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8200zl
ProCurve Switches
K.12.XX
www.procurve.com
Management and
Configuration Guide

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  • Page 1 Management and Configuration Guide 8200zl ProCurve Switches K.12.XX www.procurve.com...
  • Page 3 ProCurve Series 8200zl Switches September 2007 K.12.xx Management and Configuration Guide...
  • Page 4 ProCurve Switch 8212zl (J8715A) contained herein. Hewlett-Packard assumes no responsibility for the use or reliability of its software on equipment that is not furnished Trademark Credits by Hewlett-Packard. Microsoft, Windows, and Microsoft Windows NT are US registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Product Documentation About Your Switch Manual Set ......xxiii Printed Publications........xxiii Electronic Publications .
  • Page 6: Advantages Of Using Procurve Manager

    ProCurve Manager Plus ........
  • Page 7: Using The Procurve Web Browser Interface

    Using ProCurve Manager (PCM) or ProCurve Manager Plus (PCM+) ....... 5-5 Tasks for Your First ProCurve Web Browser Interface Session .
  • Page 8: Switch Memory And Configuration

    Status Reporting Features ........5-16 The Overview Window .
  • Page 9: Interface Access And System Information

    Multiple Configuration Files ........6-27 General Operation ......... . 6-28 Transitioning to Multiple Configuration Files .
  • Page 10: Configuring Ip Addressing

    8 Configuring IP Addressing Contents ............8-1 Overview .
  • Page 11: Port Status And Configuration

    Configuring a Broadcast Limit on the Switch ....10-14 Configuring ProCurve Auto-MDIX ......10-15 Web: Viewing Port Status and Configuring Port Parameters .
  • Page 12 Enabling UDLD ........10-26 Changing the Keepalive Interval .
  • Page 13: Port Traffic Controls

    Applying Security Features to PoE Configurations ... . . 11-23 Assigning Priority Policies to PoE Traffic ..... 11-24 Calculating the Maximum Load for a PoE Module .
  • Page 14 Displaying the Current Rate-Limit Configuration ... . 13-6 Operating Notes for Rate-Limiting ......13-8 ICMP Rate-Limiting .
  • Page 15 SNMP Management Features ....... . . 14-4 Configuring for SNMP version 1 and 2c Access to the Switch ..14-4 Configuring for SNMP Version 3 Access to the Switch .
  • Page 16 Configuring SNMP Notification Support ....14-47 Configuring Per-Port Transmit and Receive Modes ..14-48 Configuring Basic LLDP Per-Port Advertisement Content .
  • Page 17 Resetting the Management Module ......15-14 Hotswapping Management Modules ......15-15 Hotswapping Out the Active Management Module .
  • Page 18 Using the Web Browser for Redundant Management ... 15-36 Identity Page ..........15-36 Overview Page .
  • Page 19 CLI: Xmodem Download from a PC or UNIX Workstation to Primary or Secondary Flash ......A-17 Using USB to Transfer Files to and from the Switch .
  • Page 20 B Monitoring and Analyzing Switch Operation Contents ........... . . B-1 Overview .
  • Page 21 Remote Destinations ........B-27 Mirrored Traffic Sources ........B-27 Criteria for Selecting Traffic To Mirror .
  • Page 22 Remote Mirroring Destination Using a Port Interface and Directional Mirroring Criteria ......B-66 Maximum Supported Frame Size .
  • Page 23 Log Command ......... C-29 Show Logging .
  • Page 24 Displaying Current Resource Usage ......E-3 When Insufficient Resources Are Available ....E-5 F Daylight Savings Time on ProCurve Switches Index...
  • Page 25: Product Documentation

