HP Procurve 2810 access

I have a HP Procurve 2810 that was setup by an outside consultant. He left no documentation. I do not know how to gain access to this switch to manage it. Can any one provide guidence on this?  
rbrindisiAsked:
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jburgaardConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Acording to same source page C-43 you must press
both clear and reset
to make a factory reset.

HTH
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razorwoodsCommented:
For most HP procurve products the password reset is:

To set a new password:

Connect to the device with a console (serial) cable and open up a terminal on your laptop / desktop such as hyperterm

While booting press and hold the Clear button (on the front of the switch) for a few seconds to clear all password protection

Select "Set Manager Password"

When prompted with Enter new password.

Type the new password (case sensitive)

re-type the password to confirm.
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Salman4u_kCommented:
There are three interfaces to access the switch CLI (command line interface) (Telnet the IP of Hp switch), web based(IP address of switch) and text based. CLI is similar to Cisco's switch CLI. Accessing these switches is either with the console port or by the IP address. The console port is the "first time" way to access the switch. It doesn't have an IP address with the factory default settings.
if you know the ip address of hp switch then you can access your switch with web interface, text base interface and by CLI base.
first type the ip address of hp switch into the browzer and it will ask for username and password which is set by an ouside consultant.
from this you can access your switch and change your current configurations.

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rbrindisiAuthor Commented:
My problem is I do not know the switches IP, username, or password. Am I screwed? :-)
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razorwoodsCommented:
If you need to reset the password and you're going to re-setup the switch anyway... just follow my steps.

Don't get sidetracked in the 20 different ways you can possibly connect to the switch.  Use the serial port and a console and just do it the straight forward way.  

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rbrindisiAuthor Commented:
Another problem, this switch is active. Without it we are out of business. I was told that there are at least 2 Vlans configured and I have no idea how it was done. I was hopping that I could somehow get into the switch (as is) and download the configuration file to a TFTP server.  

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razorwoodsCommented:
You have to be on the switch in enable mode to do that.  From memory the last time I had to do this the password reset didn't clear the configs.  I'm not going to put my rep on it... but I don't think it does.  I know this doesn't help a lot but in the end you may not have a choice but to try it if you want to access the switch.

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razorwoodsCommented:
Besides vlans are very easy to setup and a simple network trace of the cables would prob tell you quick what was on what vlan.

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jburgaardCommented:
Please look at page 4-4 in ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/networking/software/2810-MgmtCfg-July2007-59914732.pdf :
'Pressing the Clear button on the front of the switch removes password protection'
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rbrindisiAuthor Commented:

jburgaard

Just to be clear, pressing the clear button on the front panel will not delete the configuration.
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rbrindisiAuthor Commented:

jburgaard

Will the factory reset just reset the password or the configuration and the password?
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jburgaardCommented:
Factory reset wil reset both startup config and password
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rbrindisiAuthor Commented:
So sorry for the delay, unexpected business travel.

As it turns out, the switch had no Vlans. The clear and reset buttons worked great. Thanks for all your help.
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