HP vs. Cisco

Posted on 2011-04-29
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi and good evening.
I see ee.com has touched the issue, but I didn't find the answer I was looking for.
Here is the question:
"If I know how to work on a Cisco switch, know my way in IOS- what do I need to know to work on a HP switch"?
I will need to copy a configuration from one HP switch to another, and assign IP' addresses to different interfaces, and harden the switch with passwords. I know how to do this in Cisco IOS- but to be honest with you... I have never done that on a HP switch.
Are the commands for let's say..... assigning an IP address totally different? and is there any resourses I can reach out to online to find the info I need.
Thanx in advance
Question by:ao1974

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evil_hitman earned 100 total points
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Being a cisco guy who was dumped in to a HP switched environament aroun 10 months ago i can say it was very easy for me to adjust.
It is mostly intuitive.
A few differences i came across
Cisco, you can "wr" to save running config
HP you must "wr mem"

cisco switchport mode access/trunk and vlan allowed etc assigned on port
hp, port assigned on vlan. untagged = native vlan , tagged is equiv of allowed vlan on a trunk
there is no such thing as a "trunk" port as cisco knows it

int 1
switchport access vlan 10

vlan 10
untagged 1

Cisco etherchannel is known as trunk in HP

hope that helps

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EyeNoVoIP earned 100 total points
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Check this out.  This is a reference guide I use.  If you know the cisco command then this shows the equivalent HP commands.


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This is also very helpful to understand differences:
ProCurve / Cisco Interoperability Guide

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You will have no troubles, just note the terminology differences that the guys gave you above and dive in.  You'll do fine.  HP Procure is easier than cisco
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