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HP 6120xg blade switch - Enet Configuration Guide

Author: Susan Grandys


Creation Date: Feb 15, 2013
Last Modified: Feb 28, 2013

Contents
1

Device overview .................................................................................................................................... 1

To access the switch ............................................................................................................................. 2

Navigation ............................................................................................................................................. 2

3.1

Starting a Web Browser Session ................................................................................................... 2

3.2

CLI Navigation ............................................................................................................................... 2

HP6120xg configuration - basic Ethernet configuration ....................................................................... 3


4.1

Creating and removing VLANs and adding/removing ports to a VLAN ........................................ 3

4.2

Setting Ethernet port type for Ethernet ....................................................................................... 3

4.3

Setting Ethernet port type to carry FCoE tagged packets............................................................. 3

4.4

PFC settings ................................................................................................................................... 4

4.5

Link Aggregation Groups (LAG, link bundling, trunking, etc) ........................................................ 4

HP6120xg switch login:


telnet 10.20.144.101
No login or password.

1 Device overview
The HP6120xg Ethernet Blade Switch is a Layer 2 CEE Ethernet only switch.
It has sixteen 10Gb downlinks and eight 10G SFP+ uplinks (including a dual personality CX4 and SFP+ 10G
uplink, and two 10Gb cross-connects).
It supports dual speed (1Gb/10Gb) on the uplinks and Converged Enhanced Ethernet ( CEE ) capability.

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2 To access the switch

Preferred method is to assign it an IP through the OA (HP Blade system Onboard Administrator).

Optionally, the switch can be set up through the console interface for access through the data
ports.

3 Navigation
3.1 Starting a Web Browser Session
The Blade Switch can also be managed through a graphical interface that you can access from any
PC or workstation on the network by running your web browser and typing in the switchs IP
address as the URL.
No additional software installation is required to make this interface
available; it is included in the switchs onboard software. The Web browser can be accessed
through both the inband IP management, and through the out-of-band IP address.

3.2 CLI Navigation


This CLI is fairly Cisco-like.
To view help that can be executed at the prompt:
help (or ?)
command help
command ?
To show anything, use show
show vlan 10
show interface brief
To back up a level in the menu tree:
exit
To see current configuration:
show running-config
To configure:
configure t
To save configuration changes:
write memory

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4 HP6120xg configuration - basic Ethernet configuration
4.1 Creating and removing VLANs and adding/removing ports to a VLAN

To create separate vlans


configure terminal
vlan 10

To remove a vlan and all that is in it:


Note: you can delete a VLAN regardless of whether there are currently any ports belonging
to that VLAN. (The ports are moved to the default VLAN.)
no vlan 10

To add ports to the VLAN:


config t
vlan 10
tagged 19 (or tagged 1-24, for a range)
vlan 1
untagged 19 (note: a port can be a member of 1 untagged VLAN, all other vlans w/that port
must be tagged)

To remove ports in the VLAN:


config t
vlan 10
no tagged 19

4.2 Setting Ethernet port type for Ethernet

For regular Ethernet traffic, set port type to access mode


config t
interface 19
enable

4.3 Setting Ethernet port type to carry FCoE tagged packets


It doesnt seem that you have to do anything different than enabling and tagging ports in a vlan,
as above for standard Ethernet except to maybe set jumbo frames allowed:

To add jumbo frame support for FCoE:


config t

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vlan 10
name FCoE
tagged 19, 20, 23
jumbo

4.4 PFC settings


**if these are needed for anything

Operating Notes for PFC

Standard port-level flow control and PFC are mutually exclusive, that is,
if PFC is turned on, port-level flow control will be turned off. If PFC is not
turned on, port-level flow control can be either on or off.

If PFC is turned on for a port, the port must be a 10G port type operating
in 10G mode. PFC will not be operational in any other mode than 10G.

Designating a traffic group as lossless indicates which priorities are to be


flow controlled when PFC is enabled on a port.

I can only find for pfc enable/disable per port which overrides standard flow control
config t
interface 19
flow-control priority - (disables standard and turns on port flow control
no flow-control - (to turn back to standard)

4.5

Link Aggregation Groups (LAG, link bundling, trunking, etc)

**if these are needed for anything (VN-B)


Trunking in this case means bundling a group of ports to act like a single physical cable.
config t
trunk <port-list> Trk1
show trunks

To take ports out of trunk group


config t
no trunk 19
no trunk 21

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