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HP FlexFabric 12900 Series Configuration Manual: Connecting Irf Physical Interfaces; Setting The Operating Mode To Irf Mode

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Save the running configuration to
the next-startup configuration file.

Connecting IRF physical interfaces

When you connect two neighboring IRF members, connect the physical interfaces of IRF-port 1 on one
member to the physical interfaces of IRF-port 2 on the other (see
When you connect fiber ports, connect the transmit port of the transceiver module at one end to the
receive port of the transceiver module at the other end.
You can use optical transmission devices to connect geographically dispersed IRF members. However, you
must disable MAC address learning and checking on the optical transmission devices.
Figure 8 Connecting IRF physical interfaces
Connect the devices into a daisy-chain topology.
Figure 9 IRF daisy-chain topology

Setting the operating mode to IRF mode

By default, the device operates in standalone mode. To assign the device to an IRF fabric, you must
change its operating mode to IRF mode.
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