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HP FlexFabric 12900 Series Configuration Manual: Setup And Configuration Task List; Planning The Irf Fabric Setup

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A subordinate device's next-startup configuration file might be overwritten if the master and the
subordinate use the same file name for their next-startup configuration files. You can use the backup file
to restore the original configuration after removing the subordinate from the IRF fabric.

Setup and configuration task list

HP recommends the following IRF fabric setup and configuration procedure:
Tasks at a glance
1.
(Required.)
2.
(Required.)
Assigning a member ID to each IRF member device
Specifying a priority for each member device
Binding physical interfaces to IRF ports
3.
(Required.)
4.
(Required.)
5.
(Required.)
6.
(Required.)
7.
(Optional.)
Assigning an IRF domain ID to the IRF fabric
Changing the member ID of a device
Changing the priority of a member device
Adding physical interfaces to an IRF port
Enabling IRF auto-merge
Configuring a member device description
Isolating an unused IRF member ID
Configuring IRF link load sharing mode
Configuring IRF bridge MAC persistence
Setting the IRF link down report delay
Configuring MAD

Planning the IRF fabric setup

Consider the following items when you plan an IRF fabric:
Hardware compatibility and restrictions.
IRF fabric size.
Master device.
IRF physical interfaces.
Member ID and priority assignment scheme.
Fabric topology and cabling scheme.
For more information about hardware and cabling, see the installation guide for the device.
Planning the IRF fabric setup
Preconfiguring IRF member devices in standalone
Saving configuration to the next-startup configuration file
Connecting IRF physical interfaces
Setting the operating mode to IRF mode
Accessing the IRF fabric
Configuring IRF member devices in IRF
mode:
mode:
15
Remarks
N/A
Perform this task on each member
device before IRF mode is enabled.
N/A
Make sure that they are
interoperable.
N/A
N/A
CAUTION:
Changing member IDs in an IRF
fabric can void member ID-related
configuration and cause
unexpected problems. Make sure
you understand the impact on your
live network before you change
member IDs.
Adding physical interfaces to an IRF
port is required if you did not
configure IRF port bindings in
standalone mode.

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