Solved

HP 2910AL-48G network switch, need to set IP remotely

Posted on 2012-03-15
5
694 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-28
I have a client site where I installed an HP 2910-48G AL network switch.  I installed this switch in a very hard to access physical location (due to previous construction and cabling limitations).  The switch has no special configuration on it at all (e.g., no special VLANS, no security setting, no special routng, no special priority of packets, etc).  I did NOT set an IP for this device while installing it (very stupid mistake on my part).  Flash forward, now I have a problem and a need to manage the switch.
Question, is there any software app that can discover an HP procurve switch on a LAN network (that has no current IP set), and allow me to set the IP?  Or is some default IP set that I might use to get access to it.  If none of these options exist, I will just use the console port to set the IP, but because of it's location, I would rather use another way if one exists.
0
Comment
Question by:clm000
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:ArneLovius
ID: 37729464
I'm fairly sure that the default configuration for the switch has VLAN 1 set as the management VLAN and that the logical interface is set for DHCP.

If however the switch was started up before the DHCP server, you might have to reboot the switch for it to get a DHCP address.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
clm000 earned 500 total points
ID: 37733521
Thanks but I've already checked DHCP, if I have to reboot, I'll just set the IP through the console port
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:clm000
ID: 37763838
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for clm000's comment #37733521

for the following reason:

No ohter solutions offered that were an acceptable answer to my question
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:ArneLovius
ID: 37763839
Sometimes, the only method is one that is not liked, this does not reduce the validity of teh answer...
0

Featured Post

Manage your data center from practically anywhere

The KN8164V features HD resolution of 1920 x 1200, FIPS 140-2 with level 1 security standards and virtual media transmissions at twice the speed. Built for reliability, the KN series provides local console and remote over IP access, ensuring 24/7 availability to all servers.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

As companies replace their old PBX phone systems with Unified IP Communications, many are finding out that legacy applications such as fax do not work well with VoIP. Fortunately, Cloud Faxing provides a cost-effective alternative that works over an…
Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

821 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question