HP Procurve Adding a Management IP
Nov17

HP Procurve Adding a Management IP

KB ID 0000428 Problem You have an HP Procurve switch, and you would like to add a management IP so you can view the web console. Solution Related Articles, References, Credits, or External Links HP Procurve – Trunking / Aggregating...

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HP and Cisco – VLANs and Trunks Confusion!
Nov17

HP and Cisco – VLANs and Trunks Confusion!

KB ID 0000741 Problem When I first started in IT, I went and did my Cisco CCNA. So I learned that to connect Cisco switches and pass VLAN traffic between them, I needed to create a ‘Trunk’ to pass the VLAN traffic. Fast forward a few years, and I now work for an HP reseller. Very early on I came to realise that what HP called a ‘trunk’ was very different from what I had been taught. Below is an article I did a...

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Setup an HP 1800-24G (J9028B) Switch
Nov17

Setup an HP 1800-24G (J9028B) Switch

KB ID 0000800 Dtd 03/04/13 Problem Essentially you can unbox this switch, plug it in and it will do what you want (unless you have VLANS, or trunks (port-channels)). Which is what my client had done, but I needed to get on the web console and have a look at what was going on, and there is NO CONSOLE socket on this unit at all. Solution 1. Don’t bother looking in DHCP, it’s NOT set to DHCP by default. From the factory the switch...

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HP / 3COM –  Setup the V1910-24G Switch
Nov17

HP / 3COM – Setup the V1910-24G Switch

KB ID 0000495 Dtd 20/08/11 Problem I was surprised this week when I went to fit one of these switches, I know HP bought 3Com some time ago but when I popped open the HP box I did not expect to see a 3Com switch. Anyway, heres a very quick run down on initial setup (assign IP and secure the system passwords). Solution 1. On the chassis locate the sticker with the serial number on it, on here it will show you the IP address that its set...

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