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HP ProCurve 5400zl Installation And Getting Started Manual: 10. (optional) Connect A Console To The Switch; Terminal Configuration

Procurve 5400zl series switches.
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Installing the 5400zl Switches
Installation Procedures

10. (Optional) Connect a Console to the Switch

The 5400zl switches have a full-featured, easy to use console interface for
performing the following tasks:
The console can be accessed through these methods:
The 5400zl switches can simultaneously support one out-of-band console
session through the Console Port and one in-band TELNET session.
Terminal Configuration
To connect a console to the switch, configure the PC terminal emulator as a
VT-100 or DEC VT-100 (ANSI) terminal, or use a VT-100 terminal and configure
it to operate with these settings:
If you want to operate the console using a different configuration, ensure you
change the settings on both the terminal and on the switch. Change the switch
settings first, then change the terminal settings, and reestablish the console
session.
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Monitor switch and port status and observe network activity counters
Modify the switch's configuration
Read the event log and access diagnostic tools to help in troubleshooting
Download new software to the switch
Add passwords and other security features to control access to the switch
from the console, web browser interface, and network management
stations
Out-of-band: Connect a PC or VT-100 terminal, to be used as a console,
directly to the switch using the serial cable that comes with the 5400zl
switches. If the PC or terminal has a 25-pin serial connector, you can use
a readily available 9-pin to 25-pin serial cable, or attach a 9-to-25 pin
straight-through adapter to the PC end of the cable.
In-Band: Access the console using telnet from a PC or UNIX station on
the network, and a VT-100 terminal emulator. This method requires that
you first configure the switch with an IP address and subnet mask by using
either out-of-band console access or through DHCP/Bootp.
any baud rate from 2400 to 115200 (the switch automatically senses the
speed)
8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, and flow control set to None
for Windows Terminal program, also disable (uncheck) the "Use Function,
Arrow, and Ctrl Keys for Windows" option
for the Hilgrave HyperTerminal program, select the "Terminal keys"
option for the "Function, Arrow, and Ctrl keys act as" parameter

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