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HP FlexFabric 7900 Switch Series
Installation Guide
Part number: 5998-4299
Document version: 5W100-20131203

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  • Page 1 HP FlexFabric 7900 Switch Series Installation Guide Part number: 5998-4299 Document version: 5W100-20131203...
  • Page 2 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   Examining the installation site ········································································································································· 1   Temperature and humidity ······································································································································· 2   Cleanness ·································································································································································· 2   EMI ············································································································································································· 2   Laser safety ································································································································································ 3   Installation tools ································································································································································· 3  ...
  • Page 4 Fan tray failure ······························································································································································· 35   LPU failure ······································································································································································· 35   Interface failure ······························································································································································· 36   Support and other resources ····································································································································· 37   Contacting HP ································································································································································ 37   Subscription service ·············································································································································· 37   Related information ························································································································································ 37   Documents ······························································································································································ 37  ...
  • Page 5 Index ··········································································································································································· 53  ...
  • Page 6: Preparing For Installation

    HP FlexFabric 7904 Switch Chassis HP 7904 For regulatory identification purposes, the HP FlexFabric 7904 Switch Chassis is assigned a regulatory model number (RMN) BJNGA-AC0012. This regulatory number should not be confused with the marketing name HP FlexFabric 7904, or product code JG682A.
  • Page 7: Temperature And Humidity

    Identify the airflow designs of neighboring devices, and prevent hot air flowing out of the bottom • device from entering the top device. The rack or workbench is sturdy enough to support the switch and its accessories. • The rack or workbench is correctly grounded. •...
  • Page 8: Laser Safety

    Capacitive coupling • • Inductive coupling Radiative coupling • Common impedance coupling • • Conductive coupling To prevent EMI, take the following actions: • If AC power is used, use a single-phase three-wire power receptacle with protection earth (PE) to filter interference from the power grid.
  • Page 9: Installing The Switch

    Figure 1 Hardware installation flow Installing the switch in a 19-inch rack Mounting bracket and cable management bracket kit The HP 7904 switch comes with a pair of mounting brackets and a cable management bracket attached together. You can detach them as required.
  • Page 10: Rack Mounting Rail Kit

    Figure 3 Rack mounting rail kit (1) Chassis rail (2) Slide rail Rack-mounting procedures at a glance You can install the HP 7904 switch in a 19-inch rack using the mounting bracket and rack mounting rail kit as described in Figure Figure 4 Rack-mounting procedure...
  • Page 11: Attaching The Mounting Brackets, Chassis Rails, And Grounding Cable To The Chassis

    590 mm (23.23 in) to 980 mm (38.58 in), and the distance from the front post to the rear door is no less than 830 mm (32.68 in). If a rack shelf is available, you can put the HP 7904 switch on the rack shelf, slide the switch to an •...
  • Page 12 Connecting the grounding cable to the chassis CAUTION: The primary grounding point and auxiliary grounding point are located on the left side panel. If you use one of these grounding points, you must connect the grounding cable to the grounding point before you mount the switch in the rack.
  • Page 13: Rack-Mounting The Switch

    Figure 7 Attaching the mounting brackets, and chassis rails to the chassis (network port side mounting position) Rack-mounting the switch Attaching the slide rails to the rack Determine the rack attachment position for the slide rails. Install cage nuts (user-supplied) in the mounting holes in the rack posts. Align the screw holes in one slide rail with the cage nuts in the rack post on one side, and use screws (user supplied) to attach the slide rail to the rack, as shown in Figure...
  • Page 14 Mounting the switch in the rack This task requires two people. To mount the switch in the rack: Wear an ESD wrist strap and make sure it makes good skin contact and is correctly grounded. Verify that the mounting brackets and chassis rails have been securely attached to the switch chassis.
  • Page 15: Grounding The Switch

