HP FlexFabric 12500E Routing Switch Series
Part number: 5998-4857a
Document version: 6PW101-20160331

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  • Page 1: Installation Guide

    HP FlexFabric 12500E Routing Switch Series Installation Guide Part number: 5998-4857a Document version: 6PW101-20160331...

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    The only warranties for HP 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.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Preparing for installation ············································································································································· 1 Safety recommendations ·················································································································································· 1 General safety recommendations ··························································································································· 1 Electricity safety ························································································································································ 1 ESD prevention ························································································································································· 1 Switch moving ·························································································································································· 2 Laser safety ································································································································································ 3 Examining the installation site ········································································································································· 3 Weight support ························································································································································· 3 Temperature ······························································································································································...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Verifying the installation ················································································································································ 36 Connecting the switch to the network ······················································································································· 37 Cable routing recommendations ·································································································································· 37 Logging in to the switch ················································································································································· 37 Connecting the console cable ······························································································································ 37 Setting up a configuration environment ·············································································································· 40 Powering on the switch·················································································································································· 43 Powering on the switch ·········································································································································...

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    Replacing a transceiver module ··································································································································· 79 Replacing the XFP, SFP+, SFP, and QSFP+ modules ························································································· 79 Replacing the CFP transceiver module ················································································································ 80 Replacing the SFP+ cable and QSFP+ cable ····································································································· 81 Appendix A Chassis views and technical specifications ························································································ 83 Chassis views ·································································································································································...

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    Appendix F Cable management ···························································································································· 127 Cable management guidelines ··································································································································· 127 Cable management examples ···································································································································· 129 Support and other resources ·································································································································· 131 Contacting HP ······························································································································································ 131 Subscription service ············································································································································ 131 Related information ······················································································································································ 131 Documents ···························································································································································· 131 Websites ······························································································································································· 131 Conventions ··································································································································································...

  • Page 7: Preparing For Installation

    Preparing for installation Safety recommendations To avoid any equipment damage or bodily injury caused by improper use, read the following safety recommendations before installation. Note that the recommendations do not cover every possible hazardous condition. General safety recommendations • Take adequate safety measures to avoid injury and switch damage. For example, wear an ESD wrist strap.

  • Page 8: Switch Moving

    Switch moving IMPORTANT: For personal safety, at least four people are required to move a 12518E switch. When you move an HP 12500E switch, follow these guidelines: Remove all the external cables (including the power cords) before moving the chassis. •...

  • Page 9: Laser Safety

    Examining the installation site The HP 12500E Routing Switch Series can only be used indoors. To ensure that the switch works correctly and to prolong its service lifetime, the installation site must meet the following requirements:...

  • Page 10: Operating Altitude

    Maintain appropriate humidity in your equipment room, as described in Table Table 2 Humidity requirements Item Specifications Operating humidity (noncondensing) 5% to 95% Storage humidity (noncondensing) 5% to 95% Operating altitude Table 3 Operating altitude requirements Item Specifications ≤ 4000 m (13123.36 ft) (available altitude) Operating altitude ≤...

  • Page 11: Grounding

    electromagnetic wave radiation, or common impedance (including the grounding system) coupling. To prevent EMI, take the following actions: If AC power is used, use a single-phase three-wire power receptacle with protection earth (PE) to • filter interference from the power grid. Keep the switch far away from radio transmitting stations, radar stations, and high-frequency •...

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    Figure 2 Airflow through a 12508E chassis (1) Air intake direction of the chassis (2) Air exhaust direction of the chassis (3) Air intake direction of the power supplies (4) Air exhaust direction of the power supplies...

  • Page 13: Space

    Figure 3 Airflow through a 12518E chassis (1) Air intake direction of the chassis (2) Air exhaust direction of the chassis (3) Air intake direction of the power supplies (4) Air exhaust direction of the power supplies Space For easy maintenance, follow these guidelines:...

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    Follow the rack clearance requirements to make sure the switch does not block the rack doors. HP recommends that you use a rack with a depth of 1.2 m (3.94 ft) for rack-mounting the switch. For the chassis space requirements and rack clearance requirements, see...

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    Figure 4 Depth for the 12508E/12518E AC chassis with cable management brackets 759 mm 100 mm (29.88 in) (3.94 in) (1) Power cabling rack (2) Cable management bracket...

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    Figure 5 Depth for the 12508E/12518E DC chassis with cable management brackets 659 mm 100 mm (25.94 in) (3.94 in) (1) Ejector lever on the switching fabric module (2) Cable management bracket...

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    Figure 6 Depth for the 12508E/12518E AC chassis with expansion cable management brackets 759 mm 154 mm (29.88 in) (6.06 in) (1) Power cabling rack (2) Expansion cable management bracket...

  • Page 18: Installation Tools

    Figure 7 Depth for the 12508E/12518E DC chassis with expansion cable management brackets 659 mm 154 mm (25.94 in) (6.06 in) (1) Ejector lever on the switching fabric module (2) Expansion cable management bracket Installation tools You can use the following tools for installation. Accessories supplied by the switch Item Quantity...

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    Item Quantity Purpose Same as the number of power AC/DC power cord Transmits the power modules Organizes and secures AC power cords. Cable tie Several Supplied with the 12508E and 12518E switches. NOTE: The number of screws, nuts, and cable ties supplied with the switch depends on those shipped from the factory.

