Setting up an IRF fabric
You can use HP Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) technology to connect and virtualize 5500 EI
switches or 5500 SI switches into a virtual switch called an "IRF fabric" or "IRF virtual device" for
flattened network topology, and high availability, scalability, and manageability.
An IRF fabric cannot have both 5500 EI and 5500 SI switches.
IRF fabric setup flowchart
Figure 31 IRF fabric setup flowchart
To set up an IRF fabric: