The features of the Switch 2650 include:
48 auto-sensing 10/100Base-TX RJ-45 ports with HP Auto-MDIX.
two dual-personality ports—either the auto sensing 10/100/1000Base-T
RJ-45 or the mini-GBIC can be used for each port.
plug-and-play networking—all ports are enabled—just connect the
network cables to active network devices and your switched network is
HP Auto-MDIX on all 10/100 twisted-pair ports, and IEEE 802.3ab Auto
MDI /MDI-X on all 10/100/1000 twisted-pair ports, meaning that all
connections can be made using straight-through twisted-pair
cables. Cross-over cables are not required, although they will also work.
The pin operation of each port is automatically adjusted for the attached
device: if the switch detects that another switch or hub is connected to
the port, it configures the port as MDI; if the switch detects that an end-
node device is connected to the port, it configures the port as MDI-X.
automatic learning of the network addresses in each switch's 8000-
address forwarding table, (with configurable address aging value).
automatically negotiated full-duplex operation for the 10/100 and
10/100/1000 RJ-45 ports when connected to other auto-negotiating
devices—the mini-GBIC ports always operate at full duplex.
easy management of the switch through several available interfaces:
console interface—a full featured, easy to use, VT-100 terminal
interface that is especially good for out-of-band switch management
or for Telnet access to the switch.
web browser interface—an easy to use built-in graphical interface
that can be accessed from common web browsers.
HP TopTools for Hubs & Switches—an SNMP-based, graphical
network management tool that you can use to manage your entire
network. This product is included with your new switch.
support for the Spanning Tree Protocol to eliminate network loops
support for up to 30 IEEE 802.1Q-compliant VLANs so you can divide the
attached end nodes into logical groupings that fit your business needs.
support for many advanced features to enhance network performance—
for a description, see the Management and Configuration Guide, which
is on the Documentation CD-ROM that is included with your switch.
download of new switch software for product enhancements or bug fixes.
Introducing the HP Procurve Switch 2650