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HP J3178A Hardware Installation Manual: The Switch Console; Overview

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The Switch Console


About the Console Interface. The console interface enables you to recon-
figure the switch and to monitor the switch status and performance. It consists
of a series of management screens accessed through a menu-driven screen
structure that begins at the Main Menu.
The switch console interface enables you to use a PC or a terminal to do the
N o t e
The Switch 208/224 and its Management Module are shipped with a factory
default configuration that enables operation as a multiport learning bridge
when installed in a network. All ports are enabled, Spanning Tree Protocol
support is disabled, and SNMP network management is enabled over IPX and
IP (by way of Bootp). For this operation, connecting a console device is
unnecessary. However, for some of the other uses listed above, you will need
to use the switch console.
This chapter describes the following features:
Modify the switch's configuration, or provide configuration for Telnet or
network management access from an SNMP-based management program
such as Hewlett-Packard's AdvanceStack Assistant (ASA)
Monitor the switch and port status and network activity counters
Control console security by configuring passwords
Use the switch's event log and some advanced commands to help in
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Connecting a console to the switch (page 3-2)
Starting and ending a console session (page 3-6)
The Main Menu Features (page 3-8)
Screen structure and navigation (page 3-9)
Using password security (page 3-11)
Rebooting the switch (page 3-15)



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