    Electronic Publications The latest version of each of the publications listed below is available in PDF format on the ProCurve Web site, as described in the Note at the top of this page. Management and Configuration Guide—Describes how to configure, ■...
  • Page 26 Software Feature Index For the software manual set supporting your ProCurve 8212zl switch model, this feature index indicates which manual to consult for information on a given software feature. Both Intelligent Edge and Premium Edge software features are available on the Procurve 8212zl switch.
  • Page 27 Intelligent Edge Software Manual Features Management Advanced Multicast and Access Traffic Routing Security Configuration Management Guide Config File Console Access Copy Command CoS (Class of Service) Debug DHCP Configuration DHCP Option 82 DHCP Snooping DHCP/Bootp Operation Diagnostic Tools Downloading Software Dynamic ARP Protection Eavesdrop Protection Event Log...
  • Page 28 MAC-based Authentication Management VLAN Meshing Monitoring and Analysis Multicast Filtering Multiple Configuration Files Network Management Applications (SNMP) OpenView Device Management Passwords and Password Clear Protection ProCurve Manager (PCM) Ping Port Configuration Port Monitoring Port Security Port Status Port Trunking (LACP) xxvi...
  • Page 29 Intelligent Edge Software Manual Features Management Advanced Multicast and Access Traffic Routing Security Configuration Management Guide Port-Based Access Control (802.1X) Power over Ethernet (PoE) Protocol Filters Protocol VLANS Quality of Service (QoS) RADIUS Authentication and Accounting RADIUS-Based Configuration Rate-Limiting Redundant Management RMON 1,2,3,9 Routing Routing - IP Static...
  • Page 30 Intelligent Edge Software Manual Features Management Advanced Multicast and Access Traffic Routing Security Configuration Management Guide Telnet Access TFTP Time Protocols (TimeP, SNTP) Traffic Mirroring Traffic/Security Filters Troubleshooting Uni-Directional Link Detection (UDLD) UDP Forwarder USB Device Support Virus Throttling (Connection-Rate Filtering) VLANs VLAN Mirroring (1 static VLAN) Voice VLAN...
  • Page 31: Contents

    Getting Started Contents Introduction ..........1-2 Conventions .
  • Page 32: Introduction

    Getting Started Introduction Introduction This guide is intended for use with the ProCurve Switch 8212zl. It describes how to use the command line interface (CLI), Menu interface, and web browser to configure, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot switch operation. For an overview of other product documentation for the above switches, refer to “Product Documentation”...
  • Page 33: Command Prompts

    In the default configuration, your switch displays a CLI prompt similar to the following: ProCurve 8212zl# To simplify recognition, this guide uses ProCurve to represent command prompts for all models. For example: ProCurve# (You can use the hostname command to change the text in the CLI prompt.) Screen Simulations Displayed Text.
  • Page 34: Sources For More Information

    For the latest version of all ProCurve switch documentation, including Release Notes covering recently added features, visit the ProCurve Network­ ing web site at www.procurve.com, click on Technical support, and then click on Product Manuals (all). Software Release Notes—Release Notes are posted on the ProCurve ■...
  • Page 35 Getting Started Sources for More Information Management and Configuration Guide—Use this guide for information ■ on topics such as: • various interfaces available on the switch • memory and configuration operation • interface access • IP addressing • time protocols •...
  • Page 36: Getting Documentation From The Web

    Click on Technical support. Click on Product manuals. Click on the product for which you want to view or download a manual. If you need further information on ProCurve switch technology, visit the ProCurve Networking web site at: www.procurve.com Online Help...
  • Page 37: Command Line Interface

    Figure 1-4. Button for Web Browser Interface Online Help N o t e To access the online Help for the ProCurve web browser interface, you need either ProCurve Manager (version 1.5 or greater) installed on your network or an active connection to the World Wide Web. Otherwise, Online help for...
  • Page 38: Ip Addressing

    If you just want to give the switch an IP address so that it can communicate on your network, or if you are not using VLANs, ProCurve recommends that you use the Switch Setup screen to quickly configure IP addressing. To do so, do one of the following: Enter setup at the CLI Manager level prompt.
  • Page 39: Contents

