Use Telnet, web, or SNMP to access the IRF fabric from the network management station. (See HP
A5500 HI Switch Series Fundamentals Configuration Guide.)
Check that you can manage all member switches as if they were one node.
Display the running status of the IRF fabric by using the commands in
Table 7 Displaying and maintaining IRF configuration and running status
Display information about the IRF fabric
Display all members' configurations that take
effect after switch reboots
Display topology information about the IRF
To avoid IP address collision and network problems, configure at least one multi-active detection (MAD)
mechanism to detect the presence of multiple identical IRF fabrics and handle collisions. For more
information about MAD detection, see
Use the command...
display irf configuration
display irf topology
HP A5500 HI Switch Series IRF Configuration Guide