HP Procurve 2910al
We have recently purchased a HP Procurve 2910al Switch. We have tried to install a Procurve J4858C mini-GBIC into the switch. However the switch isnt recognizing the mini-GBIC.
So we need to change a setting on the switch itself. The main switch our fiber is coming from is a HP Procurve 4108GL.
Any help will be very much appreciated
What does the log say immediately after you've inserted the GBIC? Does it see that you've inserted something? You should see GBIC insertion/removal events if done while the switch has power.
If you plug it into a spare slot on another procurve, does the other switch recognise the module?
(GBICs won't show up under Module Information or show module, by the way.)
I'm assuming it's a HP GBIC rather than a 3rd party one?.
It all looks good on the compatibility chart. Try it in another switch? We've never had to do anything in the config to allow an SFP, they just work!
Thanks for the replies.
We have just tried plugging the module into another switch and it worked when we swapped it with the existing module.
It is a genuine HP module.
Have you tried updating the switch to the latest firmware and then trying?
Hi we are going to try and update the firmware on the switch, however we just found the information stating the cable is an LC-SC Fiber cable. It appears to fit but is this the right cable?
The logs do show that the mini-GBIC is detected.
Sorry for the double post
However we were just looking for clarification that we have the right cables.
Out of the HP Procurve 4108gl it is a SC connector - OM3 cable - LC connector - Fiber patch panel - 0M3 Fiber run - Fiber patch panel - LC connector - 0M3 Cable - LC connector into the SX/LC mini-GBIC transceiver