Configuring Basic Port Parameters
The procedures in this section describe how to configure the following port parameters:
Name – see "Assigning a Port Name" on page 9-24
Speed – see "Modifying Port Speed" on page 9-25
Mode (half-duplex or full-duplex) – see "Modifying Port Mode" on page 9-26
Status – see "Disabling or Re-Enabling a Port" on page 9-26
Flow control – see "Disabling or Re-Enabling Flow Control" on page 9-27
Gigabit negotiate mode – see "Changing the 802.3x Gigabit Negotiation Mode" on page 9-28
QoS priority – see "Modifying Port Priority (QoS)" on page 9-29
NOTE: To modify Layer 2, Layer 3, or Layer 4 features on a port, see the appropriate section in this chapter or
All HP ports are pre-configured with default values that allow the device to be fully operational at initial startup
without any additional configuration. However, in some cases, changes to the port parameters may be necessary
to adjust to attached devices or other network requirements.
The current port configuration for all ports is displayed when you select the Port link from the Configure tree. You
can easily determine a port's state by observing the color in the Port field.
Red – indicates there is no link.
Green – indicates the link is good.
This example shows the port states for an HP 9304M or HP 9308M routing switch that has not yet been connected
to the rest of the network.
Configuring Basic Features
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