Using the command line interfaces
The command line interface (CLI) can be accessed via local terminal connection or a remote session using
Telnet or SSH. The CLI is the most direct method for collecting switch information and performing switch
The HP 1:10GbE switch provides two CLI modes: The menu-based AOS CLI, and the tree-based ISCLI.
You can set the HP 1:10GbE switch to use either CLI mode.
The Main Menu of the AOS CLI, with administrator privileges, is displayed below:
For complete information about the AOS CLI, see the HP 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch Command
The ISCLI provides a tree-based command structure, for users familiar with similar products.
An example of a typical ISCLI command is displayed below:
Switch(config)# spanning-tree stp 1 enable
For complete information about the ISCLI, refer to the ISCLI Reference Guide.
Configuring an IP interface
An IP interface address must be set on the switch to provide management access to the switch over an IP
network. By default, the management interface is set up to request its IP address from a Bootstrap Protocol
If you have a BOOTP server on your network, add the Media Access Control (MAC) address of the switch
to the BOOTP configuration file located on the BOOTP server. The MAC address can be found on a small
white label on the back panel of the switch. The MAC address can also be found in the System
Information menu (see the HP 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch Command Reference or ISCLI Reference.) If
you are using a DHCP server that also does BOOTP, you do not have to configure the MAC address.
If you do not have a BOOTP server, you must manually configure an IP address.
- Information Menu
- Statistics Menu
- Configuration Menu
- Operations Command Menu
- Boot Options Menu
- Maintenance Menu
- Show pending config changes
- Apply pending config changes [global command]
- Save updated config to FLASH [global command]
- Revert pending or applied changes [global command]
[global command, always available]
Accessing the switch