ProCurve 5400zl Switches ProCurve Series 6120 Blade Switches Installation and Getting Started Guide Installation and Getting Started Guide...
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Introducing the Switch ..........1 HP ProCurve 6120G/XG Blade Switch ......1 HP ProCurve 6120XG Blade Switch .
Diagnosing the 6120G/XG with the LEDs ......24 Diagnostic Tips: ..........25 Diagnosing the 6120XG with the LEDs .
Straight-Through Twisted-Pair Cable for 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps Network Connections ..... . . 42 Cable Diagram ......... . . 42 Pin Assignments .
ProCurve switch CLI or web GUI. This port is disabled by default in the ProCurve switch factory default configuration. The 6120G/XG is perfectly suited for data centers in transition where a mix of 1Gb and 10Gb network connections are required. The 6120G/XG blade switch provides consistency and...
Introducing the Switch Table 1. This product supports optional network connectivity with the following speeds and technologies: Speed Technology Cabling Transceiver form-factor and connector SFP (mini-GBIC) Connector Connector 1-Gbps 1000-SX Fiber (multimode) 1000-LX Fiber (multimode or single mode) 1000-T Copper (twisted- RJ-45 pair) 10-Gbps...
Introducing the Switch ➎ ➍ ➊ ➋ ➌ ➏ ➐ ➑ ➒ ➓ Figure 3. Switch LEDs Item LED Description Status Switch locator (UID) Blue = Switch ID selected Off = Switch ID not selected Switch status (health) Green = Normal operation Amber = Fault Off = Power off C1 port status...
Introducing the Switch HP ProCurve 6120XG Blade Switch The HP ProCurve 6120XG Blade Switch is a blade switch for the HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosures. The 6120XG Blade Switch supports advanced Layer two switching. This switch can be used to build high speed switched networks between servers in the data center. Figure 4.
Introducing the Switch Table 2. This product supports optional network connectivity with the following speeds and technologies: Speed Technology Cabling Transceiver form-factor and connector SFP (mini-GBIC) SFP+ Connector Connector 1-Gbps 1000-SX Fiber (multimode) 1000-LX Fiber (multimode or single mode) 1000-T Copper (twisted- RJ-45 pair)
Introducing the Switch ➒ ➎ ➑ ➓ ➊ ➋ ➌ ➏ ➐ ➍ Figure 5. Blade Switch components Item Description Port 17 (10GBASE-CX4) Console Port (USB 2.0 mini-AB connector) Clear button Port 17 SFP+ (10-GbE) slot Port 18 SFP+ (10-GbE) slot Port 19 SFP+ (10-GbE) slot Port 20 SFP+ (10-GbE) slot Port 21 SFP+ (10-GbE) slot...
Introducing the Switch ➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎ ➏ ➓ ➒ ➑ ➐ Figure 6. Switch LEDs Item LED Description Status Switch locator (UID) Blue = Switch ID selected Off = Switch ID not selected Switch status (health) Green = Normal operation Amber = Fault Off = Power off Port 17 status...
Pre-Installation Planning Pre-Installation Planning Before beginning installation complete the following tasks: ■ It is recommended the firmware revisions on all ProCurve Blade Switches are at the same revision level. Some versions of the firmware might not be compatible. ■ Determine which mezzanine cards, HBAs, and interconnect Switches are going to be used and where they will be installed in the enclosure.
To avoid connectivity loss, do not install different types of Blade Switches in interconnect bays connected to the same server blade mezzanine card. Do not mix the 6120XG or the 6120G/XG Blade Switch with any non-Ethernet switches, ■ (for example, a Virtual Connect Fibre Channel switch) in interconnect bays connected to the same server blade mezzanine card because this action generates an enclosure elec- tronic keying error.
Switch Installation Prepare the Blade Switch for installation. Install the Blade Switch into the interconnect bay. If the enclosure configuration includes more than one Blade Switch, install the other Blade Switches now. Connect the data center network cables to any Blade Switch port not being used. N o t e The 1000BASE-SFP, 10GBASE-XFP, and 10-GbE SFP+ ports can be used to connect to the data center if they are populated with a supported pluggable SFP, XFP, or SFP+ optical transceiver.
Switch Installation Accessing the Blade Switch from the HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator These instructions assume that you have already set up the HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator (OA) using the First Time Setup Wizard. See the HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator User Guide for details on OA setup. For information on OA command line interface (CLI) commands, see the HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator Command Line Interface User Guide.
