power cord Stick the label to the recessed rectangular area on the identification plate. You can stick the label to either side of the identification plate.

  • Page 127: Affixing A Generic Label

    Figure 76 Affixing a label B03 -48V2 Bind cable ties on both ends of a cable. After the bundling, the finished identification plate must be on top of the cable in horizontal cabling, or on the right side of the cable in vertical cabling. Make sure the label is facing out, as shown in Figure Figure 77 Affixed labels...

  • Page 128: Affixing A Label To A Device

    Figure 78 Affixing a generic label Affixing a label to a device Remove the device label and stick it to the device. You can stick a device label to any desired position on the device. Guidelines • When you print, write, or affix labels, keep the labels clean. •...

  • Page 129: Engineering Labels For Optical Fibers

    Content Meaning Example Numbered in top-down order with two digits, for B—Chassis number example, 01. Numbered in top-down and left-right order with two C—Slot number digits, for example, 01. Numbered in top-down and left-right order with two D—Ethernet port number digits, for example, 01.

  • Page 130

    fiber that connects the fiber ports on two devices, labels for a fiber that connects the device and the optical distribution frame (ODF). • Labels for the fiber that connects two devices Table 73 Information on labels affixed to the fiber between two devices Content Meaning Example...

  • Page 131: Engineering Labels For Ac Power Cords

    Content Meaning Example • M—Row number of the rack in the equipment room, in the range of A to Z. • N—Column number of the rack in the MN—Row number and column equipment room, in the range of 01 to 99. number of ODF For example, G01 is the ODF of Row G and Column 01.

  • Page 132: Engineering Labels For Dc Power Cords

    Table 75 Information on labels affixed to AC power cords Content Meaning MN: Rack number (row number and column number in the equipment room) or the location of the socket where the power is led in. The location of the socket is marked according to onsite situation. If the sockets can be MN-AC identified by row number and column number, they can be numbered following the same rule for the rack number.

  • Page 133: Engineering Labels For Devices

    Make sure labels are affixed in the correct direction. After the cable ties are bundled onto the cable, the identification plates with the labels must face up, and the text on the labels in the same cabinet must be in the same direction, as shown in Figure Figure 83 Example of labels on a DC power cord •...

  • Page 134

    Figure 84 Example of a device label...

  • Page 135: Appendix F Cabling Recommendations

    Appendix F Cabling recommendations Routing network cables The cable management brackets are installed on the two sides of the LPU section. Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends that you route network cables from the left and right sides of the switch, as shown in Figure Figure 85 Routing network cables (12916E switch)

  • Page 136: Routing Power Cords

    Routing power cords When you route power cords, take consideration of the layout of the equipment room, including the locations of the power distribution cabinet, AC power receptacles, and lightning protection box. Place all re-connecting facilities, such as receptacles, at the rack bottom (Do not place them at a location out of the rack and easy to reach.) The power supplies of the switch are located at the two sides of the rear panel.

  • Page 137: Prerequisites

    Minimum curvature radius of fibers • When the fiber is wrapped up around the cabling plate, the diameter of the cabling plate should be a minimum of 25 times the fiber's diameter. • When the fiber is being moved, the curvature radius of the fiber should be a minimum of 20 times the fiber's diameter.

  • Page 138

    • After binding the cables, cut the excess from the ties, leaving no sharp or angular tips. Figure Figure 88 Cutting cable ties • When you bend cables, bind them as shown in Figure 89. To avoid excessive stress causing cable core break, do not tie up the cables in the bending area.

  • Page 139

    Figure 90 Securely fastening cables (1) (1)(2) (1) (1)(2) (1) Flat washer (2) Spring washer (3) Nut • Fasten heavy or rigid power cords at the connectors to relief stress. • Do not use tapping screws to fasten the connecting terminals. •...

  • Page 140: Appendix G Repacking The Switch

    Appendix G Repacking the switch This chapter describes how to repack the switch chassis, power supplies, and cards. Removing cables from the switch Before repacking the switch, remove all cables such as the power cords, console cable, twisted pair cables, optical fibers, and grounding cable from the switch. Removing the power cords Switch off the circuit breakers at the input end of all power cords.

