This chapter provides an overview of the software features supported on HP ProCurve devices.
For configuration details for these features, see Chapter 9 of this guide and the Advanced Configuration and
Management Guide, included in PDF format on the Product Documentation CD-ROM included with your
switch or routing switch.
For detailed information about CLI commands shown in this chapter, see the Command Line Interface
For information about the protocols, RFCs, and standards supported by the software, see the "Software
For an overview of the hardware, see "Hardware Overview" on page 8-1.
Software Feature Summary
This section lists the flash image files (system software) that HP ProCurve devices can run and the features that
are supported in each type of flash image. HP products run either switch code or routing switch code flash
This section describes the features provided in each type of software and how to determine the type of software
an HP device is running. Where this guide refers to HP routing switches and switches, the flash code your device
is running determines whether "routing switch" or "switch" is applicable to your device.
The flash image (system software) that is running on a device determines the software features that are supported
by that device. Table 7.1 lists the flash images that can be used on each HP device.
Table 7.1: HP Flash Software Images
routing switch code
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