  • Page 20: Installing The Switch

    Install a fan tray Install a power module Connect the power cord Verify the installation Confirming installation preparations Before installing an HP 12500E switch, verify that: You have read "Preparing for installation" carefully and the installation site meets all the • requirements.

  • Page 21: Removing The Power Frame Mounting Brackets

    You have all the items listed in the packing list, and the switch was not damaged during shipment. • If anything is damaged or missing, contact the sales agent or customer representative immediately. For regulatory compliance and safety information, see "Regulatory compliance and safety information." Removing the power frame mounting brackets The mounting brackets are used to fix the power frame and to protect the frame during transportation.

  • Page 22: Installation Procedure

    IMPORTANT: Make sure no filler panel or card is installed on the front panel of the switch before you remove or • install a lower cable management bracket. Keep the removed chassis panel and cable management brackets for future use. •...

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    Figure 11 Installing an upper expansion cable management bracket Installing a lower expansion cable management bracket Remove the filler panel or card on the front panel. For how to remove them, see "Replacement procedures."...

  • Page 24: Installing A Chassis Air Filter (optional)

    Chassis air filters are installed at the air intake vents to prevent dust from entering the chassis. Chassis air filters of the 12500E switches are optional. You can order them as needed. If you have ordered chassis air filters, HP recommends you to install the air filters before mounting the switch to the rack.

  • Page 25: Installing An Air Filter On A 12518e

    Figure 12 Installing an air filter Installing an air filter on a 12518E Use a Phillips screwdriver to loosen the screws at both sides of the plastic panel and remove the panel. Insert the air filter into the rear of the chassis along the slide rails, and then fasten the screws at both sides of the air filter.

  • Page 26: Installing Slide Rails And Cage Nuts To The Rack

    To ensure correct installation, use industry-standard slide rails or rack shelves. Slide rails or rack shelves are not provided with the switch. HP recommends that you order HP slide rail LSTM2KSGD0. The slide rail can be used in racks where the distance between the front and rear rack posts is in the range of 500 mm to 800 mm (19.69 in to 31.50 in).

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    Figure 14 Locating the installation position of the slide rails (1) Middle of the narrower metal area between holes Install the cage nuts on the rack posts. Insert the upper ear (callout 1 in Figure 15) of a cage nut into the corresponding installation hole.

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    Figure 16 Fastening the screws Use the same method described in step 3 to install the left slide rail to the left rack posts. Keep the two slide rails at the same height so that the switch can be placed evenly. Figure 17 Slide rails installed correctly Installing cage nuts Before mounting the chassis to the rack, install cage nuts to the front square-holed brackets of the rack.

  • Page 29: Mounting The Switch In The Rack

    To install cage nuts to the rack: Align the mounting bracket with the left rack post, making sure its bottom edge and the slide rail are level. Mark the positions of the cage nuts on the rack post according to the mounting holes on the mounting bracket.

  • Page 30: Verifying The Installation

    Figure 19 Installing the switch in a standard 19-inch rack (for the 12508E) NOTE: If the screw holes on the mounting brackets cannot align with the cage nuts on the rack, verify that the bottom edge of the slide rail aligns with the middle of the narrowest metal area between mounting holes and that the cage nuts are installed in the correct holes.

  • Page 31: Installation Preparation

    Installation preparation Before placing the switch on a workbench or on the floor, confirm the following preparations: • The workbench or floor is sturdy enough to support the weight of the chassis and its accessories. The workbench or floor is correctly grounded. •...

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    Figure 21 Installing cable management brackets on both sides of the switch (1) Installation holes (2) Cable management brackets Secure the L-shaped bracket to the switch. Move the switch to make sure holes in the L-shaped bracket align with wall anchor holes in the ground.

  • Page 33: Grounding The Switch

    Figure 22 Installing L-shaped brackets (1) Anchor bolt (2) L-shaped bracket Grounding the switch WARNING! For the safety of operators and equipment, securely ground the switch. Make sure the resistance reading between the switch chassis and the ground is less than 1 ohm. Most racks are equipped with a grounding strip.

  • Page 34: Installing A Power Supply

    Figure 23 Connecting the grounding cable for the 12508E If there is no grounding point on the rack, you can attach the grounding cable to a grounding strip. The installation procedures are similar. Installing a power supply The 12500E switches supports both AC and DC power supply. You can select either AC or DC power supplies as needed.

  • Page 35: Installing An Ac Power Supply

    Installing an AC power supply Installing an AC power module IMPORTANT: Make sure the number of power modules is sufficient for the switch to operate correctly. • • Each receptacle on the rear of the power frame corresponds to a power module slot. To enable an AC power module to operate correctly, provide power supply to the relevant receptacle.

  • Page 36: Installing A Dc Power Supply

    Figure 25 Closing the power frame panel for the 12508E Installing a DC power supply The procedure for installing a DC power module is similar to installing an AC power module. For more information, see "Installing an AC power module." Installing a fan tray CAUTION: •...

  • Page 37: Installing A Card

    Lift the fan tray and push it into the slot until it is firmly seated in the slot. Fasten the captive screws on the front panel of the fan tray. Figure 27 Installing a fan tray Installing a card On a 12508E or 12518E, install at least one MPU, one LPU, and seven switching fabric modules. The 12500E does not support intermixing of the MPU, LPU, and switching fabric modules.

