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Newbie on VLAN, link aggregation and trunking on a 2610 switch

 
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Niknok
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Newbie on VLAN, link aggregation and trunking on a 2610 switch

Hello,

 

I'm used to configuring cisco switches and now I'm tasked to do vlan, link aggregation trunking on a 2610 procurve. The new switch will be connected to an existing network made of similar procurve switches. Can you guys give me any tips or configuration to give me a head start?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Fredrik Lönnman
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Re: Newbie on VLAN, link aggregation and trunking on a 2610 switch

Hi,


Vlans and link-agg on 2610 is pretty straight forward. If you're used to Cisco CLI the main differences is that a HP "trunk" is link aggregation and not a bunch of tagged vlans on a port as in Cisco. Also ports are added to vlans and not the other way around as in Cisco.

 

A few examples to start you out:

 

Static lag / static lacp:
Syntax:  trunk <port-list> < trk1 ... trk24  > < trunk | lacp > 

ProCurve(config)# trunk 1-4 trk2 trunk
ProCurve(config)# trunk 1-4 trk5 lacp
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Dynamic lacp:
ProCurve(config)# int 1-4 lacp active
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Vlans:
ProCurve(config)# vlan 10
ProCurve(config-vlan10)# tagged 1-4
ProCurve(config-vlan10)# untagged 5

 

 

Hope this helps!

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MASE Network Infrastructure [2011]
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Niknok
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Re: Newbie on VLAN, link aggregation and trunking on a 2610 switch

Wow, thanks alot! By the way, how will I know if I'm going to use dynamic lacp, static lacp. Also what is the difference between lacp and trunk?

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Fredrik Lönnman
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Re: Newbie on VLAN, link aggregation and trunking on a 2610 switch

Depends on what the neighbouring switches are running ;). I tend to use static lacp on ports I want to be always trunked. Completely static trunking should be avoided if possible since it can Break Stuff(tm) if there is misconfiguration on one of the sides.

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Niknok
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Re: Newbie on VLAN, link aggregation and trunking on a 2610 switch

Thanks again. I'll be configuring the switch a bit later. Hopefully you can respond in case I have a problem:smileyhappy:

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Niknok
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Re: Newbie on VLAN, link aggregation and trunking on a 2610 switch

It's me again. I got the switch working but the gigabit port is only working as 100 mbps when connected to the core switch. When I connect my laptop directly to the core switch it detects 1 gbps. How do you enable the port on the switch to have 1 gbps? Thanks!

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Fredrik Lönnman
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Re: Newbie on VLAN, link aggregation and trunking on a 2610 switch

Be sure that both your switch and the core switch is configured with speed/duplex auto/auto, if one side is statically set to 1000/full then the other side need to be that also.

 

The command on the 2610 i think is "speed-duplex auto", cant say for you core switch since we dont know what that is.

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Niknok
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Re: Newbie on VLAN, link aggregation and trunking on a 2610 switch

How do I statically set the speed? Thanks!
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Fredrik Lönnman
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Re: Newbie on VLAN, link aggregation and trunking on a 2610 switch

 

HP(eth-9)# speed-duplex ? 
 10-half               10 Mbps, half duplex. 
 100-half              100 Mbps, half duplex. 
 10-full               10 Mbps, full duplex. 
 100-full              100 Mbps, full duplex. 
 1000-full             1000 Mbps, full duplex. 
 auto                  Use Auto Negotiation for speed and duplex mode. 
 auto-10               10 Mbps, use Auto Negotiation for duplex mode. 
 auto-100              100 Mbps, use Auto Negotiation for duplex mode. 
 auto-1000             1000 Mbps, use Auto Negotiation for duplex mode. 
 auto-10-100           10 or 100 Mbps, and half or full duplex, using Auto Negotiation.
HP(eth-9)# 

 

Just remember you have to set the exact same speed-duplex settings on both sides.

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Niknok
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Re: Newbie on VLAN, link aggregation and trunking on a 2610 switch

Thanks again. I'll inform you regarding the result.