Download the USB driver onto the PC. To find the driver: Go to www.hp.com/#Support. b. Click the “Download drivers and software” radio button. Enter “6120XG” or “6120G/XG” in the text box and click “Go”. d. Click the link for your operating system. Download the Utilities package.
Switch Installation Connect the standard end of the supplied USB console cable to a workstation or laptop computer. The computer will recognize the presence of a new USB device and load the driver for it. Using a terminal program (such as HyperTerminal or TeraTerm), open a connection to the USB port.
Switch Installation Installing a mini-GBIC, SFP+ or XFP transceiver Remove the dust cap and save it for future use. Install the transceiver with the label side up. Ensure the latch is closed and the transceiver is fully seated. Figure 8. Inserting a transceiver Removing a mini-GBIC N o t e Removing and installing a transceiver can shorten the useful life.
For example connecting to the RJ-45 ports on the 6120G/XG and cabling to the RJ-45 ports on the Top of rack switch. Then by connecting the mini-GBIC fiber connections from one switch to the other multiple paths can be made through which data can pass.
Installing the Blade Switches in adjacent interconnect bays (as shown in Figure 8) allows for the opportunity to enable the ISL(s). The 6120G/XG has one ISL and the 6120XG has two ISLs. When enabled the ISL provides switch to switch connections, such as Ethernet crosslink ports between matching switches.
Switch Installation Gigabit fiber cable Gigabit fiber cable ProCurve Switch 6600 ProCurve Switch 6600 Servers Servers Servers Servers Figure 12. Example Data Center Topology...
Getting Started With Switch Configuration Getting Started With Switch Configuration This section is a guide for using the console Switch Setup screen to quickly assign an IP (Internet Protocol) address and subnet mask to the switch, set a Manager password, and, optionally, configure other basic features.
The CLI prompt appears displaying the switch model number, for example: ProCurve Switch 6120G/XG# At the prompt, enter the setup command to display the Switch Setup screen. The following illustration shows the Setup screen with the default settings.
Default setting recommended. Spanning Tree Enabled No (for the Default setting recommended unless STP is already running on your 6120G/XG) network or the switch will be used in complex network topologies. Default Gateway blank Optional; Enter the IP address of the next-hop gateway node if network traffic needs to be able to reach off-subnet destinations.
You will see the copyright page and the message “Press any key to continue”. Press a key, and you will then see the switch console command (CLI) prompt, for example: ProCurve Switch 6120G/XG# Enter help or ? to see a list of commands that can be executed at the prompt. Entering any command followed by help provides more detailed context help information about the command.
Troubleshooting The following illustration shows a typical web browser interface screen. For more information on using the web browser interface, see the Management and Configuration Guide for the Series 6120 Switches, which is on the ProCurve Web site at www.hp.com/go/bladesystem/documentation. An extensive help system is also available for the web browser interface.
Basic Troubleshooting Tips Basic Troubleshooting Tips Most problems are caused by the following situations. Check for these items first when starting your troubleshooting: ■ Connecting to devices that have a fixed full-duplex configuration. The RJ-45 ports are configured as “Auto”. That is, when connecting to attached devices, the switch will operate in one of two ways to determine the link speed and the communication mode (half duplex or full duplex): •...
Basic Troubleshooting Tips Check the port configuration. A port on your switch may not be operating as you expect ■ because it has been put into a “blocking” state by Spanning Tree, GVRP (automatic VLANs), or LACP (automatic trunking). (Note the normal operation of the Spanning Tree, GVRP, and LACP features may put the port in a blocking state.) Or, the port just may have been configured as disabled through software.
Diagnosing the 6120G/XG with the LEDs Diagnosing the 6120G/XG with the LEDs Table 3 shows LED patterns on the switch blade that indicate problem conditions. Check in the table for the LED pattern you see on your switch. Refer to the corresponding diagnostic tip on the next few pages.
Diagnosing the 6120G/XG with the LEDs Problem Solution ➌ The network connection is not Try the following procedures: working properly. • Verify the transceiver is of a supported type. • Verify the OA port configurations for the downlink ports to the server are correct.
Diagnosing the 6120XG with the LEDs Diagnosing the 6120XG with the LEDs Table 5 shows LED patterns on the switch blade that indicate problem conditions. Check in the table for the LED pattern you see on your switch. Refer to the corresponding diagnostic tip on the next few pages. Table 5 LED Error Indicators LED Pattern Indicating Problems...
