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Port Trunk 2524 and 5308xl

Ilamugil Arunachalam
Occasional Visitor

Port Trunk 2524 and 5308xl

Hi,
I am new to networking, so excuse my knowledge, can i do static port trunking in HP 2524 and HP 5308xl switches, are there any example configs. And what should i use LACP,Trunk or FCE.

Mugil
3 REPLIES
Mohieddin Kharnoub
Honored Contributor

Re: Port Trunk 2524 and 5308xl

Hi

The 2500 Series of switches support a single trunk with up to 4 links, where in the 5300 you can have up to 36 trunks with up to 8 links.

now you want to create a trunk between a 2524 and 5308, so you have 4 ports max you can utilize.

Say you want to use ports 1-4 on the 2524, and connect them to A1-A4, so before you connect these ports, do the following configuration:

on the 2524:
2524(config)#trunk trk1 lacp 1-4

on the 5308:
5308(config)#trunk a1-a4 trk1

Its preferred to use the LACP as a standard trunking protocol.

Good Luck !!!
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Joseph L. Casale
Regular Advisor

Re: Port Trunk 2524 and 5308xl

Mohieddin,
You refer to the physical ports on the 2524 as simply 1,2...4 but the ports on the 5308xl as a1,a2...a4? Why the different nomenclature?

Also, you only define LACP on the 2524 side, is that normal to only need to define it on one side or what is the significance of this?

Thanks!
Andrew_291
Frequent Advisor

Re: Port Trunk 2524 and 5308xl


I am not Mohieddin ,but can get answer to You 8))
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You refer to the physical ports on the 2524 as simply 1,2...4 but the ports on the 5308xl as a1,a2...a4? Why the different nomenclature?
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Because 53xx series are modular and port name sound like "module name+port number on that module" .Series 25xx are non-modular and ports called like 1,2,3 etc.



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Also, you only define LACP on the 2524 side, is that normal to only need to define it on one side or what is the significance of this?
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No it will not be normal.The trunk definition
MUST BE the same from both sides.If it defined like LACP from 5308 side, it must be LACP form 2524 side and vice versa.Otherwise You will have many problems 8(((

And one to Mohieddin.It seems to me - LACP is not preferred in connection between the HP switches.I use "Trunk" trunk between 5308 and 2512 and have no errors through 2 or 3 years. So I think that LACP trunk would be better use between HP- and non-HP active devices.