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    NOTE: Keep the removed the blank panel and protection cover for future use. • All the cards for the 12500E are hot-swappable. • Installation procedure IMPORTANT: Fasten the screws of each card right after you insert it. • • To avoid damage to a card, do not use excessive force when installing and removing the card. You can remove a protective cover of any model by using the same way illustrated in this document.

  • Page 39: Connecting Power Cords

    Push the ejector levers inward to ensure close contact between the MPU and the backplane. Position the screws into the holes and fasten them with a screwdriver to attach the MPU. Figure 29 Installing an MPU Connecting power cords Follow these guidelines before connecting power cords: For lightning protection, the AC power should be led through an external lightning device into a •...

  • Page 40: Connecting A Dc Power Cord

    To connect the PSE20KA1 AC power cords: Secure the power cabling rack to the power frame using screws with spring washers and flat washers. Figure 30 Installing the power cabling rack Insert the connector of an AC power cord into the power receptacle. Secure the AC power cord to the cabling rack with cable ties.

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    Eight pairs of wiring terminals (marked PSU1 through PSU8) are available on the DC terminal block of the 12508E/12518E. The wiring terminals correspond to the power modules. The power source provides power to the switch through the wiring terminals. If slot 1 is installed with a power module, the wiring terminals marked PSR1 or PSU1 must be connected to the power source with a DC power cord to make the power module operate correctly.

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    Figure 33 Installing the protection cover Verifying the installation WARNING! A 12508E has one power switch, and a 12518E has two power switches. Make sure you have turned off the power before checking the installation to avoid bodily injury and switch damage. After the installation is completed, verify the installation against the following list.

  • Page 43: Connecting The Switch To The Network

    Connecting the switch to the network Cable routing recommendations Interface cables and power cords should be separately routed. Reasonable cable routing can improve efficiency by facilitating installation and removal of fan trays and some other components. Follow these guidelines when you route the cables: •...

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    Figure 34 Console cable connecting the serial port and the console port Table 9 Pinouts for the console cable connecting the serial port and the console port RJ-45 pin Signal DB-9 pin Signal Console cables connecting the USB console port on a switch and the USB port on a PC or terminal •...

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    Connection procedure Figure 36 Connecting through the console port and the serial port To connect the console cable through the console port: Connect the DB-9 connector of the console cable to the serial port on a PC or terminal. Connect the RJ-45 connector of the console cable to the console port on the MPU of the switch. To connect the console cable through the USB console port: Connect the USB-A connector of the console cable to the USB port on a PC or terminal.

  • Page 46: Setting Up A Configuration Environment

    Setting up a configuration environment If you use the Windows 2003 Server operating system on your PC, add a HyperTerminal, and then log in to and manage the switch as described in this document. If you use Windows 2008 Server, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or any other operating system on your PC, use the third party terminal software.

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    Figure 38 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. Figure 39 Setting the serial port parameters Select File >...

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    Figure 40 HyperTerminal window On the Settings tab, set the emulation to VT100 and click OK. NOTE: HP recommends that you select the Windows keys option. Figure 41 Setting the terminal emulation in Test Properties dialog box...

  • Page 49: Powering On The Switch

    After the switch is powered on, the basic manufacturing information about the switch is displayed: DDR2 SDRAM test successful. System is starting... Booting Normal Extend BootWare The Extend BootWare is self-decompressing Done! **************************************************************************** HP 12500 BootWare, Version 2.20 **************************************************************************** Copyright (c) 2010-2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Compiled Date : Sep 4 2013 CPU Type...

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    Board self testing......Board steady testing... [ PASS ] Board SlotNo... Subcard exist testing... [ PASS ] DX246 testing... [ PASS ] PHY88E1111 testing... [ PASS ] CPLD1 testing... [ PASS ] CPLD2 testing... [ PASS ] NS16550 register testing... [ PASS ] The default switch's Mac address...

  • Page 51: Verification After Power-on

    The output depends on your switch model. Verification after power-on HP recommends that you check the following conditions after the switch is powered on: The cooling system is operating. You should be able to hear fan rotation noise and feel air being •...

  • Page 52: Connecting The Switch To The Network Through The Aux Port

    Connecting the switch to the network through the AUX port You need an AUX cable when configuring a switch with the remote modem dial-up approach. Introduction An AUX cable is an 8-core shielded cable. At one end of the cable is an RJ-45 connector and at the other end is a DB-9 (male) connector.

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    Figure 42 LC connector Precautions Follow these precautionary steps: When selecting a fiber network facility, make sure the type of the connector and the fiber matches • the adopted fiber port. Be sure to install the dust cover if the fiber port is not connected to a fiber connector. •...

  • Page 54: Sfp Module

    Installing the CFP module Put on an ESD wrist strap. Make sure it has close skin contact and is correctly grounded. Unpack the CFP module. Insert the CFP module gently into the port until it fits in completely. Fasten the captive screws on the CFP module. Figure 44 Installing a 40-Gbps CFP transceiver module NOTE: •...

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    Figure 46 MPO fiber connector MPO plug QSFP+ module Connect one end of the fiber to the SFP module of the 12500E switch. Connect the other end of the fiber to the peer device. Connecting an SFP+ cable and a QSFP+ cable (optional) The installation of the SFP+ cable and QSFP+ cable is similar.