Diagnosing the 6120XG with the LEDs Problem Solution ➌ The network connection is not Try the following procedures: working properly. • Verify the transceiver is of a supported type. • Verify the OA port configurations for the downlink ports to the server are correct. •...
Proactive Networking Proactive Networking The ProCurve Blade Switches have built-in management capabilities that proactively help you manage your network including: finding and helping you fix the most common network error conditions (for example, faulty ■ network cabling, and non-standard network topologies) ■...
Hardware Diagnostic Tests All green for one second ■ ■ All off except for the Health LED and any activity LEDs. See “Diagnosing With the LEDs” on page 25 for information on interpreting the LED patterns and LED behaviors. Checking Console Messages Useful diagnostic messages may be displayed on the console screen when the switch is reset.
Restoring the Factory Default Configuration Restoring the Factory Default Configuration As part of your troubleshooting process on the switch, it may become necessary to return the switch configuration to the factory default settings. This process momentarily interrupts the switch operation, clears any passwords, clears the console event log, resets the network counters to zero, performs a complete self test, and reboots the switch into its factory default configuration including deleting the IP address, if one is configured.
Restoring the Factory Default Configuration Switch system maintenance switch Switch Default Function On = Boot to ROM Reserved Reserved Reserved Normal operation is off. The Switch system maintenance switch is used for redirecting the switch to boot either to ROM prompt or boot to the system image.
Since the xmodem download will not work on the 6120XG or the 6120G/XG switch, this is the mechanism to use in case both images are not bootable. Required user action is highlighted.
“Go”. HP Customer Support Services If you are still having trouble with your switch, Hewlett-Packard offers support 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the use of a number of automated electronic services. See the Customer Support/Warranty booklet that came with your switch for information on how to use these services to get technical support.
HP Customer Support Services Before Calling Support Before calling your contacting Support, to make the support process most efficient, you first should have retrieved the following information: • Product identification, including product serial number, product name and number, and include any XFPs and mini-GBICs. •...
Specifications Specifications Physical 6120G/XG 6120XG Width: 92.79 mm (7.5 in) 92.79 mm (7.5 in) Depth: 267.7 mm (10.5 in) 267.7 mm (10.5 in) Height: 27.94 mm (1.1 in) 27.94 mm (1.1 in) Weight: 1.27 kg (2.8 lbs) 1.27 kg (2.8 lbs)
Specifications Lasers The following products are Class 1 Laser Products. Laser Klasse 1: The SFP SR transceiver ■ ■ The SFP LR transceiver ■ The XFP transceivers ■ The SFP+ SR transceiver The SFP+ LR transceiver ■ The transceivers comply with IEC 60825. Table 6.
Cabling and Technology Information Cabling and Technology Information This section includes network cable information for cables that should be used with the Switch, including minimum pin-out information and specifications for twisted-pair cables. N o t e Incorrectly wired cabling is the most common cause of problems for LAN communications. ProCurve recommends that you work with a qualified LAN cable installer for assistance with your cabling requirements.
Cabling and Technology Information Technology distance specifications Table 8. Technology distance specifications Technology Supported cable type Multimode fiber Supported distances modal bandwidth 1000-T twisted-pair copper up to 100 meters 1000-SX multimode fiber 160 MHz*km 2 - 220 meters 200 MHz*km 2 - 275 meters 400 MHz*km 2 - 500 meters...
Cabling and Technology Information If you connect the patch cord directly to the network cabling, you may need to install a female- to-female adapter to allow the cables to be connected together. Gigabit-LX port To network multimode Mode Conditioning cabling Patch Cord Single mode section plugs into Tx The multimode cable in the patch cord...
Cabling and Technology Information Straight-Through Twisted-Pair Cable for 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps Network Connections Because of the HP Auto-MDIX operation of the 10/100 ports on the switch, for all network connections, to PCs, servers or other end nodes, or to hubs or other switches, you can use straight-through cables.
Cabling and Technology Information Crossover Twisted-Pair Cable for 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps Network Connection The HP Auto-MDIX operation of the 10/100 ports on the switch also allows you to use crossover cables for all network connections, to PCs, servers or other end nodes, or to hubs or other switches.
Cabling and Technology Information Straight-Through Twisted-Pair Cable for 1000 Mbps Network Connections 1000Base-T connections require that all four pairs or wires be connected. Cable Diagram N o t e Pins 1 and 2 on connector “A” must be wired as a twisted pair to pins 1 and 2 on connector “B”. Pins 3 and 6 on connector “A”...
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