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VSF config on 5400

  • 1.  VSF config on 5400

    Posted Oct 31, 2016 02:02 AM

    Kindly share VSF config between two 5400.



  • 2.  RE: VSF config on 5400

    Posted Nov 04, 2016 01:31 PM

    Kindly read the VSF Guide here.

  • 3.  RE: VSF config on 5400

    Posted May 25, 2018 04:30 PM

    Link to guide is broken.

  • 4.  RE: VSF config on 5400

    Posted May 26, 2018 02:07 AM

    Try this link for the VSF Configuration Guide PDF document. I don't know why the article linked above was permanently deleted...

  • 5.  RE: VSF config on 5400

    Posted Dec 16, 2016 07:04 AM
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    I had a pair of 5406R switches with VSF running the network at the recent Atmosphere 16 ANZ even t on the Gold Coast in Australia.


    Here are the relevant parts from that config:


       enable domain 1020301
       member 1
          type "J9850A" mac-address 40a8f0-9dee00
          priority 255
          link 1 1/A21
          link 1 name "I-Link1_1"
       member 2
          type "J9850A" mac-address 3ca82a-44ad00
          priority 128
          link 1 2/A21
          link 1 name "I-Link2_1"
       ip address dhcp-bootp
       vsf member 1
          ip address
       vsf member 2
          ip address
    no allow-v2-modules


    • VSF link was a single 40Gb DAC (A21) - you should never have just 1, but I wanted to show off the 40Gb ports!
    • MAD was via the OOBM ports. You can directly connect these together with an ethernet cable when there are only 2 members in the stack; I had them connected via a ToR switch (the ProCurve 3800 in the picture)

    FYI, you will also find answers to VSF questions and all things related to HPE networking (both ProCurve / E-Series / ProVision / ArubaOS-Switch and 3Com / H3C / A-Series / Comware) on the HPE support community pages https://community.hpe.com --> https://community.hpe.com/t5/Networking/ct-p/Networking

  • 6.  RE: VSF config on 5400

    Posted Dec 18, 2016 11:18 AM

    That's really interesting!


    Especially the VSF with OOBM-MAD part (deployed as a direct port to port link or as an indirect link via another Switch, as you showed): the VSF with OOBM-MAD isn't included as an additional possible MAD configuration example on the actual edition of ArubaOS VSF Configuration Guide (only the VSF with LLDP-MAD case is detailed).


    It would be nice to see VSF with OOBM-MAD example covered and explained there too.

  • 7.  RE: VSF config on 5400

    Posted Jul 30, 2017 11:22 PM

    Hi ,

    Did you configure it for only 1 5406 switch?



  • 8.  RE: VSF config on 5400

    Posted Jul 31, 2017 08:14 AM
    Once the pair of VSF switches are configured, there is only a single config - they are both part of the same virtual device.

    After you have configured the VSF ports on the first switch, a second switch with factory default config will automatically join the VSF stack.

  • 9.  RE: VSF config on 5400

    Posted Sep 21, 2017 09:55 PM



    Can you clarify if the standby member can make a changes (like shutting down a port) ?


    As I was testing the vsf ,console connection on a standby member, I tried to shutdown a port and it did.


    P.S. I don't have a MAD setup here , is it recommended to implement that even though we have a 2 VSF links?