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Virtual Connect / Nortel Passport

 
chuckk281
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Virtual Connect / Nortel Passport

Ana needed help with a Nortel switch and Virtual Connect:

 

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Hello

 

One of my customers has bought a C7000 enclosure with VC Flex-10. They want 2 uplinks on each module, but the problem is that they don't know how to deal with LACP on the Nortel Passport switches they have on the other side of the uplink, so they don't get to see both links on a module on active mode, just 1 active and 1 standby.

 

I don't have any idea of Nortel Passport switches, do you have any tip on this?

 

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Chris had some good info for Ana:

 

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I don't know if this will help, ping Kevin on the Networking Backline. He put together a lot of these configs.

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=115&prodSeriesId=3794423&prodTypeId=329290&objectID=c01802380

 

HP Support document

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      HP Virtual Connect Ethernet Module - How to Configure LACP Port Channels on NORTEL 5520 Switch to Create Virtual Connect Active/Active Setup

Issue

This document describes how to configure LACP port channels on a Nortel 5520 Switch.

Solution

Log into Virtual Connect Manager with a privileged account and perform the following steps:

  1. Create your dedicated single Ethernet network adding your four (1 gig) Physical External Uplink ports that are connected to your Nortel 5520 top stacked switch calling the Network Name Prod_A .
  2. Create your dedicated single Ethernet network adding your four (1 gig) Physical External Uplink ports that are connected to your Nortel 5520 bottom stacked switch calling the Network Name Prod_B .

Issue the following commands at the CLI of your Nortel 5520 switch:

Nortel 5520 Stacked Switch Configuration

Top Switch

5520-48T-PWR> enable   5520-48T-PWR# config term   5520-48T-PWR(config)# interface FastEthernet 1/5-9  5520-48T-PWR(config-if)#lacp aggregation port 1/5-9 enable 

5520-48T-PWR(config-if)#lacp key port 1/5-9 101 (key creation done first)

5520-48T-PWR(config-if)#lacp mode port 1/5-9 active

 

NOTE:

It is very important that you create your key definition first before establishing the LACP port channel or you will get errors.

Bottom Switch

5520-48T-PWR> enable   5520-48T-PWR# config term   5520-48T-PWR(config)# interface FastEthernet 2/5-9  5520-48T-PWR(config-if)#lacp aggregation port 2/5-9 enable 

5520-48T-PWR(config-if)#lacp key port 2/5-9 107 (key creation done first)

5520-48T-PWR(config-if)#lacp mode port 2/5-9 active

 

NOTE:

It is very important that you create your key definition first before establishing the LACP port channel or you will get errors.

After you have applied the changes, one should observe the state of your configured networks. Each network should display each of the external uplinks as LINKED/ACTIVE not LINKED/STANDBY .

When all four (1 gig external uplinks) are displayed as LINKED/ACTIVE , this indicates to you that a 4 gig LACP port channel has been successfully created.

The previously mentioned configuration would assume that you have Virtual Connect configured in an ACTIVE/ACTIVE configuration and have teamed NICs configured on your operating system of choice.

   

 

 

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Any other advice for Ana?