Installing the Series 5400zl Switches
Example Network Topologies
Use as an Edge Switch
Figure 2-16. Edge Switch Configuration
When your network expands and the users need to access resources beyond
the edge of the local network, the Series 5400zl 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 Series 5400zl Switches can provide
that access beyond the edge for a high number of network users.
In the above illustration, two Switch 5406zls are connected to a ProCurve
Routing Switch 9308, which can serve as a campus backbone or core switch.
The 1000 Mbps fiber-optic connections between the two Switch 5406zls and
the Routing Switch 9308 is by way of Gigabit-LX mini-GBICs installed in
the mini-GBIC port on the 20 port Gig-T plus 4 mini-GBIC zl Module in the
Switch 5406zls and Gigabit-LX ports on the Routing Switch 9308. With the
Gigabit-LX connections, the distance between the Switch 5406zls and the
Routing Switch 9308 can be up to ten kilometers.
The connections are trunked, through a configuration change on the Switch
5406zl, to provide redundancy and load sharing for higher bandwidth.
Routing Switch 9308