    ProCurve Manager Plus ........
  • Page 40: Overview

    VLAN management. (ProCurve includes a copy of PCM+ in-box for a free 30-day trial.) This manual describes how to use the menu interface (Chapter 3), the CLI (Chapter 4), the web browser interface (Chapter 5), and how to use these interfaces to configure and monitor the switch.
  • Page 41: Advantages Of Using The Menu Interface

    Selecting a Management Interface Advantages of Using the Menu Interface To use ProCurve Manager or ProCurve Manager Plus, refer to the Getting Started Guide and the Administrator’s Guide, which are available electron­ ically with the software for these applications. For more information, visit the ProCurve Networking web site at www.procurve.com.
  • Page 42: Advantages Of Using The Cli

    Provides more security; configuration information and passwords are ■ not seen on the network. Advantages of Using the CLI Prompt for Operator Level ProCurve> Prompt for Manager Level ProCurve# Prompt for Global Configuration ProCurve(config)# Level Prompt for Context ProCurve(<context>)#...
  • Page 43: Advantages Of Using The Web Browser Interface

    Selecting a Management Interface Advantages of Using the Web Browser Interface To perform specific procedures (such as configuring IP addressing or ■ VLANs), use the Contents listing at the front of the manual to locate the information you need. ■ For monitoring and analyzing switch operation, refer to Appendix B.
  • Page 44 Selecting a Management Interface Advantages of Using the Web Browser Interface Many features have all their fields in one screen so you can view all ■ values at once ■ More visual cues, using colors, status bars, device icons, and other graphical objects instead of relying solely on alphanumeric values Display of acceptable ranges of values available in configuration list ■...
  • Page 45: Or Procurve Manager Plus

    Advantages of Using ProCurve Manager or ProCurve Manager Plus You can operate ProCurve Manager and ProCurve Manager Plus (PCM and PCM+) from a PC on the network to monitor traffic, manage your hubs and switches, and proactively recommend network changes to increase network uptime and optimize performance.
  • Page 46 Features and benefits of ProCurve Manager Plus: ■ • All of the Features of ProCurve Manager: Refer to the above listing. • In-Depth Traffic Analysis: An integrated, low-overhead traffic mon­ itor interface shows detailed information on traffic throughout the network.
  • Page 47: Web Browser Interfaces

    Updates can be scheduled easily across large groups of devices, all at user-specified times. • Investment Protection: The modular software architecture of ProCurve Manager Plus will allow ProCurve to offer network admin­ istrators add-on software solutions that complement their needs. Custom Login Banners for the Console and Web Browser Interfaces...
  • Page 48: Banner Operation With Telnet, Serial, Or Sshv2 Access

    Selecting a Management Interface Advantages of Using ProCurve Manager or ProCurve Manager Plus N o t e The switch’s Web browser interface does not display the default banner. Banner Operation with Telnet, Serial, or SSHv2 Access When a system operator begins a login session, the switch displays the banner above the local password prompt or, if no password is configured, above the Press any key to continue prompt.
  • Page 49: Example Of Configuring And Displaying A Banner

    Selecting a Management Interface Advantages of Using ProCurve Manager or ProCurve Manager Plus Use show banner motd to display the current banner status. Syntax: banner motd < delimiter > no banner motd This command defines the single character used to termi­...
  • Page 50 Selecting a Management Interface Advantages of Using ProCurve Manager or ProCurve Manager Plus Figure 2-6. Example of Configuring a Login Banner To view the current banner configuration, use either the show banner motd or show running command. ProCurve(config)# show banner motd...
  • Page 51 Selecting a Management Interface Advantages of Using ProCurve Manager or ProCurve Manager Plus ProCurve(config)# show running Running configuration ; J9091A Configuration Editor; Created on release K.12.XX hostname “ProCurve” module 1 type J8702A module 2 type J8702A snmp-server community “notpublic” Unrestricted vlan 1 name “DEFAULT_VLAN”...
  • Page 52: Operating Notes

    Selecting a Management Interface Advantages of Using ProCurve Manager or ProCurve Manager Plus If someone uses a Web browser to log in to the switch interface, the following message appears: Figure 1. Example of Web Browser Interface Result of the Login Banner...
  • Page 53: Contents

