HP FlexFabric 12900 Switch Series
Part number: 5998-4376
Document version: 5W100-20130815

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  • Page 1: Installation Guide

    HP FlexFabric 12900 Switch Series Installation Guide Part number: 5998-4376 Document version: 5W100-20130815...

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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   Handling safety ························································································································································ 1   ESD prevention ························································································································································· 2   Laser safety ································································································································································ 2   Examining the installation site ········································································································································· 2  ...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Identifying physical IRF ports on the member switches ····················································································· 35   Installing IRF member switches ····································································································································· 35   Configuring basic IRF settings ······································································································································· 36   Connecting the physical IRF ports ································································································································ 36   Verifying the IRF fabric configuration ·························································································································· 37  ...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Switching fabric modules ·············································································································································· 71   Power supplies ································································································································································ 71   Fan trays ·········································································································································································· 72   Mounting accessories ···················································································································································· 72   Transceiver modules ······················································································································································ 73   Appendix C LEDs ······················································································································································· 77   Chassis LEDs ··································································································································································· 77   Power supply LED ·················································································································································· 78  ...

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    Removing the power cable bracket ··················································································································· 111   Repackaging the switch chassis ························································································································· 112   Support and other resources ·································································································································· 114   Contacting HP ······························································································································································ 114   Subscription service ············································································································································ 114   Related information ······················································································································································ 114   Documents ···························································································································································· 114  ...

  • Page 7: Preparing For Installation

    Preparing for installation The HP FlexFabric 12900 Switch Series includes only the HP FlexFabric 12910 Switch AC Chassis model. Product code HP description Alias JG619A HP FlexFabric 12910 Switch AC Chassis 12910 AC BJNGA-AC0008 Safety recommendations To avoid possible bodily injury and equipment damage, read Compliance and Safety Manual provided with the switch and all safety recommendations in this chapter carefully before installation.

  • Page 8: Esd Prevention

    HP recommends that you have four persons move the chassis, and you can use a mechanical lift as • needed. Lift and put down the chassis slowly and never move suddenly. • Hold the handles on both sides of the chassis.

  • Page 9: Temperature

    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. To ensure the normal operation of the switch, make sure the room temperature meets the requirements Table Table 1 Temperature requirements Temperature...

  • Page 10: Grounding

    Table 4 Harmful gas limits in an equipment room Max. (mg/m 0.006 0.05 0.01 All EMI sources, from outside or inside of the switch and application system, adversely affect the switch in a conduction pattern of capacitance coupling, inductance coupling, electromagnetic wave radiation, or common impedance (including the grounding system) coupling.

  • Page 11: Cooling

    Cooling Plan the installation site for adequate ventilation: • Leave at least 30 cm (1 1.81 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. •...

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    Make sure dimensions of the rack are sufficient for the chassis. To meet the clearance requirement, • HP recommends that you use a rack with a depth of 1.2 m (3.94 ft). You must reserve at least 155 mm (6.10 in) of clearance between the front rack post and the front door.

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    Figure 2 Clearances required for a 12910 AC chassis...

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    (1) Width of the 12910 AC chassis (2) Depth of the 12910 AC chassis (3) Depth of the cable management bracket (4) Depth of the power cable bracket (5) Clearance between the chassis and the front door (6) Clearance between the chassis and the rear door (7) Minimum requirement to the rack depth (8) Cool air intake direction...

  • Page 15: Installing The Switch

    IMPORTANT: Keep the packages of the switch and the components for future use. Confirming installation preparations Before you install an HP FlexFabric 12900 switch, verify that: You have read "Preparing for installation" carefully and the installation site meets all the •...

  • Page 16: Attaching The Power Cable Bracket

    Accessory kit Description Install it over the air intake vents at the lower part of the front panel to protect the power supply slots and air intake vents, as shown in callout Plastic panel 3 on Figure 3. Before installing the plastic panel, install power supplies and connect power cables first.

  • Page 17: Attaching The Plastic Panel

    Place the power cable bracket to the chassis and align the installation holes on the bracket with those on the chassis. Fasten the screws to secure the power cable bracket. Figure 4 Attaching the power cable bracket to the 12910 AC (1) Screw holes (2) Power cable bracket (3) Screw...