  • Page 56: Hardware Management

    # Display the electrical label information about the card in slot 0 on your switch. In standalone mode: • <Sysname> display device manuinfo slot 0 Slot 0: DEVICE_NAME : HP FF 12500E MPU JG802A DEVICE_SERIAL_NUMBER : CN41GC8002 MAC_ADDRESS : B8AF-6730-3200 MANUFACTURING_DATE : 2014-01-20...

  • Page 57: Displaying The Card Information For Your Switch

    Displaying the card information for your switch Use the display device command to display card information for your switch, including the slot number, card type, card status, and software version. # Display brief information about all cards on your switch. <Sysname>...

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    1/18 LST1SF08E1 Normal 12500-CMW710-R7328 Table 13 Command output Field Description • In standalone mode: Slot No.—Slot number of a card. Slot No. • In IRF mode: Slot No.—Slot number of a card on the specified member switch in the format of member ID/slot number.

  • Page 59: Rebooting Your Switch

    BootRom : 2.12 Base Boot : 2.10 Mbus card Type : LSR1MBCB Software : 115 : Ver.B Chip 0: Learning Mode : IVL Chip 1: Learning Mode : IVL Chip 2: Learning Mode : IVL Chip 3: Learning Mode : IVL Table 14 Command output Field Description...

  • Page 60: Managing The Power Supply System

    You can reboot the switch in one of the following ways: • Power off and then power on the switch. This method might cause data loss, and is the least-preferred method. Immediately reboot the switch at the CLI. Schedule a reboot at the CLI, so the switch automatically reboots at the specified time or after the •...

  • Page 61: Enabling Power Supply Management

    # Display the electrical label information about power monitor module 2. <Sysname> display device manuinfo power-monitor 2 PowerMonitor 2: DEVICE_NAME : HP FF 12500E Spare Pwr Monitor Mod JG804A DEVICE_SERIAL_NUMBER : CN41GCB002 MAC_ADDRESS : NONE MANUFACTURING_DATE : 2014-01-20 VENDOR_NAME : HP In IRF mode: •...

  • Page 62: Manually Starting Or Stopping Power Supply To A Card

    If power supply management is disabled, the system does not reserve any redundant power supply. In this case, you can also use the power-supply policy redundant command to configure the number of redundant power supplies, and this configuration will take effect after power supply management is enabled.

  • Page 63: Displaying The Power Supply System Information About Your Switch

    Displaying the power supply system information about your switch Use the display power-supply command to display power supply system information about your switch, including whether power management is enabled, the number of configured redundant power supplies, power, output voltage and current, and whether each card is powered on. # Display detailed information about the power supply system.

  • Page 64: Configuring Temperature Thresholds For A Card

    None Absent None Absent None Absent PMU 1: normal Protocol: 21 Type: LST1PMUB Vendor: HP Current Ver: 200 Boot Ver: 205 Low-Area Ver: 200 High-Area Ver: Unknown Current-Area: Low PCB Ver: Ver.A Backplane PCB Ver: Ver.A Backplane Type: LST19KA2PSB PMU Temperature: 30 ℃...

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    Configuring temperature thresholds for a card Step Command Enter system view. system-view • In standalone mode: temperature-limit slot slot-number { inflow | hotspot | outflow } sensor-num lowerlimit warninglimit [ alarmlimit ] Configure temperature alarm thresholds for a card. • In IRF mode: temperature-limit chassis chassis-number slot slot-number { inflow | hotspot | outflow } sensor-num lowerlimit warninglimit [ alarmlimit ]...

  • Page 66: Isolating A Card

    Table 15 Command output Field Description • In standalone mode: Slot—A number in this field indicates a card. Slot • In IRF mode: Slot—The chassis-number/slot-number in this field indicates a card on an IRF member switch. Temperature sensor: • hotspot—Hotspot sensor. Sensor •...

  • Page 67: Configuring Hardware Failure Detection And Protection

    Step Command Remarks Enter system view. system-view • In standalone mode: board-offline slot slot-number Isolate the specified • No card is isolated by default. In IRF mode: card. board-offline chassis chassis-number slot slot-number Configuring hardware failure detection and protection Specifying the actions to be taken for hardware failures The device automatically detects hardware failures on components, cards, and the forwarding plane.

  • Page 68: Enabling Hardware Failure Protection For Aggregation Groups

    Step Command Remarks Enter system view. system-view By default, the system takes the Set the action to be taken in hardware-failure-detection action of warning (sending traps) response to failures on the forwarding isolate in response to forwarding-plane forwarding plane to isolate. failures.

  • Page 69: Displaying The Operating State Of Fans

    • The interface is forcibly brought up (using the port up-mode command). • The interface is a physical IRF port. For more information about physical IRF ports, see HP FlexFabric • 12500 and 12500E Routing Switch Series Virtualization Configuration Guide.

  • Page 70: Displaying Alarms Present On Your Switch

    Temperature: 28 ℃ High temperature alarm threshold: 60 ℃ Low speed alarm threshold: 30 % Status Speed(%) ---------- ---------- normal 30 % normal 30 % normal 65 % normal 65 % normal 40 % normal 40 % normal 40 % Table 16 Command output Field Description...

