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Re: Problem with stacking two Aruba 290F JL259A

 
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Tobbs
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Problem with stacking two Aruba 290F JL259A

Hi all,

I'm trying to stack two Aruba 2930F with vsf. I tried it multiple times with different guides.
The software-version on both switches is WC.16.10.0016

Here is what I try to do:

I boot both switches, log in via Console Cable and type 'erase all' to factory-reset both switches and let them reboot.

Than I turn of the second switch and log in via Console Cable to the first switch.

I'm trying to follow this guide: https://community.arubanetworks.com/blogs/gregory-weaver1/2020/10/19/configure-virtual-switching-framework-vsf-the-easy-way

I create manager-credentials for the first switch and login.

Aruba-2930F-24G-4SFP# config
Aruba-2930F-24G-4SFP(config)# vsf member 1 link 1 26
Aruba-2930F-24G-4SFP(config)# vsf enable domain 1

 

I let the switch reboot.

After this, I connect the port 25 second switch to the port 26 of the first switch with an Aruba 10G SFP+ to SFT+ 1m DAC Cable (J9281D) and bootup the switch.

According to the guide, the switch should get the configuration, reboot and be part of the stack. But nothing happens except of the SFP-Port-LED is slowly flashing orange.

What am I doing wrong?

Thank you for your help!

Best Tobi

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akg7
HPE Pro

Re: Problem with stacking two Aruba 290F JL259A

Hello @Tobbs ,

Can you share belwo commands output:

show vsf
show vsf detail
show vsf link
show vsf link detail
show vsf member
show vsf topology
show vsf topology detail

 

 

Thanks!

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Tobbs
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Re: Problem with stacking two Aruba 290F JL259A

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Tobbs
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Re: Problem with stacking two Aruba 290F JL259A

Hi @akg7 ,

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

Here are the outputs:

 

Aruba-VSF-2930F# show vsf

 VSF Domain ID    : 1
 MAC Address      : 3810f0-bcd3a3
 VSF Topology     : No Stack Formed
 VSF Status       : Active
 Uptime           : 0d 0h 10m
 VSF MAD          : None
 VSF Port Speed   : 1G
 Software Version : WC.16.10.0016

 Mbr
 ID  MAC Address       Model                                 Pri Status
 --- ----------------- ------------------------------------- --- ---------------
 *1  3810f0-bcd3a0     Aruba JL259A 2930F-24G-4SFP Switch    128 Commander

 

 

 

Aruba-VSF-2930F# show vsf detail

 VSF Domain ID    : 1
 MAC Address      :  <MAC>
 VSF Topology     : No Stack Formed
 VSF Status       : Active
 Uptime           : 0d 0h 18m
 VSF MAD          : None
 VSF Port Speed   : 1G
 Software Version : WC.16.10.0016

Name             : Aruba-VSF-2930F
Contact          :
Location         :


Member ID        : 1
MAC Address      : <MAC>
Type             : JL259A
Model            : Aruba JL259A 2930F-24G-4SFP Switch
Priority         : 128
Status           : Commander
ROM Version      : WC.16.01.0008
Serial Number    : CN12HL00MB
Uptime           : 0d 0h 18m
CPU Utilization  : 0%
Memory - Total   : 338,244,096 bytes
Free             : 220,245,396 bytes
VSF Links -
#1 : Inactive
#2 : Inactive

 

 

 

Aruba-VSF-2930F# show vsf link

 VSF Member 1

                  Link     Peer   Peer
 Link Link-Name   State    Member Link
 ---- ---------- -------- ------ ----
 1    I-Link1_1   Down     0      0
 2    I-Link1_2   Down     0      0

 

 

 

Aruba-VSF-2930F# show vsf link detail

 VSF Member: 1     Link: 1

 Port     State
 -------- ------------
 1/26     Down

 

 

 

Aruba-VSF-2930F# show vsf member 1

Member ID        : 1
MAC Address      : <MAC>
Type             : JL259A
Model            : Aruba JL259A 2930F-24G-4SFP Switch
Priority         : 128
Status           : Commander
ROM Version      : WC.16.01.0008
Serial Number    : <SNR>
Uptime           : 0d 0h 20m
CPU Utilization  : 2%
Memory - Total   : 338,244,096 bytes
Free             : 220,241,948 bytes
VSF Links -
#1 : Inactive
#2 : Inactive

 

 

 

Aruba-VSF-2930F# show vsf topology

 VSF member's interconnection with links:

 Cmdr
 +---+
 | 1 |
 +---+

 

 

 

Aruba-VSF-2930F# show vsf topology detail

 Uni-destination Link Path:

 VSF Member ID  1
 ------------- ----
 1              -

 Multi-destination Path:

 VSF Member ID   Path
 -------------  ------
 1

 

 

Thank you!

Best Tobi

akg7
HPE Pro

Re: Problem with stacking two Aruba 290F JL259A

Hello @Tobbs ,

No, the VSF is not formed.

I am seeing interface are down.

Can you try to enable it and try to reboot the secondary switch again?

I am sharing VSF template guide, there are few examples for two devices VSF stack.

Kindly check and let me know for any query?

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=a00091437en_us

https://techhub.hpe.com/eginfolib/networking/docs/switches/WB/15-18/5998-8156_wb_2926_atmg/content/ch06s02.html

 

Thanks!

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parnassus
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Re: Problem with stacking two Aruba 290F JL259A

Hello @Tobbs (and @akg7), Tobi...the JL259A has 4 SFP interfaces (1G) IIRC and you're using a DAC (10G) on port 1/26 on VSF Member 1 and port 2/26 on VSF Member 2 (so on both ends you're playing with SFP ports) to create the VSF inter-switch link - exactly you're using the Aruba 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 1 meter long DAC Cable (J9281D) - that way, it simply can't work no matter what you try. A SFP+ DAC Cable works at fixed speed of 10G (not at 1G) and it's not supported on SFP interfaces, only by SFP+ interfaces (or by SFP28/SFP+ interfaces).


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akg7
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Re: Problem with stacking two Aruba 290F JL259A

Thanks @parnassus, my bad, somehow I missed this part.

Thanks!
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Tobbs
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Re: Problem with stacking two Aruba 290F JL259A

Hello @parnassus ,

 

Thank you for this information!

I was not aware, that this makes a difference...

I switched to a different cable and now it is working!

 

Thank you