  • Page 18: Attaching Slide Rails And Cage Nuts To The Rack

    Figure 5 Installing the clips (1) Clip (2) Screw (3) Fasten the screw As shown in Figure 6, press down the locking tabs on the two sides of the plastic panel, position the plastic panel with the positioning pins on the cover, and attach it to the chassis. Figure 6 Installing the plastic panel Attaching slide rails and cage nuts to the rack Installing slide rails...

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    To install multiple switches on the rack, mount the heaviest switch at the bottom of the rack. Identify the rack position for the switch. For the height and other specifications of the HP FlexFabric •...

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    Mark the position on the rack for installing the slide rail: Make sure the bottom edge of the slide rail aligns with the middle of the narrower metal area between holes, as shown in Figure Each rack post requires six screws to attach the slide rail. You only need to mark the uppermost square hole and lowermost square hole for installation.

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    Align the installation holes on the front end of the slide rail with the cage nuts on the front rack post, and attach them with screws, as shown in Figure Figure 10 Attaching the slide rail to the cage nuts with screws Keep the slide rail horizontally and adjust its length until the installation holes on the rear end of the slide rail touch the cage nuts on the rear rack post.

  • Page 22: Installing Cage Nuts

    Figure 11 Installing slide rails Installing cage nuts Before mounting the chassis to the rack, install cage nuts to the front square-holed brackets of the rack. As shown in Figure 12, align the mounting bracket with the left rack post, making sure its bottom edge and the slide rail are level.

  • Page 23: Mounting The Switch To The Rack

    Figure 12 Installing cage nuts (1) Place the bottom edge of the mounting bracket and the slide rail at the same level (2) Locate the installation positions of cage nuts Install cage nuts on the square holes on each rack post, as shown in Figure Mounting the switch to the rack CAUTION:...

  • Page 24: Grounding The Switch

    HP recommends that you use a mechanical lift for moving your switch. Place the switch on the slide rails and slide the switch along the slide rails until the mounting...

  • Page 25: Grounding The Switch Through The Pe Wire Of An Ac Power Supply

    If a grounding strip is available at the installation site, connect the grounding cable through the grounding strip. To connect the grounding cable: Unpack the grounding cable. The grounding cable provided with the switch series is compliant with the NEBS standards. Remove the grounding screws from the grounding holes at the rear of the chassis, as shown in callout 1 on Figure...

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    CAUTION: Make sure the AC power supply uses a three-wire cable with a protection wire, and the PE wire of the AC power supply is well grounded at the power distribution room or AC power supply transformer side. In addition, make sure the PE connector on the switch is well connected to the PE wire of the AC power supply.

  • Page 27: Installing Frus

    Installing FRUs There is no required order for installing FRUs. HP recommends that you connect power cables after completing installing all required FRUs. TIP: Keep the chassis and the component packages for future use. Attaching an ESD-preventive wrist strap Every HP FlexFabric 12900 switch provides an ESD-preventive wrist strap. To minimize ESD damage to electronic components, wear the ESD-preventive wrist strap and make sure it is well grounded when installing modules.

  • Page 28: Installing A Card

    Unless otherwise stated, MPUs, LPUs, and switching fabric modules are collectively referred to as "cards" in this document. All cards of the HP FlexFabric 12900 switch are hot swappable. For compatibility between the HP FlexFabric 12900 switches and all cards, see "Appendix B FRUs and compatibility matrixes."...

  • Page 29: Installing An Mpu/lpu

    Installing an MPU/LPU Each HP FlexFabric 12900 switch supports two MPUs for redundancy. If only one MPU is installed, install it in either empty MPU slot. For an LPU, install it in any empty LPU slot.

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    Figure 17 Removing the filler panel Loosen the captive screws on the protection box of the LPU, pull the ejector levers outward, and pull out the LPU from the protection box. See Figure Figure 18 Removing the protection box (1) Loosen the captive screws (2) Pull the ejector levers outward (3) Pull out the LPU...

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    Hold the LPU by the front panel with one hand and support its bottom with the other. Slide the LPU steadily into the target slot along the guide rails. Do not touch the components on the PCB. As shown in callout 1 in Figure 19, push the LPU until the brakes on its ejector levers touch the slot edges tightly.

