HP 5500 EI Series Installation Manual: Identifying Physical Irf Ports On The Member Switches; Planning The Cabling Scheme

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Identifying physical IRF ports on the member switches

Only the 10-GE ports on the IRF-capable interface cards listed in
connections for the 5500 EI and 5500 SI switches. To use the IRF feature, you must order the cards
separately.
IMPORTANT:
All the switches in a ring topology and the non-edge switches in a daisy chain topology must have at least
one two-port interface card or two one-port interface cards.
Planning the cabling scheme
When you plan the cabling scheme, follow these guidelines:
Ports assigned to the same IRF port must be on the same interface card.
For long-distance connections, use XFP/SFP+ transceiver modules and fibers. For short-distance
connections, use CX4/SFP+ cables or twisted-pair cables. For more information, see
cards" and
If 2-port interface cards are used and the IRF links are not aggregate:
You can connect the interface card in slot 1 (MOD 1) on a member switch to the MOD 1 or
MOD 2 card on its neighboring switch.
Connect the left port on one interface card to the right port on the other interface card, as shown
in
Figure
Figure 34 Use 2-port interface cards to set up single-link IRF connection
If 2-port interface cards are used and IRF links are aggregate:
Connect the interface card MOD 1 on one switch to the interface card MOD 2 on the other
switch.
A port on one interface card can connect to any port on the other interface card, as shown
in
Figure
port on the other interface card.
"SFP/SFP+/XFP transceiver modules and SFP+/CX4
34.
35. For example, you can connect the left port on one interface card to the left or right
32
"Interface
cards" can provide IRF
cables."
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