Figure 40 IRF fabric topology
Connecting the IRF member switches in different racks
This example uses nine switches.
You can install IRF member switches in different racks side by side.
connecting nine IRF member switches in different racks, and
Figure 41 Connect the IRF member switches in different racks
Configuring basic IRF settings
After you install the IRF member switches, power on the switches, and log in to each IRF member switch
(see the HP 3600 v2 Switch Series Fundamentals Configuration Guide) to configure their member IDs,
member priorities, and IRF port bindings.
Follow these guidelines when you configure the switches:
Assign the master switch higher member priority than any other switch.
Bind physical ports to IRF port 1 on one switch and to IRF port 2 on the other switch. You perform
IRF port binding before or after connecting IRF physical ports depending on the software release.
Execute the display irf configuration command to verify the basic IRF settings.
For more information about configuring basic IRF settings, see the HP 3600 v2 Switch Series IRF
Connecting the physical IRF ports
Connect IRF member switches with GE Ethernet cables, SFP IRF modules or SFP transceiver modules, and
fibers as planned.
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