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HP ProCurve 5400zl Installation And Getting Started Manual: Proactive Networking

Procurve 5400zl series switches.
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Proactive Networking

The 5400zl switches have built-in management capabilities that 
proactively help you manage your network including:
finding and helping you fix the most common network error conditions
(for example, faulty network cabling, and non-standard network 
informing you of the problem with clear, easy-to-understand messages
recommending network configuration changes to enhance the 
performance of your network
The following interfaces provide tests, indicators, and an event log that can
be used to monitor the switch and its network connections, and to help you
take advantage of these proactive networking features:
ProCurve Manager - an SNMP-based network management tool included
with your switch
A graphical web browser interface you can use to manage your switch
from a PC that is running a supported web browser, for example Microsoft
Internet Explorer or Netscape Communicator.
A full-featured easy-to-use console interface you can access by merely
connecting a standard terminal or PC running a terminal emulator to the
switch's console port. The cable to make that connection is provided with
your switch. The console interface is also accessible through a telnet
See the "Troubleshooting" chapter in the Management and Configuration
Guide for more information on using these software tools to diagnose and
manage your switch, which is on the ProCurve Web site. See
Proactive Networking
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