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IRF configuration not being accepted on HP A5500-JD374A

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Chanthima
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IRF configuration not being accepted on HP A5500-JD374A

Hi all,

 

Currently i'm try to configure an IRF for two  HP A5500-JD374A switch.

 

 On the Master switch, the configuration for both ports are completed succesfully

 

While i'm configuring the port 2/2 on slave switch it's prompting me an error as i attached here.

 

ERROR: Set IRF port fail. The port bound to IRF-Port2 must be larger than that of IRF-Port1!

 

Please suggest how to solve this ERROR.

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johnk3r
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Re: IRF configuration not being accepted on HP A5500-JD374A

Hello. What is the firmware version of the switches?

 

Try the following:
Shutdown the TenGigabitEthernet ports;
Do the grouping of ports (IRF-port 1/1 -> port group TenGigabitEthernet 1/1/1 interface);
Activate the ports again (undo shutdown);
Enable IRF-PORT (IRF-port-configuration active)

 

Follow the link below for example:

http://allhpnetworking.blogspot.se/2010/10/hp-networking-series-example.html

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Oliver Wehrli
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Re: IRF configuration not being accepted on HP A5500-JD374A

Hi,

 

There is a physical restriction which you need to consider:

 

"IRF port binding restrictions
Facing the rear panel, make sure the physical ports bound to IRF port 1 is on the left of the physical ports
bound to IRF port 2.
Physical ports of an IRF port must be on the same interface card."

Source HP 5500 EI&SI IRF Configuration Guide: http://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=4174795&docId=emr_na-c02645768

 

Check your wiring based on that information.

 

I would suggest you physically connect TenGi 1/1/1/ to TenGi 2/1/2 and TenGi 1/1/2 to TenGi 2/1/1 (basically doing a cross-over connection).

 

Afterwards you bind on member 1:

  • TenGi 1/1/1 to IRF-Port 1/1
  • TenGi 1/1/2 to IRF-Port 1/2

 

On your member 2 do the same:

 

  • TenGi 2/1/1 to IRF-Port 2/1
  • TenGi 2/1/2 to IRF-Port 2/2

 

For me this usually also comes more natural from a port binding perspective that you bind interface *1 to IRF port *1

 

With this you should actually be able to form your IRF stack successfully. Let us know the result.

 

Regards

#I work for Hewlett Packard Enterprise
pattap
Regular Advisor

Re: IRF configuration not being accepted on HP A5500-JD374A

have you renumbered your 2nd switch? 

irf member 1 renumber 2 # it wil say the config is going to be lost, proceed? Yes/No 

save 

reboot

after reboot your ports would start from 2, for example: instead of g1/0/1 you will have g2/0/1. 

Also as people above mentioned, interfaces that you are going to add to IRF ports must be shut.