    Using the Menu Interface Contents Overview ........... . . 3-2 Starting and Ending a Menu Session .
  • Page 54: Overview

    Reboot the switch For a detailed list of menu features, see the “Menu Features List” on page 3-14. Privilege Levels and Password Security. ProCurve strongly recom­ mends that you configure a Manager password to help prevent unauthorized access to your network. A Manager password grants full read-write access to the switch.
  • Page 55: Starting And Ending A Menu Session

    Using the Menu Interface Starting and Ending a Menu Session N o t e If the switch has neither a Manager nor an Operator password, anyone having access to the console interface can operate the console with full manager privileges. Also, if you configure only an Operator password, entering the Operator password enables full manager privileges.
  • Page 56: How To Start A Menu Interface Session

    If no password has been configured, the CLI prompt appears. Go to the next step. 4. When the CLI prompt appears, display the Menu interface by entering the menu command. For example: ProCurve# menu [Enter] results in the following display:...
  • Page 57: How To End A Menu Session And Exit From The Console

    Using the Menu Interface Starting and Ending a Menu Session Figure 3-1. Example of the Main Menu with Manager Privileges For a description of Main Menu features, see “Main Menu Features” on page 3-7. N o t e To configure the switch to start with the menu interface instead of the CLI, go to the Manager level prompt in the CLI, enter the command, and in the setup...
  • Page 58 Using the Menu Interface Starting and Ending a Menu Session Asterisk indicates a configuration change that requires a reboot to activate. Figure 3-2. Example Indication of a Configuration Change Requiring a Reboot 1. In the current session, if you have not made configuration changes that require a switch reboot to activate, return to the Main Menu and press (zero) to log out.
  • Page 59: Main Menu Features

    Using the Menu Interface Main Menu Features Main Menu Features Figure 3-3. The Main Menu View with Manager Privileges The Main Menu gives you access to these Menu interface features: ■ Status and Counters: Provides access to display screens showing switch information, port status and counters, and port and VLAN address tables.
  • Page 60 Using the Menu Interface Main Menu Features Command Line (CLI): Selects the Command Line Interface at the same ■ level (Manager or Operator) that you are accessing in the Menu interface. (Refer to Chapter 4, “Using the Command Line Interface (CLI)”.) ■...
  • Page 61: Screen Structure And Navigation

    Using the Menu Interface Screen Structure and Navigation Screen Structure and Navigation Menu interface screens include these three elements: ■ Parameter fields and/or read-only information such as statistics Navigation and configuration actions, such as Save, Edit, and Cancel ■ ■ Help line to describe navigation options, individual parameters, and read- only data For example, in the following System Information screen:...
  • Page 62 Using the Menu Interface Screen Structure and Navigation Table 3-1. How To Navigate in the Menu Interface Task: Actions: Execute an action Use either of the following methods: from the “Actions –>” • Use the arrow keys ([<], or [>]) to highlight the action you want list at the bottom of to execute, then press [Enter].
  • Page 63 Using the Menu Interface Screen Structure and Navigation To get Help on individual parameter descriptions. In most screens there is a Help option in the Actions line. Whenever any of the items in the Actions line is highlighted, press , and a separate help screen is displayed. For example: Pressing [H] or highlighting Help and pressing [Enter] displays Help for the...
  • Page 64: Rebooting The Switch

    Using the Menu Interface Rebooting the Switch Rebooting the Switch Rebooting the switch from the menu interface ■ Terminates all current sessions and performs a reset of the operating system Activates any menu interface configuration changes that require a reboot ■...
  • Page 65 Using the Menu Interface Rebooting the Switch Rebooting To Activate Configuration Changes. Configuration changes for most parameters in the menu interface become effective as soon as you save them. However, you must reboot the switch in order to implement a change in the .
  • Page 66: Menu Features List

