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HP VSR E0321 Release: IRF has arrived for NFV!

HP has released version E0321 for the Virtual Services Router (VSR) platform. This is a major new release, which includes some very cool new features, such as IRF for the virtual platform.

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Comware link-aggregation: LACP edge-port

Comware has 2 types of link-aggregation: static link-aggregation: no control protocol is used, based on the configuration, the link-aggregation member interfaces will be actively participating (Selected) in the link-aggregation at the moment the interfaces come up. dynamic link-aggregation: LACP control … Continue reading

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Provision support for IRF MAD LACP Split brain detection

When you use IRF to group multiple Comware switches into 1 logical device, it is generally recommended to enable some split brain detection (split brain happens when all the stacking links are down). For the MAD LACP method, only Comware … Continue reading

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Comware5 ISSU: Unknown (manual procedure)

Remember to read the basic ISSU article first: https://abouthpnetworking.com/2014/03/24/comware5-issu-basics/ In the previous post we have seen the: compatible ISSU: https://abouthpnetworking.com/2014/03/24/comware5-issu-compatible/ incompatible ISSU: https://abouthpnetworking.com/2014/03/24/comware5-issu-incompatible/ In this article, we will look at the detailed steps of the Unknown ISSU.

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Comware5 ISSU: Incompatible

Remember to read the basic ISSU article first: https://abouthpnetworking.com/2014/03/24/comware5-issu-basics/ In the previous post we have seen the compatible ISSU type. https://abouthpnetworking.com/2014/03/24/comware5-issu-compatible/ In this article, we will look at the detailed steps of the Incompatible ISSU.

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Comware5 ISSU: Compatible

In the previous post we have seen the overview of ISSU types. https://abouthpnetworking.com/2014/03/24/comware5-issu-basics/ In this article, we will look at the detailed steps of the Compatible ISSU.

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Comware5 ISSU: Basics

In this article we will review the ISSU options on Comware5 devices. ISSU stands for In Service Software Update and the goal is to minimize downtime during firmware updates. This article applies only to Comware5 devices (Comware7 has many more … Continue reading

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Combining FCoE SAN A/B and IRF with BridgeAggregation

FCoE and BridgeAggregation Storage networks have a traditional setup of SAN A/B, which are totally separated, by a so called “air-gap”. When using FCoE, this airgap is nearly impossible to maintain (unless only storage would be passing the CNA adapter) … Continue reading

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