  • Page 71: Verifying And Diagnosing Transceiver Modules

    ERROR Power 2 is absent. ERROR The board in slot 10 is faulty. WARNING The temperature of sensor 3 exceeds the lower limit. Table 18 Command output Field Description ID of the IRF member switch with an alarm. Chassis If the value is a hyphen (-), the alarm was generated by the chassis. Slot Number of the slot where the card resides.

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    Connector Type : LC Wavelength(nm) : 850 Transfer Distance(m) : 550(50um),270(62.5um) Digital Diagnostic Monitoring : YES Vendor Name : HP Ordering Name : JD118B Table 20 Command output Field Description Type of the connectors of the transceiver: • SC—Fiber connector, developed by NTT •...

  • Page 73: Diagnosing Transceiver Modules

    <Sysname> display transceiver manuinfo interface gigabitethernet 3/0/4 GigabitEthernet3/0/4 transceiver manufacture information: Manu. Serial Number : MY13D41001 Manufacturing Date : 2014-01-20 Vendor Name : HP Table 21 Command output Field Description Serial number generated during commissioning and testing of the transceiver Manu. Serial Number module.

  • Page 74

    Field Remarks RX power low The received optical power is low. TX power high The transmitted optical power is high. TX power low The transmitted optical power is low. TX bias high The transmitted bias current is high. TX bias low The transmitted bias current is low.

  • Page 75

    Field Remarks Transceiver info I/O error Transceiver information read and write error Transceiver info checksum error Transceiver information checksum error The type of the transceiver module does not match the Transceiver type and port configuration mismatch port configuration. The port does not support this type of transceiver Transceiver type not supported by port hardware modules.

  • Page 76: Replacement Procedures

    Power supply air filter—A 12500E chassis is installed with a power supply air filter when shipped by default. To guarantee good ventilation of the switch and power supplies, HP recommends that you clear the air filters monthly. You must clean the air filter every three months at least.

  • Page 77: Cleaning A Power Frame Air Filter

    Figure 48 Replacing the chassis air filter A Air filter to be cleaned B Air filter cleaned For a 12518E A 12518E has only one chassis air filter, which is horizontally inserted. To clean the chassis air filter: Use a Phillips screwdriver to loosen the screws at both sides of the air filter, and slowly pull the air filter out along the slide rails.

  • Page 78: Replacing A Power Component

    Figure 50 Removing the power supply air filter (1) Power frame air filter (2) Screws Wash the air filter by using clean water, and then air-dry the air filter. Position the air filter to the right place, and fasten the fastening screws on the air filter. Replacing a power component WARNING! Power modules for the 12500E are hot-swappable.

  • Page 79: Replacing A Power Monitoring Module

    Rotate the power frame panel out with both hands to open the panel. Gently pull the clip at the bottom left corner of the power module to the left to open the power module cover. Supporting the bottom of the power module with your left hand and holding the power module cover with your right hand, gently pull the power module out of the power frame.

  • Page 80: Replacing A Card

    Loosen the captive screws on the power monitoring module. Pull out the power monitoring module slowly along the slide rails. Figure 53 Removing a power monitoring module Put the removed power monitoring module in an antistatic bag or in its original shipping materials. Install the new power monitoring module.

  • Page 81: Replacement Procedure

    Replacement procedure CAUTION: Before you remove an active MPU when the router is operating, you must use the reboot command to reboot the active MPU to change its status to standby. You can use the display device command or view the LEDs to verify the status of the active MPU.

  • Page 82: Replacing A Fan Tray

    Figure 56 Installing a card Replacing a fan tray CAUTION: To avoid injury, do not touch any wires, terminals, and parts with a high-voltage hazard sign. • Fan trays are hot-swappable. To replace a fan tray when the switch is operating, pull out the fan tray •...

  • Page 83: Replacing A Cf Card

    Pull out the fan tray along the slide rails. Put the removed fan tray in an antistatic bag or in its original shipping materials. Insert the new fan tray into the fan tray slot along the slide rails. Push the fan tray in the slot until it makes close contact with the backplane of the chassis.

  • Page 84

    After you execute the umount cf command, if you want to continue to use the CF card, execute the mount cf command in user view to mount the CF card again. For more information about the umount and mount HP FlexFabric 12500 and 12500E Routing Switch Series Fundamentals Command commands, see...

  • Page 85: Replacing A Transceiver Module

    Figure 59 Replacing a CF card Replacing a transceiver module Replacing the XFP, SFP+, SFP, and QSFP+ modules CAUTION: Do not touch the golden finger of a transceiver module during replacement. The replacement procedures for the XFP, SFP, SFP+, and QSFP+ modules are similar. This section uses an SFP+ module as an example.

  • Page 86: Replacing The Cfp Transceiver Module

    Figure 60 Removing the SFP+ module Put the removed SFP+ module in an antistatic bag or its original shipping materials. Unpack the SFP+ module to be installed and make sure the clasp is closed. Remove the optical fiber, if any, from the SFP+ module before installing it. Gently insert the SFP+ module into the port until it fits in completely, as shown in Figure Connect the optical fibers to the new SFP+ module.

  • Page 87: Replacing The Sfp+ Cable And Qsfp+ Cable

    Figure 62 Removing a 40G CFP transceiver module Figure 63 Installing a 40G CFP transceiver module NOTE: • Unsmooth installation for the 40G CFP transceiver module is likely to occur due to the bump design on its top. The appearance of 100G CFP transceiver module differs from that of the 40G CFP transceiver module. •...