    Using the Menu Interface Menu Features List Menu Features List Status and Counters • General System Information • Switch Management Address Information • Port Status • Port Counters • Address Table • Port Address Table Switch Configuration • System Information •...
  • Page 67: Where To Go From Here

    Using the Menu Interface Where To Go From Here Where To Go From Here This chapter provides an overview of the menu interface and how to use it. The following table indicates where to turn for detailed information on how to use the individual features available through the menu interface.
  • Page 68 Using the Menu Interface Where To Go From Here 3-16...
  • Page 69: Contents

    Using the Command Line Interface (CLI) Contents Overview ........... . . 4-2 Accessing the CLI .
  • Page 70: Accessing The Cli

    Using the Command Line Interface (CLI) Overview Overview The CLI is a text-based command interface for configuring and monitoring the switch. The CLI gives you access to the switch’s full set of commands while providing the same password protection that is used in the web browser interface and the menu interface.
  • Page 71: Privilege Levels At Logon

    In the above case, you will enter the CLI at the level corresponding to the password you provide (operator or manager). If no passwords are set when you log onto the CLI, you will enter at the Manager level. For example: ProCurve# _...
  • Page 72: Privilege Level Operation

    Using the CLI C a u t i o n ProCurve strongly recommends that you configure a Manager password. If a Manager password is not configured, then the Manager level is not password- protected, and anyone having in-band or out-of-band access to the switch may be able to reach the Manager level and compromise switch and network security.
  • Page 73: Manager Privileges

    Manager prompt. For example: Enter config at the Manager prompt. ProCurve# config ProCurve(config)#_ The Global Config prompt. Context Configuration level: Provides all Operator and Manager priv­ ■ ileges, and enables you to make configuration changes in a specific context, such as one or more ports or a VLAN.
  • Page 74 Using the CLI Table 4-1. Privilege Level Hierarchy Privilege Example of Prompt and Permitted Operations Level Operator Privilege Operator Level ProCurve> show < command > View status and configuration information. setup ping < argument > Perform connectivity tests. link-test < argument >...
  • Page 75: How To Move Between Levels

    Using the Command Line Interface (CLI) Using the CLI How To Move Between Levels Change in Levels Example of Prompt, Command, and Result Operator level > enable ProCurve Password:_ Manager level enable After you enter , the Password prompt appears. After you enter the...
  • Page 76: Listing Commands And Command Options

    Using the Command Line Interface (CLI) Using the CLI For example, if you use the menu interface to configure an IP address of “X” for VLAN 1 and later use the CLI to configure a different IP address of “Y” for VLAN 1, then “Y”...
  • Page 77 [Tab] (with no spaces allowed). For example, at the Global Configuration level, if you press [Tab] immediately after typing “t”, the CLI displays the available command options that begin with “t”. For example: ProCurve(config)# t [Tab] tacacs-server telnet-server time timesync...
  • Page 78: Listing Command Options

    CLI completes the current word (if you have typed enough of the word for the CLI to distinguish it from other possibilities), including hyphenated exten­ sions. For example: ProCurve(config)# port- [Tab] ProCurve(config)# port-security _ Pressing after a completed command word lists the further options for [Tab] that command.
  • Page 79: Displaying Cli "Help

    Using the Command Line Interface (CLI) Using the CLI Displaying CLI “Help” CLI Help provides two types of context-sensitive information: ■ Command list with a brief summary of each command’s purpose Detailed information on how to use individual commands ■ Displaying Command-List Help.
  • Page 80: Configuration Commands And The Context Configuration Modes

