Installing the HP 5400 zl Switches
Example Network Topologies
Use as an Edge Switch
Figure 2-18. Edge switch configuration
When your network expands and the users need to access resources beyond
the edge of the local network, the 5400 zl switches are excellent platforms for
that expansion. With the flexibility of 6 slots, the high port count 10/100/1000-
T zl Modules for local connections, and the availability of Gigabit speeds on
both copper and fiber cables, the 5400 zl switches can provide that access
beyond the edge for a high number of network users.
In the above illustration, two 5406 zl switches are connected to an HP Routing
Switch 9308, which can serve as a campus backbone or core switch.
The 1000 Mbps fiber-optic connections between the two 5406 zl switches and
the Routing Switch 9308 is by way of Gigabit-LX transceivers installed in
the transceiver port on the 20 port Gig-T plus 4 mini-GBIC zl Module in the
5406 zl switches and Gigabit-LX ports on the Routing Switch 9308. With the
Gigabit-LX connections, the distance between the 5406 zl switches and the
Routing Switch 9308 can be up to ten kilometers.
The connections are trunked, through a configuration change on the 5406 zl
switch, to provide redundancy and load sharing for higher bandwidth.
Routing Switch 9308