Link Aggregation (3COM 5500G-EI <> HP E4800 (JD009A)) Problems
I am in the process of replacing our 3COM 4900SX with a HP E4800 (JD009A) this week.
Although I knew that the Comware versions were different between the 2 units (The E4800 is still badged 3COM) I didn't expect to be spending an age trying to get Link Aggregation working between the 2 units.
(I've still got to create additional Link Aggregations from the HP E4800 to 3COM 4200G and HP A5120 switches as well, but one step at a time!)
This operation was a breeze previously.
I've tried static, manual and dynamic (and dis/abled LACP). It doesn't help when both switches use the same naming terminology but the functionality is totally different!
Port > Link Aggregation
Manual (LACP Disabled)
Static (LACP Enabled)
(Dynamic is also available by enabling LACP)
HP E4800 (JD009A)
Static (LACP Disabled)
Dynamic (LACP Enabled)
After much trawling on forums, I came across this discussion that suggests creating the Link Aggregations on the 3COM 5500G-EI (only) as Manual (LACP Disabled) and no configuration on the HP E4800.
I've tried this, and the 3COM 5500G-EI does indeed show all the connections under "select" and appears to work, but this does mean the HP E4800 has not (viewable) configuration confirming this Link Aggregation.
I've another 6 Link Aggregations to create, so need to confirm if this is the "recommended" process?
Any help would be appreciated.