    For example, trying to list the help for the interface command while at the global configuration level produces this result: ProCurve# speed-duplex help Invalid input: speed-duplex Configuration Commands and the Context...
  • Page 81 Port or Trunk-Group Context . Includes port- or trunk-specific com­ mands that apply only to the selected port(s) or trunk group, plus the global configuration, Manager, and Operator commands. The prompt for this mode includes the identity of the selected port(s): ProCurve(config)# interface c3-c6 ProCurve(eth-C5-C8)# ProCurve(config)# interface trk1 ProCurve(eth-Trk1)#...
  • Page 82 Using the Command Line Interface (CLI) Using the CLI In the port context, the first block of commands in the “?” listing show the context-specific commands that will affect only ports C3-C6. The remaining commands in the listing are Manager, Operator, and context commands.
  • Page 83 VLAN ID of the selected VLAN. For example, if you had already configured a VLAN with an ID of 100 in the switch: ProCurve(config)# vlan 100 Command executed at configuration level to enter VLAN 100 context. ProCurve(vlan-100)# Resulting prompt showing VLAN 100 context.
  • Page 84: Cli Control And Editing

    Using the Command Line Interface (CLI) CLI Control and Editing CLI Control and Editing Keystrokes Function [Ctrl] [A] Jumps to the first character of the command line. or [<] Moves the cursor back one character. [Ctrl] [B] [Ctrl] [C] Terminates a task and displays the command prompt. [Ctrl] [D] Deletes the character at the cursor.
  • Page 85: Contents

    Using ProCurve Manager (PCM) or ProCurve Manager Plus (PCM+) ....... 5-5 Tasks for Your First ProCurve Web Browser Interface Session .
  • Page 86: Overview

    Command Prompt or changing the Web Agent Enabled parameter setting to No (page 7-4). For information on operating system, browser, and Java versions for the switches covered in this guide, go to the ProCurve Networking web site at www.procurve.com and: Click on: Technical support...
  • Page 87: General Features

    Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface General Features General Features The web browser interface includes these features: Switch Identity and Status: • General system data • Software version • Redundant Management Module software version • IP address • Status Overview •...
  • Page 88: Interface Session With The Switch

    Location or Address field instead of the IP address. Using DNS names typically improves browser performance. Contact your network adminis­ trator to enquire about DNS names associated with your ProCurve switch. Type the IP address (or DNS name) of the switch in the browser Location or Address (URL) field and press .
  • Page 89: Procurve Manager Plus (Pcm+)

    Using ProCurve Manager (PCM) or ProCurve Manager Plus (PCM+) ProCurve Manager and ProCurve Manager Plus are designed for installation on a network management workstation. For this reason, the system require­ ments are different from the system requirements for accessing the switch’s web browser interface from a non-management PC or workstation.
  • Page 90 Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Starting a Web Browser Interface Session with the Switch First time install alert Figure 5-1. Example of Status Overview Screen...
  • Page 91: Tasks For Your First Procurve Web Browser Interface Session

    Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Tasks for Your First ProCurve Web Browser Interface Session Tasks for Your First ProCurve Web Browser Interface Session The first time you access the web browser interface, there are three tasks you should perform: ■...
  • Page 92: In The Browser Interface

    Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Tasks for Your First ProCurve Web Browser Interface Session This window is the launching point for the basic configuration you need to perform to set web browser interface passwords for maintaining security and a fault detection policy, which determines the types of messages that the Alert Log displays.
  • Page 93 Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Tasks for Your First ProCurve Web Browser Interface Session Figure 5-3. The Device Passwords Window To set the passwords: 1. Access the Device Passwords screen by one of the following methods: • If the Alert Log includes a “First Time Install” event entry, double click on this event, then, in the resulting display, click on the secure access to the device link.
  • Page 94: Entering A User Name And Password

    Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Tasks for Your First ProCurve Web Browser Interface Session Entering a User Name and Password Figure 5-4. Example of the Password Prompt in the Web Browser Interface The manager and operator passwords are used to control access to all switch interfaces.
  • Page 95: Online Help For The Web Browser Interface

    Context-sensitive help is provided for the screen you are on. N o t e To access the online Help for the ProCurve web browser interface, you need either ProCurve Manager (version 1.5 or greater) installed on your network or an active connection to the World Wide Web. Otherwise, Online help for the web browser interface will not be available.
  • Page 96: Support/Mgmt Urls Feature

