Installation and Getting Started Guide
The following table defines basic product terms used in this guide.
The following product documentation is available for your HP switch or routing switch:
Read Me First for the HP ProCurve Routing Switches 9304M, 9308M, and 6308M-SX, and the HP ProCurve
Switch 6208M-SX—This document includes software update information, the parts list for your HP ProCurve
device, and other product information. Updates to this document are published on the World Wide Web from
time to time, and may include additional troubleshooting, errata, and operating notes. To check for the latest
version of Read Me First, go to www.hp.com/go/hpprocurve, select Technical Support, and then Manuals.
Book 1: Installation and Getting Started Guide. Book 1 contains the product Safety and EMC Regulatory
statements as well as installation, security, and basic configuration information. A printed copy of this guide is
included with your HP product. An electronic copy is also included as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file
on the CD shipped with your HP product.
Book 2: Advanced Configuration and Management Guide. Book 2 contains advanced configuration
information for routing protocols, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Quality of Service (QoS), and Virtual LANs
(VLANs). In addition, appendixes in this guide contain reference information for network monitoring, policies
and filters, and software and hardware specifications. This manual is included in a PDF (Portable Document
Format) file on the CD shipped with your HP product.
Book 3: HP ProCurve Command Line Interface Reference. The Command Line Interface Reference
provides a dictionary of CLI commands and syntax. An electronic copy of this reference is included as a PDF
(Portable Document Format) file on the CD shipped with your HP product.
Documentation CD for the HP ProCurve Routing Switches 9304M, 9308M, 6308M-SX, and the HP
ProCurve Switch 6208M-SX—This CD contains PDF files for Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3, and provides a
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A switch or routing switch that accepts optional modules or power supplies.
The HP 9304M routing switch and HP 9308M routing switch are Chassis
A device that contains a fixed configuration of ports, instead of swappable
e HP 6208M-SX switch and HP 6308M-SX routing switch are
A Layer 2 and Layer 3 device that switches and routes network traffic. The
term router is sometimes used in this document in descriptions of a routing
switch's Layer 3 routing protocol features.
A Layer 2 device that switches network traffic.
An example Command Line Interface (CLI) prompt. Actual prompts show
the product number for the device, such as HP9304.