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HPE 5130 - IRF / stacking


is there any other possibility to "stack" the switches other than IRF? I mean anything like Cisco StackWise...

If not, I noticed to make an IRF Cluster with 5130 Switches the switch type should be the same?! But it is possible to use an 24 and 48 Ports 5130 Switch within an IRF cluster? 



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Re: HPE 5130 - IRF / stacking



The 5130 switch series does not provide a backplane stacking capability; if you want to stack these switches, IRF would be the means to do so.


As far as mixing switches in an IRF stack — you can use different models within the same switch series (e.g., all 5130 EI or all 5130 HI, but not a mix of both), as long as all switches in the fabric are running exactly the same software build.

Matthew Fern | Technical Marketing Engineer, Wired Intelligent Edge
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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