    Support tab. The default is the URL for the ProCurve Networking home page. – The URL of a PCM (ProCurve Network Manager) workstation or other server for the online Help files for this web browser interface. (The default setting accesses the switch’s browser-based Help on the ProCurve World Wide...
  • Page 97: Support Url

    As an alternative, you can replace the ProCurve URL with the URL for a local site used for logging reports on network performance or other support activ­...
  • Page 98: Using The Pcm Server For Switch Web Help

    Figure 5-7. How To Access Web Browser Interface Online Help Using the PCM Server for Switch Web Help For ProCurve devices that support the “Web Help” feature, you can use the PCM server to host the switch help files for devices that do not have HTTP access to the ProCurve Support Web site.
  • Page 99 Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Support/Mgmt URLs Feature 3. Add an entry, or edit the existing entry in the Discovery portion of the global properties (globalprops.prp) in PCM to redirect the switches to the help files on the PCM server. For example:...
  • Page 100: Status Reporting Features

    Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Status Reporting Features Status Reporting Features Browser elements covered in this section include: The Overview window (below) ■ ■ Port utilization and status (page 5-17) ■ The Alert log (page 5-20) The Status bar (page 5-22) ■...
  • Page 101: The Port Utilization And Status Displays

    Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Status Reporting Features Policy Management and Configuration. PCM can perform network-wide policy management and configuration of your switch. The Management Server URL field (page 5-13) shows the URL for the management station performing that function. For more information, refer to the documentation provided with the PCM software.
  • Page 102 Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Status Reporting Features % Error Pkts Rx: All error packets received by the port. (This indicator ■ is a reddish color on many systems.) Although errors received on a port are not propagated to the rest of the network, a consistently high number of errors on a specific port may indicate a problem on the device or network segment connected to the indicated port.
  • Page 103: Port Status

    Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Status Reporting Features Figure 5-11. Display of Numerical Values for the Bar Port Status Port Status Indicators Legend Figure 5-12. The Port Status Indicators and Legend The Port Status indicators show a symbol for each port that indicates the general status of the port.
  • Page 104: The Alert Log

    Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Status Reporting Features The Alert Log The web browser interface Alert Log, shown in the lower half of the screen, shows a list of network occurrences, or alerts, that were detected by the switch. Typical alerts are Broadcast Storm, indicating an excessive number of broadcasts received on a port, and Problem Cable, indicating a faulty cable.
  • Page 105: Alert Types And Detailed Views

    Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Status Reporting Features Alert Types and Detailed Views As of June, 2007, the web browser interface generates the following alert types: • Auto Partition • High collision or drop rate • Backup Transition • Loss of Link •...
  • Page 106: The Status Bar

    Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Status Reporting Features Figure 5-14. Example of Alert Log Detail View The Status Bar The Status Bar appears in the upper left corner of the web browser interface window. Figure 5-15 shows an expanded view of the status bar.
  • Page 107 Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Status Reporting Features The Status bar includes four objects: ■ Status Indicator. Indicates, by icon, the severity of the most critical alert in the current display of the Alert Log. This indicator can be one of four shapes and colors, as shown below.
  • Page 108: Setting Fault Detection Policy

    Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Status Reporting Features Setting Fault Detection Policy One of the powerful features in the web browser interface is the Fault Detection facility. For your switch, this feature controls the types of alerts reported to the Alert Log based on their level of severity.
  • Page 109 Never. Disables the Alert Log and transmission of alerts (traps) to the ■ management server (in cases where a network management tool such as ProCurve Manager is in use). Use this option when you don’t want to use the Alert Log. The Fault Detection Window also contains three Change Control Buttons: Apply Changes.
  • Page 110 Using the ProCurve Web Browser Interface Status Reporting Features 5-26...
  • Page 111: Contents

    Switch Memory and Configuration Contents Overview ........... . . 6-3 Configuration File Management .
  • Page 112 Switch Memory and Configuration Contents Changing or Overriding the Reboot Configuration Policy ..6-32 Managing Startup-Config Files in the Switch ....6-34 Renaming an Existing Startup-Config File .
  • Page 113: Configuration File Management

