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Switch Diagnostics And Monitoring - HP 279720-B21 - ProLiant BL p-Class F-GbE Interconnect Overview

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Command line interface (CLI) with scripting capability accessible from any switch port
Telnet access to the CLI and menu-driven console interfaces accessible from any switch port
SNMP-based scripting with best-case HP recommended example scripts
Integrated switch scripting within Rapid Deployment Pack for Windows v1.40 or greater
Altiris Switch Add-on utility in Rapid Deployment Pack for Windows v1.40 or greater
One serial and two Ethernet ports conveniently located on the front of each switch for additional uplinks and local
management, port mirroring, and other administration and diagnostic tasks
Serial line IP (SLIP) access to command line and menu-driven console interfaces
Configurable forwarding MAC address aging time settable to any value from 1 to 1 million seconds (default is 300 seconds)
MAC address user management sorting on a per port and per VLAN basis
Manual (static) entries in MAC address table
Manual, or automatic IP settings via a DHCP or BOOTP server
Ability to restore switch to factory default settings
TFTP to upload and download (save, restore, and update) the switch configuration file
TFTP to upload and download (save, restore, and update) the switch firmware
ZModem to download the switch firmware (restore and update) via the serial interface
Switch configuration retention after firmware upgrade
HP Support Paq automated firmware upgrade process for Windows deployment stations
Human read/write configuration file for viewing, printing, and editing
Pre-configured customized port naming with respect to server blade NIC connectivity
Per port bandwidth control of ingress and egress traffic
Ability to name ports on a per port basis
Full ability to enable and disable any port (both internal and external ports) on both switches

Switch diagnostics and monitoring

One serial port and two Ethernet ports conveniently located on the front of each switch for additional uplinks and local
management, port mirroring, and other administration and diagnostic tasks
Front panel per port speed and per port link activity LED annunciation panel per switch
System and management status LEDs
Per port speed and link activity LEDs adjacent to all external Ethernet ports
Active virtual graphic in the web-based switch interface
Port mirroring with ability to mirror desired type of frames (egress, ingress, or both)
Switch statistic monitoring including port utilization, data packets received/transmitted, port error packets, packet size, trunk
utilization, SNMP data, etc
System reporting such as port parameters and link status, switch asset information, configuration values, log entries, etc.
Ping capability to test the connectivity on the Ethernet network
SNMP v1 with four configurable community strings and SNMP trap manager hosts
MIB-II, Bridge MIB, Interface MIB, Extended Bridge MIB, Ethernet-like MIB, Entity MIB, and HP enterprise switch MIBs
Bridge, remote monitoring, and switch environmental traps
Pre-registered (compiled) switch MIBs with Insight Manager 7
Insight Manager 7 automatic discovery, identification, and receiving of traps and events
Insight Manager 7 graphical representations of switches
Insight Manager 7 standard database activities (queries, tasks, reporting, etc)
Power on self test (POST) at boot for hardware verification
Portable Diagnostic Station to configure, upgrade, and diagnose an interconnect switch and server blade removed from the
rack environment
Ability to return switch to a valid firmware image in case of firmware corruption
Local system log (syslog) with ability to view and clear messages, and save (upload) as text file via TFTP
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