  • Page 32: Installing A Switching Fabric Module

    Installing a switching fabric module Every 12910 AC switch has six switching fabric module slots numbered 10 through 15. For the proper operation of the switch, at least one switching fabric module must be installed in slot 10, slot 1 1, or slot The gray edged switching fabric module slots of a 12910 AC switch are located at the rear panel.

  • Page 33: Installing A Power Supply

    • damaging the power supply. The HP FlexFabric 12900 switch uses N + N (dual-line power supply) or N + 1 (one-line power supply) power redundancy. You can install appropriate number of power supplies according to the power supply mode and system consumption.

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    Installing a power supply The power supply slots of a 12910 AC switch are located below the front panel of the switch. They are numbered as PWR1 through PWR8. You can install the power supply in any empty power supply slot. When moving a power supply, hold its two sides with both hands.

  • Page 35: Connecting An Ac Power Cable

    Figure 23 Installing the power supply (1) Open the panel of the power supply (2) Insert the power supply into the slot (3) Close the panel of the power supply (4) Push the latch inward Connecting an AC power cable WARNING! Make sure each power cable has a separate circuit breaker.

  • Page 36: Installing A Transceiver Module

    Plug the other end of the power cable to the AC power receptacle of the power source and switch on the circuit breaker. Connect all power cables, and turn on the power switch to the left of the power receptacle. Verify the power supply input/output status LEDs.

  • Page 37: Installing An Sfp+/sfp/qsfp+ Module

    Installing an SFP+/SFP/QSFP+ module Wear an ESD-preventive wrist strap and make sure it makes good skin contact and is well grounded. For more information, see "Attaching an ESD-preventive wrist strap." Unpack the module. Do not touch the golden finger of the module. Pivot the clasp of the module up.

  • Page 38: Connecting An Sfp+/qsfp+/qsfp+ To Sfp+ Cable

    Figure 25 Installing an SFP+/SFP/QSFP+ module Connecting an SFP+/QSFP+/QSFP+ to SFP+ cable Use SFP+ cables to connect SFP+ ports, QSFP+ cables to connect QSFP+ ports, and QSFP+ to SFP+ cables to connect QSFP+ and SFP+ ports. All these cables are hot swappable. To connect an SFP+, QSFP+, or QSFP+ to SFP+ cable: Wear an ESD-preventive wrist strap and make sure it makes good skin contact and is well grounded.

  • Page 39: Setting Up An Irf Fabric

    Setting up an IRF fabric You can use HP IRF technology to connect and virtualize HP FlexFabric 12900 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 HP FlexFabric 12900 Switch Series IRF Configuration Guide.

  • Page 40: Planning Irf Fabric Setup

    Planning IRF fabric size and the installation site Plan IRF fabric size and the installation site, as follows: Use HP FlexFabric 12900 Switch Series IRF Configuration Guide as a reference to identify the number of member switches that your system software version supports for an HP FlexFabric 12900 IRF fabric.

  • Page 41: Identifying The Master Switch And Planning Irf Member Ids

    On HP FlexFabric 12900 switches, only 10-GE/40-GE ports can be used for IRF connection. The HP FlexFabric 12900 switches support multi-card link aggregation for IRF ports. You can bind up to eight physical ports to one IRF port. Installing IRF member switches...

  • Page 42: Configuring Basic Irf Settings

    • Execute the display irf configuration command to verify the basic IRF settings. • For more information about configuring basic IRF settings, see HP FlexFabric 12900 Switch Series IRF Configuration Guide. Connecting the physical IRF ports Follow these guidelines when selecting transceiver modules and cables: Use SFP+ transceiver modules and fibers for long-haul connection, or use SFP+ cables to connect •...

  • Page 43: Verifying The Irf Fabric Configuration

    Create a Layer 3 interface, assign it an IP address, and make sure the IRF fabric and the remote network management station can reach each other. Use Telnet or SNMP to access the IRF fabric from the network management station. (See HP FlexFabric 12900 Switch Series Fundamentals Configuration Guide.) Verify that you can manage all member switches as if they were one node.

  • Page 44: Connecting Your Switch To The Network

    HP FlexFabric 12900 Switch Series Fundamentals Configuration Guide. NOTE: An HP FlexFabric 12900 switch with one MPU supports one AUX user and an HP FlexFabric 12900 • switch with two MPUs supports up to two concurrent AUX users. The total number of AUX users that an IRF fabric supports equals the number of MPUs in the IRF fabric.

