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4800G IRF Configuration Guide

 
robertparten
Occasional Advisor

4800G IRF Configuration Guide

I have searched for a configuration manual for the 4800G series IRF configuration guide. I see a lot of stuff for the 5500 which is easy; however, I have been told the 4800G is different.

 

Can someone please provide a link to the manual that has the IRF configuration details and examples if possible?

 

Thank you

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Fredrik Lönnman
Honored Contributor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide

The H3C/HP 5500 is the same as 4800G (which was the 3com name).

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CCIE Service Provider
MASE Network Infrastructure [2011]
H3CSE
CCNP R&S

robertparten
Occasional Advisor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide

Thanks for the tip.

 

I was told, by a reliable source, that it could be different. Would there be a case in which they are different?

Fred_Mancen_1
Super Advisor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide

Hi Robert.

 

As far as I know also, the IRF settings are the same in both models, with no special case. Take a look in this guide:

 

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02645768/c02645768.pdf

 

Keep in mind that the IRF ports have to connect to each other using different ID's. For example: IRF port 1 needs to be connected to IRF port 2 always, even when using just one physical port. If you join two physical ports in order to form one IRF port, you have to connect it physically to the IRF port 2 on the second switch in the same way.

 

In the attachment, follows the IRF config guide of the 4800G.

 

HTH

manuel.bitzi
Trusted Contributor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide

Please upgrade the 4800G to the newest SW-Version, that it will be the same. In old versions, the command was as following:

 

irf member x irf-port y port z

 

now its:

 

irf-port x/y

 port group interface ten x/1/z

 

 

br

Manuel

H3CSE, MASE Network Infrastructure [2011], Switzerland
JoLa_3
Occasional Advisor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide

Hi Manuel,

 

I'm having the same problem, too. But I got the point with the numbering.

But regarding the adviced firmware update I have some questions:

The latest version online for the 4800-24G-SFP is: S4800G-CMW520-R2202P15-S56

But I have a download from September 2011 when version A5500EI_E4800G_5.20.R2208_A5500EI_E4800G_5.20.R2208 was available.

Do you know if there were issues with this firmware release, because it's no longer online.

Or should we take the firmware upgrade from the 5500 EI?

Thanks in advance,

 

JoLa

robertparten
Occasional Advisor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide

I logged into the switch and did not see this before, let me look.

robertparten
Occasional Advisor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide

I logged into the switch and irf-port is NOT an option.
Fredrik Lönnman
Honored Contributor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide

which version are you running?

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CCIE Service Provider
MASE Network Infrastructure [2011]
H3CSE
CCNP R&S

JoLa_3
Occasional Advisor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide

Hi Robert,

 

what firmware release do you have?

Use "display ver" to display it.

If you have the stock firmware (2202) you need to use the first command Manuel posted ("irf member x irf-port y port z").

Before you can you this command you have to switch to system view (type "sys" at the terminal).

HTH,

 

JoLa

robertparten
Occasional Advisor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide

I am aware of going into system-view

 

Version 5.20 Release 2202P11

 

when in sys you can do:

 

irf?

 

and there is no recommendation for irf-port even when doing:

 

irf ?

 

There is no irf-port recommendation

JoLa_3
Occasional Advisor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide

the syntax is, for example
irf member 1 irf-port 1 port 1
You need to select the member before you can change/select the irf-port.
irf member 1 ?
should give you the right recommendations.
robertparten
Occasional Advisor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide

Thanks for the tips! I got the overall concept of IRF as it is really simple; however, I was just concerned because there was conflicting documentation online and I need for this to work the first time as this information is going into a manual for someone to follow.
manuel.bitzi
Trusted Contributor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide

Ciao Robert

 

the manual you found is for 2206 and newer. :-)

I suggest you tu upgrade to 2208p01. It includes many features you will like.

 

br

Manuel

H3CSE, MASE Network Infrastructure [2011], Switzerland
robertparten
Occasional Advisor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide

Gotcha, I was able to find a manual for Release 2202 - I would love to upgrade but that is at the discretion of another person and we're trying to everything bit-by-bit so in case something fails we know what changed and can begin there.

I would hate to do many things at once and then many things break at once :(
JoLa_3
Occasional Advisor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide


manuel.bitzi wrote:

I suggest you tu upgrade to 2208p01. It includes many features you will like.

As I wrote some posts earlier, is it possible to use the firmware for the 5500 EI( https://h10145.www1.hp.com/downloads/SoftwareReleases.aspx?ProductNumber=JD375A )?
Because on the page for the 4800-24G-SFP there is still the 2202P15:

https://h10145.www1.hp.com/downloads/SoftwareReleases.aspx?ProductNumber=JD009A

Best regards,

 

JoLa

robertparten
Occasional Advisor

Re: 4800G IRF Configuration Guide

One last question, only because I don't have a 4800G to test this on:

 

irf member 1 renumber 2

 

 

THe next command to follow shoud be?:

 

irf member 1 irf-port 2 port Ten-GigabitEthernet1/1/2

 

OR

 

irf member 1 irf-port 2 port Ten-GIgabitEthernet2/1/2

 

OR

 

irf member 2 irf-port 2 port TenGigabitEthernet2/1/2

 

ANy help is appreciated