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HP ProCurve 2910al Switch Series - Configuring the Switch
This document is a guide for using the console switch setup to quickly assign an IP (Internet Protocol) address and subnet mask to the switch, set a manager password, and, optionally, configure other basic features.
For more information on using the switch console and the other switch management interfaces like the web browser interface,SNMP management tool, ProCurve Manager, refer to the Management and Configuration Guide. Click here to go to the Management and Configuration Guide .
Recommended minimal configuration
In the factory default configuration, the switch has no IP (Internet Protocol) address and subnet mask, and no passwords. In this state, it can be managed only through a direct console connection. To manage the switch through inband (networked) access, you should configure the switch with an IP address and subnet mask compatible with your network. Also, you should configure a Manager password to control access privileges from the console and web browser interface. Other parameters in the Switch Setup screen can be left at their default settings or you can configure them with values you enter.
Many other features can be configured through the switch’s console interface, to optimize the switch’s performance, to enhance your control of the network traffic, and to improve network security. Once an IP address has been configured on the switch, these features can be accessed more conveniently through a remote Telnet session, through the switch’s web browser interface, and from an SNMP network management station running a network management program, such as ProCurve Manager.
For more information on IP addressing, refer to IP Configuration in the Management and Configuration Guide. Click here to go to the Management and Configuration Guide .
NOTE: By default, the switch is configured to acquire an IP address configuration from a DHCP or Bootp server. To use DHCP/Bootp instead of the manual method described in this chapter, see DHCP/Bootp Operation in the Management and Configuration Guide. Click here to go to the Management and Configuration Guide .
Using the console setup screen
The quickest and easiest way to minimally configure the switch for management and password protection in your network is to use a direct console connection to the switch, start a console session, and access the Switch Setup screen.