  • Page 88

    Figure 64 Removing the SFP+ cable Unpack the SFP+ cable to be installed. Gently insert the cable connector into the SFP+ port. Install the connector at the other end of the SFP+ cable into the SFP+ port on the peer device in the same way.

  • Page 89: Appendix A Chassis Views And Technical Specifications

    Appendix A Chassis views and technical specifications Chassis views The chassis views for the AC and DC models are similar. The figures in this chapter are for illustration only. 12508E Figure 66 12508E front view (1) Power frame cover (2) Upper cabling rack (3) MPU slots (slots 0 and 1) (4) Lower cabling rack (5) Chassis air intake vents...

  • Page 90

    Figure 67 12508E rear view (1) Power receptacles (2) Upper fan tray (3) Lower fan tray (4) Grounding screw (5) ESD wrist strap port (6) Switching fabric module slots (slots 10 to 18) (7) Chassis air exhaust vents (8) Power switch (9) Power supply air exhaust vents (10) Power monitoring module...

  • Page 91

    12518E Figure 68 12518E front view (1) Power frame cover (2) Upper cabling rack (3) MPU slots (slots 0 and 1) (4) LPU slots (slots 2 to 19) (5) Lower cabling rack (6) Chassis air intake vents (7) ESD wrist strap port...

  • Page 92

    Figure 69 12518E rear view (1) Power receptacles (2) Upper fan tray (3) Switching fabric module slots (slots 20 to 28) (4) Lower fan tray (5) Grounding screw (6) ESD wrist strap port (7) Chassis air exhaust vents (8) Power switch (9) Power supply air exhaust vents (10) Power monitoring module...

  • Page 93: Technical Specifications

    HP FF 12518E DC Switch Chassis HNGZA-AA0002 IMPORTANT: For regulatory identification purposes, every 12500E serial switch is assigned a regulatory model number (RMN). These regulatory numbers should not be confused with the marketing name HP 12500E, or product codes. Table 25 Chassis specifications system...

  • Page 94: Cards

    HP FlexFabric 12508E Fabric Module LST1SF18E1 JG800A HP FlexFabric 12518E Fabric Module LST1CP4RFD1 JG786A HP FlexFabric 12500 4-port 100GbE CFP FD Module LST1CP4RFG1 JG788A HP FlexFabric 12500 4-port 100GbE CFP FG Module HP FlexFabric 12500 16-port 40GbE QSFP+ FD LST1XLP16RFD1...

  • Page 95

    HP 12500 48-port GbE SFP LEB Module JC069B HP 12500 48-port GbE SFP LEC Module LST1GP48LEC1 JC811A HP 12500 48-port GbE SFP LEC TAA-compliant Module JC660A HP 12500 48-port GbE SFP LEF Module LST1GP48LEF1 JC818A HP 12500 48-port GbE SFP LEF TAA-compliant Module...

  • Page 96

    Card Power consumption Net weight Dimensions (H × W × D) 40 × 400 × 467 mm (1.57 × LST1MRPNE1 51 W to 75 W 3.75 kg (8.27 lb) 15.75 × 18.39 in) 40 × 318 × 167 mm (1.57 × LST1SF08E1 47 W to 60 W 1.30 kg (2.87 lb)

  • Page 97

    CAUTION: • HP recommends that you install two MPUs on a switch for redundancy. If two MPUs are installed, their model must be the same. Otherwise, the standby MPU cannot start up. The USB ports on the MPU can be used only to connect to storage media such as USB disk, and cannot •...

  • Page 98

    A 12508E/12518E needs to be configured with seven to nine switching fabric modules. Install all switching fabric modules to your switch. Table 29 Switching fabric module specifications Model BootWare SDRAM Compatible switch LST1SF08E1 8 MB 512 MB 12508E LST1SF18E1 8 MB 512 MB 12518E Ethernet interface cards...

  • Page 99

    NOTE: • HP recommends that you set the operating mode of a 12508E or 12518E to grand mode by using the system-working-mode grand command if it uses only the FD-suffixed LPUs, FG-suffixed LPUs, or their combination. For more information about transceiver modules, see "Appendix C Transceiver modules."...

  • Page 100: Fan Trays

    Fan trays Figure 70 Fan tray views Table 32 Fan tray specifications Power consumption of a Fan tray Net weight Dimensions (H × W × D) single fan tray 12508E/12518E 92 × 442 × 661 mm (3.62 × 103 W to 1350 W 10.75 kg (23.70 lb) fan tray 17.40 ×...

  • Page 101: E/12518e Dc Power Supply

    Figure 71 Front view of an AC power frame (1) to (8) AC power modules The power receptacles (callout 1 in Figure 72), which is used for power supply entry, is installed at the rear of the 12508E/12518E AC power frame. Figure 72 Power receptacles and power monitoring module (1) Power receptacles (2) Power monitoring module...

  • Page 102: Power Component Specifications

    Figure 73 DC power frame front view (1) to (8) DC power modules The 12508E or 12518E DC power frame has eight pairs of wire posts corresponding to DC power modules 1 to 8. The external DC power system supplies power through the eight pairs of wire posts. Figure 74 DC power frame rear view (1) A pair of wire posts (2) Power monitoring module...

