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ProCurve 5406zl Help

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VeeDubbss
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ProCurve 5406zl Help

Hi All -

I'm having trouble with a new 5406 I just got put on my desk. I have a zl Module (J8705A) - the 20 10/10/1000 + 4 mGBIC ports. Whenever I want to do something with the 4 fiber ports (B21 - B24) - it acts as if it does not recognize them. If I do show int B21 (or 22, 23, 24) in the CLI it will tell me invalid input; however, if I do the same command with any other ports B1 - B20 it works fine. This is with any command - not just the show int command. If I try to tag or untag I get the same message. Am I doing something wrong? Is it setup like this on purpose? Any help is MUCH appreciated!!!!
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Matt Hobbs
Honored Contributor

Re: ProCurve 5406zl Help

Have you got the mini-GBICs installed? Until you do I don't believe the ports can be configured.
Paulen
Regular Advisor

Re: ProCurve 5406zl Help

If you have one SFP and insert it into B1, then B2 and so on, you may be able to configure it.

You can also upload a startupconfig to the unit with B21-24 configured.

HP should really remove this "feature" - it is really a pain.
Paulen
Regular Advisor

Re: ProCurve 5406zl Help

...should of course be "insert it into B21, then B22 and so on".
Mohieddin Kharnoub
Honored Contributor

Re: ProCurve 5406zl Help

Hi

Any Mini-GBIC port (except the dual-personality ones) can't be configured until you plug the proper Mini-GBIC.

Good Luck !!!
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VeeDubbss
Occasional Contributor

Re: ProCurve 5406zl Help

Thanks for all of the responses everyone. I think we may have figured out what is possibly wrong by checking the logs. The person who purchased the GBICs went the cheap route and didn't purchase HP GBICs - they are Finisar(??). Could that be the cause? Improper GBICs?
Mohieddin Kharnoub
Honored Contributor
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Re: ProCurve 5406zl Help

VeeDubbss
Occasional Contributor

Re: ProCurve 5406zl Help

I have to bring this thread back alive. So we finally got the new GBIC in today. It is a ProCurve J4859B. However, I still can't seem to get it to work!! I have 2 software versions on the switch - one is K.11.63 and the other is K.12.05. Neither of them work with the GBIC. When I check the logs after the GBIC has been inserted I see this:

00535 FFI: port A21 This switch only supports revision B and above transceivers.

But as far as I know this is a revision B. I'm going crazy!!! Advice?? Am I doing something wrong!? Thanks.
VeeDubbss
Occasional Contributor

Re: ProCurve 5406zl Help

UPDATE:

When I do show tech transceivers in the CLI I get ?? under type and Prod # and non operational under serial # and no part #. Is this a broken GBIC (I have no other 5400's to test it on...) or a counterfeit GBIC?
Matt Hobbs
Honored Contributor

Re: ProCurve 5406zl Help

As you've already suspected, it could be either a faulty gbic or a counterfeit...

There really shouldn't be any trick to it once you have a good gbic. Plug it in and away you go.