    Switch Memory and Configuration Overview Overview This chapter describes: ■ How switch memory manages configuration changes How the CLI implements configuration changes ■ ■ How the menu interface and web browser interface implement configu­ ration changes ■ How the switch provides software options through primary/secondary flash images How to use the switch’s primary and secondary flash options, including ■...
  • Page 114 This allows you to test the change without making it “permanent”. When you are satisfied that the change is satisfactory, you can make it permanent by executing the command. For example, write memory suppose you use the following command to disable port 5: ProCurve(config)# interface ethernet 5 disable...
  • Page 115 ProCurve(config)# write memory If you use the CLI to make a configuration change and then change from the CLI to the Menu interface without first using write memory to save the change to the startup-config file, then the switch prompts you to save the change.
  • Page 116: Using The Cli To Implement Configuration Changes

    Switch Memory and Configuration Using the CLI To Implement Configuration Changes Using the CLI To Implement Configuration Changes The CLI offers these capabilities: Access to the full set of switch configuration features ■ ■ The option of testing configuration changes before making them perma­ nent How To Use the CLI To View the Current Configuration Files.
  • Page 117 ProCurve(config)# interface e a5 speed-duplex auto-10 After you are satisfied that the link is operating properly, you can save the change to the switch’s permanent configuration (the startup-config file) by...
  • Page 118 For example: Disables port 1 in the running configuration, which causes port 1 to block all traffic. ProCurve(config)# interface e 1 disable ProCurve(config)# boot Device will be rebooted, do you want to continue [y/n]? y Press [Y] to continue the rebooting process.
  • Page 119 Syntax: erase startup-config For example: ProCurve(config)# erase startup-config Configuration will be deleted and device rebooted, continue [y/n]? Figure 6-3. Example of erase startup-config Command Press to replace the current configuration with the factory default config­...
  • Page 120: Configuration Changes

    Switch Memory and Configuration Using the Menu and Web Browser Interfaces To Implement Configuration Changes Using the Menu and Web Browser Interfaces To Implement Configuration Changes The menu and web browser interfaces offer these advantages: Quick, easy menu or window access to a subset of switch configuration ■...
  • Page 121: Rebooting From The Menu Interface

    Switch Memory and Configuration Using the Menu and Web Browser Interfaces To Implement Configuration Changes To save and implement the changes for all parameters in this screen, press the [Enter] key, then press [S] (for Save). To cancel all changes, press the [Enter] key, then press [C] (for Cancel) Figure 6-4.
  • Page 122 Switch Memory and Configuration Using the Menu and Web Browser Interfaces To Implement Configuration Changes Optional Reboot Switch Command Figure 6-5. The Reboot Switch Option in the Main Menu Rebooting To Activate Configuration Changes. Configuration changes for most parameters become effective as soon as you save them. However, you must reboot the switch in order to implement a change in the Maximum VLANs to support...
  • Page 123: Web: Implementing Configuration Changes

    Switch Memory and Configuration Using the Menu and Web Browser Interfaces To Implement Configuration Changes Asterisk indicates a configuration change that requires a reboot in order to take effect. Reminder to reboot the switch to activate configuration changes. Figure 6-6. Indication of a Configuration Change Requiring a Reboot Web: Implementing Configuration Changes You can use the web browser interface to simultaneously save and implement...
  • Page 124: Using Primary And Secondary Flash Image Options

    Switch Memory and Configuration Using Primary and Secondary Flash Image Options Using Primary and Secondary Flash Image Options The switches covered in this guide feature two flash memory locations for storing switch software image files: ■ Primary Flash: The default storage for a switch software image. ■...
  • Page 125 Switch Memory and Configuration Using Primary and Secondary Flash Image Options For example, if the switch is using a software version of K.12.XX stored in Primary flash, show version produces the following: ProCurve(config)# show version Image stamp: /su/code/build/info(s01) Dec 01 2006 10:50:26 K.12.