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    Configuring trunking on HP Switches

    I've got three HP 4208 Procurve switches on my network. One switch serves the south side of the school, the other the north with a switch in the middle where all the servers are located.

    Each switch is connected by two core fibre:

    SWITCH (North)-------------IT Suites (North)
    :
    :
    SWITCH (Server Room)------Servers
    :
    :
    SWITCH (South)-------------IT Suites (South)


    However, there is four core fibre in place to each switch cabinet.

    How difficult is it to configure trunking to utilise these redundant lines? I realise that you can't just plug the second core straight into the switch because of a loopback.

    Thanks.

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    Telnet to the CLI, type 'menu'.

    Switch Configuration --> Port/Trunk Settings

    Set the 'Group' on the ports necessary to the same trunk. Save the changes, plug in your extra fibre.

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    Sounds dead simple! Thanks very much.

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    Here's the port trunking chapter of the manual for your 4200vl series Procurve, if you need to go in more detail.

    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/networking/soft...050-Chap13.pdf

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