Ok, so here's what I'm getting:http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.asp ... 725ENW.pdf
It has 4 SFP+ connectors plus 2 I/O module slots, you can see those options on the last page of the PDF.
I've got no experience in this so am looking for a little direction on what to read up on, etc. Basically, I'd like to connect 2 or 3 of these switches together via 10 Gbps links. What do you even call that? Bridging? Extending? Stacking? Actually, just writing this out seems to have helped:High-bandwidth CX4 local stacking achieves 12 Gb/s per connection when using local CX4 stacking, allowing for up to 96 Gb/s total stacking bandwidth (full duplex) in a resilient stacking configuration.
Ok, so I'm looking at these modules, then:
HP 5500 2-port 10GbE Local Connect Module (JD360B) (10GBase-X)http://h30094.www3.hp.com/product/sku/10250507
HP 5500/5120 2-port 10GbE SFP+ Module (JD368B) (SFP+)https://h30094.www3.hp.com/product/sku/10256635
HP 5500/5120 2-port 10GBASE-T Module (JG535A) (RJ45)http://h30094.www3.hp.com/product/sku/10727159
Should I just look into the JD360B for local connections and the JG535A for longer runs? Or maybe just the JG535A for added flexibility? Or, can I just use the SFP+ ports on the front to connect these switches? Would I get 2 ports going to 1 switch, 2 ports going to another switch? All three in some kind of ring of bandwidth? Our current topology is 3 48-port GB switches connected via fiber or CAT 5e spread throughout the building. Doing a remodel and will want to consolidate and rewire so I haven't had to figure out the mechanics of how to connect switch fabrics before.
So, uh, anyone ever do this with HP switches?