  • Page 45: Setting Terminal Parameters

    Figure 28 Connecting a console port to a terminal 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 2003 Server, add the HyperTerminal component before performing the following steps to log in to and manage the switch.

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    Figure 29 Connection description Select the serial port to be used from the Connect using list, and click OK. Figure 30 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 31 Setting the serial port parameters Select File > Properties in the HyperTerminal window. Figure 32 HyperTerminal window On the Settings tab, set the emulation to VT100 and click OK.

  • Page 48: Powering On The Switch

    Figure 33 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. •...

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    **************************************************************************** Compiled Date : Dec 17 2012 CPU Type : XLP316 CPU Clock Speed : 1200MHz Memory Type : DDR3 SDRAM Memory Size : 4096MB Memory Speed : 667MHz BootWare Size : 1536KB Flash Size : 500MB BASIC CPLD Version : 1.0 EXTEND CPLD Version : 1.0 PCB Version...

  • Page 50: Configuring The Switch

    For more information about login methods, see HP FlexFabric 12900 Switch Series Fundamentals Configuration Guide. Configuring the basic access function An HP FlexFabric 12900 switch without any configuration can perform basic data forwarding immediately after it is plugged into a network.

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    # Enable the Telnet server. [Sysname] telnet server enable # Enter the view of user line VTY 0. [Sysname] user-interface vty 0 # Enable password authentication on the user line. [Sysname-ui-vty0] authentication-mode password # Set the password to hello in plaintext. [Sysname-ui-vty0] set authentication password simple hello # Assign user role network-admin through the user line VTY 0.

  • Page 52: Verifying The Network Configuration

    For more information about these features, see HP FlexFabric 12900 Switch Series Configuration Guides. Verifying the network configuration To verify the software version and network configuration, perform display commands in any view. Task Command Display the name, model, and system software version of the switch.

  • Page 53: Testing Connectivity

    For other types of transceiver modules, the Tx port on one end must connect to the RX port on the other end. Testing connectivity After you plug the switch into the network, use the ping or tracert command to test the network connectivity. For more information about these commands, see HP FlexFabric 12900 Switch Series Command References.

  • Page 54: Troubleshooting

    • For more information about the LED status on the LPU, see "Appendix C LEDs." If you cannot locate failures by following the guidelines in this chapter, contact HP Support for help. For more information, see "Support and other resources."...

  • Page 55: Garbled Terminal Display

    Examine the power supply for an exception, as follows: Examine the power supply model. The power supply model HP 12500 2000W AC Power Supply (JF429A) is compatible with the 12910 AC switch. Examine the power cable connections. If a power cable is loose, re-plug the power cable.

  • Page 56: Fan Failure

    During this process, examine the status of the LEDs on the fan tray. Verify that the empty LPU slots and power supply slots are installed with filler panels. If not, install filler panels for them to guarantee good ventilation. If the failure persists, contact HP Support.

  • Page 57: Mpu Failure

    RUN LED is on. If the switch has empty MPU slots, plug the MPU into an empty MPU slot, and verify that the MPU can operate correctly. If the failure persists, contact HP Support. NOTE: On each 12910 AC switch: •...

  • Page 58: Interface Failure

    If the switch has empty card slots, install the card into another slot. If the card can operate correctly, the previous slot is faulty. If the failure persists, contact HP Support. Interface failure The interfaces provided by MPUs and LPUs all have corresponding LEDs. When an interface connected to the network operates correctly, the corresponding LED is on.

  • Page 59: Replacement Procedures

    Replacement procedures CAUTION: When replacing FRUs while the switch is running, be aware of electrical safety hazards. The switch uses a modular, hot-swappable architecture, and supports field replaceable units (FRUs). You can replace any of FRUs when the switch is running. Replacing a power supply WARNING! Strictly follow the procedures shown in...

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    Figure 38 Removing the plastic panel Push the latch at the lower left of the power supply outward, and open the power supply panel. Hold both sides of the power supply to pull the power supply out. Close the power supply panel and push the latch inward.

