HP switch install

Have a router from provider connected to a base netgear unmanaged gig switch that then feeds our firewall and rest of net. Need netgear to provide additional wan ports for needed devices. Want to replace the netgear unit with an HP 2530-8G.
Want to configure switch so I can get into it from lan (traffic monitoring), but since it will be on the feed end of firewall, giving it a local LAN address would not appear to work (connected switch off one port of the netgear with a LAN IP and no gateway, and as expected could not ping it)....would greatly appreciate any help available
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
So it's like this:


You could leave management on the default VLAN (1 usually) and create other VLAN's for the external traffic, this way it stays separate. Though I wouldn't really recommended it like this but it's probably the only solution.

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columbiaGAuthor Commented:
after thinking about this, not sure i want to provide a pathway around the firewall this way. Can always put the HP in place with a lan IP, but not connect it to the lan, then go in with my laptop, physically connect to switch, log into switch and see what is needed
Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Yeah, that's probably much better and sounds like what I would do as well ;-)
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