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Generate SSL Certificate for Network Device (Switch/Appliance)

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Last Modified: 2015-08-04
Need some help figuring out what kind of certificate to generate for some HP Procurve switches.  In the past we've just generated a self-signed certificate and were able to manage them via a browser no problem.  Now most browsers dont like these kind of certificates.

We tried generating a cert but it requires a host and domain name.  coreswitch.domain.com  
We browse to these devices via https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  so the cert is valid but doesn't match the address we're browsing to and we get a certificate warning.  

Is there a way to base it off the IP address of the device?  Or do i need to create a dns entry for these devices?
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