Setting up an IRF fabric
You can use HP Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) technology to connect and virtualize A5500 HI
switches into a virtual switch called an "IRF fabric" or "IRF virtual device" for flattened network topology,
and high availability, scalability, and manageability.
To set up IRF connection between A5500 HI switches, you must use 10-Gigabit ports.
IRF fabric setup flowchart
Figure 33 IRF fabric setup flowchart
To set up an IRF fabric: