Getting Started With Switch Configuration
N o t e
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, which is on the Documentation
CD-ROM that came with your switch.
Using the Console Setup Screen
The quickest and easiest way to minimally configure the switch for manage-
ment 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
Using the method described in the preceding section, connect a terminal
device to the switch and display the switch console command (CLI)
prompt (the default display).
The CLI prompt appears displaying the switch model number:
HP Procurve Switch 2650#
At the prompt, enter the setup command to display the Switch Setup
screen. The following illustration shows the Setup screen with the default
Use the [ T ab] key to select the Manager Password field and enter a manager
password of up to 16 characters.