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rodtor
Occasional Advisor

HPE 6600 Series router irb (bridge mode)

Hello, I am a network engineer in Korea. The equipment in charge is the hp 6600 series router. I'm not good at English, so I'm asking you a question using a translator.

Cisco router has settings called irb, bridge mode. I wonder if the router I'm in charge of has the same command. First of all, Cisco Router command.

int fas0/0 

no ip address

bridge-group 1

int fas0/1

no ip address

bridge-group 1

bridge-group1 protocol ieee

brdige-group1 route ip

int bvi1

ip address x.x.x.1 255.255.255.0

no shut

I'll leave a link just in case.

https://community.cisco.com/t5/routing/configure-two-routers-in-bridge-mode/td-p/1189709

Thank you. 감사합니다.

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akg7
HPE Pro
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Re: hp 6600 Series router irb (bridge mode)

Hello,

I believe you are looking for route aggrgation in HP routers.

Config would be like below:

 

interface <interface number>

port link-mode 

port link-aggregation group 1

quit

Repeat same for other interface.

interface route-aggragtion 1

ip address <ip address>

quit

Do checks:

display route-aggragtion 1

display link-aggregation verbose

 

Thanks!

quit

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Ivan_B
HPE Pro

Re: hp 6600 Series router irb (bridge mode)

Hello @rodtor !

As far as I know there is no way in 6600 to bridge several L3 interfaces into one broadcast domain. If a port is in L3 mode (port link-mode route) it is a broadcast domain on its own and you can't bridge it with another L3 interface. What you can do, however, is to convert those ports to L2 mode (port link-mode bridge), then make them access mode in a VLAN and on the top create an SVI (Vlan-interface) for the respective VLAN (it will be like BVI interface in Cisco). But there is a drawback - not all ports in 6600 can be switched to L2 mode. Here is what the Interface Configuration Guide says:

This feature is supported on only routers configured with SAP modules.
Depending on the hardware structure of interface cards, for a device, some interfaces can operate only as Layer 2 Ethernet interfaces (in bridge mode), some can operate only as Layer 3 Ethernet 5interfaces (in route mode), but others can operate either as Layer 2 or Layer 3 Ethernet interfaces (you can set the link mode to bridge or route).

If the configuration is supported, it will look like:

int Gig1/0/1
 port link-mode bridge
 port link-type access
 port access vlan 999
#
int Gig1/0/2
 port link-mode bridge
 port link-type access
 port access vlan 999
#
int Vlan-interface999
 ip address x.x.x.1 255.255.255.0
 undo shut

I think this is the closest to Cisco's IRB concept you can get on 6600.

Hope this helps!

 

I am an HPE employee

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rodtor
Occasional Advisor

Re: hp 6600 Series router irb (bridge mode)

Thank you very much!! 

rodtor
Occasional Advisor

Re: hp 6600 Series router irb (bridge mode)

Cisco is
bridge-group1 protocol ieee

brdige-group1 route ip
Do I not need to set the protocol and routing separately for HP?

Ivan_B
HPE Pro

Re: hp 6600 Series router irb (bridge mode)

No, these commands do not have analogue in Comware, but you don't really need them. If your router's ports support 'port link-mode bridge', the configuration I've provided you in my previous message is sufficient.

 

I am an HPE employee

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rodtor
Occasional Advisor

Re: hp 6600 Series router irb (bridge mode)

Thank you for the information. That was a great help.

: )