    Figure 10 Mounting the switch in the rack (2) Grounding the switch WARNING! Correctly connecting the switch grounding cable is crucial to lightning protection and EMI protection. The power input end of the switch has a noise filter, whose central ground is directly connected to the chassis to form the chassis ground (commonly known as PGND).
  • Page 16: Grounding The Switch By Using The Pe Wire Of An Ac Power Cord

    Remove the hex nut of a grounding post on the grounding strip. Attach the ring terminal at the other end of the grounding cable to the grounding strip through the grounding post, and fasten the ring terminal with the removed hex nut. Figure 11 Connecting the grounding cable to a grounding strip (1) Hex nut (2) Ring terminal...
  • Page 17: Installing/Removing A Fan Tray

    Figure 12 Grounding through the PE wire of the AC power cord NOTE: To guarantee the grounding effect, HP recommends that you use the grounding cable provided with the switch to connect to the grounding strip in the equipment room.
  • Page 18: Removing A Fan Tray

    Holding the fan tray with both hands with the upside (marked with a "TOP" sign) up, gently push the fan tray into the slot along the guide rails until the fan tray completely seats into the slot. See callout 3 in Figure Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten the captive screws on the fan tray to make sure the fan tray is fully seated in the slot.
  • Page 19: Installing/Removing A Power Supply

    The HP 7904 Switch provides two power supply slots. You can install one or two power supplies as required. For more information about the power supplies available for the HP FlexFabric 7900 Switch Series, see "Appendix B FRUs and compatibility...
  • Page 20 Figure 16 Installing a power supply If a blank panel is installed in the power supply slot, remove the blank panel before installing the power supply. Thread a flat-blade screwdriver through the power supply handle and pull out the blank panel gently as shown in Figure Figure 17 Removing a blank panel...
  • Page 21: Removing A Power Supply

    NOTE: To ensure good ventilation, install blank panels to the empty power supply slot. Removing a power supply Wear an ESD wrist strap and make sure it makes good skin contact and is correctly grounded. Release the cable tie securing the power cable to the handle and remove the power cord from the power supply.
  • Page 22: Installing/Removing An Lpu

    Do not touch the surface-mounted components directly with your hands when installing or removing an LPU. The HP 7904 switch comes with blank panels installed in all LPU slots except slot 1. For LPUs available for the HP FlexFabric 7900 Switch Series, see "Appendix B FRUs and compatibility...
  • Page 23: Removing An Lpu

    Figure 20 Installing an LPU (1) LPU-pushing direction (2) Ejector lever-pushing direction (3) Screw-tightening direction Removing an LPU Wear an ESD wrist strap and make sure it makes good skin contact and is correctly grounded. Use a Phillips screwdriver to completely loosen the captive screws at both sides of the LPU. Pull the ejector levers at both sides of the LPU outward, and pull the LPU along the guide rails until it completely comes out of the switch chassis.
  • Page 24 The grounding cable is securely connected. • • The correct power source is used. The power cords are correctly connected. •...
  • Page 25: Accessing The Switch For The First Time

    Accessing the switch for the first time Setting up the configuration environment The first time you access the switch you must use a console cable to connect a console terminal, for example, a PC, to the console port on the switch, as shown in Figure Figure 22 Connecting the console port to a terminal Connecting the console cable...
  • Page 26: Setting Terminal Parameters

    To connect a terminal, for example, a PC, to the switch: Plug the DB-9 female connector of the console cable to the serial port of the PC. Connect the RJ-45 connector to the console port of the switch. NOTE: Identify the mark on the console port and make sure you are connecting to the correct port. Setting terminal parameters To configure and manage the switch, you must run a terminal emulator program on the console terminal.
  • Page 27 Figure 25 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. Figure 26 Setting the serial port parameters...
  • Page 28 Select File > Properties in the HyperTerminal window. Figure 27 HyperTerminal window On the Settings tab, set the emulation to VT100 and click OK. Figure 28 Setting terminal emulation in Switch Properties dialog box...
  • Page 29: Powering On The Switch

