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Configure IP Address on Single Port HP Procurve 2848

Posted on 2014-01-17
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I need to configure a single port with a Static IP and Subnet - I can figure out how to change the speed etc of the port but can't find the commands to set an IP address.

HP Procurve 2848
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by:FocIS
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I don't think that switch allows assigning ip addresses directly to ports, but you would be able to assign ip addresses to VLANs, and then assign ports to the VLAN.

See chapter 8 here:  
http://ftp.hp.com/pub/networking/software/Mgmt-Oct2005-59906023-Chap08.pdf
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by:Miftaul
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HP ProCurve 2848 is a typical Layer2 switch with limited Layer 3 routing functionality. We can not assign Layer3 details on its ports because its not a Layer3 switch.

However we can set IP address in the VLAN interfaces.
config t
vlan 1
 ip address 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0
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by:antrimbc
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Would setting the IP address against the vlan allow similar routing functionality to if the switch was layer 3?
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Please elaborate what routing functionality we want here. Creating VLANs and let the different VLANs communicate. Or we want to route different VLAN traffic through a router, we need to know the router make in this scenario.

A Layer3 switch has mostly all functionality of a router except the NAT. You could assign an IP address to a switchport and connect that as a layer3 port to the router. But now as it is layer2, we need to configure the VLAN interfaces and connect it to the router as a trunk.
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by:Shoota
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I'll admit to not being an expert on HP switches, but if it's anything like a Cisco layer-2 switch, you'll need a router connected via a trunk on the switch in order to do inter-vlan routing.
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