HP PROCURVE 6208M-SX Installation And Getting Started Manual: Configuring Static Mac Entries

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Select the Save link at the bottom of the dialog. Select Yes when prompted to save the configuration change
to the startup-config file on the device's flash memory.

Configuring Static MAC Entries

This section describes how to configure static MAC addresses.
NOTE: HP routing switches also support the assignment of static IP Routes, static ARP, and static RARP
entries. For details on configuring these types of static entries, see the "Configuring IP" chapter in the Advanced
Configuration and Management Guide.
You can manually input the MAC address of a device to prevent it from being aged out of the system address
table.
This option can be used to prevent traffic for a specific device, such as a server, from flooding the network with
traffic when it is down. Additionally, the static MAC address entry is used to assign higher priorities to specific
MAC addresses.
You can specify port priority (QoS) and VLAN membership (VLAN ID) for the MAC Address as well as specify
device type of either router or host.
NOTE: The device type parameter "router" or "host" is not supported on routing switches when assigning static
MAC addresses. This parameter is available only on the HP 6208M-SX.
The default and maximum configurable MAC table sizes can differ depending on the device. To determine the
default and maximum MAC table sizes for your device, display the system parameter values. See "Displaying and
Modifying System Parameter Default Settings" on page 9-58.
EXAMPLE:
To add a static entry for a server with a MAC address of 1145.5563.67FF and a priority of 7 to port 2 of module 1
of an HP 9304M or HP 9308M routing switch:
USING THE CLI
HP9300(config)# static-mac-address 1145.5563.67FF e 1/2 priority 7
Syntax: static-mac-address <mac-addr> ethernet <portnum> [priority <0-7>] [host-type | router-type]
The priority can be 0 – 7 (0 is lowest priority and 7 is highest priority). The default priority is 0. The default type is
host-type.
NOTE: The location of the static-mac-address command in the CLI depends on whether you configure port­
based VLANs on the device. If the device does not have more than one port-based VLAN (VLAN 1, which is the
default VLAN that contains all the ports), the static-mac-address command is at the global CONFIG level of the
CLI. If the device has more than one port-based VLAN, then the static-mac-address command is not available
at the global CONFIG level. In this case, the command is available at the configuration level for each port-based
VLAN.
USING THE WEB MANAGEMENT INTERFACE
1.
Log on to the device using a valid user name and password for read-write access. The System configuration
panel is displayed.
2.
Click on the plus sign next to Configure in the tree view to display the list of configuration options.
3.
Select the Static Station link.
If the system already contains static MAC addresses and you are adding a new static MAC address, click
on the Add Static Station link to display the Static Station Table configuration panel, as shown in the
following example.
If you are modifying an existing static MAC address, click on the Modify button to the right of the row
describing the static MAC address to display the Static Station Table configuration panel, as shown in
the following example.
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