This chapter describes how to configure basic, non-protocol features on HP devices using the CLI and Web
This chapter contains procedures for configuring the following parameters:
Basic System Parameters – see "Configuring Basic System Parameters" on page 9-3
Basic Port Parameters – see "Configuring Basic Port Parameters" on page 9-23
Basic Layer 2 Parameters – see "Configuring Basic Layer 2 Parameters" on page 9-29
Basic Layer 3 Parameters – see "Enabling or Disabling Routing Protocols" on page 9-57
System defaults and table sizes – see "Displaying and Modifying System Parameter Default Settings" on
Mirror ports (for traffic diagnosis and troubleshooting) – see "Assigning a Mirror Port and Monitor Ports" on
NOTE: For information about configuring IP addresses, DNS resolver, DHCP assist, and other IP-related
parameters, see the "Configuring IP" chapter in the Advanced Configuration and Management Guide.
HP switches and routing switches are configured at the factory with default parameters that allow you to begin
using the basic features of the system immediately. However, many of the advanced features such as VLANs or
routing protocols for the routing switch must first be enabled at the system (global) level before they can be
If you use the Command Line Interface (CLI) to configure system parameters, you can find these system level
parameters at the Global CONFIG level of the CLI.
If you use the Web management interface, you configure the system level parameters on the System
configuration panel, which is displayed by default when you start a management session. Figure 9.1 shows
an example of the System configuration panel on an HP 9304M or HP 9308M routing switch.
NOTE: Before assigning or modifying any routing switch parameters, you must assign the IP sub-net
(interface) addresses for each port.
NOTE: This chapter does not describe how to configure Virtual LANs (VLANs). For VLAN configuration
information, see the "Configuring Virtual LANs (VLANs)" chapter in the Advanced Configuration and Management
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