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HP 1950 stacking via Ethernet, can I use SFP+ for trunks?

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CraigZA
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HP 1950 stacking via Ethernet, can I use SFP+ for trunks?

Hi all

Looking at 7 x 1950 48G PoE+ 10Gbe/10G SFP+ switches for a network upgrade.

Planning to stack 4 units via 10G copper ports and have the other 3 stanadlone on other floors in wiring closets.

If stacking 4 switches via 10G copper, this leaves me with 8 SFP+ ports, can I use these ports as trunk ports to ESXI servers and the other 3 standalone switches?  No dual personality/combo issues?

I did check the manual and Google and found nothing leading me to believe they are dual personality/combo ports but I thought I'd get confirmation first before pulling the trigger on these devices.

 

Many thanks.

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parnassus
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Re: HP 1950 stacking via Ethernet, can I use SFP+ for trunks?

@CraigZA: don't worry, the two SFP+ slots (for SFP or SFP+ Transceivers) and two 10G Base-T ports aren't combo (no combo options on the entire HPE OfficeConnect 1950 Switch series: JH295A, JG960A, JG961A, JG962A and JG963A).

Also no particular restrictions are valid with regard to logical IRF ports (stacking logical ports) binding to physical interfaces: that means that you can eventually mix one SFP+ interface and one 10G BASE-T interface by binding them to the same logical IRF Port without worrying that you should use all or nothing (all 10G BASE-T or all SFP+). Also no 10G ports grouping seems to be present (so you're free to use, let me say, one 10G BASE-T or one SFP+ port for IRF and the remaning others for LAGs - Link Aggregation Group(s) - or just single link uplinks to other Switches).

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Screenshot above taken from HPE OfficeConnect 1950 Switch Series Getting Started Guide.

 

 

 

CraigZA
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Re: HP 1950 stacking via Ethernet, can I use SFP+ for trunks?

Thanks for the speedy and accurate response!