HP Procurve Networking Initial Setup

Note: HP Procurve Networking Configuration will be done via the CLI and assumes you have a console connection to the switch and are in configure mode. Enter configure mode by typeing configure.

Setting a hostname

    1. hostname “Coreswitch” (Include quotations”)

Setting an ip address to the default vlan

  • vlan 1
  • ip address
  • exit

Setting a default route

  • ip default-gateway

Setting up DNS servers

  • ip dns server-address priority 1
  • ip dns server-address priority 2

Configuring time sync

  • timesync sntp
  • sntp unicast
  • time timezone 600 (the amount of minutes from GMT)
  • sntp server priority 1 time.windows.com

Configuring SNMP

  • snmp-server contact “IT Department”
  • snmp-server location “Level 1 Sydney”
  • snmp-server community snmp-public restricted
  • snmp-server community snmp-private unrestricted
  • snmp-server host (ip to send traps to)

Adding a description or name to an interface

  • interface A1
  • name “Uplink to Level 2”

Setting username and password for manager (read/write)
and operator (read only)

  • password manager user adminfull plaintext
  • password operator user adminread plaintext

Setting an inactivity timer for the console (in

  • console inactivity-timer 5

Setting console logging levels

  • console events critical

To enable web-management

  • web-management

To disable http web management and enable secure https

  • no web-management
  • web-management ssl


HP Networking Procurve
All the tutorials included on this site are performed in a lab environment to simulate a real world production scenario. As everything is done to provide the most accurate steps to date, we take no responsibility if you implement any of these steps in a production environment.

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