  • Page 61: Replacing A Card

    WARNING! When replacing a card while the switch is running, be aware of electrical safety hazards. The replacement procedures of the cards on the HP FlexFabric 12900 switches are similar. Before you replace a card, remove all its cables. If no new card is to be installed, install a blank filler panel to ensure adequate ventilation and dust...

  • Page 62: Replacing An Mpu Or Lpu

    Replacing an MPU or LPU The replacement procedures of an MPU are the same as those of an LPU. The following illustrates the replacement of an LPU. To replace an LPU: Prepare an antistatic mat to place the removed LPU. Wear an ESD-preventive wrist strap and make sure it makes good skin contact and is well grounded.

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    Figure 40 Loosening the screws and pulling the ejector levers outward (1) Loosen the captive screw (2) Pull the ejector levers outward Use one hand to slowly move the LPU outward. Supporting the bottom of the LPU with the other hand, pull the LPU out of the slot along slide rails, as shown in Figure...

  • Page 64: Replacing A Switching Fabric Module

    Figure 41 Pulling out an LPU Put the removed LPU on the antistatic mat. Install a new LPU. For the installation procedures, see "Installing FRUs." Replacing a switching fabric module Prepare an antistatic mat to place the removed switching fabric module. Wear an ESD-preventive wrist strap and make sure it makes good skin contact and is well grounded.

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    Press the buttons on the ejector levers and then move the ejector levers outward to separate the switching fabric module from the backplane, as shown in callout 2 on Figure Figure 42 Loosening screw and moving the eject levers outward (1) Loosen the captive screw (2) Press the buttons on the ejector levers (3) Move the ejector levers outwards...

  • Page 66: Replacing A Fan Tray

    When replacing a fan tray while the switch is running, be aware of electrical safety hazards. To avoid bodily injury, do not touch the rotating fans when you replace the fan tray. • To avoid device damage and bodily injury, HP recommends that you have two persons replace a fan • tray.

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    Put on an ESD-preventive wrist strap and make sure the wrist strap makes good skin contact and is well grounded. For more information, see "Installing FRUs." Loosen the captive screws on the fan tray, and pull the fan tray part way out of the chassis, as shown in Figure Figure 44 Pulling out a fan tray...

  • Page 68: Installing A Fan Tray

    Installing a fan tray Wear an ESD-preventive wrist strap and make sure the wrist strap makes good skin contact and is well grounded. For more information, see "Installing FRUs." Unpack the fan tray. Install the fan tray in a correct direction: Align the fan tray with upside on top with the fan tray slot.

  • Page 69: Replacing A Transceiver Module

    Figure 47 Fastening a fan tray Replacing a transceiver module Make sure the optical transceiver modules at the two ends of an optical fiber are the same model. WARNING! When replacing a transceiver module while the switch is running, be aware of electrical safety hazards. •...

  • Page 70: Replacing An Sfp+/qsfp+/qsfp+ To Sfp+ Cable

    Replacing an SFP+/QSFP+/QSFP+ to SFP+ cable When you replace an SFP+/QSFP+/QSFP+ to SFP+ cable, follow these guidelines: • The bend radius of the cable must be at least eight times the cable diameter. If the cable cannot be removed or installed, verify that the removal or installation procedures are •...

  • Page 71: Appendix A Chassis Views And Technical Specifications

    The HP FlexFabric 12900 Switch Series includes only one model: HP FlexFabric 12910 Switch AC Chassis. An HP FlexFabric 12900 switch chassis has an LPU section, power supply section, fan tray section, switching fabric module section, and MPU section. Figure 48 Front and rear views of the 12910 AC...

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    No power supplies are shipped with the chassis. Eight power supply slots are available on a 12910 AC switch. The HP FlexFabric 12900 • Located at the lower part of the front Switch Series uses N + N (dual-line power panel.

  • Page 73: Weights And Dimensions

    Rack height is measured in RUs. One RU is 44.45 mm (1.75 in). To meet the clearance requirement, HP recommends that you use a rack with a depth of 1.2 m (3.94 ft). You must reserve at least 155 mm (6.10 in) of clearance between the front rack post and the front door.

  • Page 74: Module Power Consumption And System Power Consumption

    Table 14 Fan tray weights and dimensions Fan tray Weight Height Width Depth HP FlexFabric 12910 12.4 kg (27.34 423.8 mm 784.3 mm 66.0 mm (2.60 in) Spare Fan Assembly (16.69 in) (30.88 in) Module power consumption and system power...

