HP 5500 EI Series Installation Manual: Planning Irf Fabric Setup; Planning Irf Fabric Size And The Installation Site; Identifying The Master Switch And Planning Irf Member Ids

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Step
1.
Plan IRF fabric setup
2.
Install IRF member
switches
3.
Connect the grounding
cable, power supplies
(optional), and power
cords
4.
Power on the switches
5.
Install interface cards
6.
Configure basic IRF
settings
7.
Connect the physical IRF
ports

Planning IRF fabric setup

Planning IRF fabric size and the installation site
Choose switch models and identify the number of required IRF member switches, depending on the user
density and upstream bandwidth requirements. The switching capacity of an IRF fabric equals the total
switching capacities of all member switches.
NOTE:
As your business grows, you can plug a switch into an IRF fabric to increase the switching capacity without
any topology change or replacement.
Identifying the master switch and planning IRF member IDs
Determine which switch you want to use as the master for managing all member switches in the IRF fabric.
An IRF fabric has only one master switch. You configure and manage all member switches in the IRF
fabric at the command line interface of the master switch.
NOTE:
IRF member switches will automatically elect a master. You can affect the election result by assigning a
high member priority to the intended master switch. For more information about master election, see
5500 EI & 5500 SI Switch Series IRF Configuration Guide
Description
Plan the installation site and IRF fabric setup parameters:
Planning IRF fabric size and the installation site
Identifying the master switch and planning IRF member IDs
Planning IRF topology and connections
Identifying physical IRF ports on the member switches
Planning the cabling scheme
See
"Installing the switch in a 19-inch
workbench."
See
"Grounding the
switch" and
If an HP 5500-24G-SFP EI (2 slots) or 5500-24G-SFP EI TAA (2 slots) switch
is used, also see
"Installing/removing a power
N/A
See
"Installing/removing an interface
See
"Configuring basic IRF
See
"Connecting the physical IRF
All switches except the master switch automatically reboot, and the IRF fabric
is established.
30
rack" and
"Mounting the switch on a
"Connecting the power
supply."
card."
settings."
ports."
.
cord."
HP

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