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HP 6125XLG Blade Switch
Installation Guide
Part number: 5998-3713
Document version: 6W101-20131112


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  • Page 1: Installation Guide

    HP 6125XLG Blade Switch Installation Guide Part number: 5998-3713 Document version: 6W101-20131112...

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    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WITH REGARD TO THIS MATERIAL, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Installing the blade switch ··········································································································································· 1   Preparing for installation ·················································································································································· 1   Installing and removing the blade switch ······················································································································· 1   Installing the blade switch ······································································································································· 1   Removing the blade switch ······································································································································ 3   Connecting the blade switch to the network ·················································································································· 3  ...

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    Console port ·························································································································································· 23   SFP+ port ································································································································································ 24   QSFP+ port ···························································································································································· 25   Cables ············································································································································································· 26   Fiber connector ······················································································································································ 26   SFP+ cable ····························································································································································· 27   QSFP+ cable ·························································································································································· 27   QSFP+ to SFP+ cable ············································································································································ 28  ...

  • Page 5: Installing The Blade Switch

    Installing the blade switch The HP 6125XLG switches can be installed into the HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure. The installation position in the enclosure in this document is only for illustration. For more information, see HP BladeSystem Enclosure Setup and Installation Guide.

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    Press the release tab (see callout 1 in Figure 1) and then pull the ejector lever to the open position (see callout 2 in Figure Figure 1 Opening the ejector lever Slide the blade switch into the interconnect bay (see callout 1 in Figure 2) until it touches the backplane.

  • Page 7: Removing The Blade Switch

    Removing the blade switch Wear an ESD-preventive wrist strap and make sure it makes good skin contact and is well grounded. Press the release tab to open the ejector lever. Pull the ejector lever outwards slowly to take out the blade switch. Connecting the blade switch to the network Precautions Make sure the fiber connector and fiber type match the transceiver module type.

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    For more information about LED status, see "LEDs." After you connect the blade switch to the network, use the ping or tracert command to test network connectivity. For more information about these two commands, see HP 6125XLG Blade Switch Network Management and Monitoring Command Reference.

  • Page 9: Accessing The Blade Switch For The First Time

    Accessing the blade switch for the first time You can access the blade switch either by logging in through the OA module or through the console port. Logging in through the OA module To log in to the blade switch through the HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator (OA) module: Use a serial cable to connect the terminal (for example, a PC) to the serial port of the OA module.

  • Page 10: Setting Up The Configuration Environment

    Setting up the configuration environment To connect a terminal, for example, a PC, to the blade switch: Plug the DB-9 female connector of the console cable to the serial port of the PC. Plug the RJ-45 connector of the console cable to the console port of the blade switch. IMPORTANT: Identify the mark on the console port and make sure that you are connecting to the correct port.

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    Figure 7 Connection description Select the serial port to be used from the Connect using list, and click OK. Figure 8 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, or click Restore Defaults.

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    Figure 9 Setting the serial port parameters Select File > Properties in the HyperTerminal window. Figure 10 HyperTerminal window On the Settings tab, set the emulation to VT100, and click OK.

  • Page 13: Configuring The Blade Switch

    You can configure authentication on a user interface to control access to the switch. Table 1 describes the Telnet login authentication methods available for a VTY user interface. For more information about login authentication methods, see HP 6125XLG Blade Switch Fundamentals Configuration Guide.

  • Page 14: Configuring The Basic Network Settings

    Configuring the basic network settings An HP 6125XLG blade switch without any configuration will continuously attempt to obtain an IP address via DHCP and then download a configuration file based on DHCP options 67 and 150. To use the auto-configuration feature, see HP 6125XLG Blade Switch Fundamentals Configuration Guide.

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    [Sysname] interface vlan-interface 1 # Assign an IP address, for example,, to VLAN-interface 1. [Sysname-Vlan-interface1] ip address 24 [Sysname-Vlan-interface1] quit Configure a static route: # Configure a static route, with the destination IP address and the next hop IP address

  • Page 16: Setting Up An Irf Fabric

    Setting up an IRF fabric You can use HP Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) technology to connect and virtualize HP 6125XLG blade switches into a virtual switch called an "IRF fabric" or "IRF virtual device" for flattened network topology, and high availability, scalability, and manageability.

  • Page 17: Identifying Physical Irf Ports On The Member Switches

    On the switch, the SFP+ ports, and QSFP+ ports can be used for IRF connection. When two 6125XLG switches are plugged into adjacent (side-by-side) interconnect bays of the c7000, the internal 10-GE cross connect ports between those adjacent 6125XLG can be used for an IRF connection as well.

  • Page 18: Connecting The Physical Irf Ports

    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 HP 6125XLG Blade Switch IRF Configuration Guide information about MAD detection, see...

  • Page 19: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting methods When your HP 6125XLG blade switch fails, you can use the following methods to troubleshoot the blade switch: At the CLI, use the related commands to display the system running information, and locate the • failures. Locate the failures according to the LED status on the blade switch. For more information, see •...

  • Page 20: Configuration Problems

    When you detect configuration errors, re-configure the blade switch or restore the factory settings for the blade switch. For more information about commands and configurations, see HP 6125XLG Blade Switch Configuration Guides and HP 6125XLG Blade Switch Command References. Software upgrade failure HP recommends that you keep your software up-to-date.

  • Page 21: Interface Failure

    Press the Reset button on the front panel of the blade switch. After the blade switch has started up, check the LED state again. If an idle interconnect bay is available on the enclosure, you can install the blade switch into it to check the operating state.

  • Page 22: Support And Other Resources

    Support and other resources Contacting HP For worldwide technical support information, see the HP support website: Before contacting HP, collect the following information: • Product model names and numbers Technical support registration number (if applicable) • Product serial numbers •...

  • Page 23: 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 | ...

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    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 25: Appendix Technical Specifications

    Appendix Technical specifications Table 3 Technical specifications Item HP 6125XLG Dimensions (H × W × 27.9 × 192.8 × 267.7 mm (1.1 × 7.59 × 10.54 in) Weight ≤ 2 kg (4.41 lb) 1, on the front panel Console port This port is used for directly logging in to the switch.

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    (5) Release tab (6) SFP+ port (7) Reset button (8) Console port (9) Port LED NOTE: The Reset button is recessed in the device. To push the Reset button, use a thin, elongated object, such as a pencil.

  • Page 27: Leds

    The port is sending or receiving data at 10 Gbps. No link is present on the port. Ports Console port Every HP 6125XLG blade switch has one console port on its front panel. Table 5 Console port specifications Item Specification...

  • Page 28: Sfp+ Port

    SFP+ port An HP 6125XLG has eight SFP+ ports. They accept supported SFP transceiver modules, SFP+ modules, or SFP+ cables. Table 6 1000 Mbps SFP transceiver modules Multimode Central Fiber Product fiber modal Module description wavelength diameter transmission code bandwidth (nm) (μm)

  • Page 29: Qsfp+ Port

    Pluggable SFP[SFP+][XFP] Transceiver Modules For the transceiver module and cable specifications, see • Installation Guide QSFP+ port The HP 6125XLG supports QSFP+ modules and QSFP+ cables on the QSFP+ ports. Table 9 QSFP+ transceiver modules Product Central wavelength Fiber diameter...

  • Page 30: Cables

    Table 10 QSFP+ cables Product code Cable description Cable length HP X240 40G QSFP+ QSFP+ 1m Direct Attach Copper JG326A 1 m (3.28 ft) Cable HP X240 40G QSFP+ QSFP+ 3m Direct Attach Copper JG327A 3 m (9.84 ft) Cable HP X240 40G QSFP+ QSFP+ 5m Direct Attach Copper JG328A 5 m (16.40 ft)

  • Page 31: Sfp+ Cable

    Figure 16 MPO connector Figure 17 LC connector SFP+ cable You can use SFP+ cables to connect the SFP+ ports. The SFP+ cables available for the switch series are 10 G SFP+ Cu cables, as shown in Figure Figure 18 SFP+ cable (1) Connector (2) Pull latch QSFP+ cable...

  • Page 32: Qsfp+ To Sfp+ Cable

    Figure 19 QSFP+ cable (1) Connector (2) Pull latch QSFP+ to SFP+ cable A QSFP+ to SFP+ cable is a cable with one QSFP+ module at one end and four SFP+ modules at the other end. Figure 20 QSFP+ to SFP+ cable (1) QSFP+ connector (2) QSFP+ pull latch (3) SFP+ connector...

  • Page 33: Index

    Index A C F H I L P R S T Interface failure,17 Accessing the IRF fabric to verify the configuration,14 LEDs,23 Logging in through the console port,5 Cables,26 Logging in through the OA module,5 Configuring basic IRF settings,13 Configuring the blade switch,9 Connecting the blade switch to the network,3...

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