  • Page 103: Power Cords

    DC power cords supported by the 12500E switches. Table 36 DC power cord specifications Product code HP description Length HP X210 10-meter JG connector to JG280A bare wire 6AWG gauge 37,800 watt 10 m (32.91 ft) 72V DC Power Cable...

  • Page 104: Expansion Cable Management Brackets

    Expansion cable management brackets Table 37 Expansion cable management bracket specifications Expansion cable management bracket Dimensions (H × W × D) Upper 210 × 442 × 128 mm (8.27 × 17.40 × 5.04 in) 12508E expansion cable management bracket Lower 92 ×...

  • Page 105: Appendix B Leds

    Appendix B LEDs Power system LEDs Power monitoring module LEDs Table 38 Power monitoring module LED description Status Description Flashing The power monitoring module is operating correctly. The power monitoring module is faulty. • At least one power module is faulty. Steady on •...

  • Page 106: Fan Tray Leds

    Status Description No power is being output. Flashing The power output is overloaded. The AC power module is experiencing an over-temperature Steady on condition. Service The AC power module is operating correctly. Steady on The AC power module is faulty. Fault The AC power module is operating correctly.

  • Page 107: Cf Card Status Led

    Figure 77 LST1MRPNE1 LEDs (1) CF card status LED (CFS) (2) Switching fabric module LED (SFC) (3) LPU status LED (LC) (4) Fan status LED (FAN) (5) Power status LED (PWR) (6) MPU status LED (ACT) (7) MPU status LED (RUN) (8) Network management port LED (LINK) (9) Network management port LED (ACT)

  • Page 108: Switching Fabric Module Led

    Switching fabric module LED Table 43 Switching fabric module LED description Status Description Flashing green All the switching fabric modules are operating correctly. At least one switching fabric module is faulty or no switching Flashing red fabric modules are present. SFC (green-red) Steady on The MPU is faulty.

  • Page 109: Mpu Leds

    MPU LEDs Table 47 MPU LED description MPU LED Status Description Steady on The MPU is in active state. ACT (green) The MPU is in standby state. Flashing green The MPU is operating correctly. Flashing red The MPU is faulty. RUN (green-red) Steady on The MPU is faulty.

  • Page 110: Switching Fabric Module Leds

    LST2XP8LEC1 • • LST2XP8LEF1 LST2XP32REB1 • LST2XP32REC1 • • LST1CP4RFD1 LST1CP4RFG1 • LST1XLP16RFD1 • LST1XP40RFD1 • LST1XP40RFG1 • • LST1XP48LFD1 Table 49 Interface LED description Status Description Steady on A link is present. LINK/ACT No link is present. Flashing Data is being transmitted and/or received on the interface. RUN LED The RUN LED description of different 12500E LPU models is the same.

  • Page 111

    Table 52 RUN LED description Status Description Flashing green The switching fabric module is operating correctly. Flashing red The switching fabric module is faulty. RUN (green-red) Steady on The switching fabric module is faulty. The switching fabric module is faulty or not present.

  • Page 112: Appendix C Transceiver Modules

    Table 53 100-GE CFP transceiver module specifications Product Central Connect Description Fiber transmission code wavelength distance 1295.56 nm HP X150 100G CFP LC 1300.05 nm 9/125 μm single-mode 10 km (6.21 JG829A LR4 10km SM fiber miles) 1304.58 nm Transceiver 1309.14 nm 1295.56 nm...

  • Page 113: Ge Qsfp+ Transceiver Modules

    Fiber transmission code wavelength distance 62.5/125 μm 33 m (108.27 850 nm multi-mode optical fiber HP X130 10G XFP LC SR JD117B Transceiver 50/125 μm 300 m 850 nm multi-mode optical fiber (984.25 ft) HP X130 10G XFP LC LR 9/125 μm single-mode...

  • Page 114: Ge Sfp+ Transceiver Modules

    Product Central Connect Description Fiber transmission code wavelength distance HP X180 10G XFP LC LH 9/125 μm single-mode 80 km (49.71 80km 1538.98nm JG226A 1538.98 nm optical fiber miles) DWDM Transceiver HP X180 10G XFP LC LH 9/125 μm single-mode 80 km (49.71...

  • Page 115: Ge Sfp+ Cables

    JG915A 1550 nm LH 80km Transceiver optical fiber miles) NOTE: The LST1XP48LFD1 and LST1XP40RFD1 do not support the HP X130 10G SFP+ LC LRM Transceiver. 10-GE SFP+ cables Table 57 10-GE SFP+ cable specifications Max transmission Product code Description Connector...

  • Page 116

    HP X120 1G SFP LC 9/125 μm single-mode 100 km JD103A 1550 nm LH100 Transceiver optical fiber (62.14 miles) 1490 nm HP X120 1G SFP LC BX 9/125 μm single-mode 10 km (6.21 JD098B (Rx)/1310 10-U Transceiver optical fiber miles) nm (Tx)

  • Page 117

    NOTE: The HP X1 14 100M SFP LC FX Transceiver supports only 100-Mbps fiber ports. • The HP X120 100M/1G SFP LC LX Transceiver supports 100/1000-Mbps fiber ports. •...

  • Page 118: Appendix D Lightning Protection

    Appendix D Lightning protection Connecting the AC power supply to a power strip with lightning protection If part of the AC power line is routed outdoors, use a power strip with lightning protection to connect the AC power cord of the switch to the AC power line to protect the switch from being damaged by lightning strikes.