    Powering on the switch Before powering on the switch, confirm the following: • The switch has been securely mounted. All the cards have been correctly installed. • The unused slots have been installed with blank panels. • All the network cables, fibers, power cables, and grounding cables have been correctly connected. •...
  • Page 30: Configuring The Basic Access Function

    For more information about login methods, see HP FlexFabric 7900 Switch Series Fundamentals Configuration Guide. Configuring the basic access function The switch can perform basic data forwarding immediately after it is plugged into a network. To...
  • Page 31: Verifying The Network Configuration

    # Assign port Ten-GigabitEthernet 1/0/1 to VLAN 10. [Sysname-vlan10] port ten-gigabitethernet 1/0/1 [Sysname-vlan10] quit For more information about these features, see HP FlexFabric 7900 Switch Series Configuration Guides. Verifying the network configuration To verify the software version and network configuration, perform display commands in any view.
  • Page 32: Testing Connectivity

    "Appendix C Ports and LEDs." 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 7900 Switch Series Command References.
  • Page 33: Setting Up An Irf Fabric

    Setting up an IRF fabric You can use HP Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) technology to connect and virtualize multiple switches into a large virtual switch called an "IRF fabric" for flattened network topology, and high availability, scalability, and manageability. IRF fabric setup flowchart...
  • Page 34: Planning Irf Fabric Setup

    You can affect the election result by assigning a high member priority to the intended master switch. For more information about master election, see HP FlexFabric 7900 Switch Series IRF Configuration Guide. Prepare an IRF member ID assignment scheme. An IRF fabric uses member IDs to uniquely identify and manage its members, and you must assign each IRF member switch a unique member ID.
  • Page 35 When connecting two neighboring IRF member switches, you must connect the physical ports of IRF-port 1 on one switch to the physical ports of IRF-port 2 on the other switch. You can create an IRF fabric in daisy chain topology or more reliable ring topology. In ring topology, the failure of one IRF link does not cause the IRF fabric to split as in daisy chain topology.
  • Page 36: Determining Physical Irf Ports On The Member Switches

    The following subsections use QSFP+ cables and QSFP+ transceiver modules and fibers as examples to describe several IRF connection schemes. All these schemes use a ring topology. HP recommends that you connect IRF member switches using a ring topology.
  • Page 37: Configuring Basic Irf Settings

    Configuring basic IRF settings After you install the IRF member switches, power on the switches, and log in to each IRF member switch (see HP FlexFabric 7900 Switch Series Fundamentals Configuration Guide) to configure their member IDs, member priorities, and IRF port bindings.
  • Page 38: Connecting The Physical Irf Ports

    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, Web, or SNMP to access the IRF fabric from the network management station. (See HP FlexFabric 7900 Switch Series Fundamentals Configuration Guide.) Verify that you can manage all member switches as if they were one node.
  • Page 39: Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    Use display commands to examine the configuration for configuration errors or examine statistics for exceptions. If any configuration error is found, re-configure the switch or restore the factory-default settings. For more information, see HP FlexFabric 7900 Switch Series Fundamentals Configuration Guide.
  • Page 40: Power Supply Failure

    Parity—none • • Stop bits—1 Flow control—none • Power supply failure When a power supply is operating correctly, its input and output LEDs are steady green. When its input or output LED is red, the power supply is faulty. To troubleshoot the power supply: Verify that the power supply model is as required.
  • Page 41: Interface Failure

    Calculate the total power consumption, and make sure the power supplies can provide enough power. For more information, see "Appendix A Chassis views and technical specifications." Verify that the LPU is fully seated by removing and reinstalling the LPU. For more information about installing an LPU, see "Installing/removing an LPU."...
  • Page 42: 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 43: 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 44 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 45: Appendix A Chassis Views And Technical Specifications

