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Aruba 2930F JL262A VSF Setup

Hi guys,


I'm planning to purchase these Aruba JL262A network switches to set them up in a VSF stack. These switches come with 4 SFP (1GB) ports. Do I need to purchase the HP/Aruba DAC cables (J9281D), SFP GBIC connectors and 1 GB fiber cables, or can I use CAT5E/6 cables to connect the two switches and set them up in a VSF stack?



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Re: Aruba 2930F JL262A VSF Setup



2930F switches with 1Gb SFP uplinks can use either SFP transceivers with fiber or Cat5e/Cat6 for VSF links (or even a combination of both, as long as all VSF ports are operating at the same speed). You can use up to 8 ports for each VSF link.


Note that the DACs mentioned are SFP+ (10G) cables and will not function in the SFP (1G) ports on this switch model.

Matt Fern
Technical Marketing Engineer, Wired Intelligent Edge

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

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Re: Aruba 2930F JL262A VSF Setup

Sounds great. Thanks Matthew.

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