  • Page 75: Heat Dissipation

    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 HP FlexFabric 12900 switches, see "Module power consumption and system power consumption."...

  • Page 76: Appendix B Frus And Compatibility Matrixes

    MPU is the core of the control management plane for the switch. The 12910 AC switch supports the MPU LSX1SUP10A1. MPUs are ordered separately. An HP FlexFabric 12900 switch requires one MPU for proper operation. You can also install two MPUs for redundancy.

  • Page 77: Switching Fabric Modules

    2000W AC Power Supply is an AC-input, DC-output power supply that provides a maximum DC output power of 2000 W. The HP FlexFabric 12900 switches use N + N (dual-line power supply) or N + 1 (one-line power supply) power redundancy. You can install appropriate number of power supplies according to the power supply mode and system consumption.

  • Page 78: Fan Trays

    12910 fan tray Mounting accessories Before installing the switch to the rack, install slide rails to the rack. You can order an HP X421 A-Series Chassis Universal 4-Post Rack Mounting Kit (JC665A). An HP X421 A-Series Chassis Universal 4-Post Rack Mounting Kit (JC665A) includes cage nuts, screws,...

  • Page 79: Transceiver Modules

    40 km (24.86 miles) Transceiver Table 29 SFP+ cable specifications Product code Description Cable length HP X240 10G SFP+ SFP+ 1.2m Direct Attach JD096C 1.2 m (3.94 ft) Copper Cable HP X240 10G SFP+ SFP+ 3m Direct Attach JD097C 3 m (9.84 ft)

  • Page 80

    Code (μm) distance (nm) (MHz*km) 550 m (1804.46 ft) 50/125 500 m (1640.42 ft) HP X120 1G SFP LC JD118B SX Transceiver 275 m (902.23 ft) 62.5/125 220 m (721.78 ft) 9/125 10 km (6.21 miles) 50/125 550 m (1804.46 ft)

  • Page 81

    9/125 70 km (43.50 miles) Transceiver IMPORTANT: You must use the HP X120 1G SFP LC BX 10-U Transceiver (JD098B) and the HP X120 1G SFP LC BX 10-D Transceiver (JD099B) in pairs. Table 31 QSFP+ module specifications Multimode Maximum...

  • Page 82

    Table 33 QSFP+ to SFP+ cable specifications Product code Description Cable length Remarks HP X240 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ 1m JG329A 1 m (3.28 ft) Direct Attach Copper Splitter Cable Used for connecting a HP X240 40G QSFP+ to 4x10G SFP+ 3m...

  • Page 83: Appendix C Leds

    Appendix C LEDs Table 34 lists the LEDs available for you to monitor the FRU status. Table 34 LEDs at a glance LEDs Chassis LEDs • Power supply LED • Fan tray status LED • MPU LED • Switching fabric module LED •...

  • Page 84: Power Supply Led

    Figure 49 Chassis LEDs (1) Power supply LED (PWR) (2) Fan LED (FAN) (3) MPU LED (MPU) (4) Switching fabric module LED (NPU) (5) LPU LED (LPU) Power supply LED Table 35 Power supply LED description Status Description Green All installed power supplies are operating correctly. At least one power supply is faulty.

  • Page 85: Switching Fabric Module Led

    MPU LED Table 37 MPU LED description State Description Green The installed MPUs are operating correctly. At least one MPU is faulty or is loading software. The switch is not powered on, or the MPU has not started loading software. Switching fabric module LED The NPU LED indicates the operating status of the switching fabric modules.

  • Page 86

    Figure 50 LEDs on an LSX1SUP10A1 MPU (1) Management Ethernet port LED (LINK) (2) Management Ethernet port LED (ACT) (3) Fan LED (4) Power supply status LED (5) Card status LEDs (6) MPU active/standby status LED Management Ethernet port LEDs The MPU has one LINK LED and one ACT LED to indicate the link status and data forwarding status of the management Ethernet port.

  • Page 87: Lpu Leds

    The MPU is faulty. Examine the card LED for an MPU problem. LPU LEDs The HP FlexFabric 12900 switches support SFP+ ports and QSFP+ ports. SFP+ port LED The LPUs provide one SFP+ port LED for each SFP+ port to indicate the link status and data...

