This chapter outlines the physical installation and network connection for the HP 9304M, HP 9308M, and HP
6308M-SX routing switches and the HP 6208M-SX switch.
Unpacking a System
For a list of included parts, please refer to the Read Me First document shipped with your HP device.
To manage a switch or routing switch, you need the following items for serial connection to the device:
A management station, such as a PC running a terminal emulation application.
A straight-through EIA/TIA DB-9 serial cable (M/F), which is provided with your HP switch or routing switch.
Use the serial connection to perform basic configuration tasks including assigning an IP address and network
mask to the system. This information is required for managing the system using the Web management interface
or using the CLI through Telnet.
WARNING: Do not use the handles on the power supply units to lift or carry the HP 9304M or HP 9308M routing
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