Installation and Getting Started Guide
NOTE: HP recommends that you reload the software immediately after saving a trunk group configuration to flash
memory, before making further configuration changes.
Syntax: trunk [server | switch] ethernet <primary-portnum> to <portnum> ethernet <primary-portnum> to
The server | switch parameter specifies whether the trunk ports will be connected to a server or to another switch
or routing switch. This parameter affects the type of load balancing performed by the device. See "Trunk Group
Load Sharing" on page 9-38. The default is switch.
Each ethernet parameter introduces a port group.
The <primary-portnum> to <portnum> parameters specify a port group. Notice that each port group must begin
with a primary port. After you enter this command, the primary port of the first port group specified (which must be
the group with the lower port numbers) becomes the primary port for the entire trunk group. For Gigabit Ethernet
modules, the primary ports are 1, 3, 5, and 7.
To configure a trunk group consisting of two groups of two ports each, enter commands such as the following:
HP9300(config)# trunk ethernet 1/1 to 1/2 ethernet 3/3 to 3/4
HP9300(config)# write memory
Notice that the groups of ports meet the criteria for a multi-slot trunk group. Each group contains the same
number of ports (two) and begins on a primary port (1/1 and 3/3).
USING THE WEB MANAGEMENT INTERFACE
Log on to the device using a valid user name and password for read-write access. The System configuration
panel is displayed.
Click on the plus sign next to Configure in the tree view to display the configuration options.
Select the Trunk link.
If the device does not have any trunk groups configured, the Trunk configuration panel is displayed, as
shown in the following example.
If a trunk group is already configured and you are adding a new one, click on the Add Trunk Group link to
display the Trunk configuration panel, as shown in the following example.
If you are modifying an existing trunk group, click on the Modify button to the right of the row describing
the trunk group to display the Trunk configuration panel, as shown in the following example.
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