  • Page 88: Switching Fabric Module Leds

    Steady on The switching fabric module is starting up. Fan tray status LEDs The fan trays for the HP FlexFabric 12900 switches have one OK LED and one FAIL LED to indicate its operating status. Table 48 Fan tray LED description...

  • Page 89: Power Supply Leds

    The fan tray is not powered on. Power supply LEDs The HP 12500 2000W AC Power Supply (JF429A) for the 12910 AC switch has four LEDs to indicate its operating status. To view the power supply LEDs, you must remove the plastic panel. For more information, see "Replacement...

  • Page 90: Appendix D Cables

    Appendix D Cables This chapter describes cables used for connecting network ports. Table 50 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 Ethernet twisted pair cable...

  • Page 91: Rj-45 Connector

    RJ-45 connector An Ethernet twisted pair cable connects network devices through the RJ-45 connectors at the two ends. Figure 53 shows the pinouts of an RJ-45 connector. Figure 53 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: •...

  • Page 92: Pin Assignments

    Figure 54 Straight-through cable Figure 55 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 52 Table...

  • Page 93: Making An Ethernet Twisted Pair Cable

    An RJ-45 Ethernet interface with MDI/MDIX autosensing enabled can automatically negotiate pin roles. The HP FlexFabric 12900 RJ-45 Ethernet interfaces support MDI/MDIX. By default, MDI/MDIX is enabled on a port. Making an Ethernet twisted pair cable Cut the cable to length with the crimping pliers.

  • Page 94: Optical Fiber

    Cut the top of the wires even with one another. Insert the wires into the RJ-45 end and make sure the wires extend to the front of the RJ-45 end and make good contact with the metal contacts in the RJ-45 end and in the correct order.

  • Page 95: Pigtail Cord

    Patch cords are classified into SC, LC, FC, and so on based on interface type. The length of a patch cord can be 0.5 m (1.64 ft), 1 m (3.28 ft), 2 m (6.56 ft), 3 m (9.84 ft), 5 m (16.40 ft), 10 m (32.81 ft), and so Pigtail cord A pigtail cord is an optical fiber that has an optical connector on one end and a length of exposed fiber on the other.

  • Page 96: Sfp+ Cable

    Never bend or curve a fiber when connecting it. After a fiber is installed well, the bend radius must • be not less than 40 mm (the minimum dynamic bend radius is 20 D, and the minimum static bend radius is 10 D. D indicates the outer diameter of dust caps). •...

  • Page 97: Qsfp+ To Sfp+ Cable

    QSFP+ to SFP+ cable A QSFP+ to SFP+ cable is a cable with one QSFP+ module at one end and four SFP+ modules at the other end. Figure 60 QSFP+ to SFP+ cable (1) QSFP+ connector (2) QSFP+ pull latch (3) SFP+ connector (4) SFP+ pull latch...

  • Page 98: 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 You can affix labels to network cables (twisted-pair cables and optical fibers) and power cables. Labels for network cables A label for network cables is L-shaped with fixed dimensions.

  • Page 99: Generic Labels

    Figure 62 Label for power cables (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 100: 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 101: Affixing A Label To A Power Cable

    Figure 64 Affixing a label Figure 65 shows the affixed labels when the cable is laid vertically and horizontally. Figure 65 Affixed labels 03 12 Affixing a label to a power cable 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 102: Affixing A Generic Label

    Figure 66 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 67 Affixed labels...

  • Page 103: Affixing A Label To A Device

    Figure 68 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 104

    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 105: 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 106

    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. •...

  • Page 107: Engineering Labels For Ac Power Cables

    Engineering labels for AC power cables These labels are affixed to the AC cables that provide power for cabinets and protection grounding cables, including POWER, RTN, and PGND cables. The 220 VAC cables and related PGND and RTN cables are covered with insulating sheath, so the labels only need to contain "AC" and the cabinet number.

  • Page 108

    Figure 73 Example of a device label...

  • Page 109: Appendix F Cabling Recommendations

    Appendix F Cabling recommendations When you mount a 12910 AC switch in a 19-inch standard rack, route network cables through the cable management bracket at the upper part of the front panel. Plan cable routing by using the cable routing lines according to your installation environment and bundle the network cables at the tie-wrap tabs, as shown in Figure...