    The HP FlexFabric 7900 Switch Series includes only one model: HP FlexFabric 7904 Switch Chassis. An HP 7904 switch has an MPU section, an LPU section, a power supply section, and a fan tray section. The MPU is built into the switch. The LPUs, fan trays, and power supplies are field replaceable unit (FRUs) Unless otherwise stated, an LPU is referred to as a "card"...
  • Page 46: Hardware Specifications

    (5) USB port NOTE: There are two power supply slots on the rear panel of the HP 7904 chassis. The switch comes with the • power supply slots empty. Filler panels are included in the accessory kit. You can install one or two power supplies.
  • Page 47: Chassis Dimensions And Rack Clearance Requirements

    Table 7 Weight Item Model Net weight Chassis HP 7904 15.5 kg (34.17 lb) LSV1QGS12SA1 2.5 kg (5.51 lb) • Back-to-front airflow fan tray (JG839A) Fan tray 0.9 kg (1.98 lb) • Front-to-back airflow fan tray (JG684A) Power supply PSR1800-56A 1.6 kg (3.53 lb)
  • Page 48: Module Power Consumption And System Power Consumption

    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 7900 switch series, see "Module power consumption and system power...
  • Page 49: Environmental Specifications

    Sound pressure level when the fan Model temperature tray operates at full speed HP 7904 (two fan trays) 59.8 dB 76.3 dB NOTE: The sound pressure levels are measured according to the method specified in ISO 7779 at the bystander position.
  • Page 50 When a front-to-back airflow fan tray (JG684A) is used, ambient air flows in through the air vents • in the port-side panel, circulates through the chassis and the power supplies, and exhausts through the air vents in the fan tray panel and the power supply panels, as shown in Figure Figure 40 Airflow through the switch chassis with the back-to-front airflow fan tray (JG839A) (1) Power supply air vents...
  • Page 51: Appendix B Frus And Compatibility Matrixes

    AC-input, DC-output power supply that provides a maximum DC output power of 1800 W. The HP 7904 switch supports 1 + 1 power redundancy. You can install appropriate number of power supplies according to the power supply mode and system power consumption. Make sure the total maximum output power of the ordered power supplies is greater than the system power consumption.
  • Page 52: Fan Trays

    Table 17 describes the specifications of fan trays used by the HP 7904 switch. For more information about the fan tray features and specifications, see HP FlexFabric 7904 Fan Trays (JG839A & JG684A) User Guide. Table 17 Fan tray specifications...
  • Page 53 Table 20 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 54: Appendix C Ports And Leds

    PC running terminal emulation program. Management Ethernet port The HP 7904 switch has one management Ethernet port. You can connect this port to a PC or management station for loading and debugging software or remote management. Table 22 Management Ethernet port specifications...
  • Page 55: Leds

    The LED restores to the previous state when you execute the undo flashing beacon command. Flashing green NOTE: For more information about the flashing beacon command, see HP FlexFabric 7900 Switch Series IRF Command Reference. Fan status LED The fan status LED (FAN) shows the fan tray operating status.
  • Page 56: Management Ethernet Port Leds

    Table 26 LPU status LED description Status Description Steady green The LPU is starting. Flashing green The LPU is operating correctly. SLOT Flashing red The LPU is faulty. The LPU is powered off. Management Ethernet port LEDs A management Ethernet port has one LINK LED and one ACT LED to show its link and data transmission status.
  • Page 57 Table 29 Power supply LED description Status Description Steady green Power input is normal. AC OK No power is being input or the power supply has an input problem. Steady green Power output is normal. DC OK Steady red The power supply has an output problem. No power is being output.
  • Page 58 LPUs,46 Connecting the console cable,20 Connecting the physical IRF ports,33 Other specifications,44 Connecting the power cord,16 Connecting the switch to the network,26 Contacting HP,37 Planning IRF fabric setup,29 Conventions,38 Ports,49 Cooling system,44 Power supplies,46 Power supply failure,35 Powering on the...

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