Introducing the HP ProCurve Series 2300 and 2500 Switches
The features of the Series 2300 and 2500 switches include:
The Series 2500 switches also include these network management features:
12 or 24 autosensing 10/100Base-TX RJ-45 ports with Auto MDI/MDI-X.
two slots for installing supported gigabit or 100Base-FX transceivers.
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 100/1000 twisted-pair ports, meaning that all connec-
tions 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 4096-
address forwarding table, (with configurable address aging value in the
Series 2500 switches).
automatically negotiated full-duplex operation for the fixed 10/100 RJ-45
ports when connected to other auto-negotiating devices — the transceiver
ports always operate at full duplex.
the Series 2300 switches have a Download Port, through which you can
update your switch with the latest code, for any product enhancements
or bug fixes. (For the Series 2500 switches, you can download new code
through the Console port.)
easy management of the switches through several available interfaces:
web browser interface—an easy to use built-in graphical interface
that can be accessed from common web browsers.
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.
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