HP vs. Cisco

Posted on 2011-04-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi and good evening.
I see 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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    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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    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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