  • Page 119: Installing A Lightning Protector For A Network Port

    If part of the network cable of a 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 copper Ethernet port must be routed outdoors, connect a lightning protector to the cable before you plug the cable into the port. HP recommends that you install a lightning protector for 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 copper Ethernet ports.

  • Page 120

    The installed port lighting protectors are not sufficient. If the switch has more than one network port • connected with other devices through cables outdoor, install a lightning protector for each network port.

  • Page 121: Appendix E Engineering Labels

    Appendix E Engineering labels Engineering labels are used to identify cables and devices for easy maintenance after installation. There are two types of engineering labels, labels for cables and labels for devices. Labels for cables Cables include signal cables such as network cables and fibers, and power cords such as AC power cords and DC power cords.

  • Page 122: Generic Labels

    Figure 81 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 both signal cables and power cords. 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 123: 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. HP recommends that you print labels. To print labels, select a label printer and a proper label template as needed. For more information about using a label printer, see the user guide of the printer.

  • Page 124: Affixing A Label To A Power Cord

    Figure 83 Affixing a label Figure 84 shows the affixed labels when the cable is laid vertically and horizontally. Figure 84 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 125: Affixing A Generic Label

    Figure 85 Affixing a label – 48V2 Bind cable ties on both ends of a cable. After the bundling, the finished identification plate should 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 86 Affixed labels...

  • Page 126: Affixing A Label To A Device

    Figure 87 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 127

    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 128: Engineering Labels For Optical Fibers

    Engineering labels for optical fibers These labels are affixed to optical fibers that connect the fiber ports on the cards in a chassis, or connect fiber ports on box-type devices. There are two types of labels for optical fibers: labels for a fiber that connects the fiber ports on two devices, labels for a fiber that connects the device and the optical distribution frame (ODF).

  • Page 129

    Content Meaning Example Numbered in top-down and left-right order with D—Fiber port number two digits, for example, 05. R—Optical receiving interface T—Optical transmitting interface • M—Row number of the rack in the equipment room, in the range of A to Z. MN—Row number and column •...

  • Page 130: Engineering Labels For Dc Power Cords

    Engineering labels for DC power cords These labels are affixed to DC cords that provide power for racks, and the protection grounding cables including the –48V, PGND, and BGND cables. The labels for DC power cords are affixed to one side of the identification plates on cable ties.

  • Page 131: Engineering Labels For Ac Power Cords

    example, if the label on the loaded cabinet side is "A01-RTN", it means that the power cord is an RTN that connects RTN copper bar in the power distribution box on Row A, Column 01 in the equipment room. Information on the labels for PGND cables should be given in the similar way. Engineering labels for AC power cords These labels are affixed to the AC cords that provide power for cabinets and protection grounding cables, including POWER, RTN, and PGND cables.

  • Page 132

    Figure 93 Example of a device label...

  • Page 133: Appendix F Cable Management

    Appendix F Cable management Label cables before you route or bundle them. For more information about labeling cables, see "Appendix E Engineering labels for cables." Cable management guidelines When you route and bundle up cables, follow these guidelines: Bind cables neatly for easy maintenance and expansion. •...

  • Page 134

    Figure 95 Binding the cables When you route cables through sharp sheet metal penetration points or along sharp edges of • mechanical parts, use bushings or take any other action to protect the cables from being cut or abraded. The sheet metal penetration points must be smooth and fully rounded. When optical fibers are inserted into a protective tube, wrap tapes around the edges of the •...

  • Page 135: Cable Management Examples

    Cable management examples The devices in the following figures are for illustration only. Figure 97 Network cable management Figure 98 Optical fiber management Use strapping tapes to carefully bind optical fibers. Avoid excessive force. For more information, see the instructions shipped with the strapping tapes.

  • Page 136

    Figure 99 Power cord management...

  • Page 137: Support And Other Resources

    Related information Documents To find related documents, browse to the Manuals page of the HP Business Support Center website: http://www.hp.com/support/manuals For related documentation, navigate to the Networking section, and select a networking category. •...

  • Page 138: Conventions

    Conventions This section describes the conventions used in this documentation set. Command conventions Convention Description Boldface Bold text represents commands and keywords that you enter literally as shown. Italic Italic text represents arguments that you replace with actual values. Square brackets enclose syntax choices (keywords or arguments) that are optional. Braces enclose a set of required syntax choices separated by vertical bars, from which { x | y | ...

  • Page 139

    Network topology icons 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 140: Index

    Index A C D E F G H I L M N O P R S T V W Electricity safety,1 EMI,4 Affixing a generic label,1 19 Enabling hardware failure protection for aggregation Affixing a label to a device,120 groups,62 Affixing a label to a power cord,1 18 Enabling hardware failure protection for...

  • Page 141

    Labels for power cords,1 15 Replacement procedure,75 Labels for signal cables,1 15 Replacement procedure,76 Laser safety,3 Replacing a power module,72 LPU status LED,102 Replacing a power monitoring module,73 Replacing the CFP transceiver module,80 Replacing the SFP+ cable and QSFP+ cable,81 Manually starting or stopping power supply to a Replacing the XFP, SFP+, SFP, and QSFP+ modules,79...

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