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Connecting two HP 5900AF switches together

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These are the ports in use on both switches:

Port 1/0/1 - connected to Dell storage (PS 6110)
Port 1/0/17 - connected to Dell storage (PS 4110)
Ports 1/0/33-36 - connected to Dell hosts (R620s)

These are the settings on the ports for both switches:

Port access Vlan 70
Speed 10000
Duplex full
Flow-control
STP service disabled globally


In this current configuration, the storage is protected from a failure at a cable/switch failure.

I need to protect the storage in case of a cable from the host storage card or the port fails.

Is it possible to bond two ports on each switch and create a 20GB uplink? Would this be a trunking config or LACP? Will I need to turn on STP on those ports or will the switch see it as a single port? I am not familiar with Comware CLI; some examples commands would be very helpful.



I do have a ticket in with HP regarding this but they are taking their sweet time.
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