  • Page 110: General Cabling Requirements

    Figure 75 Routing and bundling power cables on the 12910 AC switch General cabling requirements Minimum curvature radius of cables The curvature radius of an attached power cable, communication cable, or ribbon cable should be • at least five times the cable's outer diameter. If the cable is frequently bent, plugged and unplugged, the curvature radius should be at least seven times the cable's outer diameter.

  • Page 111: Cable Management Guidelines

    Cable management guidelines When you route and bundle up cables, follow these guidelines: • Bind and route the cables neatly inside the rack, and make sure they are not kinked or bent. Figure 76 Correct and incorrect cable binding • The cable bend radius at connectors must be at least 5 times the cable diameter, and must be at least twice the cable diameter away from the connectors.

  • Page 112

    When you bend cables, bind them as shown in Figure 78. To avoid excessive stress causing cable • core break, do not tie up the cables in the bending area. Figure 78 Binding cables where they must be bent Route, bind, and attach excess cables for easy, safe maintenance activities and proper operations. •...

  • Page 113

    Table 59 Tie-binding parameters Cable bundle diameter (mm) Space between bundles (mm) 80 to 150 10 to 30 150 to 200 200 to 300 Do not tie cables or bundles in a knot. • • The metal parts of the crimped cold-pressed terminal blocks (such as air switch) cannot protrude beyond the blocks.

  • Page 114: Appendix G Repackaging The Switch

    Appendix G Repackaging the switch This chapter describes how to repackage the switch chassis, power supply, card, power cable bracket, and plastic panel. Removing cables from the switch Before repackaging the switch, remove all cables such as the power cable, console cable, twisted pair, optical fiber, and grounding cable from the switch.

  • Page 115: Removing The Twisted Pair And Optical Fiber

    Figure 80 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 and optical fiber You must remove twisted pairs and optical fibers from all 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 116: Repackaging The Power Supply

    Put the packed card into the box, and tape the flaps of the box with packing tape. NOTE: Every HP FlexFabric 12900 switch provides filler panels for all card slots except the slot with the smallest number for each type of card.

  • Page 117: Removing The Power Cable Bracket

    To remove the chassis from the rack: Prepare the wooden pallet base, carton, and packing bag of the chassis. Make sure they are clean, dry, and not damaged. Put the wooden pallet base to a proper place. As shown in callout 1 in Figure 81, use a Phillips screwdriver to loosen the screws that attach the mounting brackets to the rack.

  • Page 118: Repackaging The Switch Chassis

    Figure 82 Removing the power cable bracket (1) Loosen the screws that attach the power cable bracket to the chassis (2) Remove the power cable bracket Put the power cable bracket into the bag. Put the packed power cable bracket into the box. Repackaging the switch chassis Align the rear end of the chassis to the silkscreen frame on the wooden pallet base as shown in callout 1 of...

  • Page 119

    Figure 83 Repackaging the switch chassis (1) Wooden pallet base (2) L-type bracket (3) Location for the packed plastic panel Cover the chassis with the packing bag from the top down, and then tape the bag to the plastic cover of pallet base. Put the packed plastic panel at the front of the pallet base, as shown in callout 3 of Figure Cover the foam cushion to the chassis top, and make sure the mounting brackets seat into the...

  • Page 120: 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 121: 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 122

    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 123: Index

    Index A C D E F G H I L M N O P R S T V W Garbled terminal display,49 General safety recommendations,1 Accessory kits,9 Generic labels,93 Affixing a generic label,96 Grounding,4 Affixing a label to a device,97 Grounding the switch through the PE wire of an AC Affixing a label to a network cable,94...

  • Page 124

    Replacing an MPU or LPU,56 Replacing an SFP+/QSFP+/QSFP+ to SFP+ cable,64 Patch cord,88 Replacing an SFP+/SFP/QSFP+ module,63 Pigtail cord,89 RJ-45 connector,85 assignments,86 Planning IRF fabric size and the installation site,34 Planning IRF topology and connections,35 Setting terminal parameters,39 Power,4 Setting up the configuration environment,38 Power supply LED,78...

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