HP Procurve L3 Switching - IP Routing

Hi experts,
Need help with configuring my HP Procurve e3800 for routing. Here's some details:

Attached is a simplified network diagram of my environment. We have our data network separate from the voice network - totally separate switching and routing hardware and internet connection. Our VOIP system is Cisco BE6000 and Jabber is part of the deployment. For Jabber to work, I'm told it will need to access the AD/DNS server on the data side. The Cisco implementation tech will be configuring the Cisco 2911 router on the voice network to communicate with the HP e3800, which is a L3 switch and will act as the router, on the data side. My job will be to configure the HP to route traffic to/from the Cisco router. My switching skills are non-existent, but I do have the HP connected up via console and ready to type out the commands for configuration :P

I should also mention that we do not plan to have QOS or additional vlans configured on either networks. Data network switches will only have computers connected, and voice network will be phones only.

Thank you, experts.
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Michael ChisholmCommented:
I have this setup running currently.  all you need to do is open telnet or putty with the console pointed at the serial port.

log into the switch and type config
this will change the prompt to a config prompt
type show run and note if it have routing enabled
if routing is enabled type the folling
ip route ( change the ip address and the cider / to match your networks.)

Dont forget to point your server at this router in order for it to see the route or also add this same route to the router the server is pointed to, but make the next hope ( the last IP address in the command above )  is this switch in order for it to make it to the destination.

if you make a mistake use this command to remove the route

no ip route

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There's just one problem with route that Michael gave you.
If next hop address is from the same ip range as the network that route is pointing - that is directly connected interface and you don't need it.  IP route is only needed when network is not directly attached and points where you need to go to be able to reach that specific network. If network is directly attached route simply will be ignored.
So, missing part of information here (and, I guess, most important) is what is dashed line between networks, since it is inter networks communication that you need to achieve. :)
timberadminAuthor Commented:
Thank you both. So Predrag to answer your question real quick - the dotted line is an Ethernet connection between the HP Procurve and the Cisco 2911.

Michael - You'll see that I've attached 2 screenshots here. 1st one is to show that IP routing is enabled, and 2nd one shows my ip route command:

ip route is the voice network subnet. is the data network IP i'll assign to the Cisco 2911. Is this correct?

You'll see that after committing this command, I did a "show ip route" and I don't see it...

I must be missing something...
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Do you have active ports in that VLAN and you need to have VLAN interface assigned to that ip range (
Most likely that switch can't find next hop, since that specific IP range is not yet created, so route is rejected.
timberadminAuthor Commented:
Here's a dump of the config on the HP so far. The 10.151.175.x address is the data network (in my example I just used 192.168.0.x for simplicity). The switch is sitting on a desk with no devices connected other than the console port. I'm just configuring it.
It's OK. You will need to configure port on Cisco in the same IP range and point to that IP address as next hop address. For Cisco it is directly connected interface and all traffic for that IP address range will go directly through that port. That should be OK.
Michael ChisholmCommented:
OK, on the switch when adding the route make sure that when you hit return it just goes to the next prompt without  any response. If the switch has aresponse let me know what it says and we can go from there.

Just to make sure the config is right:

ip route "subnet of remote network"/"cider" "gateway or in your case the local ip address of the cisco router"

let me know with a show run when you have confirmed
timberadminAuthor Commented:
Thanks Michael and Predrag for all your help. My mistake was that a network cable wasn't plugged into the switch. As soon as I plugged in a laptop, the IP routing commands started to work...
Michael ChisholmCommented:
Glad to hear can you get data from one side to the other
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