  • Page 141: Removing The Twisted Pair Cables And Optical Fibers

    Figure 91 Removing the grounding cable (1) Grounding sign (2) Remove the grounding cable from the chassis (3) Loosen the hex nut on the grounding post of the grounding strip Removing the twisted pair cables and optical fibers You must remove all twisted pair cables and optical fibers from the interfaces of the switch. NOTE: After pulling out an optical fiber from an optical transceiver module, cover the connector of the optical fiber with a dust cap to keep the connector clean.

  • Page 142: Repacking The Cards

    Prepare the original packing materials, including the anti-static bag, foam cushion, and packing box for a power supply. Make sure these packing materials are clean, dry, and not damaged. Remove the power supply from the chassis. For more information, see "Replacement procedures."...

  • Page 143: Repacking The Switch Chassis

    Remove the switching fabric module slot filler panel. For more information, see "Replacement procedures." Place the removed switching fabric module slot filler panel in the packing bag. Place the foam cushion over the packing bag. Place the switching fabric module slot filler panel and the foam cushion in the packing box, and seal the box with tape.

  • Page 144

    Repacking the switch chassis Align the left and right edges of the chassis bottom with the left and right positioning lines respectively on the wooden pallet base. See Figure 93 for the wooden pallet base. Figure 93 Wooden pallet base (1) Wooden pallet base (2) Left positioning line (3) Right positioning line...

  • Page 145

    Figure 94 Attaching the L-type bracket to the pallet base (12916E switch) (1) L-type bracket (2) Secure the L-type bracket to the chassis (3) Use screws to attach the L-type brackets to the wooden pallet base...

  • Page 146

    Figure 95 Locating the foam cushion and the accessory box (1) Chassis front panel side (2) Seat the mounting brackets into the internal notches of the foam cushion (3) Accessory box...

  • Page 147: Document Conventions And Icons

    Document conventions and icons Conventions This section describes the conventions used in the documentation. Port numbering in examples The port numbers in this document are for illustration only and might be unavailable on your device. Command conventions Convention Description Bold text represents commands and keywords that you enter literally as shown. Boldface Italic text represents arguments that you replace with actual values.

  • Page 148: Network Topology Icons

    Network topology icons Convention Description Represents a generic network device, such as a router, switch, or firewall. Represents a routing-capable device, such as a router or Layer 3 switch. Represents a generic switch, such as a Layer 2 or Layer 3 switch, or a router that supports Layer 2 forwarding and other Layer 2 features.

  • Page 149: Support And Other Resources

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center More Information on Access to Support Materials page: www.hpe.com/support/AccessToSupportMaterials IMPORTANT: Access to some updates might require product entitlement when accessed through the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center. You must have an HP Passport set up with relevant entitlements.

  • Page 150: Websites

    Websites Website Link Networking websites Hewlett Packard Enterprise Networking Information www.hpe.com/networking/resourcefinder Library Hewlett Packard Enterprise Networking website www.hpe.com/info/networking Hewlett Packard Enterprise Networking My Support www.hpe.com/networking/support General websites Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library www.hpe.com/info/enterprise/docs Hewlett Packard Enterprise Support Center www.hpe.com/support/hpesc Contact Hewlett Packard Enterprise Worldwide www.hpe.com/assistance Subscription Service/Support Alerts www.hpe.com/support/e-updates...

  • Page 151: Index

    Index A C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S T V W General safety recommendations,1 Generic labels,118 Affixing a generic label,121 Grounding,4 Affixing a label to a device,122 Grounding the switch by using a grounding strip,24 Affixing a label to a network cable,119...

  • Page 152

    Replacing a CFP2 module,77 Replacing a CXP module,77 Optical fiber,113 Replacing a CXP optical cable,78 Optical fiber cable,113 Replacing a switching fabric module,74 Replacing an MPU/LPU,71 Patch cord,113 Replacing an SFP+/QSFP+/QSFP+ to SFP+ DAC cable,78 Pigtail cord,113 Replacing an SFP+/SFP/QSFP+ module,77 assignments,111 RJ-45...

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