Installing the Series 4100GL Switches
Example Network Topologies
Use as an Edge Switch
Routing Switch 9308
When your network expands and the users need to access resources beyond
the edge of the local network, the Series 4100GL Switches are excellent
platforms for that expansion. With the flexibility of 4 or 8 slots, the high port
count 10/100-TX GL Module for local connections, and the availability of
Gigabit speeds through either the Gigabit Transceiver GL Module or the 100/
1000-T GL Module, the Series 4100GL Switches can provide that access beyond
the edge for a high number of network users.
In the above illustration, two Switch 4108GLs are connected to an HP Procurve
Routing Switch 9308, which can serve as a campus backbone or core switch.
The 1000 Mbps fiber-optic connections between the two Switch 4108GLs and
the Routing Switch 9308 is by way of Gigabit-LX Transceivers installed in
Gigabit Transceiver GL Modules in the Switch 4108GLs and Gigabit-LX ports
on the Routing Switch 9308. With the Gigabit-LX connections, the distance
between the Switch 4108GLs and the Routing Switch 9308 can be up to ten
The connections are trunked, through a configuration change on the Switch
4108GL, to provide redundancy and load sharing for higher bandwidth.